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How to Root Huawei P20 and Install TWRP Recovery

Android users have been seen more often searching for tips and tutorial to unlock its hidden features but only few can get that. However, rooting for an Android device is something that users with little technical knowledge can avail root privilege on their device. Here I have listed down step by step guide to Root Huawei P20 and Install TWRP Recovery that enables the path to install the available custom ROM and other apps that requires root access.

How to Root Huawei P20 and Install TWRP Recovery

How to Root Huawei P20 and Install TWRP Recovery

Before we get into the guide, let’s recall what Huawei offers with the P20 smartphone. The handset was launched back in February 2018 powered by Octa Core HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC with whooping 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The smartphone comes up with a bigger 5.7-inch full HD display coupled with 16 MP rear and 8 MP front-facing camera. The device is backed up by decent 4000 mAh battery.


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How to Root Huawei P20 and Install TWRP Recovery

As mentioned in the title, this process Root Huawei P20 and Install TWRP Recovery. Make sure you have read the pre-requisites carefully before proceeding to the root process.


  • Make sure your device charged up to 70%.
  • Make sure your device bootloader is unlocked.
  • This tutorial is only for Huawei P20. Don’t try it on others devices.
  • Make sure to take a complete backup of your device.
  • Setup Minimal ADB and Fastboot.
  • Make sure you have installed proper drivers on your PC or Laptop for the Huawei P20.
  • Enable your device USB debugging and OEM unlock.
  • Open Settings> About device> Software info on your Huawei P20.
  • Now scroll to Build number and tap it 7 times.
  • After tapping the Build Number 7 times, you will see a message “You are now a developer!” or “Developer mode has been enabled”.

Things to Download

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Install ADB and Fastboot to root your Huawei P20

How to setup and install ADB and Fast Boot. Click Here

Huawei P20 Unlock Bootloader

How to unlock Huawei P20 Bootloader

Install Custom Recovery TWRP on to Huawei P20

  • Since you have already installed ADB and Fastboot plus also enabled USB Debugging; let us install the custom recovery TWRP on to your Huawei P20 device.
  • The TWRP file which you have downloaded; move it to the ADB and Fastboot folder on to your PC/ Laptop. Rename it to ‘recovery.img
  • In the ADB command window type ‘adb reboot bootloader’ This command will reboot your device into bootloader mode.
  • Once this is done type ‘fastboot flash recovery recovery.img’ That’s it TWRP recovery will be installed on to your Huawei Android device.
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Root & Install Custom Recovery on Huawei P20

How to root Huawei P20 via SuperSU

That’s it, you have successfully root Huawei P20 and install TWRP custom recovery.

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