How to Root Huawei P20 Pro (3 Methods)

How to Root Huawei P20 Pro

The Huawei P20 Pro is an excellent phone. It goes above and beyond last year’s P10. Borrowing premium features from the mate series like a large AMOLED screen, full water resistance, and stereo speakers.

Photos are where it really shines, the 40 megapixel label is a bit misleading but at 10 megapixels the P20 pro does well in good light and it’s unmatched in zoom and low-light capabilities, of course it’s not perfect. Overall, this is a a well-balanced flagship phone.

Above are the few intro features of Huawei, now let’s move towards our goal. Our goal is to learn everything about how to root Huawei P20 Pro

ADVANTAGES OF ROOTINGDISADVANTAGES OF ROOTING
Run special apps.

Removing pre-installed apps.

Freeing up memory.

Increased Performance.

Can Install Custom ROMs.

Extend Phone Life.
Risk of “bricking” a phone.

Breaks the phone contract.

Your phone can get Viruses.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE ROOTING MY HUAWEI P20 PRO?

Before rooting your Huawei P20 Pro, I just want to warn you that, By doing this you will loose the warranty and if you don’t read the steps and do something wrong can brick your device. That won’t happen if you follow our step by step guide carefully.

Also, before beginning we would highly recommend you to backup entire device, just to be safe. You can actually keep the data of your Huawei P20 Pro on your laptop. Your Huawei P20 Pro battery should be minimum 70%, just check it before rooting.


METHOD 1: ROOT HUAWEI P20 PRO – TWRP RECOVERY

Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is an open-source software custom recovery image for Android-based devices. It provides a touchscreen-enabled interface that allows users to install third-party firmware and back up the current system, functions often unsupported by stock recovery images. It is, therefore, often installed when rooting Android devices, although it isn’t dependent on a device being rooted to be installed.

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STEPS TO INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY ON HUAWEI P20 PRO:

Pre-Requisite to install TWRP Recovery:

Follow the instructions given down below to install TWRP on your phone:

Step 1: Rename the TWRP to twrp.img

Step 2: First of all, Download and install or extract the Android SDK or Minimal ADB Folder

Step 3: Now Go to C:\adb on the PC where Android SDK folder is found

Step 4: Now open the command window (CMD) on the same adb folder by holding the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder.

Step 5: Select the ‘Open PowerShell window here’ or Command Window option.

Step 6: Turn off your phone completely

Step 7: Once you completely shut down, now connect the device to the PC while holding the Volume Down key.

Step 8: It will boot into fastboot, Now enter the following command to install TWRP recovery on Huawei P20:

fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk twrp_p20_0.1.img

Step 9: To install TWRP recovery on Huawei P20 Pro, use the following:

fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk twrp.img

Step 10: Once you are done, you can reboot your phone using the following command:

fastboot reboot

That’s it! You have installed TWRP Successfully!

STEPS TO ROOT HUAWEI P20 PRO:

Step 1: Download SuperSu.zip from here.

Step 2: Boot Your Huawei P20 in TWRP Recovery Mode.

Step 3: Tap on Install button, and select the SuperSU.zip file that you have copied.

Step 4: Now Click on Confirm Flash.

Step 5: Just click on the Reboot Huawei P20 Pro. And You have successfully rooted the Huawei P20 Pro.


METHOD 2: ROOT HUAWEI P20 PRO – KINGOROOT

ROOT HUAWEI P20 PRO WITHOUT CONNECTING TO PC:

Step 1: Free download KingoRoot.apk on your Android.

Step 2: Install and launch KingoRoot.

Step 3: Press “One Click Root” on the main interface.

Step 4: Wait a few seconds until the result appear.

Step 5: Try a few more times for different rooting methods if failed.

Step 6: If still failed, refer to KingoRoot Android PC Version, which has a higher success rate.

ROOT HUAWEI P20 PRO WITH PC:

Step 1: Free download and install KingoRoot Android (PC Version).

Step 2: Double click the desktop icon of Kingo Android Root and launch it.

Step 3: Plug your Android device into your computer via USB cable.

Step 4: Enable USB Debugging mode on your Android device.

Step 5: Read notifications carefully before rooting your device.

Step 6: Click “ROOT” to root your device.

Step 7: Root succeeded.


METHOD 3: ROOT HUAWEI P20 PRO – ONE CLICK ROOT

Step 1: Download and install device drivers and One Click Root from here.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging on your device.(Go to Settings -> Developers Option -> Tick USB Debugging Option) (In case you does not find Developer options on your device, then go to Settings -> About -> Tap on build number many times. A popup will show that you are now a developer.)

Step 3: Connect your device to your computer.

Step 4: Open “One Click Root”.

Step 5: Click on Root Now.

Step 6: Wait for few seconds till our device gets rooted.

Step 7: You will find an app named SuperSu in the app drawer.


HOW TO UNROOT HUAWEI P20 PRO?

Step 1: Download SuperSU from the Google Play Store. If SuperSu is already Installed then ignore this step.

Step 2: Open the SuperSU application, head to settings and press on Full Unroot.

Step 3: Restart your Android device and uninstall SuperSU.

Step 4: Your Huawei P20 Pro will no longer be rooted.

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