Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P8 Lite (Marshmallow)

The latest version of TWRP for Huawei P8 Lite is now available. You can download the recovery from below and flash it via fastboot. Below guide will explain how to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P8 Lite. Huawei P8 Lite received the Marshmallow update in many regions. The users who update your phone to Marshmallow then you can root Huawei P8 Lite on Marshmallow. TWRP recovery got updated with material designed to TWRP 3.0.0. That means you can install the latest TWRP 3.0.0 on Huawei P8 Lite. The new update of TWRP 3.0.0 has a whole new look, true terminal emulator, support Android 6.0 and now you can flash image files also. Follow this guide to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P8 Lite.

If you are a Huawei P8 Lite user, then you can root and Install TWRP Recovery On Huawei P8 Lite. And if you already install custom recovery on Huawei P8 Lite then you can flash the latest version of the TWRP recovery and Root P8 lite to Marshmallow by flashing updated SuperSu. So here is the step by step guide to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P8 Lite. Read the below note carefully before you Install TWRP 3.0.0 Recovery on Huawei P8 Lite. Also, check the benefits of rooting from below.

Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P8 Lite

Some benefits of Rooting –

  • You can install custom ROM and custom kernel on your device for faster and better performance.
  • Block Ads in apps with the help of ad blocker.
  • Increase performance and battery life by killing background process automatically.
  • You can use Titanium Backup to restore all of your apps and data.
  • You can uninstall bloatware (Pre-installed Apps)


  • You need to unlock bootloader of Huawei P8 Lite first. (Check how to unlock bootloader of Huawei P8 Lite)
  • Rooting will void your phone warranty, and you won’t claim it back.
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone.
  • It will erase all your personal data including data of internal storage, so we advise you first to take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.

Files required to Root and Install Custom Recovery on Huawei P8 Lite –

How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P8 Lite

Install TWRP on Huawei P8 Lite –

1) First enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock from setting>developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.

Usb debugging and OEM Unlocking

2) Now go to installation directory open ADB folder and open the command window thereby pressing and hold the ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in that folder.

cmd 6

3) Now connect your phone to PC and reboot the device into fastboot mode by typing

adb reboot bootloader

4) You are in Fastboot mode now to check your connection by entering below command in command prompt. It will return your device serial number means your device properly connected. Check your driver if the above command is not responding.

fastboot devices

How to root k3 note

5) Type the below command correctly in command prompt and then press enter. It starts flashing recovery on your phone.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

fastboot recoveery

6) With above command, you installed the custom recovery on Huawei P8 Lite.

Root Huawei P8 Lite on Marshmallow –

1) To Root Huawei P8 Lite, first, download the SuperSu zip file from above.

2) Now save the SuperSu zip file to your phone.

3) Boot your device into Recovery mode (TWRP) by pressing ‘Volume UP + Power‘ button.

4) In TWRP recovery navigate to Install Zip and select ‘’ to root Huawei P8 Lite.

5) Swipe to install SuperSu and reboot your device. That’s it, you root Huawei P8 Lite on Marshmallow and install custom recovery on Huawei P8 Lite successfully.

So this is the complete guide of how to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P8 Lite with easy steps. If you have any questions, then comment below.


Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and iOS, his favourite past time is playing video games.

37 Responses

  1. Fares says:

    phone stuck in the huawei sign !!! help plz

  2. Marios Doma says:

    my phone has stuck on huawei loading screen i have cleaned everything and still the same thing .. please help …

  3. Emanuel says:

    After “5) Type the below command correctly in command prompt and then press enter. It starts flashing recovery on your phone.

    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” …. i turn on phone pressing vol – + power and enters flash boot but nothing happens, only the and. logo and no action … any clues?


  4. ahmad says:

    its a long procedure to make it work but i got it and now my phone is ok but its not rooted m still trying to root it

  5. razzr294 says:

    I have problem, i does everything what you said and in the end phone dont going into twrp mode, when i restarting my phone and presing power+volume down phone restarting one more time;/



  7. Tomski says:

    Bootloop , please help :(

    • Diogo Machado says:

      Download the version of the android that you want in your phone, and paste it a micro SD card (needs at least 4GB to work) and insert it in the phone, then, with the phone powered off, you press the volume buttons (Up, and down) and the power button, at the same time for 10 seconds, then release the power button and keep holding the volume buttons until the EMUI logo appears and the phone starts installing the software.
      Hope it helps

  8. gian paolo says:

    Recovery (TWRP) mode on Huawei P8 Lite is Volume UP + Power, not Volume down + Power !!!!!!!

  9. zTubes says:

    i have a bootloop… i downloaded the firmware and want go to the emui logo but nothing happend.. he just go in TWRP Recovery …

  10. Jan says:

    I only have blackscreen when try to boot. After a few minutes it shows the huawei logo but dosn’t load further. Sorry for mistakes i’m german and my english is not so good.

  11. Alanas says:

    When i paste ,,fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” It says waiting for device Forever

  12. dinovic75 says:

    I did Clean Cache and Dalvik Cache after flashing the recovery and after flashing the SuperSU but phone stuck in the huawei sign. What should I do?

  13. Kate says:

    hiii please helpppppppp
    i followed all your steps but after reboot my phone stucks at huawei logo screen
    please helpppp me
    what should i do?

  14. linuxachy says:

    Dear fastboot says fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    writing recovery
    Failed remote size too large helppp!!

  15. When i type ,,fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” and hit enter cmd says “Error: cannot load “Recovery.img”

    • because Recovery.img is wrong filename maybe try to rename the twrp recovery to Recovery.img or did you put the .img on the root of installation directory those maybe help. ps.Sorry for bad english.

    • SupraLP says:

      i put the file in the C:\adb directory and put the file name in the command instead of recovery.img

  16. my phone doesnt start not in flash mod or recovery doesnt even start …

  17. fayaz says:

    my huawei p8 lite stuck in huwei sign plz help me

  18. yet i m not root my p8 lite…this comments help me to think back should i root my device????

  19. mohamed kmal says:

    target reported max download size of 471859
    sending ‘recovery’ (24468 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.609s]
    writing ‘recovery’…
    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 0.624s


    what should I do to solve this

  20. You can root this phone only with 2.62v super User, do not Use 2.63v it will create bootloop! Best Regards

  21. Frank says:

    I guess i am lost, can throw my phone away.
    I did all the steps recommended above and that works fine – no trouble so far and system loads.
    then i installed a custom firmware to improve to oreo – after flashing i am stucked in huawei sign. then i did all the steps on
    Step 5: Now, Press Volume UP, Volume Down and Power Button at the same time for 5-8 seconds until the update process is started automatically.
    THIS DOES NOT WORK – i don’t know why, also recovery mode doesn’t react to to the buttons, only TWRP works, but i don’t find any firmware or custom rom for MATE 8 LITE 2017….
    Can you help me please?

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