The official build of TWRP recovery is available for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. The custom recovery image can be therefore downloaded from Google Play and flashed by using the stock recovery image – only if root is ensured on your smartphone, as otherwise you will have to use fastboot commands. Anyway, what you should learn for now is that you can successfully install the official release of TWRP recovery on your own Mate 10 Pro.
But, what does this mean? Well, mainly only one thing: you are one step close from tweaking your device. Yes, that’s right, once this guide is completed (as I am going to show you how to flash TWRP recovery on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro) you can easily access the internal system of your phone – a custom recovery image is there to ensure a virtual path between you and your phone’s Android core system. So, once this path is ensured you can then choose to customize, optimize, personalize and tweak your Mate 10 Pro.
And that’s possible because TWRP recovery is not running with default or stock restrictions – that happens when the stock recovery image is used (in that case, when using the stock recovery platform, you can only perform official procedures such as making a hard reset, clearing app data cache, or flashing OTAs). Now, once TWRP recovery is installed you can choose from endless tweaking possibilities; for example, you can flash root exploits, you can install custom MODs and kernels, you can flash custom ROMs (like Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Android), remove bloatware, add apps from Google Play or from other sources, overclock or undervolt CPU frequencies, make Nandroid backups and so on.
The official build of TWRP recovery will ensure a smooth custom recovery experience on your Huawei Mate 10 Pro. This particular custom recovery image is based on CWM recovery, comes with a touch based interface and offers features that can be easily handled even by newbies. Moreover, the built-in settings will guide you through different tweaks, just like the ones mentioned above.
Anyway, TWRP recovery remains a custom software that’s developed by third-party devs. Shortly, this custom recovery image is not offered by your OEM so you cannot associate with tutorial with Huawei or with Google. Thus, the warranty of your device might get lost while you choose to resume the guidelines explained below. So, be careful and try not to mess things up – the warranty can be restored if you choose to reinstall the stock Android firmware on your Mate 10 Pro.
I recommend a backup at this point. In rare situations your personal files might get corrupted or erased from your phone during the custom recovery flashing process. Therefore, in order to avoid unpleasant situations, you should first secure your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info and similar other files. Such backup can be applied in different ways: by syncing files with your Google Account, by using dedicated backup and restore apps available on Google Play, or by using cloud storage platforms that are already running on your Mate 10 Pro.
As for the actual flashing process, as already outlined, if your Huawei Mate 10 Pro is rooted, your job is easy: all you have to do is to download TWRP recovery from Google Play and flash it on your phone. If root isn’t there, then you will have to use a computer. On that computer your phone’s drivers must be installed and the Android SDK toolkit set up – learn how to install Android SDK on Windows by using this guide, or learn how to set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux by using this tutorial instead.
On your Huawei Mate 10 Pro you need to enable Developer Options. This field can be turned on from About Phone: from there you have to tap repeatedly on Built Number, for about 7 or 10 times, until you receive the ‘you are a developer’ message. Afterwards, from Settings – > Developer Options you have to check the USB Debugging feature.
One last thing: a good idea is to verify how much power is still left on your Huawei Mate 10 Pro. If there the power left is lower than 50% you have to plug in the charger before starting anything else. In case you decide to skip the charging operation you need to know that you can end up in soft bricking your handset – that can happen if your phone will get turned off in the middle of the TWRP recovery installation process.
How to Install Official TWRP recovery on Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Download the TWRP recovery package on your computer.
- First, save this package on desktop.
- Right-click on the downloaded file and rename it into ‘recovery.img’.
- Then, transfer this package inside the Android SDK folder.
- From that path (from where you save the custom recovery file) open a command prompt window: press and hold the Shift keyboard key and right click on any blank space; then choose ‘open command prompt window here’.
- Switch off your Huawei Mate 10 Pro and afterwards reboot it into fastboot / bootloader mode.
- Finally, connect your device with your computer, with the help of the USB cable.
- In the cmd window type ‘fastboot devices’ – your handset should be recognized by your computer at this point.
- If everything works as expected, in cmd type ‘fastboot flash recovery recovery.img’ and press Enter.
- Now, TWRP recovery will be automatically installed on your Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
- When that’s done, close the cmd window, remove the USB cord and reboot your smartphone.
There you have it; if during the last reboot you will experience a boot loop you should make a hard reset from recovery mode (by the way, you can learn how to access TWRP recovery on your Huawei Mate 10 Pro by using our dedicated tutorial from here).
Don’t forget to share your flashing experience with us and with the other users who are thinking in using this step by step guide. Also, tell us what tweaks are you going to apply from TWRP recovery and stay close for further customizations and other Android related tips and tricks – you can easily get in touch with us by using the comments field from down below. Enjoy.