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How to Root the Huawei P9 Plus running on Android Nougat

The root access, once gained, can be revoked only if you manually flash the stock Android OS on your device. So, if you managed to apply the new Nougat update on your Huawei P9 Plus you are probably now searching for a new root possibility – the previous unlock method won’t work on the new Android system. Well, in that respect I am here to help you out – during the following lines you can successfully learn how to root the Huawei P9 Plus model number VIE-ALL10 that runs on Android Nougat OS.

However, gaining root access on the new Android platform is possible only if TWRP recovery can be used – the root exploit will be therefore applied through the custom recovery environment. Thus, that can mean only one thing: before resuming the lines from this tutorial you must first learn how to install the Nougat-compatible TWRP recovery software on your Huawei P9 Plus; only after doing so return here and resume the rest of the steps from down below.

With root you will end the additional procedures that must be completed before you are able to completely tweak your Android smartphone. In fact, the root process will now successfully unlock the core Android system meaning that you will gain full control over your Huawei P9 Plus. And along with the TWRP recovery custom recovery image and with an unlocked bootloader you will then be able to take your phone to a higher level of performance.

Of course, a tweaking process, including the present root operation, is not supported by Huawei or by Google. In fact, you will expose your phone to several risks as if something goes wrong you can end up in soft bricking your P9 Plus. Unfortunately, if that happens you will be by yourself – the warranty of your device will be lost once the root process will be completed, so taking your handset back to service will imply in spending money. That’s why you should be precautious and learn how to manually troubleshoot the most common Android software related issues.

While the root process is running the internal storage system of your Huawei P9 Plus might get corrupted or certain data might even be wiped out. As you can tell, due to same reasons your data might be in danger. Therefore, try to avoid unpleasant situations by placing everything in safe hands – yes, complete a backup operation by: syncing your data with your own account, by managing Huawei’s built-in cloud storage services or by downloading already tested and trustful backup and restore software from Google Play.

During the classic backup operation remember to save what’s essential: market apps, images, videos, audio files, calendar info, saved passwords, contacts, call logs, texts, internet settings, EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data and so on. Also, as we are talking about backup procedures, consider in making a Nandroid backup operation – this is the only way in which you can save the current Android OS that runs on your Huawei P9 Plus; so, if something wrong happens during the root process you can go back to stock by using the very some Nandroid backup package.

Now, after completing the steps from this tutorial you will be able to install custom ROMs and MODs, to flash custom kernels, to remove bloatware and start-up programs, to add new features, apps and capabilities that can’t be downloaded from the default Android system, overclock or undervolt CPU frequencies and several other dedicated custom procedures that can customize, optimize and personalize your smartphone and its performance.

A computer is required as there you first have to download the root exploit. For making things work without problems on your phone you have to become a developer for being able to check the USB Debugging option – first, navigate towards “Menu -> Settings -> About phone” from where tap repeatedly on Built Number until the ‘you are a developer’ message is displayed. Finally, by accessing “Menu -> Settings -> Developer options” you will be able to check the USB Debugging field.

If your phone runs low on battery it might get switched off during the root operation. In that particular situation your device might also get soft bricked – various software problems can be caused within the Android core system. So, avoid such situations by plugging in the charger before doing anything else if the power left is currently lower than 50%.

The root exploit offered below is compatible only with the Huawei P9 Plus model number VIE-ALL10 and which runs on stock Android Nougat OS. Try not to mess things up.

How to Root the Huawei P9 Plus running on Android Nougat

  1. Download the root package from here and place this file on your computer – save it on desktop if that’s possible.
  2. Power on your device and then connect it with your computer; ensure the connection by using your phone’s USB cable.
  3. Select the downloaded root file from desktop and transfer it to your Huawei P9 Plus.
  4. When the copy-paste process is completed, remove the USB connection.
  5. Then, power off your smartphone – press and hold the Power key for a few seconds or press the Power button once and select “power off”.
  6. Next, you need to reboot recovery mode on your P9 Plus.
  7. Once recovery is displayed tap on Install and load the root exploit (if you aren’t using TWRP recovery, select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”).
  8. Swipe or follow on screen prompts and resume the flashing process.
  9. When done, go back to main menu of recovery and tap on Reboot.
  10. If a boot loop is issued return the main menu of recovery and choose to make a hard reset and to clear app data cache – select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.

Good job. Root access should be now ensured on your Huawei P9 Plus. Thus, the Android Nougat OS is now unlocked and prepared for further tweaking operations. Enjoy and stay close for other Android related tips and tricks.

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