If you’re ready to try something new on your Huawei P20 Lite then you need to test a dedicated custom ROM which can provide an improved Android experience and better overall performance. And, if you’re also looking for a clean, stable and fast environment pre-loaded with everything that’s new on the Android software, then we might have exactly what you need for your smartphone. Thus, we will discuss about the latest Resurrection Remix release, the one that’s based on the Android 9.0 Pie firmware and which can be now successfully installed on the Huawei P20 Lite.
Resurrection Remix 7.0 for Huawei P20 Lite is maybe the best custom ROM that can be used on your phone. The software is powered by Android 9.0 Pie OS and has the perfect balance between a user friendly interface and dedicated options for tweaking purpose. The ROM is clean, bloatware-free and offers a pure-like Android feel. It’s extremely fast and fully stable meaning that you will be smoothly using the Pie firmware on a daily basis. Moreover, there are dedicated features installed and ported from popular other custom ROMs through which you can choose to bump speeds, upgrade battery life and improve the Huawei P20 Lite performance.
Huawei isn’t releasing the Resurrection Remix ROM. This is not an official update made available for your phone. The Android 9.0 Pie software is a free aftermarket distribution of stock Android OS but has nothing to do with your OEM or with Google – it is developed by those of xda-developers and we have to thanks them for this update opportunity. Bottom line, if you choose to resume the flashing steps from below you are going to lose your Huawei P20 Lite warranty – the warranty can be restored if you choose to reinstall the stock Android OS back to your handset.
Before being able to test the Resurrection Remix system you have to complete this update tutorial. And, before heading to the actual flashing steps you need to prepare a few things on your device. In that regard do note that your P20 Lite must run on an unlocked bootloader and that root privileges must be gained on your phone before you choose to do anything else.
The Android 9.0 Pie based custom ROM can be installed only from a custom recovery image – again, is not an official software so it cannot be received by air or by using Huawei’s flashing program. Thus, set up TWRP recovery on your P20 Lite before reviewing the other lines from this update tutorial – of course, you can use any custom recovery software you prefer.
You can replace the stock Android OS that runs on your device with an unofficial platform only if a clean install is performed and that means only one thing: a hard reset will be initiated during the update process. Unfortunately, if a backup isn’t first applied you will end up in losing the personal data saved on your Huawei P20 Lite. It’s mostly about stuffs like contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info and similar other packages that must be secured at this point. And on your phone you can already use cloud storage apps and you can choose to sync certain files with your Google Account; additionally you can choose to save files on external storage devices or even downloading dedicated backup and restore apps from Google Play.
Extending the recommendation from above, a Nandroid backup can also be a good idea considering that you’re about to set up an unofficial Android 9.0 Pie firmware on your Huawei P20 Lite. The Nandroid backup will save the current Android OS that runs on your phone meaning that you can anytime choose to go back to stock if the new Resurrection Remix isn’t running as you expected.
You need to download the update package on a computer. Also, you will have to download Google Apps as it must be installed separately on your phone – Google apps are not included in the Resurrection Remix package. Also, a connection between your phone and your computer will be required during the next steps.
On your P20 Lite enable the USB Debugging option. Do it from Developer Options, under Settings. For being able to reach Developer Options first go to About Phone and tap repeatedly on Built Number until you notice the ‘you are a developer’ prompt.
Charge your Huawei P20 Lite before installing the Android 9.0 Pie update. Plug in the charger if the power left is lower than 50% as otherwise your handset might get turned off right in the middle of the flashing procedure. Keep in mind that a sudden shut down might soft brick your Android device – software related issues might get caused, so be careful.
How to Manually Install Resurrection Remix based on Android 9.0 Pie custom ROM firmware on Huawei P20 Lite
- Download the Resurrection Remix update file for your Huawei P20 Lite from here. Save the Android 9.0 Pie update on desktop.
- Also download compatible Google Apps from here; save this file on desktop too.
- Wipe the internal storage system on your phone as a clean install is required – so, switch off your device and afterwards reboot recovery mode.
- In recovery select these options: ‘wipe data factory reset’, ‘wipe cache partition’ and ‘wipe dalvik cache’.
- When done, go back to recovery mode and choose to return to Android mode.
- Connect your smartphone with your computer; plug in the USB cable in that regard.
- From desktop copy-paste the downloaded files on your phone.
- Disconnect your devices in the end – the computer will no longer be used.
- Enter recovery mode again on your Huawei P20 Lite.
- Now tap on Install and select the Resurrection Remix update file. Also, swipe in order to initiate the Android 9.0 Pie update process.
- Repeat that step and install Google Apps on your device.
- Initiate one last reboot in the end and you are done.
Congratulations, you can now run and use the Android 9.0 Pie OS on your Huawei P20 Lite. Of course, test the new Resurrection Remix functionality, run the new apps and features and write down your observations. In the end share your thoughts with us and let other users know what you think about this update solution – get in touch with us quickly by using the comments field from below. More similar tutorials can be access from our ‘how to’ page. Enjoy.