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How to Root your Huawei P9 Plus running Android Nougat

If you recently applied the new Android Nougat update on your Huawei P9 Plus and you want to gain the root access on your device, you will learn on how you can successfully root the P9 Plus, VIE-ALL10 model number running on the Nougat OS.

Gaining root access on the new Android firmware is possible only if you have previously installed the TWRP recovery on your device. This means that you must first learn how to install the TWRP recovery software compatible with Android Nougat on your Huawei P9 Plus; only after you flash the custom recovery image you can return to this guide and follow the steps from down below.

The installation of TWRP recovery custom recovery along with the root process will unlock the core Android system and you will gain a full control over your P9 Plus smartphone so that you will be able to take your device to the desired level of performance.

After rooting, your device will be able to optimize and personalize your smartphone, to flash custom ROMs and MODs, to install custom kernels, to remove start-up programs and bloatware, to add new features and capabilities. Also, you can download apps that cannot be downloaded from the default Android environment, overclock or undervolt CPU frequencies and more other dedicated custom procedures.

You should know that the tweaking process, including the root operation, are not official operations supported by Huawei nor by Google. Unfortunately, your smartphone will be exposed to several risks and even might get corrupted or certain data may be wiped out if something goes wrong and you may end up in bricking your Huawei P9 Plus.

Also, the warranty of your device will be lost in the tweaking processes so, you should be precautios and be aware of what you are doing to your device. Therefore, read carefully all steps that need to be applied and try to avoid unpleasant situations by completing a backup of your entire device’s data. Data backup can be taken by syncing your data with your account, by managing a built-in cloud storage services or by downloading backup and restore software from Google Play Store.

During the backup operation remember to save the apps, images, audio files, videos, saved passwords, calendar info, contacts, internet settings, IMEI / NVRAM data, EFS folder, and so on. Before starting to make sure that the following pre-requites are met:

  • You have nearby a computer where you have to download the root exploit.
  • Enable the Developer Options from Settings -> About phone and tap repeatedly on the Build Number until you see the “you are a developer’’ message, then check the USB Debugging option
  • Charge your Huawei P9 Plus device to avoid the switch off during the rooting process.
  • The root exploit from below is compatible only with the Huawei P9 Plus devices, VIE-ALL10 model number running on stock Android Nougat OS.
  • The most important aspect is that you should be an advanced user accustomed to this type of procedures, because we cannot be blamed if something goes wrong during this operations nor if you lose data in the process, so be careful what you are doing.

How to Root the Huawei P9 Plus running Android Nougat OS with SuperSu

1. Download from this link the root package and place it on your desktop’s computer.

2. Turn on your Huawei P9 Plus device and connect it to your computer using the USB cable.

3. Select the above-downloaded root file and transfer it to your device.

4. Disconnect the device from the computer.

5. Power off your phone and reboot it in Recovery Mode.

6. Once in recovery tap on Install and load the root exploit.

7. Follow the prompts displayed on the screen and resume the flashing process.

8. When done, turn back to the main menu of recovery and select Reboot.

9. If a boot loop is issued go back to the main menu of recovery and make a hard reset and clear app data cache by selecting ‘wipe data Factory Reset’, ‘wipe Cache partition’ and ‘wipe Dalvik cache’.

10. Root access should be now provided on your Huawei P9 Plus.


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