Root Huawei P9 on Android 6.0 / Android 7.0 with EMUI 4.1

This guide will teach you how to root Huawei P9 on EMUI 4.1 running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware. The phones comes with Marshmallow (and with Emotion UI 4.1) out of the box, but a Nougat software update is already now available. To root this phone, we will be using SuperSU as this is the most popular root management app available. And it is much more efficient and compatible with almost every Android device out there. Rooting your phone will allow you to gain full system access and be able to make any system-level changes you want with admin privileges. If this is your first time, read benefits of rooting your phone.

For this tutorial, you will need to have TWRP Recovery installed on your phone. As you continue reading, our guide will explain how you can root Huawei P9 with EMUI 4.1 (Android Marshmallow / Nougat). After rooting Huawei P9, you will be able to install system mods, change how the signal bar or battery indicator looks like and install custom themes. Please make sure you backup your data before proceeding with the tutorial, to make sure you do not lose anything.

Root Huawei P9


Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmware, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Root Huawei P9 – SuperSU Root Package Details:

SuperSU is one of our favourite rooting packages as it comes with all the binaries needed to gain root access on your different Android phones. Not just this, the SuperSU app is much more robust and comes with better features than the previously popular SuperUser app.

Please note, this tutorial to root Huawei P9 requires you to have an unlocked bootloader and TWRP custom recovery installed on your Huawei P9 in order to be able to root your phone. If you do not have the custom recovery installed, we have a link to the tutorial given below.

Related Posts to Huawei P9:

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Huawei P9, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Huawei P9 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for properly. If not, you can download the latest Huawei official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Huawei P9 USB drivers!

All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and root Huawei P9 running either Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat.

How to Root Huawei P9 with SuperSU on Official Firmware

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Huawei P9 with SuperSU. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

To Remember:

  • This root method tutorial is only for Huawei P9. Please don’t try this on any other phone.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • This will void your warranty.
  • Bootloader should be unlocked.

If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

NOTE: You need to have a custom recovery installed on your device i.e. TWRP before proceeding below. Installation tutorial: How to Install TWRP 3.1.0 on Huawei P9.

Step 1 – Download SuperSU Root ( to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your P9 to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded file to your internal storage. Make sure the file is in the internal storage root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode (TWRP Recovery). Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Phone.


NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released.

Step 6 – Once you are in TWRP Recovery, tap on the ‘Install’ button from the list, choose the ZIP file that you copied to your phone memory in Step 3.


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Uzair Khalid
Uzair has been very tech savy and an enthusiast since childhood. An Android geek, a passionate writer for all things technology and a Computer Science graduate.
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  1. Hi,this phone is as it is so good,its no need to root or to flash it;it has 7.1.1 and all is running great!;;;;BEST WISHES

  2. I copy/paste the downloaded file to my internal storage, but in the recovery mode at step 6, I still can’t find the zip file. Can you please help me?

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