How to Install TWRP on Honor 9 Lite Custom Recovery

With this article you can install TWRP 3.2.1 custom recovery on the new Huawei Honor 9 Lite smartphone. The company this year followed up its popular Honor lineup with the new Honor 9 Lite. This new smartphone comes with amazing hardware such as a dual lens camera on the back. However, as it runs Android, enthusiasts and power users would be looking to get more out of this smartphone. Now, in order to do so, TWRP custom recovery is required as it acts as a gateway to all further mods such as root. Gladly, there has been a release of an unofficial TWRP 3.2.1 custom recovery for the Honor 9 Lite which you can install with the steps ahead.

TWRP 3.2.1 custom recovery comes with a touch friendly UI which means, in order to navigate, you wont have to use the hardware buttons. Further, this iteration of TWRP works well with Android Oreo mods. After you are done installing TWRP, you can access it just like you would access the stock recovery mode. Also, do note that Huawei Honor 9 Lite requires an unlocked bootloader before installing/flashing any custom packages or system mods such as this TWRP recovery. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Huawei Honor 9 Lite TWRP 3.2.1 Recovery

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below 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 😉

TWRP 3.2.1 Recovery for Huawei Honor 9 Lite:

TWRP Recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs, advanced options like formatting the system partition, making backups etc. The entire tutorial has been given on the next page for those who want to install this custom recovery on their phones. The newer versions of TWRP such as TWRP 3.2.1 come with a touch-responsive UI which means unlike traditional recovery partitions, you can actually choose the options by tapping on them.

Applications of TWRP 3.2.1 Custom Recovery:

Most enthusiasts tend to install root right after they finish installing TWRP 3.2.1 custom recovery. Also, there are other numerous uses of a custom recovery like TWRP and some of them we have listed ahead:

If you are planning to root your phone in the future, you might be interested in reading the benefits of rooting your phone.

HOW TO: Install TWRP 3.2.1 Recovery on Huawei Honor 9 Lite

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install TWRP 3.2 custom recovery on Huawei Honor 9 Lite. If you are used to installing custom firmware through TWRP on Huawei devices, then this should not be any different for you.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.


  • Make sure the bootloader of your phone is unlocked.
  • Enable Developer Options by going to Settings > About Phone and tapping on build number multiple times.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode on your phone. [How to Enable USB Debugging]
  • Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable ‘OEM Unlocking’.
  • Backup all the data as installing a custom recovery might delete all of your data.
  • Charge your phone up to 50% first and make sure your phone does not shut down during the procedure or it might damage your phone.
  • Correct USB Drivers should be installed on your computer.

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

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install. Also, set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. Tutorial given here: How to Set up ADB and Fastboot on Windows.


Step 1 – Download ADB / Fastboot – Android SDK Platform Tools separate package and install on your computer. Download from the following links depending on your OS and extract it anywhere in your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Huawei Honor 9 Lite to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 3 – Download TWRP (honor-9-lite-twrp3.2.1.img) and save it into the same directory as the extracted Fastboot / ADB package files.

Step 4 – Navigate to the same directory now as where you have Fastboot (i.e. Step 1) and on Windows: Open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt). For Mac OS X and Linux, use Terminal to navigate to this directory.

Step 5 – Type in the following command and press Enter.

 adb reboot bootloader

Step 6 – Wait for your phone to boot into Bootloader Mode. You can also enter Bootloader Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Power key.

Taimur Akmal
Taimur Akmal

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