How to Install Huawei P20 Lite TWRP Custom Recovery

You can now install TWRP recovery on Huawei P20 Lite Android phone with EMUI 8.0. From the P20 lineup, P20 Lite presents itself as the entry level smartphone. It boasts a similar design to the P20 Pro but at fraction of the cost. Recently, an initial build of TWRP custom recovery has been released for it. As TWRP is the foundation for further mods, install it on the P20 Lite with the complete guide ahead. Also, through TWRP custom recovery on Huawei P20 Lite, you can use it to root your smartphone.

We recently covered an in-depth review of Huawei P20 Lite, the device seems to be quite promising. Further, as TWRP has been released, users can start to push the performance boundaries of P20 Lite. Right before we jump in to the details and actual steps, do make sure that you have an unlocked bootloader as the guide assumes that you have already done it. Find the complete steps on how to install TWRP 3.2.1 on Huawei P20 Lite given right ahead.

Huawei P20 Lite TWRP Recovery

Huawei P20 Lite TWRP Recovery:

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. TWRP 3.2.1 is the latest available till now and will hopefully also receive all the future updates that get released.

Most Android enthusiasts tend to install TWRP recovery and root their phones right away. 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 P20 Lite

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install TWRP 3.2.1 custom recovery on Huawei P20 Pro. If you are used to installing custom firmware through TWRP on Huawei devices, then this should not be any different for you. Flashing and installing a recovery on this phone is very similar to that.

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.

Disclaimer: All the tools mentioned ahead 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 😉

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 P20 Lite to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 3 – Download TWRP (twrp_p20_lite_0.1.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

Devoted writer, enjoys developing code. Appreciates excellent food, exceptional coffee and great company. He is also into sublime design and nicely built cars.

Articles: 573

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *