How to install the TWRP recovery on Honor 9 Lite | Guide

Honor 9 Lite

The days in which you can directly request the code to unlock the smartphone of the Chinese giant (including the Honor brand) they are about to end. There is a better opportunity to unlock your bootloader Honor 9 Lite and install the recovery TWRP to do some modding? Here is our guide!

The use of a custom recovery like TWRP, we remember, allows the full backup of the operating system and the flash of zip packages not signed by the manufacturer, as against (eg SuperSU or Magisk to get root) or custom ROM. The unofficial TWRP we will use in this guide however it is not compatible with custom ROMs based on Android 8.1, but exclusively with the EMUI 8.x.

Honor 9 Lite

How to install the TWRP recovery on Honor 9 Lite | Guide

IMPORTANT: The procedure described in this guide presents complex operations that, if performed incorrectly, could damage your device. It is recommended to run only by users who have gained a good experience in modding. The staff of will not be held responsible for any damage to the device.


Before starting

First we will have to enable the "developer options":

  • Go to settings → About phone ⇒ Plug to "build number" 7 times to enable the "developer options"
  • Go to settings → Developer options → select USB debugging


  1. Install, if not already present PC, adb and fastboot;
  2. Download the twrp * .img file and rename it to recovery.img;
  3. Open a command prompt (start and "CMD") and go to the directory where the TWRP was placed
  4. launch the following commands:
    adb devices

    if this command does not return anything is good to verify that the drivers are installed correctly, otherwise proceed with

    adb reboot bootloader

    to restart in fastboot mode;

  5. Install the recovery with
    fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk twrp.img
  6. Finally, restart the phone with the command
    fastboot reboot

Caution: immediately after having given the command it is necessary to remove the USB cable and keep the volume up key pressed to go into recovery, otherwise the TWRP will be overwritten the first time the phone is booted.

forum logoYou can find the complete guide also on our forum (section Honor 9 Lite), where our staff is always available in case of need or doubts. We also invite you to participate in the discussion and stay tuned for any updates on the procedure.

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