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How to install TWRP Recovery on Huawei Mate 8 L-29 [Guide]

Huawei-Mate-8-L-29 [1]These are the instructions to install TWRP Recovery on Huawei Mate 8 L-29 device so you can go on to root the device if you wish. Further, you can just keep the custom recovery and perform common tasks like taking a full backup with the NANDroid option.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY ON HUAWEI MATE 8 L-29

  1. Set up ADB on your computer that is running Windows so you can issue the ADB commands for installing the custom recovery.
  2. Download the TWRP Recovery package from this link [2] in the first post.
  3. Copy the TWRP Recovery to the same folder as your ADB.
  4. Connect the Huawei Mate 8 to the computer in fastboot mode.
  5. From within the folder where you have the ADB and TWRP, right-click and hold Shift at the same time where it’s showing the white background of the folder.
  6. Choose to open a new command window here from the menu.
  7. Type the first command to check that your fastboot is working and the device is connected: fastboot devices
  8. Type the second command: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  9. Type the last command: fastboot reboot

We suggest you boot the Mate 8 device directly to the custom recovery mode after you issue the ‘fastboot reboot’ command. The reasons is because the stock recovery can sometimes wipe the custom recovery if you don’t first time boot to your TWRP.