Root Huawei P10 on EMUI 5.1 Android 7.0 Nougat – Complete Guide

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In this guide, you’ll be able to root Huawei P10 on the official Android 7.0 firmware. Huawei P10 runs on the new Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1. To root this phone, we will be using SuperSU as that is the most efficient way to root this device easily. 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 P10 with EMUI 5.1 (Android Nougat). After rooting Huawei P10, you will be able to install system mods, change how the signal bar or battery indicator looks like and install custom themes. If you do not know what root apps to install later, read our list of the essential root apps available. Please make sure you backup your data before proceeding with the tutorial, to make sure you do not lose anything.

Root Huawei P10 on EMUI 5.1

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) 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 P10 – 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 P10 requires you to have an unlocked bootloader and TWRP custom recovery installed on your Huawei P10 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.

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There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Huawei P10, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Huawei P10 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 P10 USB drivers!

All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and root Huawei P10 running either Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat.

How to Root Huawei P10 with SuperSU

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Huawei P10 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 P10. 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 P10.

Step 1 – Download SuperSU Root (SuperSU-v2.82.zip) to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your P10 to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded superuser-r275.zip 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.

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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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  • Mika

    Hi,
    I followed all the tutorials on this website and managed to get to the point, where SuperSU has to be installed. I tried your recommended Version 2.75 of SU, but it doesn’t install at all. Neither does v. 2.76. With v. 2.78 and 2.79 I get the message (screenshot), that TWRP can’t find a boot image and aborts the installation.
    I have a Huawei P10, maybe branded by german Telekom. The bootloader is unlocked and TWRP 3.1.0 installed.
    Do you have any advice?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8d08c343e3e1ef2ceed7aab9a5fa30c54073c0c280e71b6834ac2fa8a31e5d55.jpg

    • Max

      Same problem. Mika, do you solved the problem? I need help :/

      • Mika

        Yes, I did. Just use the files and follow the steps provided by xda developers’ forums about rooting P10.

    • John Van Dam

      hi Mika. I have a question about the twrp installation. How did u install it ? …..

      • Mika

        Check out the Huawei P10 section at XDA Developers. There you will find all the files and instructions you need.