How to Root Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00 and Install TWRP Recovery

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We have recently published the tutorial to root and install TWRP on Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Lite. If you are a owner of a Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00 smartphone, and also want to customize this smartphone, then you have visited the right page.

The Huawei P10 VTR-L29 is 5.5-inch device with 2K display, 2560×1440 pixels resolution and 540ppi pixel density. It is targetted to the photography enthusiasts, with the special photography lens and features. It is crafted using the first hyper diamond-cut finish, which makes it durable and colorful, and available in high gloss and sandblast. The camera of the P10 uses the precise 3D facial detection, dynamic illumination, and natural portrait enhancements to result as pictures of Leica style, with which the smartphone is engineered. Huawei calls it a ‘Pocket Studio’, thanks to the Leica front-camera, which captures the up to two times more light, to result as bright photos, even in day or night. The Leica Dual Camera (20 megapixels and 12 megapixels) features the two SUMMILUX-H lenses, with F1.8 aperture, and supports 4K video recording, optical image stabilization for superior low-light photography. It is powered with a 3750 mAh (TYP) battery. The device runs on a Kirin 960 Octa-core 2.4 GHz processor, and EMUI 5.1 on top of the Android 7.0 Nougat OS, which keeps the performance of the device at the peek. The smartphone also features the ‘HUAWEI Memory technology’ that allocates, recycles and compresses memory automatically, making the device running without any lag.

If you are an Android Enthusiast, and want to Root and Install TWRP recovery on your beloved, then you have landed on the right page. In the due course of the article, we will guiding you through the process to install TWRP and root Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00.

The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install latest TWRP for Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00. You can download TWRP Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is a official TWRP recovery and is only for Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00 (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00, do not try out this method on any other device.


If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00, then rooting and flashing the TWRP is the main concern. The Stock ROMs have often limited and unsupported features in the sense of Customization. When you have a rooted device and also flashed TWRP recovery, then you are free to install any Custom ROMs, Mods, Kernel, and Xposed etc., as well as many apps which requires root access to work properly.

Brief Details and Advantage of TWRP Recovery

TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open source, community development project. By flashing the TWRP, your device will be enabled to install any custom firmware, rooting your smartphone, mod zip files for customizations, Xposed Modules for customized features, one click root and unroot processes. Apart from that, it allows you to take Full Nandroid Backup and restore it later, one click image file flashing, remove bloatware, overclock and underclock. Using TWRP, one can easily clean Wipe, Cache and Data after flashing any image file to reflect the changes and rectify minor errors due to cache.

For installing the TWRP, your Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00 phone must have the Unlocked bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization.

Disclaimer: The covers although everything in a very neat and a processed manner so that our readers get exactly what they want, still there are meager chances of basic issues that may arise out of the listed steps here. Hence it is in sole interest of the user to follow the steps very cautiously so as to stay away from any mishappenings with your device.

Rooting and flashing the Custom ROM firmware, certainly without any doubt voids your devices warranty and in no way will be held responsible for warranty void or your bricked device.


Ensure to check your model number, which must be:

  • Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00

You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your phone , you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.

  • Phone Should be Charged

Your phone must be 70% charged atleast else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why to take risk, try to charge it fully.

  • Back Up

If you are either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your phone. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.

  • Enable USB Debugging

You must enable USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications and Developer options.

Downloads For Rooting  Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00

Download Universal ADB Drivers here (If your PC have already drivers installed then skip this)

Download platform-tools/ SDK Tools package from Android SDK on PC from here. (Android command line tools> SDK Tools package)

Download TWRP Recovery for Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00 from here.


Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.

Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP on Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00

Step 1: Assuming you have already downloaded the platform-tools from Android SDK (SDK Manager) platform-tools on your PC. The platform-tools contains the required adb and fastboot binaries.

Step 2: Make sure that the drivers are installed on your computer. Then, skip to the next step.

Note: If Developer Settings and USB Debugging settings are already enabled on your device, as suggested in Prerequisite section, then simply skip the Step 3 and Step 4, and follow Step 5 directly.

Step 3: Now, enable the developer settings on your Huawei P10 Plus Device. To achieve the same, just navigate to the Settings -> About and then find the ‘Build Number ‘, and then tap on ‘Build Number’ for 7 times, this will enable the developer settings on your device.

Step 4: If you have USB Debugging already, then skip this step. If you have not, then open the Developer Options and then enable USB debugging option.

Step 5: Now, open the command prompt in computer/ ADB Terminal, and simply type the command:

adb reboot bootloader

Step 6: Your device should have not entered into fastboot mode. Now copy the TWRP.img file downloaded in prerequisite section, to the same folder where adb and fastboot binaries are located. Rename the file to ‘twrp.img’ and then enter this command:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

and then run this command, type:

fastboot reboot

Step 7 (Important): Some devices might not replace the custom recovery automatically during the first boot. You can search Google for key combinations to enter your device into recovery mode. After running the ‘fastboot reboot’ command, press and hold the proper key combination to enter device into TWRP Mode. Once the device boots to TWRP mode, the TWRP will automatically patch the stock ROM, to prevent the chances of replacing TWRP with Stock Recovery.

After typing fastboot reboot, hold the key combo and boot to TWRP. Once TWRP is booted, TWRP will patch the stock ROM to prevent the stock ROM from replacing TWRP. If you don’t follow this step, you will have to repeat the install.

Procedure to Root Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00/ Install SuperSU

Make sure that you have downloaded SuperSU (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.

Step 1: Transfer the downloaded file to the internal storage / SD card of your Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00 smartphone.

Step 2: Now, just boot into the recovery. From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if in case process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.

Install TWRP 3;0

Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of SuperSU has been started and will take few seconds to complete.

Congratulations, now you have rooted Huawei P10 Plus VKY-AL00 and also flashed the TWRP. Now, you can install Xposed Framework, and customize your smartphone as per your preference. If you wish to verify, you may download and check the Root Status through Root Checker app.