The Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro were launched in March as Huawei’s latest flagship smartphones. The Huawei P20 Pro is the most expensive Huawei smartphone to date. Its high-end specification list includes the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chip system, 6GB of RAM paired with 128GB of storage, a 6-inch Full HD + (2244 × 1080) OLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.7: 9, triple Rear cameras 40MP (RGB) + 20MP (monochrome) + 8MP (telephoto), front camera 24MP and 4000mAh battery. The phone is shipped with EMUI 8.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. In this article, we’ll teach you how to root Huawei P20.
The P20 and P20 Pro work with the Kirin 970 SoC. This SoC also drives the Huawei Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, as well as the Honor View 10. In February, the recognised developer XDA topjohnwu released Magisk for the latest Huawei Project Treble devices, including the Honor View 10. The official installation method Magisk for Honor View 10 / Huawei Mate 10 / Huawei Mate 10 Pro requires obtaining a bootloader unlock code, unlocking the bootloader, patching the stock image of the RAM disk, pulling it with ADB and, then blinking it through fastboot.
TWRP has not yet been released for the Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro. Until now, it was not possible to root the P20 Pro because no boot image had yet been downloaded.
This now changes when the senior member of XDA, LastStandingDroid, has released a patched ramdisk image for the Huawei P20 Pro. This allows P20 Pro users (with device name: CLT-L29) to root their device and install Magisk.
The instructions to root Huawei P20
- Get the Huawei bootloader unlock code.
- Unlock the boot manager.
- Flash ramdisk with flash fastboot ramdisk CLT-L29-MAGISK.img, and restart.
It confirms that Magisk works, and also states that it will soon publish a patched boot image of the Huawei P20.