In this tutorial, you will see how to start in Fastboot Mode and Recovery Mode Honor 9 Lite. You will find several methods to help you start your Honor device using the combination of physical buttons and ADB commands.

Huawei Honor 9 Lite dominates the smartphone market at affordable prices with its specifications, designs and software, all combined. While everything about the device is great, a user might choose to move away from the standard EMUI software, looking for more features and customizations. This could easily be done by installing a custom ROM or rooting the device.

In this tutorial we will see how to start Honor 9 Lite in Fastboot Mode and Recovery Mode. The following steps illustrate two different methods for fast reboot mode and recovery mode. For method 2 in each case, you must first enable USB debugging, install the Android SDK tools, and establish an ADB connection between Honor 9 Lite and the PC.

How to start Honor 9 Lite in Fastboot Mode and Recovery Mode

The startup in Fastboot Mode Honor 9 Lite becomes necessary during certain processes such as unlocking the bootloader, restoring firmware, etc. The startup process is rather simple and can be performed using two different methods. You can choose what looks best for your situation.

Method 1: use of physical buttons

  1. Turn off the phone completely.
  2. Hold the Volume Down button on your Honor 9 Lite.
  3. Keeping the button pressed, connect the phone to the PC using the USB cable.
  4. Release the button when you see a white screen with a small Android robot.
  5. You managed to start the fastboot mode on Honor 9 Lite.

Method 2: using ADB

  1. First, make sure that USB debugging is enabled on your phone.
  2. Secondly, connect Honor 9 Lite to the PC using the USB cable.
  3. Go to the folder where ADB / Fastboot is present.
  4. Hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard and right-click in an empty space.
  5. Select “Open the PowerShell window here”.
  6. Confirm that the phone has been detected correctly using:
    adb devices
  7. Accept any request on the device screen.
  8. Finally, start Honor 9 Lite Fastboot Mode using:
    adb reboot bootloader
  9. The phone should reboot and access the Fast / Fastboot mode.

How to start Honor 9 Lite in Recovery Mode?

Method 1: using the physical buttons

  1. Press and hold the power button for a few seconds.
  2. Tap on “Turn Off” and then on “Tap to turn off”.
  3. Make sure the phone is completely switched off.
  4. Finally, press and hold the Volume up and Power buttons simultaneously to start Honor 9 Lite recovery mode.
  5. Release the buttons as soon as the Honor logo appears.
  6. The Honor 9 Lite should now enter recovery/recovery mode.

Method 2: using ADB

  1. Make sure that USB debugging is enabled.
  2. Connect your Honor 9 Lite to your PC using the USB cable.
  3. Open the folder in which ADB and Fastboot are present.
  4. Hold down the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space.
  5. Select “Open the PowerShell window here”.
  6. Enter the following command to confirm that the phone has been correctly detected:
    adb devices
  7. Accept requests that appear on the device screen.
  8. Finally, start the recovery mode/Honor 9 Lite recovery mode using:
    adb reboot recovery
  9. The phone will reboot immediately and enter the TWRP recovery mode.

Now you can start Honor 9 Lite in Fastboot Mode and Recovery Mode using two different methods.