How to Install TWRP Recovery on Chuwi Hi9 Air and Root in a Minute

Today we will guide you on how to install TWRP Recovery on Chuwi Hi9 Air. TWRP recovery is considered to be one of the important contributions from the active developer community that Android has. This open-source custom recovery is in wide usage around the world. TWRP recovery helps to install Custom ROM, Kernel, Mods, Root or even backup and restore any ROM.

If you are here, then you probably wondering how to install the TWRP Recovery on Chuwi Hi9 Air. You can simply follow the guide given here. Once you have installed, you can flash the Super SU or Magisk to root your device very quickly. Before we install TWRP Recovery, let’s understand what is TWRP Recovery and their advantage.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Chuwi Hi9 Air and Root in a Minute

Chuwi Hi9 Air Specifications:

  • Operating System: Android 8.0
  • CPU: MT6797 ( Helio X20 ) Deca Core
  • GPU: ARM Mali-T880 780MHz
  • Display: 10.1-inch Screen
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM for Advanced Multitasking
  • Internal Storage: 64GB eMMC ROM Storage Capacity
  • SD Card Expansion: cards up to 128GB ( not included ) for easy expansion
  • Camera: 13MP rear and 5MP front camera
  • WiFi: Dual Band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi
  • Bluetooth:  4.2 Interface Syncs with Compatible Devices
  • Network:
    GSM: band 2/3/5/8
    WCDMA: band 1/2/5/8
    LTE: band 1/2/3/5/7/8/20/40

What is TWRP Recovery:

TWRP stands for TeamWin Recovery Project is a fully touch-based and open source custom recovery for Android devices. It is the best custom recovery after ClockworkMod (aka CWM). Unlike Stock Recovery, TWRP helps to install Custom ROM, Kernel, Mods or even root any Android devices in just a few simple steps.

[su_quote cite=”Wikipedia” url=””]Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is an open-source software custom recovery image for Android-based devices. It provides a touchscreen-enabled interface that allows users to install third-party firmware and back up the current system, functions often unsupported by stock recovery images. It is, therefore, often installed when rooting Android devices, although it isn’t dependent on a device being rooted to be installed.[/su_quote]

Advantages of TWRP Recovery:

  • You can flash Custom ROM on Chuwi Hi9 Air using TWRP
  • You can flash modding zip files to customize your phone
  • Easy to flash and use Xposed Modules using TWRP
  • Easy to Root and Unroot using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU
  • You can install Magisk on Chuwi Hi9 Air
  • Easy to Create and Restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP Recovery.
  • Easy access to restore the Nandroid Backup.
  • You can flash the image file using TWRP Recovery on Chuwi Hi9 Air.
  • Easy to remove all bloatware using TWRP Recovery on Chuwi Hi9 Air.
  • To underclock and overclock.
  • You can clean Wipe, Cache, and Data.

Before doing the methods, I just want to warn you that, By doing this you will loose the warranty and sometime if you don’t read the steps and do something wrong can brick your device. That won’t happen though you follow our step by step guide carefully.

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Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on Chuwi Hi9 Air

Remember this guide is to install TWRP Recovery on Chuwi Hi9 Air, so don’t try the same recovery image on any other device. Before flashing recovery, please read and install the required drivers and software on your PC.


Required Files

TWRP Recovery

Download SuperSU Zip

Download Magisk Zip


  • This Recovery is only supported for Chuwi Hi9 Air.
  • You should have either PC or Laptop.
  • Make sure to charge your phone for at least 50%.
  • Download and install latest Chuwi USB Drivers on your PC/Laptop [All Android USB Drivers]
  • Download the SP Flash Tool Software
  • VCOM driver Download – Instal the VCOM Driver on your computer (still compatible with MT67xx phones)
  • Before flashing a custom recovery, you need to unlock the bootloader on Chuwi Hi9 Air
  • Take a full backup just in case if you need it later
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Installation Guide using SP Flash tool:

[su_note note_color=”#035786″ text_color=”#ffffff”]At GetDroidTips, We will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your device while following this Guide. Do it at your own risk. Remember rooting or installation of Custom Recovery will void the warranty of your phone.[/su_note]


Follow the instructions given down below to install TWRP on your phone:

Full Guide to install TWRP Recovery on your Phone

How to Root Chuwi Hi9 Air:

To root your phone, you need either a supported TWRP Recovery or any rooting apps. With the help of rooting apps, you can root Chuwi Hi9 Air without PC/Computer. Here in this guide we already have a supported TWRP Recovery, so I will guide here to flash the superSU or Magisk to root your phone. Before rooting, let’s understand What is rooting in Android Phone?


What Does Rooting Mean?

Rooting doesn’t mean hacking. So please don’t compare the term hacking to rooting. In fact, it is not true at all. Well, Rooting for Android means nothing but jailbreaking the device to get access to the root directory of your android mobile. This means you are removing the restrictions and limitations from your Android Phone or Tablet to perform unperformable tasks.

By Rooting Chuwi Hi9 Air, you are injecting a file known as SU binary to the root of your phone. Technically Speaking, Rooting Any Android Phone will void the brand warranty but don’t worry, you can unroot or restore your device any time without any issues.

The advantage of Rooting:

  • You can get access to all files on your Chuwi Hi9 Air, even the files which present in the root directory of your phone.
  • You can increase the performance of your Chuwi Hi9 Air by overclocking.
  • By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking Chuwi Hi9 Air.
  • Uninstall Bloatware on Chuwi Hi9 Air.
  • You can block Ads on any Android applications such as Youtube and other game related applications. Also ReadTop 5 Adblock Plus Alternatives for Android
  • By Rooting Chuwi Hi9 Air, you can View, Edit or Delete any system file inside the root directory.
  • You can install Xposed Framework and many Xposed module support.

Guide to Root:

Here is the guide on how to root Chuwi Hi9 Air smartphone. Make sure to download either SuperSU or Magisk to root your phone.

[su_note note_color=”#faf5ce” text_color=”#1d1d1d”]Note: Don’t try to flash both Magisk and SuperSU on your phone. You need to root either with SuperSU or Magisk[/su_note]

Full Guide to install SuperSU on your phone Full Guide to install Magisk and Magisk Manager

I hope this guide was helpful to root and install TWRP Recovery on Chuwi Hi9 Air. Any queries, you can leave a comment down below.


  1. Dearest ABD RAZAAQ.

    Hi I am James Please can you help me I am desperate. I want to root to update the OS to a newer version. Not currently available on ota updates. For example an update either Android 9 or 10. This is the tablet I need to root first. It’s the Chuwi Hi9plus 10.8 inch tablet. Will the rooting method on the Chuwi 9 air work on my version to? If not please can you send me email instructions how to root it to update the is and to remove Chinese virus apps to once it is installed e.g FotaProvider Virus. Thanks in advance?

    From James.

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