Huawei Honor ShotX (7i) TWRP Recovery 3.0 [Guide]

Here is the TWRP recovery for Huawei Honor Shot X (mode 7i, not regular Honor 7, mind you!) which is great tool if you are interested in installing custom ROMs (Marshmallow or not), nandroid backups, and don’t mind your device’s warranty getting broke due to that. The recovery version available is TWRP 3.0, the latest one.

Installing the recovery is easy. First you need to unlock bootloader of your device (see the page linked in guide below for help with this) and then you can go on and install TWRP recovery using the rest of the guide below.

With TWRP installed on your Honor Shot X, root the device would be easy too. We’ve provided helpful link for that in our guide too.

With the TWRP recovery, you can create a backup of your device, that is pretty solid and when restored, can fix even a soft-bricked devices. TWRP backup is kind of the best backup solution available.

Moreover, you can easily install custom ROMs and mods to customize your Honor 7i easily. Though, there must be some custom ROMs available in the first place, specifically made for your device.


  • TWRP Recovery — Link

Supported devices

  • Honor Shot X (7i)
  • Don’t try this one any other device!

Important: Check your device’s codename  on free Android app called Droid Info. If you see the codename mentioned above in the app, then use this recovery, otherwise not. BTW, you can check codename device’s packaging box too.


Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page. You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.


Backup important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have backup of all your important files.

Step-by-step Guide

Step 1. Unlock bootloader of your Honor Shot X (7i). For this, use the procedure given at this page for this.

Step 2. Install ADB and Huawei drivers.

Step 3. On your Honor Shot X (7i), enable USB debugging. For this:

  1. Go to Settings > About phone, and then tap ‘Build number’ 7 times or until you see the ‘you’re now a developer’ message pop up.
  2. Go back to Settings, then choose ‘Developer options’. Find the ‘USB debugging’ option and use its toggle button to enable it. Accept warning by tapping on OK button.

Step 4. Connect your Honor Shot X (7i) to PC now. You will get a pop-up as shown below on your phone when you connect for the first time after enabling USB debugging. Select ‘Always allow from this computer’ checkbox and then tap on OK button.

Allow USB Debugging

Step 5. Download the Honor Shot X (7i) TWRP recovery from above.

Step 6. Rename the recovery file to a simple one, shotxtwrp3.img

Step 7. Now, open command window in the folder where you have the shotxtwrp3.img file. For this:

  1. Open that folder and then left click on empty white space in the folder.
  2. Now, while holding shift key, right click on empty white space to get a pop-up as shown below.
  3. Now choose Open command window here option from that.

open command windows here

You will see a command window open up, with location directed to folder where you have the twrp recovery file.

Step 8. Boot your Honor Shot X (7i) into Bootloader/Fastboot mode. Run the following command for that.

adb reboot bootloader

Step 9. Test whether fastboot is working alright. For this, run the command given below. (You can also copy paste the command and then use enter key to run it.)

→ Upon running command below, you should get a serial no. with fastboot written after it. If you don’t get fastboot written on cmd window, then it means you need to reinstall adb and fastboot drivers, or change restart PC, or use original USB cable.

fastboot devices

Step 10. Boot into TWRP recovery now. We are not installing the TWRP recovery actually here, but will test it by loading it without installation. When we’re sure it’s working alright, we will install it. Use the following command to test run TWRP. (You have to use the recovery image’s filename in the above command.)

fastboot boot shotxtwrp3.img

After entering the above command, your Honor Shot X (7i) will reboot into recovery mode and will load TWRP recovery. If the recovery image is compatible and fully working that is. Otherwise, it will get stuck, in which case, simply force reboot it by holding power button (or Volume down + Power) for 20 seconds.

Step 11. If the TWRP recovery is working alright, and you are sure you want to install it permanently, then run the following two commands.

adb reboot bootloader

You will be back in fastboot mode. Run the following command to install TWRP.

fastboot flash recovery shotxtwrp3.img

To check out recovery, use the command we used earlier too (fastboot boot shotxtwrp3.img).

That’s it. You are done. Enjoy TWRP recovery on your Honor Shot X (Honor 7i).

Happy flashing!

How to Root Honor Shot X

To root your Honor Shot X (7i), simply install the SuperSU using TWRP recovery. Download the SuperSU 2.65 zip file, and then see our guide on how to root using TWRP for this.

How to access TWRP recovery on Huawei Honor Shot X

To access TWRP without command line and PC, just reboot into recovery mode using button combination on your device. Do this: power off your Honor Shot X first. And then press and hold Volume Up + Power button together until you see TWRP written (first Huawei logo will appear and then recovery).

Need Help? And let us know if you need any help regarding installation of TWRP recovery v3.0 on your Honor Shot X (7i). Use the comments section below.

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