Android

[HOW TO] Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and ROOT your Huawei Honor 8

Today we’re here with the rooting guide of Honor 8.

What is Rooting/ Root?

Rooting a device means giving the user of an Android Device to change system files for various purposes.

How to root the Huawei Honor 8?

Unlocking the bootloader of Honor 8

This will wipe all data on your device, make sure you take a backup before proceeding

  1. Go to the following website and sign in with your Huawei account.
  2. Once logged in, fill up the form with your phone’s model no., IMEI no, serial number and product ID
  3. Now press the Submit button
  4. You’ll be given a unique code which will be used to unlock your device’s bootloader
  5. Install ADB Fastboot on your Windows PC.
  6. Goto to Setting on your device >>> About Phone>>> Tap the Build Number five times to unlock developer setting.
  7. Now open Developer Settings and switch on USB Debugging and OEM Unlock
  8. Connect the device to your PC, approve the security pop up ( if any )
  9. Open CMD on your PC and type ‘adb reboot bootloader’ and hit Enter, this will boot your device into Fastboot mode
  10. Once in fast boot, enter the following command  ‘fastboot oem unlock [uniquenumber] ‘ and hit enter
  11. And now you have a unlocked bootloader!
  12. Image result for honor 8

Install TWRP and Rooting the Huawei Honor 8

Before rooting the device, you need to have a custom recovery installed on your Honor 8.

  1. Download the following packages according to your device model
    Click here For Honor 8 FRD-L09 or FRD-L19
    Click here For Honor 8 FRD-AL00 or FRD-AL10
  2. Unrar the packages and connect your device to your PC
  3. Open CMD inside the unpacked folder by pressing SHIFT and Right Click together
  4. Once CMD is opened, type the following command one by one

    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
    fastboot reboot

  5. Now its time to install SU ( Root )
  6. Download SuperSU.zip from here and place it in your device
  7. Boot into TWRP and flash the zip. Now reboot your device
  8. Youve now successfully ROOTED your Huawei Honor 8

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