Huawei Honor 8 is a good quality high-end Android smartphone, which comes with 5.2 inches LTPS capacitive touchscreen powered by 2.3 GHz processor along with 4 GB RAM and the device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. If you have got this device and looking for a way to root it, you are on the right page as I have given a step by step tutorial to root Huawei Honor 8 here.
By following the tutorial given here, you will be able to install TWRP recovery and root Huawei Honor 8 smartphone. Once you have gained root privileges, you will be able to install custom ROM firmware and do a lot more things with your device.
WARNING: Rooting your Huawei smartphone will void its warranty, and you won’t be able to claim it back unless you unroot your device. Also, sometimes rooting might get your device. So, if anything bad happens to your smartphone, don’t hold us liable.
Step 1: The rooting procedure given here is a data loss process. So, before getting started with the rooting process, take a complete backup of personal data in your smartphone using appropriate apps.
Step 2: Next, enable “Developer Options” in your device by following this path: Settings -> About Phone -> Build Number (tap on it for 5-7 times to enable it). Now, enable “USB Debugging” by following this path: Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging.
Step 3: Ensure that your device has at least 50-60% battery backup in it before getting started with the rooting process. Also, make sure that you have disabled antivirus applications from your computer as they tend to disrupt the rooting procedure.
Once you have finished these prerequisites, you can move forward to the tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Install TWRP Recovery In Huawei Honor 8:
Step 1: To get started, download Minimal ADB and Fastboot, and install it on your computer. Once installed, launch its window.
Step 2: Now, connect your smartphone to the computer using the original USB data cable. Once done, enter the following command in Minimal ADB and Fastboot window.
adb reboot bootloader
Once you enter this command, your device will reboot into the fastboot / bootloader mode.
Step 3: Next, download TWRP recovery for Honor 8 smartphone to your computer. Once done, extract the image file and save it in the installation folder of Minimal ADB and Fastboot. (C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot)
Step 4: Now, flash TWRP recovery in your device by entering the following command:
fastboot flash recovery TWRP image.IMG
It will take a minute or two for the TWRP recovery file to be flashed in your device. Once it does, your device will reboot normally.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished flashing TWRP recovery in Huawei Honor 8 device.
Tutorial To Root Huawei Honor 8:
Step 1: To get started, download SuperSU file and save it on your computer. Next, connect your device to the computer and transfer the SuperSU file to your device’s internal memory.
Step 2: Now, open up Minimal ADB and Fastboot command window and enter the following command:
adb reboot recovery
Your device will reboot into the TWRP recovery mode.
Step 3: Next, select “Install” and choose the “SuperSU” zip file from “Step 1”.
It will take a minute or two for the flashing process to get completed and once it does, click on the “Reboot” option in TWRP recovery mode.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Huawei Honor 8 smartphone. For confirmation, open up your apps menu and look for the SuperSU app. If you can find it there, your device is successfully rooted. Alternatively, you can confirm the rooting procedure by using the Root Checker for Android application.
If you own a smartphone or tablet other than Huawei Honor 8 and would like to get rooting tutorials for the same, kindly visit our Rooting Tutorials page.
If you encounter any issues while following this rooting procedure, do let me know via comments.