Huawei recently became the third largest smartphone vendor in the world, and we believe that Huawei deserved the spot. Chinese manufacturers are working hard and coming up with devices equipping great specifications under a cheap price tag which is a no go for other manufacturers. Huawei managed to make its place among Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi. Lately, Huawei has been coming with smartphones which do not have a top-notch spec sheet, but the devices also sport cool design, a solid and premium build and some mouth watering features.
Huawei P8, the P7 successor is one of the smartphones adding to Huawei’s reputation. The device came out back in April 2015. This device flaunts a beautiful 5.2 inch 1080p display with 424ppi. A 13 MP secondary and an 8 MP primary shooter is fixed in this device.The device equips Huawei’s very own HiSilicon Kirin 930/935 octa core CPU. A RAM of 3GB is there to fulfil your multi tasking needs. The phone comes with either 16 or 64 GB internal storage options, there’s a microSD card slot available as well. Huawei P8 runs on Android 5.8 out of the box atop of Huawei’s very own Emotion 3.1 UI.
Apart from this heavy spec sheet, Huawei P8 sports a beautiful and elegant design that makes this device worth having. The iphone-like sleek aluminium build won Huawei P8 a lot of users. P8 is also said to be Huawei’s first prominent step in the flagship world.
Keeping the P8 story aside, let’s get back to our topic now. If you happen to be a lucky P8 owner, you may want to look beyond the boundaries and checkout the potential your device got. By saying that, we mean bringing in some applications to enhance the performance, battery life of your device. Applying system level customisations and a lot more. To do anything which isn’t allowed by Huawei apparently, you need to have root access on your device. Rooting your phone will simply open your door towards the open nature world of Android. You may also want to load custom firmware or flash MODs, create and restore Nandroid backup, wipe dalvik cache. For all this, you will need a custom recovery on your device. In the on-going post, we have both, the custom recovery and the root access method for your all new Huawei P8.
Let’s head towards the method without any further ado and gain root access on Huawei P8 and also install TWRP recovery on it now.
Precautions & Prep
- This guide is intended for Huawei P8 only. Do not try this method on any other device otherwise you may result in bricking it.
- Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged up to 80% in order to avoid any power issues during the flashing process.
- Backup all of your important contacts, call logs, sms messages and media content to stay on a safe end.
- Use your original data cable to establish connection between your phone and your PC.
- Unlock the bootloader of your Huawei P8.
- Follow this guide to the letter to avoid any mishap.
Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries and rooting the device are highly custom. Rooting the device and flashing a custom recover is never recommended by a device manufacturer. In case something goes wrong, TechBeasts or the device manufacturers may not be held responsible. Make sure that you’re doing everything at your own risk.
Required downloads & installations
- Download ADB & Fastboot packege with TWRP recovery.img file. Extract this ADB & Fastboot file on your desktop to access its contents.
- Download SuperSu.zip file and copy it to your phone’s internal storage.
How To Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei P8
Step#1: Make sure that you’ve followed all the steps explained above.
Step#2: Now connect your Huawei P8 to your PC. If it asks for some permission on the phone, check allow this PC and tap ok.
Step#3: Now open the extracted Minimal ADB & Fastboot folder.
Step#4: Now click on py_cmd.exe file in order to open the command prompt.
Step#5: Enter the following commands in command prompt one by one.
Step#6: adb devices
This command will list the connected adb devices. You can verify whether your device is connected properly or not.
Step#7: adb reboot-bootloader
This command will reboot your Huawei P8 in bootloader mode.
Step#8: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
This will flash TWRP recovery on your Huawei P8.
Step#9: As the recovery flashing is over, select recovery from Fastboot mode on your phone. You will now see the TWRP logo on the screen, that means you’ve successfully flashed TWRP recovery.
Step#10: Tap Reboot > System in TWRP recovery in order to reboot your Huawei P8 now & let’s root it now.
How To Root Huawei P8
Step#1: Make sure that you’ve copied SuperSu.zip file to your phone. In case you haven’t, do it now.
Step#2: Now boot your phone in to TWRP recovery mode. To do so, turn it off completely first. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power Key.
Step#3: As you see TWRP recovery, tap “Install > Locate the copied SuperSu.zip file (should be at bottom) > tap this file > Swipe the bar at the bottom of screen to confirm flash”.
Step#4: As soon as SuperSu.zip file is flashed, go back to main menu in TWRP and tap reboot > system.
Step#5: Your device will boot up now. Find SuperSu in app drawer. Install Root Checker app to verify root access.
That’s all. Stuck with something? Don’t worry! Reach us out through the comment box below.