Huawei Mate 8 the wait is over you can now root and install twrp recovery on your smartphone and enjoy the tweak you long for Please read the post carefully before embarking on the rooting and flashing of the recovery to avoid stories that touch the heart.
Things To DO
1. Unlock Bootloader
2. Flash Twrp Recovery
Unlock your bootloader
First thing in our list to do is unlocking the bootloader of your Huawei mate 8 which give us access to do any flashing on the device.
There are three steps you can take. The first is free. The second method requires you to pay a few dollars but it works and is the fastest way. I would highly recommend this method.
This is confirmed working on all models.
Option 1: Make a Huawei ID on your phone and stay signed in for 14 days and go then online to unlock your bootloader and it should work on the website. huawei.com
Option 2: If you want to unlock your phone immediately and don’t mind paying a few dollars this method works. Visit here:
Option 3: – Download the DC Unlocker Software – On their site buy 4 credits. I used PayPal. It cost me around $4.38 USD. – Follow the instructions in their tutorial. Choose “Read Bootloader Code” in DC-Unlocker to get your bootloader code. It was pretty easy.
– Put your phone in bootloader mode (plug into the computer and hold in power and volume down with the phone off) and download the Android tools from the link at the end of step two. Extract them to a folder on your desktop and open a command prompt to that folder and type in fastboot oem unlock xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx where x is your bootloader unlock code the DC Unlocker program gave you.
How To Install TWRP On Huawei Mate 8 :
Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
1- Download TWRP Recovery On Huawei Mate 8.
2- Enable USB debugging on your device:
3– Open the folder where your TWRP Recovery .img file is saved.
5– Now open a command window inside that folder. To do that, “Shift + Right click” on any empty white space inside the folder and then select “Open command window here” from the context menu.
6– Connect your device to the PC. And type the following into the command window we opened in step 4 above to boot your device into bootloader/fastboot mode:adb reboot bootloader
? If your asks for permission to “Allow USB debugging”, tap OK.
7– Once your device boots into bootloader mode, type the following command into command window to flash the TWRP recovery.img file: fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img
? Here modify twrp.img with the name of your TWRP recovery .img file, OR change your TWRP recovery filename to twrp.img and use the command above.
8– Once TWRP is successfully flashed on your device, type the following command to reboot: fastboot reboot
Done!!! Now you have TWRP on your device.
How to Root Huawei Mate 8 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow:
1- Download SuperSu v2.66 and transfer the SuperSU to your device internal memory.
2- Now Boot your device into TWRP recovery.
3- Then Just Select Install and flash the SuperSUfile that you transferred in the Previous step.
4- Once flashing is done. Reboot your device.
Done!!! Your Android device is now rooted
For confirmation, install Root Checker from Google Play Store and confirm the root privileges in your smartphone.