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Huawei P8 Max root - Need Help

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by gbest, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. gbest

    gbest Guest
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    I'm trying to root my P8 Max, I've tried all the apps I can find and no luck - either from PC or on the device. Has anyone been successful at rooting this device who would not mind sharing the method.


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  2. James L

    James L Android Expert

    Go to the Huawei site and request a bootloader unlock code. While you're there download the stock firmware. You don't necessarily have to wait for the bootloader unlock code there is a tool that will give you the code.

    Unlock the bootloader in fastboot, reboot. Go back to fastboot. Using the power key and volume keys. Don't use adb reboot bootloader! Then flash the Twrp recovery and SuperSU. Reboot it may boot normally and may not it may just boot right back into Twrp. If it does then power off and go back to fastboot mode.

    Open the update file in the Huawei firmware for you device using Huawei update extractor. Copy and paste the stock recovery.img in your working folder. Fastboot flash the stock recovery and reboot. You will have a rooted device.

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