Root Honor 8 and install TWRP Recovery using easy steps guide. Do you want to root Huawei Honor 8? Do you want to install custom ROM on Honor 8? If yes, then you are in the right place. In this tutorial, we will manually root Honor 8 without PC and without using KingoRoot, dr. fone apps. We will also install the latest official TWRP custom recovery.
Huawei Honor 8 is a stylish smartphone with impressive build quality and unique features. It comes with a dual-camera support of 12 megapixels. Even though the Honor 8 release date in India was October 12, 2016, but still after three long years, it is ruling the Android world.
Let’s have a look at Honor 8 specifications. Powered by Octa-core processor, this smartphone comes with 64 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM. Furthermore, it features a 5.2 inches touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels of resolution. Besides, it comes with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system which is easily upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo OS. Talking about its performance, this Huawei device is very smooth and responsive. Moreover, Honor 8 colors are very stunning which gives a complete ravishing vibe. It comes in three colors including Sapphire Blue, Pearl White, and Midnight Black. Even if you compare Honor 8 vs Honor 8x, the Huawei Honor wins in all aspects.
It is quite sure that Huawei will not release an official software update for Honor 8. So to enjoy and experience the newly launched Android firmware, the only way is custom ROM. To install custom ROM on Honor 8, you need to have root access. Rooting Android can not only optimize your device performance but also enhance its battery life. After rooting Honor 8, you can install a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM, flash custom ROM like LineageOS, install the kernel, mods like Magisk, SuperSU, etc. Besides, you can also remove the pre-installed apps, increase internal memory and wipe data or cache partitions.
How to Root Honor 8 and install TWRP recovery
Interested users can move to our tutorial on how to root Honor 8 (frd) and install twrp-3.2.3-0-frd.img recovery given below.
Rooting will void your mobile warranty. We at Droid Thunder will not be responsible for any damaged/bricked phones.
- Ensure that your phone is at least 50% charged.
- Unlock bootloader on your device.
- Enable USB debugging mode from Settings.
- Also enable OEM unlocking mode from Developer options.
Steps to install TWRP on Honor 8
Step 1: Install ADB and Fastboot.
Step 2: Download TWRP.img.
Step 3: Copy this twrp.img file to location C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (where you’ve installed the ADB and fastboot).
So you’ll have these files in the Minimal ADB and fastboot folder:
Step 4: Connect Honor 8 to PC using a standard USB cable.
Step 5: Open C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder, hold the Shift button and right mouse click on a space. You’ll see a list of options from which select Open command window here option. This will launch the cmd window as shown below.
Step 6: Type the following command in cmd window and hit enter key:
As soon as you press enter key, a message saying ‘List of devices attached’ will appear. This will confirm that your Honor 8 is successfully connected.
Note: If such a thing doesn’t happen, then re-install USB drivers (link given in pre-requisites).
Step 7: We will boot Honor 8 into fastboot mode now. For doing so, type the following command and hit enter key:
adb reboot bootloader
As soon as you hit the enter key, your Honor 8 will boot into fastboot mode as shown below:
Step 8: To confirm whether fastboot is functional or not, type the command:
Some random numbers along with the ‘List of devices attached’ message will confirm that fastboot is functional.
Step 9: We’ll install TWRP recovery now. For that, type the following command and hit enter key:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
Within a few seconds, the latest official TWRP custom recovery will be installed on your Honor 8.
Step 10: Let’s boot Honor 8 into TWRP recovery mode now. So type the following command:
adb reboot recovery
As soon as you press the enter key, your Honor 8 will boot into the installed TWRP custom recovery.
Finally! This is how you can install TWRP recovery on the Honor 8 smartphone. Now we’ll proceed to the rooting process.
Steps to Root Honor 8
Step 1: Download the Magisk.zip file.
Step 2: Copy this zip file on your phone storage.
Note: Do not extract the zip file.
Step 3: Now restart your Honor 8 into TWRP recovery mode.
Step 4: As soon as you enter TWRP, click on the Install option from the main menu.
Step 5: This will show all the files and folders present on your mobile. Select the downloaded Magisk.zip file.
Step 6: Then, swipe right to begin the Rooting process.
Within a few minutes, the rooting process will complete. You’ll also see a successful message on the screen. Just click on the Reboot System option to restart your mobile.
Note: Use the Root Checker app from Google Play Store to confirm whether your Honor 8 is successfully rooted or not.
That’s all! Your Huawei Honor 8 is successfully rooted with the latest TWRP-3.2.3-0-frd custom recovery installed. Go ahead and install custom ROM, kernels and mods to enhance your device overall performance. Do comment below your queries and suggestions related to this article.