Two Solutions to Root Huawei G8 with Ease

The Huawei G8 smartphone is an excellent device that the company launched in the last few years and it is still going strong with buyers worldwide still going for it. Well, Rooting a Huawei G8 will certainly unlock its hidden capabilities and this is why most of the smartphone users prefer rooting their device. However, you must ensure that you backup the entire data as rooting may delete all the data stored in your Huawei G8 phone.

There are many benefits of rooting a device like :

Let us today, understand the two best methods of rooting Huawei G8.

Part 1: How to Root Huawei G8 with Android Root

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With so many features to back dr.fone toolkit, let us now look at the steps that one should take in order to root the Huawei G8.

Step No1

In the first step, you have to launch the Wondershare dr.fone toolkit for Android on your computer. There will be multiple toolkit options that would open on the screen. Click on root.

root huawei g8 - launch dr.fone

You will have to connect your Huawei G8 to the computer by using a USB cable. Keep in mind, if your Android version is 4.2.2 or more, there will be a pop-up message that will appear on the screen. You will have to click on OK to continue for USB debugging. The dr.fone toolkit will recognise your Huawei G8 and proceed to connect it automatically.

root huawei g8 - connect the phone

Step No 2

In the second step, once your phone is connected, you simply need to click on Start that you can see on the dr.fone toolkit so that it can detect your phone and find the right way to root. This entire process will take time so you must be patient.

root huawei g8 - detect the phone

Then dr.fone Android Root is ready to root your Huawei G8, simply click on Root Now to proceed.

root huawei g8 - start rooting

There will be pop-up message that will ask you if you want to root the phone, so click on Confirm to continue and in a couple of minutes the rooting will be successfully completed.

root huawei g8 - root successfully

Yay!! there you go Wondershare dr.fone toolkit - Android Root has successfully rooted your phone.

Part 2: How to Root Huawei G8 with TWRP Recovery

In this part we will discuss rooting of Huawei G8 using the TWRP Recovery. Just last year, the TWRP Recovery was update with its latest version of 3.0.0 which can be easily installed on your Huawei G8. This latest version has an entirely new look, a true terminal emulator which supports Android 6.0 and lets you flash image files too. This latest version comes with even more benefits for your phone after rooting.

Before starting the process, we have to get an unlock code:

  • • Visit and register. You will get a Huawei ID.
  • • Now login at
  • root huawei g8 - log in huawei id

  • • Say yes to the unlocking agreement.
  • • Enter the model number, available at Setting>About Phone>Model Number
  • • Serial number at Setting>About Phone>Status > Serial number
  • • IMEI number at Settings > About phone > Status > IMEI or IMEI1.
  • • Product ID which you can get by entering *#*#1357946#*#* on the phone.
  • • Now click on submit and get the unlock code which you must save.
  • root huawei g8 - get unlock code

Let us understand the steps that you should take for a successful rooting with TWRP Recovery.

Now to unlock Bootloader:

  • • Visit and download tools.
  • • Unzip all to folder named HUAWEI G8.
  • • Now copy HUAWEI on the sd card or internal storage of your device.
  • • Install the ADB driver:  HUAWEI G8UniversalAdbDriverSetup6.msi

Step No 1:

Go to Setting>Developer option to enable USB debugging. Now for enabling developer option you must go to About Phone and click on Build Number seven times.

Step No 2:

Now download the TWRP version 3.0.0 for Huawei G8 from the above option and save it in the folder where you have ADB installed renaming it to recovery.img.

Step No 3:

The third step is to go to the installation directory and open ADB folder. Now press and hold the shift key and right click on the screen to view the Open Command Window here option. Click on it.

root huawei g8 - open command window

Step No 4.

This step involves you to connecting your Huawei G8 to your personal computer and rebooting the device to fast boot mode by typing the below mentioned.

"adb reboot bootloader"

Step No 5.

You will be in fast boot now. Check your connection by typing the below mentioned command in the command prompt screen and you will see the serial number of your device. This means that your Huawei G8 is properly connected, however if the command does not respond, you must check your driver.

"fastboot devices"

root huawei g8 - fastboot device

Step No 6:

Now type the command exactly as mentioned below in the command prompt screen and press enter. This will start showing the recovery process on your phone.

"fastboot flash recovery recovery.img"

root huawei g8 - fastboot flash recovery

Step No 7:

In this step, you will need to type the below mentioned command prompt in order to reboot your phone in the recovery mode. This will have you successfully install the custom recovery on Huawei G8.

"fastboot boot recovery.img"

root huawei g8 - fastboot boot recovery

Step No 8:

The above mentioned command will boot your phone into recovery mode.

Step No 9:

Now install Zip by navigating in TWRP recovery and select to root your Huawei G8.

Step No 10:

Swipe on the screen to install the SuperSu and start the reboot of your device.

That's all, you have successfully rooted your Huawei G8 and installed the custom recovery.

Note : This process will factory reset your phone, so make sure you backup all your data.

Rooting is an great method for better usage of your phone and you can choose to follow any one of the above methods for your Huawei G8. However one must keep in mind some important points before rooting a device as under:

If you keep the above points in mind before rooting is bound to enhance your phone's performance.

Hope this article helps you in rooting of your Huawei G8 and do let us know if you have any questions in the comment section.

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