Beginner's Guide: How to root Huawei P8 Lite

Huawei P8 lite is undeniably a stylish and feature-rich yet affordable mobile. It runs on Android V5.0 Lollipop OS with UI 3.1. the notable feature of the P8 lite is that it is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 620 chipset which itself is a work of Huawei. With a 5-inch touchscreen and a pixel density of 294 ppi, it offers a good visual experience to its users. The cameras are also quite good – a 13MP autofocus primary camera with LED flash and a secondary 5MP camera. With 2GB of RAM and a 1.2GHz octa-core processor, it is a great multitasking device. The 16GB built-in memory offers the much-needed space for apps.

So this was about Huawei P8Lite, but did you know that you can get a lot more bargain if you root p8 lite? By rooting Huawei P8 lite, you get access to a whole new world of Android version if you install a custom ROM and Kernel. You can change the skin, stock recovery, improve battery life etc. It is also possible to backup all the data in your mobile and recover it easily when in need.

This article will give you an idea about the process of Huawei p8 lite root. We will also discuss the need to root Huawei P8 lite and the reasons to not root it.

Part 1: Why would you root Huawei P8 Lite?

There are many reasons to root Huawei P8 Lite and we have listed some of them for you below:

• Although P8 lite has a 16GB internal storage, it is not completely available for use. The device comes with a lot of built-in crapware like Amazon music, LastPass etc that won’t be of use to everyone. But they just cannot be deleted. If the device is rooted, you can delete or disable unwanted system apps and save memory space.

• The 1.2 GHz processor may not always be responsive as the phone gets old or when a demanding graphic application is run. To optimise it, one can root p8 lite and use an app like SetCPU and overclock the processor. Conversely, to save the average 2200mAh battery and improve battery life, the processor can be underclocked.


Some apps like Greenify that require root permission can even hibernate background apps.

• Sometimes, Ads can become irritating. In a rooted P8 lite, Ads can be blocked by installing suitable applications like AdAway, AdFree etc.


• With root huawei p8 lite, you can get the latest Android updates even before the updates are released.

• Although stock Android in P8 lite offers backup options, it is limited to apps, photos, videos etc and it is not enough in some situations. If you perform huawei p8 lite root, you can install apps like Titanium backup and backup everything from call history to progress in an app.

• Installing a custom ROM and Kernel will allow you to experience a variety of features that stock Android does not offer but it can be done only after you root p8 lite.  

kernel manager

Part 2: Why wouldn't you root Huawei P8 Lite?

Rooting your P8 lite, definitely, offers a lot of benefits. But there are some downsides to it as well. Rooting is not for everyone and even those who wish to root huawei p8 lite must be careful about their decision and perform huawei p8 lite root only after careful deliberation. Here are some reasons why you must not perform huawei p8 lite root.

• huawei p8 lite root is not always easy and is quite risky and hard. Previous versions of Android allowed relatively easier rooting procedures but it is not the same now. Although there are several methods available, there is no fool-proof method and sometimes rooting may brick your P8 lite and render it useless

• Rooting your device may nullify the warranty. In the case of a problem in your P8 lite during or after rooting procedure, you may not be covered by warranty if the device is rooted. So learning to unroot becomes a necessity.

• If huawei p8 lite root is done by those who are inexperienced, there are chances for important system files to be changed unexpectedly or due to some apps. This may prevent the device from functioning properly.

• Though rooting P8 lite allows you to download apps from third-party vendors, some useful applications like Android Pay may not work as a rooted device will fail SafetyNet Check.

• Stock Android rooted Huawei P8 lite will no longer get system updates and security patches by the manufacturer. Even for custom ROM installed devices, system updates may take a long time to be available or may not be available at all.

• The worst part about rooting your P8 lite is that it may compromise the Android security. Malware and codes may hack into the system. Ultimately, important data may be lost.

Part 3: How to root Huawei P8 Lite with Android Root?

Rooting Android smartphones has become harder in the recent years because many manufacturers do not support rooting of devices. Also, there is no single method that suits for all Android phones and that makes it even more difficult. The Wondershare dr.fone Android root is by far the best methods to root your P8 lite. It can not only root your P8 lite but supports 100% safe and secure rooting for over 7000 devices. Further this wonderful tool has the highest success rate in the industry for rooting process. Let us have a look at its simple and hassle free two step process to root Huawei P8 Lite.

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Step No 1: Install dr.done toolkit software on your PC

First, download Wondershare dr.fone toolkit on your PC and install it. Once the installation is complete, launch the program on your computer. In the screen that appears, select “Root” among all the available options.

launch drfone

Step 2: Connect your Huawei P8 lite  with the PC

After the tool selection is done, connect the Huawei P8 lite with the PC using a USB cable. Now there will be a pop-up message on your P8 lite asking permission for enabling USB debugging. Tap on OK to allow it. Once it is done, the dr.fone software will establish a connection with your phone.

connect phone

Step 3: Detect the Huawei P8 lite and root it

Once the connection is established, click on the “start” button that is available in dr.fone program. This will allow the program to detect your P8 lite and find a method to root it.

The process may take quite some time. All the while it is important not to disconnect the P8 lite from the PC.

detect phone

After it is detected, click on “root now” to start rooting. A pop-up message will now appear on your mobile phone. When it does, tap on “confirm” to give permission to root huawei p8 lite.

root now

In a few minutes, the dr.fone program will display a message on your PC that huawei p8 lite root is complete.

root successfully

So, this is how Huawei P8 lite can be rooted using Android Root. We also saw the advantage and disadvantages of rooting your device. Hence it is necessary to analyse your needs and expertise before rooting your P8 lite.

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