How to Root Huawei Ascend When You Need More Control

root-huaweiAre you considering rooting your Huawei Ascend? This is the thing to do if you want to customize your phone using apps only available for rooted phones, improve the performance of your phone, and can master your phone more completely.

This is probably not for you if you are worried about voiding the warranty of your Huawei, you would never take the chance of bricking your device (although the odds are low), and if you master your phone completely in a manner that’s unsafe. Note that the latter can be considered, both an advantage and disadvantage because it’s a bit of a double-edged sword.

It’s great if you know what you are doing, and don’t change any settings in a way that would adversely affect your phone. You will also want to be extra careful to avoid any malware that may harm your phone; as with greater privilege, the destructive software could hurt your device more deeply.

Those things aside, rooting your Ascend can make it more enjoyable and exciting. And there are various methods, some easier or faster than others, and some that may work better for your model. We will discuss several kinds.

Before We Begin:

  • Verify your device model number.
  • Know that rooting voids your warranty.
  • Download and install USB drivers on your computer.
  • A full backup of your Huawei Ascend should take place before you ever start the rooting process.

 
Time: 5-7 Minutes

Method 1: How to Root Huawei Ascend Using Kingo Root Without PC

We will include options both for rooting with and without a PC. If you would prefer to use a computer, please see Method 2. For convenience, it’s recommended that you try the APK file without the PC first. Your Huawei will need to have access to Wi-Fi or a data Internet connection. However, the PC method may prove to be more reliable if you experience problems.

  1. Unlock Bootloader

    Rooting may not even be possible with a locked bootloader.

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  2. Enable Unknown Sources

    This is necessary so that you can download apps outside of Google Play. Another term for this is side loading. Go to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.

  3. Check Charge

    Ensure your phone has 50% charge or greater.

    battery-statistics

  4. Download APK

    Download the KingoRoot.apk.

    Download: Kingo Root APK

  5. Open Kingo Root

    Do wait until installation finishes before attempting to open the app.

    kingoroot-android

  6. Begin Rooting

    Tap the Root button. A result will soon display.

    kingo-button

  7. Try Again, If Necessary

    If the root still isn’t successful after several attempts, try rooting with the PC version described in the next method.

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Time: 7-10 Minutes

Method 2: How to Root Huawei Ascend Using Kingo Root

This method can be accomplished without a PC; but if you prefer to use one, that is an option as well. That PC does need to be running Windows for this method to work. You will have to connect your Huawei to your computer using a USB cable. You will also need an Internet connection, and your Ascend will likely have to have an unlocked bootloader.

  1. Allow Installation from Unknown Sources

    Visit Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.

    unknown-sources

  2. Charge Phone

    Charge your phone battery to at least 50%. If your phone dies during the rooting process, it can cause rooting to fail among other problems.

    battery-icon

  3. Temporarily Disable Security

    Firewalls or antivirus software may incorrectly perceive Kingo Root as a threat to your computer. The method by which you complete this step depends on your version of Windows and the software itself, but the Start button or taskbar can be a good starting point. Don’t forget to turn it back on when you are done.

    start-button

  4. Enable USB Debugging

    Go to Settings > About Phone > Build Number. Now tap Build Number seven times. Return to Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging and enable the option.

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  5. Check Compatibility

    Kingo Root provides a list of supported devices. If your device is not on the list, this method may still work, but there is no guarantee.

  6. Download App

    Install the Kingo Root app to your computer by clicking on the .exe file and running the setup.

    Download: Kingo Root App for PC

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  7. Launch Kingo Root

    After you have complete setup through the wizard provided, open Kingo Root.

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  8. Connect Huawei

    The Kingo Root software should detect your device. If it doesn’t, check your USB connection.

  9. Click Root

    Do not unplug the USB cable until rooting is complete.

  10. Finished

    Kingo Root will inform you whether rooting was successful or if it wasn’t.

    kingo-root

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Time: 7-10 Minutes

Method 3: How to Root Huawei Ascend Using One Click Root

One Click Root may be the best option for you regarding support. In addition to 24/7 rooting services, it also makes repair, unrooting, and customization after rooting available. The company provides a refund if they can’t root your device. But yes, this means it isn’t free. And keep in mind that support for newer devices (5.0 and above) is offered on a device-by-device basis. A free scan is available via download.

  1. Install One Click Root

    Download the software to your PC or this also works on Macs.

    Download: One Click Root

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  2. Connect Ascend

    Attach your Huawei to your computer using a compatible USB cable.

  3. Enable USB Debugging

    This option is available from Developer Options in Settings. If you haven’t done so already, go to Settings > About Phone and tap Build Number seven times to activate the setting.

  4. Open One Click Root

    The software will guide you through the rest of the process.

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Time: 5-10 Minutes

Method 4: How to Root Huawei Ascend Using iRoot

This rooting method works within the range of Android 4.0 to 4.4. It also offers options for rooting from a PC or downloading an APK directly to your phone. It boasts of a high success rate, and the Ascends are listed among compatible devices, along with numerous other Huawei devices.

  1. Download iRoot

    Download iRoot on your PC or the iRoot APK on your Huawei. This is another root supported by Chinese developers, so English may be choppy at times. There is certainly enough English to get by, however.

    download-iroot

     

  2. If Necessary, Connect Your Ascend

    If you are using the PC version, use a USB cable to connect your phone. If you are using the APK downloaded directly to your phone, there’s no reason to.

    iroot-pc

  3. Check Connection

    iRoot should recognize your Huawei and the Root button should appear.

  4. Click Root Now

    The software will complete the process for you. When complete, remove the USB cable from the phone and PC if necessary.

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  5. Reboot Your Device

    It will probably restart automatically, but in case it needs a little help, manually reboot the phone.

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Time: 15-30 Minutes

Method 5: How to Root Your Huawei Ascend G7 L01/L03 Using ADB

One of the smart developers on XDA figured this one out. This method uses ADB, which must be installed, but the link is given below.

Make sure you have enough battery charge!

Download: ADB/Fastboot

  1. Unlock Bootloader

    You can request a bootloader unlock code from Huawei; just keep in mind it can take a while.

    contact-huawei

  2. Enable Unknown Sources

    It’s accessible through Settings > Security.

  3. Initiate USB Debugging Mode

    Enable Developer Options to display this setting through Settings > About Phone > and tap Build Number seven times. Developer Options becomes a new selection under Settings.

  4. Connect Phone

    Use the USB cable that came with your Huawei for best results.

  5. Download Custom Recovery (Optional)

    This step is optional but highly recommended. The link to the latest version of TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is included below.

    Download: TWRP

    twrp-samsung

  6. Open Command Prompt

    There are several ways to do this on your PC. One example is to press the Windows Key + R on your keyboard, type cmd, and press Enter.

    command-window

  7. Detect Device

    Type:

    adb devices

    You don’t need to capitalize anything. Just hit Enter when you are done.

    adb-devices

  8. Download .RAR

    Download: Root File

    Your firewall and antivirus may not appreciate it, but it is safe.

  9. Type Command

    Within your command window, enter:

    adb reboot bootloader

    adb-reboot

  10. Unlock Bootloader

    Type:

    fastboot oem unlock (your unlock code goes here)

    You are going to need the unlock code from Huawei now.

  11. Reboot

    Enter:

    fastboot reboot

    This reboots your device.

    fastboot-reboot

  12. Type ADB Reboot Bootloader

    Again.

  13. Locate .RAR Folder

    As administrator, run install-windows.bat

  14. Flash Recovery (Optional)

    Install your TWRP recovery now, if you’d like. It will come in handy soon. The command is:

    fastboot flash recovery twrp.img (rename the file to twrp.img first)

    flash-recoveryimg

  15. 15: Boot into Recovery

    Type:

    fastboot boot recovery twrp.img

    boot-recoveryimg

  16. Enter Fastboot Reboot

    Your phone will reboot again.

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Conclusion


As you can see, there are various ways to achieve root. Some may work better than others for your device. Once you are rooted, you can get busy getting rid of that bloatware that comes with Huawei EMUI. If you find that you don’t like the root, you can unroot your phone.

And now that you are rooted, you can begin enjoying access to more apps, even those that might otherwise be restricted. Only download from trusted sources; in fact, you might want to disable Unknown Sources now as a reminder. Some rooted apps allow you to improve battery life and performance. If you are looking for some new apps to try out, take a look at this article on rooted apps.

Tell us how you like your new rooted Huawei Ascend in the comments section below. If you are experiencing difficulties installing the root, tell us about your troubles.

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