How to Unlock bootloader, Root and Install TWRP recovery on your Honor 8. Here we share the easiest method to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Honor 8 Pro. In order to install TWRP recovery, your phone should have an unlocked bootloader So, this guide is divided into three parts. The very first part guide you to unlock the bootloader of Honor 8 Pro, In the second step we guide you to install TWRP on Honor 8 Pro, and the last one show you how to Root Honor 8 Pro. Follow this guide to Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Honor 8 Pro.
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The Honor 8 Pro is one of the latest devices under Huawei’s budget-friendly Honor sub-brand. The device was recently launched in Europe and is soon to be launched in India. Those Honor 8 Pro owners who love rooting their devices would be happy to know that there’s a working root method now available for the device.
You can easily unlock your phone’s bootloader all you have to do is read carefully before you get into any steps. If you already installed any custom recovery on Honor 8 Pro then you can flash the latest version of the TWRP recovery to get more benefits. So here is the step by step guide to Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Honor 8 Pro. Read the below note carefully before you Root Honor 8 Pro. Also, check the benefits of rooting from below.
Disclaimer: Follow the below steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We cannot be held responsible for any damage that your device might incur, so proceed at your own risk. If you need help or a second opinion, please contact us or use the comment form below. Before start anything stay calm and read all the notes provided below.
Benefits of rooting :-
- You can uninstall bloat wares (Pre-installed Apps)
- You can install custom rom’s or kernel’s for faster and better performance.
- Increase performance and battery life by killing background process automatically.
- The method only works on Honor 8 Pro
- First, you need to Unlock the bootloader of OnePlus 5, How to unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 5
- You should take a full backup of your phone before proceeding further.
- Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged.
- Ensure you have installed phone/ USB drivers.
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Files required to Root and Install TWRP
- Download ADB and fast boot driver for windows and install it on your PC. This will also install your device driver.
- Download TWRP Recovery for Honor 8 Pro (Rename it to recovery.img and save it on ADB and fast boot folder)
- Download SuperSu for Honor 8 Pro and copy it to your phone sd card. – Download, Mirror
Part 1: Unlock Bootloader of Honor 8
To unlock the bootloader first, you need to Request Unlock Code for Honor 8 and then follow simple ADB commands to unlock the bootloader of Honor 8 Pro. Click here for the complete guide to Unlock Bootloader of Huawei Phones.
Part II = Install TWRP on Honor 8
Step 1 = Developer Options
Enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock option
To enable Developer Options, go to Settings > About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times. Click here for a complete guide.
Step 2 = Install ADB & Fastboot
Install the ADB and fastboot driver for windows and then restart if you already have the driver installed then skip this step.
Step 3 = Browse ADB directory
Now go to ADB and Fastboot installation directory opens ADB folder (usually C:\adb) and open the command window thereby pressing and hold the ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in that folder.
Choose ‘Open command window here’ option from the list
Now check, if the connection with your phone is successful by typing,
You should receive a string like character that shown in the image above, if not (try switching USB mode from Charging to MTP or PTP.)
Step 4 = Reboot into bootloader
Now reboot the device into bootloader mode by typing below code.
adb reboot bootloader
Once your device boot into the bootloader mode type the below command
If you received <waiting for device> message, it’s because you have not properly installed the USB drivers for your phone. Check this guide for properly installing drivers on Windows 8, 8.1 & 10.
Type the below command correctly in command prompt and then press enter. It will install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 5
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
Don’t forget to rename downloaded recovery file to recovery.img
Now boot into recovery by using the Power+Volume Down button or use the below command.
fastboot boot recovery.img
Now your phone will boot into the custom TWRP recovery that just flashed. Complete the following operations using TWRP recovery without leaving.
Part III: Root Honor 8 Pro
To Root Honor 8 Pro, first, download the SuperSu zip file from above and copy the SuperSu zip file to your phone. If you forgot to place the file to phone unplug your phone and copy super su to the phone and reboot to recovery again.
You can boot your device into Recovery mode (TWRP) by pressing ‘Volume Up + Power‘ button.
In TWRP recovery navigate to Install Zip and select ‘SuperSu.zip’ to Root Honor.
Swipe to install SuperSu and reboot your device. That’s it, you root Honor and install TWRP successfully.
Hurray :), We have finished the steps for unlocking, Root & Install TWRP recovery to your Honor 8. If you liked the guide or have any queries, then please comment below. Enjoy your phone.