Are you trying to obtain more power from your Honor 8X? If you want to improve general performance and receive better results on a daily basis, you have to unleash the true potential of your smartphone. And that’s possible only if you first fully unlock its Android system, a process that can be ensured via root. Yes, enabling root access on your Honor 8X will also grant endless tweaking possibilities meaning that you can choose how to customize, optimize and personalize your phone in order to enjoy an overall better Android experience.
The root access will therefore unlock the Android platform – in that respect once the steps from below are applied you will get rid of those annoying factory / default restrictions. Those restrictions are there to limit your access and that’s why you cannot perform different customizations as long as root isn’t gained. Thus, become an experienced and advanced Android user by completing the steps explained during this tutorial.
From the beginning you must know that gaining root access isn’t an official operation and that the root exploit which will be used cannot be associated with Google or with your OEM – it is developed by third party developer. Therefore, you will lose your phone’s warranty and possible access to some built-in apps. For the future, if you will have to restore the warranty flag you will be able to do so but only by choosing to reinstall the official firmware package on your Honor 8X – then, the root access will be revoked and you phone will be restored back to its default state.
On a rooted Honor 8X you will be able to bump speeds, upgrade the battery life and customize the default Android skin. Different tweaks will be possible through dedicated operations including: removing bloatware and start-up programs, adding root-only complex apps, installing tools from other sources than Google Play, setting up features which cannot be found on the default Android platform, updating the Honor 8X with custom ROMs (such as Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Android), overclocking or undervolting CPU frequencies, adding custom kernels, flashing custom MODs and so much more.
Saving your personal data, info, accounts and files should be done first. You should be careful when it comes to your personal data as while the root operation is running a wipe might be initiated – also, certain files might get corrupted during the unlocking procedure. So, for being sure that everything that’s personal remains that way, first complete a general backup process and secure stuffs like contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data and everything else that wasn’t there from day one. On the Honor 8X the backup can be done within minutes as you can choose from various backup and restore solutions: sync files with your Google account, use external storage devices, download backup and restore (and already tested) apps from Google Play, use built-in cloud storage platforms and services.
For being able to gain root access on your Honor 8X you will first have to complete two additional operations. Thus, before starting to apply the steps from below learn how to unlock your phone’s bootloader – you can do that by checking out our dedicated how to guide from here. Also, install a custom recovery image on your phone as from that environment you will flash the root exploit – thus, use our dedicated step by step guide and learn how to set up TWRP recovery on your Honor 8X.
Then, make sure that you can use a computer as there is where you will have to download the root package that’s available for your device. Also, your Honor 8X and its USB cable must be there as you will have to connect your handset with your computer during the root operation.
On your smartphone you have to gain developer rights. That can be achieved by tapping repeatedly on Built Number – from About Phone start tapping, for 7 or 10 repeated times, on Built Number just until the ‘you are a developer’ message shows up. Then, from Settings - > Developer Options check the USB Debugging feature – otherwise you might have issues while trying to properly connect your phone with your computer.
Make sure that there is enough power left on your handset before you start the root steps from below. If the power is low your device might get turned off right in the middle of the root process. Well, sudden shut down can cause severe Android issues and you can end up in soft bricking your Honor 8X. Thus, try to avoid such unpleasant situations and verify the power that’s left – if it will be lower than 50%, plug in the charger before doing anything else.
How to Easily Root the Honor 8X
- Power on your computer and download the Magisk app that’s available for your Honor 8X. Download this file from here and save it on desktop.
- Power off your device and reboot into recovery mode.
- There make a full wipe by choosing the following options: ‘wipe data factory reset’ followed by ‘wipe dalvik cache’ and by ‘wipe cache partition’.
- When done, frommain menu of recovery pick ‘reboot system now’.
- Connect your Honor 8X with your computer via USB cable.
- From desktop select the root exploit which was downloaded earlier and transfer it on your phone.
- Disconnect your devices in the end.
- Switch off your device again and go to recover mode menu once more.
- From TWRP recovery tap on Install and afterwards pick the Magisk file.
- Swipe in order to start the flashing process.
- Wait while root is ensured.
- When done, go back to main menu of recovery and tap on ‘reboot’.
- That’s all.
There you have it; that’s how you can now root your Honor 8X. You can use the Root Checker app from Google Play for verifying the root status on your Android device. So, at this point you should be using a device that runs on an unlocked bootloader, which is installed with TWRP recovery and which has root enabled. Well, starting from now you can unleash the true potential of your Android device – do tell us how you plan to customize, optimize and personalize your phone by using the comments field from below. Enjoy, stay close fur further tutorials and for other tips and tricks available for your Honor 8X don’t hesitate and search through our ‘how to’ page.