Do you have to gain root access on your Honor Play? If you are ready to test tweaking operations on your Android device and if you want to unleash its true potential, then you should first take care of the root aspect, which will be detailed during the following guidelines. There we will explain the root operation, we will talk about advantages and risks, we will review the pre-requisites that must be first applied, and, in the end, we will explain the steps that must be followed for being able to quickly and safely root the Honor Play.
So, gaining root privileges represents the easiest way in which you can obtain unlimited control over the Android UI. That’s possible because during the root operation the factory restrictions will be removed. Overall, by completing this tutorial you can choose how to customize and optimize your Honor Play for being able to bump speeds, upgrade battery life and improve general performance. Bottom line, now you can become an advanced Android user who is smartly using his smartphone without dealing with restrictions of any kind.
In that regard, once you will apply the steps explained below you will be able to perform different custom operations on your handset – here are some examples of operations that can be applied on a rooted Honor Play: you can remove bloatware and start-up programs; you can set up features that cannot be found on the official Android OS; you can install complex apps and tools from other sources than Google Play; you can update your device with custom ROMs such as Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Android; you can install custom MODs and kernels; or you can choose to overclock or undervolt CPU frequencies.
As you can already tell, ensuring root and removing default restrictions cannot be an operation supported by your OEM or by Google. That’s why we must now talk about risks; and the most important one is related with your phone’s warranty, which will get void once you will start to apply the steps from below. You can also lose access to built-in apps and even your personal data, info and accounts. The warranty flag can be restored if you choose to reinstall the stock Android software on your handset – then, you will manage to restore your phone back to its initial state meaning that root access will be revoked.
As for your data, yes, a wipe might be initiated or files might get corrupted during the root process. So, a backup is now recommended – in that way you can successfully protect your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, EFS folder or IMEI / NVRAM data. A general backup can be completed in different ways: you can use an external storage device, you can sync files with your Google account, you can use built-in cloud storage apps or you can go to Google Play and download already tested backup and restore apps compatible with your Honor Play.
And, along with the general backup you should also complete a Nandroid one. In that way you can save the Android OS that runs on your device – if something wrong happens while the root operation is performed you can choose to flash the Nandroid backup package for going back to stock.
You can gain root access on your Honor Play only after you unlock your phone’s bootloader and only if a custom recovery image can be used. Well, in that matter, you can use or previous tutorials and learn how to unlock the Honor Play bootloader and how to install TWRP recovery on your Android based device.
It’s going to be a manual process. So, a computer must be at your disposal. Also your smartphone and its USB cable must be used - a connection between your devices will be required. Moreover, on your phone you need to enable Developer Options (do it from About Phone by repeatedly tapping on Built Number – after 7 or 10 repeated taps you will receive the ‘you are a developer’ message). And finally, from Developer Options (within Menu - > Settings) check the USB Debugging feature.
You have to be precautious. And in that respect you must verify the power that’s left on your Honor Play. If that power is lower than 50% you must plug in the charger first as otherwise you can experience different issues – a sudden shut down that happens during the root operation can cause severe malfunctions within the Android core system, so if you aren’t careful enough you can end up in soft bricking your Android device.
How to Quickly and Safely Root the Honor Play
- Power on your computer and access this page. From there download the Magisk app which will be required during the root process.
- Save this file on desktop.
- In the meantime, switch off your Honor Play and wait a few moments while the shut down operation is being completed.
- Next, reboot recovery mode on your Android device and from there choose to complete a hard reset by selecting these options: ‘wipe data factory reset’ followed by ‘wipe cache partition’.
- When done, go back to main menu of recovery and choose to return to Android mode.
- Afterwards, connect your smartphone with your computer via USB cable.
- Transfer the root file from desktop to your phone and when done, remove the USB cable.
- Power off your device again and once more access the recovery mode menu.
- This time, in TWRP recovery tap on Install and just pick the Magisk app.
- Swipe in order to start the flashing process and wait while the installation procedure is automatically completed.
- In the end, from main menu of recovery pick ‘reboot’ and enjoy; that should be all.
Good job; now your Honor Play should be rooted and therefore prepared for further tweaking operations and specialized customizations. You can verify the root status on your Android device by using a dedicated app from Google Play – just download and use the Root Checker app on your Honor Play. Don’t forget to share your root experience with us and with other users who might want to follow the guidelines explained above – you can quickly get in touch with us by filling out the comments field from below. Of course, for further tutorials and other useful Android related tips and tricks available for your device don’t hesitate and search through our ‘how to’ page and also stay close to us. Enjoy.