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How to root the Huawei Ascend P6

This guide will show you how to root the Huawei P6.

Disclaimer: Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way. Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely.

What is needed to root the Huawei Ascend P6?

In order to root the Huawei Ascend P6 you will need the following:

  • The Huawei Ascend P6 in your hand which you wish to root
  • Access to a PC

Step 1 – Download the USB drivers for the Huawei Ascend P6 on to your PC

The first thing to do is install the Huawei USB drivers on to your PC. We list the USB drivers in this article.

Step 2 – Download the rooting program to your PC

In order to root the Huawei P6 you must download a rooting program to your PC which you can get from here.

Please note that the program is in Chinese but it easy enough to follow once installed as there is one main button to click which performs the rooting process.

Download the program to your computer and then install it.

Step 3 – Enable USB Debugging on the Huawei Ascend P6

On the device itself you must enable USB Debugging. We explain how to do this in the article here.

Once you have done that proceed to the next step.

Step 4 – Root the Huawei Ascend P6

Now that you have downloaded and installed the rooting program on to your PC and enable USB Debugging on the Huawei Ascend P6 itself connect it to your PC.

With the device connected to your PC, on the device itself, pull down the notification bar and it should show that is connected via USB.

Tap that and choose MTP Connection as the USB connection method to use.

Run the rooting program you installed on to your PC.

Click the Root button and then wait for the process to complete – it has four parts.

Once completed disconnect the Huawei Ascend P6 from your PC and restart it.

Step 5 - Replace Vroot Superuser with SuperSU

You should notice, once it restarts, that you now have a new application called Superuser which means that you have successfully rooted the device. You may however wish to replace this program with the more commonly known SuperSU.

To do that download the script to change this from here.

Again, save it to an easy to find location on your PC and extract it to its own folder.

Make sure that the Huawei Ascend P6 is connected to your PC.

Copy the mrw folder to the main root of your internal storage (it is called Phone in Windows).

On the Huawei Ascend P6 itself go to the Play Store and download the Terminal Emulator application, install it and run it.

With the program running type the following command (press Enter after each one):

Su

Allow root permission when asked.

Type the next command and press Enter again when done.

sh /sdcard/mrw/root.sh

Wait for the device to complete the process. When done it will automatically reboot.

When the Huawei Ascend P6 boots up again you should notice that you now have SuperSU and not the original Superuser application and the device is fully rooted.

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