For being able to get the most out of a mid-range Android powered device you need to gain root access. Only in that way you can unleash the true potential of your Huawei Y6 Pro and only on a rooted system you can still apply updates even after the official support is ended. Therefore, if you want to root your Huawei Y6 Pro go ahead and check all the lines from this tutorial. There we will detail the root process along with the advantages, risks and essential pre-requisites which have to be applied before anything else.
A rooted Android OS means an unlocked platform. Basically, the default and factory restrictions will be removed. The goal is to set everything free as that’s how you can then modify, customize and optimize built-in features, apps and capabilities. So, on a rooted Huawei Y6 Pro you can improve general performance with the help of dedicated custom operations. Bottom line, by completing particular tweaks you can receive more power, you can improve the battery life and you can speed up the Android software.
And the most popular tweaks that can be initiated on a rooted Android OS are: installing custom ROMs like Lineage OS, AOKP, Paranoid Android and more, add custom kernels and MODs, remove bloatware and start-up programs, add new features which cannot be found on the stock Android OS, install root-only apps from Google Play and even from other sources, overclock CPU frequencies and further on.
As you can see, you have endless tweaking possibilities once the Android system is unlocked. However, a few risks are also involved. And the main one is talking about the Huawei Y6 Pro warranty – gaining root access is not an official operation so you are going to lose your phone’s warranty. That’s happening because the root exploit is developed by third party devs and because your OEM isn’t letting you remove factory restrictions just like that. So, losing the warranty is the result that happens when you initiate unofficial operations.
Additionally, your data might be at risk. Shortly, during the root operation the files which weren’t there by default might get corrupted or wiped out. I’m talking about personal data such as contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps or internet settings. So, for protecting the data that’s stored on your Huawei Y6 Pro you should first initiate and complete a general backup – sync your files with your Google Account or use cloud storage platforms.
And for securing even the current Android firmware that runs on your Y6 Pro you can also choose to make a Nandroid backup – afterwards you can use the Nandroid backup package for going back to stock.
You can gain root access with the help of this dedicated tutorial only if your Huawei Y6 Pro is installed with TWRP recovery. Therefore, first of all learn how to flash a custom recovery image on your smartphone – in that respect you can use our dedicated step by step guide from here. Note: an unlocked bootloader must be ensured too (the unlocked bootloader must be ensured before flashing the custom recovery image).
Of course, gaining root is possible in a manual way. A computer is therefore required – don’t worry, on the computer you will only have to download the root exploit. Your smartphone and its USB cord should be there too because a connection between your PC and your phone will have to be established. Next, on your phone you must have Developer rights; this can be achieved by tapping repeatedly (for 7 or 10 times) on Built Number (under About Phone) – tap on this field until the ‘you are a developer’ prompt shows up. Finally, from Developer Options (within menu – > settings) you have to check the USB Debugging field.
Charge your handset; if the power is low your device can get turned off during the root operation. If a sudden shut down occurs the Android system might get soft-bricked. So, as a general rule you should plug in the charger before doing anything else. Hint: this process should be initiated if the power left is lower than 50%.
Of course, resume the steps from below only if you own the Huawei Y6 Pro. This particular root process will work only for the already mentioned handset.
How to easily Root the Huawei Y6 Pro
- Open your computer and connect it to Internet. Then, from your web browser navigate towards this page.
- From there download the latest version of SuperSU and save it on desktop.
- Switch on your phone and connect it with your computer via USB cable.
- Copy-paste the root exploit from desktop to your phone.
- Remove the USB cord because the computer is no longer required.
- Switch off your smartphone – press and hold the Power key for a few moments or press the Power button once and choose “power off”.
- Then, reboot recovery mode on your Android device.
- From TWRP recovery, tap on Install and then load the SuperSU package.
- Swipe in order to start the flashing process.
- When done, go back to main menu of recovery.
- From there tap on Reboot.
- In case a boot loop is experienced, go back to recovery and from there pick “wipe data factory reset” followed by “wipe cache partition”.
That’s all. Root access is now ensured on your Huawei Y6 Pro. And since TWRP recovery is already running you can now choose to install a custom ROM firmware. You can verify if root was successfully gained by downloading the Root Checker app from Google Play – don’t worry, this app is free-distributed. Enjoy, stay close for further tutorials and don’t forget to share your experience with us and with our readers by using the comments field from down below.