Finally, here’s a root method for the Huawei Mate S that you have all been looking for for some time.
It all began with the bootloader unlock process followed by a custom recovery, and now comes the root method to help you gain root on your Mate S.
Here’s how to do that:
Files You Need
- Your phone must have a custom recovery installed on it. If it does not, flash one on it using our how to install a custom recovery on the Huawei Mate S tutorial. When a custom recovery is up and running on your phone, come back here and continue.
- This should flash SuperSU to achieve root access on your phone.
- Download SuperSU to your computer. Do not extract it, leave it as is. It will later be transferred to your phone.
Rooting the Huawei Mate S
- Connect your Huawei Mate S smartphone to your computer using a suitable USB cable. Ensure that your phone can receive files from your computer.
- Copy SuperSU .zip from your computer over to the internal storage on your phone. It is recommended that you place the file on the top so it is easily accessible at a later time.
- When SuperSU is copied, disconnect your phone from your computer.
- Power off your phone.
- Power your phone back on in recovery mode. To do that, hold down Volume UP and Power buttons at the same time for a few seconds.
- Your phone should reboot into the custom recovery mode.
- Once you are inside the recovery mode, tap on the option that says Install.
- Navigate to your internal storage where you have placed SuperSU and select it to be installed on your phone.
- Confirm the prompt and wait for TWRP Recovery to install SuperSU on your phone.
- When TWRP’s done installing SuperSU, reboot your phone by choosing Reboot followed by System.
- Your phone should reboot normally.
- You should now be rooted!
Your Huawei Mate S is now rooted and has a custom recovery installed on it.
Now that you have got both the required things to customize your phone, go ahead and download a custom ROM and flash it using this newly installed custom recovery on your phone.
Make sure to first backup your phone before flashing any of the custom zip files. So, that when flashing goes wrong, you can revert back to the stock using the backup you created earlier. It comes handy when, for example, you flash a custom ROM that is not fully functional and you would like to restore to the stock. The backup you created using the recovery should help you get rid of that non-functional ROM and get you back to the working ROM on your phone.
The recovery also offers features like wiping and factory resetting your phone. Usually, these features are used when you have flashed a new ROM on your phone and you wish to wipe cache and other files so that they do not interfere with the new files that the new ROM has brought for you.
There’s a lot to be explored in the recovery, so go ahead, give it a try, and see how it works for you!