If you are browsing this article from a Windows computer, you might know about having administrator permissions. Microsoft have named that task well, since it’s fairly self-explanatory. With Androids, things aren’t so obvious. However, having root access is the same thing as having administrator permissions on the operating system. The only difference is Android is based on the Linux operating system and not the Windows operating system. That’s why they have different names. Root access is giving access to the root file system. That means danger for inexperienced Android users who might accidentally delete files. That’s the same control you need to have if you want to have the advantages of using the internal system to it’s fullest potential.

Huawei MediaPad

The Files You Need

  • Download the Modaco rooting file you need from this page.
  • Download the universal driver by Koush — the same guy who has made ClockworkMod recovery. The universal driver will work on the PC as your Huawei driver.
  • Applying the following steps to root the Huawei MediaPad does void your warranty. You should be able to unroot the same device and get that warranty working again.

Rooting the Huawei MediaPad

  1. Download the rooting file from the files section above and have it waiting on the desktop.
  2. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on your smartphone by pointing to the Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
  3. Those of you who do not see any Developer Options will have to unlock that menu. Sometimes you’ll find it is hidden. You can unlock it by going to the Settings > About Device > tapping the build number until the display tells you that you are now a developer.
  4. Right-click over the rooting file that’s on the desktop. Choose the ‘Extract here’ option from the menu.
  5. Connect the Huawei MediaPad to the computer with the USB cable. You can use the same USB cable you use for charging the device.
  6. Click the Install Root.cmd that should be on the desktop after you extracted the rooting file.
  7. Wait as your device reboots three times during the rooting process.
  8. Eventually your device will reboot and after the third time you can unplug from the computer.

Now you are ready to install those wonderful root-requiring apps available from the Google Play Store. But first, you might want to install the root checker app just to make sure it did work.