These are the steps to root the Huawei U8230 smartphone. If you are waiting to increase the performance of your smartphone, you can do that after getting root access to the internal hardware. Rooting the internal system is the equivalent of getting yourself administrator permissions on a Windows PC. Without those administration permissions, you cannot do whatever it is you want to do. Note that rooting doesn’t mean you can instantly install a custom ROM or take a NANDroid backup. You’ll need to install a custom recovery for that.

Huawei U8230

The Files You Need

  • Download the Z4Root APK from this XDA Developers page here. That’s the rooting tool we are using for you today.
  • You should backup the Huawei smartphone before starting this guide. You shouldn’t lose any data during the steps. However, if you get the device stuck in a boot loop, or any other issue, you might want to take a hard reset. It’s the hard reset, otherwise known as factory reset, that will wipe your device. That’s why we tell you to back up first.

Rooting The Huawei U8230

  1. Download the Z4Root APK on the desktop of the computer; do not extract the file.
  2. Connect the U8230 smartphone to the computer using the USB cable.
  3. Transfer the Z4Root APK to the internal storage SD card folder that appears on the computer after you connect the phone to the computer.
  4. Unplug the Huawei smartphone from the computer.
  5. Navigate your way to the Settings > Applications > enable Unknown Sources. Now you can install apps outside of the Google Play Store.
  6. Open any File Manager on the phone and install the Z4Root APK. It will end up in the app drawer.
  7. Tap and launch the app from the app drawer.
  8. Tap your finger over the option that says ‘Permanent Root’ from within the app.
  9. The Z4Root tool will now grant root access to the system internals of your device.
  10. Reboot the smartphone once it’s done.

You can install the root checker app that’s available from the Google Play Store if you want to double-check the guide did work. Once you know you do have root access, you can install any app that’s available from the Google Play Store. Be careful if you are installing apps from third-party sources outside of the Google Play Store that are not recommended by us. They can contain malware if you install from an untrusted source.