Huawei is the second-leading Android smartphone vendor in the world after Samsung. One of the reasons the Chinese company’s popularity rapidly grew among Android enthusiasts was the ease of playing around with the devices, aka rooting.
This recently changed when Huawei decided that it will no longer let new users unlock their devices’ bootloaders and subsequently root them, something that has left many fuming at this anti-consumer move.
However, for the few lucky ones who have already unlocked their device’s bootloader, it appears that the incoming EMUI 9.0 will be a breeze to root. This is true because as of this writing, one enthusiastic developer has already successfully rooted EMUI 9.0 that is based on Android 9 Pie, but so far, he says the root isn’t ready for a wider rollout.
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Apparently, the person behind this development, John Wu, says things are still quite complicated and that kernel sources are needed before this root can be released to the masses. The root has already been confirmed to be working on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and more devices should join the party sooner or later.
The EMUI 9.0 update that is based on Android 9 Pie is already available as a beta for Honor View 10 (and Honor 10 in China), Huawei P20 and P20 Pro handsets in Europe, while Huawei fans in UAE would soon have one on their Mate 10 and P20 pro sets too, beginning October 16.