How to Root Honor 8 on Nougat with TWRP and phh SuperUser

The Huawei Honor 8 has had Android 7.0 Nougat firmware available as beta for quite some time but there wasn’t any compatible TWRP recovery available for the device until now to get it rooted running on Nougat.

But thanks to developer Tkkg1994 & LastStandingDroid over at xda, an unofficial build of TWRP v3.0.2-0 for the Nougat firmware is now available for Honor 8 and you can use it to get root on the device.

Note: Getting root with SuperSU zip flash is still not possible on the Honor 8 running Android 7.0 Nougat. However, the phh SuperUser zip works absolutely perfect with the Nougat firmware to get root.

Let’s get started..

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How to Root Honor 8 on Nougat with phh SuperUser

  1. Make sure you’ve an unlocked bootloader on your Honor 8. If not, here’s a step-by-step guide to do that.
  2. Download the phh SuperUser r275 zip to your phone’s internal storage.
  3. Download the Honor 8 TWRP recovery .img file and save it to a separate folder on your PC.
  4. Install the TWRP recovery image via Fastboot (step-by-step guide).
  5. Once TWRP is installed, boot your Honor 8 into recovery mode.
  6. From the TWRP main menu, select Install » select the superuser-r275.zip that you transferred to your phone in Step 2 above » and then confirm flashing the file.
  7. Reboot phone into system.
  8. Once booted, download/install the phh SuperUser app from Play Store.

That’s it. Enjoy root access on your Huawei Honor 8 running on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Happy Androiding! 

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21 Comments

  1. I tried but can’t mount unable to mount data. Does not show internal storage

    1. Same problem here. Can’t find the internal storage..

  2. I tried but can’t mount unable to mount data. Does not show internal storage

  3. I tried but can’t mount unable to mount data. Does not show internal storage

    1. Same problem here. Can’t find the internal storage..

  4. I tried but can’t mount unable to mount data. Does not show internal storage

  5. and how to unroot when new updates come?

  6. and how to unroot when new updates come?

  7. This twrp is not working.. The settings are gone after restarting the device, it can not go to adb sideload, so it is useless…

  8. This twrp is not working.. The settings are gone after restarting the device, it can not go to adb sideload, so it is useless…

  9. and how to unroot when new updates come?

  10. and how to unroot when new updates come?

  11. This twrp is not working.. The settings are gone after restarting the device, it can not go to adb sideload, so it is useless…

  12. This twrp is not working.. The settings are gone after restarting the device, it can not go to adb sideload, so it is useless…

  13. IN moto x2 1052 i am to unlock then install superuser all good,but as wifi was still not aceesing i wiped from twrp then after every power off that unloacker window is coming again again.The issue is due to wipe i think the supersu which i was copied its gone also its showing no OS installed.Please get me out from this issue.

  14. IN moto x2 1052 i am to unlock then install superuser all good,but as wifi was still not aceesing i wiped from twrp then after every power off that unloacker window is coming again again.The issue is due to wipe i think the supersu which i was copied its gone also its showing no OS installed.Please get me out from this issue.

  15. IN moto x2 1052 i am to unlock then install superuser all good,but as wifi was still not aceesing i wiped from twrp then after every power off that unloacker window is coming again again.The issue is due to wipe i think the supersu which i was copied its gone also its showing no OS installed.Please get me out from this issue.

  16. IN moto x2 1052 i am to unlock then install superuser all good,but as wifi was still not aceesing i wiped from twrp then after every power off that unloacker window is coming again again.The issue is due to wipe i think the supersu which i was copied its gone also its showing no OS installed.Please get me out from this issue.

  17. FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 0.01

    no have option unlock OEM in my developer settings for unlock bootloader

  18. FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 0.01

    no have option unlock OEM in my developer settings for unlock bootloader

  19. Aurélio Lage Militão

    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 0.01

    no have option unlock OEM in my developer settings for unlock bootloader

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