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Root Huawei Honor 5X (KIW-L24) with TWRP Recovery

Huawei with the Honor flagship range has got many users base in terms of sales over the past years. Honor 5X is one of the latest smartphone from the bag of Huawei falls under the budget section. Also, the company has got great appreciation from the buyers for offering two outstanding devices, Nexus 6P and Mate8. This time, the company has launched Honor 5x in many countries including USA, India, and European countries simultaneously to expand its business across the globe.

Root Huawei Honor 5X (KIW-L24)
Root Huawei Honor 5X (KIW-L24)

Before going into the steps directly, lets recall the specs what the device has got,  the Honor 5x comes with a pocket friendly price tag but offers a premium design covered up with metal all across. The honor 5X has an octa-core Snapdragon 616 CPU with 2gigs of RAM and 16GB of storage with an option of microSD expansion up to 128GB. The 3,000mAh battery with SmartPower that makes the device even smarter, a power saving feature can help extend battery life up to a day and a half with moderate usage. The 13MP camera has an f2.0 aperture while the 5MP front-facing camera has an f2.4 lens. On the back of the Honor 5X, the honor 5X has a fingerprint sensor that the company claims improves over time with usage.

Even after having this pleasing hardware specs but due to the EMUI skit at the top of the Android makes user somewhat unhappy, but after successfully completion of the process, I hope you will be able to customize the Android experience the way you want. Guide mentioned below will take you through the complete step by step process to root Huawei Honor 5X (KIW-L24) with TWRP Recovery.

Benefits of rooting

  • With the help of root access, one can remove those apps which are pre-installed by your network provider or by manufacturer.
  • Because of rooting you can also get the free storage space, rooted apps are available for efficient memory management.
  • After rooting user can also update their phone to the latest version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM).
  • It provides customization options when you use your new administrative rights to flash a custom ROM (again, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
  • Rooting also increases the battery life of the Smartphone because those running constantly can be removed).

Files to Download

Root Huawei Honor 5X (KIW-L24) with TWRP Recovery

  1. Before getting into the process, you need to create a account, its basically a Huawei ID, Create ID here
  2. Log in and fill out the details needed: https://goo.gl/VEKvXY
  3. You also need to be ready with the Product Identification No., to get that, dial this ‘* # * # 1357946 # * # *
  4. Now you need to enable the USB debugging mode on your device from the settings menu, if you are unable to see the developers options, tap on the build number (Settings > About) until it stays you are a developer. Once that is done go back to the main settings and go to developer settings and enable OEM Unlock.
  5. It also requires ADB and Fastboot to be installed on your PC, here is, “How to Install Adb and Fastboot Within Seconds“.
  6. Connect your device into the PC and authorize your device key so ADB will work, then type the following commands in the Minimal ADB and Fastboot window: (If you don’t know where to write the command, just go to the folder where you have installed ADB Fastboot and Right Click+Shift and select ‘open command prompt here’)

    adb reboot bootloader

  7.  Once your device enters into the fastboot mode, fire the below command,

    fastboot oem unlock 2062712452147427 (change the unlock code to yours)

  8. Keep in mind the above step will delete all your data so if you have any personal data back it up first.
  9. Boot up the phone and set it up.
  10. Download the TWRP recovery image for the link given above and copy it to the folder  Minimal Fastboot and ADB.
  11. Boot back into the bootloader by typing the following command:

    adb reboot bootloader

  12. Flash the recovery with the following command: Code:

    fastboot flash recovery twrp_kiwi.img

  13. Once it finishes, type the following command:

    fastboot reboot

  14. Download SuperSU zip from the link given above and copy it your device.
  15. Boot into recovery by typing the following:

    adb reboot recovery

  16. This will boot TWRP on your device, select Install and browse for the copied SuperSU zip file and then swipe to confirm/Install it.
  17. Reboot your device.

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