Rooting is Android equivalent to jailbreaking and means you are giving yourself full access to the root file system. That same file system you usually find locked up by the manufacturer so you cannot have full control. There are several reasons why they choose to lock you out. The most common reason they will tell you is because it comes with an extra security risk. With root access, a malware application can find its way onto your system easier. The only way that would happen is if you downloaded the app yourself and made the mistake.

Furthermore, you can still remove that malware later. The main reasons Huawei and other OEMs don’t want you to have root access is because it means you can sometimes install a custom ROM and remove the stock apps which people consider to be bloatware. Another reasons why they don’t want you to root your device is because they don’t want to deal with your problems. By opening the operating system, you are not creating a problem, but you are creating more chances for problems — problems they do not want to ever deal with. Many people will still send their devices away under warranty when they have root access and expect them fixed.

Huawei Ascend D2

The Files You Need

  1. Download the eroot tool from the link in the first post on this page.
  2. These are the steps to root Huawei Ascend D2 smartphones. You do void any warranty you might have left by completing this guide. As with most Huawei phones and tablets, you can unroot the device. Once that unrooting guide is complete, you will have the warranty working again. All of that is assuming that you have time left on your warranty agreement.

Rooting the Huawei Ascend D2

  1. Make sure you have the USB Debugging Mode on the Huawei Ascend D2. You’ll see that option by heading to the Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
  2. Download the eroot bundle to the desktop of the computer.
  3. Right-click over the file and select the ‘extract here’ option to extract the file.
  4. Connect the computer to the computer using the USB cable.
  5. Double-click the mouse over the eroot executable file that is on your desktop after you extracted the file.
  6. The rest is easy: click the Root button that is inside the program opening on computer screen.
  7. The device will now be granted root access in a few minutes.

Now you can unplug from the computer and install the root checker app. The root checker app will do as the name suggests and double-check the guide did work for your device. It’s smart to check with the app so you can eliminate that as a potential problem during your next move, should you find any problems.

Assuming you have root on the Huawei Ascend D2 smartphone, you can install any app that’s available on the Google Play Store. You might want to install the ROM Manager app and check out what ROMs are available.