These are the guidelines to root the Huawei Honor 4X smartphone using a new version of the SuperSU application by Chainfire, a computer and a custom recovery. Your version of custom recovery shouldn’t matter too much as they all usually have the ability to upload zip files. However, the recovery we are using in our guide is in reference to people who have TWRP Recovery installed. The steps will vary slightly if you are using a different recovery on your Huawei Honor 4X smartphone such as ClockworkMod Recovery. Though the wording on the buttons will change, you should still have no problem following our guide regardless of your choice of recovery.

Rooting the Huawei Honor 4X means you can have direct access to the root applications available from the Google Play Store like the Titanium Backup application. The Titanium Backup app is a powerful app that can cause you to dislike rooting your device if you don’t know what you are doing. As long as you don’t delete any system apps you shouldn’t, you should find Titanium does not cause your ROM to become unstable. You can also find many great applications available from outside the Google Play Store such as the J Rummy apps like the ROM Toolbox — one of the only all-in-one solutions available for rooted users today that is worth knowing about. In addition to installing root apps, you can start installing custom ROMs since you already have a new recovery.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Files You Need

  1. You must have a custom recovery installed on the Huawei Honor 4X smartphone before you can root the device using this guide.
  2. You must download the SuperSU from here.

Rooting the Huawei Honor 4X smartphone running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

  1. Download the SuperSU rooting package directly to the desktop of the computer.
  2. Connect the Huawei Honor 4X smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
    Copy the SuperSU package to the internal storage SD card.
    – make sure it’s the root of the SD card which means keeping it on the topmost folder level.
  3. Unplug your Honor 4X smartphone from the computer once you have the rooting package on your SD card.
  4. Reboot the Huawei Honor 4X smartphone to the recovery mode by pressing the hardware button combination for that mode.
  5. Tap on the Backup button to take the NANDroid backup before you go ahead with the rooting.
  6. Tap on the Install button and then follow the on-screen instructions to upload the SuperSU file from your internal SD card storage space.
  7. Once installed, chose the option to reboot your system and the smartphone will now reboot to normal mode where you should find the SuperSU application available from your app drawer.

In conclusion, that’s how to root the Huawei Honor 4X smartphone using the updated version of the SuperSU application by Chainfire and a custom recovery. You don’t have to do anything to the SuperSU once it’s on your device now. It will ask you if you want to grant root access to any apps that you download. Furthermore, you might see the odd message popping up on your displaying telling you that something wants access to one of your apps. If you don’t know what that “something” is then do not grant it root access. You never know what that might be, including hackers wanting to get access to your data like messenger applications.

You might be interested in checking out the best custom ROMs for the Huawei Honor 4X smartphone so you can start running a proper open source ROM on your device that is not being held down by your manufacturer or phone carrier networks.

Rooting the Android OS running on the smartphone or tablet in your hands allows us to do more things with apps. One of the things we can do now indulges in some automation. The word automation no nan operating system sounds confusing, but it essentially means being able to do more with more features than before. One of the best applications for automation on Android is Tasker. The Tasker app lets us enjoy some of the features we get with stock Android but then enhance them way more, so they are a ton more practical. Tasker is just one example of a root applications that is now available to be installed on the Android operating system, but there are much more that do a broad range of things like backup data better, help with ROM installations, enhance music and offer better file managers. We can learn more about the applications by checking our dedicated post that runs through what we think are the best root applications for Android operating systems that run on just about every device. All of those root apps should work regardless of the device in question.