If you want better backup options available to you, a free WiFi hotspot, performance improvements, better battery life, bloatware gone and more apps to choose from, you need to root the Huawei Ascend P1.

Rooting the said device will give you more options. It happens because it’s like giving yourself administrator permissions, just like a Windows operating system on a computer. You know what it’s like using a computer with a user account and not with the administrator account? Well, that’s what it’s like using your Android without root access. You get stuck in an environment that’s made by the manufacturer of your device.

Huawei Ascend P1

The Files You Need

  • Download the rooting file link for your device from this website page.
  • You can only use this guide if you have a Windows PC. Do not try installing this file if you are working with a Mac or Linux computer.
  • Make sure you have enabled the USB Debugging Mode on the Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone. You will find that by heading to the Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode. Just check the box so it’s no longer empty. You can navigate out of the Developer Options and it will remember your preferences.

Rooting The Huawei Ascend P1

  1. Download the rooting file to the desktop of your computer. You’ll find that file in our ‘files’ section above.
  2. Right-click over the file and select the ‘extract here’ option from the menu.
  3. You should now have the files extracted from the rooting folder on the desktop.
  4. Connect the Huawei Ascend P1 to the computer.
  5. Click and run the hwadb.exe file that’s on the computer. That file will now run on your device.
  6. Now click the ubl.exe file that’s on the desktop. Let it run and complete.
  7. Once you know they are done, unplug the device from the computer.
  8. Long-press the Power button and reboot the device.
  9. The Huawei Ascend P1 now has root access. Once you reboot the smartphone, you will find the SuperSU app in the app drawer. That app is your secret trick to being able to install other apps from the Google Play Store. And by other apps, we are referring to all those extra apps you couldn’t yet install without root access.
  10. You can choose to install the root checker app from the Google Play Store. the app will make sure you do have root access by telling you on the screen.