Rooting your Huawei Ascend Y H866C smartphone is the way to get the apps working on your device that require root access. Rooting can also sometimes be the way to get a custom recovery installed on your device, but you don’t always need root access to do that.

The custom recovery is useful for those people wanting to install a custom ROM. many devices out there in the Huawei range don’t have a great deal of custom ROMs available, though so it’s usually done for the apps. there are heaps of extra apps you can install that aren’t available without root access.

Huawei Ascend Y H866C

You’ll find these apps available from the Google Play Store and they usually give you a “root required” message in the description.

The Files You Need

  • Download the Poot APK file you need from this XDA Developers forum page here.

Rooting the Huawei Ascend Y H866C

  1. Download the Poot APK file over to the desktop of your computer.
  2. You can click the right side of the file that’s above your taskbar and choose the ‘show in folder’ option.
  3. Now drag and drop the Poot file over to the desktop.
  4. Do not extract the file this time.
  5. Connect the Huawei Ascend Y H866C and transfer the Poor APK over to the root of the internal SD card. That means do not hide the file in any sub folder. Keep it at the topmost folder when you are transferring the file to your SD card.
  6. Once you know the Poot APK is on your SD card, unplug the Huawei Ascend smartphone from the computer.
  7. Launch any File manager that’s on your device.
  8. Once you have the Poot application installed on your device, launch it by tapping your finger over the app. You’ll see if with the rest of your apps in the app drawer.
  9. Click the Poot button from within the app and it will now root your device.
  10. Wait until the root access to the internal file system is granted before touching any buttons.
  11. One last step: download the Superuser app from the Google Play Store. Once you have that on your device, you will officially be rooted.

You can check the guide worked for your device by installing the root checker app. Doing that will make it easier to understand any potential problems you might have in the future when installing apps, ROMs or anything else to do with root access on your phone.