You need to root the Huawei Mercury M886 if you want to use the popular apps from the Google Play Store like Titanium backup. Many developers have created apps that need administrator permissions to be granted to the internal system of the device. That’s what root access is: administrator permissions like on a Windows PC.

All smartphone manufactures lock the device under factory restrictions that prevent people from using the devices with administrator permissions. Note that this guide only gives you root access and does not install a custom recovery on your device. You need a custom recovery to install a custom ROM. Changing ROMs away from the stock Android ROM that comes with the device out of the box is another popular reasons for getting root access. Huawei Mercury M886

What Is Rooting the Android Operating System?

When you buy a new smartphone, you might not know it, but the Android operating system is in a “locked” state. For the most part, it will not make much difference to you: most apps are still available to use, and there are benefits to this locked state such as better security. When you root the Android operating system, you are gaining full administrative rights over the OS.

Why Would You Want to Root Android?

Gaining full administrative rights over the operating system has some perks to some people. For example, out of the millions of applications available on Google Play, some of them will not be able to run on your device unless it has root access. Until you have a specific need for wanting Android rooted, you probably want to leave Android as it comes out of the box. But if you need to unlock an app, then that is when you want to look into rooting methods. Using more apps is only one example of why you may want root access, here is the full list of benefits:

  • Unlock more applications. Some of the apps available for Android cannot run unless you have root access. This is because the app’s features cannot run without the root permissions because the features require the full system access before they can be useful.
  • Better battery life. Smartphones are great, but they have one caveat, which is each time you recharge the battery, it loses some of its overall lifespan. That means smartphones, in general, do not make great investments, and if your weekly paycheck is low, you will want to limit the number of smartphones you go through. One of the ways you can do that is by removing bloatware and creating a better battery life.
  • Bolster performance. If you are the budget-conscious shopper, you may want to increase the device’s performance. This can be done by removing the bloatware as well. The more processes you have running, the more memory that is used. By removing some of the apps, it can help lighten the load on your hardware.
  • Customize Android with themes. With root access, you can download and install any theme that’s at your disposal. That includes any customized theme you can find.

What Are the Risks of Rooting?

If you are buying a smartphone that is not running iOS, then it is probably the Android operating system that you want running as the ideal software to pair with your shiny new hardware. It is, in fact, the Android OS that offers you the chance to customize the OS considerably more than iOS: custom themes, run any app you know about, the works. For many users, the “openness” of an operating system is important, because it offers them more freedom which means running into fewer problems with their investments. But there is a reason iOS likes a far more locked approach: the ability to customize is not for everyone, and if you do not know what you are doing it can lead to a lot of problems which can define your time with the OS rather than freedom.

With power (full admin permissions) comes greater responsibility. Here are some of the main risk factors when it comes to rooting:

  • Malware becomes a larger threat. You might read the occasional news article about how new malware is wreaking havoc in parts of the world on Android. But the Android operating system with root access becomes considerably more vulnerable to exploits because applications are no longer prisoned off in their own sandbox environments. This means if you accidentally download malware, it can do more damage because it can spread throughout the operating system and even jump into other applications and potentially view sensitive data.
  • You can accidentally brick the smartphone. There is always a chance that you end up bricking the smartphone before you had the opportunity to use it with root access. That is because if you are going to brick it, it is going to happen during the rooting process.
  • You may void the warranty. Most manufacturers do not allow you to root the Android operating system and still get to bring it in for repairs under warranty. Whether they are legally meant to do that or not is another question, but it is now common knowledge that most do not want to help you if they find out you have unlocked the OS with root access.

The Files You Need

Rooting The Huawei Mercury M886

  1. Download the rooting file and have it on the desktop of the computer.
  2. Right-click the mouse over the file and choose the extract here option from the menu.
  3. Transfer the rooting file over to the same folder where you have ADB.
  4. Connect the Huawei Mercury M886 to the computer where you have the files.
  5. From the ADB folder, hold the Shift key on the computer keyboard and right-click the mouse on an empty white space within that ADB folder.
  6. A new menu should appear; one of those options from the menu is open a new command windows here. Choose that options and open the command line.
  7. Type the first command into the command prompt window one at a time:
  8. adb push busybox /data/local/tmp adb push su /data/local/tmp adb push Superuser.apk /data/local/tmp
  9. Type the next command for entering the ADb shell:
  10. adb shell
  11. You know it’s going well if you can see a dollar sign in the command prompt windows at this stage.
  12. Type the next commands one at a time:
  13. chmod 6755 /data/local/tmp/su chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/busybox chmod 644 /data/local/tmp/Superuser.apk
  14. Long-press the Power button and completely power down the smartphone.
  15. Reboot the Huawei Mercury M886 to download mode by holding the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power keys in at the same time.
  16. Run the Linux Distro program on the computer.
  17. Transfer the Superuser.apk to /system/app/ folder.
  18. Transfer the BusyBox and SU to the /data/local/temp/ to /system/bin/ folder.
  19. Unplug the Huawei smartphone from the computer now.
  20. Remove and connect the battery again.

Press the Power button to boot the handset up and you should be ready for installing root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store. Start with the root checker app if you prefer.