These are the steps you need to root the Huawei U8652 smartphone so you can install root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store. Once you complete the guide below, you will have full system access.

The full system access to the root file system means you can tinker with the OS and run apps that require permissions to that file system. It also means you can accidentally delete files you need if you don’t know what you are doing. That’s why rooting should only be for advanced Android users.

Huawei U8652

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

  • Download the Unlock Root tool from this page.
  • Make sure you have the USB Debugging Mode enabled on your device. You can do that by navigating over to the Huawei smartphone Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
  • Those of you who see no Developer Options available from the Huawei smartphone Settings must unlock it because it’w hidden. You can unhide that menu by pointing to the same Settings > About Device > tap over the build number until it tells you that you have unlocked the Developer Options/become a Developer on the screen.
  • Now you may go back to the Settings and find the Developer Options menu available.

Rooting the Huawei U8652

  1. Firstly, set up ADB on your Windows PC.
  2. Download the Unlock Root file and have it on the desktop of the computer.
  3. Right-click the mouse over that same Unlock Root file and select the ‘extract here’ option from the menu.
  4. Open the phone dialer and dial this number: *#*#2846579#*#*
  5. Your device will now have the service mode running.
  6. Navigate to the Project Menu > Background Settings > Log Settings.
  7. Enable both the Log Level and the Log Switch settings to verbose.
    Point the device back to the main service settings screen.
  8. Navigate to the Dump > Log.
  9. Tap over each of the boxes so they are all worked as on in that area.
  10. Reboot the Huawei smartphone.
  11. Enable Unknown Sources on your U8652 smartphone by heading to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
    Connect the U8652 phone to the computer using the USB cable you usually use during charging and connecting to a computer.
  12. Double-click on the UnlockRoot.exe file that’s on the desktop.
  13. Select the Unlock Root button from within the tool when it opens on the computer.
  14. The tool will now start rooting your U8652 device. Do not touch any buttons until you know it is complete.
  15. Bear in mind that this guide only gives you root access and not a custom recovery. You’ll need to find a custom recovery and install it on your Huawei U8652 if you want to take advantage of any available custom ROMs.

You can install the root checker app now and make sure the guide did work for your device.