While there isn’t an official custom recovery image out yet for the Huawei Y5 Y560-U02 smartphone for people to flash a stable SuperSU package, there is a one-click rooting tool made available that at least allows people to be the root user. The root user account is blocked off by default by Google developers because they do not want to allow malware the chance to roam around the Android operating system. Unfortunately, that means blocking off access to the root user account. For anyone who wants to use the smartphone as the root user, they must follow a guide that is made for Rooting the Huawei Y5 Y560-U02 smartphone.
The following guide uses a universal one-click rooting tool called KingRoot. It was developed out of China and users the KingUser to grant the rooting permissions and not Chainfire’s SuperSU that we often see in other one-click rooting tools like the popular CF-Auto-Root. Still, the KingUser can grant the rooting permissions much the same way as the SuperSU, and you can expect to find al lof your root applications working after you complete the guide.
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.
Details You Should Know
- There are many versions of the KingRoot app that roll out because the team of developers is constantly updating the file to work for the new device. The link we are giving is the direct link made by the KingRot team which means you are always getting the latest possible version.
- There are two unique types of KingRoot app, and by ‘types’ we mean something different than version. There is a type that allows you to root from a PC and a type that allows you to root directly from the browser. The type in this guide is the one that you can root the Huawei Y5 Y560-U02 smartphone without a computer. However, if it does not work the team advises you to install the type made for the PC because the PC type can often do things the smartphone type cannot.
- There are many reports online from people who have rooted the Huawei Y5 Y560-U02 smartphone using the KIngRoot app successfully, so you should be okay using the type from the smartphone. All you need is a web browser application and to download the KingRoot app directly from the internet browser on your phone, so open up this guide on the smartphone and follow the steps below.
Files You Need
- Download the KingRoot APK directly fro the web browser application on the Huawei Y5 smartphone.
Rooting the Huawei Y5 Y560-U02 smartphone running on the Android 5.1 Lollipop software updates
- Download the KingRoot app and install it just like you would any other APK file directly from the browser.
- Once the installation is complete, navigate to the app drawer where the KingRoot app is available and tap to open the app.
- Look down the main page of the app for a large button that suggests it roots the Y5 smartphone.
- Wait for the progress bar to reach 100% and for the rooting application to show you a message suggesting that it had success rooting the smartphone.
- Close the KingRoot application and then reboot the Y5 smartphone before trying to install any root apps.
In conclusion, that is how to root Huawei Y5 Y560-U02 smartphone when people have it running on the Android 5.1 Lollipop software updates by using the KingRoot universal one-click rooting tool. As we said, the KingRoot app gives you the KIngUser, and that is what allows the rooting apps to work instead of the regular SUperSU app that you might already know if you are a westerner. Both enable you to install the same apps, ao you may hit up the Google Play Store now and start downloading.
Just be aware that KingRoot does not unlock the bootloader on the Huawei Y5 Y560-U02 smartphone so if you wanted a custom recovery installed so you can install some new ROMs you need to unlock the bootloader first.