Here you can find steps on how to root Huawei EMUI 8.0 devices by installing Magisk 15.4 root utility. Due to the introduction of Project Treble with Android 8.0 Oreo, number of brands have reworked their system layout to be in line with this new standard. Unfortunately, due to these changes, old root exploits have been broken. Nonetheless, topjohnwu has come up with an adequate solution to root Huawei EMUI 8.0 devices using Magisk 15.4. The process involves installing Magisk Manager and then using it to then install Magisk root itself. Don’t worry about the technical details, we have all the steps detailed ahead.
This iteration of Magisk is catered towards Huawei EMUI 8.0 devices which includes Mate 10 lineup, Honor View 10 and more. The procedure itself is quite simple and involves just a few package downloads. As for why choose root except for compatibility? Well, Magisk uses a systemless root approach which has its own benefits such as easy reset back to stock and efficient performance. Nonetheless, with the guide ahead, you can use Magisk 15.4 to root Huawei EMUI 8.0 devices.
Why use Magisk to Root Android?
For root, there are a couple of options you can choose from. However, the most reliable, secure and efficient still remains to be Magisk. All of these properties are integrated into Magisk by continuous testing of the app in various scenarios and devices. Further, Magisk follows a systemless approach. Simply put, Magisk doesn’t modify the system partition hence allowing for a more cleaner install which can be removed easily if need be.
Also, unique to Magisk, are the Magisk Modules which you can install and operate using Magisk Manager app. These modules add in functionality to your smartphone and also allow you to modify certain functions to your needs. As said previously, you wont be able to run these modules on any other root utility.
To download the latest release of Magisk, you can check out our post: Download Magisk (All Versions).
Root Huawei EMUI 8.0 Devices with Magisk 15.4:
You can download the latest Magisk 15.4 zip package from the link below.
Step 1 – Install latest Magisk Manager by downloading the APK file: MagiskManager-v5.7.0.apk and install it on your device. If you are having troubles, we have a further article on how to manually install APK files.
Step 2 – Open the app and proceed to Settings then Update Settings then Update Channel and lastly, set it to Custom, Input the followign URL in the resulting textbox: https://goo.gl/jefZKH
Step 3 – Now you can go back to the main app screen and then press Install and then select Patch Boot Image File. Now the app will demand the stock boot image file which you can obtain from the following links:
- BKL-L09_ramdisk.img – Huawei Honor View 10
- BLA-L29_ramdisk.img – Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- STF-L09_ramdisk.img – Huawei Honor 9
- VKY-L29_ramdisk.img – Huawei P10 Plus
Step 4 – Please make sure Fastboot is configured and properly installed on your computer. How? See here: How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK.
Step 5 – After Magisk Manager is done patching the image, it will be stored in the following diectory: [Root of Your Device]/MagiskManager/patched_boot.img
Step 6 – Copy the patched_boot.img to your PC and flash the file through fastboot by the following command:
fastboot flash ramdisk patched_boot.img
Step 7 – Reboot and you shall have a properly rooted device passing SafetyNet, start playing with some Magisk modules!
That’s all to it, you should now have a rooted Huawei EMUI 8.0 device. If you are facing issues following the steps, reach us in the comments and we will help as quickly as we can.