Step-By-Step Guide On How To Root Huawei SnapTo And Huawei P8 Max

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How To Root Huawei SnapTo and P8 Max

Earlier this year, Huawei launched SnapTo (G620) and P8 Max, the first was released to US while the later is yet to cross China border. Today, we'll be teaching you how you can easily root Huawei SnapTo and P8 Max step-by-step without damaging your device. Before these smartphones can be root, you will first need to unlock their bootloader which we'll also cover in this post.

By now, we believe almost all Android users (atleast 85%) are already familiar with the word ROOT, if you don't know what it is we suggest you read this. Now, to the main task.

DISCLAIMER: We will not be held responsible for any mishap, loss of memory, errors that may occur during the process. Make sure you know about Android before applying these steps.

Same method work for both device. As previously said, Huawei SnapTo and P8 Max bootloader needs to be unlock before we can dive deeper into their ecosystem to plant root seed. Here is the official way of doing it.

NOTE: Unlocking the bootloader will wipe everything on your phone. Make sure you backup all data and files before you apply the procedures below. We suggest use Titanium Backup to do that

How To Unlock Huawei SnapTo and P8 Max Bootloader

  1. Go to Huawei Developer page, you'll be asked to login. At the bottom, click "Register" to sign up.
  2. In the registration page, you'll be asked to select your country and insert your phone number. If your country is not on the list, simply select "Register Email Address" at the top of the page.
  3. Input your email address, password you want to use and verification code. Tick i agree and click Register.
  4. In the next page, confirm unlocking agreement by ticking "I have read and accept all terms above" then select next.

A form will pop out which you'll need to fill with your phone details. They are as follow:

Product Type -> select Smart Phone

Product Model -> select your device (G620-A2 for SnapTo / P8 Max)

Product Serial/IMEI Number -> dial *#06# on the device you want to root, write down the code that display and fill it inside both box. If your phone uses two SIM, copy the two IMEI that display and fill it inside each box starting with the first.

Product ID -> dial *#*#1357946#*#* on your device, copy/write down the code that display and insert it inside the box. Enter the verification code and click Submit.

First stage is now complete. A 16 digit passcode will be sent to the email you use to register. Copy or write down the code and keep it safe because that's the key we gonna use to unlock your phone.

Now to the next part. Download and install the following drivers to your PC.

Download Huawei SnapTo and P8 Max driver from here

Lets unlock your bootloader

  • Download and install Minimal ADB/Fastboot (to your PC)
  • Enable USB Debugging under Settings -> Device Info -> Tap on build number 7 or 8 times, Developer Options will be activated. Now go to Settings > Developer Options > and activate USB Debugging
  • Turn off the phone (make sure you disable fastboot under settings before tuning it off)
  • Press and hold the power and volume button at the same to boot into fastboot/bootloader, plug the phone via USB to the PC
  • On your PC, go to C:\Program Files\Minimal\ADB and Fastboot folder, right click an empty space inside it and select "Open Command" (make sure you've administrator privilege).
  • In the command interface type fastboot oem unlock ****************, replace the (*) with the 16 passcode that was sent to your email earlier, then press ENTER key
  • If you follow this tutorial thoroughly from the beginning you should see SUCCESSFUL message, the device will auto restart. Congrats! You've just unlock your bootloader


Now we can proceed in rooting Huawei SnapTo and P8 Max. PC is not required.

Enable "Unknown Applications" under Settings. Enable internet connection, download and install Kingroot apk file, launch the app and click the root button. The rooting process will start and should be completed within five minutes.

That's all. If you experienced any problem, don't hesitate to tell us by droping your comment. Enjoy.
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5 comments:

  1. Kingroot says no P8 Max supported and failed rooting attempt...

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  2. Try Kingroot PC version.

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  3. And make sure your bootloader is first unlock.

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  4. P8 max, when I dial those hash tag numbers my phone pops up a screen saying ussd code running then mmi complete, no code displays??

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  5. @Eric Dialling *#*#1357946#*#* and *#06# shouldn't show "USSD code running", it supposed to show the product ID and IMEI directly. Maybe you entered it wrongly.

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