Those of you wanting to root Huawei Mate S on Android 5.1 Lollipop should feel confident in following the guide below. We are using the updated version of the SuperSU file to gain root access and open the system internals away from those annoying factory restrictions. To flash the SuperSU file, you must first install a custom recovery on the Huawei Mate S. We have the link below to help you install the custom recovery (TWRP) before starting with the root guide. Once you have a custom recovery and root access, your options are nearly limitless. You can learn about taking NANDroid backups, flash whatever custom ROMs are available, and of course, check out all the extra apps from the Google Play Store that wouldn’t work without the root access. Let’s check out how to root Huawei Mate S on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
- We only recommend following this guide if you own the Huawei Mate S. Do not try using the files attached to this guide if you have a different model of the Huawei smartphone.
- Likewise, this guide works on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop software update. While the guide could work for many years in the future, we cannot be sure. That’s why we only recommend following this guide if you are running Android 5.1 Lollipop or below.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You must have the bootloader unlocked before starting the root Huawei Mate S on Android 5.1 Lollipop guide.
- You must have a custom recovery installed on the Huawei Mate S before starting this guide with learning how to root the device. The reason is because you need to access that custom recovery to install the root file. We cannot use a stock recovery to install the zip file.
HOW TO ROOT THE HUAWEI MATE S RUNNING ANDROID 5.1 LOLLIPOP
- Download the SuperSU  file from here — it’s the updated SuperSU zip file you need specifically for this guide.
- Connect the Huawei mate S smartphone to the same computer where you have downloaded the SuperSU file.
- Transfer the SuperSU (copy and paste it) to the internal storage SD card on your smartphone. if you don’t have any room on the SD card you’ll need to delete data, make room and try again.
- Unplug the Huawei Mate S from the computer and completely power down the smartphomne.
- Reboot the Huawei Mate S into the custom recovery mode by pressing the key combination. Press Volume Up and the Power button together to enter the custom recovery mode.
- Navigate to the ‘Install’ option from the main custom recovery menu.
- Browse the SD card for the SuperSU file.
- Confirm you want to install the SuperSU file and wait while your devices flashes that file.
- Once the flashing is done, your device is rooted! Now you just need to go back to the main custom recovery menu by navigating back where you can from and choose to reboot the system. You’ll see the ‘reboot system’ option from the menu.
Once your Huawei Mate S reboots, you should have the root access you needed for installing those root-only apps from the Google Play Store. Cheers!