How to root Huawei Mate 8 L-29 on Android 6.0 [Guide]

mate8These are the guidelines to root Huawei Mate 8 L-29 running the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) update.


  • Install a custom recovery on the Huawei Mate 8 smartphone before you attempt the rooting guide. Our guide offers you TeamWin Recovery Project, but you can use a different recovery if you have it available and would prefer something other than TWRP Recovery
  • The following guide is intended for the Huawei Mate 8 with the model number of L-29. Check what your model number is by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number and make sure it is matching up.


  • Make sure you backup your device’s data before you start the guide for rooting the Huawei Mate 8 device. You likely just took a backup if you have gone the whole nine yards with unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery and are now rooting the device. Those who are just rooting should take a fresh backup of the data like the Settings, Contacts and so on.


  1. Download the SuperSU from this link directly to the desktop of the computer.
  2. Connect the Huawei Mate 8 L-29 to the computer with the USB cable.
  3. Copy the SuperSU zip over to the internal storage SD card.
  4. Unplug the Mate 8 device from the computer and the USB cable.
  5. Boot the Huawei Mate 8 device in the recovery mode and it will boot the TWRP you installed earlier.
  6. Choose the ‘Install’ option from the recovery menu.
  7. Browse the SD card for the SuperSU zip file.

Swipe to confirm you wish to install that zip on your Mate 8 device and it will flash the SuperSU which grants the rooting permissions on your device.

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