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How to install Custom Recovery on Huawei Ascend Mate 7 [Guide]

Huawei-Mate-7-CWM [1]We’ve already showed you how to unlock the bootloader on the Huawei Mate 7 device. The bootloader is the first bit of software to boot up when you turn the device on. The bootloader chooses whether it will boot the device into the recovery mode or the normal Android OS mode. It will automatically boot to the Android operating system unless you tell it to do otherwise. That’s why we need to press a hardware button combination to get the recovery to boot.

A custom recovery is usually the second thing to do when customizing your device and continues on from unlocking the bootloader. With a custom recovery installed, we can upload zip files through it — one of those zip files is usually the SuperSU. Not all rooting is done with the SuperSU from a custom recovery, though. There are plenty of one-click root applications available out there today like KingRoot, KingoRoot, Framaroot and so on. Chainfire — the same developer who makes SuperSU — also makes a rooting tool called the CF-Auto-Root or just CF-Root. The CF-Auto- Root tool also doesn’t rely on a custom recovery to run. The method that you will find in how-to guides largely depends on your device and what is available. The Huawei Mate 7 is a device that relies of installing SuperSU from a custom recovery. Let’s see how you can install a custom recovery on Huawei mate 7 devices so you can go ahead and root it later.




  1. Download the custom recovery package from this link [3] and have it on the desktop of your computer.
  2. Extract the file to the desktop of the computer by right-clicking the file > extract here from the menu.
  3. Run the recovery.bat file that pops out on the desktop.
  4. Choose the ‘Flash CWM Recovery’ option from the program.

The Huawei Mate 7 device now has ClockworkMod Recovery installed and is ready to be rooted. You can read how to root the Huawei Mate 7 [4] smartphone so you can complete your customization experience.