How to root Huawei Mate 8 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow [Guide]

Android Marshmallows The Android operating system is many people’s favorite OS in the world, but it isn’t without its limitations when you first buy a device that runs Android out of the box. Each Android operating system is locked so that nobody is a root user by default. Those who choose to become root users need to find out what is required in unlocking the OS they are using before being a root user is possible. Once you are an official root user, you can install any of the applications from the Google Play Store, including thousands that were not available for you before. Moreover, often the apps that require the root users are the most powerful of the bunch, offering people the chance to change the hardware frequencies, increase the battery life, change the design of the software and a bunch of other stuff that sounds incredibly appealing.

Of course, you cannot expect to make those kinds of changes without potentially creating some problems along the way, and that is one of the main reasons why Android do not give these opportunities to everyone. Still, there are no requirements to become a root user or any test you need to take apart from assessing your risks and deciding whether or not you want to take them. Rooting is best reserved for the experienced Android user and those who understand what is required not to brick a device. Once you know what you are doing with Android, then it is time to start taking advantage of the upsides like installing the Titanium backup application and freezing or completely uninstall the system apps that you never use and are achieving nothing on your device apart from slowing it down and chewing up the battery life.


  • The following guide is made for the Huawei Mate 8 when it is running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates. It makes use of a new Tool that was originally designed to root some Huawei devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 5.0 Lollipop but has since been updated to include compatibility with a couple of extra devices from Huawei that runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow such as the Huawei Mate 8 that we have here.
  • You must have a computer running a version of the Microsoft Windows environment to use this guide with the SRK Tool that roots the smartphone. The SRK Tools package will not run on a MacOS or Linux distribution operating system.


  • Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Huawei Mate 8 smartphone by navigating to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number. Tap on the build number at least seven times and keep tapping until it says you are using the device as a developer name.
  • Turn on the USB Debugging Mode on the Mate 8 smartphone by navigating to the menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode. Once you have checked the box available next to the USB Debugging, leave the Developer Options menu, and the Android operating system will remember your settings.
  • Download and install the Huawei USB Drivers on the Windows computer so that your Mate 8 smartphone can be detected by the rooting program when it runs during the guide.


  1. Download the SRK Tool from the XDA-Developers website and then extract the package to the desktop of the computer.
  2. Connect the Huawei Mate 8 smartphones to the computer with the USB cable.
  3. Double-click the executable file that is on the desktop for the SRK rooting tool and the user interface will open.
  4. Press the appropriate button for the rooting option from the main user interface.
  5. Select the type of rooting you want to happen from the sub menu on the following screen.
  6. Wait without touching anything while your mate 8 smartphone gets rooted.
  7. Reboot the Mate 8 handset before you tries using the rooted device once the flashing is complete.

In conclusion, that is how to root Huawei Mate 8 smartphones running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates by using a new SRK Tool developed by an XDA-Developers member. You can install one of the root checker applications that is available from the Google Play Store if you want to check the root status of your phone before installing the root applications like the Titanium backup app.

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