How to Root Honor 6X unlock bootloader and install TWRP
How to Root Honor 6X unlock bootloader and install TWRP

Huawei has surely become one of the best smartphone manufactures & is now planning to overtake Samsung & Apple in Smartphone industry. Recently they launched the Honor 6X which was called as the “SWAG phone”. The dual camera smartphone gave direct competition to Redmi Note 4. You can read our Honor 6X Review. Buying an Android device means customization. Some people do it by using launchers, while some believe in Rooting their smartphone. If you’re one of those, we’ll guide to Root Honor 6X by unlocking its Bootloader & installing custom TWRP recovery.

Rooting Huawei Honor 6X is pretty easy. Rooting procedure of Honor 6X can be broken down into 3 steps, Unlocking the Bootloader, Installing TWRP Recovery & finally installing SuperSU to gain Root access. Each new step relies on the previous step to have been completed, and a basic summary of each part is:

Procedure to Root Honor 6X and install TWRP recovery
Procedure to Root Honor 6X and install TWRP recovery
  1. Unlocking Bootloader: Opens the door to System files of your device. This allows you to flash images onto the main system partitions of the phone.
  2. Installing a Custom Recovery: A custom recovery is flashed onto the recovery partition of the device and overwrites the stock recovery that exists by default. Custom recoveries bring lots of functionality and allows you to perform wipes, install flashable zips, create full backups of your NAND (Nandroid backup), and various other features. An unlocked bootloader is needed to install a custom recovery.
  3. Rooting: You can gain root by either flashing via recovery a pre-rooted custom ROM, or flashing a zip containing the SuperSU binaries. A custom recovery is necessary to do this. You can unroot your Android device in just one click.

After completing these steps Honor 6X will be rooted, the phone will have a custom recovery installed, and the phones bootloader will be unlocked. This, in our opinion, is the most practical and beneficial method of Rooting Huawei Honor 6X. It gives you some basic ADB/fastboot knowledge, and should hopefully help you have a decent understanding of what is going on. Also this method will work regardless of what android version your phone has.

Prerequisites​:

  1. Install Minimal ADB Fastboot Tool.
  2. Install ADB Drivers – follow the procedure given in the guide.
  3. Enable USB Debugging – Go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build number 7 times > Return to Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
  4. Backup all your data from your device as unlocking bootloader erases all the data.
  5. Charge your device upto 70% to avoid any shutdown during the procedure which might cause some big issue.
  6. Make sure you’re on EMUI 4.1
  7. Enable Developer options – On your Honor 6X, go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on the build number 7 times. Now return to settings > Developer options.
  8. Enable OEM Unlocking – On your phone go to Settings > Developer options. Then enable the ‘OEM Unlocking’ option.
  9. One click install TWRP Recovery for Honor 6X: Download
  10. SuperSU zip: Download

How to unlock Bootloader on Honor 6X

Step 1. Register/login on Huawei unlock website. Go to downloads section & select unlock bootloader. (Agree to all the agreements)

Step 2. You’ll find a form as shown below. Fill the form with all your device details:

How to unlock Bootloader on Honor 6X
How to unlock Bootloader on Honor 6X
  • Get your serial number from the box or from Settings > About Phone
  • Your IMEI will also be listed on the box and the “about” section.
  • The product ID can be found by typing *#*#1357946#*#* into your dialer app.

Step 3. After entering all the details, click on “Commit”, you’ll find an unlock code for your device immediately. Save the unlock code, we’ll need it later.

Step 4. Enable USB debugging mode & OEM Unlock in Settings > Developer options.

Step 5. Connect your device to a PC/Laptop, using a USB cable. Launch command.bat file from ADB folder.

unlock bootloader on Honor 6X
unlock bootloader on Honor 6X

Step 6. To boot into Fastboot mode, type the below command in the black window:

adb reboot bootloader

Step 7. Finally, to unlock the bootloader on Honor 6X, type the below command along with the unlock code.

fastboot oem unlock [unlock code]

This will unlock the bootloader on your device & also perform a factory reset.

How to install TWRP Recovery on Honor 6X

Now that you have unlocked the bootloader on your Honor 6X, we need to install TWRP recovery to flash the SuperSU root file. To install TWRP on Honor 6X, follow the below steps:

Step 1. Extract the TWRP folder & connect your Honor 6X to your PC. Launch the .exe File.

Step 2. The language is in Chinese but you can read the recovery option. Click on recovery & it will start the recovery flashing process.

Step 3. Wait until the process is completed.

Step 4. Now restart your device into recovery mode.

How to Root Honor 6X

Step 1.  Transfer the downloaded SuperSU root file in your device’s internal storage.

Step 2. Switch off your device and Reboot into TWRP recovery by holding Volume Up and Power key simultaneously.

How to Root Honor 6X Huawei
How to Root Honor 6X

Step 3. Click on install & locate the SuperSU.zip file from the file manager.

Step 4. Swipe right to confirm installation of SuperSU zip. Wait for the installation to complete.

Installing SuperSU Root in Honor 6X
Installing SuperSU Root in Honor 6X

Step 5. After installation, Click on Wipe Cache/Dalvik to wipe cache partition. Now Reboot your Honor 6X into System.

You have successfully rooted Honor 6X with the latest TWRP Recovery. You can now install various Android apps that require Root access. You can check our list of Top 10 Root apps for Android. If you have rooted your Huawei Honor 6X for installing Xposed framework, you check our guide on installing “Xposed Framework in EMUI .”

If you are confused by anything in this guide, we would highly suggest getting it clarified being before moving on. Ask your question in the comment section and we will get back to you ASAP!

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  • Vj Agrasa

    it takes me to a screen that says:

    Your device has been unlocked and can’t be trusted
    there no recovery screen after TWRP Recovery ibstall

  • atif

    Thank you for the Guide Bro!

  • hacker

    its is working in linux

  • shunaan

    Did as instructed but twrp menu doesnt come up..please help!

    • Sohail Naier

      Did u able to solve the twrp problem..
      Please reply..
      My fb is sohailnaier

  • Sajjad Raza

    Will rooting void honor 6x’s warranty?

  • Yes, its possible.

  • Rowais Ibrar

    I haven’t checked that the phone is rooted or not but when everytime i restart the phone it says your phone is unlocked and can’t be trusted

    • Now that you have unlocked your bootloader, install TWRP and flash the SuperSU zip.

      • Rowais Ibrar

        I’ve installed it and my phone was successfully rooted but when ever i restart my device i kept saying ur device is unlocked and can’t be trusted after 5 seconds the phone bootsup

        • Vj Agrasa

          same here but how did you root it?

      • Rowais Ibrar

        Now its not rooted an update came to phone and I’ve installed it since the phone is not rooted is there any easy way to root the phone? like a software or something??