If you are looking for the most effective and easiest way to root Huawei Y5 2017, you came to the right spot. Today, we will discuss the simplified method on how to effectively enable root access on a Huawei Y5 2017 device to unlock its full potential. This method works on the models MYA-L03, MYA-L23, MYA-L02, and MYA-L22.
About Huawei Y5 2017
The Huawei Y5 2017 is a budget smartphone released by the Chinese manufacturer Huawei early this year. It is also known as Huawei Y5 III in some markets. It sports an 8-megapixel main camera with dual-LED flash and a 5-megapixel front shooter. The display is a 5.0-inch IPS LCD with a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. Under the hood, the device is powered by quad-core 1.4 GHz MediaTek MTK6737T processor partnered with 2 GB of RAM and an ARM Mali-T720 M graphics processor. This entry level device has a price tag of Php 5890 or about 120 USD.
The Rooting Process
If you decided to finally root your device, please be warned that rooting or any software modification will void all your warranty. We are also not responsible for any damage or any loss of data while using this tutorial. If you think the benefits of rooting outweighs the loss of warranty and you are aware of the risks, please read on.
Before doing anything related to rooting or any software tweak, please secure any important files by backing them up on the SD card or your computer’s hard drive. These backups will be your saving grace once things don’t go as planned.
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Step 1: Preparing the Necessities
You need the following items in order to proceed with the rooting process:
- A computer or laptop running on Windows operating system.
- USB cable
- Necessary software and drivers. You can download these files from the links below:
Step 2: Driver Installation
The first step we need to do is to install the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) drivers to the Windows computer. The ADB drivers will facilitate the communication between the computer and your Android device. To install, download the root Huawei zip file and extract the ADB+Fastboot folder to your desktop (actually, you can place it in any location of your hard drive, but for easy retrieval, we will do it on the desktop). On the ADB+Fastboot folder, click the ADB-driver installer file. Just follow the on-screen instructions to go through the installation process.
Step 3: Device Preparation
Once the driver installation is finished, we will proceed with activating the developer options on your Huawei device. To make those options accessible, we have to go to the phone settings>About the device> then press the Build number 7 times in a row. A prompt will say that you are now a developer. Once the development menu is activated, we access it and enable USB Debugging as well as OEM Unlocking.
After activating the two options, connect your Android device to the computer using a USB data cable. You need to accept the confirmation on the phone screen to proceed to the next step.
Step 4: Unlocking the Bootloader
The bootloader is the boot manager that incorporate the devices to start the operating system, it manages the initial files that will be loaded to make way for the OS, (Android in this case). It is safe to say that bootloader is the equivalent of BIOS in computers.
Unlocking the bootloader will pave the way for rooting and installation of custom ROMs. Please be warned that upon unlocking it, a device factory reset will be applied and the phone will be restored to its original factory state. That is why we recommend that you backup all the important files that you want to restore later.
To unlock the bootloader, please follow these instructions carefully:
- Go to the ABD+Fastboot folder. Look for the run-adb file and run it as an administrator. A command prompt will appear on the screen.
- In the ADB command prompt, type adb reboot bootloader command, press enter and wait until the phone has rebooted in Fastboot mode.
- On the same console, type fastboot oem unlock-go command then press enter key to start the unlock process.
- After this last command, a warning will appear on the device’s screen telling us that if we continue the device will be restored.
- Accept the warning to continue.
- Go back to the command prompt and enter adb reboot command to restart your device.
As all the settings have been restored to the initial state, we must activate the developer menu again, enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock.
Step 5: Root Huawei Y5 2017
After doing the necessary preparations, we will now proceed in rooting your Huawei MYA-L22 device. This method will grant you the superuser privileges. With these privileges, you’ll be able to do custom ROM installations and other tweaks previously barred by the manufacturer.
To root your Huawei Y5 2017, follow these instructions carefully:
- Download the official Kingroot Windows software from the link on Step 1. Install the software on your PC then launch the program.
- Connect your smartphone to the computer and accept the popup confirmation on the device’s screen to allow USB debugging.
- Finally, we press the blue button with the root text and wait a couple of minutes while the tool completes the root process.
This process has been tested to root Huawei Y5 2017 MYA-L03, MYA-L23, MYA-L02, MYA-L22 with Android 6 Marshmallow operating system.
The root access granted with this system is permanent, which means that when restarting the device it does not disappear.
Due to the constant automatic updates of the firmware of the mobile phone, it is likely that at some point this process will lose effectiveness, so in that case, we will have to change the strategy.
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