The Huawei Honor 3C is Huawei’s take on a budget quad-core smartphone, in a market filled with tonnes of other devices with similar specifications. Among others, Xiaomi’s Hongmi remains as the prime candidate which the Honor 3C looks to take on.
With an affordable price tag, the device was bound to be as popular as it is. However, some ‘power users’ looking for that extra bit of functionality from their budget device might want to have the device rooted, which opens the door to a whole new world of possibilities. From battery saving apps to UI tweaks, having superuser (root) access on your devices allows you to carry out all sorts of operations.
Rooting the Huawei Honor 3C
Disclaimer: Please keep in mind, as good as it sounds, rooting will, in most cases, void your warranty. In any case, you are advised to use discretion. GizChina will not be held responsible for any adverse effects caused. We have not performed this ROOT and credit for this ‘How To’ goes to the guys at Huawei News.
- HiSuite program, download HERE
- VRoot Tool, download HERE
Now that you have the USB drivers, PC Suite and the VRoot Tool installed, you might want to perform a quick reboot so that all the drivers load correctly in the memory. Disabling your anti-virus while performing the step mentioned below is recommended, since some anti-virus apps might raise an alarm upon scanning the VRoot Tool.
Steps to be performed:
- Go to Settings -> About Device, and tap on ‘Build Number’ in quick succession until a toast pops up telling you that Developer Mode is enabled.
- Next, hit back, and go to the new sub-menu, ‘Developer Mode’, that you see right above Settings and turn on USB Debugging.
- Connect your Honor 3C and wait until the device is correctly recognized.
- Open up VRoot and click on the green button to trigger the rooting process. Wait until you see a success message, and then reboot your device.
- Congrats, you have now rooted your Honor 3C!
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