How to gain root on a Huawei IDEOS X1 u8180

IMPORTANT NOTE This process can break your phone and therefore should only be undertaken if you are absolutely sure that you know what you are doing and accept the responsibility for breaking the phone.

Gaining root on the device, that is the ability to run software applications with root privileges, can be achieved in many instances by using the GingerBreak application.

Step 1

  1. Ensure that USB debugging is enabled on the device
  2. Ensure that a SD Card is installed in the phone and formatted appropriately
  3. Install the GingerBreak application
  4. Use the GingerBreak application to gain root
  5. Confirm that root has been achieved by checking for the presence of the SuperUser application in the launcher

Step 2

If the use of GingerBreak fails undertake these steps:

  1. Ensure that USB debugging is enabled on the device
  2. Ensure that a SD Card is installed in the phone and formatted appropriately
  3. Copy this ROM Update to the SD Card on the phone
  4. Ensure the file is stored using the following name and folders /sdcard/dload/UPDATA.APP
  5. Turn off the phone
  6. Turn on the phone whilst holding down the volume-up and volume-down buttons
  7. Wait for the update to complete
  8. Confirm that the phone starts as expected
  9. Return to Step 1 and complete those steps

Step 3

If these steps do not work, please contact the Serval Project so that the community can investigate.

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