Guide to Install TWRP and Root Honor 8 on Nougat

By | March 19, 2017

In this post, we are going to show you how to flash TWRP recovery and root Honor 8 on Nougat.If you already updated your Honor 8 to Android Nougat and want to get root access on Nougat and flash TWRP recovery then you are on right page.Rooting Honor 8 on Nougat allows you to make some deep changes into the operating system of your smartphone.You can get rid of pre-installed apps after root your Honor 8 on Nougat.Rooting is also helpful in saving battery and getting more performance.

Honor 8 is flagship smartphone from Huawei which comes with octa-core Kirin 850 chipset and 4 GB ram.Honor 8 has 1080p 5.2 inches display and running on EMUI.Honor 8 comes with Android Marshmallow out of the box but Huawei recently released latest Android Nougat update for Honor 8.So if you haven’t updated your Honor 8 to Nougat then download the update now.Nougat comes with many new features and improvements over the previous version.

Root Honor 8 on Nougat

Official TWRP recovery is not released for honor 8 on Nougat yet.But you can flash unofficial TWRP on your Nougat running Honor 8.After flashing TWRP recovery we are going to flash the PHH superuser file using recovery to root Honor 8 on Nougat.So follow the below guide to root Honor 8 on Nougat and flash TWRP recovery.

WARNING – Rooting your smartphone will void its warranty.We are not responsible if your device gets damaged during the rooting procedure.Make sure your device has at least 50-60 percent battery backup.


  1. Minimal ADB and Fastboot
  2. twrp-3.1.0-0-frd.img
  4. phh’s superuser

How to flash TWRP recovery on Honor 8 Nougat

  1. Make sure that bootloader of your Honor 8 is unlocked.
  2. Enable USB debugging on your smartphone by going to Settings>>Developer options and tick USB debugging.
  3. Install the Minimal ADB and Fastboot Setup on your computer.
  4. Move the twrp-3.1.0-0.frd.img file into the folder where you install ADB and Fastboot.
  5. Open the folder where you install ADB and Fastboot.
  6. Connect your smartphone to your computer using a data cable.
  7. Press Shift + Right-click on empty space in ADB and Fastboot folder.
  8. Select Open command window here to open ADB and Fastboot command prompt.
  9. In command window typeadb reboot bootloader” to boot your smartphone into bootloader.
  10. Type “fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.1.0-0.frd.img” to flash TWRP recvoery.
  11. Typefastboot reboot recovery” to reboot into TWRP recovery.

That’s it TWRP recovery has been flashed on Honor 8.

How to Root Honor 8 on Nougat

  1. Move the file into internal storage of your smartphone.
  2. Boot your Honor 8 into TWRP recovery.
  3. In TWRP recovery tap on Install button.
  4. Select the file from internal storage.
  5. Swipe to flash the root file.
  6. Reboot your smartphone.
  7. Install the phh’s superuser app from Play Store to get root access.

Your Nougat running Honor 8 is rooted after following given process.You can install Root Checker app to confirm.

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