Huawei is quite popular for its Honor series. Huawei launched many products last year in honor series like Honor 4 play, Honor 4x, Honor 5X and Honor 6. The Honor 4X has a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution. The phone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and  Adreno 306 GPU with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The phone came with 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera with 3000 mAh battery. If you are an Honor 4/4x owner, you can root and install custom recovery on Honor 4X. You need to unlock its bootloader first (check how to unlock the bootloader of Huawei devices) if you want to root Huawei Honor 4X or to install TWRP Recovery on Huawei Honor 4X. So before we explain to you how to root and install custom recovery on Honor 4X, you should check some benefits of rooting.

Root and install custom recovery on honor 4x

Some benefits of Rooting –

  • You can install custom ROM and custom kernel on your device for faster and better performance.
  • Block Ads in apps with the help of ad blocker.
  • Increase performance and battery life by killing background process automatically.
  • After root and install custom recovery on Honor 4/4X you can install Xposed Framework to customize your device
  • You can use Titanium Backup to restore all of your apps and data.
  • You can uninstall bloatware (Pre-installed Apps)

Note:-

  • Rooting may void your phone warranty, and you won’t claim it back.
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage of your phone.
  • It will erase all your personal data including data of internal storage, so we advise you first to take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.

Files required to Root and Install custom recovery on Honor 4X –

How to Root and Install Custom Recovery on Honor 4X and Ascend G620S – 

1) First enable USB debugging from setting>developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.

USB debugging

2) Now go to installation directory open ADB folder and open the command window thereby pressing and hold the ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in that folder.

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3) Now connect your phone to PC and reboot the device into fastboot mode by typing “adb reboot bootloader”.

4) In command prompt type “fastboot devices” and hit enter, it gives you serial numbers in return means your phone connect properly otherwise check the device driver again.

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5) Type this command correctly in command prompt without quotes “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” and then press enter. It starts flashing recovery on your phone.

fastboot4

6) Now type “fastboot boot recovery.img“ in command prompt it will reboot your phone into recovery mode.Now you successfully installed custom recovery on Honor 4X.

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7) You are in recovery mode now. In TWRP recovery navigate to Install Zip and select ‘SuperSu.zip’.

8) Swipe to install SuperSu and reboot your device. That’s it, you root and install custom recovery on Honor 4X or 4 play or Ascend G620S successfully.

So this is the complete guide of how to root and install custom recovery on Honor 4X with easy steps. To verify root access, just download root checker from Google Play store and confirm if your device has gained root access. If you have any questions, comment below.

Source – XDA

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34 Comments

  1. C:\adb>fastboot boot twrp2.8.7.0_cherry_en_f2fs.img
    downloading ‘boot.img’…
    OKAY [ 0.353s]
    booting…
    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 0.359s

    Tried everything, Please help

  2. on the command of “fastboot boot recovery.img” message shown that “booting failed, remote: dtb not found” and on fastboot continue to restart normally then message appear ” remote command not allowed” please help me

    • Sai Praneeth Reply

      you should use “fastboot recovery recovery.img ” as you are flashing a recovery not a boot.img.

    • the recovery is broken or not intended for ur phone try using twrp-3.0.3.0. U’ll find this on a forum in xda and not on twrp’s webpage. I hope it works :-)

  3. for mine while I boot into recovery its always showing black screen… only fastboot mode is working. I cant get into recovery mode. TWRP, CWM and STOCK recoveries are showing black screen. Please tell me what to do

      • i install the recovery but dont start i only have a black screen i have an honor 4c model hi6210sft

  4. Updated Recovery is now available. Plz download and flash now and revert back.

  5. Hi. Whenever I enter “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” in the command prompt, it always say that error: cannot load “recovery.img”. What should I do? I already unlock the bootloader.

    • Did you enable usb debugging?
      Did you rename recovery to recovery.img and place it in right folder?

      • Alright. It works. But now, when I try to enter “fastboot boot recovery.img”, the command prompt shows:
        downloading ‘boot.img’…
        OKAY [ 0.353s]
        booting…
        FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
        finished. total time: 0.359s
        My phone still haven’t rooted yet (already check it using root checker).
        What should I do?

  6. iam on android 6.0 i finish the downloading of recovery but when i reboot to enter on twrp my phone frozen on honor screen logo
    and i have to poweroff to exit of that screen
    help please.

  7. downloading ‘boot.img’…
    OKAY [ 0.353s]
    booting…
    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 0.359s

    still have this problem but when i reboot to enter on twrp my phone frozen on honor screen logo.
    i have already download the latest recovery from above.

    • Skip the step 6. After flashing recovery boot directly into recovery mode with hardware buttons.

  8. this work for Android 6… my devices honor 4x upgrade recently to marshmallow Android 6 or EMUI 4 and i am waiting for bootloader unlock key from Huawei…

  9. downloading ‘boot.img’…
    OKAY [ 0.353s]
    booting…
    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
    finished. total time: 0.359s

    still have this problem but when i reboot to enter on twrp my phone frozen on honor screen logo.
    i have already download the latest recovery from above.

  10. completed successfully till step-6, step-7 not clear.. how to navigate to zip file ?

  11. C:\adb>fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.2-0-cherry.img
    target reported max download size of 266338304 bytes
    sending ‘recovery’ (25034 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.790s]
    writing ‘recovery’…
    FAILED (remote: size too large)
    finished. total time: 0.800s

    getting size error, any suggestion?

    • the recovery is broken or not intended for ur phone try using twrp-3.0.3.0. U’ll find this on a forum in xda and not on twrp’s webpage. I hope it works :-)

  12. everything worked fine but after installing root check from play store, it says no root access

  13. shlok patel Reply

    it doen’t work on my phone.i try all new version beta-super su version v71,v764,v79.i install twarp (version 03.0.2) with super su zip file. i try all step you described earlier but i start phone doent seem any symbol of super su and i also check root with root checker but it shown “your root in mobile is not completed.your mobile is not rooted” plz fast you slove this problem..my android version is mashmallow nd model number is che-01.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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