How to Easily Root Honor 10 using Magisk

How to Easily Root Honor 10 using Magisk

Honor 10 is the latest mid-range device from Huawei’s sub-brand. If you’ve got your hands on the phone, then this tutorial will help you on how to root Honor 10 using Magisk.

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer – Huawei, has released a couple of Android devices for the past one year. Any many of these have marked standards in the smartphone industry. Ranging from the affordable Honor 9 Lite to the high-end Huawei P20 Pro, the company has covered it all. Last month, the company came up with another iconic addition, named as the “Honor 10“. The phone not only follows the latest design trends and hardware but also comes with the latest software – EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

So, if you’re looking forward to customizing the device beyond the manufacturer’s limitations, then you will need to root Huawei Honor 10. Rooting the phone will give you limitless access to the operating system, allow you to modify the system according to your needs. In plain words, it would grant you the permission to install root-enabled apps and mods, such as a Magisk module.

How to Easily Root Honor 10 using Magisk

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Guide to Root Honor 10 using Magisk

Normally, the root process would begin with installing TWRP recovery and then installing the root ZIP package through it. But since the Honor 10 is pretty new, there’s hardly any development going on at the moment. Although, XDA member LastStandingDroid was able to extract the stock boot image (boot.img) from the TL10/AL10 firmware. He then patched it using Magisk.

Users can grab this modified boot.img and flash it to root Honor 10 easily. Again, there are yet no custom ROMs or device-specific mods available. But you can still use the existing Magisk modules and root applications to customize the device.

Now the process is early easy, even for those who’re new to the scene. You will need to start off by unlocking the bootloader, and then use fastboot to flash the modified boot.img to achieve Honor 10 root.


How to Root Honor 10?

  1. Download Honor 10 modified boot image: col-magisk-tlxx .img
  2. Copy the downloaded image to C:\adb, where the ADB and Fastboot files are present.
  3. Hold the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder.
  4. Select “Open PowerShell window here”.
  5. Power off the Honor 10 completely.
  6. Hold the Volume Down key and connect the phone to the PC using the USB cable.
  7. The phone should enter the bootloader mode.
    How to Root Honor 10 - Bootloader Mode
  8. Use the following command to flash the boot image and root Honor 10 using Magisk:
    fastboot flash ramdisk col-magisk-tlxx .img
  9. When the flashing process is complete, reboot the phone using the command below:
    fastboot reboot

As soon as the phone reboots, you shall be able to install and use root-enabled apps/Magisk modules to customize the OS. According to the source, it is necessary to install Magisk using the Magisk Manager app after a successful boot. This shall prevent any issues during the module installation process.

So you have just been successful to root Honor 10 using Magisk. If you have any questions, please ask us by commenting below.

Source: XDA-Developers


  1. Hi Dhananjay,
    I got a unlock code from Huawei and unlocked the bootloader. Then I flashed TWRP and the modified boot.img. So far, so good.
    Now there is a new official firmware update which has been downloaded to my Honor 10 but after download it reboots into TWRP and got stuck there.
    In /data/update/HwOUC/140818 I have 3 zip files but I am not sure if I should flash them manually with TWRP and which one to flash first, second and third.
    Can you advice me what to do?
    sorry for bad english, I am from Germany

  2. fastboot flash ramdisk col-magisk-tlxx.img
    target reported max download size of 471859200 bytes
    sending ‘ramdisk’ (6558 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.187s]
    writing ‘ramdisk’…
    FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)

    Any idea why it fails, and what can be done to fix it ?

    1. Hi Zeb, you first need to unlock the phone’s bootloader. Only then you will be allowed to flash the Magisk boot.img.

      You can visit the Huawei unlock page to get the unlock code for your phone. The link is mentioned above in the ‘Prerequisites’ section above.

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