How to Root the Huawei MediaPad

Got a Huawei MediaPad and want to get root access on it just because you love those root-only apps available in the Play Store? No worry, a simple root method is available for the device from MoDaCo, the site which often develops root methods for the Android devices. In the following guide, we’ve explained all the steps to root the Huawei MediaPad using the method provided by MoDaCo.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You must be running on the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.

2. You are going to void the warranty of your device by rooting it. Keep this in mind and go ahead.

3. Make sure that your PC has Drivers installed for your device.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package (Download link’s given in the first post)

III. Rooting the Huawei MediaPad:

1. Download and place the Root Package archive on your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the Root Package to your Desktop.

3. Turn USB debugging ON on your device from Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

4. Connect the device to your PC using the USB cable.

5. Double-click on the Install Root.cmd file you just extracted from the Root Package.

6. Your device should reboot about three times. It is normal.

7. And you’re done!

Your MediaPad has successfully been rooted and the SuperUser app is now there in your App Drawer. It was so easy to root the device, wasn’t it?

IV. Flash a Custom Recovery Image (Optional):

1. If you would like to flash a custom recovery image in order to flash custom ROMs, head to the How To Flash a Custom Recovery Image on the Huawei MediaPad to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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  • NEIL

    If the author would furthermore tell us whether he is talking about the mediapad 7 or 10, than everyone can use this guide without the risk of bricking their devices.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Hi Neil,

      Well, the developer of the root method hasn’t specified any device model on which the procedure works. So, we assume that it should work fine on both, 7 and 10, models of the device.


  • aakkuu99

    Im trying root my huawei mediapad at second time after install back the official ics and it can’t be rooted . Why it happend?

  • wahjoe

    I am trying to root my MediaPad but have repeatedly failed. I see in the command prompt box there are several posts about ‘permissions’.

  • Jeboy

    Is this applicable to Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite S7-951wd?

    • Dax Krishna

      no Jeboy, this doesn’t work with the 7 Lite so do not try it!

      • Jeboy

        Is there a way to root it (7 Lite)?

        • Dax Krishna

          We have a post coming up Jeboy, but that is for the MediPad 7 Lite S7-931-u/S7-931w versions. Will see if that works with your model or find a new solution for you!

          • Jeboy

            Thanks Dax! Please let me know.

          • Dax Krishna

            Jeboy, the post is up but as I said it is for the S7-931-u/S7-931w models. There currently seems to be no rooting procedure available for your variant and I am afraid to recommend the same guide to you because you may harm your device if you try it.

          • Jeboy

            Thanks a lot Dax! Anyway, if ever there’s procedure for my model S7-951wd could you please let me know? Great thanks.

          • Dax Krishna

            sure we will Jeboy

  • Madi

    My mediapad doesn’t want to open at all and on top of it it has a lock code. It doesn’t make no sound when doing the pattern. Does it has something to do with the screen?!

    • Mahesh Makvana

      The best way to sort this issue out is to contact your nearest service center. They may be able to help you with this.

  • ISD

    Can this Way work with my tab Mediapad 10 S10-201u Android 4.1.2 ???

  • ibrahim salah

    There are any way to Root Mediapad 10 S10-201u ????

    • Hello Ibrahim,

      Yes, a method’s available to root the device you’ve mentioned in your comment. We’ll soon have a procedure for that on our site.


  • Kazi Mahfuzur Rahman

    does it work on android 4.4