How to Root the Huawei Ascend Y H866C

Huawei Ascend Y H866C is a CDMA smartphone by Straight Talk that runs Android as its operating system and provides users Gingerbread experience. The device doesn’t have too solid specifications, but it’s got a 600MHz processor, 3MP Camera and the normal connectivity options that include Bluetooth and USB. If you’ve purchased this device and wondering if you could root it, well, it’s possible as a root method has popped-up on the XDA Forums that claims to root the device for allowing installation of root-only apps and eventually a custom recovery. This guide will show you how you can root your Huawei Ascend Y H866C smartphone, follow all the steps and you should have root access on your device.

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of your device. However, you can reinstate the warranty by unrooting the device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.

2. Your device should have at least 50% of battery life left.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Poot APK (Download link’s given in the first post)

III. Rooting the Huawei Ascend Y H866C:

1. Download and place the Poot APK file onto your Desktop.

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

3. Copy the APK file over to the root of your SD card.

4. Once copied, unplug the device from your PC.

5. Open the File Manager on your device and tap on the APK file and install it.

6. Once installed, launch it from your App Drawer.

7. It’ll download some required files, so allow it to do so.

8. Once done, close the app.

9. Launch the app once again from your App Drawer.

10. This time, hit the Poot button and it’ll run some codes.

11. Once done, reboot your device.

12. Head over to Google Play and download the Superuser app.

13. You’re rooted now!

Excellent! Your Huawei Ascend Y H866C has been successfully rooted and you can now install some root-only apps on it to save it from dying!

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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  • Daniel Quarterman

    Worked great. Any devs willing to get the bootloader unlocked and build a recovery?

  • Adam

    when i goto my file manager to install poot from my sd card, it wont let me click on install. it just does nothing and i have to cancel instead…any advice?

  • jason

    how do i get it onto my sd card

  • jason

    it says i need more space so i put a bigger sd card in and it still says i need more space

  • can someone tell me if this works on the huawei ascend y h866c from net10?

  • austin

    u guys need to turn on unknown sources ‘…’ mine is rooted buy its not ansecnd mine is from cricket huawie root works really good phone runs alot more faster 😀

  • Reese

    Worked great, but I need to unroot. How do I unroot?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Hey Reese,

      Glad it helped you root your device. Unfortunately, there’s no unroot method available for this device, at least for now. As soon as we find something, we’ll let you know.


  • this is genius! 🙂

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Yep, indeed!

  • Jake Leonard

    Now that my phone is rooted, is there a way to get rid of the Google garbage apps I’m not using?

  • Carlos Lopez

    If I don’t have a pc I can’t do anything about my phone been locked?

  • Kevin McGill

    when I hook my phone to my pc I can not open anything on my phone

  • April

    Hi. I came across the invalid qt version on poot. What do I do about that?

  • Amanda Page

    It keeps saying I need more room (2.00 kb) on my sd card. I have plenty of space, and I even deleted a couple things that should have made it have enough room. What am I doing wrong??

  • Megan

    Is it possible that rooting my phone is the cause of the problems I’ve been receiving from it? I’ve barely used it, in good condition. Seems as though once i rooted the phone it started causing me lots of problems like the internet running very slow and not loading. Also, randomly, the browser will close all of a sudden. Seems awfully coincidental that these problems occured once I rooted so i’d like to know if this could be the case and how to unroot.

    • Zero

      The phone actually does that anyway and in the room with a real smartphone I feel poor lol
      Its not from rooting its just the phone

  • Justin Fay

    What does rooting it ,do to it. And I’ve downloaded 4 apps and it’s already sayin low storage even tho I put them all on in sd card