Huawei Mediapad M5 SHT-AL09 Root Guide

Recently a user contacted me and asked for help to root his Huawei Mediapad M5 SHT-AL09. And root was achieved without installing TWRP but bootloader unlock is required. This method is tested on SHT-AL09 only, try on other models at your own risk.


  • By rooting your phone you will lose your warranty
  • Try at your own, i don’t take any responsibility for bricked devices
Huawei Mediapad M5 SHT-AL09 Root

Rooting Process

  • Backup all important data from tablet to PC
  • Unlock bootloader of your tablet (How to unlock ?)
  • Download latest Magisk Manager from THIS LINK
  • Install Magisk manager on your tablet
  • Download of current build number from THIS LINK  (You should download from Full OTA)
  • Extarct the downloaded zip file
  • Download Huawei Update extractor from THIS LINK
  • In Update extractor settings, disable 1st 2 checksum options, as show in image below. Untick-checksum-update-extractor.jpg
  • Then select file and extract ramdisk.img
  • Then copy ramdisk.img to internal stoarge/sd card
  • Open magisk manager , it will offer you to install magisk manager, tap on install, and on next screen tap on “patch boot image” and select the ramdisk.img you have copied on storage.
  • Magisk will patch your ramdisk.img , once patching is done, close magisk manager
  • Go to file manager and browser to Magisk Manager folder, and look for patched_boot.img, copy to another folder, because computer can not see it if you keep it in this folder.
  • Then connect tablet with pc and transfer patched_boot.img to your pc
  • Connect tablet in fastboot mode (power off tablet, hold volume down and insert cable)
  • Open Minimal ADB and Fastboot , type “fastboot flash ramdisk ” then drag patched_boot.img and drop on CMD window, and press enter.
  • File should flash successfully. and rooting has been completed.
  • Reboot tablet, open magisk manager, it should say magisk installed, Now install root checker and verify your root access.
  • If you are running B123 or lower version, you can download patched boot image from THIS LINK (it will save you lots of time)

If you find this process difficult, we can do it for you through teamviewer,

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source: XDA

Mutahhar Bashir

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