I have a Vodafone 858 smart phone running Froyo (Android 2.2). Manufacturer is Huawei (u8160). How can I root this device?

  • While waiting for an answer, you might wish to take a look into our rooting index, which names some "generic methods" including those working with Froyo – maybe one of them works with your device. If it did, please come back here and answer your own question to let other users of this device know :) Thanks! – Izzy Nov 12 '14 at 14:45

Apparently the recommended tool would be SuperOneClick. It seems that this is malware infested though. Apparently most sites took down their downloads, so maybe it is indeed bad. I tried to find another tool and found this: http://www.kingoapp.com/android-root.htm

I tested it with an online scanner and it got 6 hits out of 65, so use at your own risk. However I tried to find information about it and it seems to be ok and the alarams are claimed to be false positives. I used it successfully to root my VF 858, so it works. However if somebody finds out that this is indeed infested with malware then remove this answer or drop a note.

Usage is pretty simple as you just have to connect your device, enable USB debugging and then press the buttons in the Wizard.

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