I couldn’t find a single step by step instruction guide on how to root the new lava iris X8 device anywhere on the Internet.
Caution : Even though I tested it successfully, I don’t take any responsibility if you brick your device following the below steps. However, I will surely help you in case of any queries.
Step 1 : You need latest version of ADB drivers. ADB stands for Android Debug Bridge and these drivers help you to communicate with your Android device using your PC.
To install drives for Iris X8, download the files from this link. Extract the contents of the downloaded file to a location. Connect your phone to your PC through a USB cable.
On your PC, navigate to control panel and click on Device Manager. Find your device listed and choose to update the drivers. Navigate to the location where you extracted the drivers and install them. Disconnect your device from the computer.
Step 2 : Download and install Kingo Root on your computer from this link.
Make sure you have enable USB Debbugging Mode, under settings on your Android phone. If you are unsure on how to do it, please follow steps on this link.
Run Kingo Root on your computer and connect your device.
You can follow the steps mentioned on the Kingo Root website now. The steps are mentioned here
Please note that your phone might get turned off few times in between. Turn it on again and continue with the steps on Kingo Root.
Your device should be rooted in less than 5 mins. Please let me know if you encounter any errors through the comments section.
Note : You will loose warranty of your phone if you root it. However, in my opinion it is worth it when you have the complete power of your phone.
Published through a rooted phone.