These are instructions on how to root Nokia X, X+, and XL using the Nokia X Manager Application.

Requirements: Your Nokia X, X+, and XL smartphone should have at least 10-20 percent of phone battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Nokia X, X+ and XL

  1. Enable USB Debugging on your Smartphone. To enable USB debugging, Open Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging > Tick to Enable.
  2. Nokia X USB Debugging

  3. Download and install Nokia X Manager on your Windows Computer. Once Nokia X Manager is installed successfully, Open It.
  4. Install Nokia X Manager

  5. Once Nokia X Manager is launched, you will be able to see the “Waiting for device” message on the top.
  6. Nokia X Manager Waiting for Device

  7. Connect your Nokia X, X+ or XL smartphone to the computer using the USB cable.
  8. Mobile USB Computer

  9. Now, In Nokia X Manager you will be able to see “Device Connected” message.
  10. Nokia X Manager Device Connected

  11. Click on the Root Device button to begin the rooting process. During the rooting process, your smartphone will reboot automatically.
  12. Nokia X Manager Device Root Device

  13. Once, rooting process is completed you will b able to see the SuperSU icon in the App Menu of your device.
  14. Now, In the Nokia X Manager, click on the “Install Gapps” button to flash the Google applications on your device (that induces Google Play Store, etc.).
  15. Nokia X Manager Device Install Gapps

  16. Once Gapps is flashed successfully, disconnect your smartphone from the computer and close the Nokia X Manager Application.
  17. Disconnect Mobile Computer

  18. Now, restart your Nokia X, X+ or XL smartphone. After restarting the device, you will see the Google Play Store and other Google App installed on the device.
  19. Play Store Installed on Nokia X


[*] No data loss process: Your Nokia X, X+ or XL Phone Data like contacts, pictures, videos, music and etc will be not affected with the above method.

[*] Warranty Void: Your Nokia X, X+, or XL Device Warranty may be Void after following the above tutorial.

[*] How to unroot: To unroot your Device, Open Nokia X Manager and connect the smartphone to the computer > Click on the Unroot button.

[*] Credits: Nokia X Manager Application was created by Angsanley (XDA Developer). So, full credit goes to him for sharing the tool for free.