How to root Nokia X, X+ and XL

Updated on March 8, 2014

These are the instructions to root Nokia X, X+ and XL using 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

Step 1: Enable USB Debugging on your Smartphone. To enable USB debugging, Open Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging > Tick to Enable.

Nokia X USB Debugging

Step 2Download and install Nokia X Manager on your Windows Computer.

Install Nokia X Manager

Step 3: Once Nokia X Manager is installed successfully, Open It.

Step 4: Once Nokia X Manager is launched, you will be able to see the “waiting for device” message on the top.

Nokia X Manager Waiting for Device

Step 5: Now, Connect your  Nokia X, X+ or XL smartphone to the computer using the USB cable.

Step 6: Now, In Nokia X Manager you will be able to see “Device Connected” message.

Nokia X Manager Device Connected

Step 7: Now, Click on the “Root Device” button to begin the rooting process.

Nokia X Manager Device Root Device

Step 8: During the rooting process your smartphone will reboot automatically.

Step 9: Once, rooting process is completed you will b able to see the SuperSU icon in the App Menu of your device.

Step 10: 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).

Nokia X Manager Device Install Gapps

Step 11: Once Gapps is flashed successfully, disconnect your smartphone from the computer and close the Nokia X Manager Application.

Step 12: Now, restart your Nokia X, X+ or XL smartphone.

Step 13: After restarting the device you will be able to see the Google Play Store and other Google App installed in the device.

Play Store Installed on Nokia X

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

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