Simple Guide to Root Nokia X and Install Google Play

At MWC 2014 in Barcelona Nokia Announced three new android smartphones Nokia X, X+ and XL. All these are the first android smartphone from the Nokia after the Windows phone. Recently, one of the XDA member Kashamalaga who is at the mwc and got a new Nokia X device. Within a few hours Kashamalaga was able to install Google Play Services on the Nokia X without much hassle. All these Nokia Android smartphone comes without the Google Apps. But now you can install them easily on the Nokia X, all you need a rooted device and install the Google apps pack on your device.

In this guide we’ll show you how you can easily root the Nokia X and Install Google Play apps. The root process is simple and take a few minutes to get the root access on the device. Once you rooted the device you can install lots of tweaks and modification on the phone.

WARNING!

Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.

Root Nokia X

CHECK PHONE MODEL

This guide is only for the Nokia X android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.

PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS

Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.

1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA

Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.

BACKUP ANDROID APPS, SMS, CONTACTS, CALL LOGS, & BOOKMARKS
BACKUP ANDROID DEVICE WITH THESE FREE APPS
BACKUP AND RESTORE WHATSAPP MESSAGES

2. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE

Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.

HOW TO ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE ON ANDROID DEVICES

Enable-USB-Debugging

3. CHARGE YOU ANDROID

If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.

HOW TO ROOT NOKIA X WITH FRAMAROOT

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Step 1. To get the root access download the Framaroot app here and save the file on your desktop.

Step 2. Move the file on your Nokia X Android phone and and install it. If you are prompted to enable Unknown Sources option, do it.

Step 3. Once the app is installed on the phone, open the app and Tap the Gandalf exploit and Choose Install SuperSu from the drop-down list. See the screenshot below:-

Root-Nokia-X-using-Framaroot-app-screenshot

That’s it, Your Nokia X is rooted now. Next step is to install the Google play apps.

INSTALL GOOGLE APPS ON NOKIA X

Step 1. Download the Google app package for Nokia X here and extract the folder on your desktop.

Step 2. Download and Install a root file manager on your device. You need this app to change the permission of the Google apps.

Step 3. Now copy all the APK files to /system/app folder on you phone.

Step 4. Now change the permission of the apk files with Root Browser app which you installed on Step 2,  go to each app that you just copied and set the permissions for each as rw-r–r– (0644). See the screenshot below:-

root-browser-set-permissions

That’s it, Now the Google app are installed on the phone and you can enjoy the Google store application on the new Nokia X android smartphone.

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