How To Root Nokia X,X+,XL And Install Google Play Store

Posted on Mar 18 2014 - 3:01pm by Kumar Abhay

Nokia X is one of the its kind and is the first ever Android phone by Nokia but Nokia X uses Microsoft services instead of Google and this is why there are many things that are different from a basic Android phone and you will see it once you buy it.Most of the people are missing Google Play Store and this why today we are here with a tutorial on how to root Nokia X and install Google Play Store on Nokia X.

Nokia X is the first Android Phone from Nokia running on Android V4.1.2 Jellybean but with Google Services stripped out.Nokia has pledged to continue with Microsoft services and this is why they are using Nokia App Store instead of Google Play store.As they are using Nokia App store you can install all the apps from there but you will not find all the Android Apps there but you can install third-party app stores to download all Android apps or you can just root Nokia X and install Google Play store on your device.

How To Root Nokia X

This rooting tutorial was published by one of the XDA developers and today we are going to share this with you.If you are a first timer in Android Rooting then I will advice you to not go through this tutorial and not root Nokia X because rooting Voids warranty and you might even end bricking your device.So read this Nokia X rooting tutorial properly and follow all the instructions written below.

Safety Measures To Follow Before Rooting Nokia X

  1. Charge your device to a minimum of 70% so that it doesn’t run out of battery while rooting Nokia X.
  2. Backup your Android Phone data including contacts,call logs,internet settings etc.
  3. Enable Usb debugging your device by heading to Settings>Applications>Development.
  4. Open settings>Security and check unknown sources.

Download Required Files To Root Nokia X

How To Root Nokia X,X+,XL

Step 1: Download the Framaroot apps and move it to your device and then install it.You will find Framaroot App in the app drawer.

Step 2: Now open the Framaroot App and you will see several options on the screen.Choose “Install SuperSu” and then tap on Gandalf.

How To Root Nokia X

Step 3: Now you will get a message saying Superuser and su binary has been result and now you need to reboot your device.

Step 4: Now reboot your device and once it’s on you will have root access to your device.

Install Google Play Store Services On Nokia X

Step 1: Download Root Explorer on your device and install it.Grant root access to Root Explorer apps from SuperSu.

Step 2: Now download NokiaX_GApps and copy all the apps to system/apps and change permission for those files.

How To Root Nokia X

Step 3: Install all of the NokiaX_Gapps apk in normal mode and you will see Google Play store icon after rebooting.

Step 4: Now open Google Play Store and it will ask you for a Google account and get started.

Now you know how to root Nokia X and install Google Play Store Services.If you are having any problems feel free to ask in comments and you can also try these rooting tutorials on Nokia X+ And Nokia XL.

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6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. vishnuramesh March 19, 2014 at 4:03 am - Reply

    after rooting it if we want our warrenty back how can we unroot it?

    • Kumar Abhay March 19, 2014 at 5:00 am - Reply

      When you will open Frmaraoot for rooting you will find an option to unroot Nokia X too.So if you are not happy after rooting Nokia X you can try unrooting it from there.

  2. Pratik Ranjan March 21, 2014 at 10:13 am - Reply

    1 Question, Which is better Nokia X or Micromax Canvas 2 plus?

    • Kumar Abhay March 21, 2014 at 10:23 am - Reply

      I think both are awesome because both are running two different types of Android but after rooting Nokia X will get Google Play store too so Nokia X and Canvas 2 will be equal but Nokia X has whole lot of new features like Fastlane that you will not find in Canvas 2 but at the same time Canvas 2 has better camera.Even I can’t decide which one because Nokia X will be coming with some great features like Windows phone soon,so if you can satisfy yourself with Camera go for Nokia X.

  3. Romio March 21, 2014 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Will warranty be finished after the rooting of nokia x?

    • Kumar Abhay March 22, 2014 at 4:23 am - Reply

      You warranty will be finished after rooting Nokia X.

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