The Nokia X is the first Android smartphone released by the Finnish company back in February this year. The Nokia X comes with a decent 4 inches display powered by a mediocre 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM. Although it runs on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, its home screen replicates the look of the Windows Mobile – so it doesn’t looks like it actually runs on Android. However, we can actually tweak its UI a little bit if you don’t like the Windows Mobile interface. But before we can do so, we must first root Nokia X. In this tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Nokia X using a one-click-root program.
Disclaimer : During the process of rooting, there is always a risk for you to brick your Android device. So if you choose to root your device, you are doing it at your own risk! Your device warranty will also be voided after rooting.
Prerequisites before you begin rooting Nokia X
- Download the Nokia X Toolkit here (from the first post).
- Make sure you have installed Nokia X USB driver on your PC.
- Make sure there is at least 80% battery remaining on your device.
- Make sure you have enabled USB debugging on your device.
- Back up the Nokia X smartphone.
Follow the steps below on how to root Nokia X
- Connect the Nokia X to your PC using an appropriate USB cable.
- Run the Nokia X Toolkit (you have to right-click and run it as administrator).
- A screen like the one above will then appear on your PC.
- You will then select option 9 to begin rooting Nokia X.
- It will take a while before your device gets booted into CWM recovery.
- From the recovery, go to Mounts And Storage > Mount System.
- Select Flash Zip from SD Card.
- Look for a Superuser zip file and flash it.
- Once done, select the Reboot option.
- A pop-up will then appear asking you to fix CWM. Select No from the pop-up.
- Your device will then be rebooted.
- Congratulation! You’ve just rooted Nokia X!