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How To root Nokia X / Nokia XL & install Google Apps

Nokia X Manager

This tutorial deals with the rooting of Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL devices, so that useful hacks like “installation of Google apps” can be performed. Once again this may impact your device’s warranty and the device itself, so remember, “fun and risk” both are all yours!! Here is what you need to do.

Preparatory steps:

Check the device’s battery and take a backup:

  • Your device should at least be 60% charged
  • Take backup of all your data

Enable device:

  • Enable USB Debugging from Phone Settings -> Developers Options.
  • Also enable installations from “Unknown Sources” from settings


Rooting Nokia X & Nokia XL using Nokia X Manager:

  • Open the installed Nokia X Manager
  • Connect your device to PC using USB cable
  • Install ADB drivers and read how to update drivers, if your PC doesn’t detect your device
  • Wait for the Nokia X Manager to show “device connected”


  • Now click on “Root Device” option to start the rooting process
  • Your device will reboot automatically and once rooting is done, you will be able to see SuperSU icon in the app menu of your devices

Installing Google Apps:

  • Download Google apps from above according to the OS versions your device is running
  • Now click on “Install GApps” to flash Google Apps on your devices

Once the GApps is flashed successfully disconnect your device from PC and reboot it. Once rebooted you should be able to see Google Play Store and other Google Apps on your device.


Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]