Root Nokia XL, X2, X+ and X Android Without a Computer: How to

Few months ago we published the Nokia XL android Smartphone review that featured a forked version of android codenamed AOSP (Android Open Source Project) with most Google cloud services replaced with that of Microsoft.

Microsoft cloud services coming to android is no surprise knowing that Nokia has been acquired by them, we all thought that the first series of Nokia X android will be their last android phone.

But Hey! We ‘ve been proven so wrong, the Nokia X2 android was released not too long ago with even better features including a 1GB ram and highly improved user-experience.

But our main focus today is how to root Nokia android phones without using a computer.

Our last article on top 9 Free Software-apps to root any android with or without a PC featured some free apps to root android including; Nokia, Gionee, Tecno, Infinix, Samsung, HTC and most other brands around.

In today’s article, we’re going to look into rooting Nokia android phones in seconds without installing any driver or even the need of a personal computer.

root nokia android without a PC

How to Root Nokia Android Without a PC

  • Enable unknown sources (disable after rooting)
  • Download Framaroot apk file from here or here
  • Locate & open the file with your favorite file manager ==> Install and launch the app
  • Select Grandalf from the list of exploits
  • Reboot your device after the prompt notifying you of the successful installation of Superuser and su binary
  • Install the root checker app to confirm your Nokia android device is now rooted.

Must Read: Vroot Software can Root all android phone and devices

This is how easy rooting a Nokia android Smartphone is, kindly drop your comments and questions regarding Nokia X series android rooting or check out our list above for how to root other android devices.

Update for rooting v1.1.2.2 or v11.1.1 Nokia X series android firmware

 

Hi all,

Nokia recent firmware updates has voided the framaroot tweak for recent Nokia Android Devices.

If your Nokia X series android firmware version is v1.1.2.2 or v11.1.1 then, this new guide should work effortlessly for you.

You will need a computer to do this though.

Steps to follow

  • Enable USB Debugging from the Developer options in system section
  • Download and Install the Nokia X USB Driver following the link and guide here
  • Connect your device to the computer and confirm if the drivers are properly installed from the Device Management Section of your OS
  • Download Nokia X Toolkit from here or here
  • Run the Nokia X Toolkit and notice a screen looking like the one below

Nokia-X-Toolkit tutorials

  • Select the root  Option 21
  • Allow sometime for it to get done with its magic; your phone will be booted into CWM once done.
  • From the Window ==> Navigate to Mounts And Storage ==> Mount System
  • Select Flash Zip from your SD Card and locate the zip of Superuser ==> Flash it and select Reboot after flashing it.
  • Select NO when the CWM fixing prompt shows up
  • Install the root checker app to confirm your device is now rooted.

Please leave a feedback to confirm if this works for you.

All thanks to Ethan for coming up with this magical toolkit.
Note also that rooting your device will normally void the warranty.

51 COMMENTS

  1. I have downloaded it but I don’t get to see the Install Superuser and Gandalf. Unable to root please suggest

  2. Hello really thank you for your kind information I tried to root my nokia x with framroot but I tried both expolite but it is showingnot available error #7 like this will you please help me to knew whats this please thank you

      • Good morning Mr. Obassi miracle… I’m Marc Lester maderazo … I rooted my nokia xl using root master without a sweat when my nokia’s version is still in 1.1.1.1 but when I updated it to 1.2.3.1 my root access comes offand I’ve tried every applications that I can find to root my nokia xl and still fails me to root my device… Help me please,,, I’m losing my mind, I want to root it again because I wanted to swap my phone storage to my sd card.

        Thank you in advance

        • Check out the updated version of this post where we talked about “Nokia X Toolkit”

          It will root Nokia XL easily. Do get back to me if you have other errors with using the Nokia X Toolkit app

          • im sorry, im such a bird brain :-(

            i download the file and extracted it… but i cant RUN it… its a zip, i dont know how

            all i know is to play dota :-( sorry

          • i extracted the archive and it seems to have made a folder, now in the folder it have made i cant seem to find the run button / .bat file to launch the toolbox

            sorry for the trouble, i’m not that good with computer

  3. Hello.
    Please help. No options like in pictures above !
    Its like this :

    – Tap here if you want to donate
    Select an action to execute after root
    -Install SuperSU ]
    -unroot ]
    -Execute Script /sdcard/custom ]
    Select an exploit from the list above to potentially root your device.
    ARAGORN

  4. Good morning Mr. Obassi miracle… I’m Marc Lester maderazo … I rooted my nokia xl using root master without a sweat when my nokia’s version is still in 1.1.1.1 but when I updated it to 1.2.3.1 my root access comes offand I’ve tried every applications that I can find to root my nokia xl and still fails me to root my device… Help me please,,, I’m losing my mind, I want to root it again because I wanted to swap my phone storage to my sd card.

    Thank you in advance

  5. From where i get nokia xl toolkit because I can’t root my nokia xl in the above method.I hope you will give a good solution for my problem.

  6. Hello Obasi Miracle I read your article and tried to implement it on my nokia X2 device but it seems to be helpless. Can you please help me in rooting windows device to android.

  7. I cant root my nokia xl rm1030 android mobile can anything do automatic root to GAPPS I am unable to do so help urgent.18/8/2016

  8. I can’t root my nokia xl version 1.2.3.1. I’ve tried several root apps, even framaroot and kingroot, none of them are working, and I can’t uninstall kingroot, please help me

    I’ve tried all the root apps I know, nothing is working. I downloaded kingroot, and it’s not working, but I can’t uninstall it, and it’s stopping all my apps from functioning. I’m using a nokia xl, version 1.2.3.1. please help…I need to root my phone

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