Easily Root Nokia X with Framaroot App


It hasn’t been even a week since the official announcement of the Nokia X at MWC 2014 in Barcelona and we already have all the new stuff (wallpapers and system apps) from the Nokia’s new range of Android devices.

Download → Nokia X Wallpapers   |   Nokia Store APK

And if that wasn’t enough we now even have the Nokia X Root method, thanks to Kashamalaga who happen to have a Nokia X phone from the MWC event in hand, and he’s putting the device to test its hackability.

The Nokia X was launched as an Android device with no connection to Google at all. All the Google apps that usually comes pre-installed on Android devices are replaced by Microsoft’s cloud services instead. Even the Google Play store app which lets you download & install apps to your Android device is replaced with Nokia Store on the Nokia X.

Thankfully, Kashamalaga was able to install Google Play Services on the Nokia X wityhout much hassle. And in the persuite of he even discovered the Nokia X root method, which apparently is Framaroot. The root method that works flawlessly on many of the Android devices.

Read: Nokia X already running Google Play Services (including Play Store) and Google Now Launcher

Framaroot is an one-click rooting app that works on many Android devices out of the box. The app has two root exploits namely Aragorn and Gandalf. Not both the methods work on every device, and in our case — Nokia X, we’ll using the Gandalf root exploit to root Nokia X.


Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.


Before you begin with the instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.


Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.




Download the Framaroot app file given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your computer (just to keep things tidy, that is).


DOWNLOAD LINK | Filename : Framaroot-1.9.1.apk (1.03 MB)

You can always download the latest version of Framaroot on the original page here

  1. Download the Framaroot app provided in the Downloads section and place it in the root of your SD card.
  2. Enable app installation from Unknown sources. For this:
    • Go to your device’ Settings » Security » Scroll to the bottom and tick on Unknown Sources to allow installation of non-market apps.
  3. Install the Framaroot.apk from your SD card and open the app. It should look something like the screenshot below:
    Root Nokia X using Framaroot app screenshot
  4. Choose Install SuperSu from the drop-down list and then select the ‘Gandalf’ root exploit from the list.
  5. After the exploit is successfully completed, it will prompt for a reboot. Reboot the phone.

That’s all, your device will reboot now and your device will be rooted. If you need help regarding this, feel free to ask us in comments below.


It was easy to root Nokia X with Framaroot, right?  Let us know how you plan to use root privileges on your Nokia X.

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