How to Root Nokia X, Install Play Store & Google Apps

Last Updated on 13/11/2022

How to Root Nokia X, Install Play Store & Google Apps

For those who aren’t aware that the Nokia X Android-based series of phones run an unrefined version of Android which does not include the most important Google services such as Google Apps as well as Play Store. The phones are loaded with Nokia’s own App store, as well as applications such as MixRadio, Outlook, OneDrive, Here Maps, etc. It took just a few minutes for XDA Senior member ” Kashamalaga’ to get around this limitation, and then he was able to hack root on to the Nokia X and restore Google applications on the phone.

The procedure is fairly easy as you can root your Nokia X using Gandalf Exploit which is included in the Framaroot application. Then, using a Root Explorer app, copy the Nokia X GApps package and install the required APK files to experience the classic Google applications on your Nokia X.

Note The phone should not be rooted. It can void the warranty.

How to Root Nokia X

1. Download Framaroot APK and then transfer the file to your phone.

2. Go to Settings on the phone and then enable installation via “Unknown Sources”.

3. Utilizing a file manager application to browse through the APK file and then install it (as is done on Android).

4. Then run the Framaroot app and tap on “Install SuperSU”. Reboot the device.

After you have confirmed that your Nokia X is rooted, you are able to proceed with installing GApps.

How to Install Google Apps on Nokia X

1. Download “NokiaX_Gapps_KashaMalaga_28.02.2014.zip”, extract and transfer all APKs to your phone.

2. You will need to download then the Root Explorer app oruse ES File Explorer (Free).

3. Copy then the APK file to the directory /system/app and modify permissions for the files in the manner the screenshot below.

4. Reboot the phone.

5. Download NokiaX_SomeGoogleApps.zip. Extract and copy all APKs to your phone’s directory or to the SD card. Install all the required APK as an ordinary user.

Open your Play Store It will then ask you to sign in with the details of your Google account. Log in and enjoy!

The Source: Official thread @ XDA

Bert Hoxton

Bert Hoxton