Nokia X Rooted and Hacked, Now Runs Stock Android (Video)

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  • 01 Mar 2014
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  • Just hours after we learned that the custom apps on the Nokia X have been ported to other Android devices, the handset gets hacked. Many people wanted to get rid of the shackles of its limited experience, so the good news is here: the device was rooted and now it runs stock Android.


    Everything was done by hackers and devs, so it’s certainly not anything remotely official. Also, it voids the warranty for the handset, just so you know. The initiative belongs to developer KashaMalaga, who made this possible by bypassing the device’s locked bootloader and rooting it in order to run stock Android.


    He relied on the one click APK known as the FramaRoot. The owner of the Nokia X got it straight from Nokia, as part of a developer initiative that started with MWC 2014. I expect further developments here, with KitKat on the device and Google Now apparently draining a lot of battery. At least the UI is fluid, as shown below:

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