The Brand New Nokia – Android Line (X, X+, XL) Gets the Usual Root How To Treatment (Video)
Just when we thought Nokia was done they went ahead and gave us a glimpse to what could have been, even though many would have liked a more permanent commitment in this regard. I am talking about the recent acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft and the handsets announced by the Finns at MWC this year. The Nokia X family of smartphones running Android as the smartphone OS – a move which was expected a long time ago.
Stripped from Google services including the Play Store and with an interface which mostly resembles that of Nokia’s Windows Phone line, the handset manufacturer thought it convenient to announce three Android smartphones at MWC 2014. The main device is the highly rumored Nokia X, followed by the bumped up versions – the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL. Still given the fact that we are talking about Android after all, root comes as natural as sideloading the Play Store app for these handsets. And coming back to the root part we find that this is pretty easy to obtain.
Thanks to XDA Developers member Xlordvk rooting the Nokia – Android smartphones is as easy as 1,2,3. You should keep in mind however that following the guide could void your warranty for the device, also noted by the provider of the guide. However that hasn’t stopped anyone in the past from claiming root right for their devices and I don’t see it to be the case now. Follow the instructions below to the letter and don’t forget to ask around or search if you have further questions:
1. Download Framaroot.apk from here
2. Install it & Open
3. Click on Grandalf
4. Reboot your device
Voila you are done your Nokia X,XL or X+ is now rooted…..
Note : Rooting your device voids your warranty.