How to Root Nokia X, X+, XL and Install Google Play Store for Apps(Gapps)

If you’ve got your Nokia First Android Mobile i.e. Nokia X and looking for a way to Install Google Play Store, Google Apps and Google Now Launcher in Nokia X, then this article is dedicated to you guy in which we’re going to cover step by step guide to make that thing happen.

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Few day back Nokia unveiled their first Android Smartphone i.e. Nokia X, along with Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. But Nokia Disappointed lots of people who were badly looking for this anticipated device by releasing a forked version of Android. Also, UI of these Nokia Android devices is very similar to Windows Phone. This device also missing all the Google apps and comes with preinstalled Microsoft’s apps. Google Play Store is also missing and replaced with Nokia Android Store. Nokia X also misses many popular apps like Gmail, YouTube, Google Now and you won’t be able to get them in near future.

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But thanks to Senior Member AngSanley of XDA who comes up with an amazing Windows tool that can help you to root Nokia X and be able to install Google Play Store, Google Apps and Google Now Launcher and much more. Just root it and make your Nokia X a real Nokia Android Mobile.

How AngSanley Tool Works?

AngSanley tool i.e. Nokia X Manager is very easy to use all in one tool, you just simply install it on your machine, connect your device and click on the option provided. With this tool you can perform different actions like rooting your device (android rooting software), installing gapps, different commands, recoveries, and lot more

Disclaimer : ”If you are rooting your Nokia X using this guide then you are responsible for anything you do to your device. You can read about Rooting

So, if you own Nokia X, XL and any other device and looking to make the most of your device, then follow the below step by step guide to learn more.


You need to follow steps share below, before starting the process:

1. Download Nokia X Manager from here

(Note: Nokia X manager works only on Windows PC and requires DOT NET framework 4)

2. Enable USB Debugging mode

  • Launch device settings.
  • Tap Developer options in the System section.
  • Switch on developer options and tap OK in the query dialog shown.
  • Enable USB debugging in the Debugging section and tap OK in the query dialog shown.

3. Update(or install) Nokia X USB drivers, Download it from here.

  • Go to desktop on a PC
  • Right click on the computer and click manage Select Device manager
  • In the list, Nokia X will be listed with a Question mark icon.
  • Right click and select update driver, then select Browse my computer for driver option.
  • Now select the path of the above extracted folder, in the folder select driver file.
  • Drivers are now updated.

Note: You can also choose automatic search for driver option, if the above method is not working.

Steps for Rooting Nokia X, X+, XL

1. Once the Nokia X Manager is installed on your device, Open it and it will look something like share in below image:

nokia x manager angsanley

2. After that, connect the device with your PC

3. Once you got a notification that the device is connected, select Root button on Nokia X Manager.

4. Wait for a few minutes, once the device is rooted you will get the message in the log.

Steps for Installing and Uninstalling Google Apps (Gapps) from Nokia X, X+ And XL

1. If you want to install Goolge apps like Google Play store, Google Now, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps and related apps. You just need to select the Install GApps button.

2. Wait for a few minutes, once the device got Gapps in your device you will get the message in the log.

3. You can also uninstall the Gapps from your device just by selecting the Uninstall Gapps button

So this is how you can root Nokia X, X+, XL and install Google apps on your device. Till now, this is the best and simplest way to make that thing happen.

I’m not taking any credit to above mentioned work, as this way was originally shared on XDA Forum. So, if you have any query related to above guide, follow original thread. You can also share your experience with me and AngSanley

60 thoughts on “How to Root Nokia X, X+, XL and Install Google Play Store for Apps(Gapps)

  1. please upload a video sample link………………..

  2. I need a video link

  3. i have nokia xl but framaroot show error and telling to try another exploit…. i have tried more than 20 times but it doesnt really work…

  4. Who told u , u can’t use google apps ?? I’m using all without rooting my Nokia XL !! Try the phone b4 posting this drama

  5. Homam – How to do it… without rooting it. Am using Nokia XL bro

    • how to download whatsapp
      i downloaded but is not working

      • Bro its not work whatsuo u wantt go to google after write whatsup+ after download xl is working whatsplus not work whatsup plus in blue clour nice working

      • It will.. jus install whatsapp n register ua num. When the notificatn shows that ua gadget does nt support the app jus go to the home page> people> go to the contact that is active on whatsapp and then go to msg icon or whatsapp icon below will open.

  6. The best way to Nokia X user to acces Play Store to get more apps without limitation. Thank for sharing ide to root Nokia X

  7. I’m using nokia XL…. framaroot 1.9.1 Is not able to root……. shows some error #7……… software version and model is RM-1030…… please help….

    • This trick not able to rooting my xl.

    • i have nokia xl i rooted it within 10 seconds thats how install nokia x manager on your pc or laptop
      unzip nokia x usb driver file on your desktop now connect your phone it will show not installed go to my computer right click properties then device manager there you will see nokia xl right click and update driver on path desktop your phone will be in front to use then open nokia x manager and press root 20 seconds it will ask install super user press yes and you are done

      • i done it same ….but my xl after reboot does not start … stuck in boot on nokia name ..

        • shivam katoch says:

          Dude …..try this out…….. just turn of your phone and press volume up and power key. When phone starts and nokia logo come release power key but keep pressing volume up key…..a menu will come navigate using up and down key and enter using power ke then navigate to reset button…press power key

      • help me.plz my phone is also nokia xl

  8. tnx a lot guys :D

  9. Its say u can’t copy because the files are read only.

  10. Plz help me for rooting my Nokia xl

  11. Root all ways failed

  12. Please give me a rooting solution

    Nokia x . Xl

  13. I m using nokia xl it is not support whats app some other to solve this problem

  14. to root nokia xl try usung nokia x manager

  15. pls tell me error try using another eploit

  16. You really make it appear so easy along with your presentation but I in finding
    this matter to be actually one thing that I think I would by no means understand.
    It sort of feels too complex and extremely huge for
    me. I’m having a look ahead on your subsequent
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  17. This store is not responding their coming some things problem

  18. I tried rooting my nokia xl using framaroot but it failed. Keeps showing “error 7″ how do I go about it?

  19. I downloaded nokia x Gapps kashamalaga but how do I extract the apps to the required system/app location, now that am using astro file manager.

  20. Dear all please advice me how install google play store in my Nokia XL I Really tired i will conencey to peoples do not buy this els mobile its waisted my time plz advice me how to install google play store/???

  21. ansjdhdjs says:

    if I download nokia x manager , I can root my nokia xl??? plz plz plz replayyy

  22. can i sync with google calendar after the root ?

  23. harsharan says:

    Error is coming at the time of installing super su

    Failed:-(….Try another exploit if available (Error #7)

  24. Its very simple friendz…

  25. gandalf exploit is not present in all the frameroot versions. so pls give a direct link to download frameroot with gandalf exploit

  26. thanks

  27. Hi i have purchased Nokia XL 2 weeks before & i cannot play any games after downloading can u please help me on this.

  28. & can u please also tell me how to block any number from my contact list.

  29. Nice home picture. This offer is really nice. Thank you for sharing with us.
    7 zip download

  30. how to remove error 07 n what is that pls help

  31. I updated my nokiax to 1.2.4. All old method to root now not working. Not able to install pc driver also. any new method to root ?

  32. cannot install driver manually…what”s the actual problem? mine version

  33. Nokia xl fore hardtop

  34. Hello guys ,,, so after I updated my nokia XL to version , my computer (windows 8.1 64bits) can not install the driver for nokia xl , even if I download the usb driver from the indicated link and browse it it always can not be installed … nokia x manager also can not detect it … eventhought I am able to browse files on phone storage and memory card from my computer …. IT IS REALLY ANNOYING .. any help please ? thank you

    • If manual driver update method not working, why don’t you search drivers online if you have internet connectivity. For automatic search just:

      Go to desktop on a PC
      Right click on the computer and click manage Select Device manager
      In the list, Nokia X will be listed with a Question mark icon.
      Right click and select update driver, and choose update driver automatically

      I hope this work for you now

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