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

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.

how to root nokia x

(Source: Omega Android)

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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.

Note: You can also follow the same step by step guide to Root Nokia X+ (Plus),  Nokia XL and Install Google Play Store

But thanks to Senior Member Kashamalaga of XDA who comes up with a guide is quite simple a.k.a Kashamalaga’s Guide. Now with this guide you can successfully 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 Kashamalaga Guide Works?

This guide is very simple and easy to use, first you need to acquire root (android rooting software) access using the Galdalf Exploit in Framaroot. After that install root-capable file manager, then copy Nokia X specific Gapps package by Kashamalaga to your /system/app folder, and give appropriate permissions. After that, few more apps installation and you will be able to access the various Google Apps, Google Experience Launcher and Google Play Store.

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 and looking to make the most of your device, then follow the below step by step guide to learn more.

1. The first thing you need is rooted Nokia X device to install Google Apps.

2. To root your Nokia X Android device you need to use Gandalf Exploit included in FrameRoot app.

3. After that you need a Root Explorer App which you can easily download from Google Play Store. You can download whatever you want.

4. Now download the zip file which contains all the.apk file which you need to root your Nokia X device. Download this zip file, i.e. Nokia X Gapp KashaMalaga

5. What you need to do now is, extract the Zip folder to /system/app and change the permission for these files which are shown below in the snapshot, and reboot your device.

Nokia X Change Permission

6. After that you need to download Google Apps .apk files. Extract the zip folder and install the apps which you want to use on your device and install apps.

7. Also, if you want to install Google Now Launcher on your device, simply install the Google Now Launcher .apk which you already downloaded in step 6. Just open it and I’m sure it will work for you.

Nokia X Google Now

8. Now launch Google Play Store and it will ask for a Google account, just login using your Gmail ID and it will start working.

Nokia X Google Play Store

That’s it and congratulation, your Nokia X device has all the Google Apps and from onward you will be able to download all the app from Google Play Store.

Note: 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 us and Kashamalaga

43 thoughts on “How to Root Nokia X, X+, XL and Install Google Play Store for Apps

  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 ..

  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
    submit, I’ll try to get the grasp of it!

  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.

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