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How to: Root Nokia X2 Android Phone (Noob Friendly)

Nokia X2, which is ironically the last device launched under the Nokia X brand can easily be rooted. Nokia X2 Tools, a Windows utility developed by the Russian fan site ( can be used to root Nokia X2 phones easily and without the hassle of typing in the commands in the terminal window. You can still use the tool if you’ve updated your Nokia X2 to version 2.1. There is also towelroot method which does not require a PC, but does not seem to be working on phones updated to 2.1.

Method 1: Using Nokia X2 Tools

Rooting the Nokia X2 is a two-step process when using the Nokia X2 Tools. Follow the steps below to successfully root your Nokia X2 Android phone.

Do NOT use this tool to install Play Store as your device might get bricked.
  1. Turn on USB Debugging on your Nokia X2 (Settings> Developer options> USB Debugging)
  2. Download Nokia X2 tools from here. Run the exe file when downloaded.
    nokia x2 tools main
    Nokia X2 Tools
  3. In the black CMD/Terminal window that opens up, press 1 and then press enter to install the Nokia X2 USB Drivers on your PC.
  4. When the driver installation finishes, connect your Nokia X2 to your PC.
  5. In the Nokia X2 Tools, press 4 (key to root the X2) and then press Enter.
  6. Wait for the tool to run the required commands. SuperSU (2.02) will be pushed to your phone to handle the root access to apps. You know what to do next 😉

Un-rooting – If at some point of time, you want to unroot your Nokia X2 (Remove Root Access), you can use the same Nokia X2 tools and just choose the option 5.

Method 2: Using Towelroot App

Towelroot is an app which makes use of the various exploits to gain root access to the devices. It supports many devices including the Nokia X2. For now, the app can only root the Nokia X2 devices which are not updated to version 2.1. If you have updated yours, use the Nokia X2 tools instead.

  1. Download TowelRoot from here.
  2. Transfer it to your phone and install it.
  3. Open TowelRoot and tap on Make it ra1n.
  4. Download SuperSU from here and sideload it to your phone.
  5. Run it and choose Continue> Normal and then restart your phone.
  6. You now have the root access.


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  • sir my nokia x2 dual this mobile camera is not opening and the camera app is disappeared in menu and settings too

    i tried using factory reset but it didnt worked plz help

  • Lve rooted my Nokia XL,but dont know what’s the next step to take. supersuser’s asking for binary updates..

    • sorry ,i saw it above
      But what did you meant by “flash stock rom”
      after rooting (1st method) will there be google servie?

  • YES! it is a success. many thanks. please update ur watsapp nuba so we can chat. tnx , And how can i install google play? can i do bb subscriptin after the root?

  • How can I upgrade my nokia X2 dual sim’s platform Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) to the latest Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop). please reply… thanx

  • Bro I hav succesfully rooted my nokia x v1.2 but wen I fiinishd installing google play services,I got the error google services has stop.. pliz help

  • i am successfully rooted my phone and install play store in my nokia x2 android device but after update of Google play store,play store thumbnails are not opening.please tell me the solutions..Regard S…amit…

  • hi, i have installed the drivers (i.e option 1)successfully but now in installing google play app(option 2) and root device(option4 ) ,i am having trouble. It says “device not found” and then go for a long wait!! please can anyone help!!

  • Narendr sir I have bought
    nokia x2 few days ago.what
    should I do now root or
    update.what are the
    advantages of root.

  • I know about Nokia x tool. I think try that method to install play store suppose my phone get bricked then what I do? Pls reply sir . thank you

    • If it gets bricked, you’ll be needed to flash the stock rom to revive it again. Or visit a Microsoft Care Center.

  • Hi sir, I have nokia x2 ( . I want play store sir how to install in my phone
    Thank you

  • i have tried to root my fone several times of which none works. I understand very well that my fone ia genuine but whenever i click on MAKE IT RA1N whiles using the towelroot, it comes as error. when i try to use the PC also, i dont even see DEVELOPER OPTIONS in my settings

    • You need to tap the build number in about section a couple of times to unlock the developer options.

  • hy Narender singh i dont no about device drivers nd i hanvenot install any driver now what is the next option???

  • I was updated my x2 dual device.
    Can I backdate my x2 device…?
    Any outher trick 4 rooting x2 device….???

  • nd i m rooting my device for play store
    ”justDo NOT use this tool to install Play Store as your device might get bricked. for play store” what is the solution for this?????

    • It was updated lately and many claimed that the Play Store installer worked now. I’m not sure tho. Try at your risk 😛

  • not going towards after option #2
    *daemon not running.starting it now on port 50378*
    error device not found
    plz wait what is this????

    • same here …afterwards it shows that your phone is root but when i install super su it demands for su binary and shows u have to” re-root manually…so what should i do

  • Friends plz answer me i am rooted my mobile with towelroot did i able to install play service in it.Is it safe or not?

  • I have installed Google Play services successfully on my updated Nokia X2 without any problem!! And without rooting it. It’s awesome! my number 919596383135

  • my phone is update to 2.1 version so plz tell me how to install google play storend other google services, nd tell me that is it compulsery to root phone for installing play store ? which option is best for updated phone?

    • Unless you bring a rooted device to a Nokia Care Center, nothing to worry. Just unroot it in case you’d need service.

  • Does it means that only after updating 2.0 to 2.1 ..etc it can be rooted? And Google play service can’t be installed..right?

  • I,root,my nokia x2 but my nokia have new update i,update then click,on,re-start but install update give error and, my cell,not new update so,what,i,dooo i 009 23012901855 plz help,meeee

  • Dear Mr. Narender Singh,

    Nice and admirable efforts. Keep it up.

    I have Nokia X2 (software version 2.1..13) and internal memory is getting low, I cannot install more software’s, kindly tell me the ways how can I link my memory card (8GB) so that direct installation done on memory card through rooting progress. I have learnt clearly about what you told regarding rooting initialization but how to link memory card to get downloads and installation go directly to memory card rather then internal memory.

    Thanks in advance.

    • You can make better use of apps like Link2SD, but there will still be some apps and a part of some apps which ca1nnot be moved to the SD card.

  • When i tap ‘make it ran’ in towelroot in nokia x2 then it shows ‘this device currently not supported’. How to do?

  • An error has occurs when,i click on Make it ra1n. The error was “this ph is not supported” what can i do now?
    Tell me and thnx in advance.

  • i successfuly updated my nokia x2 but and i have the tool but i were about it . sombody says it will brick my mobile. plz help me on this

  • Yar mene nokia tool download kia hy driver b instal kiye hen pr jb 2 press kr k enter krta hn to error deta hy nt found ka option ata hy plz koi help kry sw 2.1

  • Frend how can i update my x2 to version 2.1 i am still stuck 2.0 if i try check update it always sucks you are uptodate
    Please bro give me a solution

  • After i run the towelroot and i tap the Make it ra1n. then show towelroot has stopped. why? and my x2 all readey update

  • It doesnt work its show me ADB server is out of date . Killing….. ! !
    and i installed the drivers and it doesnt work too :3
    help me !

    • Only the X2 Tools will work after updating. But have you installed the USB Drivers? Unless you have them, ADB will not be able to detect your phone. Try running ADB DEVICES command to see if Nokia X2 is being detected by the PC.

  • Hey, i just want to ask, if u installed google play service in software 2.0, and then u updated it to 2.1, will it brick the nokia X2? and also, what if in the middle of ur download for the update stops because of bad connection, will it also cause the x2 to brick? thanks.

  • Rooting with x2 tools will change the bootloader?
    cos if its changed once the warranty will be voided even after unrooting)….help pls

  • Bro my question is after rooting will i be able to install windows8.1 ,coz i know nokia x2 is a android device but can i replace that os with windows 8.1 phone OS ….
    Might seem like noob question but plz reply
    I just wanna get rid of lazy nokia x platform UI.

    • Unfortunately that’s not possible. Windows Phone 8.1 port is hardly available for any device and Nokia X2 is surely not on the list of any developer.
      If it is new, better try trading it if you find a good price for the phone. Then buy a proper Android or Windows Phone. This mix-up just doesn’t work 🙁

      • Thnx for The 1st reply bro,
        Bro will u plz just list out which OS s i can install after Rooting Nokia X2 Dual Sim ,
        Like Sailfish OS etc , i read on a blog that some guy was able to install the windows XP on a Smartphone.
        & another thing is can we tinker with the phones Hardware get it modified as per our Requirements,if yes where it is Possible.
        Thnx In Advance bro
        Waitin for ur Noob Friendly Answer..

        • AFAIK, there are no other OSes available to be installed on the Nokia X devices.
          Only a few popular devices (like Nexus series) get such ports and Nokia X is not one of them. Installing XP on a smartphone won’t make much sense anyways because it would be impossible to use on that tiny screen.

          As hardware components come affixed with the motherboard, you cannot tinker with them. They are not user replaceable. A technician might be able to change some of them, but that owuld also require a change of the ICs due to the difference in power requirement. This would all end up costing more than the cost of smartphone itself, so not recommended. Google did show us a little idea of how mobile devices with user-replaceable hardware can be built, but that’s just an idea for now.

      • Bro Sorry for the inconvience caused(coz i asked 2 questions continuously)
        U said Windows 8.1 port is not available on nokia X2 DS , i am wondering what are these hosts can i expect some more information .

  • How update x2 to 2.1? problem is sw version. Is 2.0.2 when I tapping to update now not showing. 2.1 showing upto date time date is right what to do?

  • Nice thread bro, but u said that do not use this tool to install play store, so can I just install It by SU?

    Cause playstore is the only thing that make me want to root this device:)) nokia store sucks

    • Yep. Reports say that it bricks the device.
      For Play Store, better check some threads at XDA. A bit busy here, so won’t be able to explore.

      • Just in case someone doesn’t know how to turn on developer option:
        setting>>about phone>>tap software version 5 times.

      • Hey, i just want to ask, if u installed google play service in software 2.0, and then u updated it to 2.1, will it brick the nokia X2? and also, what if in the middle of ur download for the update stops because of bad connection, will it also cause the x2 to brick? thanks.

      • Plz help me bro i have bought nokia x2 on dec 4 2014 bt i unable to root error comes there plz help me when i use nokia x tools

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