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 (AllNokia.ru) 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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118 Responses to How to: Root Nokia X2 Android Phone (Noob Friendly)

  1. pradumana June 1, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    By unrooting i can get my warrenty back ???

    • Narender Singh June 1, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

      Yes, hopefully.

  2. manivel June 6, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

    Hi sir, I have nokia x2 (2.1.0.11) . I want play store sir how to install in my phone
    Thank you

  3. manivel June 6, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

    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

    • Narender Singh June 6, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

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

  4. mohan June 18, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

    its working dude

  5. Hamza June 19, 2015 at 11:54 pm #

    I rooted nokia x2 with pc and it works.
    My phone is now rooted.

  6. durgesh June 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

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

    • Narender Singh June 24, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

      Root can get you Play Store though. That’s all the advantage hehe

  7. Hajra June 30, 2015 at 5:57 pm #

    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!!

    • Narender Singh July 1, 2015 at 12:36 am #

      Check Device Manager and see if drivers are properly installed?

      • Hajra July 1, 2015 at 11:45 pm #

        My device is only appearing as portable device in device manager.after the drivers are installed.

  8. robrtt July 3, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

    I have got all the tools but cant work in my phone nokia x2 android

  9. Bavleen singh July 25, 2015 at 8:08 am #

    Plzz help

    How to use andriod in,nokia x2

  10. BILLA August 12, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    Please help me it’s showing error: more than one device and emulatore

    • Narender Singh August 13, 2015 at 7:24 am #

      Did you connect another device to the PC or running/installed an emulator such as bluestacks?

  11. Amit maharana August 29, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    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…

  12. ngam September 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    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

  13. ngam September 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    My software version is 1.2.4.3

  14. Shailesh September 18, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    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

    • Narender Singh September 18, 2015 at 11:55 am #

      No further updates are available for the X2. You may try custom ROMs at your own risk.

  15. swapnil jena September 22, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    thanks ….!! It worked .. how am i going to unroot it then..

    • Narender Singh September 23, 2015 at 9:09 am #

      Choose Full Unroot inside the SuperUser app and you’re done 🙂

  16. Alert September 24, 2015 at 7:46 am #

    pls, i am not able to enable USB debugging. som1 tell me pls.

  17. Alert September 24, 2015 at 8:19 am #

    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?

  18. GELYN September 27, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    I chose method 2 but towelroot says its not supported my nokiax2 ds device help me pls..??

  19. sajid pasha December 16, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    Hai my version is 2.1.0.12……i tried first method it is not working

    Please help mee

  20. JOSEPH JOSE December 27, 2015 at 9:24 pm #

    WHAT IF MY PHONE GET BRICKED
    WHAT SHOULD I DO?
    PLS…TELL

    • JOSEPH JOSE December 27, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

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

  21. chandan January 22, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

    somebody help I hve break my phone…how to get back yr….help help help!

  22. thunder February 14, 2016 at 10:25 am #

    thank u sooooooo much, u should be proud of yourselves for helping me and every one else

  23. gulshan February 14, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

    i want to install google play store so plz help me

  24. spyksyde May 21, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

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

    • Narender Singh May 22, 2016 at 9:36 am #

      It will work even without updating binaries. You can update as well if you want.

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