How to root Nokia X2 and install Google services and playstore?

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Nokia launched their first ever Android smartphone this year at MWC 2014. However, it took longer time to make them understand the power and value of Android OS in market. Just after the deal of Nokia with Microsoft rumors started spreading out regarding the device.

Nokia first revealed the three devices in its Nokia X series i.e. Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. However, recently Microsoft at their event launched the next upgraded version of Nokia X i.e. Nokia X2.The device runs on software version 2.0 by Nokia which is built on top of Android OS.Since, the device runs on Android but it doesn’t come with any support or services from Google. But, developers have managed to root the device and install the services and apps manually. So in this guide we are going to learn how to install Google play services and Play store in Nokia X2. This method also works for the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL.

Requirements

  1. 80% charged battery.
  2. USB debugging should be enabled, Go to settings then developer options.
  3. In security settings check for ‘allow from unknown sources’.
  4. Make a complete backup of data.




Download these files

  1. Framaroot 1.9.1
  2. Nokia X-Gapps
  3. Root Explorer

 

Steps for rooting the device.

  1. First download the Frameroot from the above link and install it in the device. Remember to tick install from unknown sources.
  2. After installation, open the app and it will show several options. Just click on Install Su which means it will be installing Superuser in the device. After this just click on ‘Gandalf’
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  3. Now you will see a prompt message with ‘superuser and su binary installed’. Then it will ask for reboot click on that and the device will take a long reboot. 
  4. After the reboot you will see that the device will have the root access. You can check this by installing any root verify app from playstore.

How to install Google Play series on Nokia X2?

  1. First you need to download Nokia gapps package. For installing the Gapps working with forked version of Android.
  2. After this install Root explorer from the above mentioned link.
  3. After the installation open it and it will ask for root access, grant that!
  4. Now copy downloaded Apk files to /System/App this destination.
  5. Change the file permissions like this:
    root exploerer nokia x2
  6. Save settings as shown in the above picture.
  7. Now reboot and you will see playstore installed on your device with rest of Google services.  You can install any apps from Google Playstore.

This tutorial is only for experimental purposes and TheGeekDaily or the author is not liable of any damage caused to your device while following the above mentioned steps. If you are facing any problems do let us know in comments. We are ready to help you.

13 Replies to “How to root Nokia X2 and install Google services and playstore?”

  1. Nokia x platform should make a version which in Gapps are supported because everybody has tried following these steps. Please help us.

  2. i rooted my nokia xl n installed nokia playstore n it was running successfully then after i updated my nokia xl and again repeated the same process, installad the playstore but it is not working… i m unable to sign in into playstore.. it is always displaying ” unable to etablish connection ” though my my wifi connection is preety gud

  3. You know its not goin to work so why post it…I’m in nigeria…how am I goin to fix this now…the phone can’t start any more…

  4. I WILL FOLLOW ALL OF YOUR PROCESS BUT THERE IS A PROBLEM OCCURRED OF FRAMAROOT , THST IS

    WHEN I OPEN IT THERE IS NO OPTION OF “Gandalf” OR ANY OTHER EXPLOIT
    I INSTALLED ALL THE VERSIONS OF FRAMAROOT
    BUT STILL THERE IS NO OPTION OF ANY OTHER EXPLOIT EXCEPT “Argoin” WHEN I SELECT THAT EXPLOIT IT IS ALWAYS FAILED

    PLEASE HELP I REALLY WANT TO INSTALL GOOGLE APPS AND SERVICES
    I BEG TO SAY YOU THAT PLEASE SOLVE MY PROBLEM
    OF FRAMAROOT APPLICATION

    ADTER THAT I KNOW ALL THE PROCESS OF ROOT AND INSTALLATION OF GOOGLE APPS AND SERVICES

  5. Hi, when i install Framaroot in my Nokia X2 and open it, there is no option of Gandalf, just Aragorn. What to do now?

    1. If u want install playstore in ur nokia x2 the rply ys or no.. because im bought this phone 4 day bak nd i hv successfully install…

      1. hey pls I want to buy nokia x2. Iam fan of nokia x2. But one of my frnd told dat playstore not working in x2. So thats y im searching how to install playstore. can you please help me that is it possible or not. if it is not possible just inform me so that i can buy another phone.

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