How to Root Nokia X and Install Google Play Store on It

Nokia made their Android debut few weeks ago in MWC 2014 by releasing three Android smartphones: Nokia X, Nokia X+ and XL. Here we will guide you how to root Nokia X and Install Google play store on it.

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The decision of Android phones from Nokia was very strange decision itself provided Nokia is owned by Microsoft which is direct competitor of Google.  Other interesting things about Nokia X, X+ and XL smartphones is that though they are Android powered phones but UI is very strange from Android. They doesn’t have Play Store but rather a Nokia Store. So if you are missing Google Play store on Nokia X smartphone then no worries as we will guide you how to root Nokia X, X+ and XL smartphone and install Google Play store on it.

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Root Nokia X and Install Google Play Store on It

Before you proceed with rooting of Nokia X smartphone, we recommend you to take a full data backup so incase you are stuck, your data is at least safe.  First we will root Nokia X and then we will install Google Play store on it. So are you ready? Yes? OK, follow the simple steps below:

Download Gandalf Exploit APK.

Connect your mobile to your computer and copy the downloaded APK file to your phone.

Now tap on that apk file to begin the installation process.

When it is done, install the root capable file manager on your phone from Play Store.

Next you will need to install Google Apps (Gapps) for your Nokia X phone. Extract the file and copy all the apk files to /system/app folder.

Change the permissions of these file as shown below and then reboot your Nokia X smartphone.

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Once your phone is rebooted, install the Google Play store from apk file. That’s it, you have rooted your Nokia X smartphone and also have installed Google Play store on it. Now you can enjoy installing apps and games from Play store on your Nokia X, X+ and XL smartphone.

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