How to Root Nokia X and Install Google Play Store

If you just got your Nokia X and very much like to Install Google Play Store, Google Apps and Google Now Launcher in Nokia X, then are at the right place, this article will guide you on how to root Nokia x and install Google Play store on it. You cannot download apps directly from Play Store on Nokia X as the operating system on the phone is not a ‘pure’ android but is a forked version of android. Therefore, the phone is missing the google apps and it has microsoft apps pre-installed with it. Google Play Store is also replaced with Nokia Android Store.X-screens

Also: Nokia launched its first android phone series X, X+ and XL at MWC 2014

How to root Nokia X and install Google Play Store

The unofficial method is from XDA Developers senior member Kashamalaga. Hence, all thanks to him for bringing this so early.

This method is not same as conventional rooting and please take care while rooting your phone. Follow all the instructions step-by-step and carefully.


Steps to follow

1) You will need a rooted device, So Use Gandalf Exploit included in Framaroot app for rooting.

2) Extract and copy all apks from “” to /system/app and change permissions for this files using your file explorer.

3) Set the permissions for the APKs to “read” for all and “write” for just the first one from top, as below.PPBaJre

4) Reboot your device.

5) Extract and install as usaul every single needed apk include in ““. (If want to use Google Now Launcher, open it after install it)

6) Now launch Google Play Store and login to your Google account and you are

That’s all, now your Nokia X device has all the Google Apps and by doing this you will be able to download all the app from Google Play Store.

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For more information and support, you can also check the thread on xda.

UPDATE: How to root the new v11.1.1 Nokia x update

  • Download the required files click here and extract the files.
  • Enable debugging mode in Nokia by going into Settings.
  • Connect Nokia X to the PC.
  • Now update ADB drivers.
    • Go to desktop on PC
    • Right click on computer and click manage
    • Select Device manager
    • In the list, Nokia X will be listed with a Question mark icon.
    • Right click and select update driver, then select Browse my computer for driver option.
    • Now select the path of above extracted folder, in the folder select driver file.
    • Now drivers are updated.
  • Now Reconnect the Nokia to the PC.
  • Open kingroot app from the extracted folder.
  • Now kingroot will detect Nokia X as Android device. Now root the device using the App.
  • Now your device is rooted.
  • For installing Play Store and apps, follow the steps same as above.

For more information and support for rooting v11.1.1 Nokia X update, you can also check the thread on xda.

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  • hammohammo

    thanx friend
    buy when i change permission its wasn’t successful
    and when copy without change it the Google play don’t work
    what i have to do??

    • Have you rooted your phone ?

      • hammohammo

        Yes I rooted my nokia x phone
        and complete all proceders but when copy nokia gapps kashmalga apk files to system/app I dont get access to change permission so I just copied them there and install google apk files
        The luncher and google search and maps and music are work successfully but google play and Google play service don’t work

        • hammohammo

          But I should tell you that my version is 11.1.1
          Not 10.3.3

          • You can follow this thread for updated phones


          • Please check the updated post.

          • hammohammo

            hello again

            in fact i dont know why you post this update

            i told you that i rooted my nokia x

            the problem is that i cant open google play

            if you check the uploaded file ( NokiaX_SomeGoogleApps ) you wouldnt find google play.apk file there

            so i bring the file from the other uploaded file ( NokiaX_Gapps_KashaMalaga_28.02.2014 )

            but when i restart the phone its appear a message say (google play service has stopped) too many time untill you uninstall it

            please give help

            and i want to ask about a methode to open sd Sdard0 with the phone memory

          • With rooted device:

            1. Download “update OTA file”(Search for this)

            2. Copy to SDcard and rename to

            3. Power off phone (press power button about 15s)

            4. Press and Hold PowerButton & Volume+ Button until show Nokia text on screen, then the phone will go to recovery mode

            5. Choose install zip and browser to on SDcard

            6. Wait the setup complete and then reboot.