How to root Nokia X and Install Google Play Store!

The Nokia X was recently introduced and is attracting a lot of attention, as it’s Nokia’s first Android-based phone. It runs a special Nokia X software platform based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with Google services stripped out. Nokia has pledged Android support via the Nokia App Store, but now we have a video to share that shows how to root the Nokia X and install the Google Play Store.

This will allow Nokia X owners to access Google apps and services on the phone, which is something that many users would no doubt enjoy. The 10-minute YouTube video that we’ve embedded for you to view below this story comes from phone Arena, and gives a detailed demonstration of exactly how to do this.

Before we go any further we’ll point out that this involves rooting your Nokia X. At Phones Review we cannot recommend this, as it will void your warranty, so if you choose to do so then you do it at your own risk. Nevertheless, we know that many Android device owners enjoy this kind of activity, and so if you are confident that you know what you are doing you can make an informed decision.

The video very clearly explains how to root the Nokia X and access Google services in a 5-step process, so if you’d like to try it out this gives good instructions. Even if you don’t want to do this on your own Nokia X, it’s interesting to see exactly how it’s done. If you do try this yourself, be sure to let us know what you think of the results by sending us a comment.

Nokia X root and Google Play Store installation