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How To Root Nokia X And Install Google Play Store And Launcher For Nokia X Rooted

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These are the instructions to root Nokia X, X+ and XL using Framaroot Application on Phone itself (does not require computer).

Requirements: Your Nokia X, X+ and XL smartphone should have at-least 10-20 percent of phone battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Nokia X, X+ and XL using Framaroot

Step 1: Enable installation of 3 party Apps on your Nokia X, X+ and XL. To Enable, Open Settings > Security >Unknown Sources (tick to enable it).

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Step 2: Download and Framaroot Application: Google Drive | Ge.tt | VK.com

Install Framaroot Application on your Nokia X, X+ and XL smartphone. Once installation is completed you will be able to see the Framaroot Icon in the App Menu.

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Step 3: Now, Tap on the Framaroot App Icon to Open it. In Framaroot, You will be able to see 2 options i.e Aragorn and Gandalf. Tap on the Gandalf Option.

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Step 4: Now, you will be able to see the Framaroot success Message on the Phone Screen. Now, you have to restart your Device.

Step 5: Now your Nokia X, X+ and XL smartphone is Rooted.

Next: How to Install Google Play Store and Launcher for Nokia X Rooted

Step 1: Download and Install Root Explorer: Google Play Store | VK.com | Ge.tt | Zippyshare

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Step 2: Download and Extract the Nokia X Gapp KashaMalaga for Nokia X devices: Mediafire | VK.com | Zippyshare

Then, Use Root Explorer to copy all apks file in that folder to “/system/app” and change the permission for these files which are shown below in the snapshot, and reboot your device.

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Step 3: After that you need to download Google Apps .apk files: Mediafire | VK.com | Zippyshare

Extract the zip folder and install the apps which you want to use on your device and install apps.

Step 4: Download and Install and Reboot Google Play Installer v1.1.2 for Google Play Store 4.6.16: VK.com | Ge.tt | Zippyshare | Google Drive.

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Step 5: Download and Install KitKat 4.4 Launcher Theme v2.8 Apk

Step 6: Download and Install Nova Launcher Prime 2.3: VK.com | Google Drive | Zippyshare

Step 7: Run Nova Launcher Prime, then Run KitKat 4.4 Launcher Theme, Select Nova Launcher > Apply Theme.

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Step 8: Result

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Nokia X Rooted Gallery

Nokia X Rooted with Kitkat Launcher
That’s it and congratulation, your Nokia X device has all the Google Apps and from onward you will be able to download all the app from Google Play Store.


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Best Deals On Nokia Smartphones This Holi

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Nokia delivers great value for money with its range of
Windows smartphones;MobileMaster picks the 5 best deals on Nokia phones this Holi

Holi is here and smartphones make a great gift for your loved ones. Nokia has been a trustworthy brand name in India for a long time and it is difficult to go wrong by picking a Nokia phone. We select the best deals that Nokia has to offer this festive season:

1. Nokia Lumia 525

The successor to the hugely popular Lumia 520, the Lumia 525 is probably the best buy in its price range. Equipped with a 1 GHz dual core processor paired with 1 GB of RAM, the smartphone runs the latest Windows 8 OS. The 4-inch is display is quite crisp with a vibrant color range

Price: Rs. 9,155 on ShopClues with 2% cashback in form of store credits

2. Nokia Lumia 1520

If you are in the market for a phablet, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a terrific option. The 6 inch screen sports a Full HD resolution. The smartphone is one of the best built phablets in the market and the whole package is powered by the powerful Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz.

Price: Rs. 38,991 on Snapdeal with 10% cashback for American Express card holders

3. Nokia X

Nokia’s current hottest smartphone belongs to the low-range category. The Nokia X marks the company’s foray into Android and caters to people looking for a phone on a budget. The Nokia X comes with a 4-inch screen and runs on a Snapdragon dual-core processor. The dual-SIM smartphone comes with a 3-megapixel camera on the back. While the phone does run AOSP Android, it is stripped of Google services. The wide app catalogue of the Play Store can be enjoyed on the Nokia X which remains the chief shortcoming of Windows Phone platform.

Price: Rs 8,199 on Infibeam with free shipping

4. Nokia Lumia 1320

If you prefer a phablet that would not burn a hole in your pocket, the Lumia 1320 is the way to go. Featuring a 6-inch screen, the smartphone is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor along with 1 GB of RAM. With a reasonable price tag and Nokia’s solid build quality, the Lumia 1320 makes a strong case to get your money.

Price: Rs. 20,195 on Flipkart with 10% cashback for Axis bank credit and debit card holders

5. Nokia Lumia 1020

If you are looking for a phone that can seriously perform as a camera, the search stops here. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is Nokia’s flagship camera phone featuring a mammoth 41 megapixel camera with the acclaimed PureView technology. It comes with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM. Featuring a great camera app and a host of features that let you play with your images after clicking them, the Lumia 1020 has one of the best phone cameras.

Price: Rs. 36, 699 on Snapdeal with 10% cashback for American Express card hold


Nokia X Android India Launch All You Need To Know

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Here’s a list that should help you to get to know the Nokia X Android smartphone better, just in case you are considering it.

most talked about Nokia phone in the recent past has finally made it to India. The Nokia X Android based smartphone was launched in India today and here are some  things that you should know about the phone, just in case you were thinking of picking it up.

Nokia X: Pricing and Availability in India

The Nokia X was launched today for Rs. 8,599. This means that it will compete directly against sub-10K Android phones and Nokia’s own Lumia 525. Although Nokia said during the launch that the phone will be available for purchase immediately, you will begin to see it in shops from March 15 onwards. 
The Nokia X+, that differentiates itself from the X with slightly more RAM, and the Nokia XL, that sports a 5-inch touchscreen and a 5MP and 2MP rear and front cameras, will be launched in India in the second quarter of 2014.

The Nokia X is not like any other Android phone

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Now, you may have heard that the Nokia X is the Finnish manufacturer’s first Android smartphone. However, what you must keep in mind that the X is not a ‘regular’ Android phone. The X doesn’t actually run on stock Android but instead is based on Android. This means that the phone will be able to run Android apps but won’t have many features you take for granted on an Android phone. For example, the Nokia X won’t support Google services, so the phone won’t come with Gmail, Google Now, Hangouts or even access to the Play Store. Instead, it will rely on Microsoft services like Bing and One Drive and its own little app store. However, you will be able to sideload Android apps to Nokia X provided you have the requisite APK files of individual apps.

Nokia X: The Hardware

Okay, so here’s where the Nokia X stands with respect to its specs. Here’s a quick look at some of the key specs:

Display: 4-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 800×480 pixels

Weight: 129 grams

Storage: 4GB internal, support for microSD cards up to 32GB

RAM: 512MB

Camera: 3.15MP primary, no front camera

OS: Android 4.1.2. (Jelly Bean)

Processor: 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Play

Battery: 1500mAh

So, the above specs (especially the single low MP camera and the dual-core processor) make it very clear that the Nokia X has no pretensions about being anything other than a budget smartphone.

The Nokia X isn’t ideal for photography

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One of the big areas that the Nokia X compromises on is its camera. It sports a single 3.15MP camera with a 1/5” sensor that does not match up to the Lumia 525’s 1/4” sensor. The X’s camera is also only capable of recording 480p video (the Lumia can record 720p videos). To top off the disappointment, the lack of a front camera means that many users won’t be able to enjoy video chats or selfies.

The Nokia X’s UI is something new

The Nokia X doesn’t rely on the standard Android interface but instead sports a brand new interface that looks a little like Windows Phone mixed with Asha. The Nokia X interface relies on tiles similar to Windows Phone, instead of the more orthodox Android widgets. The phone lets you add apps that you want on the homescreen for easy access or as tiles that display dynamic content (for e.g. latest photos you may have shot, missed calls etc.).

The Nokia X also co-opts the Asha series’ Fastlane UI, which is essentially an interface element that lets you see both notifications and gives you quick access to your most used apps. You get to the Fastlane screen by swiping from the left or right edge of the phone.

No Play Store but that’s not the end of the world

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The Nokia X will not give you access to the Google Play Store. Instead it will come with its own app store which will be curated by Nokia. However, users will also be able to access other popular third-party sources for Android apps such as Yandex (Russia). Of course, you can also sideload any Android app you want, provided you have its APK file.

Google Drive, Maps replaced by One Drive, Nokia Here Maps

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Like I mentioned earlier, the Nokia X will stay away from Google services like they’ve got the plague. Instead, Nokia will try to get people to start using Microsoft and homebrewn solutions like the Nokia Here Maps and Microsoft’s cloud storage solution- One Drive. These services will be integrated system-wide so apps installed on the Nokia X will be able to call these services when required. 


Nokia Launched Nokia X in India ,X+ and XL To Be Launched In 60 Days

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Nokia just announced the availability of its first Android-powered product, the Nokia X, in India. India used to be a stronghold for Nokia but recently cheap Android-powered devices have been growing fast and eating into its share.

The dual-SIM Nokia X is available today at INR 8,600 ($140 / €100) from Nokia’s official store. For comparison, a Nokia Lumia 520 – by far the most popular Windows Phone handset – costs INR 7,700.

The Lumia 520 is highly popular for a reason – Androids in its price range are nowhere near its specs. The Nokia X is no monster either but you get the same free offline navigation from HERE Maps.

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Nokia X+ is also up on Nokia’s India store but it’s listed as “coming soon” and there’s no price yet. The X+ and the 5″ XL model should launch within a couple of months in the country.


Nokia X Android Smartphone To Be Available online on 10 March In India At ₹ 8,500

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The Nokia X dual-SIM is now available to buy in India in a variety of colour options”

Nokia’s recently announced its first Android smartphone, the Nokia X has been made available for sale in India on The Mobile Store, and has been priced at Rs 8,500. The availability date mentioned is March 15th. At this price point, the Nokia X comes as a slightly pricey entry-level Android option compared to most devices carrying a similar set of hardware specifications. The device was expected to carry a lower price tag than at what it has been made available. Nokia India has just sent out invites for the official launch of the Nokia X family in the country, and we will await the company’s official announcement regarding the pricing. We expect the prices to get lower somewhat, bringing them in line with the announcement made during Mobile World Congress for it being an affordable device and being priced below the cheapest Lumia smartphone.

The Nokia X is the company’s first device built around Google’s Android 4.1.2 (AOSP) operating system. However, Nokia has not provided access to the Google Play store for apps, and it doesn’t support Google services. In place of the Google Play store, compatible apps have been made available through the Nokia app store. Along with this, Nokia has offered its exclusive suite of apps including Nokia Here with both offline and online navigation and Nokia MixRadio for access to music on the move. Subscription options for Nokia MixRadio are likely to be announced in the coming days.

The Nokia X range of devices offer a user interface that seems inspired from Windows Phone in terms of looks. Nokia has also incorporated the FastLane UI as seen on the Asha 501 on the Nokia X, offering social feeds and recently-accessed apps at one place.

In terms of hardware specifications, the Nokia X gets a 4-inch, 800 x 480 pixels display built using IPS technology. The device is powered by a Snapdragon dual-core processor running at 1GHz complimented by 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The storage can be increased further by an additional 32GB with the use of a microSD card.

For imagery, the Nokia X gets a 3-megapixel fixed focus camera at the back and has no front-facing camera.


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