• September 2019
 

How to root Nubia X and install TWRP Recovery

 
 

If you looking for a guide or tutorial to install TWRP Recovery on ZTE Nubia X (nx616j) and gain root access, then you are at the right place. Here in this article, we will guide you how to root Nubia X and install TWRP Recovery on it. Follow the article step by step you will get needed downloads, proper instruction and other things.

 

ZTE Nubia X launched November last year, it comes with 6.2-inch LTPS IPS display panel that supports 1080 x 2280 pixels of resolutions and offers 19:9 aspect ratio. The display of the phone protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone also has a secondary display on the backside, 5.1-inch OLED display panel that supports 720 x 1520 pixels of resolutions. It also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

 

The Nubia X nx616j model number smartphone powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) processor under the hood along with Adreno 630. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box along with Nubia UI 6 running on top. The phone available in 6 GB and 8 Gb of RAM variants and 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB internal storage variants. It has dual camera sensors on the backside, 16-megapixel main and 24-megapixel secondary camera. You can use the rear cameras as the selfie camera too.

The phone packed with Non-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh battery inside the body that supports Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 4) feature. There is also a fingerprint scanner placed on the side. It is available in Blue Gold, Sea Blue, Black Gold, Deep Gray, Starry Night (512 GB only) color options.

Let’s get back to the main topic, there are several advantages of rooting and installing TWRP Custom Recovery.

Advantages of TWRP Recovery

  • Flash Custom ROM on your device using TWRP.
  • Root and Unroot your device using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU.
  • Flash the image file on your device using TWRP Recovery.
  • You can underclock and overclock.
  • Easy to flash and use Xposed Modules on your device using TWRP.
  • Easy access to restore the Nandroid Backup.
  • You can install Magisk on your device.
  • Flash modding zip files to customize your phone.
  • Create and Restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP Recovery.
  • Remove all bloatware from your device using TWRP Recovery.
  • Perform clean Wipe, Cache, and Data in your device.

Advantages of Rooting

  • You can get access to all files on your device, even the files which present in the root directory of your device.
  • You can increase the performance of your device by overclocking.
  • By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking your device.
  • You can uninstall Bloatware on your phone.
  • You can block Ads on any Android applications such as Youtube and other game-related applications.
  • By Rooting your device, you can View, Edit or Delete any system file inside the root directory.

Disclaimer

If anything happens to your device during this process or after this process, we will not responsible for. So. proceed at your own risk.

How to Root Nubia X and Install TWRP Recovery

Prerequisites

  • Make sure you have installed ADB and Fastboot on your PC/Laptop for this procedure.
  • Make sure your phone’s bootloader is unlocked. If not then click on the link to Unlock Bootloader of the Nubia X. Click Here
  • Before starting this procedure, make sure to take a full backup of your phone.
  • Make sure that your phone charged up to 60%.
  • This article works only for ZTE Nubia X nx616j. Don’t try on other devices.
  • Make sure you have installed ZTE Nubia X USB drivers on your PC/Laptop.
  • Enable Developer Options: Go to Settings>> About device. Tap 7 times on Build number to enable Developer options.
  • Enable OEM Unlock and USB debugging options: Settings>>Developer options

Download

Install TWRP Recovery on Nubia X

  • Download the TWRP Recovery file from the download section and rename it to recovery.
  • Go to the ABD and Fastboot folder and run the command prompt by holding the Shift key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder.
  • Now click on the Open PowerShell window here.
  • Now, reboot your phone into Fastboot mode by press and hold the Volume Down + Power key together for a few seconds.
  • Now connect your phone to the Windows PC or Laptop via USB cable.
  • Now write the following command
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • again, write the following command to reboot your phone.
fastboot reboot

You have successfully installed TWRP Custom Recovery on Nubia X smartphone.

Note – Don’t try to flash both Magisk and SuperSU on your phone. You need to root either with SuperSU or Magisk

Root Nubia X using SuperSU

  • Download SuperSU zip file on your Windows PC or Laptop, download link mention in the download section.
  • Now transfer the SuperSU zip file into your phone’s root (internal) memory.
  • Now reboot your phone into TWRP recovery mode by pressing Volume Down and Power button together for few seconds. In case this is not taking you into TWRP Recovery Mode, then try Volume UP and Power Button. In some phone, you can access the recovery menu by this.
  • Once you inside TWRP recovery, tap on install and select superSU zip file.
  • Now swipe to confirm.
  • Now tap on reboot.

You have successfully root Nubia X smartphone using SuperSU.

Root Nubia X using Magisk

  • Download Magisk zip file on your Windows PC or Laptop, download link mention in the download section.
  • Now transfer the Magisk zip file into your phone’s root (internal) memory.
  • Now reboot your phone into TWRP recovery mode by pressing Volume Down and Power button together for few seconds. In case this is not taking you into TWRP Recovery Mode, then try Volume UP and Power Button. In some phone, you can access the recovery menu by this.
  • Once you inside TWRP recovery, tap on install and select Magisk zip file.
  • Now swipe to confirm.
  • Now tap on reboot.

That’s it, you have root Nubia X smartphone successfully and install TWRP on it. If you face any problem or issue during the process, let us know in the comment section.

 

About the Author

This is Munendra Rathore, a tech enthusiast. I love keeping myself updated with the latest technologies, mainly smartphone and software. I also have a keen interest in Photography, Fitness, and Knowledge Sharing.

   
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