How to Root Infinix Note 3 Pro and Install TWRP Recovery

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If you have a Infinix Note 3 Pro smartphone, which is an upgraded version of the Infinix Note 3, and want to Root and Install TWRP recovery on your beloved, then you have landed on the right page.

Infinix Note 3 Pro is larger 6-inch device, and widely popular in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Pakistan and some other countries. It boasts of a upgraded hardware specs, including comes in a full metal body, and runs on Infinix exclusive Custom Android Interface, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, now Android 7.0 Nougat Update is available. It features a fingerprint scanner, 4500mAh battery, 3GB RAM, powered by Helio X10 MT6795. Just like it’s sibbling, it also features liquid cooling system. In the due course of the article, we will guiding you through the process to root and install TWRP recovery on Infinix Note 3 Pro.

The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install latest TWRP for Infinix Note 3 Pro. You can download TWRP Recovery for Infinix Note 3 Pro by MDSdev from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is a unofficial TWRP recovery and is only for Infinix Note 3 Pro (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Infinix Note 3 Pro, do not try out this method on any other device.

If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your Infinix Note 3 Pro, then rooting and flashing the TWRP is the main concern. The Stock ROMs have often limited and unsupported features in the sense of Customization. When you have a rooted device and also flashed TWRP recovery, then you are free to install any Custom ROMs, Mods, Kernel, and Xposed etc., as well as many apps which requires root access to work properly.

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Brief Details and Advantage of TWRP Recovery

TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open source, community development project. By flashing the TWRP, your device will be enabled to install any custom firmware, rooting your smartphone, mod zip files for customizations, Xposed Modules for customized features, one click root and unroot processes. Apart from that, it allows you to take Full Nandroid Backup and restore it later, one click image file flashing, remove bloatware, overclock and underclock. Using TWRP, one can easily clean Wipe, Cache and Data after flashing any image file to reflect the changes and rectify minor errors due to cache.

For installing the TWRP, your Infinix Note 3 Pro phone must have the Unlocked bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization.


Ensure to check your model number, which must be:

  • Infinix Note 3 Pro X601

You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your phone , you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.

  • Phone Should be Charged

Your phone must be 70% charged atleast else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why to take risk, try to charge it fully.

  • Back Up

If you are either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your phone. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.

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  • Enable USB Debugging

You must enable USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications and Developer options.

Downloads For Rooting Infinix Note 3 Pro

Download MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers here (MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. zip)

Download TWRP Recovery for Infinix Note 3 Pro from here. (Google Drive Link for TWRP_X601-H536-Note3.rar)

Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.

Download Latest version of SPFlash Tool for Windows here.

Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP on Infinix Note 3 Pro X601

Step 1: Begin with downloading all the files mentioned above in the prerequisite section.

Step 2: Browse through the files downloaded, and then Right click on the zipped file MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. zip and extract the same. Then navigate to the extracted folder and then click on the file InstallDriver. exe. This will install the Preloader VCOM in your system.

Step 3: Assuming that you have downloaded SP FlashTool (Win) from the provided link above, Then simply click and extract the archive. Then, browse and run the file flash_tool. exe

Step 4: Find the Scatter File from the downloaded TWRP zip file, which you have downloaded. Rename the TWRP (.img) file to recovery.img. Now, on the flash tool interface, navigate and select the scatter file in the extracted folder of the Stock ROM (Download Stock ROM for your  Infinix Note 3 Pro smartphone).

Step 5: At this stage, just leave the recovery as ticket/ checked. Now, at the location tab, click on the storage location field of the recovery and search and browse for the custom recovery image file which is device-specific (As shown in the picture above). Then click the Download button.

Step 6: Now, hook up/ connect your Infinix Note 3 Pro to the computer via USB slot. Connecting your smartphone will begin the flashing process automatically, and it requires simply a few seconds to complete.

Step 7: At this point of the custom recovery on your device has been flashed. Now, you may disconnect the device from computer. Now, you need to turn on/ boot your device into TWRP recovery. For doing the same, boot the device while pressing and holding the volume up button. Kindly note that key combinations may vary on your device model, and you can confirm the right key combination for your Infinix Note 3 Pro. The Volume Up button also starts the bootloader mode on specific devices, which is equipped with menu to browse to the recovery mode. You may try the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons as key combinations. That’s all, you have successfully flashed the TWRP on your Infinix Note 3 Pro

Procedure to Root Infinix Note 3 Pro/ Install SuperSU

Make sure that you have downloaded SuperSU (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.

Step 1: Transfer the downloaded file to the internal storage / SD card of your Infinix Note 3 Pro smartphone.

Step 2: Now, just boot into the recovery. From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if in case process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.

Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of SuperSU has been started and will take few seconds to complete.

Congratulations, now you have rooted Infinix Note 3 Pro and also flashed the TWRP. Now, you can install Xposed Framework, and customize your smartphone as per your preference. If you wish to verify, you may download and check the Root Status through Root Checker app.

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  1. Komal Saeed says

    i have successfully got the OK sign while flashing twrp but when i restart in in recovery it starts in android recovery instead of twrp .. whats the reason.i restart by presson volume down button and power key and it starts in this
    Factory Mode
    Auto test
    Manual test
    item test & reprot
    kindly help
    i m usign note 3 pro running nougats

    1. Ramandeep Singh says

      Hello Komal, you can try with ‘Volume Up’ button, instead of ‘Volume Down’.

      1. Komal Saeed says

        i tried but it starts normally with volume up button instead of boot in to recovery

        1. Ramandeep Singh says

          Some stock ROM’s may replace the custom recovery with the stock recovery. I would recommend you to read this thread at Stack Exchange:

          1. Komal Saeed says

            🙁 I think i should leave to root the phone as the above procedure is very tricky. it can break my phone

          2. Ramandeep Singh says

            Hmmm… I understand your concern.

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