If you own a NOKIA 6 and also want to root the device, then you are on the right page.
Mobile Industry Giant, Nokia tried to return to its glory, with the re-entry of its smartphones into the market. Nokia launched 3 smartphones, and that too powered by the Android operating system. These smartphones are now available in various markets across the world. Finland based telecom giant, Nokia marked its presence again in the world of smartphones, with the launch of these 3 smartphones, unlike their own operating system like Symbian or Series 30 OS, which was discontinued when the company was acquired by Microsoft. The Nokia 6 is an outstanding phone, which is a 5.5-inch Full-HD display phone, and runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. According to Nokia, it’s designed for perfection, and it’s designed is claimed to last long as usual with the Nokia devices. Apart from the striking clean look, it has a smooth metal exterior and precise details and is available in five colors. The smartphone’s body is crafted from the precision-milled aluminum, which takes 55 minutes to machine from a solid block of metal. The aluminum frame is coupled with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3, along with other long-life materials, making it a beautiful and excellent design phone of high quality. The display is Full-HD, with wide viewing angles. For the music enthusiasts, Nokia 6 equipped with dual speakers, along with a dedicated amplifier, which produces the loud sound with deep bass and clarity, thanks to the Dolby Atmos sound technology. As far as cameras are concerned, then the phone boasts of a 16 megapixels camera, with phase detection autofocus, while an 8 megapixels camera is provided on the front side of the device, along with dual-tone flash. The Nokia 6 runs on the Snapdragon 430 processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM. It has 32GB of internal storage while supporting up to 128GB of microSD card.
If you are an Android Enthusiast and want to Root and Install TWRP recovery on your beloved, then you have landed on the right page. In the due course of the article, we will be guiding you through the process to root NOKIA 6.
The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install the latest TWRP for NOKIA 6. You can download TWRP Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is an unofficial TWRP recovery and is only for NOKIA 6 (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on NOKIA 6, do not try out this method on any other device.
If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your NOKIA 6, then rooting and flashing custom recovery like 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 that require root access to work properly. You can easily root the device with One Click Android Root Tool, with either via PC or through the APK, which is a quick process.
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 NOKIA 6 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:
- NOKIA 6
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 at least, else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why take the risk, try to charge it fully.
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.
- Enable USB Debugging
(Applicable only for PC method, Skip if you will use APK method)
You must enable the USB debugging option by going into Settings, Applications and Developer options.
Downloads For Rooting NOKIA 6
Download Nokia USB Drivers here
Download Universal ADB Drivers here (If your PC have already drivers installed then skip this)
Download platform-tools/ SDK Tools package from Android SDK on PC from here. (Android command line tools> SDK Tools package)
Download TWRP Recovery for NOKIA 6 from here:
TWRP Recovery 126.96.36.199. (Login required)
Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.
Make sure that you have downloaded the required files (link in the pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.
CAUTION: All steps listed below are experimental, some users have successfully flashed the TWRP with Fastboot, and below mentioned steps are default steps. For reference, you may refer to the source thread here for more details on the correct steps. The TWRP is yet intended for the Advanced Users/ Developers, and should not be tried by normal users, as there are huge chances of bricking the device. But, you can keep checking this article, as we will be updating this article with updates over the coming time.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader of NOKIA 6
NOTE: Below mentioned steps are not tested on this model, and there is no correct step available yet for NOKIA 6.
Note: If you have already unlocked bootloader, then skip these steps.
Step 1: First, you need to Connect your NOKIA 6 Device to the computer, in Fastboot Mode. You can reboot your device to fastboot using the command in ADB terminal:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 2: Now, open the Adb Terminal in PC, and then just enter this command:
fastboot oem unlock-go
Step 3: Then, issue this command:
fastboot oem unlock-go
At this stage, your device will be reboot automatically. Now, you can Root NOKIA 6, as the bootloader of your device is already unlocked.
Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP on NOKIA 6
Step 1: Assuming you have already downloaded the platform-tools from Android SDK (SDK Manager) platform-tools on your PC. The platform-tools contains the required ADB and fastboot binaries.
Step 2: Make sure that the drivers are installed on your computer. Then, skip to the next step.
Note: If Developer Settings and USB Debugging settings are already enabled on your device, as suggested in the Prerequisite section, then simply skip Step 3 and Step 4, and follow Step 5 directly.
Step 3: Now, enable the developer settings on your NOKIA 6 Device. To achieve the same, just navigate to the Settings -> About and then find the ‘Build Number ‘, and then tap on ‘Build Number’ for 7 times, this will enable the developer settings on your device.
Step 4: If you have USB Debugging already, then skip this step. If you have not, then open the Developer Options and then enable the USB debugging option.
Step 5: Now, open the command prompt in computer/ ADB Terminal, and simply type the command:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 6: Your device should have not entered into fastboot mode. Now copy the TWRP.img file downloaded in prerequisite section, to the same folder where ADB and fastboot binaries are located. Rename the file to ‘twrp.img’ and then enter this command:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
and then run this command, type:
Step 7 (Important): Some devices might not replace the custom recovery automatically during the first boot. You can search Google for key combinations to enter your device into recovery mode. After running the ‘fastboot reboot’ command, press and hold the proper key combination to enter the device into TWRP Mode. Once the device boots to TWRP mode, the TWRP will automatically patch the stock ROM, to prevent the chances of replacing TWRP with Stock Recovery.
After typing fastboot reboot, hold the key combo and boot to TWRP. Once TWRP is booted, TWRP will patch the stock ROM to prevent the stock ROM from replacing TWRP. If you don’t follow this step, you will have to repeat the install.
Procedure to Root NOKIA 6/ Install SuperSU
Make sure that you have downloaded SuperSU (link in the pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.
Step 1: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU.zip file to the internal storage / SD card of your NOKIA 6 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 ‘SuperSU.zip’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of SuperSU has been started and will take a few seconds to complete.
Congratulations, now you have rooted NOKIA 6 and also flashed the TWRP. Now, you can install the Xposed Framework, and customize your smartphone as per your preference. If you wish to verify, you may download and check the Root Status through the Root Checker app.