How to Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Nokia 3

Nokia made a great comeback with launching the Android version devices. Nokia’s one of the best phone this year is Nokia 3 and it was launched in February 2017.

Nokia 3 comes with a 5.0-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 × 1280 pixels which is pretty decent. The phone runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 2630mAh non-removable battery. It is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM. The Nokia 3 is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. In the camera department, the Nokia 3 packs an 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front selfies(:-P great camera for selfies lovers). In this tutorial, we will see how to unlock bootloader, install TWRP and root Nokia 3.


Necessary Downloads

Note: Unlocking bootloader will void the warranty of your device.


Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Nokia 3

Step 1. Go to ADB and Fastboot Tool folder where it has been installed. If you have installed it by default then it will be in the directory.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot 

Step 2. Open command prompt in this folder by

Hold Shift key + Right click then select Open Command Window here

Step 3. Now connect your device to PC via USB cable.

Step 4. Now to check the device is connected or not the following command. If the device is connected then it will display the serial number of your device. If not then check the USB connection and connect the device properly.

adb devices

Step 5. To boot your device into bootloader mode type the command as

adb reboot-bootloader

Step 6. Once your device is in bootloader mode, now you can unlock bootloader by typing the command as

fastboot oem unlock

Step 7. Now press Volume up key to Unlock it. Wait till the process get’s complete then follow the next steps.

Step 8. Done. Now reboot your device by typing the command as

adb reboot

Congratulations! You have successfully Unlocked Bootloader of your Nokia 3.

Steps to Install TWRP on Nokia 3

Step 1. Move the recovery.img to the ADB and Fastboot Tool folder.

Step 2. Open command prompt window here by

Hold Shift key + Right click then select Open Command Window here

Step 3. Now connect your device via USB cable to PC.

Step 4. Check if the device is connected to PC or not by typing the following command in the command window. If the device is connected it will show you the serial number of your device. If not then connect your device properly.

adb devices

Step 5. To flash the downloaded TWRP Recovery type the command as

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step 6. Done. Now reboot your device by typing the command

fastboot reboot

Congratulations! You have successfully installed TWRP Recovery on your Nokia 3.

Steps to Root Nokia 3

Step 1. Copy the Supersu .zip file to your internal or external storage

Step 2. Boot your device into Recovery mode by

Holding Power off + Volume Up buttons simultaneously

Step 3. Once you are in Recovery

Click on Install > Navigate and select the file > Swipe right to confirm the installation > Click on Reboot

Step 4. Done. You can check root access by installing the root checker app

Root Checker
Root Checker
Developer: joeykrim
Price: Free+

Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Nokia 3.


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