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How to Root Infinix Hot 4 X557 and Port TWRP Recovery Image

How to Root Infinix Hot 4 X557 and Port TWRP Recovery Image.

Infinix Hot 4 X557 is one of the recently released android smartphones from infinix mobility, it comes with 5.5-inch display size and 720 x 1280 screen resolution. It rocks a 4000mAh battery, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 6.0 marshmallow out of the box, 13MP rear camera , 5MP front camera and it is powered by an MTK chipset. You can check our previous post for full specifications of Hot 4. This article will guide you on how to easily install/port twrp recovery and root infinix Hot 4 X557. root infinix hot 4

Requirements.

  1. Download Infinix Hot 4 TWRP Recovery Image (goo.gl/hHcl75).
  2. Get Latest SP Flash Tool (http://spflashtool.com/).
  3. Download and Install MTK Vcom Drivers ((goo.gl/AnOl3J).
  4. Fully Charged Windows Computer and USB Cable.
  5. SuperSU.Zip (goo.gl/AMNWye).
  6. At least 60% Charge Infinix X557.

How to Flash or Install TWRP Recovery on Infinix Hot 4 X557.

I will assume you have successfully downloaded and installed MTK USB Vcom driver on your Windows computer by following the guide above. Enable developer options on your phone by going to Settings >> About Phone >> Build number >> Tap on Build number 5-8 times until you see notification that you are now a developer.

Before you can be able to root infinix Hot 4, you need to first port twrp image to it.

  • Enable USB debugging on your Android device. Go to Settings >> Developer Options and check the box behind USB Debugging.
  • Place the downloaded SuperSu.Zip to the root of your phone memory. Meaning it shouldn’t be inside any folder.
  • Extract the downloaded TWRP recovery file for Infinix Hot 4 to your desktop.
  • Also extract SP flash tool to desktop, open the extracted folder and run the flash_tool.exe as administrator.
  • Click on scatter-loading at the top right corner of SP flash, go to infinix hot 4 twrp recovery image folder and select the scatter.txt.
  • On SP flash tool, make sure all other options are untick except Recovery. Select/Check only the recovery option.
  • Switch off your Infinix hot 4, click on Download at the top left corner of SP flash tool and quickly connect the device to your Pc with USB cable.
  • The porting or installation of TWRP recovery on infinix Hot 4 will start, and a Green OK button will appear once the flashing process is completed.
  • Unplug your phone from Pc and close SP Flash tool. Do not switch On your Phone yet, root it first using the guide below.

Gbam, you are done with flashing of TWRP recovery image for Hot 4 X557. Now it is time to root hot 4.

Guide to Root Infinix Hot 4 X557.

  1. Boot your device into recovery mode by pressing Volume Up and Power button together for 5 secs.
  2. If TWRP ask you to swipe to allow modification of the System partition, tap Keep Read Only.
  3. If TWRP offers to root the phone, select NO
  4. From the available options, select install.
  5. Look for SuperSu.Zip, select it and Swipe to initiate flashing of SuperSU.zip.
  6. Go back and boot up your phone using the power button.
  7. You can confirm/verify your device is rooted by navigating to Play Store and install Root checker.

That’s all on how to root infinix hot 4 and flash/install/port twrp recovery image on it. Kindly make use of the comment box and social sharing buttons below.

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Updated: August 15, 2017 — 8:27 am

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  1. hi can we use this tutorial on x 557 lite??

    1. Please don’t use for any device other than Infinix hot 4 X557.

  2. Please all the URL you gave are just text not link. Please kindly give us the working link. Thanks

  3. Please I forgot my pin on infinix hot 4 X557 and I reset it which was successfully done. I later reboot it but asking me to log in the email that was synced on the device, I entered my email but not accepting it please help

    1. Boot your device into recovery mode. It can be done by
      Wipe/clear data.
      Wipe/Clear Cache.

      Then reboot your phone. Note that all your data (apps, files, settings) will be lost.

      1. It’s not showing where I can wipe the data when I press the volume key and power key buy showing factory setting and the likes

        1. Yeah it is wipe data or factory reset. Then wipe cache partition and reboot your phone. Sorry for the late reply.

  4. Hello. I have done everything as required and the process was successful. The only problem I am having is that my phone is taking too long to reboot. It has been 2 hours and it isn’t yet on.Please advice.

  5. the link for the Hot 4 TWRP Recovery Image is not working, i tried downloading and using another one and now, i think i have bricked my phone

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