The Easiest Way to Root the Infinix Hot Note X551 with Android 5.1 Lollipop




The rooting process of the Infinix Hot Note X551 with Android 5.1 Lollipop is a bit technical unlike its other variant that comes with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed which can be rooted in just a minute with the KingRoot App. 

We are going to make use of a PC and some other things to root the Lollipop variant of the Infinix Hot Note. If you have a Infinix Hot Note with Android 4.4 as the pre-installed OS but you've upgraded to Android Lollipop then this post is also very useful for you. So, here are the things you need to get started.

Things you need to get started.

=> A Personal Computer (PC)
=> USB Cable
=> microSD Card
=> Your Infinix Hot Note X551 with Android Lollipop
=> SP Flash Tool v5.1532
=> Philz Touch Recovery for Hot Note X551 (a.k.a "recovery" in this tutorial)
=> Super User SU (with the file name "UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46")

They are just 7 in number and the download link to the underlined ones have been included above while the italicized ones are the Hardwares you'll use during the process.


Disclaimer: Please note that MyTechng won’t be responsible if your device gets bricked in the process of rooting. You should also be aware that rooting your Infinix device may void the 12-month warranty given to your Infinix smartphone.




Follow this steps to root it :

1. I assume you have downloaded the required files listed above, which includes SP Flash Tool, Philz Touch Recovery and Super User. Now, you have to do 3 things at this stage -



(i)... Extract/unzip the recovery file into a folder on your PC as seen in the screenshot below.

(ii).. Copy the Super User (SU) with file name UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46 into your microSD Card.

(iii). Now, insert the microSD Card into your Phone and ensure your phone is turned off.

2. Extract the SP Flash Tool v5.1532 you downloaded earlier and launch the Flash Tool Application.




3. Click on the Scatter-loading option then navigate to the folder where you extracted the recovery file in step 1(i). Then choose the MT_6592 Android_Scatter_File to have what is displayed in the screenshot below.





Note: the only checked option in the screenshot is RECOVERY and the mode is in Download only. Yours too should also look like that then you can move to the next step.


4. Now, click on the 'Download' option (as shown in the screenshot) and plug in your Infinix Hot Note X551 to the PC right away through USB. The PC should detect your Infinix Hot Note and start downloading, the download should be completed in few seconds and you should get a 'Download OK' notification as shown below.




If your Phone wasn't detected and nothing happened, get it fixed easily by doing what we have in step 5 but if you get 'Download OK' as shown in the image above, jump right away to step 6.



5. If your phone wasn't detected and nothing happened, that means the MTK USB Driver has not been installed on your system properly. I use Windows 10 on my PC and this error is common on Windows 10 PC, if you're running any other version of Windows, you shouldn't get this error.


6. Unplug your Infinix Hot Note X551 from the PC then hold the volume up and power button at the same time until you see the Philz Touch Recovery screen.


7. Navigate to 'Install Zip' > 'Choose zip from /sdcard or /storage/sdcard1' depending on where exactly you copied the Super User on the SD Card in step


 1(ii). Now choose the 'UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip' file and click on YES.


8. Wait until the process finishes (this should take only a minute or not up to). Choose the 'reboot now' option to reboot your Phone.


9. Now, your Infinix Hot Note X551 with Android Lollipop has been rooted. You can download the Root Checker Application from Playstore to verify your root status. You'll see that your Infinix Hot Note X551 has been rooted.



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