The Ultimate Guide to Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP & Root Nokia 3

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Last updated on August 25th, 2017 at 07:27 pm

Learn how to unlock the Bootloader of Nokia 3 followed by installing TWRP recovery and rooting the device. I’ll split this tutorial into 3; unlocking Nokia 3 bootloader, installing TWRP recovery and rooting with the help of SuperSU package. Make sure the follow the procedure in a step-by-step manner else it’ll possibly brick your device.

Nokia 3 was released in 2017 June, which sports a 5″ HD display, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a 2630mAh battery. It boasts 8/8 MP shooters and runs on a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 having Mediatek MT6737 chipset. Nokia 3 comes with Android 7.0 (Nougat) version pre-installed.

Nokia 3 Unlock Bootloader, TWRP & Root: Pre-requisites

  • Backup important files on your device to a safer location.
  • Unlocking Nokia 3 bootloader may void the device’s warranty.
  • The following process might erase your internal storage.
  • Maintain more than 50% battery juice on the device.
  • Enable USB debugging on the device under Developer Settings

Nokia 3 Unlock Bootloader, TWRP & Root Files Download

[Update: 25/08/17]

I have updated the links for TWRP & SuperSU. Try and let me know whether it worked for you.

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1. How to Unlock Nokia 3 Bootloader

  • Install Nokia 3 USB drivers and ADB drivers on your PC.
  • Now download all required files from the above download section and save it in a folder on the computer.
  • From the downloaded folder, extract Modaco-superboot file.
  • Connect Nokia 3 to the PC.
  • Open a command window there (hold shift+right click on empty space inside the folder) and execute the below commands one by one.
adb-windows reboot bootloader
  • The above command will reboot the device into the bootloader mode. Once it’s entered into the mode, perform the below command. If it stuck at “waiting for device” output, re-install the drivers on the PC.
fastboot-windows oem unlock
  • On the next screen, follow the instructions and finally, it displays as your Nokia 3’s bootloader has been unlocked.

We’ve so far completed the primary task before attaining root access on Nokia 3; unlocking Nokia 3 bootloader. Now let’s move on to the next step; installing TWRP recovery on Nokia 3.

2. How to Install TWRP Recovery on Nokia 3

  • Copy the downloaded TWRP image to the fastboot folder.
  • Reboot the device into bootloader mode by following the above-mentioned procedure.
  • Open a command window inside the folder and perform the following command:
fastboot flash recovery xxxx.img
  • If you typed the recovery image name correctly (replace xxxx with the image name), TWRP will be installed on your Nokia 3.

Now we’ve unlocked the bootloader and installed TWRP recovery on Nokia 3. Let’s see the final step; how to root Nokia 3 with SuperSU package.

3. How to Root Nokia 3 with SuperSU

  • Copy the downloaded SuperSU package to your device’s internal storage (not inside any folders).
  • Reboot Nokia 3 into the TWRP recovery. For this, switch off the device and use the multi-key combinations (Vol + & Power button)
  • Choose ‘Install’ option and load the copied SuperSU package.
  • Swipe right to flash the file.
  • After successfully flashing SuperSU file, reboot the system.

After performing these three steps, you have finished unlocking Nokia 3’s bootloader, installing TWRP recovery and rooting the device.

For your safety, make a NANDROID backup using the TWRP Recovery to create a full backup of the system prior performing anything you’re unsure about. In case anything goes wrong, you could easily restore the backup and revert the device to the previous working condition.

Nokia 3 bootloader unlock, TWRP installation & rooting guide has been finished. If you’re having any queries regarding this, let me know via comments.

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