How to Root the Infinix Note 4

The Infinix Note 4 X572 is one of the latest budget-premium Android devices from Infinix Mobility. It features a sleek 5.7” screen, a 4500mAh battery, an octacore processor, and fingerprint unlocking.

Rooting the Infinix Note 4 is a fairly easy process, and there are two custom recoveries to choose from. I have given the methods for both recoveries in this guide.

Requirements:

  1. SuperSU .zip
  2. SP Flash Tools
  3. CWM Recovery or TWRP Recovery
  4. MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers

The first thing you need to do is install the Mediatek USB VCOM drivers. Follow along closely.

  1. Mediatek USB drivers are not digitally signed, thus we will disable Driver Signature Enforcement in Windows. Press Windows Key + X and choose “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu that opens, then type into the command terminal:
  2. bcdedit /set testsigning on
  3. The terminal should return “The operation was completed successfully”, so now restart your computer. When it boots back to your desktop, you should see “Test Mode” in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  4. Note: If your command prompt returned “The value is protected by Secure Boot policy”, then Secure Boot must be disabled in your BIOS settings. Refer to your BIOS manual.
  5. Open Device Manager under Windows – the quickest way is to hold Windows Key + R to open the Run command, and type “devmgmt.msc” and click OK

  1. Now click on your computer’s name, then click the Action tab, and choose “Add Legacy Hardware”. Click Next in the Hardware Wizard box, then choose “Install the Hardware that I manually select from a list”, and click Next again.
  2. Enable “Show All Devices” before clicking Next, then “Have Disk” > Browse > navigate to your Mediatek drivers folder you extracted earlier. Be very careful which driver you choose to install, you must choose only the driver for your Windows version and system type (e.g. Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 7 32-bit).
  3. Now choose the Mediatek Preloader USB VCOM Port and click Next a couple times, then wait for the driver installation to finish. If an error comes up like “This Device Cannot Start (Code 10)”, just click Ignore and Finish.

Now we’re ready to flash a custom recovery and root, so follow one of these two methods, depending on your preference of custom recovery:

For CWM Recovery

  1. Switch-off the device completely
  2. Flash the Clockworkmod recovery.img to the phone using SP Flash tool. (choose download option).
  3. After successfully flashing Clockwokmod recovery, boot the phone into recovery mode using Volume up button + Power button.
  4. In Clockwork mod recovery mode, you use the Volume up button to scroll up, Volume down button to scroll down and Power button to select. So, scroll down to “Install zip” and select it Select.
  5. Choose zip from /storage/sdcard0 or external SD and navigate to where you put UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.76-20160630161323.zip and select it.
  6. Select Yes – Install SuperSU to confirm flashing
  7. After flashing is done, return to the recovery main menu (using the back option) then select Reboot

If CWM offers to help fix a missing Root, select No.

For TWRP Recovery

  1. Switch-off the device completely
  2. Flash the TWRP recovery.img to the phone using SP Flash tool (choose download option).
  3. After successfully flashing TWRP recovery, boot the phone into recovery mode using Volume up button + Power button.
  4. Once you’re in TWRP, if you get a prompt asking you to swipe to allow modification of the System partition, (Once you’re in TWRP, if you get a prompt asking you to swipe to allow modification of the System partition, tap KEEP READ ONLY

If TWRP offers to root the phone, select NO.

  1. In TWRP recovery, tap Install. Navigate to the location of the SuperSU 2.76.zip you downloaded earlier and select it.
  2. Swipe to confirm flashing of SuperSU.zip and wait till flashing is complete.
  3. After Installing is done, select Reboot. and then wait for phone start.
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