The Infinix Note 3 Pro X601 is a budget-friendly premium Android phone manufactured by Infinix Mobility. This MediaTek chipset phone offers 3gb of RAM, a 16gb ROM, and an impressive 6.0 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 display resolution, and best of all, it’s incredibly easy to root.
This guide will walk you through rooting the Infinix Note 3 Pro X601, but make sure to follow all the steps exactly as described.
Optional to download, but worth having incase of disaster (e.g. boot looping device). Make sure you download the correct ROM for your Infinix device, check under Settings > About > Build Number. Flashing an incorrect ROM can lead to device failure! Also note that these ROMs are for the Infinix Note 3 Pro, so their ROMs are noted with X601-H537. The Infinix Note 3 basic version ROMs begin with X601-H536. Also note that in the ROM names, “N” stands for Nougat (Android 7.01) and “M” is for Marshmallow (Android 6.01).
How to Root the Infinix Note 3 Pro X601
- We must first install the Mediatek USB drivers on your PC. MTK devices are typically much easier to root compared to other chipsets, but the SP Flash Tool will not recognize any MTK device until the Mediatek drivers are installed on your PC. So begin by extracting the Mediatek drivers to a folder somewhere on your computer.
- 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:
bcdedit /set testsigning on
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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 extract the TWRP recovery to your desktop, and also extract the SP Flash Tool. Run the Flash_Tool.exe with Administrator privileges.
- In the SP Flash Tool, click the “Browse” tab and then navigate to your TWRP folder. Select the “scatter.txt” file for your device. Now uncheck all of the options except Recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging on your Infinix Note 3 Pro under Settings > Developer Options. If Developer Options is not enabled, go to Settings > About > tap “Build Number” 7 times until it notifies you that Developer Options is now granted.
- Turn off your phone, and click the Download button in the SP Flash Tool. Connect your phone to your computer via USB, and the SP Flash Tool will automatically begin installing TWRP. You’ll see a green button in SP Flash Tool when it’s done.
- Now transfer the SuperSu.zip file to your phone’s SD card, turn off the device, and boot into TWRP recovery mode (hold Power + Volume Up).
- In the main menu of TWRP, choose “Install”, then navigate to your SD card and select the SuperSu.zip file you transferred over. Swipe right to install, and then reboot your device when it’s done. That’s it!