How To Root Nokia 6.1 and Install TWRP Recovery (Nokia 6 2018)

How to Root Nokia 6.1 and Install TWRP Recovery (Nokia 6 2018): Nokia 6.1 was recently launched. All the new generation Nokia devices are coming with very clean close to stock UI. All the devices are getting good developer support. Even the newly released Nokia 6.1 has received unofficial TWRP recovery and the file name is Twrp_Nokia6.1_Oct.img and it is around 44 MB. It is not an official release from Team Win. The TWRP Recovery has a clean material Design, Touch Screen Support, and Encryption mode. Now follow the simple step by step guide to get your Nokia device rooted.

The all new Nokia 6.1 was launched in January 2018. It comes equipped with a large 5.5-inches display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Nokia 6.1 is powered by Octa-core Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 (14 nm) CPU coupled with 3/4GB of RAM. It has a 32/64GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. The Nokia 6.1 sports a single 16 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide) rear camera and an 8 MP front camera with autofocus. The Nokia 6.1 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and it will be updated to Android 9.0 Pie in coming months. It houses a Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast charging support.

Most of the Android smartphones come with an unlockable bootloader except few carrier locked devices which means users can flash any custom recovery after unlocking the bootloader. Having a working TWRP means Nokia 6.1 can be rooted easily. This is really a great news for all Nokia 6.1 users. Android is the most advanced mobile operating system ever made and it’s getting better and better with time. Android users can root their device to get the most of it. Rooting an android is not that difficult as it seems. Rooting Nokia 6.1 gives you additional benefits like you can install special apps, flash custom ROMs, you can streamline your phone performance and many extra features. The real performance of an Android smartphone can only be unlocked once it is rooted.

As it is an Android smartphone and comes with an unlockable bootloader, it can be rooted easily and now there is a working TWRP recovery made available for the device. Follow the steps given below to Root Nokia 6.1 and Install TWRP Recovery.

Android Rooting Process

Rooting may seem very difficult but it is not. In the earlier days, users were afraid to root their device as there were not many guides available and the process was very hard, but now things have changed. Nowadays, rooting is very simple and can be achieved in a few minutes. First, you have to unlock the bootloader, after which you can install TWRP recovery. Once TWRP is installed, you can root the device by flashing supersu or magisk root file.

Must Read: List Of Android Devices Getting Lineage OS 16 (Android 9.0 P)

process of root android

Now here we come with a full working guide on how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Nokia 6.1. While rooting you have to be very careful and process with great caution, anything wrongs you may get your device bricked.If you want to root your device without PC or Laptop using one click root tools, then you can follow our guide linked below.

How To Root Any Android Mobile Without PC or Laptop

If you are new to TWRP recovery and rooting then here we first share some facts about Android rooting.

What is Rooting An Android Device Mean?

Rooting is the process of gaining full admin control of the Android device. You can use the device to its full potential,‘Rooting’ means giving yourself special privilege or “root permissions” on your phone. It’s similar to running plus grams as administrators in Windows.

Rooting Android -Wikipedia

After rooting your device you can install different MODs, kernel, ROMs on your device. You can install latest Android updates (like the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow) On old device by installing third party ROMs like CyanogenMod 13. You can overclock the CPU and GPU of your device to get the best performance. You can hibernate any app you want. You can underclock the CPU to get better battery life.

| For more information about Android rooting, check out our detailed post here > What Is Rooting Android Phone? Advantages And Disadvantages

What Is TWRP Recovery and Some of its benefits?

TWRP is a custom recovery for Android. It is the most popular Android custom recovery. It replaces the stock recovery On Android devices. It comes with many extra features compared to the stock recovery. It needs the bootloader to be unlocked. If your bootloader is locked then check out the guide here > How To Unlock Bootloader Of Any Android Using Fastboot. Some devices like Xiaomi and Huawei phones need a unlock code.

TWRP Recovery Features


  • Some Of the benefits Of Having TWRP Recovery
    • Users Can Install Custom ROMs, MODs, Kernel via TWRP recovery
    • Users can flash system image (.img) file via TWRP
    • You can flash modding zip files
    • It is being used to install Xposed Modules
    • Easy to Root and Unroot using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU
    • Users can root by flashing magisk via TWRP recovery
    • You can create nandroid backup via TWRP
    • Can remove all bloatware using TWRP Recovery.
    • You can flash Custom Kernel To underclock and overclock.
    • You can clean Wipe, Cache, and Data via TWRP recovery.

Warning will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your device while following this tutorial. Do it at your own risk. This will void the warranty of your device.


  • Make sure battery percentage is more than 60%
  • Make sure you have installed USB Drives on your PC.
  • Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on your computer. Guide: For windows or For Mac
  • Now Enable Developer option.
  • Create a nandroid backup on your device.

→ Full Guide to safely root Nokia 6.1 and Install TWRP Recovery

The first method you can Install the TWRP recovery then flash the SuperSu or Magisk to get your device rooted

Guide: Root and Install TWRP Recovery On Nokia 6.1 (Nokia 6 2018)

Root Nokia 6.1 and Install TWRP Recovery (Nokia 6 2018)

Steps 1: Unlock the Bootloader

How To Unlock Bootloader Of Nokia 6.1 (Similar Ways)

Step 2: Install TWRP Recovery On Nokia 6.1

The first method you can Install the TWRP recovery then flash the SuperSu or Magisk to get your device rooted

  • Check out the Pre-Requirement Section above (Important)
  • Make sure your device’s bootloader is unlocked. Check out the link given above to unlock the bootloader if you haven’t done it yet
  • First of all, make sure you have followed each and every step mentioned in the pre-requisites section
  • After that, you have to download the TWRP Recovery || mirror link and transfer it to the Fastboot folder (Pre-requirement section)

| Note: We haven’t tested this TWRP recovery

  • Once transferred, follow this guide from below to install TWRP recovery on your Nokia 6.1.

| Guide: How to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot On Any Android Device

Step 3 Root Nokia 6.1

  • Using SuperSu To Root Nokia 6.1
    • Download the latest SuperSu zip (Download)
    • Now follow the given guide to Install SuperSu On your device to get root access
How To Flash SuperSU using TWRP Recovery & Root Any Android device
  • Using Magisk To Root Nokia 6.1
    • Download the latest Magisk
    • Now follow the guide to flash magisk via TWRP to get root access on your device.
How To Install Magisk On Android Device [Universal Systemless Interface for Android]


How To Unroot Nokia 6.1

You have to flash the stock official firmware on your device to unroot it completely.

  • First, search and download the stock ROM for the device on the web, then flash it via adb and fastboot

That’s it. Your Nokia 6.1 has been rooted successfully. Keep reading rootmygalaxy for more news and updates.

Credit: Maherabed1986, Senior Member of Xda

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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