I know you will like to root your Infinix Hot S X521, probably because you want to explore more, but the last OS, Android M is very stubborn when it comes to rooting, because the popular and easiest apps such as Kingroot, Vroot, Framaroot, Tecnoroot, Rootgenius etc., not working for it. The below tutorial will guide the HOT S users on how to install TWRP Recovery and Root their Smartphone.
After rooting your phone, it’s advisable to unroot before performing an OTA update or restoring factoring settings. We have a comprehensive guide on that http://hibbydabby.blogspot.com /2014/09/simple-method-to-unroot-any-rooted.html" target="_blank">here.
Materials Needed For Rooting
» USB Cable - for communication within the smartphone and PC.
» SP Flash Tool - Download it Here
» VCOM Drivers - Downloading link and installation instruction, http://hibbydabby.blogspot.com /2016/01/sure-method-to-upgrade-your-infinix-hot.html" rel="nofollow">check here
» Download TWRP for Infinix Hot S ported by Team Hovatek - Download it Here
» SuperSU-v2.76.zip - Download it Here
How Can I Flash it Using SP Flashtool? Check out this link for the instruction: http://hibbydabby.blogspot.com /2015/09/how-to-flash-mediatek-stock-roms-with.html">www.hibbydabby.blogspot.com/2015/09/how-to-flash...
» Now, boot your phone into TWRP Recovery Mode (by Holding the Vol Up and Power button simultaneously for 5 seconds)
» 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
» In TWRP recovery, tap Install
» Navigate to the location of the SuperSU 2.76.zip and select it
» Swipe to confirm flashing of SuperSU.zip and wait till flashing is complete» After a successful flashing go back and reboot.
It is simple as that. You may download Root Checker from Play Store to verify your root privileges. After downloading, simply Install Root Checker, run it and you should get a success message after then.
All Credit goes to Team Hovatek.