How to gain temporary root on the Infinix X627 Smart 3 Plus

The procedure to root Infinix X627 (Smart 3 Plus) is just like that of the Tecno Spark Go KC1; patching recovery.img instead of boot.img. Root gained via this technique is temporary.

Before you proceed, you’ll need the stock recovery.img for your build number (located at Settings > About > Build Number). You can check our Infinix X627 Smart 3 Plus stock roms page. If you can’t find your build number then you either request or backup your phone’s firmware (we have several tutorials on that).

Warning: You might lose network detection. Rebooting fixes this…but then you lose root 🙂 .

Steps to gain temporary root in Infinix X627

  1. Setup ADB & Fastboot on your PC
  2. Unlock your bootloader (don’t worry about the Orange State error)
  3. Download the Infinix X627 stock recovery.img for your build number
  4. Patch the recovery.img using Magisk Manager as explained here
  5. Rename the patched recovery image to recovery.img then copy into the ADB folder
  6. Get the phone into fastboot then launch command prompt (for fastboot commands)
  7. Flash the recovery image using fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  8. Once the flash is done, hold the Power button + Volume up button till the phone goes off
  9. When the phone goes off, release the Power button immediately but keep holding the volume up button
  10. Once you see the boot logo (Tecno), release the volume up button
  11. The phone will boot up and you should have temporary root.

This post will be updated once permanent root is attained.