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[Development] How to root the Infinix Hot 4 (X557) running on Android 7 (Nougat)

[Development] How to root the Infinix Hot 4 (X557) running on Android 7 (Nougat)

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hovatek
hovatek
hovatek
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08-05-2017, 07:36 PM
#1



For those of you who have upgraded their Infinix Hot 4 (X557) to Android 7.0 (Nougat), this guide will explain how to root.

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How to root Infinix Hot 4 (X557) after upgrading to Android 7 (Nougat)


  1. Install VCOM drivers on your PC using https://www.hovatek.com/forum/thread-440.html
  2. Dump the firmware of your phone in scatter file format using the guide @ https://www.hovatek.com/forum/thread-13347.html
  3. Download SuperSU 2.79.zip at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4S-Z72...ZuMlU/view
  4. Copy SuperSU.zip to both the phone’s SD card and internal storage
  5. Download Philz for Infinix Hot 4 (X557) (Nougat) ported by Team Hovatek @ https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4S-Z72...RBdTg/view
  6. Philz for Infinix Hot 4 X557-H807AD-N-170512V44 (Nougat) ported by Team Hovatek @ https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4S-Z72...dreXc/view
  7. Philz for Infinix Hot 4 X557-H807AD-N-170626V86 (Nougat) ported by Team Hovatek @ https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4S-Z72...9oQ0E/view
  8. Philz for Infinix Hot 4 X557-H807AD-N-171110V163 (Nougat) ported by Team Hovatek @ https://mega.nz/#!JfRGkAYC!-c5EYBfqJcKdf...Dga426_ayE
  9. Flash the Philz recovery.img to the phone using SP Flash tool @ https://www.hovatek.com/forum/thread-159.html
  10. Boot the phone into recovery mode using Volume up button + Power button (see https://www.hovatek.com/forum/thread-479.html )
  11. In Philz recovery, you use the Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to select
  12. Select Install Zip
  13. Navigate to the location of the SuperSU2.79.zip on the SD Card and select it
  14. Wait till flashing is complete
  15. If you are prompted to fix root, select No
  16. Reboot the phone normally
  17. Confirm Root by installing and running Root Checker

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This post was last modified: 16-10-2019, 12:29 PM by hovatek.

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damiflex
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09-08-2017, 03:32 PM
#2
(08-05-2017, 07:36 PM)hovatek [Image: Hovatek-How-to-root-the-Infinix-Hot-4-X5...Nougat.jpg]

For those of you who have upgraded their Infinix Hot 4 (X557) to Android 7.0 (Nougat), this guide will explain how to root.

How to root Infinix Hot 4 (X557) after upgrading to Android 7 (Nougat)
Thank you very much for this post. I am about to root my phone. But after I did a backup with miracle crack 2.27A and tried to flash my recovery.img back, it came back with error. So I stopped. Please help me with a recovery.img and boot.img for Infinix Hot 4 X557-H807AD-N-170626, before I root it. Because if it bricks, I have no way than to download fresh rom online. Thanks
hovatek
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10-08-2017, 01:30 AM
#3
(09-08-2017, 03:32 PM)damiflex Thank you very much for this post. I am about to root my phone. But after I did a backup with miracle crack 2.27A and tried to flash my recovery.img back, it came back with error. So I stopped. Please help me with a recovery.img and boot.img for Infinix Hot 4 X557-H807AD-N-170626, before I root it. Because if it bricks, I have no way than to download fresh rom online. Thanks

state the exact error message you got
also remember to use miracle box to flash back miracle box dumps
damiflex
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12-08-2017, 01:01 PM
#4
(10-08-2017, 01:30 AM)X3non
(09-08-2017, 03:32 PM)damiflex Thank you very much for this post. I am about to root my phone. But after I did a backup with miracle crack 2.27A and tried to flash my recovery.img back, it came back with error. So I stopped. Please help me with a recovery.img and boot.img for Infinix Hot 4 X557-H807AD-N-170626, before I root it. Because if it bricks, I have no way than to download fresh rom online. Thanks

state the exact error message you got
also remember to use miracle box to flash back miracle box dumps
Thank you for the feedback. The error is got was "Err. Set Partition". I performed a read with scatter file and it confirm as done. So now, I want to write it back just to be safe incase I need unroot. I wish to send the images but no chance for attachments.
xerxes
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12-08-2017, 04:10 PM
#5



(12-08-2017, 01:01 PM)damiflex
(10-08-2017, 01:30 AM)X3non
(09-08-2017, 03:32 PM)damiflex Thank you very much for this post. I am about to root my phone. But after I did a backup with miracle crack 2.27A and tried to flash my recovery.img back, it came back with error. So I stopped. Please help me with a recovery.img and boot.img for Infinix Hot 4 X557-H807AD-N-170626, before I root it. Because if it bricks, I have no way than to download fresh rom online. Thanks

state the exact error message you got
also remember to use miracle box to flash back miracle box dumps
Thank you for the feedback. The error is got was "Err. Set Partition". I performed a read with scatter file and it confirm as done. So now, I want to write it back just to be safe incase I need unroot. I wish to send the images but no chance for attachments.

There's an attachment box beneath the post reply or you can also upload the images on cloud and drop the link.

Sent from my P2 using Hovatek mobile
hovatek
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12-08-2017, 07:09 PM
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(12-08-2017, 01:01 PM)damiflex Thank you for the feedback. The error is got was "Err. Set Partition". I performed a read with scatter file and it confirm as done. So now, I want to write it back just to be safe incase I need unroot. I wish to send the images but no chance for attachments.

When flashing with Miracle Box, ensure to include (tick) preloader.bin

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damiflex
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12-08-2017, 08:50 PM
#7
(12-08-2017, 07:09 PM)hovatek
(12-08-2017, 01:01 PM)damiflex Thank you for the feedback. The error is got was "Err. Set Partition". I performed a read with scatter file and it confirm as done. So now, I want to write it back just to be safe incase I need unroot. I wish to send the images but no chance for attachments.

When flashing with Miracle Box, ensure to include (tick) preloader.bin
OK.. thanks. but can I use the miracle crack 2.27a or just the miracle box. Just asking for safety.
xerxes
xerxes
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12-08-2017, 11:43 PM
#8
(12-08-2017, 08:50 PM)damiflex
(12-08-2017, 07:09 PM)hovatek
(12-08-2017, 01:01 PM)damiflex Thank you for the feedback. The error is got was "Err. Set Partition". I performed a read with scatter file and it confirm as done. So now,  I want to write it back just to be safe incase I need unroot. I wish to send the images but no chance for attachments.

When flashing with Miracle Box, ensure to include (tick) preloader.bin
OK.. thanks. but can I use the miracle crack 2.27a or just the miracle box. Just asking for safety.

They are all safe, if you have miracle dongle you can use Miracle Box, but if you do not have dongle then run miracle 2.27a (loader version) which does not require box/dongle.
damiflex
damiflex
damiflex
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13-08-2017, 09:21 PM
#9
(12-08-2017, 11:43 PM)innagee
(12-08-2017, 08:50 PM)damiflex
(12-08-2017, 07:09 PM)hovatek
(12-08-2017, 01:01 PM)damiflex Thank you for the feedback. The error is got was "Err. Set Partition". I performed a read with scatter file and it confirm as done. So now,  I want to write it back just to be safe incase I need unroot. I wish to send the images but no chance for attachments.

When flashing with Miracle Box, ensure to include (tick) preloader.bin
OK.. thanks. but can I use the miracle crack 2.27a or just the miracle box. Just asking for safety.

They are all safe, if you have miracle dongle you can use Miracle Box, but if you do not have dongle then run miracle 2.27a (loader version) which does not require box/dongle.
Thanks @innagee @hovatek, I was able to flash back with the miracle crack. I am now rooted.
Moosa89
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18-08-2017, 10:45 PM
#10
Amazing tutorial. Great Work Hovatek :-*
Successfully rooted my Infinix hot 4 X557 on latest nougat (170626V86)

However, I want to add up something for newbies. Flash tool will start working and will give you a success message with a combination. Don't try to remove the cable before that. Or it will get hard bricked and it will take days for you to get it open again. My combination was pressing the power button for less then a milli second and it started flashing.

Moreover, I successfully disabled all infinix built-in crap, except xhide. If you disable xhide then your phone will restart every time while recieving incoming calls. Remeber, DONT DISABLE XHIDE.

Here is a complete list of apps I safely disabled.
Code:

Android Easter Egg
Android System Webview
App Lock
Backup and Restore
Basic Daydreams
Bookmark Provider
com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks
Compass
Config Updater
Dirac Control Service
Drive
Emergency Information
Facebook App Installer
Facebook App Manager
Facebook Services
Feedback
Font Manager
Google Account Manager
Google Apps
Google One Time Init
Google Partner Set Up
Google Play Music
Google Text-to-speech engine
Hangouts
HTML Viewer
Integrated_Test_Tool
Intent Filter Verification System
Live Wallpaper Picker
Market Feedback Agent
MgzKeyguard
MMS Service
MTP Host
Music
Music FX
Permission Manager
Photos
PHX Browser
Print Service Recommendation Service
Print Spooler
Search Applications Provider
System Update
SystemUpdateSdcardServer
Ultra Power
User Dictionary
User Guide
VCalender
Video Player
VPN Dialogs
WallpaperSwitch
Work profile Setup
XAccount
XClub
XManager
XPower
XSecurity
XShare
I will be buying nova launcher and after that I will alao disable XOSLauncher.

My battery used to run 1.5 days in heavy use easily. After disabling all these app, my battery is running for 3 days smoothly.

Enjoy :p
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