Nokia X receives its first Android custom ROM

Nokia XChinese company Le Frog Technology, which is mainly focused on developing ROMs for Android devices, has released the first custom ROM Lewa OS for Nokia X smartphones. Custom ROMs can let you do tons of things that the manufacturer of your device never intended. We knew it was coming, and now the first custom ROM for the Nokia X Android smartphone has been released.

You can check out our following step by step tutorial on how to install the Lewa OS custom ROM on your Nokia X if you want to try it out.

[NOTE] The Nokia X is not meant to be rooted to run custom ROMs, you could void your warranty by following this guide.

[DISCLAIMER] Please do not proceed unless you are aware of this risks of installing custom ROMs on your device. This website will not be responsible for any loss of data or device malfunction which may occur from wrongly following this guide. Please note that you are proceeding at your own risk.

Step 1 - Downloads
  • Download and extract the Nokia driver file
  • Download and extract the configuration file
  • Download and extract the tool into your recovery
  • Download the music frog from

Step 2 - Installation
  1. Install all the above downloaded drivers one by one
    • The NOKIA 3806 USB DRIVER Ver1.5.exe
    • NOKIA_USB_Driver_v4.8.6.msi
  2. Copy the file adb_usb.ini into C:\Users\username\android directory
  3. Enter the phone settings – enable developer options and check USB debugging

Step 3 - Clearing Data
  • Copy the ROM to the root to the root directory of the phone
  • Open the folder in which recovery has NokiaX, double click on recovery.bat
  • Your device will automatically boot into recovery mode, if it is not to try again a few times
  • Now you need to delete the data, choose Wipe to carry clear data
    • Select Wipe on your custom recovery
    • Press and slide 'Swipe to Factory Reset'
    • After factory reset, select Back until you return to previous level

Step 4 - Installing Custom ROM
  • Select 'Install' on your custom recovery main menu
  • Find and select ROM which you copied to your device in Step 3
  • Press and slide 'Swipe to Confirm Flash'.
  • Once action is complete, select Home on menu
  • Repeat Step 3 - Clearing Data
    • Wipe > Factory Reset then press Back > Return!
  • Now select Reboot on the main menu of the recovery
  • Choose System
  • Wait for the phone to automatically reboot back into Android
You can now enjoy the Lewa OS custom ROM on your Nokia X


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