How to root Doogee Nova Y100X on Android 5.0 [Guide]

Doogee-Nova-Y100XIf you are happy with just having root access on your Doogee Nova Y100X smartphone, you can install the KingRoot app on your mobile and get root easily with just one tap of a button. If the mobile version of the KingRoot app doesn’t work, or you want to get a custom recovery installed too, you can try out the desktop version of the app. As the KingRoot team states, the desktop version of the app may come with a third-party recovery. That same third-party recovery is what we would usually call a custom recovery and is vitally important for flashing new ROMs.


  • Use this guide to root¬†Doogee Nova Y100X on Android 5.0 only.


  • Understand that you do still void the Doogee warranty by using the universal one-click rooting application we call KingRoot.
  • You will need to have the Unknown Sources option turned on from your Doogee Nova settings by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources. It;s that same Unknown Sources option that is going to allow you to install third-party application from outside the Google Play Store. That’s important for you today since the KingRoot app is exactly one of those apps and it won’t install on your device without this setting tweaked in our favor.
  • You can use any computer to follow this guide. It does not have to be done from a Windows PC.


  • Download the universal KingRoot one-click rooting app for the Y100X from this link over at XDA Developers.
  • Have the KingRoot file available on the desktop of the computer.
  • Connect the Doogee Nova Y100X to the computer using the USB cable.
  • Copy the KingRoot APK from the desktop over to the root of the internal storage SD card.
  • Once you are happy that the KingRoot APK is on the SD card, disconnect your Doogee from the computer and the USB cable.
  • Launch one of the File Managers you have on the device, or install one from the Google Play Store. You can also find some other quality File managers available for free from other sites as open source software. Just make sure you install one from a trusted source online so you do not get a healthy dose of malware along for the ride.
  • Once you have completed that, you should see the KingRoot app available from the app drawer. Click on the app icon and the app will open.
  • Tap on the button that says ‘Get Root’ or ‘Try To Root’ and the KingRoot app will take over and start rooting your device.
  • Wait until you see the success message on the display and the progress bar on the Doogee display reaches 100% before closing the app.

Reboot your Doogee device manually before doing anything else. Once it’s rebooted, you can open the Google Play Store and start installing your new apps that you have been waiting to try.

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