How to Successfully Root Infinix Hot 4 - X557

This post is sourced from HOVATEK, you can get the original post Here, also credit goes to Jemmini for supplying the infinix hot 4 Recovery. Do you want root your infinix hot 4? If yes, you're lucky to see this post. I believe most android users understand what ROOTING means, for those who don't understand, Rooting means unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, delete unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on. In addition rooting enables user to have full control to design or re-designed your device as you wish.
There are two major ways of rooting an android phone either through PC softwares or Andriod apps. But with the release of Android version 6 (Marshmallow) rooting is not as easy as latter versions in order to achieve successful rooting without soft brick some techniques has to be applied.

Infinix Hot 4 X557 runs on Android 6 (Marshmallow) OS it's also powered by the MT6580 System on Chip (SoC), making it not fully supported by rooting apks at the moment. This tutorial will teach you how to root your Infinix Hot 4 X557.

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How to Root Infinix Hot 4

  • Firstly Install VCOM drivers on your PC using Here
  • Download SuperSU Here
  • Copy the to both the phone’s SD card and internal storage
  • Download TWRP for Infinix Hot 4 Here
  • Switch off the phone (still with battery inside)
  • Flash the TWRP recovery.img to the phone using SP Flash tool Here
  • Boot the phone into recovery mode using Volume up button + Power button (Press the two button simultaneously)
  • 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 and select it
  • Swipe to confirm flashing of and wait till flashing is complete
  • Reboot the phone normally.

UPDATE: A lot of people find it hard to root their Infinix hot 4 device, so I decided to attach this short video tutorial below to guide you through the rooting process and files used in this video are all available on this page. 

First of all understand the process and apply it carefully, surely you'll get a successful root access. 

Root Checker Confirmation of Infinix hot 4
Confirm Root by installing and running Root Checker

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  1. can we pliz use this tutorial with x 557 lite?

    1. The TWRP in this tutorial is meant for infinix hot 4 (x557), if I may ask which brand is x557 lite?

  2. Can I use infinix flash tool instead of sp flash tool and anytime I use sp flash tool, it brick my phone

    1. You can also use infinix flash tool, may be something is wrong somewhere because SP flash tool is working just fine.

  3. pls i have tried several times to root my hot 4 but im not able to do it and i want you to assist me step by step to do it pls...kindly whatsapp me on +233545456587 so that we start everything at fresh pls

    1. I have updated the post with a video tutorial to make the rooting process easier.

  4. Please does this work on hot lite?

  5. CAN This same twrp and super su files used for latest rom version v63 running on android 7.0???