Sometime back, we wrote exclusively on how to upgrade the infinix hot note x551 running KitKat OS to Lollipop OS. One of the most frequently asked questions we receive in regards the android phone other than the flashing process is how to root the hot note x551 after upgrading to android Lollipop OS. If you rooted the phone while running on android Kitkat, using Kingroot app did the trick but in the case of the lollipop OS, it just doesn’t work.

Thankfully, we now have a solution to that. The process is pretty much simple and straight. However, you will need the same computer you used in upgrading the phone to lollipop OS. This is to avoid much work as the SP flash tool is needed as well as the MediaTek drivers installed on the computer.

root infinix hot note x551 running android 5.1 lollipop OS

  • A Computer running Windows 7 or 10
  • Recovery.IMG for the infinix hot note x551. You can download HERE.
  • SuperSU file. Download HERE.


==> First and foremost, move the downloaded SuperSU file to the root folder of the SD-Card inserted in your phone.

==> Unzip the recovery.IMG folder into a particular folder on your computer. Preferably your desktop

==> Launch the SP flash tool and click on the Scatter-loading option

==> Select the Android scatter file which is inside the extracted recovery.IMG folder

==> While the option still on Download Only, click on Download and plug in your phone via it’s USB cable.

==> When the process is complete. Simply take off the phone and boot into recovery mode by pressing and holding the vol up+power button together till the phone turns on.

==> Scroll down to install zip, choose from SD card and choose the SuperSU zip file. Choose YES and when the installation is complete, choose to reboot.

That’s it. You have successfully rooted your infinix hot note x551 running android 5.1 lollipop operating system.


  1. Please i’m finding it difficult to root my infinix hot note running on android lollipop, i followed all the instructions here and i do get error message saying “timeout” please help my whatsapp is 07059903416

  2. My infinix 551 is already on lollipop, do I still need to flash the recovery image or just go straight to install the SuperSU file? Please I will be waiting for your urgent response.

  3. Pls i want to upgrade my infinix hote note but anytime I tried it it will always say error in upgrading, i have unroot it but there was a time i scanned it, it was saying dat dere is still 4 root files on my phone… Pls hlp out i will like to upgrade it to lollipop


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