How To Root Nokia 7.1 & Install TWRP Recovery

Nokia 7.1 is among the trending phones of the year 2019. And many users have requested for the root guide. And here we are with root guide for Nokia 7.1 users. Nokia 7.1 is an excellent phone with a lot of potential in performance. So to unleash the real performance of your Nokia 7.1, follow this guide. Here you will know How to Root Nokia 7.1 & Install TWRP Recovery.

Nokia is among the few smartphone brands which don’t officially allow unlocking bootloader. It is the main reason that Nokia has limited custom development. But luckily there has been some development for Nokia 7.1. TWRP Recovery and few custom ROMs are now available for Nokia 7.1. As TWRP is the best way to root any Android phone, and since it is available for Nokia 7.1, we are going to use it. If you want to modify your device, then you should start by rooting it. Before we go to the rooting procedure, first check out the specifications.

Nokia 7.1 – Details

It features a 5.84-inch display IPS display with FHD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) resolution. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display used for protection. It runs on Android 8 Oreo out of the box, and it is upgradable to Android 9. Nokia 7.1 powered with Snapdragon 636 processor that is integrated with Adreno 509 GPU. The device is coupled with 3GB & 4GB RAM options along with 32GB & 64GB storage respectively.

On the camera side, it has a dual Zeiss optic real camera setup on the back with a dual-LED flash. The dual camera setup includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. And at the front, it has a single 8-megapixel selfie camera that can record 1080p videos at 30fps. The device boasts a 3060mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

Like any other Android phone, the Nokia 7.1 also comes with its default Stock Recovery that offers limited features like Reboot to bootloader, Wipe data. So if you want extra features like full backup, installing custom ROM, Root, setup partition, and more, then try TWRP Recovery on Nokia 7.1. TWRP is the easiest method to root an Android phone with Magisk.

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How to Root Nokia 7.1

You can easily root your phone if TWRP installed on your phone. If not, then don’t worry here we will also share how to install TWRP Recovery on Nokia 7.1. Rooting is the process that is performed at the system level, and hence, you have access to system-level settings. There are upside and downside of the root, so you should be aware of risks included in Root. The main disadvantage is you will not receive an official OTA update, and you may also lose the warranty of your phone. Despite these, if you decide to root, then follow the further instructions.


  • You will not receive official OTA update after rooting
  • It may void the warranty of your phone
  • You can even brick your device & we will not be responsible
  • Payment apps may not work such as Google Pay, PhonePe (Guide to make it work)


  • Make sure bootloader on Nokia 7.1 is unlocked
  • Take a full backup of your phone
  • Magisk Zip and Magisk Manager APK (Download from here)
  • Install ADB & Fastboot driver on your PC (Follow this guide)

Download TWRP Recovery for Nokia 7.1

TWRP Recovery simplified the rooting process and recommended by everyone. And since it is now available for Nokia 7.1, we are going to use it to root Nokia 7.1. You can also use the TWRP recovery for other purposes like installing Custom ROMs, Custom Kernels, Themes, Sideload OTA, and more. Here you can get TWRP 3.3 for Nokia 7.1. Follow the below link to download TWRP.

After downloading the TWRP Recovery, follow the below instructions to boot into TWRP on Nokia 7.1 temporarily. If you know the procedure to install TWRP, then you can skip it. But i will recommend going through the steps at least once. It would help you to remember the steps if you forgot any steps.

Also Read: How to Unlock Bootloader on Nokia 2.1 [Working Guide]

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Nokia 7.1

Step 1) Transfer the downloaded TWRP image (twrp-3.3.1-0-CTL_sprout.img) to C:\adb. Rename the twrp to twrp.img. Also, transfer the Magisk zip and Magisk Manager to phone storage.

Step 2) Make sure the bootloader is unlocked on your Nokia 7.1.

Step 3) Open Settings on your phone and go to About Phone and tap 7 times on Build Number to turn on Developer Options. Root Nokia 7.1

Step 4) Go back to Settings and then go to System > Developer options. In Developer options, look for USB Debugging and enable it. Root Nokia 7.1

Step 5) Now connect your phone to PC using a USB cable.

Step 6) In C:\adb press Shift + Right-click on an empty area and select ‘Open PowerShell window here’ or ‘Open Command window here’. Root Nokia 7.1

Step 7) In Command/PowerShell window enter the below command and allow for USB Debugging on your phone when it prompt for permission

  • adb devices

Step 8) After allowing USB Debugging enter the below command to Boot Nokia 7.1 into Bootloader mode

  • adb reboot bootloader

Step 9) Once the phone is in bootloader mode enter the following command to boot into TWRP Recovery on Nokia 7.1

  • fastboot boot twrp.img

Step 10) Stay in the TWRP Recovery and follow the next rooting section.

Steps to Root Nokia 7.1

Step 1) Transfer the to your phone if not already done.

Step 2) In TWRP Recovery, go to Install. Browse and locate the Root Nokia 7.1

Step 3) Now swipe the slider to flash Magisk to root Nokia 7.1. Root Nokia 7.1

Step 4) Go back to TWRP home and select Reboot.

Step 5) Choose the System option to reboot into the rooted system. Root Nokia 7.1

Step 6) Now open the Magisk Manager, and if not installed, then install the Magisk Manager APK.

Step 7) In Magisk Manager, update to the latest version if available for more features (you can skip it if you want).

Step 8) Now your phone is successfully rooted your Nokia 7.1.

Now you can use root features like full system backup, change root settings. You can also change boot animations if any custom animation available for your phone. You can remove pre-installed apps that you want to install.

So there you have it the guide on how to root Nokia 7.1 with TWRP Recovery and Magisk. If you have any queries, then let us know in the comment section. We will respond with the solution.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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