Please DO NOT Root your Infinix Hot 2 !! Here’s why

Root!! Root!! Root!! Root!! This is the first song that rings in the ears of many people these days. Once they own an Android device, first they want to do is root. To be honest, I’m like that too 🙂 Rooting has it’s advantages. You can use it to effectively set firewalls, so that apps won’t suck your data in the background.

Infinix X510 Hot 2

What of blocking those annoying ads, rooting helps with that too. Uninstalling of bloatware (factory installed apps) is only possible when you’re rooted. But have you thought of the disadvantages of rooting? The our concern today is on the Infinix Hot 2. Here are a few facts we need to know:

  • Once you’re rooted, your warranty is void.
  • Once you’re rooted, kiss bye-bye to official updates (unless you’re ready to be flashing ROM’s)

The second point is what greatly affects the Infinix Hot 2. Remember that this is an Android One phone, which simply translates to regular updates from Infinix and Google. So if you dare root, you’ll begin having issues with updates.

Even if you claim sharp guy and unroot – this still doesn’t solve the problem. The only way out is to download and flash the Infinix Android One ROM all over again.

  • Download the ROM HERE.
  • Download the Infinix flash tool HERE.
  • Download the instructions HERE.

So if you were having issues with the update, now you know what the cause is. I’ve controlled myself from rooting my unit till after getting Marshmallow update. If you have other issues with this device, drop it in the comment box.

Also read:  The implications of the Google Android One partnership with Infinix

Also READ:

How to restore a bricked Infinix Hot 2.

Top 5 Problems of the Infinix Hot 2 and their Solutions.

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53 thoughts on “Please DO NOT Root your Infinix Hot 2 !! Here’s why

  • November 14, 2015 at 8:02 am

    // Once you’re rooted, your warranty is void.//

    Not totally true.

    I once got into a bootloop while tinkering with my phone. Tecno fixed my phone FOC despite its being rooted.

    I guess Tecno s smart enough to know we would root anyway,warranty or no warranty.

    • November 14, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      You can do that one, even without rooting 😆

    • November 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      And it won’t void the phone warranty?

    • November 17, 2015 at 8:32 am

      Yes it won’t, a Simple factory reset restores the IMEI

    • November 17, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      Ok bro. Thanks for the info

  • November 16, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Pls after downloaded all this tools how can i flash it to my phone cos am having this kind of issues right now pls.thanks

    • November 17, 2015 at 7:50 am

      You would a computer.

      Then you would need to read and religiously follow the instruction on how yo use infinix flash tool

    • November 17, 2015 at 8:31 am

      Download the manual. It’s detailed and pretty straightforward

  • November 21, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Please How Am I Going To Flash My Infinix Hot 2 Gold After Downloading All These Tools?? Please I Need Help Because My Phone Won’t Install The Latest System Update..???

    • November 22, 2015 at 8:06 am

      The manual is there too. Download it and follow religiously, it’s simple and straight to the point.

  • November 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Am Still Confused Here.. Will I Have To Download The ROM Too?? And Should I Do All These Using A Laptop??

  • November 29, 2015 at 3:35 am

    I can’t download anything from playstore on my infinix hot 2 phone. I need help pls.

  • December 2, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Please is the stock ROM you uploaded for infinix hot2 2gb ram

  • December 2, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I have done according to the manual but when I connect my phone it doesnt show anything what can I do?

  • December 4, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Please I don’t get to use the internal storage memory (16gb) of my onfinix hot 2 doesn’t even show on the file manager…help out please!!!!

  • December 14, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Pls help!!!, my black colored Infinix Hot2 X510 is given me issues. I cannot take pictures with the camera, if I try taking pictures with the camera it keeps telling me to ‘insert an SD card before using the camera’. Everything was alright when i bought it a month ago but after about 2 weeks, it started this issue. I’m not using the guest profile cos i do see guest’s storage space as 0.92G and i have an available internal storage space of 7.82G from total of 11.68G.

    • January 6, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Delete the guest mode, check users, u will see it,when u do that finish.. Restart d phone..

  • December 27, 2015 at 12:33 am

    I have downloaded all the files uploaded here and have followed the manual religiously but when I connect my phone nothing happens… pls help ooo

  • December 31, 2015 at 3:30 am

    I cannot use .my infinix hot2 without a memory card….
    it always ask for external card
    and someone did a tweak on it… he said I should not update it but now there is a.update message …. help me out urgently

  • January 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    i tap phone update and then it reboot to start download then removed thd battery to cancel and put it again it started again and i removed it again to cancel then it wrote error and i removed it again and put it and on it the 5 coloured ball appeared and and refused to cross that state even tough i removed the battery and put again the same thing wat do i do!

    • January 24, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      Mark, I’m experiencing the same problem. Have you been able to solve it? How did you go about it plz?

  • January 6, 2016 at 6:29 am

    i tried rooting my hot2 it never did root Buh I’m having issues with new updates…what suld i do…?

  • January 6, 2016 at 7:18 am

    i tried rooting my hot2 it never did root Buh I’m having
    issues with new updates…what suld i do…?
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    • January 6, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      Reset the phone to factory settings

    • January 14, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      I feel you man its driving me crazy too nothing seems to work

  • January 6, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    The issue of my infinix hot 2 is that i have space of more than 10 gg on my 16 inbuilt storage, but anytime i want to collect application or any information my phone will write no space. pls what can cause this and what is the solution. in short i cant use my internal storage

    • March 21, 2016 at 7:22 am

      Can someone please tell me how to update my apps? bring my touch light back and make my camera start working again? Thanks

  • January 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Has anyone rooted their X510 successfully I’ve tried every app there is on android and pc to no avail. This is my first root and would appreciate any help. Cheers

  • January 21, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I can’t reach my phone memory since I’ve put on my memory card, and I when I remove my memory card it still doesn’t show the phone memory

    • January 22, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Have you tried installing a file manager?

  • January 21, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Lplzzz u guys are so funny,i guess u people bought republish Infinix Hot 2, bcx me am nt having any problem wit my own Infinix Hot 2 (White) colour here oo, even I rooted my device Dis same Infinix Hot 2 and I gat every access to my phone including d latest Updates, my own Infinix Hot 2 working perfectly wit out any complaining. Oh Yeah

    • January 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Same with my device.

  • January 22, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Hi guys, is there anyway I can stop automatic system update on hot 2?
    I do not have enough data bandwidth and the phone keeps updating automatically leaving me with little or no bytes.

    • January 22, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Hello Bishop, there’s no way to stop it

  • January 24, 2016 at 6:47 am

    I just updated my infinix hot 2 to the latest 6.0 but I can’t seem to connect the fone to my laptop through usb, any solution to this? And can I still change the imei even with this android version?

  • January 24, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    can update my infinix x510 to android 6.0 marshmallow. it keep stopping. Tweaked my imei.

    • January 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      It’s not affected by IMEI. Mine is changed, and the settings was intact after the upgrade.

  • January 24, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    pls help, file manager no longer shows my media file eg videos, songs and pics after I ran the update from android one last night.. says no media. all other apps work fine

  • January 25, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I have upgraded infinix hot 2 to marshmallow and my mtk engineering could not give me access to change the imei to bb imei which I am using.

  • January 29, 2016 at 11:31 am

    pls I nid help ooo
    anytime I insert ma SD card to ma phone ma internal memory stop I can’t use both at d same time.working…..

  • February 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Can’t change imei number since I updated to the marshmallow thingy. It’s not going past radio information page and it’s not bringing up the AT + option Please what do I do?

  • February 6, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    my system volume suddenly dropped, and I have tried every effort to no avail please help

  • February 6, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    since I updated my infinix hot2 to marshmallow version 6.0 it didn’t have access to change my imei to BlackBerry. there is another method to use? or till I down grade to version 5.1 lollipop before I can change my imei to BlackBerry. and how will I downgrade it to version 5.1 lollipop? please urgent solution

  • March 8, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    my infinix hot 2 won’t play music or show my photos. . .
    It reads No sd card available bt all my apps are there. The phone is also rooted , could be the cause?

  • April 22, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Will there be any possibilities for my rooted Infinix hot 2 to update to marchmallow and cuz I also got the update and never change anyfin strange in it

  • May 6, 2016 at 9:00 am

    pls I rooted mine and in the processs it off, after I charged it and on it, it showed loading apps and after blank screeen. what should I do.

  • July 24, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    hi i would want to customize my infinix hot 2 x510 to allow different fonts but all i see is i have to root my phone…anybody with other ideas?

  • November 11, 2017 at 6:25 am

    guys its like my own infinix prob difference..

    Am using infinix x510 which supposedly to have 16gb as internal storage right?.. on d device, it truly show 16gb buh whenever I connect it to the system, na only 1gb system dey see.. I dnt kno wah happen, and I have do all the necessary checkings to confirm that the phone is not fake. pls wat step can I do to solve this..even thou na rootin my mind dey go for.

    pls I will really appreciate a feedback from ur genius here
    Thank you

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