How to root ZTE Nubia Z5S / Z5SN

Hexamob | Alberto Mulas 04/18/2014

How to root ZTE Nubia Z5S / Z5SN


1. Connect your phone to your computer, instantly an autorun will appear, allow it to install the drivers of the device.

2. Enable USB Debugging mode via Settings > Development options.

3. Download and install on your computer the Vroot program (found in the “Download sources” section of this post).

4. Run VRoot and connect your phone to your computer for the program to recognize it. Click the pop-up button and wait for the process to finish.

5. Flash CWM Recovery with the executable you’ll find in “Download sources“.

6. Run the downloaded file in the previous step and choose Option 1 by pressing Enter.

7. Download the program called Gapps through the link in “Download sources“.

8. Copy the file downloaded in step 7 to the phone to flash from recovery mode (restart the device by pressing the Volume Up + Power).

9. Select line 2 and select the zip file you copied to the device in step 8 .

10. Reboot the phone.

If you are looking for other rooting methods, visit our section called “How to root: Root your Android phone tablet. What is root?” where you can find all the rooting methods for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices including the latest and most popular of the moment: LG G PRO 2Samsung Galaxy S5HTC One Plus M8Xiaomi MI3Nokia X / X+ / XLSony Xperia ZRHuawei Ascend P6, etc.



Check if your ZTE Nubia Z5S / Z5SN is rooted correctly using our app “How to ROOT”.

Download Android USB Drivers app


Download sources





Remember, you must ROOT your Android device at your own risk.




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