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Since we have the stock recovery, is it possible to flash the Google Apps through the stock recovery or do we still need root access for the stock recovery to be able to flash custom ZIPs? Or is the stock recovery only flashes ZIPs signed by Nokia?


I want to have Google Play on my Nokia X but I don't want to waste my warranty just yet since I'll be out of home for a long time. Just in case, as an insurance, sort of.


Thank you in advance.
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- Colour bug fix for FXP 121+ CM9.0 (Fixed as of #127.)
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Since we have the stock recovery, is it possible to flash the Google Apps through the stock recovery or do we still need root access for the stock recovery to be able to flash custom ZIPs? Or is the stock recovery only flashes ZIPs signed by Nokia?


I want to have Google Play on my Nokia X but I don't want to waste my warranty just yet since I'll be out of home for a long time. Just in case, as an insurance, sort of.


Thank you in advance.
Yes you can. Use Nokia X Toolikt right here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2712360

Choose Option 12. It'll boot you into CWM. Mount System via Mounts and Storage. Choose Install Zip. There you'll find g-apps zip. Flash them. Then choose reboot recovery. It'll ask you for fixing something. Just choose No.
Done

Or simply use Nokia X Manager.
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Yes, I discovered that right I posted this. But thanks anyway.

Also, if you don't mind me asking, are you able to watch 720p videos smoothly? Because I can't. And I'm sure hardware isn't the issue as my older Xperia X10 was able to watch 720p even smoother than on this Nokia X.
Obsolete Stuffs:
- FXP #125 CM7.2 ROM + #125 Kernel + Google Apps .FTF for Flashtool 0.8+
- Toolset for packaging FXP CM9 kernel .FTF
- Toolset for packaging FXP CM7 kernel .FTF
- Colour bug fix for FXP 121+ CM9.0 (Fixed as of #127.)
- Patch for camera (FXP CM7.2); removed as it was fixed in release #116.
- Patch for sensors (FXP CM7.2); removed as it was fixed in release #115.
 
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Yes, I discovered that right I posted this. But thanks anyway.

Also, if you don't mind me asking, are you able to watch 720p videos smoothly? Because I can't. And I'm sure hardware isn't the issue as my older Xperia X10 was able to watch 720p even smoother than on this Nokia X.
Umm, maybe you are watching it in a different format?
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Umm, maybe you are watching it in a different format?
Well, I'm not sure about that but they're downloaded from YouTube as an MP4. Anyway, are you able to watch ANY 720p videos smoothly?
Obsolete Stuffs:
- FXP #125 CM7.2 ROM + #125 Kernel + Google Apps .FTF for Flashtool 0.8+
- Toolset for packaging FXP CM9 kernel .FTF
- Toolset for packaging FXP CM7 kernel .FTF
- Colour bug fix for FXP 121+ CM9.0 (Fixed as of #127.)
- Patch for camera (FXP CM7.2); removed as it was fixed in release #116.
- Patch for sensors (FXP CM7.2); removed as it was fixed in release #115.
 
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Well, I'm not sure about that but they're downloaded from YouTube as an MP4. Anyway, are you able to watch ANY 720p videos smoothly?
Nah, haven't tried.
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