How to Root Infinix Hot Note X551

Infinix Hot Note is one of the most recent MTK android devices from Infinix and they are about 2 or 3 variants. In this tutorial, I explain the step by step guide for rooting the Infinix Hot Note X551.
So, if rooting your Infinix Hot Note X551 is being given you some headache, here is a step by step guide that puts you through the rooting process.

Infinix Hot Note X551 is an MTK android device from Infinix. It comes with android 4.4.2 KitKat and it's upgradeable to android 5.0 LLP.
Rooting your Infinix Hot Note X551 may be necessary. Want to know why? Because the phone is still new in market, there are few or no developments for it yet so, if your Infinix Hot Note X551 is rooted, you can flash a ClockWorkMod recovery on it and backup the complete ROM on your own. Save the backup in safe place just in case. Well, that is another tutorial entirely.

Rooting Android, What Does it Mean?

By rooting your android device, the locks put on the protected partitions are removed; making it possible for apps that require root access to gaining the root access on android devices.

Why Root Android Device?

Rooting your android device makes it possible for you to perform a lot of activities you might not be able to perform ordinarily on the phone due to locks put on the protected partitions.

Activities like changing the phone's fonts, tweaking the IMEI, using some VPN apps, changing or hiding your IPs among others.

Is Rooting My Android Device Safe?

Although, rooting your android device may damage the phone and has some side effects, however, all the side effects can be over-ridden or avoided if you desist from going beyond your limits.

The simple rule to avoid all the side effects is "Do not do what you are not sure of and do not install apps you can't handle".

How to Root Infinix Hot Note X551

I have used this guide to root Infinix Hot Note X551 therefore, this method is confirmed working. All things being equal, you should safely use this method to root any Infinix Hot Note X551.

1- Kingroot Application. You can download from here.
2- Internet access. Either Wireless or your phone's data service should be put on.
A fast Internet access is likely required for a successful rooting operation.
Now, Begin Rooting the Infinix Hot Note X551
1- Go to Settings >> Security >> Unknown Sources and mark it on.
This enables your phone to install apps not downloaded or downloadable from the Play Store.

2- Install the Kingroot Application: download and install the Kingroot application from the link above.

3- Lunch Kingroot: lunch the Kingroot application on the phone. Tap the Middle of the Kingroot application and wait until the process is complete.
Make sure that you have strong internet access either via Wireless or H/H+. Your phone may reboot before the process is complete, this is mostly caused by poor data service. Simply restart the process again at full lunch of the phone.
4- Confirm that the Root Access is Obtained: when the root operation is complete, the Kingroot Application will display a round green button with "White Mark" in the middle as in the image below.

Before Kingroot application could root the Infinix Hot Note X551, it will attempt to install KingUser Application and flash SU Binaries on the phone.
Therefore, ensure that you have at least, 100mb FREE Space on your phone's system STORAGE/RAM to install the necessary files for the rooting operation.
Good Luck.

Some Infinix Hot Note X551 removes the SU Binaries on reboot, if such is your case, you may have to proceed to the Stage 2 here.
The stage 2 is specifically for HTC One M9, but it's the same process.