Unlock Bootloader, Root Nubia Z17 Install TWRP Recovery and Gapps

The Nubia forum member finally found the root method and install TWRP Recovery of Nubia Z17. Here is the Guide How To Unlock Bootloader, Install Gapps Root Nubia Z17 Install TWRP Recovery. This guide also Disable the Nubia Z17 Forced Encryption. June 2017 Zte Nubia Launched the Nubia Z17 2017 Nubia flagship with dual camera Snapdragon 835 6GB-8GB of ram. The new Nubia Z17 released with Locked Bootloader so you have to Unlock Bootloader of Nubia Z17. Here we guide you Unlock Bootloader, Root Nubia Z17 Install TWRP Recovery and Gapps Disable the Forced Encryption.

Let’s get some information about the powerful device Nubia Z17. The Z17 comes with 5.5 inches of touchscreen AMOLED display having the resolution of 1080*1920 pixels and 403 PPI. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor 2.35Ghz Packed with a RAM of 6-8GB. The storage is limited to 64GB-128GB which can’t be expanded. When the cameras are concerned it comes with the 12+23 megapixels Dual of rear camera and 16 megapixels of front camera. Powered by 3200mAh of battery capacity. All most used sensors are included in the phone like Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Compass, Magnetometer, Accelerometer. Connectivity options include 4G, 3G, 2G, WIFI, Bluetooth, GPS, OTG, FM. 

The New Nubia Z17 launched with the Locked bootloader. This device can’t be rooted or other customization without unlocking the bootloader. The device launched with bloatware only rooted phone user can remove this bloatwareTwrp recovery will help you to install custom ROM’s mods viper4android and other mods. This guide will help you how to Unlock Bootloader Root Nubia Z17 Install TWRP Recovery, Install Gapps.



  • Charge Your Device.
  • Backup Phone Apps, Contacts, SMS.
  • Enable developer options.

Go To Settings -> About Phone -> Tap On “Firmware Version” 7 Times To Enable Developer Options.

  • Enable USB Debugging.

Go To Your Preferences -> Advanced -> Developer Options -> Tick The “Usb Debugging” Checkbox .

  • Enable OEM Unlock.

Go To Your Preferences -> Advanced -> Developer Options -> Tick The“Oem Unlock” Check box


Supported Devices:-

  • ZTE Nubia Z17 6GB, 8GB Version (NX563J).


⇓⇓ Download Tools and Files ⇓⇓

Recovery Flash Tool: – Z17_twrp.zip 

Gapps:- Full_Dynamic_GApps-7.1.x-20170121.zip


Guide To Unlock Bootloader Of Nubia Z17:-

1.) Read Preparation backup files, Install driver.

2.) Download and unzipZ17_twrp.zip”.

3.) Connect your phone.

4.) Go To Z17_twrp Folder and Open Command Promot There By (Shift + Mouse Right ) -> Open Cmd Here.

5.) Now Type This command then hit enter to switch your phone into bootloader mode.

adb reboot bootloader

6.) Use this command to Unlock Bootloader Of Nubia Z17.

fastboot oem nubia_unlock NUBIA_NX563J

7.) Confirm the unlocking on the phone it will erase phone data and reset the device.


Nubia Z17 Install TWRP Recovery:-

1.) Read Preparation backup files, Install driver.

2.) Download and unzip “Z17_twrp.zip”

3.) Connect your phone to PC and run “Start.bat” and select option 1 to Flash TWRP Recovery.

4.) Allow the adb service on your phone. The phone will auto reboot, and twrp will flash auto.

5.) Now go to the recovery Select Language English and read root step for rooting guide.


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How To Root Nubia Z17

  • Turn Off The Device.
  • Turn On Your Phone Into Recovery Mode By Volume Up + Power.
  • Select Language English.

  • Go ToTwrp Recovery Advance – Tools – Root Option To Root The Device.
  • Back and Reboot The Device.


Install Gapps:-

  • Download Gapps Zip and Flash the zip Via Twrp Recovery.
  • Wipe Dalvik Cache and Reboot.

Fix Google authorization is required Problem:- 

  • Open the Settings -> Accounts -> Remove Or Delete Google Account.
  • Go To Setting -> Apps -> Force Stop and Clear Data Of (Download Manager, Google Play Store, Google Play Services, Google Services Framework, and Google Account Manager).
  • Set up your Google Account again.
  • Reboot The Device.


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  1. Mirjam says

    Any news on the Nubia Z17 Mini S, NX589J ?
    EU or US ROM where to download?

    1. nitya says

      I think Z17 Mini s only launched in China

  2. Andrew Sim says

    I need help… I can adb reboot bootloader and phone restart into phone bootloader after that it get stuck at fastboot oem nubia_unlock NUBIA_NX keep staying at bootloader nothing happen. I’ve try all ways but same no luck. My roms is 4.06 just updated lately.

    1. nitya says

      did you check your device connected or not with fastboot devices command

      1. Andrew Sim says

        how to check whether it is connected to fastboot? i try fastboot device and it return with and nothing happen to my phone or the computer. Appreciate any help to get it working.

        1. nitya says

          when you input fastboot device it shows the device id first install the zte driver from autorun cd

          1. Andrew Sim says

            yes sir, i have install the driver. i can command it to adb reboot bootloader and it restart the zte phone into recovery mode while cable stay connect. i enter fastboot oem nubia_unlock NUBIA_NX563J the phone refuse to reboot just stuck there while adb show waiting for device.

            i can’t unlock my z17

            Please help me unlock my z17


          2. Andrew Sim says

            PS C:\Users\andsh\Desktop\ZTE\Z17_twrp> adb devices
            List of devices attached
            * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
            * daemon started successfully *
            386f7129 device

            PS C:\Users\andsh\Desktop\ZTE\Z17_twrp> adb reboot bootloader
            {Nubia Z17 restarted into RECOVERY}
            PS C:\Users\andsh\Desktop\ZTE\Z17_twrp> fastboot oem nubia_unlock NUBIA_NX563J

  3. nitya says

    first try code “fastboot device” in bootloader mode if device not showing then install the driver properly from device manager then try code : fastboot oem nubia_unlock NUBIA_NX563J or fastboot oem unlock

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