Rooting the Blu Pure XL means you can install better apps for backing up your device. Those of you who then go on to install a custom recovery on the Blu Pure XL smartphone will get better backing up solutions again with the NANDroid backup feature. If you only have root access, the benefits aren’t as great, but you can still install apps like the Titanium Backup app.
Titanium is the most complete backup app you can get and it blows apps like Helium for non-rooted users out of the water. Once you have a custom recovery installed and root access on the Blu Life Pure XL smartphone, you can install the NANDroid Manager app and it adds another element to your NANDroid backups. The combination of using the NANDroid backup from the custom recovery and the NANDroid Manager app with root access is the best thing you can do.
Files You Need
- Download the TWRP recovery from this page.
- ADB and Fastboot drivers from this page.
- Download the SuperSU from this page.
- These steps to root the Blu Pure XL require a computer to work. You cannot follow this guide without a PC.
- You are agreeing to void the warranty of your Blu Pure XL smartphone by following this guide. You can unroot the device by flashing the stock ROM. Flashing the stock ROM should also give you the stock recovery to replace the custom recovery you are installing during this guide.
Rooting the BLU Life Pure XL
- Make sure you have the USB Debugging Mode enabled on your Blu Pure Xl smartphone by pointing to the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Those of you who have no Developer Options can unlock it by pointing to Menu > Settings > About Device > Tap over the build number until it tells you that you are now a developer.
- Download the above three packages directly to the computer and shift them over to the desktop.
- Connect the Blu Life Pure XL device to the computer with the USB cable.
- Copy the SuperSU file over to the root of the SD card internal storage. The root of the SD card is keeping it at the topmost folder and not in any of the sub folders.
- Extract the drivers to the same folder as your custom recovery file.
- Turn off your Blu Pure XL handset and reboot it to the bootloader mode.
- From within the same folder as your TWRP and drivers, hold Shift and right-click the mouse to open the command prompt window.
- Type the first command to flash your custom recovery and press enter:
fastboot flash recovery filename.img
- Boot the Blu Pure XL smartphone into the custom recovery mode you just installed. Do that while still in Fastboot mode.
- Tap on the ‘Install’ option from your main custom recovery menu and browse the SD card for the SuperSU file.
- Swipe and confirm you want to install that SU file on your Blu device and once it’s done choose the Reboot System option from the main menu.
- Now your Blu Pure XL is booting back up in normal mode and you can start installing your root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store.
- Many prefer installing the root checker application first to make sure the guide did work for your device. Open the app and follow the commands to check if your Blu handset is rooted.
Rooting the Android operating system is done so that people can install root applications. Some of those additional apps we call root apps have dedicated websites available where you can learn about them and download them directly, but most are available from the same Google Play Store that you use to download all apps for Android. The only thing is that there is no way you can browse through a list of the root apps, so you need to have done your research before getting there. You can do that now if you like by checking out our top 60 root applications for the Android operating system. All of these apps should run on just about every device that runs Android.