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How to root Micromax Canvas HD A116 and install CWM or TWRP recovery [Guide]

Posted By Godwin On January 27, 2014 @ 8:22 AM In Android Hacks,Android Root Guides | 2 Comments

canvas a116 [1]Micromax Canvas HD A116 is currently a trending smartphone in some markets as its configs rule that of most of the others in its price range. Getting your device rooted will help you get access to the core of your device and installing a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP will further help you to get access to advanced features on your device. So, let’s get started.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.

Requirements

This guide will help you to root your Micromax Canvas HD A116 and install CWM or TWRP recovery on your device. Please do not try this on any other device, as it might result in bricking. Proceed at your own risk.

Before We Begin

  • Download the SP Flash Tool [2] (SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1304.0.119.rar) to your computer. Extract this file.
  • Download the Android 4.2.1 Stock ROM [3] (116 4.2 all.rar) for your device. Extract this file also to your computer to get the folder S9201_4.2_MP_F3F8_B1_IN_MMX_09_FLASHER_USER.
  • Download CWM recovery [4] or TWRP recovery [5] based on your preference. Rename the downloaded recovery file to “recovery.img“.
  • Download UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.25.zip [6] and place it in your device’s external storage location.
  • Download MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt [7] to your computer.
  • Download and install the USB drivers [8] for your device, if you haven’t already done so.

How To Root Micromax Canvas HD A116 and install CWM or TWRP recovery

  • Open the folder SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1304.0.119 and right-click on the file Flash_tool.exe and select “Run as Administrator”.
  • From the folder S9201_4.2_MP_F3F8_B1_IN_MMX_09_FLASHER_USER, select the file MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt (not the one you downloaded seperately).
  • Select the options in Option > USB Mode and Option > DA Download All > Speed > Force to High Speed.
  • Click on “Download”.
  • Now, power off your device, remove the battery and re-insert it after after a while (DO NOT switch on the device).
  • Connect the USB cable and wait for the SP Tool to find your device and download the ROM. This is an IMPORTANT step. Be EXTRA CAREFUL with this and make sure that the process is not interrupted.
  • Wait for the process to finish up, as the progress bar will finally become Yellow, after Red and Indigo.
  • If the installation was successful, a green circle would now show up.
  • Power on your device and close the Flash Tool.
  • Open the Flash Tool again (right-click > Run as Administrator).
  • Select only Custom Recovery file download “recovery.img” and make sure all others are not selected.
  • Select the options in Option > USB Mode and Option > DA Download All > Speed > Force to High Speed.
  • Click on “Download”.
  • Power off your device, REMOVE the battery.
  • Connect the USB cable and wait for the SP Tool to find your device and download the ROM. This is an IMPORTANT step. Be EXTRA CAREFUL with this and make sure that the process is not interrupted.
  • Wait for the process to finish up, as the progress bar will finally become Yellow, after Red and Indigo.
  • If the installation was successful, a green circle would now show up.
  • Disconnect the USB cable and insert the battery (DO NOT switch on).
  • Enter the Recovery mode in the device (Press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power; then, press Volume Up).
  • Choose “install zip from sdcard” and select the file UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.25.zip from your device.
  • Wait fro the installation to complete.
  • Reboot your device.
  • Congrats! You are now all set to rock!

Conclusion

Enjoy your rooted Micromax Canvas HD with a CWM or TWRP recovery!

[via XDA [9]]


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[1] Image: http://dottech.org/142284/how-to-root-micromax-canvas-hd-a116-and-install-cwm-or-twrp-recovery-guide/canvas-a116/

[2] SP Flash Tool: http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2020701&d=1370483177

[3] 4.2.1 Stock ROM: http://d-h.st/Kbm

[4] CWM recovery: http://www.mediafire.com/?hk5guk5f8a0xu4x

[5] TWRP recovery: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2179097

[6] UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.25.zip: http://download.chainfire.eu/315/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.25.zip

[7] MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt: https://www.dropbox.com/s/p0oc0769t5igt8s/MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt

[8] USB drivers: http://www.micromaxinfo.com/download.ashx?section=mobile-A116&file=a116%20driver.zip

[9] XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2312557

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