Nowadays it is hard to walk past ten Android geeks without hearing the word CyanogenMod. The CyanogenMod custom ROM is so popular that the team is now an official company working on ROMs out of an office with one another for a living; we have even seen CyanogenMod come as stock ROMs on some devices, including the lesser known WileyFox handset from the United Kingdom. What people might not know yet is that you cannot run something like CyanogenMod on your Micromax E848 Canvas 6 Pro smartphone without having a custom recovery installed.
A custom recovery image like TWRP Recovery gives your phone a way to have zip files uploaded which is the way we can upload and install our new ROM files. That is how we run a custom ROM like CyanogenMod on our devices. Thus, if you want to install a custom ROM or even a custom kernel, you need to install a custom recovery first. Additionally, the way we become root users on the Micromax E484 Canvas 6 Pro smartphone is also done with the help of a custom recovery image. There are a few ways people can root a smartphone, and the way that works for this particular device is by installing a custom recovery and then installing the SuperSU app from within your new recovery. The SuperSU app is available from the Google Play Store, but just installing it like a regular application does not result in you becoming a root user. Instead, it needs to be installed from the custom recovery, and the recovery image works some magic to helping that SuperSU is enabled properly, and then you become the root user.
- The following guide flashes a custom recovery on the Micromax E484 Canvas 6 Pro, but you should not flash this same file on any other device unless you are advised by a professional or else you could brick the device.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You need to unlock the Developer Options menu on your Micromax smartphone so you can enable the USB Debugging Mode inside the menu. You can do it by tapping on the Canvas 6 Pro’s Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number seven times and then you should see a message on the screen telling you that you are using the handset as a developer now.
- Once you are using the device as a developer, head back to the home screen and then tap on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode. Tap the box next to the USB Debugging option to turn it on and then you are ready to start with the guide.
HOW TO INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY ON MICROMAX E484 CANVAS 6 PRO SMARTPHONES
- Download the TWRP Recovery image file for the Canvas 6 Pro smartphone from here and extract it to the desktop.
- Set up ADB on your Windows computer and then shift the contents of the TWRP folder over to the ADB folder, so you have everything in the one directory.
- You should also install the Windows Universal ADB Driver on the computer before you start using the ADB or else it might not work.
- Connect the Micromax E484 Canvas 6 Pro to the computer with the USB cable and then open the ADB folder that has your custom recovery files inside.
- From within the recovery and ADB folder, right-click the mouse or touchpad and then hold down the Shift key somewhere that shows the white background in the folder.
- Choose to “open a new command window here” from the menu that presents itself on the computer screen.
- Type the command: “adb reboot bootloader” and the Micromax Canvas 6 Pro smartphone boots into the bootloader mode.
- Type the command: “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” and it installs the custom recovery on your device.
- Type the command: “fastboot reboot” and the Canvas 6 Pro smartphone now reboots back into the normal mode.
- Hold down the hardware button combination for the recovery mode as soon as your device reboots and before the Android operating system boots up, or else it is too late.
In conclusion, that is how to install TWRP Recovery on Micromax E484 Canvas 6 Pro smartphones by using ADB from a computer that is running a version of the Windows operating system. Now you can find out everything you need to root the Micromax E484 Canvas 6 Pro smartphone by flashing the SuperSU from the custom recovery image that we just installed.