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Root Micromax A110 (Superphone Canvas 2)

5 Dec , 2012  

After a long hiatus, I must thank the founder of this website Sachin Khosla for inviting me back to offer some instructional articles. As our readers must have guessed from my earlier articles, I strive to offer methods that even the technologically challenged can execute. Great to be back & expect some interesting tips, tricks & tools to extend the usage of your electronics & gadgets. I am going to start with the latest budget smartphone that holds real promise

The newest flagship budget phone (Phew, that’s a lot of adjectives) from the stables of Micromax, the Superphone Canvas 2 aka A110 is making a lot waves; thankfully of the right kind. With 1GHz Dual Core Mediatek 6577 Processor, 512MB RAM, 8MP back & VGA front camera, the phone even sports Vanilla ICS build.

The phone surely deserves the nickname Superphone & thanks to the massive 5” 854*480 WVGA Screen it can also justify the extension Canvas. The earlier iteration A100 was similar in most senses, but lacked Dual Core & 8MP camera. Oh & also the latest one has an IPS display, so expect great viewing angles. With a pricing that is merely Rs. 10,000 (US$ 180), the phone is a great package to own & experiment on!

This post is about how to setup this smartphone to receive the great tweaks. As with any Android based smartphone, the first step is to ROOT it. If you don’t know what Rooting is, better research well before proceeding. There are multiple advantages & in some cases it is mandatory to have a rooted phone.

Now how we Root this Beast:

Some Precautions:

  • Before Proceeding, charge the Battery preferably to more than 90%. Use Wall Charger as it offers a much faster charging rate than the PC based USB Charging.
  • The manufacturer Micromax has cleverly inserted a Virtual Drive which loads all the drives when you first connect your phone. I would not recommend using obsolete XP. Do this on a Windows 7 machine (I used a 64Bit system)
  • The Rooting Tool is called Root_With_Restore_Bin4ry. It can be Downloaded HERE.
  • Once downloaded, extract to C: Drive (Preferably at the beginning & rename the folder as ROOT) For e.g: C:ROOT. U should have 2 files & a folder in the ROOT folder as shown below:

Root 001 Root Micromax A110 (Superphone Canvas 2)

  • Now on the Phone Go to Settings-> Developer Options-> USB Debugging. (Click Yes To The Prompt)
  • Once you ensure you have extracted the folders & installed the drivers correctly, proceed to the Rooting Process.
  • Connect your Micromax A110 (MMX A110) to the USB with the cable (Remember USB Debugging should be enabled)
  • Head to the C:ROOT folder where you extracted the files within the Root_With_Restore_Bin4ry File.
  • Double-Click on ‘RunMe.Bat’ file. A Command Prompt Window with Green Lettering should appear. If it doesn’t, right-click the file & choose ‘Run As Administrator’. Ah Yes… You should have administrator rights for doing any & all of this.

Root 01 Root Micromax A110 (Superphone Canvas 2)

  • Now for MMX A110 enter 1 & press enter.

Some wordings will appear on the screen simply ignore those. At one point the program will halt & give out the message: ‘Please Look At Your Device & Click Restore’. At this juncture if your phone’s screen is dark, hit the power button once to light it up & on the lower-right hand corner you should find the soft-button ‘Restore’. Hit it & your phone will have some files copied to it. You must not touch anything else now & let the program do its work.

Root 02 Root Micromax A110 (Superphone Canvas 2)

  • Your MMX A110 will reboot once the Rooting is completed. To confirm if ‘Rooting’ has been successful, go to the apps section & you should see SuperSU installed. If u are still unsure Go To Play Store & Download Root Checker (The Free Version is Fine). Install it & Run.
  • Click On Verify Root. A Pop-Up Will Appear Asking for Permission to Allow Root Access. Click Yes / OK to It & you should get a confirmation about ROOT.

Some tips to ensure the process works in the first shot:

Ensure ALL the drivers have been installed correctly. If not, opt for a different PC & begin anew. Patience is a virtue. This process can take anywhere between 5 min to 20 mins. Do not interrupt the process.

Well, this is only the first part of securing your phone for future tweaks. In the next part, I will teach How To Install the famous ClockWork Mod (CWM) Recovery. This recovery partition replaces Stock Recovery & opens up multiple options to mod your phone, & best of all take a complete system back-up. Don’t worry; there will be an additional Post about How to correctly take a complete Nandroid Backup.  In case you manage to completely screw your phone, then CWM & your Nandroid backup can restore your smartphone to perfect working order!

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16 Responses to “Root Micromax A110 (Superphone Canvas 2)”

  1. Pranesh Desai says:

    Thanx alot sir ..

  2. arunprabhakar says:

    its asking desktop backup password.what is that?

  3. sory says:

    if i start rooting process then will it delete apps and files that r currently present in my phone?

  4. devansh says:

    i have done everything like you said but it says system can not find a specific path what should i do?

  5. Alap says:

    Follow the Steps Exactly. If still not working Upload Screen Shots where you are facing this problem & post in comments here.
    Everyone else who has followed the guide did not face such issue.

  6. Alap says:

    No. The process will not delete apps & files in your phone.

  7. Alap says:

    Simply Click Ok. The Process itself doesn’t require any password.
    If its still asking for a password, you might have set it earlier.

  8. Ashish Mehra says:

    Alap, this is great. Can you also add a post on how to unroot as well. We may need it for warranty claims.

  9. Ramu says:

    Dear Alap,

    Iam also facing the same problem.

    Below is the screen shot of the process. Please reply me immediately. Thanks in advance.

    ======================================================================
    = This script will root your Android phone with adb restore function =
    = Script by Bin4ry (thanks to Goroh_kun and tkymgr for the idea) =
    = Idea for Tablet S from Fi01_IS01 =
    = (13.10.2012) v15 =
    ======================================================================

    Device type:
    1) Normal
    2) Special (for example: Sony Tablet S, Medion Lifetab)

    x) Unroot

    Make a choice: 1
    Checking if i should run in Normal Mode or special Sony Mode
    Please connect your device with USB-Debugging enabled now
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    .
    .

    Normal Mode enabled!
    .

    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Pushing busybox….
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Pushing su binary ….
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Pushing Superuser app
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Making busybox runable …
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    .
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Please look at your device and click RESTORE!
    If all is successful i will tell you, if not this shell will run forever.
    Running …
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Successful, going to reboot your device!
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Waiting for device to show up again….
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Going to copy files to it’s place
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    You can close all open command-prompts now!
    After reboot all is done! Have fun!
    Bin4ry
    Press any key to continue . . .

  10. sami says:

    pls upoad a video

  11. sami says:

    a message shows device offline pls upload video

  12. andrew says:

    How to upgrade android 4.0 to jelly bean in micromax a110

  13. Ramu says:

    Dear Alap,

    Please reply for the above problem.

    Ramu

  14. Ramu says:

    Dear Alap,

    Please reply for the above problem. AIm egarly waiting for your reply.

    Ramu

  15. mohammd ahnif says:

    thanks you very its much easy then ever
    but how about battery dranage ??????? remaind same or change

  16. Atshdeep says:

    after root there is not working sound in my phone mmx A110 canvas 2

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