Root, CWM recovery and Custom ROMs for the Micromax A110
This post is dedicated to the Micromax A110 owners who want to customize their phone, in addition to rooting it to the max. Here is a Root, CWM recovery and guide to Micromax A110 custom ROMs.
Source for Micromax A110: All Things Root
These is a master thread on XDA Developers Forum which is the source for all information (regarding customization). We will use that as reference and make this post.
First up, you have the guide on How to ROOT your Micromax A110, following which there will be CWM (Clockwordmod) Recovery and then the Custom ROM links.
Note: Keep checking out the Gallery Images with proper caption to aid in your tasks.
ROOT your Micromax A110
- Download ROOT WITH RESTORE by Bin4ry
- Download drivers for your device using PDANet (ADB drivers)
- Enable USB Debugging on your phone (in SETTINGS).
- Connect device in “Media Device” mode (and not the usual USB Storage mode). This is done after connecting the phone to the PC.
- Click on “RunMe.bat”
- Follow on screen instructions.
This entire process should take you less 10 minutes to complete. After successfully completing the same, the device will now have root access. Congratulations.
Install CWM Recovery on your Micromax A110
Following instructions in this guide, you will have successfully replaced the stock Recovery on your phone with the Clockworkmod Recovery.
- Download CWM Recovery
- Rename file to “recovery.img” and transfer to your SD card.
- Download Mobileuncle MTK Tools from Google Play Store.
- Use “Recovery Update” and select the previously transferred “recovery.img”
- CWM Recovery will be installed on your Micromax A110.
- To boot into CWM Recovery, Switch off Phone and then press “Vol Up + Vol Down + Power Button” till LED blinks Green.
Take a backup of your ROM by backing up to SD card so that you can restore it later whenever you require it (backs up everything!).
If you ever feel like getting rid of CWM recovery, you can follow the same steps and simply flash the stock recovery.img instead.
Flashing Micromax A110 to Stock ROM
Before anything else, you must know how to get back to the Stock A110 ROM in case anything goes wrong with the Custom ROM flashing, or if you just want to go back to the original ROM and get a good-as-new.
Micromax A110 V2 ROM
- GPS Bug Fixed
- WiFi Disconnection Fixed
- Internal Storage for apps increased to 1.5 GB
- Internal SD card size reduced from 2 GB to 1 GB (to increase apps storage)
- Dial Pad issue fixed
- M! Zone and M! Live are pre-installed now
- Apps can be moved to external SD card even without root now
Now, moving on to flashing the Micromax A110 stock ROM. We are assuming that you are following this GUIDE POST right from the beginning, that you have already installed ADB drivers for your phone (PDANet) and then you must follow the guide carefully.
- Download Micromax A110 V2 ROM (linked above). Move ROM to SD card.
- Follow THIS PICTORIAL GUIDE thanks to DROIDISER (the guide is by MICROMAX themselves). They have done an amazing job compiling this guide.
- Enjoy Stock ICS V2 ROM on your Micromax A110. Remember, you will have to root the device again now.
Note – This guide assumes that the phone is on STOCK RECOVERY.
Custom ROMs for your Micromax A110
Time to guide you to the various custom ROMs available for the Micromax A110, one by one. There are only a handful at the moment.
These custom ROMs have features such as Google Now, pre-root, Xperia Launcher or Galaxy S3 Launcher, Beats or XLoud audio, Sony’s Bravia Engine and many more features. (in addition to be zipaligned and deodexed).
How to Install a Custom ROM on your Micromax A100
So you download the Custom ROM. You want to install it. Here’s how. Again we are assuming that you have followed all instructions on this post in order already.
- Transfer ROM .zip to SD card.
- Boot to CWM Recovery.
- Make a full Nandroid Backup if you already haven’t.
- Install SD card from ZIP. And choose the ROM.zip file.
- Go to Advanced and Wipe Dalvik Cache.
- Reboot. Enjoy!
With that, we conclude with the Micromax A110 All Things Guide.
Preetam Nath actively follows mobile technology. He has been following computer hardware keenly since 2007, only to start digging more into mobiles ever since the smartphone revolution. Studying his Engineering at MIT Manipal, Preetam devotes most of his time to update himself with the latest happenings in the technology sphere.
31 December, 2012