How To Root Micromax Canvas HD & Install CWM Recovery

This is the tutorial which explains how to root Micromax Canvas HD and install the ClockworkMod recovery on the same device. So, if you are looking for the same; then follow this tutorial.

Rooting your Micromax Canvas HD A-116 allows you to break all the limitations and barriers of your stock ROM. It further allows you to install the custom ROMs which you want to enjoy. By rooting, you can also access the apps which requires the root permission.

Micromax Canvas HD

Although the rooting procedure comes with many advantages, it will void your device warranty. So, in case if you want to get them back at any situation, then unroot your device. That’s it!

Now, lets see how to root the Micromax Canvas HD A-116 smartphone. Before start with the actual procedure don’t forget to follow the given below pre-requisites as it is much more important for successful rooting. Also keep in mind that the given below procedure is applicable one and only for Micromax Canvas HD A-116 smartphone so don’t try to follow this on any other model because it will damage your device. So, be aware of that.

Disclaimer : Follow the given below procedure at your own risk. We would not be held responsible if any thing goes wrong on your phone.


1.Backup all your internal stuffs and data’s which was available on your phone with the help of backup applications.

2.Next install the Micromax USB driver on your PC. It is essential to connect your phone and the computer.

3.Then enable the USB Debugging mode from development section (you will get it after you connect the device and PC). If you are not getting this option don’t panic just continue as such.

4.Finally, check the battery percentage level of your Micromax Canvas HD A116 and if it is less than 75% let them to charge fully.

Procedure to install CWM recovery on Micromax Canvas HD A116:

1.First download the given below files from here to your computer.
Sp Flash tool
Clockworkmod recovery
MT6589 android scatter emmc.txt

2.So, once you downloaded the above mentioned files; just extract the Sp flash file and then execute Flash Tool.exe.

Smartphone flash tool

3.After that click the scatter loading button in the smart phone flash tool window and then choose the MTK android scatter emmc.txt file.

4.Now, several entries will appear on the smartphone flash tool ignore everyone and select only the recovery option.

Smartphone flash tool-1

5.Click the Recovery button on the smartphone flash tool window and then locate the recovery.img you have already downloaded.

6.Next go to the flash tools and click the USB mode and make sure it is enabled.

7.Next go to the options> DA download all> Speed> Force to High Speed.

8.Remove the SIM and battery from your phone and click the download button on the smartphone flash tool window. Just ignore all the warnings and tap the YES button.

9.Now, insert the battery and connect your Micromax Canvas HD A116 to the computer using USB cable while holding the Volume Up key. The flashing process will begin.
[alert style=”green”] Interrupting the process can lead to bricking your phone.[/alert].

10.One the process is finished you will see a green ring on your smartphone. It implies the process was successfully finished.

11.Next reboot your phone into the recovery mode. For this, you need to press and hold the Volume up and down button and Power button

12.Select the recovery mode on the next screen and you should see CWM recovery on your Micromax Canvas A116 HD.

Procedure to root CWM recovery on Micromax Canvas HD A116:

1.First download the SU Package and SU BIN.

2.Once you downloaded the file just copy them to your SD card.

3.Next boot your phone into the recovery mode by pressing and holding the Volume up button down button and power button.

4.While in Clockworkmod recovery select “Wipe data/factory reset > Wipe Cache partition”. After that go to the advanced option and select “Wipe Dalvik Cache” option.

5.Now come back to the main menu and select the option “install zip from SD card” and then select the Superuser 3.1.3 package by scroll down the button. And also install the SU Bin zip file.

6.Once the installation of both these files were finished reboot your phone.

That’s it! Now, you have successfully rooted your Micromax Canvas HD A116 smartphone. Now if you open your app drawer you can see the Superuser app. It indicates your phone was successfully rooted. Alternatively you can download the “Root Checker” app from Google Play Store and confirm the same.

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  1. sir,I did all you have described,but the point at when the time goes around 4 seconds and the first red stripe is completed at 100%,the tool showsthat the platform is incostint.what to do?

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