Update Micromax Canvas HD A116 To Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS Brahmnoor Singh May 28, 2013 Archive, Guides, Mobile 89 Comments After the huge success of Micromax Canvas 2, Micromax had launched the Micromax Canvas HD, that too was quite successful. And why not, it packed premium specifications, that at came only in high budget devices. When the Micromax Canvas HD was launched, it ran on Android Jelly Bean 4.1 OS, but folks over at XDA have ported Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS to Micromax Canvas HD. So here is a complete guide to update Micromax Canvas HD A116 to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Disclaimer : We at Tech Junction, do not take any responsibility if anything wrong happens to your device. If you follow the procedure correctly nothing would should go wrong. Rooting also voids your warranty as it is an unofficial ROM. The Micromax Canvas HD runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, and Micromax has been stubborn over releasing its kernel sources that are necessary to port any Android OS to any device. So porting Android 4.2 to Micromax Canvas HD was almost impossible till some time back. But, the guys at XDA-Forums had a splendid idea and they used the kernel sources of another device with same specs, and so it is now possible to upgrade Micromax Canvas HD to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Along with this update to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, you also get Samsung applications, and Samsung Galaxy S4 like looks. I am sure that this would have excited you and made you even more eager to update your Micromax Canvas HD to Android 4.2, so here is the guide. Requirements A rooted Micromax Canvas HD A116. Please ensure that the batter of your device is above 75%, so we don’t get sudden shut down during our process. Take full backup of your device. Backup data like SMS, contacts, and call logs, as these would be formatted during the process. Install the drivers of Micromax Canvas HD from the official Micromax website. Download SamHD ROM, that you will flash. Also download the Gapps and Ramdisk provided. ( Link ) Update Micromax Canvas HD To Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS Done all of the above, so let’s start and update Micromax Canvas HD to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Flash Boot.img using SP flash tools. Put every downloaded file into SD card. Boot into CWM recovery by pressing volume down and power button. Wipe data, do factory reset and wipe partition. From advance menu, clear dalvik cache. Go to mount and storage menu, and select format system. Select install from SD card, select file and then finally click yes. Select the SamHD ROM that you downloaded and select yes. After install, again select install from SD card, select file and then touch yes. Now select Gapps that you downloaded. Reboot your device. All done ! Enjoy Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS on Micromax Canvas HD A116 ! For any doubts or queries please comment below. 89 Responses Ravi November 16th, 2013 After rooting my canvas hd I am unable to play videos is it a kernel problem… . Plz give the link for kernel of canvas hd Reply Vish Vishal October 24th, 2013 Brahmnoor Singh Chawla Bro u r 2 good u have good knowledge about phones Reply Vish Vishal October 24th, 2013 Micromax hd a116 can be update in micromax service center. if u have guarantee it will be free of cost if not charger will apply near 250 rs U can contact me on Vishvishal007@gmail.com Reply Ateeb September 11th, 2013 Hi Admin, I want to update canvas hd to jelly bean 4.2.x is the flickering issue resolved or not. please do reply. Reply Rajesh Muniraju September 6th, 2013 Hi i need pin code to install internet setting Reply sagar walke August 27th, 2013 A solution to all those facing the WhatsApp problem by सागर वाळके > those who facing whatsapp issue in Micromax Canvas A92 Lite..plz go to..”settings>more>mobile networks>access point names> and select access point named INERNET” because android os not supported to WAP..wich usually default in every phones… Reply pradnya magar November 15th, 2013 Hey thanks a lott… it worked !! Reply Anonymous December 27th, 2013 धन्यवाद सागर Thanks a lot………. Reply Anonymous January 8th, 2014 Thank you so much sagar. It helped me a lot. Reply Allen January 8th, 2014 Thank you so much sagar. It helped me a lot. I was facing the same whatsapp problem on my canvas hd. Reply Nishal Modi August 24th, 2013 its not working on my canvas HD. error received “installation aborted” after selecting SamHDV3.2.zip file from sd card. pls help Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 24th, 2013 Can you please not use this guide, and instead go for the official update by the Micromax team, as that is more stable. Reply Anonymous July 17th, 2014 Same prob facing me .. plzz.tell me if u find solution. Reply Manjiri August 14th, 2013 I am having problem while downloading images and videos on whatsapp in micromax canvas lite a92.. can anybody please help me ??? What i have to do for downloading?? Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 14th, 2013 Try to factory reset. Reply Jhon July 28th, 2013 pls let me know any issue occurs after update canvas HD or it works fine? Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 29th, 2013 Hi ! It Works fine after the official update. Reply Arun July 26th, 2013 I want to know the pin code required for settings in mincromax a116. It is required when we want to insatll the settings recd for APN, MMS, internet. Reply Vish Vishal October 24th, 2013 Hi Bro the code is 1234 I have install with the same code Reply Sushant July 26th, 2013 hi bro, my Micromax HD is locked due to false pattern attempts. is it possible to restart my mobile without loosing my data, atleast my contacts,i.e phonebook. kindly help ASAP !!! Reply sanju BALA July 14th, 2013 Tankyou Reply Anonymous July 9th, 2013 i went to mmx service center in hyderanad they told me my phone chd is not supporting to android 4.2 they rolled back to 4.1 i enquired what would be the problem the person told it might be the chipset did anyone had this problem? and if you solved it please help me as well Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 14th, 2013 Nope. I didn’t have this issue. Reply Anonymous July 9th, 2013 What about the longevity of canvas hd? Reply Muruganantham July 7th, 2013 This rom suitable for celkon a97i? Please help me bro . …. thanks . . Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 7th, 2013 Hi ! Bro, I suggest you not to try it on any other device as it may brick and you will end up going to service center. Reply Sarthak Bhatia July 5th, 2013 i want to know on how to restore imei after custom installing this.. Reply Rajeev prakash July 5th, 2013 hi .. i cant root my canvas hd . i need ur help please give any suggestions… Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 5th, 2013 Hi ! Where are you experiencing the issue ? Reply Sarthak Bhatia July 5th, 2013 Reply kargthara manish July 4th, 2013 micromax a80 in work this samhd3.2 Reply avinash umbardand July 3rd, 2013 Hi Brahma noor…I am using Micromax HD A116..I installed CWM recovery and then rooted the phone too..everything is working fine except that I cannot access External SD Card in recovery mode..Did try many a tricks like even installing adb drivers and all..but no luck .. Can you help me regarding the same?Avinash Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 3rd, 2013 Hi ! Maybe, the system of the ROM has been corrupted. I suggest you to try to re flash it. Or else you might also get the official Android 4.2 update done. Reply Hari prasanth July 3rd, 2013 Hai,I am not able to transfer my apps from phone or internal sd card storage to external card storage help. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 3rd, 2013 Hi ! See this – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=41936872 Reply Jafar Salim July 2nd, 2013 Hi bramhnoor…. i have plan to buy a micromax canvas hd,and tell is it good to update on this phone to 4.2 jelly bean…is there any problem after updating ,please tell me. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 2nd, 2013 Hi, Its a great device, and if you buy it now, you will get inbuilt Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, as an official upgrade was announced last month. I suggest you to go for it. Reply Anonymous June 29th, 2013 HiI m not able to open what’s app nor we chat so can u help me with this… I have downloaded both BT not able to operate it. I hve micromax canvas HD mobile. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 30th, 2013 Try to factory reset it. Reply Ashwani Raina June 29th, 2013 And is there any hope that i can upgrade ram of my A110 canvas2. Its default ram is 512MB and i hope you have some thing for me surly like if i boot my phone from external storage or use external as my ram. Reply Ashwani Raina June 29th, 2013 HI I have A110 canvas 2 and upgrade to 4.1.1. Can i upgrade to 4.2 and how because my previous upgradation is from Micromax service center after that i was trying to root my phone but i did not get SUPERUSER access and from where i`ll get 4.2 os for my PHONE. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 29th, 2013 I till date the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean release for MMX A110 is not that stable. You can try to root your device by going to XDA and searching in the MMX A110 forums. Reply shercock June 25th, 2013 This ROM has flickering issue in gallery please check and fix Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 26th, 2013 Hi ! Please use the stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS ROM. Reply Anonymous June 24th, 2013 Hi Brahmnoor, I have a Micromax A116 HD , with android version 4.1.2, im facing issues with uploadind/downloading images/videos on whatsapp.. but no issues when i switch phones, it worls perfectly fine with other ohones, do you think OS upgrade would fix this issue? Reply ADEPU vikram June 28th, 2013 no Reply Arun Gautam June 22nd, 2013 How to back up canvas HD 116like pc suite or Samsung kies?? HELP NEEDED Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 22nd, 2013 Hi Arun ! Use any backup app in Google Play. Like SMS Backup and Call Logs Backup. Reply Nielesh Bankar June 16th, 2013 Hi Brahmnoor,I own a brand new Canvas HD A116.And wish to install Jelly BEan 4.2 I read all and studied everything.Understood the process of Updating and installation.But Failed to Understand, What is a rooting Process?Why is is needded ? And If I own a Latest Phone and just want to update then do i need to do rooting for my phone too? Please let me know. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 17th, 2013 Hi Nielesh ! If you own a brand new MMX Canvas HD, then I suggest you to get the official Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, by going to a Micromax Service Center. Rooting is the procedure to access the root of your device. It voids warranty. But getting an official upgrade won’t void warranty, and you will have a much more stable OS ! Reply ADEPU vikram June 28th, 2013 we can update after one year Reply Shubham Bhasin June 9th, 2013 Flash the official 4.2 canvas hd ROM, the colour reproduction and everything becomes fine. Then you can root it and do whatever you want.http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2312557http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWN5to-_UlM Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 9th, 2013 Hi Shubham ! Thanks a lot for your valuable comment and thanks for the link. Do also WIN A SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 by going here – http://www.techjunction.in/2013/06/giveaway-get-samsung-galaxy-s4-for-free.html Reply Anand Mamuni June 6th, 2013 I can root without using computer Reply Anand Mamuni June 6th, 2013 Hey help me how to root canvas HD Reply Jerin Mathews June 4th, 2013 Hi Brahmnoor, Can you please provide the link for this to download..ThanksJerin Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 4th, 2013 Hi Jerin ! Here is the link – http://d-h.st/5Gy Reply Harshul Sharma June 4th, 2013 hey isn’t there any way by which only jelly bean 4.2.1 will be installed not the sam hd rom v2 and friend i m getting confused in this wayHi ! Steps to Get Working Boot.img :1. Unpack Stock Boot.img using Kitchen2. Delete Boot.img-ramdisk Folder3. Download and Paste Boot.img-ramdisk Folder provided by me4. Repack Boot.img and it is Ready. You’ll have to use this kitchen : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=633246 Reply And please from where i will get this stock boot.img and how to use this kitchen, one code is given there how to use it Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 4th, 2013 Hi ! I recommend against updating, instead go for the official update. Please see this post http://www.techjunction.in/2013/06/micromax-a116-canvas-hd-gets-official.html Reply Harshul Sharma June 4th, 2013 This comment has been removed by the author. Reply Harshul Sharma June 4th, 2013 and if i will install samhd then jelly bean 4.2.1 will be installed Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 4th, 2013 Hi ! Yes, you would, but it would be better to get your Micromax the official Android 4.2 update that was announced yesterday. Reply Aditya June 4th, 2013 I will now be updating my phone , thanks. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 4th, 2013 Welcome. Reply Harshul Sharma June 4th, 2013 hey from where i will get this stock boot.img and how to use this kitchen one code is given there how to use it Reply Harshul Sharma June 3rd, 2013 hey bro how to Flash Boot.img using SP flash tools. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 3rd, 2013 Hi ! Steps to Get Working Boot.img :1. Unpack Stock Boot.img using Kitchen2. Delete Boot.img-ramdisk Folder3. Download and Paste Boot.img-ramdisk Folder provided by me4. Repack Boot.img and it is Ready. You’ll have to use this kitchen : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=633246 Reply Jerin Mathews June 2nd, 2013 Hi Brahmnoor,Thanks buddy, Have you tried JellyXperia rom ?..how good the jellysmart compare with the one comes with Canvas HD from the stores..any major advantages..and if you tried jelly xperia then can you just compare these 2 Thanks Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 3rd, 2013 Hi Jerin ! Can you please excuse me, because I will not be able to test it currently, as I am on holidays, I will do the comparison when I came back. Sorry ! Reply Jerin Mathews June 3rd, 2013 Hi, Its ok Brahmnoor, once you back you can check it and update me.Thanks Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 3rd, 2013 Thanks bro for supporting me. Reply Jerin Mathews June 2nd, 2013 Oo then its fine, any other good ROM for HD which is good and working all stuffs. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 2nd, 2013 Hi Jerin ! This ROM seems to work well for me – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2168126 Reply Jerin Mathews June 2nd, 2013 Hi Brahmnoor, i bought Micromax HD. so now i am planning to update with this ROM,so have you tried with this ROM in Canvas HD ?, any issues found ?..and for this what is the boot.img change ?.. for other rooms i didn see a step like this.. can you please explain what exactly this is.Thanks in advanceJerin Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 2nd, 2013 Hi Jerin ! This ROM currently is a bit unstable. I suggest you to wait a bit before updating. Main issues with it is less battery life and some lags. So if you wait it would be better. Reply Srivatsa June 1st, 2013 after doing this will we able to move the apps to external sd card? Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 3rd, 2013 Hi ! Yes you would be able to. Reply shridharan vk May 31st, 2013 Steps to Get Working Boot.img :1. Unpack Stock Boot.img using Kitchen2. Delete Boot.img-ramdisk Folder3. Download and Paste Boot.img-ramdisk Folder provided by me4. Repack Boot.img and it is Ready.I am unable to do this.please guide me.thank you in advance Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla May 31st, 2013 Hi ! You’ll have to use this kitchen : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=633246 Reply Jern May 30th, 2013 Good ROM. I have updated my Micromax Canvas HD A116 to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Reply ADEPU vikram June 28th, 2013 its working perfectly on 4.2 jelly bean Reply androios May 30th, 2013 Even I am using this rom for now. And working well without any problem. 😉 Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla May 30th, 2013 Hi ! Thanks for your feedback. Reply MOHAMED IRFAN June 3rd, 2013 whether multi window works in your canvas hd Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 3rd, 2013 Hi ! No multi window doesn’t work. Reply sumit July 2nd, 2013 How to root micromax a116. Please suggest Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 2nd, 2013 Hi Sumit, please see this – http://www.techjunction.in/2013/02/micromax-canvas-hd-root-guide.html Reply Dr. Durgesh Anokar July 3rd, 2013 Excellent my mobile works very well. Thanks Brshmnoor. But there is problem after switch off to restart it takes time and sometimes re pressing switch is needed Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 3rd, 2013 Hi ! Sorry, but it seems to be a hardware related problem to me. Anyway thanks for your feedback. 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