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.


  • 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

  1. Ravi

    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

  2. Ateeb

    Hi Admin,
    I want to update canvas hd to jelly bean 4.2.x
    is the flickering issue resolved or not.

    please do reply.

  3. sagar walke

    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

  4. Nishal Modi

    its not working on my canvas HD. error received “installation aborted” after selecting file from sd card.

    pls help

  5. Manjiri

    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??

  6. Arun

    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.

  7. Sushant

    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 !!!

  8. Anonymous

    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

  9. Muruganantham

    This rom suitable for celkon a97i? Please help me bro . …. thanks . .

  10. avinash umbardand

    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?

  11. Jafar Salim

    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.

    • Brahmnoor Singh Chawla


      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.

  12. Anonymous

    I 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.

  13. Ashwani Raina

    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.

  14. Ashwani Raina

    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.

  15. Anonymous

    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?

  16. Nielesh Bankar

    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.

    • Brahmnoor Singh Chawla

      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 !

  17. Harshul Sharma

    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 way
    Hi !

    Steps to Get Working Boot.img :
    1. Unpack Stock Boot.img using Kitchen
    2. Delete Boot.img-ramdisk Folder
    3. Download and Paste Boot.img-ramdisk Folder provided by me
    4. Repack Boot.img and it is Ready.

    You’ll have to use this kitchen :


    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

  18. Jerin Mathews

    Hi Brahmnoor,
    Thanks buddy, Have you tried JellyXperia rom ? 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


  19. Jerin Mathews

    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 advance

    • Brahmnoor Singh Chawla

      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.

  20. shridharan vk

    Steps to Get Working Boot.img :
    1. Unpack Stock Boot.img using Kitchen
    2. Delete Boot.img-ramdisk Folder
    3. Download and Paste Boot.img-ramdisk Folder provided by me
    4. Repack Boot.img and it is Ready.
    I am unable to do this.
    please guide me.
    thank you in advance

  21. Jern

    Good ROM. I have updated my Micromax Canvas HD A116 to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.


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