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All About Rooting And Tweaking.

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3rd August 2014, 08:15 PM   |  #1  
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This thread will hold all questions about Rooting of Canvas 4.
Required Softwares that any canvas4 owner should have
canvas4 drivers- Download

new drivers32 bit - Download

64 bit-Download

flash tools - https://www.dropbox.com/s/8rlvzjcovxo7fgl/SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1304.0.zip"]Download[/URL]

new drivers32 bit -Download

64 bit- Download

Motochopper -
link 1 - Motochopper Root Tool

link2 Alternate Link

supersu.zip - Click here

CWM RECOVERY(SP tools flashable)- Click here

RECOVERY(Mobile Uncle Image)-extract the cwm sp flash recovery and use same recovery.img


CANVAS4 stock recovery- Click Here
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TUTORIALS **installing xposed frameworks and gravitybox
All About Xposed

Rooting Canvas 4 A210 : (By V.K.A)
A Simple Youtube Video
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Installing CWM recovery

THROUGH SP FLASH TOOLS
Install the canvas4 drivers
Download and install SP flash tools to your PC also download and extract the Flashable CWM
Open Flash_tool.exe
Click Scatter-loading
Select MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt (for Canvas 4) found in extracted CWM
Click Download button or press F9
Shutdown your Canvas 4 and connect it with Micro USB to PC running the Flash Tool
See it flashing before your eyes and wait for a green circle to show up on your PC to indicate successful flashing.
Restart phone and Done!
THROUGH MOBILE UNCLE TOOLS(requires root...chk rooting procedure below)
download mobile uncle CWM..extract it and transfer RECOVERY.img to your phone's sd card
download mobile uncle toolkit from playstore and open it
select "update recovery" option and select the recovery.img file in your SD card
restart phone and done!
Rooting Canvas4

USING EXPLOIT:
using an exploit means using an available loophole in the firmware to root...this is done automatically by softwares like MOTOCHOPPER and FRAMAROOT

MOTOCHOPPER
Download MOTOCHOPPER and extract it to a folder in your PC
connect your phone to PC via USB cable
open the folder containing motochopper and start run.bat
a command prompt window will open...just follow onscreen steps
your mobile will reboot in some time....and DONE!!
FRAMAROOT(easiest method to root)
download framaroot app from the xda link given above
install framaroot and start the app
follow onscreen instructions
reboot phone done!NOTE: ROOTING WORKS WITH FRAMAROOT VERSION 1.5 and abv
WITHOUT USING EXPLOIT: this method doesnt use a loophole but forces the root on your device...which means this method is always successful...however you need CWM installed for this method...which can be easily installed using SP flash tools(see above)

FLASHING SUPERSU
install CWM by using the method of SP flash tool
download supersu.zip from above links transfer it to your SD card
boot into recovery using mobile uncle(just select boot into recovery option from the app) OR power off phone...turn it back on while holding both the volume keys along with the power key to boot into recovery
select "install zip from sdcard" "choose zip from sd card"
select supersu.zip and select select yes
reboot phone from the recovery main menu...DONE you are rooted!
Flashing a ROM

Through CWM Recovery
download the rom you want to download from the ROM list given below and transfer the zip file to sdcard
boot into recovery
wipe cache partition
wipe data/factory reset
advanced->clear dalvik cache
mounts and storage->format /system
select "install zip from sdcard"...."choose zip from sdcard" and select the zip file of the rom you just copied
after flashing finishes, reboot phone...the first booth after flashing every rom takes a long time...wait patiently....DONE...enjoy your new ROM!
THROUGH SP FLASH TOOL
same procedure as flashing CWM....just replace CWM with the downloaded SP FLASHABLE ROM


4> Unrooting Canvas4*
open supersu app in your app drawer
goto SETTINGS tab
select full unroot
restart phone and done
*just unrooting your phone wont put it back into warranty...you need to get it to absolute stock factory level to claim any warranty so BEFORE unrooting the phone
just flash the stock rom using SP flash tools from given link


##### Another mention: taking backup of your ROM using CWM

this can be important as if you mess up while using a custom rom or you end up in a soft brick..you can recover using the backup of your ROMi advise that after installing CWM you should first make a backup of your STOCK ROM so that you can have access ti full stock unroot anytime(just restore the stock back up and unroot using supersu...easy isnt it!! no need of dwlding any stock rom)to make backup

boot into CWM recovery
goto backup and restore
create backup->yes
reboot...done!the backup files are stored in internal memory/clockwork folderkeep a copy of this folder in your PC at all times for any emergency that may arise in future(make sure you delete this folder while sending the phone for servicing under warranty)
to restore the backup
boot into recovery
select backup and restore
select restore->date if the recovery
reboot done!

MODS AND TWEAKSPERFORMANCE TWEAKS!

1>pure performace x stock- https://www.dropbox.com/s/udvv4527gc..._Stock.1.4.zip

2>supremacy script v3 -installer - https://www.dropbox.com/s/srmdrleri9...macyScript.zip

uninstaller(if the script creates bootloop flash this) - https://www.dropbox.com/s/45idxt4ms6fo8we/V3--ScriptUninstaller.zip3>

viper for android(audio tweak) -http://www.mediafire.com/download/cz6l67mk81zsyq4/ViPER4Android_FX_v2330.zip

TWEAKS:

1>X-reality engine-Download
2>Xposed frameworks- Download
3.Xposed Revert Patch- Download

I will simplify this thread in future. I know its bit complicated but will help you and me also cause getting too many messages asking for this.
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Answer To All Your Questions About Rooting.

WILL ROOTING VOID MY WARRANTY? -yes it will
I CANNOT NAVIGATE THROUGH CWM RECOVERY? -use volume up and down keys to navigate and the power key to select
I lost/forgot my phone's pin/password/pattern -wipe data/factory from CWM if not rooted or CWM not installed...just boot into the stock recovery using the power and volume keys and wipe data from there....the volume keys are used for navigation and the OPTIONs soft capacitive key is for select.....
camera quality sux -install a third party camera...preferably LG camera or lenovo supercam
how to swap memory cards? -follow this tutorial here by cursed4eva http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSKW2l87Jy8or flash the swapper.zip from conditionzero rom
which driver to choose in viper?-the one with neon and cortex9
how to enable gravitybox and xposed-follow these steps1>install xposed frameworks and gravitybox from provided links2>open xposed frameworks and goto frameworks tab....click on install framework3>now goto modules tab in xposed frameworks...and tick gravitybox4>reboot phone......done!
8. how to swap and unswap memory cards? - use this to swap - https://www.dropbox.com/s/x41q1l5d415fcz6/swapper.zip -to unswap - https://www.dropbox.com/s/u7yj24jvdflleef/unswapper.zip

8>wallpapers for canvas 4here is a collection from various users of canvas4....hope you can add up to this collectionhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.232134836961025&type=1

WHAT IS ROOTING???(credits to Amit Taksali sir for this info)


ROOTING : WHAT IS IT?
The act of rooting is similar to yourself giving administrator privileges( as in your windows OS).
You gain access to root directory in system partition. In other words you gain total control on your device.
You may be familiar with Windows OS on your PC, so with windows or linux OS you have got guest user and an administrator. On your android device that you get out of the box the android OS comes only with guest user privileges and all the restrictions of it.
To gain access to administrator privileges and access system folder on your android device you need to root and this act is called ROOTING.
WHY TO ROOT?
If you dont have any other reason to root you should do it for the power of back ups. Tf something goes wrong with your device we normally do a factory-reset and will loose all our data and apps.
Setting-up your device again would be painstakingly boring and repetitive. Today we have various forms of back-ups that help us to restore our device as it was working perfectly before(for ex: an app named TITNIUM BACKUP gives you complete control on your apps).
After rooting flashing a custom recovery will help us a lot to make an nandroid backup of the complete ROM. The major benefit of flashing custom recovery is when flashing custom roms ad other customizations to our current rom. We can make an nandroid backup so that if something goes wrong , all we have to do is restore the nandroid backup and we still have a working device as it was before. We can also remove unwanted bloatware(pre-installed system apps) from our device and free up some space for other usefull apps.
Custom roms and custom recovery are more popular reasons for rooting. The best part of custom roms is that it can breath a new life to your ageing device and also boost the performance. Overclocking your cpu to get max performance can be done by rooting. If your burning through your battery you can undervolt the kernel and underclock the processor, to increase the battery life at the cost of performance.
There are tons of applications that requires root access such as TITANIUM BACKUP, ROOT EXPLORER, WIFI KILL, AD-FREE etc which comes with lots of power.

Now we may wonder why does the manufacturer holds back root access????????????
Most android users are influenced by the software or the user interface(UI) that the manufacturer applies on top of the vanilla android or pure android. Take an example of galaxy s3 and s4.
The manufacturer will provide the latest version of android on their latest device(s4) rather than an older device(s3). They may also hold back an update for older s3. By rooting we can get latest android through custom roms on our older devices(s3) which may attract the customers to buy cheaper s3 than s4. The manufacturers do not want to loose these customers and that is why they hold back root access.

By rooting our device we can also get the latest updates to our device before the manufacturer provides it officially. Sometimes the manufacturer stops updates for older devices as google did for galaxy nexus. But there are many custom roms that have provided the latest kitkat to those devices.
Here we have a huge benefit that the developers of custom roms are not held by any restrictions like the device manufacturers.
For example samsung can never provide you with beats audio or bravia engine to your samsung devices, but we can enjoy the awesome beats audio as well as bravia engine using custom roms.
They will provide you with custom roms that will give these special effects on your device.



WHAT ABOUT WARRANTY AND HARD BRICKS???
Most of the people are hindering to root their device because of damage to warranty. This is not an issue at all as you can completely UNROOT your device back to stock and send ot for warranty without any issues. Personall I have sent my canvas hd without any issues any problems and got it repaired many times .

Speaking about breaking your device, the chances are pretty slim. It mostly happens only when we dont follow correct instructions while flashing roms or playing with the root access. I the chances of bricking device are less than 0.1% once again if you get stuck on bootloop or something like that there are lots of developers on XDA and other forums who will help you to come out of these problems and restore your device to working coditions.

At the end of the day its your money, you have paid for it. When you cant take a PC with only guest user access then why take it with android. Use yor device completely and explore the complete power of android.

HAPPY ROOTING.
CUSTOM ROMScustom roms are modded systems/OS that are made for our device....these can improve our device's performance or looks.....different custom roms have different features...some are faster while some bring another device's UI to our device...advantages of custom rom-renews the cell if you are bored with the old softwares-in case of canvas4...some games dont work on the stock rom...so a custom rom comes in handy if you are a gamerdisadvantages-not all custom roms are perfect...there are certain bugs present in each...
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Wow consolidated guide for rooting Great work @NeroD

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Wow consolidated guide for rooting Great work @NeroD

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Thanx.. Will add a rom list soon.
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script uninstaller link not working.

also, which performance script gives a better effect - supremacy or pure performance
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! #Nihar Grt Work.... really appreciate that men....
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CWM Link
Bro the link for CWM is not working...update it
n could tell me if the CWM recovery by masterawesome works or not? for me it always gets stuck on backing up boot image
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Prompt IF THat is the case !
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Bro the link for CWM is not working...update it
n could tell me if the CWM recovery by masterawesome works or not? for me it always gets stuck on backing up boot image

use only the working cwm
as master awesome's recovery is not complete yet i believe (don't know about others )
although i have been able to use it to backup ROM's but
can't say why not your and if you want to tell this to master awesome post a logcat mentioning him (master awesome ) in comments !
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Thumbs up Nice work
Well done, very informative!

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