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Micromax A110 Canvas 2: All Things Thread

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Hola Guys!
Guides for Micromax A110:
Important: If the steps given in the guide sound a bit strange (I bet they are, for newbies), click the Title to get to a full explained guide. Experienced folks will have no problems the steps given here itself.

Posting too many links to one's blog is considered unethical. So, I decided to create an index of all the guides for Canvas 2 on Droidiser.
  • Root and install Jelly Bean on Micromax A110: Easier Method (Thanks Paplu3)
    • Download this file and copy it to your sd card.
    • Wipe Data/Factory reset and go to Advanced and wipe dalvik cache.
    • Boot into clockworkmod and flash the file by going to Install zip from sdcard.
    • Reboot.
  • How to Update Micromax A110 to Cynus T2's Jelly Bean
    • Download Cynus T2 JB ROM and transfer to your sd cared.
    • If you don't have stock recovery on your mobile, download this and flash it via MobileUncle MTK Tools.
    • Boot into your recovery and select Apply update from sdcard.
    • Reboot.
    • Flash Modem.img. To do this, go to /system/etc/firmware and paste this file. Change permissions to rw-r--r-- and reboot.
  • After updating to Jelly Bean, how to install CWM recovery and ROOT it
    • Download cwm recovery image. Renmae this file to recovery.img, if it isn't already named so.
    • In Flash Tools, click Scatter-loading button and locate the file named MT6577_Android_scatter_emmc.txt
    • Uncheck all options except recovery.
    • Remove battery from your phone and connect it to pc. Hit download button in Flash tool.
    • When completed, remove your phone and reboot. Copy the SU binaries to your sd card.
    • Flash via CWM recovery.
  • Improve Camera Quality on JB
  • List of Custom ROMs for Micromax A110 based on Jelly Bean
    • This is a list of some good custom roms for the A110.
  • Should you buy a smartphone from a local brand like Micromax A110
    • My views on whether one should buy from local brands like Micromax, Karbonn, Spice etc. Targeted on those who are looking to buy adevice in the near future.
  • Flash Cynus T2's ICS rom On A110
    • Download Cynus T2 ICS ROM and copy to your sd card.
    • Flash stock recovery if you have clockworkmod recovery.
    • Reboot into recovery and flash the rom.
  • Update Micromax A110 to stock rom v2
  • GPS fix for Micromax A110 (ICS)
    • Copy gps.conf file to /system/etc/ on your device and overwrite the old file.
  • Swap External and Internal sdcard
  • Flash Clockworkmod recovery on A110 (on ics)
  • Root Micromax A110 (on ics)
    • Download bin4ry's rooting tool.
    • Extract it, connect your phone and run RunMe.bat file.
    • Follow instructions as stated.
  • Install drivers for Micromax A110 (on ics)
    • Download pdanet.
    • Connect your mobile when it asks.
  • Booting in to clockworkmod Recovery:
    • Press Power + Volume Up + Volume Down when your A110 is switched off.

If you want something to be added to the OP of this thread, mail me at gauravsgahlyan[at]gmail[dot]com, I prefer mail over private messages on xda.
4 Guides towards a better A110
 


Stock ROM of MMX A110:
Mirror 1 [hosted at devhost]
Mirror 2 [hosted at google drive] thx vijetaverma

Stock ROM V2 CWM Backup Thx Vijetaverma, you are a dude!
Stock ROM v2 Thx Vijetaverma (again!)
 
Release Notes for stock rom v2:
1. M! Zone+ and M! Live(http://mimicromax.com) applications are integrated.
2. Browser homepage is replaced with http://mimicromax.com
3. Dialpad issue fixed.
4. SD card memory changed from 2GB to 1GB. This 1GB added to internal storage for apps installation.
5. Flash Intensity Increased

Custom ROMs For Micromax A110 (ICS Based):
 

Radeon ROM by acervenky, original thread
Features:
 
  • Xperia Launcher With Preferences
  • Google Play Music With Sound Enhancements(Including 3D Audio)
  • Smoothness Tweaks
  • Improved Battery Life
  • Based On Stock ICS
  • Google Now Included
  • Gmail app from Android 4.2(With Pinch To Zoom In)
  • Build.prop Tweaks
  • CM9 File Manager With Themes

IndiAnDroid ROM by subtrix
Features:
 
  • Pre-Rooted
  • Busy Box
  • Zip Aligned at every run
  • Support for init.d scripts
  • Removed few MMX stock Apps ( Will be creating an update.zip containing template script that one can use to remove any stock app.)
  • Added following apps to system. I prefer having these apps always available and running as part of the system apps. Feel free to remove any app that you deem unnecessary as part of your system files.

JMP Xtream ROM by jigarpattani
Features:
 
  • Get Now Up To 60 FPS Direct ( Fully GPU & CPU Utilization )
  • Samsung™ Galaxy S3 Touch Wiz Launcher As Default
  • Samsung Ringtone,Notification Tone,System Tone
  • WiFi Direct & TV Out Available Now
  • 12 MP Camera Result Improvement
  • Sony™ New Bravia 2 Engine for better image display
  • Beats™ Audio Default Enabled
  • Faster And Smoother
  • Pre-Rooted
  • Daily Cron Jobs
  • Reboot Option Added in Power Menu
  • Fully Dodexed and Zipaligned
  • Performance Tweaks
  • Sound Enhanced (Call & Little Music)
  • Ad Free Mobile By Default ( No Need Extra Application )
  • All in one Backup App (Sms,Contact,Application,Call Log,Bookmark,Calendar)
  • GPS Issue Fixed
  • New Boot Logo & Boot Animation
  • New Inbuilt Gemini Memory Cleaner Widget
  • Application Can Move To External SD Card Now.
  • Butter Project Included
  • V6 Super Charger
  • init.d Added

DrBhokali ROM by mujahidali
Features:
 
  • Pre-Rooted
  • GPS Lock fix
  • Low Sound Output issue fix
  • Low WIFI signal issue fix
  • Baseband version V5.P2
  • Google Now
  • Improved Battery Life
  • Dodexed and zipaligned
  • Sony Xperia S SWIPE Keyboard
  • Samsung S3 TouchWiz Launcher
  • Beat Audio + Awsome Beats
  • Bravia Engine for better image display
  • Loopy Smoothness
  • build.prop Tweaks
  • Boltware/junk apps removed
  • init.d script support
  • Nexus one bootanimation

Dzire ROM: Features:
 
  • Rooted
  • Sony™ Bravia Engine
  • Baseband version V5.P2
  • Improved Battery Life
  • Xperia Music Player with Visualizer
  • Deodexed and zipaligned
  • Xperia X-Loud™
  • Performance Tweaks
  • Boltware/Junk apps removed
  • init.d script support
  • Sound Enhanced
  • FaceLock Installed
  • Ad Free Android Application
  • Beautiful Live Clock™ Wallpaper Inbuilt
  • All in one Backup App
  • Bootanimation and Shutdown Animation Changed
  • Boot Logo Changed

Lewa based ROM: Features:
Based on Lewa OS which is based on Android OS :P


Custom ROMs for Micromax A110 (Jelly Bean Based)
If you want to flash something to your mtk device using odin, Here is a nice guide to help you out. Thanks c_anuraag for this finding.
Join the Facebook Group for MMX A110.
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Drivers: these are the official drivers provided by Micromax.
Here are some specs:
 
  • 5 Inch IPS capacitive screen with 480x854 resolution, 16.8 million colors, ~196 ppi density and 0.1296 mm dot pitch (Don't know what dot pitch means), 5 point multitouch
  • 1 GHz Dual Core processor, Mediatek MT6577 chipset*
  • 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and autofocus
  • Android v4.0.4, Dual SIM
  • Bluetooth v3.0
  • 2000 mAH battery which provides upto 5 hours of talktime and 180 hours of standby*
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • 2 GB internal Memory*
  • All basic connectivity options like 3G, wifi, GPRS, usb, hotspot etc.
  • 512 MB of RAM*
  • Stuff you will get with the device: User Guide, Warranty Card, USB cable, battery, charger and handsfree


Come on MMX A110 owners, let's start some serious development on this phone !!!
I shall try my best to keep the O.P. updated.

Sign this Petition to try to persuade Micromax to arrange Kernel source for their device and release them for further development of the phones.


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Cool Jelly Bean stuff for Canvas 2

None of the ROMs would work on any other phones except Micromax A110 (and its clones), don't try these on your device otherwise you risk bricking your device

Jelly Bean Based ROMs:

Official JB Stock ROM: FTP Link DevHost Link CWM Flashable Zip (thanks paplu3)

JMP ROM

Suvi ROM

Megamax ROM

WCK.JB_Infinity

Lewa OS JB Based

eGuruDev ROM

Ulefone Star ROM

MMXZJB ROM (Xperia Z Styled)

Dr. Bhokali ROM

Jelly Dream ROM

SEMI ROM


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ICS Based ROMs

Official ICS Stock ROM v2: FTP Link, DevHost Link

MIUI ROM

Lewa OS Rom

IndiAndroid ROM

Radeon ROM

CreamDream ROM

Dr. Bhokali ROM v2

BizuGO Baidu OS ROM

DZire ROM

JMP ROM

I shall be adding more stuff really shortly.


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I ordered my A110 yesterday and is waiting for delivery..And looking forward for reviews and development..
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Good work by the original poster!! keep it up.

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Hi Droidiser!

Nice to see you here too!!

My phone is in transit. My next post would be after rooting the same!! Of course if no one comes out with a proven "Rooting Tutorial" before that!!
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Hi Droidiser!

Nice to see you here too!!

My phone is in transit. My next post would be after rooting the same!! Of course if no one comes out with a proven "Rooting Tutorial" before that!!
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How many devices do you have, dude? Lol.
Btw, would feature your tutorial on my blog and op again.


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Default hookup

Just recieved the phone 2 hrs back, initial impressions are good.
Screen is a huge improvment over micromax a100.gpu scores in antutu is only 790!!(A100 had higher scores.)
however Hookup application is not getting activated..please help guys!
 
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Just recieved the phone 2 hrs back, initial impressions are good.
Screen is a huge improvment over micromax a100.gpu scores in antutu is only 790!!(A100 had higher scores.)
however Hookup application is not getting activated..please help guys!
Please post snapshots of various benchmark tests.
And I don't think hookup is something different or better than other such apps like whatsapp. Btw, why isn't it activating? Is your phone connected to data? ops:


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How many devices do you have, dude? Lol.
Btw, would feature your tutorial on my blog and op again.
Hi Friends!
Successfully rooted my device using "Root with Restore by bin4ry" method.
Once connected with PC, the drivers get installed automatically. No need to search or run around for the same.
Then follow bin4ry method and have your phone rooted!!
Of course at your own risk.

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