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ROOT the Karbonn A15

5th December 2012, 02:02 PM |#1  
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OK got the Karbonn A15 yesterday dubbed as a Ninja Killer by some was able to root it today
here are the steps

the driver files are included on the phone internal card called pcdrivers.zip. you can connect the usb mount the internal usb storage and copy the file to your pc. if you face any problems you can download the file from here


1. Enable USB Debugging - Under SETTINGS - DEVELOPER OPTIONS
2. Install the drivers for the phone - copy drivers from your phone internal card or download from here
3. download "Android Root Unlock" from sourceforge.net and extract it to a folder on your harddisk
4. navigate to the above folder and run the batch file ICS_Root_Unlocker.bat
the batch file will reboot your phone a couple of times and will wait with a message "Press Any Key to continue"
IMP NOTE : if you pc is saying "PRESS ANY KEY" note if your phone is on or rebooting....
if it is Rebooting, wait for it to start before pressing a key
5. After a couple of boots the phone will be rooted
6. verify that the Root is complete by observing a "Superuser" shortcut in the application list

good luck
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6th December 2012, 03:40 AM |#2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ntstatic

OK got the Karbonn A15 yesterday dubbed as a Ninja Killer by some was able to root it today
here are the steps

the driver files are included on the phone internal card called pcdrivers.zip. you can connect the usb mount the internal usb storage and copy the file to your pc. if you face any problems you can download the file from here


1. Enable USB Debugging - Under SETTINGS - DEVELOPER OPTIONS
2. Install the drivers for the phone - copy drivers from your phone internal card or download from here
3. download "Android Root Unlock" from sourceforge.net and extract it to a folder on your harddisk
4. navigate to the above folder and run the batch file ICS_Root_Unlocker.bat
the batch file will reboot your phone a couple of times and will wait with a message "Press Any Key to continue"
IMP NOTE : if you pc is saying "PRESS ANY KEY" note if your phone is on or rebooting....
if it is Rebooting, wait for it to start before pressing a key
5. After a couple of boots the phone will be rooted
6. verify that the Root is complete by observing a "Superuser" shortcut in the application list

good luck

Can you provide details of this handset

PPI density etc etc
6th December 2012, 05:32 AM |#3  
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Wow, that was really fast dude !

Btw please upload the rooted stock Rom once CWM is ported for this, it's chipset May be compatible with A9

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Question JellyBean mods for Karbonn A15
I know this is too much to ask...since Cyanogen does not support S1 processors..still
any hopes of a JellyBean mods for Karbonn A15...?
6th December 2012, 05:56 AM |#5  
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Can you provide details of this handset

PPI density etc etc

check out http://mobiles.pricedekho.com/mobile...Specifications

which may not list the RAM etc
RAM=512
ROM=512 ?
INTERNAL=2.5 G ? (>2G will verify on my device later )
the above listing says FM =No however there is a preinstalled FM app so FM must be present - never use it so not checked - will check later
the G- Sensor is off by a lot on my piece - orientation works (can it be calibrated ?)
Display 4" @ 480x800

overall a very nice piece at Rs 5900
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6th December 2012, 05:59 AM |#6  
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Wow, that was really fast dude !

Btw please upload the rooted stock Rom once CWM is ported for this, it's chipset May be compatible with A9

Sent from my Fanta9stic using xda app-developers app

I'm a newbie at this thing - so will have to check how to dump the stock rom - can you people point me in the right direction which will save me a lot of googling - there must be an app somewheres ?? or do i have to connect to a pc ??
6th December 2012, 06:05 AM |#7  
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I know this is too much to ask...since Cyanogen does not support S1 processors..still
any hopes of a JellyBean mods for Karbonn A15...?

- as i said above i am very new to all this will have to study the whole thing a little - no expections for a custom rom from my side for quite some time

but the handset is very new in the market and rooting is the first step - i am sure people more knowledgable will provide some insight

overall Karbonn A15 seems a bargain ICS handset at this price.- no complaints so far....
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karbonn a15
hey congrats man you did it really fast.can you tell me how is battery backup of this phone i was thinking to buy.

and mentioning battery backup while using 2 sims.
6th December 2012, 08:53 AM |#9  
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about root android
I need to know is.
1. why root is so necessary?
2. is most of branded droids are rooted?
3. does it void warranty?


please reply
6th December 2012, 11:20 AM |#10  
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Can you provide details of this handset

PPI density etc etc

Karbonn A15

- Android 4.0.4
- ARMv7 processor rev 1 (v7l)
- Product: msm7627a
- Board: 7x27
- Cores: 1
- Max freq: 1008MHz Min freq: 122.88MHz
- Memory Total: ~385MB
- Kernel: 3.0.21
- 4" Display resolution: 480x800 (160x160 DPI)
- GPU: Adreno 200
- Sensors: 3-axis Acclerometer, proximity, light
- Multi-Touch points: 2
- Internal Storage: 581MB+2.57GB

Search on Youtube for a video review.
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