How to root and unroot Micromax A116 Canvas HD Phablet

Do you want to know about rooting and how to root and unroot Micromax A116 Canvas HD Phablet or any other Android smart device? Read out the article and get known of what is rooting, why to root and some simple ways to root and unroot Canvas HD or other Android devices.


The simplest definition of rooting of one's device is gaining of pickup rights and advocate permissions for Android software. Rooting helps your device to go beyond the scope of limited apps, games and management.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD is the successor of Canvas 2 Smartphone cum tablet. The Phablet works thoroughly through 2 available network generations, second generation and third generation network and these generations moreover work on GSM 900/1800 and HSDPA 2100, respectively. Being a dual SIM Phablet, Micromax Canvas HD actively participates in top ranked smart devices in India. Rooting Micromax A116 Canvas HD is not everybody's cup of tea but not impossible to do too. Is rooting smart devices, a preferred choice? Read why to Root Canvas HD below:

Why to root Micromax A116 Canvas HD?

Are you still suffering from a headache because of confusions whether is it good to root Canvas HD or not? Answer is "yes, yes, yes, it is good to root Canvas HD". One should actually root, not only A116 but even any android Smartphone Phablet because rooting will make you feel on the 7th sky. You will experience every special aspect, whether entertainment through apps, games and widgets, with full access. Below are some pros and cons of rooting a smart device:

Pros of rooting

1. Custom Software (ROM's) feature.
2. Custom Themes.
3. Increase in kernel, speed, and battery.
4. Baseband updating facility.
5. Experience the latest versions of Android.
6. Backing up your device more easily.
7. Additional featured unlocks.

Cons of rooting

1. Bricking may occur.
2. Security risks.
3. End of warranty.

Before Rooting!

Before rooting Micromax A116 Canvas HD or any other Android smart device, make sure that you have done the following things:

1. Backup all your data including MMS/SMS, Call details & restore app, Titanium Backup, MyBackup Root and all other needed stuffs.

2. Have your smart device charged over 90% or it may run out of power while the process of rooting executes.

3. Ensure that your PC is set of with an antivirus and firewalls.

4. Data cable with specific drivers should be ready (recommended).

5. Make sure that you have downloaded the two main rooting tools, and If not, download them by clicking here and here, respectively (strongly recommended).

After you have followed the above mentioned suggestions and recommendations, proceed towards rooting.

Rooting Canvas HD

Give a new look to your heart shaped Micromax A116 Canvas HD Phablet by rooting. Follow the following provided steps to root Canvas HD today:

1. After downloading and, connect Canvas HD with your PC via data cable and transfer both rooting tools to your device. Note that you must paste the tools in the internal SD card of Canvas HD.

2. Unplug your smart device from PC and power it off for some seconds.

3. Start holding Power + Volume Up + Volume Down buttons till a message strikes on your device screen, asking you to press Volume Up button for recovery. Follow and press Volume Up to enter the recovery mode.

4. Follow the instructions and select "choose zip from SD card".

5. Thereby, navigate forward and press the Power button to select

6. Now select "Yes – install" command and again press the Power button to flash.

7. Back to Main Menu.

8. Again, follow 4th and 8th steps. But remember to choose this time.

9. After the clearance of every aspect, Reboot.

This was all what you needed to do for rooting your Canvas HD smart Phablet. To check whether the rooting has been done successfully or not, you can go through Google Play Store and download Root Checker app to verify.


It is the fact that if you rooted your smart Android device, you lose the warranty aspect of it. To get your device back in warranty phase, follow the steps given below:

1. First of all, you are supposed to download the original SPL for Canvas HD. Click here to download, if you haven't.

2. After downloading, rename the file to and in the same way, copy it to SD card.

3. Additionally, download DREAIMG.nbh by click here and proceed.

4. Now place the downloaded file i.e. DREAIMG.nbh, on the root of your device's SD card.

5. Enter the recovery mode [Power + Home button].

6. Hit Alt + S button [using G1]. It will flash

7. Thereby, go back to Home Screen of your device.

8. Enter bootloader mode by holding down Power and Camera Shot button.

9. Press the Power button to execute the update.

10. Hit track ball (action button) to reboot your device.

You are now holding a Stork Firmware Canvas HD at your disposal.

An important note!

Unrooting Canvas HD is a very difficult task than rooting it. Developers can execute it without any problem. If you did any mistake or something which is critically out of the limits, your device may go useless. So be an observer first and then head up towards the rooting or Unrooting Canvas HD or any other android smart device.


So, you are now well aware about how to root and Unroot Micromax A116 Canvas HD Phablet. But for more sounding criteria, I totally recommended you to talk to your friends, experts and experienced authorities before executing these processes.

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Guest Author: arbinda mishra17 Apr 2013

How to connect MMX A116 with laptop for internet purpose? What settings I've to do in laptop as well in phablet .

Guest Author: Pratik Bhuite20 Apr 2013

my fone shows a android logo lying on its back with red triangle and ! on its belly.

and the sceen appears.

So when i reach to 4th steps and navigate to install zip from zip card and press power button to select it,nothing happens as my power button not able to select and to restart it i have to remove battery.

so please help..!

Guest Author: Vikahs03 Jun 2013

how to root Byond phablet p3?

Guest Author: Sandy SIngh10 Sep 2013

Please re upload files from the megauplaod mirror to unroot canvas hd.

Guest Author: Mukesh yadav18 Jan 2015

I had rooted my canvas juice A177 and installed swiftkeyz app. After installing whatever I do, my phones drop down list is not coming and recent app button is not working. Please help me.

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