How to Root & UnRoot Micromax A100 Android Phone – Tutorial

A100 LogoMicromax Canvas A100 smartphone can now be easily rooted and in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can root the same. Once the device is rooted, you can then install many apps which requires the root access and also you can install the custom ROM firmwares based on the Jellybean 4.2 firmware. In the next few coming days we will be checking out on what are the various custom ROM firmwares. So, before proceeding to the detailed procedure on how to apply this firmware update, you will need to go through quick pre requisites which we have summed below.

Though this smartphone is one of the best smartphones, unfortunately Micromax has never come up with any OTA updates ever since it has started selling the Android smartphones. This smartphone is one of the highest selling and best mid-range Android smartphone with super specs and stand out large screen which even gives a tough to Samsung’s Flagship Galaxy S3 variant.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • With the help of below mentioned steps you will need to create a backup so that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps and not with the ROM Manager or with the PC SUITE.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable the USB Debugging, ensure that the USB debugging option is ticked. Also, make sure that the minimum battery life is not less than 30% battery life or else the device might get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article so as to make sure that the update is applied successfully. We should not be held responsible or liable for any damage happened to your phone caused due to not following of instructions.

Also, make sure that your computer has active USB ports with Full Read / Write Access. If you are already on the custom ROM firmware, then that means that the device is already rooted and there is no need to root the device with the help of below mentioned procedure as your Micromax Canvas A100 device is already rooted.

So assuming that you are done with the above mentioned steps, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

Procedure to Root Micromax A100 Canvas 2 Android Smartphone:

  • Assuming that you have enabled the USB Debugging option in your Micromax A100 Canvas 2 smartphone, you now need to download the Rooting Tool from here to your computer. Once downloaded, extract the same in your computer and open the same.
  • Now, you will have to connect your device to the computer with the original USB cable and then all you need to do is to just open the RUNME.BAT file in your computer. Now, once you have opened the file, you will have to select “1” by entering 1 in the command prompt window and press Enter to confirm the choice.
  • Now, once you pressed on Enter, the rooting process will be initiated and once it’s done you will be intimated about the same with an on screen message that Rooting has been completed successfully.

rooting a100

  • Just in case if you wish to unroot Micromax A100, open the Runme.bat file and enter the “x” character in the tool and press Enter to unroot the device.
  • To check on whether your device is rooted or not, you will have to download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store. Just in case if the device is not rooted, with the help of below instructions you can root the device.

Note: Just in a rare case if the device doesn’t boot up or show the home screen then remove the battery and reinsert the same to boot the device again in the normal mode.

Do share with us in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same.

12 Comments
  1. Reply naveenreddy February 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Guys please send me link to download this software

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 9, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      dear naveen, as of now since it was hosted on HOTFILE and being one of the oldest link, the source has not posted the alternate link

  2. Reply Murthy December 27, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I want to know to how to roll back the Micromax A100. The actual situation is :

    When I tried to update the OS with JB 4.1.1, after some installation, the phone showed an alert saying ERROR NO. 7, and asked to reboot. I pressed the OK button. The phone was OFF and I am not able to switch on the phone even with different options like, Vol Down + PowerKey, Vol Up + Powerkey or any other way, the screen and the Phone are NOT ON. If you can guide me, I will be more thankful to you. You may contact me on my email id.

    Waiting in anticipation
    Murthy

  3. Reply Gosain July 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Rooting tool link says it is private, can not download. Pls re-up the link.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      unfortunately, the source link has been removed

  4. Reply Abhishek June 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    When I press 1 i get the below error

    ======================================================================
    = This script will root your Android phone with adb restore function =
    = Script by Bin4ry (thanks to Goroh_kun and tkymgr for the idea) =
    = Idea for Tablet S from Fi01_IS01 =
    = (13.10.2012) v15 =
    ======================================================================

    Device type:
    1) Normal
    2) Special (for example: Sony Tablet S, Medion Lifetab)

    x) Unroot

    Make a choice: 1
    Checking if i should run in Normal Mode or special Sony Mode
    Please connect your device with USB-Debugging enabled now
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    .
    .

    Normal Mode enabled!
    .

    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Pushing busybox….
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Pushing su binary ….
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Pushing Superuser app
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Making busybox runable …
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    .
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Please look at your device and click RESTORE!
    If all is successful i will tell you, if not this shell will run forever.
    Running …
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Successful, going to reboot your device!
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Waiting for device to show up again….
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Going to copy files to it’s place
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    You can close all open command-prompts now!
    After reboot all is done! Have fun!
    Bin4ry
    Press any key to continue . . .

  5. Reply Sagar May 14, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Dear Sir,
    I went through the above topic. & found it helpfull.
    Can you post links regarding the jelly bean 4.2 custom rom download for mmx a100.

  6. Reply manav March 18, 2013 at 1:21 am

    dear brother can i update my mmx 100 to jeally bean?
    mmx allready launched a110 update it will work on mmx a100?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela March 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      yes you can apply the update

  7. Reply Kaushal December 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Dear Sir,
    Same kind of article awaited for Micromax A 110 model also..Is it same as A100 ?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      we will be coming up with the same

  8. Reply Anilraj December 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I did it for MMX A110 Canvas 2 …working fine ….thanks…

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