Tutorial to manually upgrade Micromax A116 (Canvas HD) to Android 4.2.1

We updated you dear readers about the recently released news about the Android 4.2.1 update to our readers and now here is a way of upgrading your phone without losing your warranty.

Warning: GizChai or its authors will not be held responsible for any kind of  potential damage to your device during this process. You also understand that rooting may void any warranties between you, your service provider, and / or the place of purchase for your device

Step 1
Download the 4.2 update file from either here (The size of the file is 362MB)

Step 2
Download the Flash tool from here

Step 3
Next download the drivers file from this link

Step 4

  • Install the drivers you had downloaded in step 
  • Unzip the flash tool and the firmware files to separate folders on your PC
  • Open flash_tool application from the folder where you have unzipped the flash tool.
  • Click on scatter-loading and select the scatter loading file from the unzipped firmware file.
  • Now, switch off your A116 Canvas HD and keep it switched off.
  • Then, go to options in the menu of flash tool and select USB mode.
  • After enabling USB mode, go to options again and go to DA Download All under the USB mode click on speed and then click High Speed.
  • Now, Go to the Firmware > Upgrade option, click on it then Flash tool will look for your phone.
  • NOW, connect your A116 Canvas HD (in switched off state) to your PC. The Flash Tool will start the flashing of your phone and this process can be seen by a colour progress bar present at the bottom of the Flash Tool.

  • A green ring will be displayed once the process is complete.
  • Disconnect your phone and remove the battery once and put it again

  • Now, switch on your phone and there will be a TP update your phone, do not touch the display during this update. Once finished, you are good to go.
  • Your phone is now running on Android 4.2.1
Still Got doubts then try this video sent by GizChai reader Abhishek, Thanks Abhishek for sending this in!


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