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15/11/2012

How to Root Micromax A87 Ninja 4: Newbie Special

As this is a newbie special guide, everything I shall be writing will be super simplified without use of any complicated terms. The Micromax Ninja 4 aka A87 is a really good buy at INR 5,700. The phone runs on a 1 GHz processor. It lacks in the camera department though with a meager 2 megapixel camera, just for the sake of having a camera. The RAM available is not too great either, but you can't expect a Gig of RAM at USD 110, can you?

As I am considering this guide as the one for newbies, I assume you don't know much about rooting. Apart from this guide, my blog is also quite noob friendly and so, I have a lot of articles already written on some basic topics.

For getting to know more about rooting, you must go through these articles:

Now, I guess you know the ABC of rooting and are eligible to proceed with this article and I also hope that by now, you know that:
  • Rooting voids your warranty.
  • I can't be held responsible in case things go awry.
Let me present to you the simplest ever guide to root the Micromax A87 Ninja 4.

  1. Pick up your phone and go to settings > applications > development and you will see an option named "USB Debugging".  Tap on the option to enable USB Debugging.
    Note: Don't turn it off once you are done with rooting your device, it can help you get out of some really ugly scenarios (like your phone not booting up). This is also one of the 5 things every Android user must do.
  2. Turn on your Windows PC/ Laptop. Install the drivers of A87 using Pdanet. Verify whether your drivers have been installed correctly using step 11 of the guide I just linked to.
  3. Diable your antivirus software temporarily (the one on your PC). As might detect the rooting tool we are going to use a virus threat.
  4. Download UnlockRoot Downloader. Open the downloader and it will download the complete setup of  Unlockroot, when the download completes, install Unlockroot.
  5. Click the big Root button on the left. This will start the rooting process.
  6. Let the process complete and celebrate when it does!
To check whether you phone has indeed been rooted, check if an app named superuser is present in the app drawer. You can also download any app that requires root, and see if a pop up asking you to provide root permissions to the app appears or not. If the answer is affirmative to any of the above tests, then your phone is rooted now.
Do let us know of any problems you encounter during this procedure. That's what the comment section is made for!
P.S. My Diwali vacations are over. Even today wasn't a holiday, but I didn't go :P Screw my college's administration, they didn't call it off even on Bhaiya Dooj. Huh
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