04/12/2012

Root Micromax A25 Smarty: Noobproof guide

I am always out of words for the Indian manufacturers for the astonishing features they provide to the user at really crazy prices. What else can you say when you can get an Android smartphone powered by a 1 GHz processor and Gingerbread operating system? The phone can be bought for just above INR 3,000 i.e. a meager $55. The Micromax A25 aka Smarty manages to do so. A year back, it would have been a crime to even dream about a smartphone at such jaw dropping prices. The other specs aren't too bad either, you get a 1.3 megapixel camera, along with a 2.8" capacitive touchscreen with a better ppi density than what Galaxy Y offers at more than double the price. So, of course, if anyone with really low budget wants to get a smartphone, this is the only best choice presently in the market.

This guide will help you out in the rooting procedure in case you want to get the most out of your smarty by rooting.

For Android Newbies:


Once you go through the above articles, I'm sure that you are aware of the fact that:

  • Rooting will void your manufacturer's warranty.
  • You can't blame anyone for damaging your mobile using this guide.

Micromax A25 Root Guide

  1. Enable USB Debugging on your device by going to Settings, then applications, then development and finally tick on the USB debugging option.
  2. Extract the rooting kit you downloaded. It's about 10.3 MB in size.
  3. Extract SP Flash Tool zip file and run the file named Flash_Tool.
  4. You will get a screen like this:
    SP Flash Tools
  5. Go to Options in the menu bar and enable USB Mode. If it is already ticked, you don't need to play with it, just leave it ticked.
    Enable USB Mode from options
  6. On the right hand side of the current flash tool window, find the Scatter-loading option.
  7. Clicking Scatter Loading will ask you the location of the scatter loading file. Extract the modifiedboot.img.zip and select the text file present there.
  8. Click BootImg and browse to the modified boot.img file. It is present in the same folder as the scatter file.
    Note: The boot.img that is present in the outer folder is the original boot.img, flash it back if you face some problem.
  9. Connect your USB cable to the PC, don't connect the phone yet, just let the USB cable attached.
  10. Click the Download Button in the Flash Tool. A message saying "searching" will appear in the lower panel.
  11. Switch off your device and connect it to the PC once your phone shuts down completely.
  12. Extract the folder named A25_usb_vcom_drivers.
  13. Go to Device Manager and install the drivers by right clicking on your device, and selecting the appropriate options. When it asks you the location of the drivers, point it to the A25_usb_vcom_Drivers.
  14. SP Flash Tool will generate some error by now, ignore it. Detach your device and go back to Step 10.
  15. Just when you connect your phone back, the downloading will start and the progress will be visible from a progress bar in lower panel. A message will appear, confirming that you have successfully flashed the files.
  16. Detach your phone and reboot your device.
  17. Install Unlockroot using the unlockroot downloader you downloaded from the download section.
  18. Attach your device yet again.
  19. Press the Root button in the unlockroot application.
  20. That's it. Restart the program when you are asked to and your phone is rooted now.
The guide was one of the longest ones I've ever written, but is easy at the same time. I hope you can grasp all of the steps. This guide was posted on androidforums by mastermind1024 and is reported working by many. Comment below if you face any problem.
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