04/05/2013

[Exclusive] How to Root Lava Xolo A1000

Lava Xolo A1000 is an Android smartphone that comes with an awesome 5" HD IPS display with a powerful 1 GHz dual core processor. The phone has a decent 8 MP camera at the back and a 1.2 MP shooter at the front. Other features include 1 GB RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 4 GigaBytes of internal memory. At the given price point, buying a Xolo A1000 is a smart decision. If you already own this device and want to root your device for obvious reasons, this guide is all you need, along with the list of pre-requisites.

Before You Proceed:

  • You understand that rooting your phone voids your manufacturer warranty.
  • You understand all risks associated with rooting your phone, and that doing any stupidity might lead you to brick your phone.
  • Make sure that your phone is at a good battery level so that it doesn't give up during the process.

How to Root Lava Xolo A1000:

  1. Enable USB Debugging on your Xolo A1000 by going to Settings > Development.
  2. Install drivers for your phone using pdanet.
  3. Download and extract SP Flash Tools anywhere on your computer.
  4. Download clockworkmod recovery for Xolo A1000 along with the scatter text file.
  5. From the SP Flash Tools extracted folder, run the Sp Flash Tools.exe file
  6. Click on the Scatter-Loading button in the Flash Tool window and locate the scatter file downloaded in step 4.
  7. A partition list will be generated in Flash Tool window. In that list, click the checkbox next to Recovery. Then click on Recovery and locate the recovery file you downloaded in step 4.
    Snapshot of Flash Tool (i)
  8. In the Flash Tool window, in the menu bar, Click the Window button and check the Write Memory option. Then proceed to the Write Memory tab (the default tab you are on is Download tab while the Write Memory tab is the last one).
  9. Under memory setting, select the EMMC radio button.
  10. In the same Write Memory tab, click the Open Raw Data button. Locate the recovery.img file again (like you did in step 7).
  11. Change the Begin Address (Hex) value to 0x1588000 and that of Container Length (Hex) to 0x600000.
  12. Click the Write Memory  button, next to the Open Raw Data button.
    Screenshot of Flash Tool (ii)
  13. The Flash Tool will start looking for your phone. Now switch off your phone and connect it to your computer using data cable.
  14. The flashing process will begin, let it complete. With the completion of this step, you have successfully installed clockworkmod recovery on your Xolo A1000.
  15. Now, to root your phone, download Superuser by Koushik Dutta zip file and transfer it to your phone's sdcard.
  16. Boot your phone in recovery mode. You can do that by pressing the appropriate key combination when your phone is switched off. In most cases, it is either Volume Up + Power button or Volume Down + Power button. The key combination needs to be pressed till your screen lights up in to the recovery mode.
  17. Select the Install zip from sdcard option and browse to the superuser zip you downloaded in step 15.
  18. Confirm your action and reboot your phone once the flashing is done.
Enjoy your Just Rooted  Lava Xolo A1000. Post anything that might be troubling you in the comments section.
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