03/06/2013

Micromax A116 Canvas HD A116 gets official Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean Update

After over 3 months of its launch, Micromax has finally released the Jelly Bean 4.2.1 update for its flagship device: Micromax A116 Canvas HD. Most of the competitors of the Canvas HD already came running with the latest version of the Android OS and it was a matter of time before Micromax pushed Android 4.2 to the phone to diminish the edge the competition was enjoying.

Unfortunately, just like the update of Micromax A110 Canvas 2, Canvas HD owners will have to take their phone to their nearest service centers for the update. An advanced method to install the update from the comfort of one’s couch is expected to be available soon, but would require the phone to be rooted. So, if you aren’t comfortable with rooting and other advanced stuff, go to your nearest service center now and ask them to update the device for you.
Image credits: http://mmxcaster.com
The update includes OTA support for any future updates. So, if the Canvas HD ever receives the next Android update (which may be 4.x or even 5.x), you will probably be able to download the update from the phone itself, as is the case with the updates provided by major device manufacturers.

The changelog:
  • Based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
  • GPS fix locks position much faster (don’t know why almost every Micromax phone needs a fix for this, can’t they fix it in stock?)
  • Semi transparent notification bar
  • Panorama mode added to the Camera
If you had been an advanced user, you might have already tried out the Android 4.2 based custom rom by kumar abhishek. Also, if you want to unroot your device so as to restore your warranty before you take it to the service center for the update, watch this video.

If you can’t go to a Micromax service center for any reason, stay tuned to our blog for any update method for your phone. Also, once you update your device, your root access will also be gone and you would have to root your phone again, keep an eye on our blog for rooting the Android 4.2.1 updated Canvas HD too. Mmxcaster originally broke this news here.
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