20/10/2013

How to install Clockworkmod (CWM) Recovery on Micromax A27 Bolt

Micromax A27 Bolt is one of the cheapest Android handset in the market. Selling at just INR 2,999, A27 Bolt packs a 1 GHz processor, 256 MB RAM and runs the pretty old Gingerbread (Android 2.3).

The paltry amount of ram makes multitasking on this phone not the best experience you will ever have. To tackle such issues, apps like Greenify can help you use your ram in a better way. Many other root only tricks can also help you get the most out of your phone. But before rooting, you might just want to take a backup of your phone in its unrooted state. Even once you have rooted your phone, you might want to keep a full backup of your phone in a working state, so that if any of your after-rooting story doesn’t go as planned, coming back can be easy. This whole full backup thing is made possible with the help of custom recoveries like Clockworkmod (cwm) Recovery.

How to install CWM Recovery on Micromax A27 Bolt

  • Download ADB/Fastboot files here. Extract the file you just downloaded to any folder. We shall be referring the folder in which you extracted the files as ADB folder.
  • Download clockworkmod recovery for Micromax A27 Bolt.
  • Copy the recovery.img file you just downloaded to the ADB folder. Make sure that recovery.img is present in the same folder in which other adb files like adb.exe and fastboot.exe are present.
  • Install drivers for your phone using pdanet.
  • Switch off your Micromax A27 Bolt.
  • Press and hold Power + Volume Down button to boot into fastboot mode. You won’t see anything on your phone regarding the fastboot mode, it will just get stuck on the boot logo.
  • Once your phone is in fastboot mode, connect it to your PC using USB Cable.
  • If on Windows 7 or above, go to the ADB Folder. While holding the Shift key on your keyboard, right click anywhere in the folder and select Open Command Prompt Window Here. If on Windows XP or below, open Command Prompt and use cd commands to jump to the ADB folder. For instance, if ADB folder is present at C:/Downloads/ADB_Folder_Here, then you have to give this command in the command prompt:
    cd C:\Downloads\ADB_Folder_Here
  • Once in the adb folder in the command prompt, give the command
    fastboot devices
  • If your device is listed in the command prompt, all is well. Otherwise, check if you have installed your drivers properly.
  • Now enter this command
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • Once fastboot flashes recovery on your device, enter this one last command:
    fastboot reboot
  • Once your phone reboots, turn it off again. Now press and hold Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously till you boot into Clockworkmod Recovery.
Well,we hope that you were able to reproduce the steps just as mentioned without any difficulty., given that the guide is pretty straight forward.
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