25/10/2013

How to Root Karbonn A12+: Rooting Guide for Newbies

Karbonn A12+ is one of the best android phones you can buy a the present time for INR 5,000, as we already told you in the Karbonn A12+ review. While the average user won’t need to root it as the phone already has good amount of storage, many advanced users, like me, can't live without some of the root only perks. To help out those among us, I am here with an easy rooting guide for the Karbonn A12+.

Before you proceed:
  • Make sure that you know what you are doing. If you aren’t aware of what rooting is, you probably won’t be able to make the most out of it.
  • Rooting the Karbonn A12+ will void your manufacturer warranty. Unrooting the Karbonn A12+, though, is as easy as rooting it and thus you can regain warranty when you want to.
  • To make the most out of rooting your Karbonn A12+, it is recommended to install Clockworkmod Recovery so that you can have a full nandroid backup that you can restore easily at the first hint of panic.

Rooting Karbonn A12+ in 8 easy steps:

  1. First and most importantly, you need to install drivers for your phone on your Windows PC. To do that, either use Pdanet or use Universal ADB Drivers. I had already installed Universal ADB Drivers so the phone was recognized by the rooting tool without any problem.
  2. Download and install SRS One Click Root on your PC.
  3. On your phone, go to Settings > Developer Options and tick USB Debugging to enable it.
  4. Connect your phone to the PC using USB cable. Slide the notification bar down and make sure that your phone is connected as USB Storage. If it isn’t already, you can change it to USB Storage by tapping the Touch for other USB options notification.
  5. Open SRS One Click Root app on PC. Select the option that says Root Device (SmartRoot).
  6. After a while, your phone will ask if you want to install the application SRS Root is sending you over ADB. Tick the checkbox and select Install.
  7. When a popup appears on your phone asking you to choose the exploit, select Install SuperSU and click on Bormir. A Success message will be displayed on your phone as well as PC.
  8. Reboot your phone and check if you are rooted.
Refer the video below if you have any doubts:

Unrooting Karbonn A12+:

  • Hoping that you are using the same PC that you used to root your Karbonn A12+, connect your phone via USB cable. Make sure that the phone is connected in USB Storage mode.
  • Open SRS One Click Root application on your PC. Click the Unroot Device button.
  • Wait for the process to complete. Once it does, your phone will automatically reboot.
I uploaded a video for the unrooting process too:

Though I have done my best to clear things in an elaborate way. Don’t hesitate in asking even the silliest of the questions. Do install clockworkmod recovery using this guide so that you can recover from the worst possible situations in the future.

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