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How to update Micromax A116 Canvas HD to official Jelly Bean 4.2 using Clockworkmod Recovery

I posted a method to update your Micromax A116 Canvas HD using SP Flash Tools just a few minutes back. but if you have a rooted A116 with clockworkmod recovery installed on it, I bet you will find this one easier. What's interesting is the fact that if everything goes as expected, you won't even need a pc for updating your Canvas HD to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.


Update Micromax A116 Canvas HD to Android 4.2 using Clockworkmod Recovery:

  1. Download the clockworkmod recovery flashable zip of the Android 4.2 official rom here. Please be cautioned that this rom has been tweaked a bit and isn't exactly stock, but is not a custom rom either.
  2. Switch off your Canvas HD. Press Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons simultaneously till you boot into recovery mode.
  3. Using Volume Up and Down keys to scroll through the list of options available in the recovery, get to the Backup and Restore option and select Backup. This will create a backup of your current rom, which can be restored in case anything goes wrong.
  4. Once the backup is completed, select Wipe Data/Factory Reset. Then, go to Advanced and select Wipe Dalvik Cache.
  5. Go to Install zip from sdcard and locate the rom file.
  6. Confirm your action and let the flashing process complete.
  7. Go to Advacned and select Wipe Battery stats and then Fix permissions.
  8. Reboot your phone. During the first boot, let TPupgrade do its thing and *don't* touch the screen (even to press the OK button that pops up on your screen). After 5 minutes or when a message saying Upgrade was successful appears on your phone, power off your phone.
  9. Perform a final reboot and you are done.
Tip: If you are using TWRP recovery, select the appropriate options and you will be able to update your phone without any problem.

The clockworkmod recovery flashable zip was uploaded by hottesthunkkush on xda. For any queries, comment below or on the originating xda thread.