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How to Install Lollipop Update on Micromax Canvas A1

Micromax Canvas A1 lollipop Update

Micromax Canvas A1 is one of the device from the Android One concept whose aim is to make Android affordable to everyone. The lollipop update has hit many of the devices but hasn't arrived for the Canvas A1. In this guide you will be able to help you to install Lollipop update manually on your Canvas A1. Do you think you have waited for a long time and cannot wait more then you will want to install the update. This update is made the Cyanogen MOD team which has come up with Android 5.0 build based CM12. Although this is not the official firmware but it’s stable and can be updated.


Things you have to do before installing Lollipop update on Micromax Canvas A1
  • Keep your phone battery level 75% or higher.
  • Enable USB debugging mode on the mobile(Go to All apps > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging (check it))
  • You mobile must be rooted to proceed, If not root your mobile or even you can use this app which helps in Rooting
  • Backup your phone in recovery using TWRP ot CWM.

Download these Files

Steps to Install the Lollipop Update

  • Copy the download 2 zip files into the phone directory and remember the path where they are stored.
  • Boot into recovery mode by following steps:
  • Power off your device and wait 4-5 seconds.
  • Press and Hold Power + Volume Up untile you see a boot animation.
  • Press Volume Up three times to select Recovery Mode, and then press Volume Down to confirm booting into Recovery Mode
  • From the Recovery Menu select Advance and select “Wipe Dalvik Cache” and also perform “Factory Reset”(make sure you backed up all the data previously)
  • Go back to main menu, and select “Install Zip from SD card” and select the CM file where you stored it.
  • After it has been installed(Flashed) now install the Google Apps file.
  • Now hit "Reboot now" and wait until the phone boots up, it will take atleast 10min of time, so be patient and don't try anything fancy.


That's it you have the latest Lollipop update on your Canvas A1.if you face any troubles installing the update please comment below the issue you are facing.

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