Monday, May 28, 2012

Micromax A73, Root, Flash ClockworkMod Recovery, Custom ROM (of Mastermind), Android Ice Cream Sandwitch

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 THE MOST EASIEST WAY.


1st : Install the correct driver (4here).
2nd: Install Super One Click (4here)
(Note the author does not take any credit what soever application mentioned here).

Thank you.
If you want to read my earlier blogs keep reading down.

Many persons have asked for the driver and few have asked me to guide how to install.
I have uploaded the driver here.
Click on the link below and download from 4shared webite:
MICRO MAX DRIVER

HOW TO INSTALL DRIVER: I assume you have windows 7.
press START, type DEVICE MANAGER in search bar.
Thus open DEVICE MANAGER.
Now, simply select the device who’s driver you want to update, here A73.
Once you are done. It will open a windows
Search Automatically ...
OR Browse ...
You have two options here, if you want to install a driver, then select Browse my computer for driver software.
Click Browse and locate your driver, once it’s done simply click Next and Windows 7 will start installing the driver.

DONE.
All the owners of Micromax A 73 should say a big THANKS to the DR. (nick name mastermind1024).

I have successfully rooted, backed my original ROM, flashed the new ROM,
if you need any assistance from me, I would love to help.
( NO Emergency requests please ).

screen shots of my mobile.

GUIDE:

1) [ROM]ANARCHY RELOADED by Mastermind, first custom rom for Micromax A73

2)  Complete guide for Micromax A73 [root,cwm,rom,etc]

Many persons have asked for the driver.
I have uploaded here.
Click on the link below and download from 4shared webite:
MICRO MAX DRIVER


ROOT YOUR PHONE BUT IN A BIT COMPLEX WAY,
 because recently the easier methods like unlockroot software have been reported to fail.
So here you go.

The plan is this, firstly we need to install or rather flash Clockworkmood.
(Many new persons to android may ask whats that???)

I will explain a bit.
If you power ON your mobile while simultaneously pressing the VOL DOWN button, your mobile will be opened in RECOVERY MODE. The inbuilt recovery mode is not of much use for us frankly.

So now we need to replace this recovery mode by CWM Recovery (i.e. clockworkmood recovery).
{please also note that if we have install this we can also then flash custom ROMs, thus its must for us I would say}

So how to do that?????????
HERE COMES THE GUIDE BUT IT WILL NEED YOU TO DOWNLOAD FEW THINGS

but believe me you will enjoy doing it.

so step by step
1) download CWM recovery image from HERE.
(Kindly give credits to: Beerzar from Thailand and Shahabazas from India.

2) download Android SDK from HERE .
(This link will take you to download SDK from the original website. this Size is too big whooping approx 400 MB).

3) Also download a another file cyanogen-files.carneeki.net/flash_image.zip

4) Now where to keep which file
copy the CWM recovery image to your SD card (note: Keep it on root of SD and not inside any folder).
Extract the Android SDK file as per your convenience. best is to place and extract in D or E drive.
We assume you have placed it in D drive. Thus the folder will be like this d:\adt-bundle-windows-x86

Extract the file downloaded in step 3 inside the SDK folder ie. d:\adt-bundle-windows-x86\sdk\platform-tools\

5) Connect you phone to PC in USB debugging mode. ( I assume you have installed the driver)

6) Start command mode in your PC ( to stat DOS mode press start type cmd press enter)

7) Type the following in the  cmd

cd/
d:
cd d:\adt-bundle-windows-x86\sdk\platform-tools

(The aim is to navigate to the folder where we had extracted the file downloaded in step 3)
 

adb push flash_image /sdcard/
adb shell
su
mount -o remount,exec /dev/block//vold/179:1 /sdcard
cd /sdcard
./flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img




Congrats you have successfully flashed your clockworkmod recovery to Micromax A73

(please reboot your phone and check whether superuser app has been installed or not, in case it has not not been done move to below steps)

NOW WE RETURN BACK TO OUR ORIGINAL AMBITION i.e. TO ROOT OUR A73.
 
Before that you need to understand the advantage of CWM Recovery.

When you will open this recovery mode (POWER ON your mobile while simultaneously pressing the VOL DOWN button)

The Menu will be as such.
- reboot system
- install zip from sdcard
- wipe data/factory reset
- backup and restore
- mounts & storage
- advanced

remember to take a backup of your original ROM
to do it go to backup and restore > backup
(to navigate up & down use left and middle key, and to select press power button on top)

It will be saved on your SD card, remember to take a backup from there to your PC (my suggestion).

Now here is the method to install super user.

STEP 1) go to android market and install super user.

if step 1 fails,
STEP 2) FLASH SUPER USER APP IN ZIP FORMAT
To do so, download the zip file from HERE. place it on SD card.
Boot into Recovery mode and flash by selecting install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard.

select the file downloaded from the above step.
it will warn you,
Confirm install?
THIS CAN NOT BE UNDON.

SELECT YES.

That's it you are done.
Thanks for reading till this part.

Do not forget to say THANKS if this blog has helped in any ways to you.
Also say thanks to the original people who developed the software for us.

BYE...

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OLD POST OF MINE

download on your PC to root your mobile..  http://www.unlockroot.com/

more guide from here http://www.androidust.com/root-micromax-a73-dual-sim-with-unlock-root-method/
or http://www.androidust.com/root-any-android-phone-with-one-click-unlock-tool/

Recommended Apps:
1) Link2SD ( must for a mobile short in internal memory though not easy to configure )  click for link2sd
2) Titanium Backup  click for Titanium Backup ★ root
3) Qr Barcode Scanner. click here
4) Mx Player click here
5) Mobo Player
6) Skype Unfortunately I am not able to use my video chat with it
7) Camscanner

you too can recommended your fav apps in comment.

Does any one of you have idea how to video chat on gtalk using A73.

I would be glad to share and get your queries, comments etc.

I will share the links I googled, the WOWWW APPS i stumbled upon....

THE QUESTION IS NOT "ROOT OR NOT TO ROOT", but
THE QUESTION IS  "TO ROOT OR NOT TO ROOT"

YA the answer is you are a gambler or not.
Well I gambled and it paid back well.


OR

you can try to flash the app from your SD card,
find out how through the link shared by ARPIT http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1766229

Camera: 2 MP Full Focus Camera equipped with LED flash, Ummmm not a great WAOOO. OK chalta hai...



73 comments:

priyo said...

where to find drivers for a73....please give links

Rakesh Pandey said...

do subscribe this page & be updated and part of our experiments with our super phone

Arpit Anand said...

DONE !!!!!!!!
Used this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1766229

Rakesh Pandey said...

Thanks for sharing your success.

Its definately best and easiest method to root and install superuser app.

please share details of your voyager with your ROOTED phone.

jyoti said...

Not able to find Driver....site has been change...if u hv can u share it....

Rakesh Pandey said...

Sure,

I have given the link in the blog above.

jyoti said...

Thanks....now i'll try to root my a73...and will post my findings...

jyoti said...

During rooting process in Unlock root getting a error....Failed to get shell root
i also tried in SuperOneClick but it hangup at sometime at.....Shell rooting device - Wait for device

any help pls...

Rakesh Pandey said...

sure,

First make sure your answers are YES for the following points.

1) driver installed on PC
2) USB Debugging mode is on the device. You can do it this way, Settings > Applications > Development on your device
3) Phone is charged
4) USB cable connected between MOB & PC
5) Unlock Root software downloaded from www.unlockroot.com

Now execute the software

Follow this guide (link below) & still if you face any problem revert back with detail error log.

http://www.androidust.com/root-any-android-phone-with-one-click-unlock-tool/

Rakesh Pandey said...

I am sorry to inform that the error you are receiving is a genuine one.

excerpts from FAQ of www.unlockroot.com

FAQ

1. Q: It is showing error "FAIL TO GET SHELL ROOT".

A: The message "failed to get shell root" means you have failed to root your phone. We are working on this issue for some time and we are sorry to tell you that we can not solve this problem recently. This is a common problem of root exist in nearly all root applications, we will update Unlock Root when there is a new method of rooting.

I will suggest you and alternative method to root your mobile.
wait.....

Rakesh Pandey said...

Ok I have updated the blog.

Read and try out.
Do revert if things work out and even if it doesn't.

I will try out something else.

Pritish Mohan said...

use sp flash tool to flash the boot image and then try to root using unlock root

Rakesh Pandey said...

yes we can do the above suggested method too.

In case if any one needs a detailed guide for this,
I will provide in the blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Can we install any other rom to micromax if the processor and other specification matches?
If so what other rom you suggest . please help

Rakesh Pandey said...

Hi,

Though I am not an expert, as the title of my bolg says I learn.
From what ever I have learned the answer is yes but it may require few improvisation.
The minimum required specification is they should have similar resolution (ie. 480 X 320 HVGA) and processor (ie. mtk6573 cpu).

If your interested to learn more
:want to know about the available ROMs,
OR build your own,
read my new post.

nikhil pathak said...

its not been getting done ,,,dos commands r not accurately finding ,,,cn u plz help me,by elaborating it

Rakesh Pandey said...

Sure,

Kindly elaborate what you tried and where u got stuck...

Selva said...

At this step,
adb shell
su

im getting error as 'permission denied' since it is not rooted. how can i give su command without root?

Rakesh Pandey said...

The Permission is being denied may be because the files advised in steps 1 to 3 may not be at proper place.... please give a re read to the steps and follow....
The aim is to root the mobile and not to give command with a rooted mobile.
I hope U got my point..
Still if I am wrong or not understanding your question... please revert openly......

jagadesh kumar said...

Please upload the flashing video in youtube or any

jagadesh kumar said...

Hey frds I have root my Micromax a 73 via unlockroot.it will ask for adb shell which is in 4shared.com.go and get it and root it

ankush mundhra said...

flashed cwm recovery and superuser....phr bhi root nhi huya....??? q???

Rakesh Pandey said...

Jagadesh,
Kindly provide the link for us.

Rakesh Pandey said...

I will try to do so..

jagadesh kumar said...

Hi bro here it is is copy and paste to url :search.4shared.com/q/CCAD/1/adb%20shell

jagadesh kumar said...

In the above link how can I install driver? .can u tell me please

Rakesh Pandey said...

I am hereby sharing the link, download the driver from the link given below.

http://www.4shared.com/folder/YagLQQ8L/_online.html

download the A73 driver.RAR file extract it.
extract the google usb driver inside the folders.


Connect your mobile with USB, when it says driver missing, install it by browsing to the folder you extracted.

Rakesh Pandey said...

http://www.4shared.com/folder/YagLQQ8L/_online.html

jagadesh kumar said...

Hi bro above link says document is missing. Please recheck the link

Nihar Deshmukh said...

i installed your 4.0.1 OS but my phone does not find the network.
btw i have 2 docomo sims.....
what should i do????????

Rakesh Pandey said...

kindly try this link.

http://www.4shared.com/rar/SF1N_OYH/a73_driver.html

Rakesh Pandey said...

Its great to learn that more & more people are taking the risk of rooting.
Great.

1) No network: Flash this file from shahabazas. http://www.mediafire.com/?x9g1pfu34ljkv2t

2) 4.01. OS: Friends this is not the original OS, but since this ROM uses the similar ICS theme, we call it 4.01. I have learned that some Russian developers have developed 4.01. OS ROMs for similar processors and hope we will have soon for our mobiles.

3) YOUR OS: Friend it's not mine, I am not a developer. I am just a learner like you all. Just in case you like the ROM do give the credit to the original developer. They deserve it...........

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Nihar Deshmukh said...

i get it.....
but when i used it, the motion sensor does not work.
is there an update which can fx this???

Rakesh Pandey said...

There Might me, Please refer to the android forum, in case there is no update, u can post your request.

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Nihar Deshmukh said...

I tried but there's no update fixing the motion sensor problem..
so can you please let me know when you find a solution?????

Rakesh Pandey said...

Try to flash the boot image discussed in this forum link http://androidforums.com/a73-all-things-root/619596-g-sensors-problem.html.

It asks to flash the following file http://www.4shared.com/file/lmBFxORO/boot.html

Try and revert if its a success for you.

This will help others a lot.

Nihar Deshmukh said...

i have the one from my nandroid backup of the stock rom..
i'll try that and post the results

Nihar Deshmukh said...

i replaced the boot.img and i got the sensors working :)

Rakesh Pandey said...

excellent and thanks for confirming your success.

Nihar Deshmukh said...

one thin that i noticed that the volume level was way too low with headphones..
any way to fix that??

Nihar Deshmukh said...

i found out some bugs.
first of all i cannot play some games like hill climb racing and others..
it says your device must have open gls 2.0
secondly the keyboard is not stable. it constantly keeps on coming and going.
can u tell me a way to fix that???

Nilesh Vishwakarma said...

drivers r not working plz help me out

sasi kumar said...

Driver is not working pls upload driver....

sasi kumar said...

Driver is not working pls upload driver....

sasi kumar said...

Driver is not working pls upload driver....

Rakesh Pandey said...

http://www.4shared.com/rar/SF1N_OYH/a73_driver.html

Rakesh Pandey said...

http://www.4shared.com/rar/SF1N_OYH/a73_driver.html

karthik.s said...

I "TOO" get the same error....even i disabled my antivirus and firewall and tried but "NO USE"..... still the same error as "PERMISSION DENIED"....
i receives this whenever i type this cmd "su" and "./flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img" and i don't get superuser at the end as u mentioned........

thx in advance.....
pls help

my mail id is king.karthik.009@gmail.com

karthik.s said...

i also tried using unlockroot
thats also no use......
when i launch that icon it says.....

"unlockroot has stopped working"

pls help....
and thx in advance bud....

ur post is good and helpful...:-)
I tried with my fingers crossed but failed at last...

Rakesh Pandey said...

I too faced the same issue....
You can raise this issues with their original developers.
Through this blog I have tried to give all information on a single page.

I hope you all will appreciate my efforts.

sunny jani said...

How to install driver?
please send me .txt file of cmd commands...
how to create my rom backup?if you have,upload it.

Rakesh Pandey said...

Regarding .txt: Bhai the command is not specific, it depends where your saving the files. Try once as I have asked. I believe U will succeed.

Regarding ROM backup: I have explained. Go to Recovery Mod...

Install Driver: OK I will soon update the blog for you explaining the same.

And last but not the least, thanks for communicating.

Rakesh Pandey said...

Regarding .txt: Bhai the command is not specific, it depends where your saving the files. Try once as I have asked. I believe U will succeed.

Regarding ROM backup: I have explained. Go to Recovery Mod...

Install Driver: OK I will soon update the blog for you explaining the same.

And last but not the least, thanks for communicating.

sunny jani said...
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sunny jani said...

when i type commands in cmd ,it show permission denite when type this command
su mount -o remount,exec /dev/block//vold/179:1 /sdcard

Rakesh Pandey said...

I had downloaded and saved the SDK on my D: drive

SDK folder ie. d:\adt-bundle-windows-x86\sdk\platform-tools\

Make sure you too have done the same.
If the error re-occurs pls intimate the same.

Hope you root your mob, install new ROMs and enjoy your phone more.

sunny jani said...

i extract on d: drive and follow all steps.
i also try this on latest sdk version...
still permission denite.

sunny jani said...

finally successfully root my phone.
Change my recovery using SP tools and after download flash zip file from official superuser and root my phone...............

Rakesh Pandey said...

Con grates and Thanks for sharing.

I invite you write the steps followed by you so that we can share this on our blog and in turns will help others.

sunny jani said...

Change my recovery using:
http://androidforums.com/a73-all-things-root/580847-way-root-a73-working-cwm-recovery-flashing-cwm-recovery-method-a73.html

Root my micromax a73 from:
http://downloads.noshufou.netdna-cdn.com/superuser/Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip

Flash this zip file in recovery mode.

Alex said...

please tell me how to install drivers on my pc for my a73 i have downloaded them from the link provided by you in your main blog. please guide me through the whole process thanking you in advance :-)

Rakesh Pandey said...

HOW TO INSTALL DRIVER: I assume you have windows 7.
press START, type DEVICE MANAGER in search bar.
Thus open DEVICE MANAGER.
Now, simply select the device who’s driver you want to update, here A73.
Once you are done. It will open a windows
Search Automatically ...
OR Browse ...
You have two options here, if you want to install a driver, then select Browse my computer for driver software.
Click Browse and locate your driver, once it’s done simply click Next and Windows 7 will start installing the driver.

DONE.

Alex said...

In the following step:
"mount -o remount,exec /dev/block//vold/179:1 /sdcard "
i get 'mount: not found'
and in "./flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img"
i get './flash_image :permision denied'
so is it correct? or if there is any error please solve it...

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jagadesh kumar said...

first install adb drivers and then try
my computer>properties>device manager>android>update drivers>adb drivers
then click ok
u will find adb drivers in google

Apka Kumar said...

plz help me friens my mobile micromax a73 updeta software list name and tareka plzzzzzzzzz friens em-apka94@gmail.com send me your phone updeta app plzzzzzzzz

Apka Kumar said...

the applications superuser(process.com.noshufou.android.su)has stopped unexpectedly.please try again

Apka Kumar said...

the applications superuser(process.com.noshufou.android.su)has stopped unexpectedly.please try again

Apka Kumar said...

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Apka Kumar said...

please tell me how to install drivers on my pc for my a73

Rakesh Pandey said...

Hi there now ROOT & well as UNROOT ur mobile with the most easiest way.

Use Super One Click.

Google it and use this damn awsome application.

Still if there is any need I will update my blog with the steps for using it.

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