How to Install CWM Recovery and Root Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Micromax A116 Canvas HD is one of the best selling smartphone of Micromax. The device is incredibly popular in India because of its cost towards amazing specifications. If you have landed in this page then you might already own Canvas HD A116  and looking for reliable guide to root the device.

Here is a reference of Micromax A116 Canvas HD Specifications and Pricing guide.


Before proceeding with the rooting process please make sure that you have some knowledge about rooting and its advantage. Here is our most comprehensive guide about Rooting, Its Advantages and Disadvantages.

Rooting Micromax A116 Canvas HD involves two process

  • Installing CWM Recovery (clockWorkMod)
  • Actual Rooting Process

Its very important to install CWM Recovery (ClockWorkMode) before getting into actual rooting process. So, Please don’t skip the first step.

Proceed at your own risk

Please apply the information given in this blog(Mobiada) at your own risk and responsibilities and any damages caused by following our tutorials or Guides will not be acknowledged by us.


Make sure that you meet following requirements before proceeding

Install CWM Recovery on Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Micromax A116 Canvas HD-4

  • Click on “Scatter Loading” (right side) and select the downloaded text file MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt

Micromax A116 Canvas HD-3

  • You can see many options popping up. Make sure that only “Recovery” option is ticked (like in the screenshot below)

Micromax A116 Canvas HD-2

  • Now click on “Recovery” option and select the file recovery.img (ClockWorkMod recovery file)
  • In Flashtool go to Options >> USB Mode  and Options >> DA Download All >> Force to High Speed (refer screenshot below)

Micromax A116 Canvas HD-1

  • Switch of Your Phone and remove the battery.
  • Click Download button on Flash Tool (Ignore warnings)
  • Now reinsert battery. Press hold Volume UP Key and Connect your device to PC via USB cable. Your device will be getting installed, Check for Yellow colored progress bar.
  • When the process is completed you will see Green color ring with success message.
  • Once done you can switch of the phone again. Now restart the phone to recovery mode by pressing Power Key + Volume UP + Volume Down Key. Now choose Recovery Option and you should be seeing CWM Recovery Option if you followed above steps correctly.


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Root Micromax A116 Canvas HD

  • First download SU Package and SU Bin. Place it in top directory of your External SD card.
  • Now again restart the phone to recovery mode by pressing Power Key + Volume UP + Volume Down Key. You can use Volume Up, Volume Down button for navigation and Power button to select any option.
  • Go to Recovery option and then CWM Recovery. Now make sure than you Wipe Data/Factory Reset, Wipe Cache Partition, and go to Advanced >> Wipe Dalvik Cache.
  • Now go to main menu and select option “Install ZIP from SD Card”  and then select ““.
  • Now again go to main menu and select option “Install ZIP from SD Card” but this time select ““.
  • Once its flashed go to main menu and select “reboot system now“.
  • Thats it your Micromax A116 Canvas HD is successfully rooted. Here is how to can check whether the phone is rooted or not.
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  1. hiboy says

    my phone connects to pc for a while but then suddenly ddesconnects 
    i followed all ur steps but not connecting my deviice what could be the problem
    hav any idea

    • says

      hiboy Check whether the USB Cable is good and there is no loose connections in either end. Also check whether drivers are installed correctly or not.

  2. PiyushKalra says

    hey , i rooted my phone using motochopper first . Can i install CWM without any complications by your method ?

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