The Android One phones are like a budget man’s Nexus and apart from keeping them priced exactly around the $100 mark, Google has released the source for the Android One phones like the Micromax Canvas A1.
Note that this is the first time that sources have been released for a phone running on a Mediatek chipset, the quad core running Mediatek MT6582.
Micromax is amongst the top players in the subcontinent which adds more sense for the Canvas A1 being the bestseller amongst all the Android One devices!
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Android, Sources and Cyanogenmod. Already sounds interesting right? Let’s have a look at a quick procedure on how you can get Cyanogenmod 11 up and running on your Micormax Canvas A1.
Please Note That Since this ROM is still under development, a few hiccups could be there anyways. Keep calm and believe in the developers, they do work hard everyday to keep this bugs in check.
HOW TO INSTALL CYANOGENMOD 11 ON MICROMAX CANVAS A1:
- Make sure you have backed up all the data and have a custom recovery ready on your device that’ll be required to complete the flashing process.
- Download the ROM file and Gapps Zip files.
- Put the files downloaded above in the root folder(preferable) of your sd card.
- Boot your phone up in recovery mode(Generally using Vol Up+Power Buttons).
- In the recovery mode try navigating using the Volume keys and for selection, use the Power key.
- Now in the recovery mode, wipe all the data/ Do a factory reset for a clean installation
- Now go to “Install zip from sd card” (We mean the external sd card here!).
- Select the ROM zip file that you downloaded in the above step and proceed to flash it.
- Flash the Gapps zip file in a similar fashion. This helps you runs all the Google services on your fresh installation.
- From the recovery menu, Click “Reboot System Now”.
- Sit back and relax, You’re home fella!
If you went through the steps mentioned above in the order they’ve been given, you’ll land up on the homescreen of your fresh installation in a few minutes as the first boot usually takes around 120 seconds or so depending upon the ROM and the hardware. Be Patient! With the installation and the ROM.
We’re here to help you, If you found any issues, just drop us a word here in the comments section. For those who are keen to know more, you can head over to the original thread.
Special Thanks: ParanoidAndroid Team for GAPPS Packages.