Manually update Micromax A116 Canvas HD to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean [How To]

Micromax A116 Canvas HDAs we reported yesterday, the Android 4.2 update for Micromax A116 Canvas HD is now available via the company service centers.  However, if you don’t want to go to a service center and want to update the phone yourself, we have some good news for you.

We now have got hold of the Android 4.2 firmware file for Micromax A116, using which you can easily update your A116 Canvas HD smartphone to Android 4.2.1.

Before you go any further, the usual disclaimers apply, if you haven’t done this before, you are better off visiting a service center and getting your phone updated by them. We are not responsible for any harm that might or might not come to your phone as a part of this update.

So, first you need to download the Android 4.2 update file for A116 from this link or this link. Make sure the whole 362MB file has been downloaded.

Now, download the flash tool from here and drivers from here.

  • Install the drivers
  • Unzip the flash tool and the firmware files to separate folders on your PC
  • Open flash_tool application from the folder where you have unzipped the flash tool.
  • Click on scatter-loading and select the scatter loading file from the unzipped firmware file.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Jelly Bean update guide

  • Now, switch off your A116 Canvas HD and keep it switched off.
  • Then, go to options in the menu of flash tool and select USB mode.
  • After enabling USB mode, go to options again and go to DA Download All under the USB mode click on speed and then click High Speed.
  • Now, Go to the Firmware > Upgrade option, click on it then Flash tool will look for your phone.
  • NOW, connect your A116 Canvas HD (in switched off state) to your PC. The Flash Tool will start the flashing of your phone and this process can be seen by a colour progress bar present at the bottom of the Flash Tool.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Jelly Bean update guide

  • A green ring will be displayed once the process is complete.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Jelly Bean update guide

  • Disconnect your phone and remove the battery once and put it again
  • Now, switch on your phone and there will be a TP update your phone, do not touch the display during this update. Once finished, you are good to go.
  • Your phone is now running on Android 4.2.1. Enjoy. Do let us know about the experience in the comments section.

Also, help out other users in comments, who might be having problems with the update.

Firmware file via moulnisky.com

151 comments

    • Its working all fine u should know how to use the flash tool
      its good good colour reproduction and gps fix is okay not that great accuracy
      imp of all is the OTA update for further android updates so go for it its actually easy it will exactly take 5 min to do it…

      Like

  1. I HAVE DOWNLOADED The Android 4.2 update file for A116 From the given Link (2nd Link)
    But After extracting The huge File What i got was only 32 MB With 2 Errors ! 1.C:UsersDanishDesktopUPDATES9201_4.2_MP_F3F8_B1_IN_MMX_09_FLASHER_USER.rar: The file “???” header is corrupt
    2.! C:UsersDanishDesktopUPDATES9201_4.2_MP_F3F8_B1_IN_MMX_09_FLASHER_USER.rar: CRC failed in S9201_4.2_MP_F3F8_B1_IN_MMX_09_FLASHER_USERS9201_4.2_MP_F3F8_B1_IN_MMX_09_FLASHER_USERsystem.img. The file is corrupt
    !

    Like

  2. Is this the official version or a custom ROM with 4.2?
    Will the root method for previous version work on this?

    Like

  3. When I go to firmware -> upgrade and connect my canvas 116, nothing happens, as the status bar doesn’t move at all.
    What to do next?

    Like

    • same thing is happened with me .i think the phone should be rooted first .what do u say shiva.i am having unrooted phone and i am trying to do this with my window 7

      Like

    • i m also having window 7 in my laptop .it searches the phone but never found i dont know wats wrong with that,i think we should root the phone before doing this firmware upgrade..

      Like

  4. hello gaurav you rock… its wonderfull stuff jst updated my phone with your guide nd my canvas is on roller coster ride .. thanks a ton.. 🙂

    Like

  5. Same Issue. Phone is not recognized by Flash tools and it keeps searching. Followed the exact procedure but CHD not updating

    Note: I have experience in rooting and installing CWM in Galaxy S and changed rom to cynogenMOD

    Like

  6. Can i install this android release onto my Canvas 2 (A110)? If not, Please let me know if there is any such update for my phone. Thanks.

    Like

  7. please upload a video. or atleast a step by step guide ….i was gona brick my device with the above tut…got saved…..upload a step by step guide soon thanks

    Like

    • Will upload video on Friday because I’m not having this device with me its my sister’s and she will return on Friday so wait till then

      Like

  8. guys i did the process and after my phone started it was showing TP update and i touched the phone screen and now the phones touch is not detecting what should i do please help

    Like

    • all the official service centres will have the update. Apparentely its not available yet. Wait for few more days then contact your preferable service centre

      Like

  9. can anybody tell the reason..why the phone is not getting detected.. most of them are facing same problem.. i have installed drivers.. im using windows 7 x64 bit.

    Like

  10. couple of important instructions the uploader hasn’t mentioned:
    -your battery should be above 80% else the flash process won’t finish
    -you need to remove the battery, SIM and SD card before you connect your phone
    (yes, the battery as well)

    Like

    • Hey, why should the battery be above 80% when we won’t have to put the battery at all??? Sorry, I didn’t get it…

      Did I miss anything here??

      Like

      • I dont know why its so, the rooting procedure for 4.1.1 required the battery to be removed, i thought its the same for firmware update but its not; no need to remove the battery rest all SIM and SD card must be removed.

        Like

    • hi rohan pls confirm that removal of battery ,sim and sd card at the time firmware upgrade option through flash tool.

      Like

    • i’m sorry, you don’t need to remove the battery. I successfully flashed the update. Thanks for the upload, you saved me hours 😀

      Like

  11. pls help me guys…..

    i followed all steps perfectly…..My canvas A116 upgraded to 4.2.1 jelly bean but my screen is continuously blinking….

    After scatter loading when i restarted my Mobile …Screen starts constiniously blinking..
    Ryt now my phone is working perfectly but screen is continious blinking.

    Previously My canvas A116 was rooted also…

    Pls help me guys…pls pls pls…

    Like

  12. Hi All
    My phone is continuously blinking after the update. I tried factory reset and tried to flash again… it all seems to happen properly but the blinking remains. PLS HELP… JUST CANT UNDERSTAND WHAT WENT WRONG

    Like

    • Is your brightness set to “auto” ?
      turn that off, i think its a software bug. They should fix it in the next OTA update

      Like

      • nope I am trying all possible methods though. Keep on updating about your status as well.

        Like

      • Asit

        Downgrade to 4.1 and things will disappear. I upgraded once, blinking problem then downgraded problem solved, again upgraded, same blinking problem. I finally downgraded to 4.1 Astonishingly all programs were working, I could make and receive calls using the handset, could take pictures, touch screen was working butter smooth. I guess there was a small flaw needs to be fixed and that is the reason why Micromax has not yet officially released it. Anyways I hope I would get 4.2 soon

        Like

      • I got my Canvas HD upgraded to Jelly Bean from authorized service centre, but after upgrade the display started flickering(display goes on and off every 2 seconds). Hence, service centre reverted back to old 4.1.2.

        I see above few people have faced same issue, does any1 got it solved?

        Can anyone tell me why this is happening?

        Is there any other update available which will solve this issue?

        Like

      • yup i have the same problem i have kept screen brightness to max it doesn’t blink at higher brightness and i have no clue how to resolve the problem

        Like

  13. thank you for the tutorial. It is working just fine. But, after firmware update how do I root my device? After rooting with the general process, on using root checker it says ‘ Device does not have proper root access. ‘
    please help me with this issue. it would me extremely helpful.

    Like

    • Dear admin please you should have also mentioned that flashing with sp tools will also void warranty of this device read this for morehttp://www.twitlonger.com/show/m01jjq

      Like

  14. How long does the TP upgrade take? I kept it like that for 10 mins and it still didnt upgrade… didnt touch screen or anything.

    Im flashing again.. but how much time does it take roughly?

    Like

  15. my phone recognize but after 4 seconds its get error:the load anddownload are inconstistant!!
    please help!!!!

    Like

  16. All are done, very smoothing, tks for help.
    little problem -> how can connect with MTK android PC tool?
    haven’t development options.. pls help me

    Like

    • @Neethan any changes in screen resolution ? What about battery ? I had to downgrade as my screen started flickering after the update.

      Like

  17. >>>>>>HELP ME<<<<<<<<<
    Hi my HD 116 is rooted and i also swap memory card "internal to external and external to internal (thru ES explorer For BiG GAME)"….so plz tell me just update OR go back to unroot and default memory …plz help

    Like

  18. I mail Micromax and reply from them!
    Dear Valued Customer,

     

    Thank you for your Email, we would like to inform you that you will get the updated software version Jelly Bean for A116 from Monday onwards at your nearest service centre . For service center details request you to log on to – http://www.micromaxinfo.com/support .

     

    For any further Assistance you can log onto our website http://www.micromaxinfo.com and contact us on customer care number:011-44770044

     

    Assuring you with best of our services and we value your association with us.

     

     

    Thanks & Regards,

     

    MMX .SUPPORT
    Yippie!!

    Like

  19. ha ha ha funny or scary i dont know but TB running 20 min ,one popup come dont touch scree and down is “OK” so i just want conform tht OK but tht also not clik ha ha aha

    Like

    • You have already done the mistake by touching that OK . you should not have touched the screen at all… follow the procedure agaian

      Like

      • I waited sometine after TB started running, then touched OK button and the screen gone. Then I touched on-button after 30 minutes, it started without any problem.

        Like

  20. Hello,
    If anybody comes across with the fix for the screen continuously flashing issue, could you please tell me.. Thanks.

    Like

  21. If we update the handset with the above files, in future can we go to service centre for future update or can we update tthrough OTA?

    Like

  22. If we update the handset with the above files, in future can we go to
    service centre for future update or can we update tthrough OTA?

    Like

  23. Amazing guide….the only problem faced was the driver in win7. rest all went smoothly…..dont touch the screen even if it asks for confirmation…….Thanks a lot to the team for helping us all out.

    Like

  24. Still screen blinking issue. Read and tried everything possible under the sun..but alas….Official update still not available in Goa. It is so very disappointing. IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF PEOPLE FACING SIMILAR PROBLEM START A SEPARATE THREAD.

    Like

  25. i guess the “SCREEN BLINKING ISSUE” or “SCREEN FLASHING ISSUE” is a bug in the firmware itself coz i updated my phone and downgraded and again got it updated from mmx service center but still i have the issue…
    IF any of you found a solution please be generous and share it…

    Like

    • I also upgraded with the same way but used firmware as shown in video on youtube but I don’t have any issue…but I am not able root my phone as I’ve done before….:)

      Like

      • I did it…I downloaded update for superSU and install using CWM and it’s done…my phone is rooted again…

        Like

      • Can you post the youtube link?
        I got mine updated from authorized Service center, but even then my display is flickering. I tried upgrading myself, still same problem.

        Its very frustrating, can any1 give any solution for this?

        Like

  26. I Have Full Solution , Canvas HD a116 now 4.2.1 ,My external now use App and games 32 GB get Support call 09408418868 , Really Work ,

    Like

  27. I would like to thank Developers of ROM SamHD V3.5 and starkHD for the rom. I have succussfully upgraded to 4.2.1. What I would like to know is most of the people are talking about TP upgrade but I have not seen any I have installed SAMHD first then used it for a couple of days then switched to Stark HD by Abhishek.

    I find both are good one but I kept Stark HD as it has over the air update facelity also the phone model Identity remains intact, however in SAM HD I found the phone model changed.

    Some of the xposed apk I have taken from SAMHD to Stark HD like Xprivacy.

    FM radio, Icon themer, etc.

    The icon themer when transfered to Stark have a parsing error could not be installed. Camera resolution is less compared to SAM HD. I would like to ask Abhishek if they can provide a combination of both ROM’s best features into one.

    Also why TP upgarde didnot happen in my device. No complains however.

    Thanks once again to both of them.

    Like

  28. after installing all the three files and if press the scatter loading file its ask for the scatter file if i press the button and press the mmc file it asks for the msxmsl6 to be loaded plese help how to solve the problem

    Like

  29. any one tell i should install all the three folders in single folder or separate folder each please guide me i am waiting…..

    Like

  30. after many attempts i finally updated micromax canvas hd to 4.2.1
    the problems i faced were,
    1.msmxl6 not found.
    2.after 4s an error message saying that the source is inconsitent.
    solutions:
    installed msmxl6 file,downloaded it from the microsoft website.
    the flashtool has been updated google for the latest one and you are good to go.

    Like

  31. i upgraded my phone succesfully to 4.2.1 but the tp upgrade u said haven’t took place ,..is that becoz of any error….or is it ok?…. pls reply

    Like

  32. after installing msxml6 if i give firmware upgrade it is running upto 23% only after that its telling that please select correct target as mt3589 what to do? any one help?

    Like

  33. if i connect the cable to the system the phone gets charging instead of detecting pls help what to do??????????

    Like

  34. hi i use micromax canvas hd a116. my phone showing internal memory full. inspite of default storage on external sd card. what to do

    Like

  35. Temporary (almost there ) solution for screen flickering i somehow found.
    Go in developer options, and click “disable hardware overlays” under the drawing section.
    This will fix the flickering!! The problem is with android 4.2.x, the OS gets confused and can’t decide if the CPU or the GPU should be drawing the screen, so it flickers do to it switching between the CPU and GPU real fast…

    Like

  36. [Urgent] Help Needed

    TP Upgrade Failed.

    Now i am not able to touch my screen, not even i can switch phone off as touch screen is not responding.

    I thought of starting the process from begining but now i am stuck on welcome screen. As i cant click on screen i wont be able to move ahead.

    Any suggestions?

    Like

    • I am replying to my own answer

      I connected keyboard to my phone and i found that the android OS has been upgraded to 4.2.1. However my touch panel is not working. After doing research on same i found that due to TPUPGRADE process failure the factory firmware for touch panel was erased but the process has failed before burning the new firmware for touch panel.So even if i try reflashing the firmware or installing the factory (4.1) firmware the problem will persist because TPUPGRADE process will not start.

      In other words, i have screwed my phone touch panel.

      I am still researching but any help will be appreciated

      Like

  37. Nice Blog …I upgraded MXHD 116 to 4.21. with Zero issues. This is first time i tried ….happy to enjoy new features.

    Like

  38. Dear gaurav i couldnt complete the TP update process as i thought for a while that phone is not responding so i make an illegal shutdown by removing the battery of my phone…… so could u pls tell me what should i do now????

    Like

  39. guys ..dont try this … you will end up sending your phone to service centre .. touch panel will not work after the update and there is no solution so far

    Like

  40. my issue is reagrding common Apps like flipkart .amazon or ola Uber etc .. all these Apps after installation does not launch if i clik the shortcut ont the home screen . .display screen just falshes and goes back to home screen
    . happening with most of the Apps .. even default browser is also not loading. .. any suggestions

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s