Root & install CWM Recovery on Micromax Canvas Viva A72 / MTK65XX Series with this article. Micromax Canvas Viva A72 was launched back in April 2013. It is a simple phone with some decent features. It is a dual SIM smartphone with expandable storage capacity of 32 GB. It runs on a 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor and is has 512 RAM which ensures you to have a smooth scrolling experience. All the apps are processed at a quick pace and without any lag. Canvas Viva runs on a Mediatek MT6515 chipset. Its 5-inch touchscreen is quick to respond and brings a complete life into your everyday existence. The multitouch function that this phone has enables you to use more than one finger on the screen to get more work done with less effort. Entertainment, gaming and even simple gestures become so much better, brighter and sharper on this capacitive touchscreen. It has 3.15 MP Primary while 0.3 MP of Secondary Camera. Canvas Viva is based on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system. If you are looking for a smartphone with a decent hardware, affordable price tag, a good processor and a big wide screen then Canvas Viva A72 is the phone for you. Although the phone is not that attractive when it comes to specifications however if you consider the price point, you will certainly realize that it is one of the best alternative available under INR 8K.
Although Canvas Viva is not meant for best gaming and multitasking experience but still there is a way you can improve the same. This method is called Rooting. Basically rooting is a procedure which enables you to get a full privileged control over your android subsystem. The limitations which are implemented by the hardware manufacturers and carriers can be easily overcome by this method. Thus you can have access to all the sub-settings that a normal user can’t. Till now there are no custom ROMs available for Micromax Canvas Viva A72 but there are still much reasons why to root your Android Smartphone. You can run the apps which require proper admin permissions or even remove those system applications. There are many tweaks available on the Web which are supported only for rooted smartphones. Before proceeding further you must note that rooting ruins your device warranty. As everyone knows now for flashing custom ROMs, you need to root your device first and install a custom recovery like Clockworkmod or TWRP. In this article we’ll be discussing the same for Canvas Viva A72. Interested users may proceed further for the actual rooting and Clockworkmod flashing process.
The procedure given below for rooting and flashing the Clockworkmod (CWM) custom recovery on your Micromax Canvas Viva A72/MTK65XX Series is risky and may permanently damage your device, if not attempted correctly. The users who are familiar with this stuff can proceed further. But for the newbies who are completely un-aware of such thing, we recommend you to stop right at this point. If in case your Canvas Viva A72 gets damaged or bricked by following this article then neither we nor the developers will be held responsible for that. Even though the chances that your device will get damaged is least, but still I highly recommend you to follow all that is given below properly and without attempting anything by your own. This process is only compatible for Micromax Canvas Viva having the model number A72. Applying this on any other device or variant may result into unwanted outcomes. So you must verify your device from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone before proceeding further.
- Rooting will void your device warranty. But don’t worry it can be easily regained back by un-rooting the device.
- Backup all your data including Contacts, SMS/MMS, call logs, notes, APN settings and copy it somewhere for safety. You may use this Super Backup app for the same.
- Make sure that the battery of your device is charged at least upto 70% so as to minimize the risk of switching off during the rooting process.
- Make sure that the Micromax Canvas Viva A72 drivers are installed on your Computer. You can install them them from the link given below:
- Enable the USB Debugging mode on your device by following the path Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB Debugging.
Procedure to Root Micromax Canvas Viva A72:
Step 1: Firstly download the ERoot Software in a specific folder on your PC.
Step 2: After successfully downloading the software, connect your mobile to PC using the USB cable.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging and Allow Mock Location by following the path Settings->Application->Development.
Step 4: Make sure that your device has successfully connected to PC, otherwise install the mobile specific drivers on your PC. The link is given in Pre-requisites.
Step 5: Now launch the eroot.exe software which you’ve just downloaded. It should look like this:
Step 6: Click on the Root button to initiate the rooting process.
Step 7: After waiting for a few seconds your Micromax Canvas Viva A72 will be successfully rooted. You can verify the same by going to your Apps list & check whether an app named Superuser is installed on your device or not. This Superuser app helps to supervise each application which requires a root access.
Step 8: You can also check whether your mobile has been rooted or not by using an app called Root Checker.
Procedure to install Clockworkmod Custom Recovery on Micromax Canvas Viva A72:
Step 1: Firstly download and extract MTKDroidTools in a specific folder on your PC.
Step 2: Connect your Canvas Viva to PC using USB cable.
Step 3: Launch the MTKDroidTools which you’ve just downloaded. You’ll see all your device information here. Now, press the Root option present on it.
Step 4: Next select the root, backup, recovery tab. Here you’ll see three options from which you need to select the ‘To use boot from phone‘ option.
Step 5: After doing as mentioned, press the Recovery and Boot button.
Step 6: Next you’ll asked whether to make CWM recovery automatically, press ‘Yes‘ button.
Step 7: Press ‘No‘ button when asked for flash patched boot.img.
Step 8: Press ‘Yes‘ button when asked for Install created recovery to phone.
Step 9: To verify whether recovery works or not, press ‘Yes‘ button when asked for Reload phone in recovery. This is optional.
Step 10: After the process completes successfully, it would look like this:
Finally you’ve successfully flashed Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery on your Micromax Canvas Viva A72. To boot into CWM recovery use this Rebooter (fast reboot) app.
Note: This method of flashing Clcokworkmod (CWM) Recovery can be done to all the Android Smartphones running on Mediatek MTK65XX chipset.
Great! You have successfully rooted & installed Clockworkmod (CWM) Custom Recovery on Micromax Canvas Viva A72/MTK65XX Series. You can now change & view the system settings, do nandroid backup, flash custom ROMs, wipe data/cache and do much more. I have made this article is made as simple as possible to understand you properly. Even though you have any doubts, queries or suggestions regarding this article then do tell me through the comment section below. I’ll try to sort out them as early as possible. Till then enjoy! 🙂