Hello Geeks. This is one among those articles that I have been trying to complete for quite some time. At last, here I am today. A complete guide to ROOT your Micromax Canvas 4 and Install MIUI Custom ROM On Micromax Canvas 4 A210. This guide helps you change the look of your Canvas 4 into the popular Chinese MI user interface. If you’re one among those who love MI, then its time to experience MIUI on your Canvas 4. Before getting into the guide to ROOT and Flash custom ROM, have a precise knowledge on what rooting actually is.
Rooting helps you to make any modifications to your smart phone. It helps you experience the real taste of Android. You would be able to modify your phone completely if you have good knowledge on how it actually works. Get some information on rooting so that you have an idea of how it actually helps you use your device to the fullest.
Best Custom ROM’s For Canvas 4
There are many custom ROM’s currently available that supports Canvas 4. If you are really bored of using the Vanilla Android style interface and are looking for a change in the looks and performance, I suggest you to flash ROM’s like FunTouch OS, Color OS, Lewa OS or MIUI V5. These ROMS are worth a try because they are pretty good in looks, features and the interface really changes the way things used to be before. All of these Custom ROM’s have their own featues and interfaces developed by various developers. Color OS is actually developed by Chinese company Oppo. Unlike Color OS, MIUI is developed by another china manufacturer ‘Xiaomi‘. Various developers over the world produce ports for various phones so that people can use them on their phones for free. MIUI holds a better share in performance and features but every ROM is worth trying atleast once when you get bored.
Features of MIUI Custom ROM
1. Simple but powerful MIUI OS
2. Highly customized Android
3. This ROM uses Stock Kernel. So probably no bugs.
5. 3G Working on both Sims
6. New Boot Animation and Boot Logo designed by NeroD
7. Unlock phone using volume buttons
8. Android Lollipop Keyboard
9. Fully zip aligned and signed
10. Only 322.98 MB in size
11. Aroma Installer available
12. Init.d Support
13. Heavily Tweaked –
* Network Tweaks
* WiFi Tweaks
* GPS Tweaks
* Photo and Video Recording Tweaks
* Internet Surfing and Media Streaming Tweaks
* Google DNS Tweak
* Flash Tweak
* Renders UI with GPU
* Smooth Touchscreen Sensitivity and Super-Responsive
* Power Saving Tweaks
* Dalvik Tweaks
* Increased SD-Card speed tweak
14. Focused for performance
15. Good memory management.
16. If you’re a heavy gamer, then is the best ROM for you to play without lags.
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While you’re flashing any custom ROM, make sure that your device is rooted. Go through the following steps to root your phone.
Steps To Root Your Phone
Step 1: Goto Settings->Developer Options->USB Debugging mode and Check (tick) it. Now go back to Security and check “Unknown Sources”. By doing this your device will be set for installing 3rd party apps and connecting to the PC using device drivers.
Step 2: On your PC, Download and install ‘SRS root’ and connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable.
Step 3: Now click on “ROOT” button in SRS root application and you will see your device rebooted after a couple of seconds. You should find an app named “SuperSU” or “Super User” installed. This is a sign that your device is rooted and you’re now free to change your ROM.
There are also few cases where the above process might fail. But do not worry, as there is no harm to your phone. If the above process fails, try this alternate process.
Alternate Process To ROOT Your Phone
Step 1: Goto Settings->Developer Options->USB Debugging mode and check it. Now go back to Security and check “Unknown Sources”. By doing this your device will be set for installing 3rd party apps and connecting to the PC using device drivers.
Step 2: Connect your device to PC/laptop. The drivers will be installed automatically.
Step 3: Download ‘Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v31’ and unzip them in a folder.
Step 4: Open the extracted folder and Click RunMe.bat.
Step 5: Follow the onscreen instructions carefully. When you see Please Enter a valid number type 1 and press Enter.
Step 6: Your device will reboot during the process after which you can find SuperSu application/icon in your app drawer.
With that, you’re done rooting your phone!
Rooting voids warranty. However, you can unroot your phone whenever you want and also can install stock ROM again. During ROOTING, there will not be any loss of data.
Here are a few screenshots of MIUI Custom ROM on Micromax Canvas 4.
Guide To Install MIUI Custom ROM On Micromax Canvas 4 A210
Now follow these simple steps to install MIUI Custom ROM on your Micromax Canvas 4 A210.
Warning Before Flashing
We won’t take any pain of yours if you bricked your phone. Do this at your own risk. Keeping battery charged to 100% is recommended before flashing. There might be some minor bugs in some ROMs, so beware of existing Bugs in the ROM before flashing. In case of MIUI, there are no bugs encountered for me in my daily usage (I personally use this on my Canvas 4). But there are chances that you might find some. In case, if you wanted to revert back to the Canvas 4 Stock ROM, you can easily do that too.
Steps To Install MIUI Custom ROM On Micromax Canvas 4
Step 1: Download MIUI Custom ROM & Recovery file.
Step 2: Install app named “Mobile Uncle tool”. Open it and give root permissions.
Step 3: Now goto ‘Recovery Update’, choose recovery.img you moved to your phone in previous step and now your device should reboot into custom recovery.
Step 4: In recovery, goto Back-Up & Restore and take a full backup of your current ROM.
Step 5: Now, Wipe Dalvik cache, cache partition, data and Factory reset.
Step 6: After all the above steps are done, goto ‘Install from SDcard’ and choose the ROM.zip file and confirm it in the next screen.
Step 7: Once it shows “Installed successfully”, reboot your device and you should see MIUI running on your Canvas 4.
That’s it. Simply done to experience the bug-free, fast and reliable MIUI custom ROM on Canvas 4.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How to enable root in MIUI?
Ans. Go to the Security app, open it and you will find ‘Permission’. Click on the Root permission check box. Done! You are a Superuser now.
Q2. Xposed modules are not working on the ROM.
Ans. Since MIUI is different from other Android ROMs, it does not support Xposed modules. Instead you can use WSM Tools.By this you can use the Xposed modules which are supported by WSM Tools. Beware, trying to use Xposed in this ROM may Softbrick your phone. So use WSM tools.
Q3. Notification light not working?
Ans. Since ROM is a port form Canvas HD, you need to select only Yellow and Red for notifications from the settings menu as Canvas HD supports only these 2 colors.
Q4. Cannot switch back to USB mode after using MTP mode?
Ans. If you accidently switched to MTP and want to go back to USB then you have to re-install the ROM. We can’t do anything for this except to wait for the bug to fix by the developers.
Hope this guide helps you to install MIUI Custom ROM on Micromax Canvas 4 A210 Smartphone. If you are struck anywhere while doing this process, feel free to comment below! We are always here to help you out 🙂 HAPPY FLASHING!! Find a minute to Subscribe to Interest Waypoint if you like our work. Thank You 🙂