Guide to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Some die-hard Android fans cannot keep calm until they play at a deep level with their devices. Those who bought Micromax A116 Canvas HD, and also want to root the phone, and you might surely seeking to evaluate Custom ROMs. We appreciate your concern, and we are always working to find out something appealing for your readers. Well, if you want to install the recovery on your A116 Smartphone, than CWM (ClockWorkMod) is the best option.


CWM Recovery is the regarded as the best recovery for the Android Smartphones. It comes with a bunch of features, to install Custom ROMs and flashing the packages developed by different developers in Android Community. In this article, we’re going to tell you, how you can install CWM Recovery on your Micromax A116 Canvas HD device with the easy process. After installing CWM, you can root your device, and can install any application or custom ROM firmware, which require root access.

If you wish to install ClockworkModRecovery on your device, then just follow below tutorial, and make sure to perform every step.

Disclaimer: Since, CWM is not official, it would void you are the warranty of the smartphone. CWM Is not required  for beginners, and if you do not know about recovery, then we recommend you to firstly read about the same. By following this tutorial to install, ClockworkMod Recovery, you should know that it is a risky process. We at should not held responsible if any damage caused to your device, you should proceed at your risk.


  • Download and Install Latest Micromax Drivers from here (Download Link). Make sure that you have kept Micromax A116 Canvas HD compatible data cable, as it is required for connectivity between phone and PC.
  • Make sure to charge Canvas HD’s battery minimum of 80% before you proceed with the Installation of CWM (ClockworkMod Recovery). Device should not turned of in between the procedure.
  • We recommend you to Disable Antivirus and Firewall program in your PC, as they can create unwanted conflict during the process, so its good idea to disable them in advance for smoother process.
  • It is recommended to make Backup of all data in your Micromax A116 Canvas HD Phone:
    • SMS/MMS Messages with SMS Backup & Restore App
    • Call Log with Call Backup & Restore App
    • Bookmarks, Applications and other data with many apps, like Titanium BackupAstro File Manager, and MyBackup Root apps. We recommend you to make ‘NANDROID’ backup of current Stock or Custom ROM, so that you can easily restore later from the backup, if anything goes wrong with the device while attempting to Install Custom ROM Firmware in your device. You should make backup of your data and songs into the microSD card of the phone.
  • Ensure that USB Debugging Mode is Turned On. Navigate to the path ‘Settings>Applications>Development>USB  debugging’.  You have to disconnect your phone from computer, it is must to enable USB debugging mode.

Now, if you’ve followed everything i have stated above, then now it’s time to continue with the process. We’ve made steps easy, so that even beginners can follow them easily.

Steps to Install ClockworkModRecovery (CWM) on Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Step 1: Make sure that Micromax Drivers are installed. Then download the following files:

Step 2: Now, extract the ‘SP Flash Tools’ package, and then run the software.

Step 3: Once the interface is open, then just click on the button Scatter-Loading which is present on the right side, and just below the Download Agent. Here, you must browse and select MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt

Step 4: After the few moments, you will notice that the ‘SP Flash Tools’ interface has displayed various options on the screen, you must uncheck every entery here, and just check Recovery


Step 5: On the application window, after you clicked on the option Recovery and select the clockworkmod recovery.img which you have downloaded in Step 1.

Step 6: At the application interface, just navigate over to the Options and then click USB Mode to enable the same. Now navigate to the Options > DA Download All > Speed > Force to high speed.

Step 7: We recommend you remove microSD card, SIM Card and battery from the device.

Stpe 8: Right on the application interface in PC, just click Download button and then ignore all the warning messages, and when asked just click ‘Yes’.

Step 9: Now, it’s time to connect the phone to computer. Make sure that you’ve removed the battery. Now, connect the phone to computer while pressing Volume Up and then it will automatically start flashing the recovery.img.

Step 10: After flashing process has initiated, it will be displayed on the screen in the form of progress bar, which is located just below the SP Flash Tools interface.

Step 11: Perform this with care, and your device should not disconnected from the computer while performing this step. After the process gets completed, Green signal would appear on the screen, which indicates that process has been completed successfully.

Step 12: Now at this time, you can safely disconnect the phone from computer. Now, you can also insert back the battery, SIM card and microSD card.

Step 13: Before turning on the phone, make sure to press Volume Up+Down+Power Buttons all together to put the phone into recovery mode. Now, you can check the ClockworkMod Recovery listed there. You can navigate through the interface using Volume Up and Volume Key, and select any option using Power Button.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed ClockworkMod recovery on your Micromax A116 Canvas HD. Now you can install any Custom ROMs, root the device and lot more. Do lets know in comments if whether the process was successful or you’ve faced any issue.

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2 thoughts on “Guide to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Micromax A116 Canvas HD

  1. Hello Sir… all things going well upto step 12. But when i start the phone in recovery mode i.e. by pressing Power +vol up + vol down then selecting volume up key…. it doent load recovery mode. it starts as normal mode. Please help

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