Micromax Canvas A1 hard reset recovery menu

You can try to enter the Android Recovery menu on your micromax device, but please note that not all firmware supports it, and if  there is no option to enter this recovery mode to "wipe data" or  "Factory reset" your device, you won't be able to enter this menu. If these options will be available in a future ROM / Firmware release than you should try the following method to enter the menu.

  1. Fully charge the phone.
  2. Turn on the device by pressing the volume UP and power key together. Press power for a few second release it but keep pressing the Volume key a little bit longer.
  3. When Micromax and Android logo shows up release the Vol key.
  4. Wait until you see an Android figure lying on its back.
  5. If recovery menu appears follow 6. When you see "No command" with the Andorid robot press POWER shortly (or +Vol up) to display the recovery menu.
  6. When Android system recovery menu appears... go and
  7. Highlight wipe data/Factory reset using volume down key.
  8. Confirm with power or Cancel using BACK key.
  9. Select with Vol - Yes -- delete all user data and confirm using power key.
  10. After hard reset is done, highlight reboot system now and confirm your selection.

Note! All data will be deleted! Be sure to backup your user data before doing a hard reset.

Micromax Canvas A1 recovery menu hard reset remove unlock pattern delete password

If the first method not working try the following which is very similar, but the device displays a Factory Test boot selection menu

Note: if your firmware displays a menu with Recovery, Bootloader etc. options, select Recovery that.

  1. Fully charge the phone.
  2. Turn on the device by pressing the volume UP and power key together.
  3. When Android logo shows up release the keys, a menu will come up.
  4. Wait until a menu comes up displaying Factory Test and several menu options.
  5. Using the volume key highlight the Research
  6. in the next menu select Recovery

    Now the device will reboot. Follow the next steps. Use volume UP/ DOWN to move and ENTER button to select
  1. Wait until you see an Android figure lying on its back.
  2. If recovery menu appears follow 6. When you see "No command" with the Andorid robot press POWER shortly (or +Vol up) to display the recovery menu.
  3. When Android system recovery menu appears... go and
  4. Highlight wipe data/Factory reset using volume down key.
  5. Confirm with power or Cancel using BACK key.
  6. Select with Vol - Yes -- delete all data and confirm using power key.
  7. After hard reset is done, highlight reboot system now and confirm your selection.

Note! All data will be deleted! Be sure to backup your user data before doing a hard reset.

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Resetting Your Micromax Canvas A1 Android tablet from the menu option factory reset

With Clean Boot, you can reset your tablet to its factory defaults. When you reset your phone, the data stored in your tablet may be erased.
1. Tap Application > Settings > Backup & reset.
2. Tap Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything to reset the phone

Micromax Canvas A1 hard reset recovery firmware update

Check your device if it has a MediaTek MTK based chipset, SoC, CPU.

This tutorial will show you how to unlock / remove your forgotten lock pattern or reset Micromax Canvas A1 mobile device. If you forgot your unlock pattern, PIN or password on Micromax Canvas A1, your only option is to reinstall its firmware or Format your device with Smart phone Flash Tool. If in the recovery menu there is no option to factory reset the phone/tablet, or you are unable to access the recovery menu with the phone's physical keys but you can install software from SD card or you can format your MTK chipset based device with SP Flash tool then you have a good chance to get access your phone / tablet again.

Follow the instructions to reinstall Micromax Canvas A1 firmware or read on to see what else you can do to Factory reset your device using SP Flash tool or ADB Android Debug Bridge.

How to update firmware on Micromax Canvas A1?

You can update, install or reinstall the original stock or custom firmware on your device with two different methods.

One is SD card update and the other is Smartphone SP Flash tool from PC.

If your phone supports SD card update then you can move the custom firmware e.g. update.zip file to your SD card's root directory. Insert the card in your device and put it in Download mode and the phone will update itself. To put your phone or tablet in Download mode turn off the device, pull out battery if it has a removable battery and reinsert it. Press the Volume UP or Volume DOWN button and he POWER button at the same time for a few seconds. If you have the right firmware the flashing procedure will start automatically and usually will take only a few minutes.

But what if you can't update Micromax Canvas A1 with SD card? 

Let's start with Smart Phone Flash Tool

How to reset with smart phone flash tool v5

 Update firmware on Micromax Canvas A1 SP Flash tool v5

  1. Download Android generic driver and install it on your PC computer if you haven't done it already. Use Windows device manager to check your device. Please search for the latest "MTK android driver" in Google for it
  2. Download SP Flashtool from here (Find the latest SP flash tool) and extract it to a folder.
  3. Download your stock or custom ROM for your device and extract it to a folder on your PC. You can find Micromax Canvas A1 ROM firmware at the official website of your device or you can also find some cooked custom ROMs throughout the internet.
  4. Power off your phone and pull out the battery. (Note: In the most cases you have to remove the battery during the firmware update and while you connect the device to the PC, but if the PC doesn't recognize the phone also try with the battery inserted. Do not forget to install the drivers first.)
  5. Find and open flash_tool.exe application on your PC. smart phone flash tool v5 launcher
  6. On the Download tab find the Scatter-loading button.
  7. Find a txt file named scatter or similar in your official or custom ROM's folder. You will find it where you previously extracted.
  8. Load the scatter txt file named similar like MT6572_Android_scatter.txt
  9. Click on the Download button and after that connect the device to the PC using a USB cable and press the Volume DOWN or UP key to recognize your device by the SP tool. If your battery is removable do not insert it in the device during the flashing procedure.
  10. Wait unil the flash procedure is over. A green check mark will indicates that everything went good.

You are done. Disconnect the phone and reinsert the battery. Now you can turn on your phone and it will boot as normal.

Remove forgotten password or unlock pattern on Micromax Canvas A1 with SP Flash tool Format option

  1. Download Android generic driver and install it on your PC computer if you haven't done it already. Use Windows device manager to check your device. Please search in Google for the latest drivers.
  2. Download SP Flashtool from here (Find the latest SP flash tool) and extract it to a folder.
  3. Download the ROM for your phone and extract it to a folder on your PC.
  4. Power off your phone and pull out the battery. (Note: In the most cases you have to remove the battery during the firmware update and while you connect the device to the PC, but if the PC doesn't recognize the phone also try with the battery inserted. )
  5. Find and open flash_tool.exe application on your PC.
  6. Choose Format tab.
  7. Click on Start button. Leave everything on default settings or you may break your device and it will not boot.

smart phone flash tool v5 format device hard reset

 

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