How to Install MIUI v6 on Micromax Canvas A117

If you are fan of Xiaomi MIUI then happen to own Micromax Canvas A117, then be happy as developer over at XDA has released MIUI 6 based on Android 4.4 KitKat for your phone.

Install MIUI v6 on Micromax Canvas A117

MIUI is famous for its clean UI, great performance and perfect battery life. You can say its OS inside OS because its look like totally new operating system but reality is that its forked version of Android. If you have decided to install MIUI v6 Android 4.4.4 KitKat on your Micromax Canvas A117, then follow the tutorial below.

This ROM is only for Canvas A117 and practicing it on any other device can be fatal for that device. [Verify your phone model from Settings –> About Phone]

Safety Guidelines

  • Make sure your Canvas A117 is at least 66% or charged.
  • Ensure that you have complete backup of all your important data.
  • Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your smartphone. [If not, enable from Setting –> Developer Options]

Files Required

The MIUI v6 ROM mentioned in this post belong to its respective developer. We are just covering tutorial to help you in its installation which is well-written and very easy to understand. However if you damage or brick your phone, cannot be held responsible.

How to Install MIUI v6 on Micromax Canvas A117

Step 1: Download the custom ROM and GAPPS. For easy browsing, place both the downloaded zip files on desktop of your Computer.

Step 2: Connect your Micromax Canvas A117 to your computer to transfer the download zip files to your phone SD card. [Make sure latest Sony drivers are installed, otherwise your PC won’t recognize your phone]

Step 3: Turn Off your phone and boot it to recovery mode. [You can’t use touch in recovery mode, so use Volume Up and Down buttons for navigation and Power button for selection]

Step 4: In recovery mode, first tap on “wipe data factory reset” option to perform a factory reset. Once this is completed, go to advanced options and select “wipe the cache” followed by “dalvik cache” options to clear the cache.

Step 5: Go back to main recovery menu and select “Install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file you have transferred to SD card in Step 1. Once ROM flashing is completed, repeat the same step for GAPPS.

Step 6: Repeat the above step for Google Apps (GAPPS) installation.

Step 7: Once the installation is completed, go back to main recovery menu by selecting “+++++Go Back+++++” option  and reboot your phone by choosing “reboot system now” option from main menu. For the first time, your phone might take little more time than it usually takes, so don’t be panic as it is normal and will be only for 1st time.

Now your Micromax Canvas A117 should have MIUI 6 OS based on Android 4.4.x KitKat. Do share your experience with us in comments.