Tutorial to Unlock bootloader of Micromax Canvas A1

Hello guys, Google has really done a wonderful thing after launching android one series that includes cheap handsets in the Nexus legacy. Today we are here with Tutorial to Unlock bootloader of Micromax Canvas A1 orΒ  Unlock bootloader of Canvas AQ4501 after which one can successfully Install Custom recovery or Philz touch cwm recovery and also root your Micromax canvas A1 successfully. Here are the important must have tools for every Micromax canvas A1 user before proceeding with Tutorial to Unlock bootloader of Micromax Canvas A1

1. Download and install adb drivers for Micromax Canvas A1. This package consists of universal ADB drivers for Android One phone. Download Universal ADB drivers for Micromax Canvas A1.

After downloading, simply connect your phone and run the adb drivers.exe and simply follow on screen instructions to install Google ADB drivers of Android One phone.

adb drivers installer for android one

2. Download Bootloader unlock tool for Micromax Canvas A1. One needs to like or +1 or tweet in order to unlock the download link.[sociallocker]

Download Bootloader Unlock Tool for Miomax Canvas A1

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Do not worry to proceed, as you might think that you may void warranty after unlocking bootloader of Micromax Canvas A1 as we have a solution for the same by Relocking Bootloader of Micromax Canvas A1 and thereby getting warranty back.

Note: Please take backup of contacts and messages or apps as unlocking bootloader of android one device Micromax Canvas A1 will erase data to factory settings.Also install all the drivers provided in above and proceed strictly as per instructions. Read here : Take Backup of Android phones for Non Root Users

Let us now proceed with the Tutorial to Unlock bootloader of Micromax Canvas A1 :

Method 1:

1.Connect your phone with the USB debugging enabled. If it is not done then to enable USB debugging one must go to settings and then go to about phone and tap on build number until you get popup saying – Developer options enabled. Now you can see Developer Options in settings menu. Then simply go to developer options in settings and tick USB debugging. And if you get popup asking for the permissions, then simply grant it to give access to PC or laptop you connected via adb.

Authorize-computer-for-USB-Debugging

2. Now simply run the bat file with name MMX A1 Bootloader Unlock .bat while you have connected your phone with USB debugging enabled.

3. You will thereafter see on screen instructions in the command prompt on PC.
4. To verify that you have successfully Unlocked Bootloader of Micromax Canvas A1, you will see a code at the time of restart of the phone saying OEM unlocked which means you have successfully unlocked Bootloader of Android One. Like the one in this pic:

METHOD 2:

1.If you were not lucky enough to proceed with the above method 1 then simply turn off your phone.
2. Press Volume Up and Power Button simultaneously until you see a menu like this : bootloader canvasa1
3. Now select fastboot mode by scrolling down by volume up button and selecting by pressing volume up button. And you will see your Micromax Canvas A1 boot into fastmode as can be seen in this pic :

Fastbootmode canvasa1
4. Now plugin USB cable and let the PC detect it.
5. Extract the downloaded Unlock Bootloader zip file which you downloaded at the beginning.
6. Now open the extracted folder and press on shift key and right click anywhere in the window and select open command prompt here.

ADB Command Promt
7. First check whether your phone is detected by the PC or laptop by typing “fastboot devices” (without quotes) after which you can see some code written which confirms that you have successfully connected .
8. Now simply type : ” fastboot oem unlock ” and after that type : ” fastboot format userdata”
And press enter and see for the success message on the PC and then simply wipe phone data by booting into stock recovery and wiping data to factory settings and then restart.
In this way you have successfully unlocked Bootloader of Micromax Canvas A1. Do not forget to subscribe to the website. We will quickly update you on rooting Micromax Canvas A1 and also install Philz touch CWM for Micromax Canvas A1.

Somesh Chaudhary

Tech Blogger and Android Expert who loves surfing Internet and finding new tech stuff and frame new articles over the same and help the world with the knowledge attained!

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48 Responses

  1. Siam Phaipi says:

    My phone’s not getting unlocked after trying any method found available in the internet, i don’t know why as my pc cannot detect the preloader after even unlocking bootloader.

  2. Suraj S. Lakeshri says:

    hii somesh i have micromax canvas a1 it shows OEM unlock & stuck to starting logo what can i do switch on my mobile properly …. plz reply

  3. sarin says:

    i am done all things as shown here then switch off mobile first coming charging logo then micromax logo below recovery mode showing system detect mobile as mtk usb device all drivers fail to install any possible thing to do

  4. vipin joy says:

    pla give video Tutorial to Unlock bootloader

  5. PremVardhan says:

    after root i tried to install warmhole rom istallation was completed but my phone is stucked on boot screen

  6. Deepak says:

    how much time taken to flash recovery image

  7. Ropson says:

    My phone is in bootloop can’t be detected in fastboot showing waiting for device wat to do??? Please help me

  8. nakul says:

    Plzz help me i want restore my userdata . The extension of the file is .backup and I don’t know what to do . plzz Somesh help me without rooting my phone

  9. rathod kashyapsinh says:

    mmx a1 bootloader.bat …..
    ye file kanhase download hoti hai ? kis web se?

  10. karan says:

    I unlocked OEM boot loader but now my phone does not boot…while booting it shows boot logo and no further change on screen happen

  11. Jinen says:

    Hi. I tried to reset the phone with factory settings. But still, the home and back button at the bottom of the phone screen are not working. Please advise.

  12. Kapil Kumar says:

    admin yr plz help me..
    i want to root my Micromax Android A1 (AQ4501 Model)
    yr i have done all the things perfectly but at one step i am stucking..

    i have unlocked the bootloader
    then i flashed recovery image to my phone using commands successfully
    but
    after flashing image when i reboot the phone in recovery mode
    then i always gets an error saying “no command”
    instead of rebooting into recovery image which i have flashed

    so plz tell me yr
    what shoud i do..?

    plllzzzz help yr…

  13. My phone doesn’t get detected using method 2. Using Windows 8.1. What should I do?

  14. Yogesh says:

    Somesh I have found that when you format userdata and wipe data/factory reset.instead of rebooting do the following.
    If you have installed custom recovery, do a backup before ‘oem unlock’ . After unlocking just restore your backup and install updatesu.zip. Your phone gets rooted with the all its present status. No updates or apps lost. Correct me if I missed something.

  15. myqaa says:

    Hi Somesh, I am using canves A1 since sep, two weeks back my phone fall on hard surface from a height, since then phone is not getting start. Its only blink while kept on charging. I try to boot it by METHOD 2, I can see the booting options on the screen but when I select one of it, blank screen then it start blinking. If any solution for this problem kindly do share it. Thanks.

  16. surefoot says:

    I need help… The transparent background of the app drawer and google search box in my Micromax AQ4501 has suddenly become opaque. How do I get it back? Pls help.

  17. Kicstar V says:

    i m stuck at boot .. ? what to do?

  18. mohak says:

    i am not able to switch on my phone… it says oem unlocked on restart but it gets stuck when the boot up animation comes…what to do

  19. LeRoi says:

    Hello,
    I ve succesfully unlocked oem (as it says at boot) with the .bat script. But I still cannot root my phone. What could it be ?

  20. imran says:

    i don’t have any USB drive connect to pc r mobile

  21. vachaspathi says:

    I don’t have a USB port

  22. Susmit says:

    will this work for other micromax phones? To be specific, micromax canvas gold?

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