[How To] Update Micromax A110 Canvas 2 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean

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Micromax has always been the foremost in breaking the norms in terms of specifications at a given price point. However, many such budget-oriented products didn’t really live up to all that they claimed on paper. Micromax released its A110 Canvas 2 in February, 2012 at a price point around Rs.10,000. It came with a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display comprising of 16M colors and a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels (~196 ppi pixel density). It has 512 MB of RAM and as far as its processing prowess is concerned, it packs in a MediaTek MT6577 which is a Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 SoC with an PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. Courtesy of which the Micromax A110 Canvas 2 runs Android OS v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). There was no confirmation of an Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the Canvas 2 but because the features it comes packed with, it was no surprise that it did get many custom Jelly Bean based ROMs.

Update Micromax A110 Canvas 2 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean - www.gizmophiliacs.com

Well, this article is about how to update Micromax A110 Canvas 2 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. The Canvas 2 has already been successfully rooted a long time ago, thanks to Bin4ry’s rooting tool. For those who haven’t yet rooted, here’s our guide on the same. For more on rooting, you could read up about it here

Update: Official Micromax A110 Canvas 2 Jelly Bean Update (V3) Now Available

Disclaimer: Rooting/Flashing custom ROMs voids your warranty (However you CAN unroot your device) and can potentially brick your device if you fail to follow the instructions carefully. Follow this guide AT YOUR OWN RISK. GizmoPhiliacs will not be responsible (i.e will not buy you a new phone or offer you money. Maybe a helping hand and a handful of tissue) if anything goes wrong. Always take backups of your apps+data (*cough* Titanium Backup *cough*)

If you google up, you shall find many methods to update your Canvas 2 to Android 4.1.1 via CWM but the Bin4ry tool guide which we used to get root access on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) doesn’t work on Jelly Bean. And many people seem to get stuck up using SP Flash Tools. But now we have an easier way. Paplu3, a xda member, has made a flashable zip file of pre-rooted Stock Cynus T2 Jelly Bean ROM, that can be easily flashed via CWM.


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  • Stock Cynus T2 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM
  • Mobistel boot animation is changed to Micromax boot animation
  • 2nd SIM card network issues fixed with Stock ROM v2’s modem.img

How To Update Micromax A110 Canvas 2 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean:

  1. Root your Micromax A110 Canvas 2 and install CWM recovery using our guide (Skip this step if you have already rooted with CWM recovery installed)
  2. Download CynusT2JellyBean.zip. This zip file is a clockworkmod flashable version of Cynus Stock T2’s stock Jelly Bean ROM.
  3. Transfer the downloaded zip file to your phone’s Internal Storage.
  4. Switch off your phone and enter CWM recovery by pressing Volume Up + Volume Down + Power button simultaneously till the screen lights up.
  5. A screen will ask you whether you want to go to Recovery or to Factory mode. Press Volume Up to go to CWM recovery mode.
  6. Select the Install Zip from SD card option and browse and select the zip file you downloaded in step 2.
  7. After the installation of the zip file completes, select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache. Also go in Advanced>Wipe Dalvik Cache
  8. Click on reboot phone now
  9. When your phone is back ON, you should find the superuser SU app in your app drawer. If it’s there, (yayy), your Micromax A110 Canvas 2 has been rooted! But then, if you want to check and be doubly sure, you could download The Root Checker App and check it for yourself.

This is it. You now have Android 4.1.1 based stock Cynus T2 Jelly Bean ROM with root access. Enjoy the snappy experience of Jelly Bean on your Micromax A110 Canvas 2. In case you notice a deteriorated camera quality, simply download Android 4.2 camera zip file and flash it via CWM recovery. Reboot your phone. Open the Android 4.2 camera app from your app drawer and check the quality of the photos you click using that app.

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  • Steve

    i am getting a error when i start the process…

    • http://www.facebook.com/amashaym Ashay Mhatre

      what error?

      • Agam

        wen is press the option sd card 2 and start to install the JB its says signature fail
        PLS HELP!

        • Aaron

          hey did this work for you… i mean loading the zip into external SD again and updating?Please reply..i am stuck with the same issue and the phone doesnt get switched on

  • Priyank Patel

    I have installed JellyBean ROM Mobistel Cynus T2 now i can’t root my phone with this process plz help me…. and get error on installing other rom…

    • http://www.facebook.com/amashaym Ashay Mhatre

      If you followed this method then you are already rooted! let me say it again. 1) you need CWM recovery 2) flash the Cynus T2 zip provided 3) wipe data & cache after flashing and also wipe dalvik cache and reboot phone 4) the result is the cynus t2 v17.01 rom which is pre-rooted.

      • Rachit

        from where i get this os for my ph.

      • Agam

        wen is press the option sd card 2 and start to install the JB its says signature fail
        PLS HELP!

  • novus

    My second sim card has network problem..help me fix it

    • http://www.gizmophiliacs.com Kunal Wanvari

      what kind of problems novus ?

  • pran

    Working perfectly…good job

    • http://www.gizmophiliacs.com Kunal Wanvari

      Hey pran !
      Awesome ! Enjoy the jbean experience :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/amashaym Ashay Mhatre

      glad this helped :)

  • sumit

    Signature verification Failed while installing Zip file on canvas2

    • http://www.facebook.com/amashaym Ashay Mhatre

      make sure you have CWM recovery installed :)

  • Chetan

    Error: Signature verification failed, installation aborted while trying to install from the recovery mode.

    I have rooted my phone already and hv also verified with the root checker. Please suggest.

    • http://www.facebook.com/amashaym Ashay Mhatre

      Do you have CWM recovery installed?

      • arun

        s.. alrdy instald.

  • Danish

    i want to remove cynus t2 to restore previous ics 4.0.1

    • http://www.facebook.com/amashaym Ashay Mhatre

      Use SP Flash Tools and flash stock rom

  • vinay kumar

    Doood, I did it, runs super smooth. With previous ICS,the phone was very slow & used to hang very often.Jelly Bean to A110 is awesome.Thanks a lot. Absolutely no issues at all.

    • http://twitter.com/TheGizmophiliac TheGizmoPhiliac

      @google-4b0e1fad3fe542f85f61ed00b918e65a:disqus looooooooove feedbacks ! thanks and enjoy the experience :)

  • Amit vijay

    i have flashed successfully thanks…but m facing battery issue…phone is not charging after this update…please help…

    • jaikirat seth

      same problem……

  • Manisha Makhija

    please help me to update my canvas

  • http://www.facebook.com/cartickthangavel Karthik Thangavel

    Guys i got serious trouble … i did jelly bean update through the instructions given above.. i googled some news about ram swap where i did all instructions tht is with the help of file explorer root.. i modified a file in systemetc…. but all i saw was just my phone memory and not the micro sd… hence was unhappy bout it… so tried to factory setting…. from then the mobile been showing the boot screen nothing else..it gets on but not im seeing menu… later i tried pressing voulme up down and power button… i saw recovery mode and factory…. when i went through i was able to see clockwork recovery working … however, im not able to put the CynusT2JellyBean.zip. in internal memory as my phone isnt getting started… but i can do one thing of copying it to the memory card and boot zip from it
    ???? will tht help me ??? GEEKS and NERDS out here please me!!!! :( :( :( :( :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/amashaym Ashay Mhatre

      yes that will help! If you still have CWM recovery working, just wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache, wipe dalvik cache and install CynusT2JellyBean.zip You should see and option to install zip from your external SD card. All the best.

    • vishu yemula

      hey did this work for you… i mean loading the zip into external SD again and updating?

      Please reply…. i am stuck with the same issue and the phone doesnt get switched on

  • Guest

    not to forget my jelly bean was working well as hell and one could ever have.!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cartickthangavel Karthik Thangavel

    not to forget my jellybean updation was a big success and my phone was working as hell as one could ever have!

  • anonymous

    Hahaha thanks :)))) my a110 is now running jelly bean which is so much smoother, well i panicked when the first reboot was in Indian but I already changed it to English. Hahaha thakns a lot

    • http://www.facebook.com/amashaym Ashay Mhatre

      haha enjoy :)

  • Manpreet

    it works like cream…. Nice job done Ashay

    • http://www.facebook.com/amashaym Ashay Mhatre

      thanks alot ;)

  • Karan Gupta

    How to uninstall jellybean update and restore ics

    • http://www.facebook.com/amashaym Ashay Mhatre

      flash stock rom v2 via sp flash tools

  • ashok

    when i download the sp flash than it need a user id and password so please help me ashay………..

  • nitin bhinge

    after updating facing some prob.when i try to send sms sim selection option not coming. it was there with ICS before. any solution for this problem. all other setting is proper.


  • navii

    How to set the camera qualiyy….

    My camera is updated with 12 mega pixel but the camera clarity is not weell comparision with 8 mega pixel.

    Pls help me.. :-(

  • sandeep sharma

    signature problem is there .. kindly help me

  • sandeep sharma

    its showing root anrroid frist

  • Amitava

    Can you tell me, it’s possible to micromax a84 upgrade to ics verstion?

  • Jitesh Siddhpura

    I had installed JB and it’s running perfect but the problem i am suffering is after phone is being locked wifi networks get off and after unlocking then in few seconds wifi gets on automatically..
    so what should be the problem i don’t know but help me out of this..

  • Rajan

    am doing the same as you instructed but when i select the zip file … it is not working…. installation aborted… what should i do now

  • Karthick Prasanna


    Everything works great. Thanks for the update. I have successfully updated my Micromax A110 to JB. But the only problem I get is my camera app only opens a reversed front camera and there is no option to change to rear camera. I tried the installing camera zip file specified by you, which resulted in a separate camera app and that too with same problem. Please help me out of this. Thanks.

  • Jesuino Dsa

    hey on this jelly bean rom can i flash the 12mp rear camera and 1.3mp front camera….???

  • zach

    installtion failed. askiing signature

  • zach

    signature verification failed
    signature verification faied
    installation aborted

    • Agam


  • ashwani kumar bajaj

    I have successfully upgraded to jealyybean but I have two problems. one is my front camera quality has deteriorated badly and I am not able to make it right even with 4.2 camera Flashing with CWM and other is I am unable to find option for changing audible profile settings as I can make new profile but cannot change its ring tone , because I am not getting any option for it. if you have any solution kindly tell me on ashwanibajaj78@gmail.com. I shall be highly thankful for it.

  • kai100

    hey man one of the sim is not working
    I tried to switch but only one of the sim is working
    please help what to do
    the one which is not working is DOCOMO it is 1-2 yrs old
    and the one working is IDEA around 6 months old

  • non

    why i have a problem dude..i cannot resrt…it always show up reboot and then off again….u sure this canm be done good..please sir…any help

  • Archit Gupta

    i m nt able to install zip from sd card

    it is showing installitation aborted
    plzzzz help me out what i,ll do

  • sushantn09

    i cant root my phone plz tel me best way to root micromax canvas2

  • pratik patel

    i want to try to install jb in canvas 2
    is this safe ?

  • pratik patel

    hi i was try to do install jelly bean in my micromax a110 canvas 2 but when i press all three key than it saws error in image of android.
    what should i do ???

  • barinder singh

    done it!!!! everything went smooth… thanks a lot guys.

  • rishabh

    I have heard somewhere that updating canvas 2 to jellybean makes your camera work as 2 MP

    Does this apply to the phones updated officially at the micromax service centers ??

  • HI


  • HI

    my canvas A110 ( canvas 2) deosnt show me sim 1 and sim 2 sms separately.. i get both without mentioning for which sim i have received the sms.. please help

  • jack

    hi my mobi running on a 4.1.1 jellybean how to root my android this os pls help me previous ics rooting method cant work on the 4.1.1 os pls give to me a guide

  • jack

    my mobi model micromax canvas 2

  • Sunny P

    Thanks a Ton Bro Worked Well For A Layman Too…

  • vishu yemula

    Hi ,

    i rooted my Micromax a110 and installed cwm recovery mode. When i tried to update the jellybean, i got the below message

    – Install /sdcard …
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E: Failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    i turned off the phone and now it doesnt get switched on…. it stays on the starting page like “Canvas 2 Superfone” and nothing happens.

    Is it beacuse the zip file wasnt properly downloaded? What should i do?

    Please help from here either to get back to my ICS version or to update to Jellybean…

  • sunil

    Upgrade process tell me plz

  • sam

    some apps are not opening after i updated help me plzzz