Micromax A89 was released a year ago and was liked by many because of its budget price, descent specs and most of all because of running on Android OS.
Unfortunately, the device has not received much attention by the developer community as a result there is not any development thread for this device on the internet. But, as the device is owned by many therefore we have taken the head to come up with a working rooting method for it so that you can try various development options on it.
We have a complete tutorial on how to perform the root process in a safe way without having to wipe your data. Please note, by rooting your Android phone, you will void your warranty so ensure that you aware of all the risks.
As you proceed with article, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root Micromax A89 using Bin4ry’s Root Tool. Please ensure that you follow the pre-requisites section carefully and essentially, it will help you to backup the data’s on your phone and do all necessary operations on it before proceeding with the rooting procedure.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or brick your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
Measures to take before Rooting your device:
Step 1: You should fully backup your Android device before rooting it. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can take help from our article on Tutorial for creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should Backup all apps on your device, unrooted users can follow this method procedure to backup apps. If you have already rooted your device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: You should enable USB debugging on your device, to activate USB Debug go to “Settings>Developer options” and check the USB debug option box. Problem enabling USB Debugging you can follow article on How to enable USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: There should be 50% or more amount of battery juice on your device. To know how much charge your device is having you can use our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: You should disable security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as they may interrupt the procedure.
Assuring that you have followed all the above mentioned steps, you can proceed further. If there is something which worries you, let us know we are always here for you.
Download MTK6577 Drivers.zip, Bin4ry’s Rooting Tool, CWM Recovery v126.96.36.199 + Scatter.zip and SP_Flash_Tool from here to your computer. Extract the Bin4ry’s Rooting Tool MTK6577 Drivers.zip, CWM Recovery v188.8.131.52 + Scatter.zip and SP_Flash_Tool into separate folders onto your desktop.
How to Root Micromax A89 and install ClockWorkMod
Step 1: First of all, from the folder where you have extracted “MTK6577 Drivers.zip”, run the “InstallDriver.exe” to install the drivers. When the drivers are installed exit the same.
Step 2: Now, connect your phone to the PC using original USB cable i.e. the cable that came with it.
Step 3: Next, from the folder where you have extracted the Bin4ry’s Root Tool, double-click on the “RunMe.bat” file to launch it.
Step 4: A command prompt will appear, you have to make the select options in it, according to your needs.
Step 5: Next, when you are asked to, just press the “Restore” button, your phone will reboot automatically.
That’s it! Your Micromax A89 is now rooted.
How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Micromax A89:
Step 1: First of all, from the folder where you have extracted the “SP Flash Tool Folder”, double-click on “Flash_Tool.exe” to launch it.
Step 2: Next, click on “Scatter-loading” button which is on the right side below Downloading Agent. Then, a new window will open, just browse to the extracted “CWM Recovery v184.108.40.206 + scatter folder” and choose “MT6577_Android_scatter_emmc.txt” file, “CWM Recovery v220.127.116.11 + Scatter.zip” and “SP_Flash_Tool”.
Step 3: Now, you will see that the flash tool has populated the map file on the application window, you will see multiple entries, just uncheck all entries except for “Recovery”.
Step 4: Next, click on “Download”, a warning message will appear, just ignore the same and then click on “Yes”.
Step 5: Now, you will see the status bar below “Searching”, then connect your phone to the (with battery inserted, then Press and Hold the Volume Up Key) PC via the original USB cable.
Step 6: Just wait for the process to finish and then you will see a window showing a “Green Circle”.
Great! You have successfully rooted you Micromax A89 and even installed ClockworkMod recovery on it. Do let us know if you have any queries, we are here to help you always.