We have already told you about how to the Indian market getting flooded with ICS based budget tablets. Micromax Funbook was one of them and created lot of buzz in the tech town. We have already reviewed it and told you about how you can root your Micromax Funbook and install CWM recovery. In the previous post we promised that we will be bringing up the latest JetMod 5.0 ROM for Micromax Funbook. Developer claims that this is the first custom ROM made for Micromax funbook. They have taken the base firmware and removed all bloatware and unnecessary apps. They have removed the stock launcher and added the new fluent trebuchet launcher, added are new file manager, CM9 boot animation and few other features.
Update July: bugs has been resolved, beats audio added, Xloud, Smooth scroll and Adrenaline(Check out the screenshots below)
Update August: Developers has updated the CM9 ICS codes, added updatedApex launcher, Notes application, CM9 FIle manager, New optimized kernel and boot animation. There are few more tweaks and management codes added to make ROM more stable and tuff. Still users of this ROM are facing issue with data card, it looks like no update will be coming as developers has abandoned it.
1. Installing ROM will require to wipe data on your device, so backup your contacts, texts, emails, settings and other essential data.
2. Create a backup your current ROM using CWM recovery. If you have not rooted your device yet then follow this tutorial.
3. Enable USB debugging. Tap on settings>>Applications>>Development>>USB Debugging.
Step 1. The ROM you will download, will be in a zip file. Connect your Tab to computer in USB storage mode and transfer the zip file to SD card.
Step 2. Once the transfer is complete, disconnect the Tablet. Shut down the Tab. Now, press the Home/option and power button together for 5 seconds and the Tablet will boot into Recovery mode.
Step 3. Use volume down button to select “wipe data/ factory reset” and press the power button to execute. Now, select “Wipe Cache partition”.
Step 4. Now, select “Install zip from SD card”. and select the zip file we have transferred to SD card in step 1.
Step 5. It will take few minutes to install the new ROM. Once the process complete you will need to reboot the device. For this select “+++Go Back+++” and then choose “Reboot system now”.
Step 6. Funbook will restart and the new CM9 bootscreen will welcome you. You can go ahead with settings and browse the new ROM. This ROM can easily get you a score of 3500+ on benchmark.
Note: If you face any issue, you can comment here or get help from the developer thread.