HOW TO: Upgrade from Kitkat to Lollipop on Micromax Canvas Nitro A310

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I have been getting many requests from people about making a tutorial on how to upgrade from Kitkat to Lollipop on Micromax Canvas Nitro A310. Basically, there is no upgrades from the company on the Micromax Canvas Nitro, but it can be done using a custom ROM, Android L Repack which comes with beautiful material design and much more. I have already installed it on my phone which you can see in the video below.

But, keep in mind one thing that flashing a custom ROM will void your warranty and also, flashing a ROM is not a kid’s job. If you are new to this, I will recommend you to follow the instructions very carefully as if you do something wrong, you may lose all your data or even soft brick your phone. So, be careful. Now, let’s see what we need.

  1. Rooted phone, if you haven’t rooted yet you can do so with iRoot app or iRoot for desktop, though I prefer iRoot for desktop.
  2. Clockwork Mod Recovery for Micromax Canvas Nitro A310 which you can download from here.
  3. ROM package in zip format which you can download from here.

So, these are the things you need. Now let’s start with the process.

Step 1: Rooting

First of all, download the Micromax A310 drivers from here. After you have downloaded and installed the driver, start iRoot desktop app and connect your phone to PC via USB cable. Make sure you have USB debugging connected. iRoot will look for root permissions and will show that there is no root access. Just click on the root button and wait, after the phone has been rooted it will reboot automatically. So, you have successfully rooted your phone.

Step 2: Installing ClockwordMod Recovery

This is a little difficult than rooting, but trust me, if you follow the steps carefully it is very easy and it should be successful at the first try. So, let’s start with it. Place the downloaded recovery file in yours SD card’s root directory (Download from here). Now install MobileUncle Tools from Google Play.

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Open MobileUncle tools and select ‘Recovery Update’, it will show the image you downloaded, just click on it and it will ask for reboot, just reboot and it will install the ClockworkMod recovery on your Micromax Canvas Nitro A310.

Step 3: Installing the ROM

Before installing the ROm make sure you have completed the above steps and follow these terms and conditions:

  • Make a proper backup of all your data.
  • The phone should be at least 80% of the battery power.
  • Make sure you have USB debugging connected.

recovery_cwmPlace the ROM file in the root directory of your SD card, now open MobileUncle Tools again and select ‘Update Tool’ it will show the zip file you have placed in the SD card. It will prompt for booting into recovery mode, once you are in the recovery mode make a backup of your data, then select ‘wipe cache partition’ and then select ‘Install/Apply from zip’. It will show that the ROM is being installed. It may take some time, don’t panic. After it has completed it will show the ‘process completion’ and it’s done. You have now successfully upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop on your Micromax Canvas A310.

  • kiran m n

    Is it safe
    For update to lollipop

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      Yes, it’s completely safe if you follow the instructions carefully. In fact, just now I have installed on my friend’s Canvas Nitro

      • Babar Khan

        Hi Bro,

        i have installed android L rom 5.0 on my micromax canvas nitro A311 successfully. Everything works fine except my volume rocker button volume up key is working as downkey. Do you have any suggestion to fix this bug.

        • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

          Try flashing the stock ROM, and then flash it again, if the volume rocker is not working even in stock ROM then there might be some kid of OS issues.

          • nikhil purohit

            volume button or sensor not working

          • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

            Using A310 or A311? On A311, there are some issues, to make it work, there is a pathc which we will update soon.

        • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

          Please wait a little, we will be updating links to patches for A311

      • james

        after installation is there any issues like restarting or battery draining fast

        • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

          No issues with restart or battery drainage at all, works fine.

  • james

    ROM package in zip format which you can download from that link..

    is not downloading wh…

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      It has been uploaded to Google Drive, I guess you need to log in with a Google account to download the zip.

  • Sourav Das

    Sir can I reverse the process?? What if I want my stock rom back? What’s the procedure plz help

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      Hi, you can just backup your original ROM with the help of TWRP. Just go to the option ‘BACKUP’ and backup your ROM. You can restore it later if you face any problems.

  • Nishant Kumar

    Is it really lollipop or just themed rom?

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      Go to about device and check!! 😀

  • Ritoban Dasgupta

    placed the rom zip in my root file but mobileuncle can’t detect it..what shall i do?

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      Place it in the root directory of SD card and you should see it when you get into recovery mode!!

  • Viraj

    unable to download iRoot for PC….showing security error.

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      Try with mobile app, or else download by disabling the antivirus

  • Argen tina

    i updated successfully
    thanks for the nice tutorial
    but after updating it shows the error “unfortunately the process android.process.acore has stopped”
    again and again this error is showing help me please
    thanks and regards

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      Just delete the data of “Contacts Storage or dialer storage”

      • Neeraj Pandey

        Even I am facing the same problem. kindly tell me how to perform above mentioned action [delete the data of “Contacts Storage or dialer storage”]

  • Argen tina

    thanks for the reply mate
    its fine now
    is it possible to increase our phone’s pixel rate or clarity using custom rom

  • Argen tina

    i mean the phone’s camera pixel and clarity

  • Neeraj Pandey

    how can I hide msg text in notification?

  • Dharam Singh

    We get OTG cable support in our nitro a311 or not after this custom lollipop update?

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      There is no OTG support for A310 or A311.

  • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

    The link is working, you should be able to download

  • Aman Sahu

    hey , can u plz tell me will this L rom work properly on my canvas nitro A310 and will it allow me to install apps on sdcard without any type of error. as I have read all conversation below so i think its better to ask u. thanks

  • Achyut

    where to put the lollipop repack file????

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      place it in the root directory of your SD card.

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  • Ankush Koundal

    thanks bro, you da best 🙂

  • Romil Sheokand

    Hi
    I have successfully upgraded android kitkat to lollipop in Micromax Nitro A310. The only problem I am facing is that I can’t connect my phone to pc via usb cable. Whenever I try connecting the phone to pc it asks “Turn On USB storage”. After turning it ON nothing happens.
    Plz help !!!

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      Install the latest drivers for your phone!!

      • Prashant Singh

        I updated my nitro a310 with L ROM I facing two prblm one is my camera come up side down everything is reversed and second in media player its background coulee is white when it play in status bar how do I fix these prblmes

      • Sanjay Singh

        where do i get the driver from, i searched everywhere, but couldn’t find the ones i found didn’t work

    • Sanjay Singh

      Romil, how did you fix this issue?

  • Jabir Mj

    Hey man, my volume keys and proximity ain’t working properly. ANY SUGGESTIONS!…

  • Prashant Singh

    Hi…
    I updated my nitro a310 with L ROM I facing two prblm one is my camera come up side down everything is reversed and second in media player its background coulee is white when it play in status bar how do I fix these prblmes I uploaded the screen shots of it

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      We have not faced any such issues, but still if you like a Lollipop ROM we will update it soon on our site. Just wait a bit, as we need to get every kind of info and need to test before we publish about it.

      • Prashant Singh

        Yes I liked it very much u did a very good job BT I m facing these two problems that why I uploaded the screen short which u can see and one more thing my auto rotation is also not working

        • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

          Actually I am not using the phone now, some new ROMs will be made available soon. Till then, you can flash the stock ROM and use it. We will update soon.

          • Prashant Singh

            Can you plz send me nitro a310 official ROM working link it is very helpful for me until your new custom is not come it is very helpful thank you..

          • Sweekar Kulkarni

            switch off your mobile and remove your phone’s battery for 1 minute ..this will surely resolve your rotation problem…

  • Prashant Singh

    Hi..
    I updated my nitro a310 with L ROM I facing two prblm one is my camera come up side down everything is reversed and second in media player its background coulee is white when it play in status bar how do I fix these prblmes

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      New Lollipop ROM on its way, please have some patience. Already we got a few new Lollipop ROMs, and they are under testing.

  • Nikesh Shakya

    How can i remove this custom ROM and replace it by original one ?

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      You will have to download the stock ROM and flash it.

  • Sweekar Kulkarni

    need marshmallow for micromax a310…

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      Micromax didn’t provide Lollipop, so better not to expect it

  • Raj Vignesh

    updated successfully
    thanks for the nice tutorial
    but after updating it shows the error “unfortunately the process android.process.acore has stopped”
    again and again this error is showing help me please
    thanks and regards

  • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

    Yes, but needs some patches!!

  • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

    Never format the phone, just follow the steps just like we have mentioned and you’re good to go

    • Rohan Panage

      need a help , format the phone

  • Sanjay Shrotri

    Just not installed, working superb with lot of free memory.. Thanks Jaya…Only issue found to be exchange services, which I could resolve with Microsoft Outlook installation..

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      Actually I never used Microsoft Exchange account so probably I won’t be able to help now as I have changed my phone as well, still I will ask my friend and will test on his device to see whether it works or not. By the way, if you have some friends using this phone ask them as well to use a custom ROM!!! Cheers!!

  • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

    Just clear data for the dialer app and it should solve the problem!!

    • Rohan Panage

      which dialer
      full name plz and how to clear the data

  • Inderpal

    Hello Sir,
    As i read the comments, i got to know that it will also work with a311. but as u said , it will need some patches. I want to know that what are they from where i can get them.

  • Dev

    I need patches for nitro a311 after upgrading it to lollipop please send
    links

  • aarjav

    I can’t download ROm from your google drive so what to do?? since i have rooted my mobile and recovered succesfully

  • Senthil Gopi

    Hi Jay – I did till step 2. while installing ROM my mobile is not booting into recovery mode. Please help

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      Hi, did you install the custom recovery?

      • Senthil Gopi

        Hi Jay, Yes I did installed the ClockwordMod Recovery, but however the recovery during boot is not coming up..phone restarts usually..

  • Sreenath

    hi sir
    i updated my nitro a310 LROM i was facing two problems one is music player not showing for setting & another we can’t change network option 2g to 3g in sim1 can u please resolve the issuses for my phone

  • Bharat Chouhan

    Hello..
    I have bought a fitness band which requires very fit 2.0 which is not supported by my phone canvas nitro A311…
    Help me please…
    What should I do