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Micromax Android One Lollipop Update – Canvas A1


Micromax Canvas Android One or Canvas A1 was a milestone development in the history of Micromax. Micromax Canvas A1 is preloaded with Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) and is upgradable to Android 5.1.1 lollipop.

The Canvas A1 is a phone co-developed by Google as its Android One initiative and Micromax that runs the Android (operating system). The initiative was started by Google to provide an affordable yet feature-rich smartphone for developing nations, India being the first.

Micromax Android One Lollipop update



Even the canvas A1 has introduced with Kitkat OS the company soon developed Android Lollipop 5.1 OS for the smartphone and it is the first micromax android phone to get the lollipop update. The step by step tutorial to update micromax canvas a1 to lollipop is given below. Since it has got some bugs at the first update they soon released the second update which is totally out of bugs.

How to update Canvas A1 to Android Lollipop 5.1.1 (OTA Stock Update)

Before following the below mention guide, do take the full backup of your phone and read all the instruction very carefully.


  • First make sure that your phone has charged to 70% atleast to continue with the process.
  • Also make sure that you have Data Connection enabled with a data balance of 1GB or a wifi connection is preferred.
  • Then go to Settings -> About phone and click on System Update
  • Now your phone will check for the latest firmware update.
  • Download the update that is shown and wait for it to finish.
  • After the download has finished your phone will reboot automatically and the update process will take place
  • Allow atleast half hour for the process to complete and enjoyu the latest features of android lollipop in your Micromax Canvas Android One.


If your android phone is rooted you can also install Custom Lollipop ROM on your Micromax Canvas A1.


How to Install Custom Android Lollipop ROM on Micromax Canvas A1

  • Your phone should be rooted
  • Recovery Mod should be installed
  • Custom ROM should be downloaded


  • Download the update file from the below mention links:- If your phone is running on the Stock Recovery than use these links and update with stock recovery.
  • If you are running the custom recovery like TWRP and CWM than use the below mention files.
  • Now transfer the updated zip file on your phone and remember the location where you put it.
  • Now transfer the updated zip file on your phone and remember the location where you put it.
  • Now reboot your phone in recovery mode. To do this, Switch off you phone and Press and hold power + volume up button until you see anything on the screen. Now use Volume up Button to select Recovery and Volume Doan to select it.
  • Now you are on the Recovery mode, From stock recovery, select Install zip from sd card option. (On TWRP/CWM recovery, options are very similar.)
  • Select the Zip file that you saved on your phone on Step 2.
  • Confirm by selecting Yes on next screen and let the recovery flash the OTA file.
  • Once the flashing process is completed, go back to the recovery main menu and Reboot System. Now your Android One is running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

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