27 November 2013

How To Root Karbonn Smart A26

How To Root Karbonn Smart A26

Hey guys, I saw Karbonn A26 and found that it was a great device. I used it for some hours and was impressed with the device. I rooted it after some minutes and tried some applications. Anyway, the speed of the device was good. I also saw that the body design was superb. The best part of the device was the rate of it. The device is very cheap and you can get it of 5.5k from some online megastores. The screen size was also impressive although the screen display was poor. The brightness is also very less of this device when we compare it to other devices. Other things are good like Benchmarks, I got 40 fps in the benchmark test, and I was shocked to see that because the devices usually get 25-30 in this price range. Okay, let's see the specifications of Karbonn A26 first.

Karbonn Smart A26 [Quick] Specifications

  • 5 Inch FWVGA TFT Display with 480x854 resolution
  • Android, v4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4 GB Internal memory which can be further expanded up to 32 GB by SD Card
  • 5MP rear camera and VGA front camera
  • MediaTek MT6572 1.3 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • A-GPS support
  • 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth
Oops, the device is having MediaTek MT6572 chipset! You might be thinking why I am saying this? I'm saying this because MediaTek MT6572 chipsets doesn't have ROMs like MiUi, LeWa OS etc. so developers can't enjoy the phone. I thought of taking the device for some days so I can make some cool ROMs for it but I found that it's MT6572 so I left my all thoughts.
Now let's see requirements, downloads and tutorial to root Karbonn Smart A26.

  • Framaroot 1.6.x application, I am giving you the latest one. Download from here.

  • Karbonn Smart A26 charged up to 70%
  • USB Debugging enabled- Open Settings, go to Developers options and enable it. Then enable USB Debugging from there.
  • Framaroot Application, download link given at Downloads section.
How To Root Karbonn A26 Smart
  • Download the Framaroot Application and move it to your SD card.
  • Now go to Settings > Security > Mark Unknown Sources to install Framaroot application.
  • Install the Application from ES File Manager or any file explorer.
  • Open the Application.
  • Click on Super SU and tick on Boromir exploit. Wait for some seconds.
  • A popup will appear Success :-) ... Superuser and su binary installed. You have to reboot your device. If you saw this, that means you've successfully rooted your A26.
  • Reboot your device.
Now, you've rooted your device. Don't try anything that might fail the boot like ChainFire 3D, trying some applications that modify kernel/system files etc.. If you got SuperSU file in your App drawer, then it means it is rooted.

but you can cross check if it is rooted or not by using some applications like Root Checker from Play Store.

Enjoy your rooted device and if you're having any problems while rooting Karbonn Smart A26, shoot a comment here.
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  1. YOU R JUST GR8 man plz tell me did u take any training for creating roms n all.

    1. Brother. It's not a ROM first of all. Second, there is no training or anything like that. I rooted device with same chipset (and with same procedure) so I made rooting guide for Karbonn Smart A26 too.

  2. Please please someone give me the Stock ROM of Karbonn A26 please i beg you guys... someone give the working link!!!

  3. Hey @Shantanu! We have already shared you link in our Facebook fan page. Again, here's your ROM: http://goo.gl/ZGw311.

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    2. I want 4.1.2 sir not 4.1.1 & the procedure that you posted here is for 4.1.2 so you must the 4.1.2 right?

    3. Oops! Sorry! This is my fault. I got wrong information about this device. Sorry!

    4. No. you're right. it's 4.1.2 but unfortunately i have 4.1.1 ROM so do you have 4.1.2?

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  5. hey i need to root karbonn a26 version 4.2.2... pls suggest me

    1. Did this device get Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update?

    2. Yes it did unfortunately because no cwm is there for 4.2.2 one.

  6. here it is https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0ByA1egCVr-YdSHc2WngwSXR2bUE Stock ROM for karbonn a26

  7. Sir i am using karbonn a26 with 4.2.2 out of the box and i installed the cwm which was on the page of 4.1.1 so can you please help me to get back original recovery and even help me to downgrade it from 4.2.2 to 4.1.1 as i think 4.1.1 is better please reply asap thanks.

  8. How can i install firmware in my karbonn a26? plz help

  9. Can i root without dowloading framaroot on SD card and instead on phone memory?


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