How to root Micromax A120 Color and install CWM recovery

An easy tutorial to root Micromax A120 Color and install CWM recovery KitKat Rom. After root you can install custom Rom and App

This is root Micromax A120 Color KitKat and install CWM recovery. In this guide you will find all steps with image, therefore it is safe and easy method of rooting your Canvas 2 color. Micromax A120 Canvas 2 color has 1.3GHz quad core processor. Along with it has 1 GB RAM which is good option for Smartphone’s gaming.

Micromax A120 Color has 4 GB internal memory. In which 0.98 GB is for apps and 1.61 GB is for users data. This phone has 5 inches screen size. Its resolution is of 1280*720 pixels. Its screen is made of IPS display technique in which one can see about 16.7 million colors. This phone has 8 mega pixels rear camera. It has facility of LED flash.

Micromax A120 Canvas 2 color is great phone and you must be root Micromax A120 Color, because root allows for you to use a maximum of your phone without any restrictions. After root you will install custom Rom, apps, and setting in your phone. But before root you must read Root Advantage and Disadvantage by this post. Then after follow these steps to root your phone.

Preparation of flash/update:

1. Take a backup of your phone Click here.
2. Your phone battery should charge 80% minimum.
3. Read all steps then do it careful.
4. Make sure proper power backup of your PC.

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File Name Download link
MT6582 Micromax A120 Color Scatter file Download
Micromax A120 SP Tool V3.1332 Download
Driver for Micromax A120 Color Download
TWRP Recovery for Canvas 2 color Download
CWM Recovery for Canvas 2 color Download
SuperSU zip Download

How to root Micromax A120 Color and install CWM recovery:

Step 1: Install drivers in your PC and Enable USB Debugging on your Phone. Go to Settings >>> Developer options >>> USB debugging check it ( If your phone have Android 4.2 or upper version then see how to enable Developer options here is guide of this Click here). After then switch off your phone.


Step 2: Download SuperSU file and copy in your phone memory card. Now Download CWM recovery and scatter file of your phone and extract these file in a folder where you want. Extract and open the SP Tool. Sptool.exe Run as Administrator.

Step 3: You will see an SP tool window, now click on the scatter-Loading option in the SP tool. Then you will get the new tab of SP Tool which you ask the location of the scatter file on your PC. Now select the “Android_scatter_emmc.txt” file. See in this image.


Step 4: Now connect your switch off phone with PC via USB cable (Make sure your phone is switched off).


Step 5: SP Tool detect your phone and process will start. If Sptool is not recognize/detect your phone then install vcom driver read this post it will help you click here (Driver already in phone flash drive if you don’t have these drivers then install it)



Step 6: Now start installing recovery in your phone by flashing.

Note: – Don’t interrupt this process as it can potentially brick your device. Make sure no power interruption takes place.

Step 7: After the process complete, a green ring will appear.


Step 8: Disconnect your phone.

Step 9: Do not start your phone. Press and hold vol. up & down + power button then select “recovery mode” (If your touch not work then use volume up and down key for menu up and down and Power button as a enter button)

Step 10. Click on install button/ choose install and select file from your save location on your SD card and install this file. Now reboot your phone.


Must Read: Increase internal memory in Android Mobiles in easy steps

I hope you like this root Micromax A120 Color and install CWM recovery guide from which you will be able to easily Root and install CWM recovery on KitKat of Micromax A120 without any extra efforts. If feel any problem in this guide then please use comment box. Thanks to all.

Note: I am not responsible if you make Mistakes and Bricked Devices.


  1. I have a micromax A120 canvas colors. There is some problem with the software as it always displays ” unfortunately the process Android.process.acore has stopped. I tried to root my phone using framaroot but I couldn’t. Pl tell what should I do?

    1. Hi Kirti Gupta

      Framaroot didn’t working on KitKat OS, So root your phone by this method. if your unfortunately the process Android.process.acore has stopped will continue then flash your stock Rom.

  2. need some help my a120 is not open well….

    when i root complete…..then uninstall some application then after reboot device but device now dont open only mi and canva in screen…… now what i do…? tell me something plzz plzzzz

    1. Hi neerej

      When you connect your switch off phone to PC via USB cable then SP tool detect your phone and flashing process start. If your phone is not detect by SP tool then install vcom driver on your PC and reconnect your Phone.

  3. please help me to root my micromax A120 kitkat version
    I have already tried/followed your steps

    but when i connect my swithed off phone to my pc it says “Error Not enough memory 1024mb”or something like this via sp tools

    1. Hi Aman

      it is not sptool error, you can use SP-Tool v5.1408.00 but before it install Vcom driver on your PC.

      1. Abhishek , i have done the wholebprocess but idnt think it is rooted bcoz supersu is not there and rootchecker also says it is not fully rooted
        Pl help me

    1. Hi Ayush

      switch off your phone, wait for few minutes then click on download and connect your phone.

  4. I have micromax 120 . i rooted it succesfully and i install darkL lollipop rom. Afert rebooting its stuck on logo


  6. Hi …abhishek ji..
    i have a120 Micromax kitkat 4.4.2, It has low internal apps i want to larged space for apps..what can i do..plz sugst me..u guide a way ..

    i am waiting for your rply.

    1. Hi
      We have to easy method :
      1. Open system setting >> Storage >> Preferred install location >> choose External SD card

      2. Open system setting >> Apps >> Download tab >> open app one by one >> tap on MOve to external SD card

      I hope it's work for you.

    2. hi…thnks for rply..I am doing this already..all aps are in sd card but i hve no games only some aps install have just 90mb in internal storage..when i am going to downloading in play store thr seen a msg error downloading not enuogh space ..

    3. I want increase internal storage by partition of phone storage wich is 5gb alwys free. then i see your root guide line wich is best solution of my problm i thing. But how to start this work i am confused..plz hlp me.

    4. I am download all software –
      MT6582 Micromax A120 Color Scatter file
      SP-Tool V3.1332.sn187 for Micromax A120
      Driver for Micromax A120 Color
      TWRP Recovery for Canvas 2 color
      CWM Recovery for Canvas 2 color
      Root Kit SuperSU Click here to download

      when follow your guide ,step 2 -Driver instalation in my computer thn after finish install i am conect my phn with debug mode but not success fully driver found msg is coming ..2- cwm recovery & Sp tool are pest in a folder & I tried to xtract but this is image file not zip folder. not run by adminstor this file is image file …plz help me wht is my A120 driver ver. & Sp tool & Cwm recovery ??

  7. Hello,

    I rooted my Micromax A120 few months back and I recently tried to install Android Dark L, which gets installed but after rebooting the phone, it remains stuck on initial screen showing DARK L only.

    Later on, I tried installing MIUI6 rom, but unfortunately the result was same.

    It seems like the phone is in no OS state.

    Can you please guide me, what next should I follow, to fix the phone?

    Your help will be highly appreciable.


  8. I have Micromax Canvas A120 Colours.
    The OS version is Android Kitkat 4.4.2. But i dont know whether the version is Stock version or FOTA version.
    How to know that the version is Stock or FOTA ?
    Because the recovery img file differs for the different versions.
    Please help.

  9. it will show internal sd card 0 mb….thn when i trying to install super su thn shows unable to mount internal sd card…..though i have scatterd earlier a new ebr to repartition my app storage and internal sd card….now i have 2.07 gb app storege…is this the resone why super su fsiled to install

  10. hii i am in problem i want to download CWM recovery but it is saying website is unvailable please give me solution

  11. ary yar koi toh help kr do..mera mobile root nai ho rha hai… kya kya download kr liya.. pr root ni ho rha… i hv done all steps….. :((((

  12. Are yar koi to btao kese karte he root..or kese karte he sptool me mob. Attach plzzzz..mene sub kuch kiya jesa upar likha he but mob. Attach hi nai hota na kuch btata plzzzz plzzzz help me

  13. I don't understand yar plzzz God help apne mob. Ko switch off karti hu to sptool attach nai karta he kuch likh kar hi nai aata..kese karu me help me

  14. Bhai mene sub step corecrly ki he but mere PC me mob. Off karne ke bad sptool attach nai kar rha he plzzz muzhe koi btainga kese karna he plzzz

    1. Use TWRP recovery and flash it via SPTool then don't start your phone. First of all go to recovery mode by press and hold power and volume up & down key in same time for few second then press volume up key and install SU zip file

  15. hi abhishek. i tried rooting my canvas 2 colors a120 with ur method.. everything is done. but my phone is not booting in recovery mode. it shows the oprions bt boots normally only.. so i cant install

  16. Sptool showing error 8038,i have installed all the drivers you have given but it always showing same error

    And there ia no supersu zip you provied
    It ia the root i copied it on my sd card
    Pls hep if you can

  17. scatter file has bean downloaded but after that my phone is not opening recovery mode pleas help me and urgent reply to me pleas pleas and after that my has not rooted yet ….

  18. Hi Abhishek,

    Any update on micromax canvas a120. please help. I can't install apps on my mobile. I don't know what was the reason. (all the apps installing in 1GB internal storage, but I'm having free space of phone storage 8GB and External storage has 32GB)

  19. Hi Abhishek,

    Please tell me the following procedures for my mobile : KARBONN A26 :-

    1. How to root it ! (Don't tell framaroot or towelroot because they failed so I want manual procedure)

    2. How to install CWM Recovery on it ?

    3. How to increase it's internal memory with my 16 GB SD-Card ?

    I want these 3 procedures !! Please reply as soon as possible !! Thanks in advance :)

  20. As the above mentions i did what u said and also at the same time by watching video.manage to install cwm but after installing super su from cwm when i reboot my phone the super su app shows but says no binary iw install.At last check by root checker basic app but it says ur device is not rooted. Why what i did everything correctly. WTF frustrating. :( Any other alternative solution to root because frameroot didnt work also.

    1. yeah…that's the scenario for my case also. i dont know why this phone is fucking around too much!!!!
      its so annoying!
      let me check that again and i will response after that

    2. Hi Abhishek,

      Please tell me the following procedures for my mobile : KARBONN A26 :-

      1. How to root it ! (Don't tell framaroot or towelroot because they failed so I want manual procedure)

      2. How to install CWM Recovery on it ?

      3. How to increase it's internal memory with my 16 GB SD-Card ?

      I want these 3 procedures !! Please reply as soon as possible !! Thanks in advance :)

  21. i have successfully done all the steps correctly and its worked just as the steps mentioned. even i have installed the update-superuser from the recovery also. it showed that update installed successfully. but when i rebooted the phone, there was no super user installed and also the phone is still unrooted as i checked via root checker.
    so what do i need to do? please suggest me something useful.

    1. after doing the same process with the updated super user that u provided, i cannot see any super user icon in the phone menu. yet in recovery mood the dialogue came that the installation from zip is successfully done.
      i dont know what the fuck is happened to this phone!! it is almost like like winning a mission that cant be possible to win!

  22. Hello sir,
    I am getting the following error in cwm

    e:can't mount /cache/recovery/command
    e:can't mount /cache/recovery/log
    e:can't open /cache/recovery/log
    e:can't mount /cache/recovery/last_log
    e:can't open /cache/recovery/last_log

    Please help sir.

    1. e:can't mount /cache/recovery/command
      e:can't mount /cache/recovery/log
      e:can't open /cache/recovery/log
      e:can't mount /cache/recovery/last_log
      e:can't open /cache/recovery/last_log
      getting same error with the updated files
      ignoring this if you install su it installs but will not display in the phone or is not installed

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