How to Upgrade ROM / Android Smartphone Flash ROM

How to upgrade Micromax Canvas HD A116 with stock ROM v5 in 10 steps:

Do you need to install this ROM v5??
Check you system Custom Build Version (Settings->About phone)
If the Custom build version is showing  as below then you are already on ROM v5 and dont require to upgrade further,
If it shows as
Then you probably running v4 ROM and can upgrade to v5 following below steps.

NOTE: Follow these steps on your own risk, I'm not responsible if your phone gives issues later.

Update stock ROM in 10 simple Steps:
Step 1: Take a backup of the data on your phone using applications like GCloud available on Google Play, and copy images, documents, videos to your external memory card.
It is recommended to charge your phone battery to at-least 80%.

Step 2: Download below software's on to your local drive on a windows PC.

1.Smart Phone Flash Tool (preferably the latest SP-Flash-Tool-v5.1532.00)
2.Micromax A116 Canvas HD Stock Rom V5
3.Micromax A116 Canvas HD USB Driver (If you are running Windows 7 and above then this is probably not required)

Step 3: Enable USB Debugging on your Phone
Settings->Developer options->USB debugging
If "Developer options" is not showing up then you should make it visible by following below step,
Settings->About phone->tap on "Build number" about 5 times to enable USB debugging

Step 4: Switch off your phone and remove external memory card, SIM cards and battery (if removable)

Step 5: Extract the downloaded Stock ROM and flash tool using Winzip application.

Step 6: Run the file "flash_tool.exe" as Administrator
click on "Scatter-Loading" button and browse to the ROM/firmware folder and select the "MT****_Android_scatter_emmc.txt" file

Step 7: Click on "Download button" and connect your switched off phone to PC using USB cable.

Step 8: The Smart Phone Flash tool will detect your phone and starts the process. If it doesn't start then try installing the USB Driver.
Once the it starts flashing, the download begins.
Note: Interrupting while flashing can cause damage to your phone and may brick your device. Make sure power interruption doesnt happen.

Once the download completes green tick appears as below screen capture.

Step 9: Now close the SP tool and disconnect the phone from PC.

Step 10: Put the battery back with memory card and SIM card and switch on. Follow the onscreen configurations.

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After you setup your phone and network doesn't show-up, then try to check your IMEI numbers by typing *#06# at phone dial pad. If it shows as "invalid IMEI" then follow the below link to re-setup your IMEI.

How to Re-Set IMEI numbers in 5 simple steps.

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