Here’s what you need to download the official Micromax C1 Canvas 1 firmware (stock ROM) flash file onto your computer. You can then use one of the compatible flashing tools to update the firmware on your smartphone or tablet.
Flashing tools were initially developed by the companies that were associated with the device’s hardware and were mainly kept in-house, adopted in the back rooms of smartphone repair centers to fix common mobile device-related problems. The tools were later published on the Web for anyone to use. Now you can solve the same kinds of issues that were once left up to those repair centers: bootloops, soft-brick situations, software errors, software bugs, update errors, so forth, by downloading the software onto your computer instead. What’s more, installing the Micromax C1 flash file is an easy task, thanks to the flashing tool’s user-friendly interfaces that usually require just one click before the flashing is underway.
Most third-party developers who create tools for helping you customize your devices—the teams that work on custom recovery images, rooting applications, et cetera—recommend sticking with custom software if you’ve already changed the system partition or replaced the stock recovery partition with a custom one. If you are to go back to stock Android on the device, though, they strongly suggest flashing the firmware yourself instead of accepting the over-the-air updates. This is because OTAs can create unexpected behavior since they’re often only patching over existing software instead of completely replacing it.
The flashing tools such as the YGDP tool are always computer applications. On most occasions, these apps are relatively small files that won’t take up much hard drive space.
You can sometimes have a choice of what flashing tool you want to use to flash the Micromax C1 firmware file. You can flash Stock ROMs with tools that work for either the system chip found in the device’s hardware, the firmware file type, or on occasion, apps that are designed to work for a particular manufacturer. And depending on the file, there are times when you can flash firmware directly from the device’s recovery mode, too.
What Is Android Firmware?
Firmware is the operating system and its applications that control how the smartphone or tablet that runs on Android operates. While you may see the words “software update available” on your device’s display, we call it firmware to highlight its close relationship with the device manufacturers hardware.
If you prefer technical jargon, firmware is the specific programming that gets written to a device’s non-volatile memory. The firmware gets added to the device during the manufacturing process and is the middle man in helping software run on the hardware. Firmware can be written as read-only memory (ROM), erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM), or flash memory.
The Android operating system is more open than much of its competitors in iOS, Windows 10 Mobile, and Tizen. You always get firmware running on your device out of the box, but if you do not like it, you can swap it over with custom firmware or other firmware versions that were made for your device. This flexibility helps with troubleshooting, or if you know you would prefer a different Android version that was made available.
Why Reinstall Stock Firmware?
Did you think you may need to restore the stock firmware on your device? Here are some of the things that you can achieve with stock firmware files:
- Upgrade or downgrade the version of Android on your device
- Fix common mobile device-related problems, such as unbearable bugs in the software
- Remove custom recovery images such as TWRP
- Unroot the Android operating system, regardless of what method/tool you may have used to get root access
- Unbrick your smartphone or tablet
- Reinstall the operating system
- Fix invalid IMEI problems
Micromax C1 Canvas 1 Firmware Flash File Download Links
File Name: Micromax_C1_7.0.048.P1.170623.P5003M
Firmware File: Download flash file
Flashing Instructions: This version of the Micromax C1 flash file can be flashed by using the YGDP tool, as shown in the guide below.
File Name: Micromax_C1_MT6737M_SW_V01_HW_V4.0_20180329
Android Version: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Firmware File: Download flash file
Flashing Instructions: The updated version of the Micromax C1 OTA.zip firmware file can be flashed from the smartphone’s recovery mode. To make that happen, download the firmware file so that it is on your device’s internal storage SD memory and then boot the device into the recovery mode and choose to flash the firmware file from the recovery menu.
File Name: Micromax_C1_MT6737M_SW_V07_HW_V3.0_20171108
Flashing Instructions: This version of the Micromax C1 flash file can be flashed by using the Smartphone flash tool.
How to Install Micromax C1 Flash File Using YGDP Tool
1. Install the Android USB driver on your computer.
Note: You can install the Micromax C1 USB driver on the computer instead if the Android USB driver isn’t working during your time of visit.
2. Power down the Android smartphone, ensuring that the battery is also removed if the device comes with a removable one.
3. Download the YGDP tool onto your computer and extract the file by right-clicking on it and then choosing the option for extracting it.
4. Download the Micromax C1 stock firmware package onto your computer and then extract it by right-clicking on it and then choosing the option to extract it from the menu.
5. Open the YGDP folder that you extracted and click on the YGDP executable file (.exe) to open the application.
6. Choose the user type and then click on the “Login” button. (Newer versions of the tool do not require a password. Older versions of the tool must enter “369” or “9527” to log in.)
7. Click on the “Configuration” button on the top left-hand corner of the YGDP interface.
8. Click on the small folder icon and browse the computer to upload the firmware file you wish to flash.
9. Click on the “Apply” button once you’ve selected the firmware.
10. Turn off the Android device. Connect your Android smartphone or tablet to the computer with its USB cable.
11. Click on the “Start” button.
That’s all you need to have installed the Micromax C1 official firmware.
For a more detailed guide complete with screenshots, you can check out the how to use the YGDP tool to flash CPB firmware article.
There are some common questions people have before installing firmware files. Here are the ones we are regularly asked:
How to Unroot Micromax C1 When Installing New Firmware
There can often be a variety of ways to unroot a device that runs Android, and they depend on what method you used to get root access. If you installed SuperSU for root access, then you can open the app and find the option to unroot directly from SuperSU’s settings. On the other hand, if you do not have SuperSU, and you do have a Micromax smartphone or tablet, then you can always unroot by installing the stock firmware. Once you have followed the guide above, your device will automatically be unrooted. You can verify that is the case by installing one of the many applications from Google Play that checks for root access. As long as you are using a reliable app, then typically it will not lie about the root status of your mobile device.
How to Restore Stock Recovery on Micromax C1 When Installing New Firmware
One of the most common reasons for installing the stock firmware is to remove a custom recovery image and revert to the stock recovery. There is nothing you need to do extra to reinstall the stock recovery on your device; when you install the stock firmware, it will automatically install the stock recovery partition on the device once again.
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