Micromax Canvas HD gets Official Jelly Bean 4.2 Update

It has not been a long time since Micromax launched its Quad Core variant of Micromax Canvas 2 with Jelly Bean 4.2 and now Micromax has started rolling out 4.2 Jelly Bean update for its flagship Canvas HD A116. The phone has got a real taste of Project Butter and the overall appearance including the amazing color reproduction has made the Jelly Bean 4.2 experience more idyllic. The update has also brought OTA (Over The Air) software update functionality with Micromax’s own System Software. The new semi-transparent notification panel is fun to play with and the new camera update has brought back the missing Panorama functionality.  GPS fix issue has also been resolved and it locks the position quite faster now. Here are some screenshots from the system:

About Screen System Software Jelly Bean 4.2

New notification panel Notification panel 2

The update will be available at Microamx’s Superfone Service Centres across major cities starting this week. Since, OTA software update functionality has been incorporated, we can expect to see Jelly Bean 4.3 on Canvas HD sooner than later.


Quadrant standardAnTuTuNena Mark2

We went through the benchmarks for the updated 4.2 Jelly Bean version and found the results as shown in the images above:

Quadrant Standard: 4071

AnTuTu: 13040

Nena Mark2: 36.3

Jelly Bean 4.2 Update Overview

Lockscreen Widgets Lockscreen Camera shortcut New lockscreen Settings Panel Move to external storage ability Lockscreen 2 Daydream New clock Camera with Multi Angle View New built in browser Homescreen with Digital Clock WIdget

Update: After a lot of negation, Micromax has agreed that the Jelly Bean 4.2 update for Canvas HD will be officially available from Monday. Cheers!

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Posted on June 3, 2013, in Firmware News, Latest News. Bookmark the permalink. 170 Comments.

  1. i had enquired at VIsakhapatnam(Vizag) service centre. They said they do not know anything on that. Please guide me, can we do ourselves this update. When can this update will reach vizag.

    • Micromax support has a standard reply, saying “contact service center”. Don’t know, when are we going to get the working 4.2 update???

  2. It appears that there’s a bug in the update the screen turns off and on every 5 seconds and when I took the phone back to service center at Richmond road, Bangalore they said micromax informed not to update any phones…
    Had to roll back to 4.1.2… :-(

    • Yes, as Bhuvan said, same thing I also heard from MMX Service Center, Richmond Road, Bangalore. Please let us know, when the actual working update comes ?

    • Muralidharan Paramel

      So, obviously it has a problem and Micromax has stopped the update. Any idea, when this will be restarted? Also, difficult to understand why over-the-air update is not possible.

    • same problem with my handset also. I brought handset on 15 June, took to service center in Richmond road, after upgrading display started to flicker (turns on nd off) every 2 seconds. Reverted back to 4.1.2 :(
      What saddens me is that lot of people are facing this problem but still no official word from Micromax. I wrote 3 emails but no use. Even the Micromax support manager of Delhi gave me evasive answer saying they don’t have any official statistics about the issue and declined to comment :(

    • Me faced the same issue from service center at Sahar Communications Kannur, Kerala. Also front Camera dont working too, Now they re updated it the 4.2 (without front camera now)

    • hey you can do it manually.. I did for 2 phones and its working great :)

    • how did you revert back to 4.1.2 ????

  3. Shubham Bangad

    Wow great. Just let me know that service centre will update rooted Canvas HD for free or i will have to pay for it. OR else service centre will not update it.

    • No manufacturer will supported rooted device. Do not go to the service center with a rooted phone; your phone’s warranty is void now. Don’t worry, just unroot the phone and then approach service center.

      Contact Authorized Micromax Service Center for free update; otherwisewise service centers will charge you.

      And as of now, as per my knowledge, the 4.2 update is not stable one and got bugs and service centers are not updating. So donot waste your money by paying to some service center too.

      Hopefully, sooner we all should get a working 4.2 update !!! Expecting eagerly.

  4. It’s still not available in Chennai

  5. chankit bhatia

    Has anyone updated canvas a116 from service centre.
    Is the phone working fine after update??

    • I have updated my Canvas HD from 4.1.2 to 4.2.1, However my phone is not behaving as it should. It won’t respond to touch at times when it’s locked and will stay in that form even if remove battery and restart it over and something will pop-up if i start typing..o.O

  6. ujjwal pramanik

    why it is not available in micromax service centre at kolkata, please inform when it is available. wheather the update is bugg free and performance is improved.

  7. Hai evry one i hav updated my device to 4.2 from kerala within 20min i got updatd. The servce center guy was too niz n oly i spnded tat 20 min tat much quick their servce was i appreciate tat. No cost has been chargd. But aftr updatg to 4.2 by closely looking on screen i can c a live pixel which shows whnevr the backgrnd is black n while typing derz a small flickerng. Thn.. Ya some times gallery not loading properly n for charging itz takng long time
    but othr features look gr8 can mive app to externl card can play nfs at itz hgh cool game n about camera lots of new features included but in night i thk the grains got a lil bit more :-( n while takng operamini n play store at edges derz grains like pixel
    N conclusion a lot of bugs :-(

  8. Mukesh Sharma

    Has anyone got update 4.2 from any mmx service center.delhi..?

  9. Mukesh Sharma

    Please give me details about mmx service center. Which peovide 4.2 update in delhi.

  10. Using the 4.2 update for quite sometime.. till now i have found 3 bugs..
    1) It takes some time(atleast 5 seconds) to turn on your screen after it turns off.
    2) The Wifi auto sleeps after sometime when the screen is off for few minutes..
    3) sometimes the lower part of the screen stops working (it doesn’t matter if you reboot the phone.)

  11. i went to the service ceneter at kolkata near jadavpur(sukantu setu)…they made me wait for 1 hour, made me take backup, re ran the OS and they give me the phone back only to my shock, see the version did not change at all!!!!! it still shows 4.1.2.

    service is no short of being called pathetic.

  12. Can we update it from phone itself and if yes then how?

  13. is the update available in hyderabad…

  14. canvas hd ka update nhi kr rhe h jaipur m s.s tower mi road wale serivice center pr u kh rhe h ki problem a rhi h update m or phone utha the nhi h kbhi switch off ata h kbhi bussy bhot buri after sale service h micromax ki i upsaid that plz iski complaint kro

  15. its not available in Mysore

  16. Riyaz Rasiyani

    i was told that jelly bean 4.2.1 is not yet successful in canvas hd so contact after one month. so will it be available after a month or it will take more time

  17. i had updated my 116 at official service centre and seen lot of improvement and they did it for free. they have to ensure providing over the air updates.

  18. i heard that after the update canvas hd is getting hanged and slow………..so i m confused wether i should get my phone updated or not?

  19. I just upgrade canvas hd to jelly bean 4.2.
    System ui get crashed in some application like vault.
    Otherwise all is awsome..

  20. No photosphere in camera , wireless display (miracast) does nt work) , no wifi direct and no swype keyboard , usb internet does not work :( waste of updating 4.2 :(

  21. Does the MMX canvas HD available now have inbuilt Android 4.2??

  22. Iam updated my mobile to jelly bean 4.2.1 15 days back.from ” xda forum” just follow the instructions given. You can get update.


    Its working very well.
    1)Camera performance improved and aditional features added.
    2)performence improved very well.
    3)almost all bugs and lags cleared.
    4)gps fixed.
    5) OTA option added so we can update our firmware over the air. When updates hits.

    Waiting for futer updats

  23. That’s a really great news . Canvas 2 has got an update too .

  24. Its shame that Gesture Typing is not added yet

  25. adhithacholan

    i contacted your service center at Bangalore, they said after updating. there seems to be a bug and advised not tp update.

  26. Can anyone tell whether the official android 4.2 upgrade is available now or not ?

  27. My phone Punjabi font me plz

  28. When will the official update to 4.3 be available for Canvas A116???

  29. siddharth chakraborty

    Woooohooo!atlast i got my canvas HD updated!its flawlessly working.its soo cool!the new camera,daydream and moreover i can nw install apps on external sd card.benchmark score has increased too.dead trigger,temple run 2,temple run oz tested till now and guys u knw wat? Its loading much faster than before.
    Yeah a li’l bit color reproduction. But thats just something u won’t notice much!
    The new UI is worth a look!thanks Micromax and MMXnewscaster!:::))))

  30. Chankit bhatia

    Is the update available in delhi service centres and is the phone working fine after update as people reported problems in updates earlier

    • siddharth chakraborty

      Yes chankit!this update is available in delhi!my nearest centre-district center-janakpuri.jyoti shekhar tower-ug-8.and yes if you reach early in d morning before its opening around 9o clock.you will b d one to get ur update first amongst all.(i had to miss my college dat day).and as far as problems are.concerned just tell d service centre executive as.not to press ok button during TP upgrade.btw you will not face any probs.forget what others say.!!;)

      • siddharth chakraborty

        And yes the nenemark 2 score shown is wrong-its 46.9 fps!do correct it MMX newscaster. Thank you

  31. Address for service center at Rajkot / Amdavad / Bhavnagar / baroda

  32. i contacted yourself service center at Azadpur Delhi. They said after updating. there seems to be a bug and advised not to update. Please tell when will be stable update available.

    • siddharth chakraborty

      If you are not a terrific gamer then you can wait for a whilebecause the version 4.1.2 has its own taste!and i don’t know as in when new updates shall be available but i am sure towards the end of the year google may roll out Android 5.1.1 and Micromax “may” roll out that update.i have a big advantage-next tym i don’t need to go to service center for new update.i have OTA..haha;).do luck..;)

  33. Can any one confirm, whether flickering problem is solved or not (for Canvas HD).
    I have not heard any news of new ROM update release fixing that bug. Does any one solved that issue?
    Or any news of 4.3 version.. so that we can wait till 4.3 is out

    • I also same problem. After 4.2 Upgrade my canvas hd phone screen flickering problem.
      What do u think? Ye mobile me problem he ya kuch aur? Plz replay.

  34. Do you think Micromax Music will get an update? :O

  35. Today i visited mmx service center they said 4.2.1 update is not available and then i called mmx service center and they said because of some lags the update has been taken back. So i m confused tht i shud use this tutorial and update my phone or wait for official update at service center?

  36. Hi Admin,
    I want to update my canvas hd to jelly bean 4.2.x
    is the flickering issue resolved or not.

    please do reply.

  37. I’m using MMX Canvas A116(Canvas HD). i want it to be upgraded from Android 4.1.2 to 4.2.1 via MMX check point. Astonishing part is that when i visited the check point today, they told me that MMX hasn’t released an upgrade for Canvas HD and they are helpless. Instead they offered me they could root my phone which i eventually loose my warranty so i rejected the offer.
    Could you please suggest me any idea so that i can show them, MMX officially released an upgrade and i could claim it at the check point ?

  38. The update is awesome!!! There are just a few glitches here and there, but they’re hardly noticeable. Now, my Canvas HD feels like new and really sexy…AAAAND the big news for all you gamers out there, Micromax adjusted the storage so that now, the max storage capacity for games is 32gb (yup, the limit of your ext. sd card) and not a lousy 1.7gb…go, rock it fellas!!! Love you Micromax!!!

  39. After updating to 4.2 my phone got slower……other things are good…but using keyboard it feels a bit slower.means it does’nt type on the real time…and its annoying.

  40. This update is avalible in surat.?

  41. can someone suggest a mmx center in Noida for software upgrade of mmx a116? also my phones battery gets drained very fast in standby mode from 100% to 70 % in 3 hrs wen I m not using the phone at all ! all the gps, blutooth, wifi, mobile data switch, sync is off.
    Someone told me that if I get the software upgraded the battery might also improve back to normal… is it true?? pls pls help !!

  42. Is there any news of 4.3 update…

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  44. Plz provide me software update message on my canvas HD A 116 as soon as possible.

  45. My speaker voice is very low so I don’t able to hear voice properly .plz give me suggestion.

  46. My speaker voice is low so I am facing problem during call.suggest me

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