Installing Clean Android ICS on Micromax Funbook

Clean Android ICS on Micromax Funbook

Credits to Shashwat for writing this post. 

Warning!! Your tata photon dongle that came with fb, will not work after flashing with clean ics rom.

Some may wonder why, installing a rom in micromax funbook is important, as a matter of fact, it is necessary, installing a clean rom would:-

1)Delete all the bloatwares in funbook.
2)Free up the internal memory. And,
3)Biggest of all, it will give you access to use more 2G/3G dongle in Funbook,
Tools Needed:
1) Live Suite(Used to Flash all Allwinner A10 Tablets)
2) 4.0.3 Firmware(Ice Cream sandwich)– Big thanks to ‘eyesoncomputer’ for the links.
    Part 1
    Part 2
Lets Get Started:
1: Download and unpack Live Suite.
2: Download and unpack the Firmware Files.
3: Run Livesuite.
The Following Menu will be shown:
Click on Select Img, Following Menu Will appear, From it, Choose the Firmware.img file.

Turn Off your tablet,press and hold back button and holding the button, connect funbook to pc and press power button 10 times as fast as possible, remember do not leave the back button while doing the process.

 

Note: For the first time upgrade, you will need to install drivers manually, for installing drivers, refer the bottom the page.

Follwing Screen will appear, Click Yes.

Click again on ‘Yes’ Following screen will appear:

Upgrade will start itself. After its finish, click ‘Ok’ and remove the cable and power on the tablet, First time it will take 4 to 5 Minutes to boot,so don’t worry.

Driver Installation:

For first time upgrade, you need to install driver manually. (These drivers are different from ADB drivers) 

              After pressing the power button 10 times,following screen will appear.

A menu will appear, click Yes this time only.

From Livesuite folder, locate USBDriver or USBdriver x64  folder (according to your system) and click ok.

 

Click Next to Start the installation, errors might appear but continue to click ‘Install anyway’.


When Installation is finsihed click on done.

 

Note: This post has been written by shashwat. All credits go to him. 

  • prasanth

    does 3g dongles work with it??????

    • http://gizmolord.com shashwat

      Yes,most of them flawlessly with it.

      • http://none Shubankar

        will the service center replace the device display. Actually i have dropped my funbook but it haven’t got any internal damage just a few scratches on the screen so can they replace the covering. I also wanted the address of Micromax service center in Chennai. Please send it to my number 9434278645.

        • NiharG

          Check on Their site.
          http://www.micromaxinfo.com

          • carson

            this is wats up dude nice guidelines no mistakes works perfect but is it only limited to the dongles listed on 3G INFORMATION

          • die2mrw007

            Nope, Mine Huawei 1550 wasnt listed there but was working fine :)

        • die2mrw007

          As the scratches are physical damage, they will not be replacing it for you. It isnt their device fault but its you who mishandled it. So, my best advice would be, get to them and complain a lot things about funbook like it is getting overheated when usage, screen auto-functions, freezes frequently even after resetting the tab, battery backup just last 1 hour, and lots more which you can.

          After getting these many complaints for your device they might replace you with a new Funbook tablet hopefully. But this all depends on the luck. Hope you get a new one :)

  • Avinash Sharma

    1. Wont loading a a different void its warranty!!
    2. Why are we not able to do video chat in gtalk how is it possible to do that?

    • hanut

      Is there any way to install cwm like without using pc ….lik flashing a zip through stock recovery …if yes then can u give me that zip nd one more thi ng wich combination of buttons open s recovery i dn know coz i just bought it today .. :P

      • http://gizmolord.com shashwat

        No,u can not install clockwork recovery using the tablet itself,as by default,there is no recovery present in funbook.

    • die2mrw007

      What you mean by 1st point?
      2. I personally didnt try video chat in talk. Though you have many other third party apps for gtalk video chat like Nimbuzz.

  • Anil

    Hi, looks like the default Android OS doesnt come with the feature to enable Wifi Direct.

    Does the Original ICS provide this option?

    • http://gizmolord.com shashwat

      A device should b wifi direct compatible to have it,changing rom won’t do the job,as funbook doesn’t have the feature.

      • Anil

        Hi Shashwat, Thanks for your reply. But I have seen in many posts that Wifi Direct is a software feature and is not hardware specific. Can you confirm?

        Can you check your Funbook which has original ICS? Wifi Direct is the major reason i am looking forward to flash my funbook. Thanks.

        • http://gizmolord.com shashwat

          Mate,their in no wifi direct option in settings,if funbook would have been direct compatible then mmx wouldn’t have deleted this feature.

          • Anil

            Ya, thats what i thought, and checked with the technical support guys on this number (011-44770044).

            They said, they dont have some of the features of ICS implemented in funbook, like Wifi Direct and even screenshot capture.

            I am sure screenshot capture is not dependent on Hardware and might be enabled in Original ICS, so was hoping the same should be true with Wifi Direct.

            Found that funbook uses Wifi 802.11 b/g/n protocol, which should support the Wifi Direct feature according to this document: http://www.wi-fi.org/sites/default/files/uploads/files/faq_20101021_Wi-Fi_Direct_FAQ.pdf

          • http://gizmolord.com shashwat

            Bro,i have also tried cm9 too for funbook,it also doesn’t have wifi direct,if it can’t then nothing wil do.

          • Anil

            Thats sad :( . Having Wifi Direct would make it super cool.

            So to conclude, you are not able to see Wifi Direct or P2P option in settings, both in ICS Original and CM9?

          • http://gizmolord.com shashwat

            Yup,nothing like that in both cm9 n ics.

  • aravind

    why NFS shift is not working….in stock ics..???

    • shashwat

      Try a compatible version with funbook or use chainfire 3d to run it.

  • hanut

    Umm….can i know how to put cwm in funbook ?
    And are their any custom rom on fun book …and by the way did any one of u tried oc as the kernel suppports it i gues coz its showing max cpu sped tiln1.44 in ghz incpu control app … havnt tried yet but dun wana take with a new tab :-P

    • shashwat

      Well i tried oc with cpu master and setcpu but it won’t go over 1.2,tablet becomes unstable and crashes.

  • hanut

    Ow ok …nd how to put cwm ?

    • die2mrw007

      @shashwat: Can we revert back to Micromax stock ROM (default) if we wish to at some point ?
      Is there such ROM available ?

      • shashwat

        No, micromax hasn’t released its firmware,so we can’t but we can make backup using custom firmware recovery and then restore it any point to get back the original micromax rom.

    • shashwat

      Here is cwm for funbook :

      http://www.mediafire.com/?c97gm971zvbb8z7

      Instructions to install are within the zip file

  • Rimal

    Worked good… Nice guide lines….

    • NiharG

      Thank you!

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        • vinaymonu25

          thanks shashwat have made it so easy for first timers like me…thanks once again for your support hoping u would do this great work ahead for the better of funbook owners.THANKS

          • shashwat

            No problem mate, that’s what we do, stay tuned for more great stuff :)

          • vinaymonu25

            :-)

          • dilip

            does any ics rom have bluetooth support?

          • shashwat

            no,but we are working on it.

          • jatin

            @vinaymonu25: Are you able to use mmx 352g 3g dongle with funbook? If yes than How??? Please reply soon frn…

          • vinaymonu25

            no im not able to use it nor on ics rom or stock rom…

          • jatin

            and after installing fresh ICS I even not be able to use my tata photon with that… and SHASHWAT wrote in his article that anyone can use any modem after followng the procedure.
            Are you able to use your tata photon afterwards?

          • shashwat

            I m sorry as i had no idea, tata photon won’t work so please see this tread and sorry again!

            http://funbook.gizmolord.com/restoring-your-tablet-back-to-original-micromax-rom/

          • Anirban Chatterjee

            Hello guys, thanks a lot for the process. My device Airtel 3G dongle is working perfectly now. :) All is well with my default apps too, but a problem is that, many of my previously installed apps such as facebook, angry birds (free ones) etc. are shown to be not compatible. :( I have allwinner mod installed, and have been changing mods, but to no benefit.

            Please help in earnest, suggesting what to do.

          • jayesh

            Google location service is not working plz help ! ! !

          • die2mrw007

            We dont have GPS inbuilt I guess in the Funbook…so maybe location tracker wont work.

          • jayesh

            But it was working ncely on previous stock rom.

          • akash

            Nothing happens when i press power button 10 times…..nothing at all…pls reply fast…

          • shashwat

            Is the tablet switched off and the drivers installed properly?

          • akash

            yes….

          • Vinaymonu25

            dude im a noob can u explain how to do this..is it the same way as installintg ics or is it some other way to install this?

          • sariyam

            sariyam: hold back button and connect usb now press power button 5-10 times fastly untill pc detect ur device

          • sariyam

            some tablets press back,some tablets press home,some tablets press vol+ button ..

            some means another tablets like funbook i.e wammy,iberry.. ..etc

          • NiharG

            Use CM9 ROM. It has all apps unlocked.

  • vinaymonu25

    AFTER FLASHING STILL MY MICROMAX 352G DONGLE IS NOT ABLE TO CONNECT FUNBOOK EVEN AFTER ADDING APN AND SELECTING IT…anyway to connect ?

    • vinaymonu25

      well i didnt take any back up b4 going 4dis anyway to restore my funbook rom ?

      • shashwat

        Don’t worry, if you haven’t done any backup,we will post a backup tomorrow.

        • vinaymonu25

          oh god thanks alot i was so worried….

          • shashwat

            Micromax rom

            part 1)- http://www.mediafire.com/?p8erf0m3unewfd1

            (part 2) – http://www.mediafire.com/?ycjila50yw0fkdn

            You can do flash this rom using cwm recovery and by selecting restore.

            Its not ours, but i am pretty sure it will work.

          • NiharG

            Yeah.. Thats working fine. I have used it.

          • Vinaymonu25

            dude im a noob can u explain how to do this..is it the same way as installintg ics or is it some other way to install this?

    • shashwat

      Its a cdma dongle??

      • Vinaymonu25

        no its not a cdma dongle…

        • Vinaymonu25

          PLEASE HELP-tell me the way to put stock rom on funbook after extracting those given files of micromax rom

          • Vinaymonu25

            should i copy paste them in my funbook and install it from cwm mode & after installing shall i need to just factory reset? or some other way ?

          • Vinaymonu25

            FINALLY went to a service centre gave them my bill xerox…requested for a while and done…back to my stock rom…anyway thanks for whatever help shahshwat has given me.

          • NiharG

            They gave you Stock ROM? Along with those movies, music and e-learning content ? 

          • Vinaymonu25

            yes…stock rom with everything original as it was out of the box

          • NiharG

            Will you please back it up with CWM and Upload to net? 

          • vinaymonu25

            sorry dude this was my first experience had a lot of difficulty in installing ics rom without taking a back up messed it up completely…no one said me nor this article here says to that first u have to install cwm then back up then proceed with this…as im a first timer i didnt knew all this n flashed it wid ics rom…anyhow i dont want to risk it by installing cwm which i think would void my warranty…luckily got back the stock rom so on warranty now.

          • shashwat

            I m sorry mate, i should have added to take the backup, i hope u will forgive me, for this certain purpose i created a tread :

            http://funbook.gizmolord.com/restoring-your-tablet-back-to-original-micromax-rom/

            Thanks for posting my mistake, now i won’t post anything unless i have fully tested it.

          • Nandi

            Once i boot into recovery (using Menu + Power key), i am unable to navigate using the volume up/down button. How do i navigate?

            Also, i use a Reliance Huawei EC1260 dongle which is not working with the stock ROM. Would that work with this ROM?

          • NiharG

            Installing CWM does not void warranty

  • vinaymonu25

    im not able to download angry birds space after installing ics rom any solution ? before it was installing but now after this upgrade it is showing
    ‘your device isn’t compatible with this version’ even after changing my build type in allwinner mod its not

    • shashwat

      restart your device.

  • Vinaymonu25

    hi shashwat…mate im waiting for the link of custom rom of funbook as u said yesterday…please post it soon.

    • Vinaymonu25

      sorry…stock rom

  • Vinaymonu25

    hi shashwat…mate im waiting for the link of custom rom of funbook as u said yesterday…please post it soon.

    • Vinaymonu25

      sorry…stock rom

  • Vinaymonu25

    PLEASE HELP-tell me the way to put stock rom on funbook after extracting those given files of micromax rom

    • Vinaymonu25

      should i copy paste them in my funbook and install it from cwm mode & after installing shall i need to just factory reset? or some other way ?

  • Vinaymonu25

    FINALLY went to a service centre gave them my bill xerox…requested for a while and done…back to my stock rom…anyway thanks for whatever help shahshwat has given me.

    • NiharG

      They gave you Stock ROM? Along with those movies, music and e-learning content ? 

      • Vinaymonu25

        yes…stock rom with everything original as it was out of the box

        • NiharG

          Will you please back it up with CWM and Upload to net? 

  • Rimal

    Is there a contact or People app in micromax funbook?

    • Vikas

      Hi Shashwat,

      please write the dongles compatible with funbook tab please mention about the cost of them also…

  • Vikas

    Hi Shashwat,

    please write the dongles compatible with funbook tab please mention about the cost of them also……

  • Sathish

    HI How to activate the Reliance net connect plus in funbook

    • NiharG

      CDMA or GSM ?

  • SayanW

    Hello sir ,

    By installing clean ICS can i use my IDEA NETSETTER (HUAWEI E1732) on funbook????

    Is there any settings needed to be applied??

    • jayesh

      Ya offcourse my huawei 1732 is working fine.

  • Kishore Ravi

    Yahoooooo!!!! You guys are awesome :D

    • akash

      today i got my funbook.. i want to install clean ics … should i first back-up the original rom of funbook tell me how>>>>???? i am fully new……. pls help me….

      • NiharG

        Yeah you should Backup the original ROM. Check out the article Installing CWM on Funbook on this site and Use CWM to Backup Current Rom.

      • http://facebook.com/0tskk0 TheCuteCriminal

        Once u install clean ICS, remember u cannot get the COMPLETE stock rom,that comes with the tablet

    • NiharG

      Thanks :D

  • akash

    what r the settings to be done after installing chainfire 3d ..i am still in stock rom.
    and chrome aint workin in my tab…. help

    • NiharG

      Chrome not working for many. Its Chrome issue. Not your Fault. And after installing Chainfire 3D you need to install Plugins.. Google for them.

      • akash

        i have the plugins and when i select the install pugins options it shows no plugins found…

        • NiharG

          Put the Plugins in Internal SD and try

          • jayesh

            Hey plz help me after flashing this clean ics google location service is not working, in previous stock rom it was working.

          • NiharG

            Havent Faced this issue yet, Will try to find a Fix!

          • jayesh

            K plz fix it soon hanx in advance.

          • kamal

            I am going to buy funbook . Can anyone tell me that is it support all gsm dongle with or without custom rom. Also tell about the cyanogenmod support.

          • NiharG

            CM9 is available for Funbook. GSM Dongle supported with Custom ROMs only!

          • Arvind

            ?? All dongles supported with stock rom also

          • Kamaljeet

            I am going to buy funbook . Can anyone tell me that is it support all gsm dongle with or without custom rom. Also tell about the cyanogenmod support.

          • Kamaljeet

            How to install cm9?

          • die2mrw007
          • Kamaljeet

            Which custom rom is best for funbook till date?@all

          • die2mrw007

            Depends on the likes of user… CyanBook Rom and JetMod ROM is good in my view :)

  • kamaljeet

    can any cdma dongle works with stock ROM on funbook

    • sai

      dude its telling that invalid img file
      plzzz help my device is soft bricked plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………… help me

      • shashwat

        Image might have gone corrupted during download, download again.

        • Vinaymonu25

          no its not a cdma dongle…

  • Ramesh

    Please sir can any one give me the backup folder of cwm ……..
    PLEASE i beg you

    • die2mrw007

      Which backup you need? Stock ROM?

      • Ramesh

        Yes sir

  • sk

    thanks for the process….just one question…
    the funbook came pre rooted right?…..but now when i have installed this fresh ics…
    i have lost the root privileges…so how can i regain them…how will i re-root the device?

    • unknown

      just google for “unlock root” software from ur pc, download and install it.Now, connect ur tablet with ur pc using the usb cable(with usb debugging enabled), now open unlock root and click root. Your device will be successfully rooted after a minute.

    • sariyam

      sariyam: downlaod root checker basic from market and know ur tablet status..it gives status rooted or unrooted in the screen

  • sk

    guyz just forget about my previous comment….its rooted….and once again thanks for the steps….really this clean install has made the device very fast and smooth….everyone who dosen’t require the photon plus thing must have a clean ics installed…..
    will try cm9…jetmod….and funseries too….
    and one question….i have downloaded miui rom for samsung galaxy tab 7….do you think its gonna work in funbook?….

    • shashwat

      No samsung galaxy tab rom’s won’t work.

      • sk

        ya you r right…it didn’t work….forgot to post in here….
        …tried cyanbook v3 works awesome….goin to stick with it for some time…
        …btw is there any chance of having miui for funbook?….

        • http://gizmolord.com/ Die2mrw007

          I dont think MIUI developers will be interested in low end Allwinner tabs

      • Shubankar

        After installing the clean ICS the google TTS engine is not working. Do you have any fix for this?

    • akki

      pls help me ….
      nothing happens when i press the power button 10 time….
      and by the back button u mean the button by which we return from any application
      pls help me

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000428140770 Mitu Khosla

    the files 1 and 2 do not open. I have downloaded them multiple times, they say its a corrupt download. How to open the two parts, or is thre any new link.

  • Vishal

    I am using e-prarth A10-B which is a lot cheaper than funbolok and still much better in performance.
    I dont evn need to flash it to this new ROM as it has clean Android 4.0 ICS.

  • prakash

    I have successfully changed to this ROM. But still my Huawei E303C with airtel 2g sim is not connecting to internet. I am very much desperated. where might the problem lies in?

    • balu

      check ur apn settings

  • Kaushik

    I installed this clean ICS on my funbook and many games like fruit ninja, tiki kart, nin jump, etc. are not working. I use my tab mainly for gaming, so, pls advice me as to which rom i must download such that all games can be played…

    Thanks in advance
    -Kaushik

  • anup

    i have problem in extraction “data error file is broken”
    i guess ther’s a prob in part2.rar i downloaded it several times all in vain
    kindly help, pls upload mirror(alternate link) pls…

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  • Yogesh Pawar

    I tried this to install jetmood.but unfortunately when the update was going on usb got loose and update failed. Now my funbook is dead.Does anybody know what can i do?

    • Atul

      Take it to the service station, preferably in a small town and tell them it stopped suddenly. They will accept any argument as they know the product quality is very cheap. They will flash new firmware and your device will be new again. hope you are in warranty. Try it, it may work. They replaced the cable and its port that I had broken by mistake without any eye brows raised.

      • sai

        ne puku

  • Yogesh Pawar

    My tablet doesn’t show anything if i press power button or try any combination no response. This means tablet is hard bricked.What to do to revive it.Please help soon.

    • Robin

      just connect ur tab wid charger or pc ……

      • Yogesh Pawar

        then also no response

        • yooray

          yes same problem here.

  • tj

    does di rom support evert dongel

  • tj

    does diz rom will help me to access any dongel on mmx funbook

    • shashwat

      What’s ur model no.?

  • balu

    hey i lost my vold.fstab file and unable to start my funbook… :(
    if i do this process will it help me to recover????

    • shashwat

      Yes, ur funbook will be recovered using this process.

  • raj

    your link are not available

  • Peeyoosh

    I installed this fresh rom, but when I try to go into recovery mode the options are not working…!!! also while trying to install Funseries custom Rom it has changed my boot image from micromax logo to some Android logo, Any would be appriciated..!!! :)

    • sariyam

      SARIYAM:in recovery mode only home and volume buttons are work
      1.use vol+ and vol- for scroll up and down
      2.use home button to select desired option

  • arjun

    cant download part 2

  • sariyam

    sariyam:now funbook supporting cyanbook jb..try it…just google how to install

  • yogi saini

    fake No.1

  • http://www.facebook.com/anmol92verma Anmol Verma

    link removed!!!!!!! from mediafire??

  • Pranjul Guru

    i have huwai it works with 3g tata docoma airtel and vodophone
    one day i put a new 3g schme in tatadocomo who’s apn is new
    my funbook connot able to dectect it please helpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp

  • Vipul

    I was able to upgrade it successfully even live suite said upgrade sucess but now my funbook is not starting !!!!!
    plsss help asap

  • M.ATTY

    DOES THIS APPLY TO FUNBOOK TALK (P350) ?

  • M.ATTY

    also i have a problem with mt funbook talk p350 , i want to disable the vibration of the virtual buttons and there seems to be no way to do that

    • Manas Kumar

      hello bro r u able to call and using internet from sim with P350 after installation this????

  • http://twitter.com/Heero_Punjabi Heero Punjabi

    can any one post download link for ics firmware for Micromax FunBook Talk 350

  • http://www.facebook.com/amittillu Amit Tillu

    will it apply to micromax alpha p250 it has 4.0

  • praveen

    the links are broken. :( . Please send me an email when u update it.

  • yooray

    it shows image file invalid …… whts the problem ?? please let me know!
    thanks!

  • Siddhartha

    Does this work with Funbook Talk P350?

  • jayesh

    links are broken plz re-upload

  • Ahtesham

    after the flashing my touchscreen working just opposite , if i touch left its work right if i touch right its work left, if i touch top its work bottom , if i touch bottom its work top.
    How to fix it ?

  • VicKtor

    please please please help me i am getting error of PnpFelln:invalid ID …… My Funbook Is Not Starting first it only just stuck up at booting and i had hard reset it but during hard reset my display got blurr nad it got stuck up so i switch of tablet … and now it not starting only ….. please help urgently !!

  • VicKtor

    getting PnpFelln:invalid ID in livesuit

  • paulnevin

    iam use this on my Micromax Funbook Infinity P275.but its stuck while
    starting.some time startup but touch is not working and plz help me

  • http://www.facebook.com/saju.dev Saju Dev

    Hey i got micromax funbook pro and i tried to install clockwork recover mod in it.after rebooting to recovery mode my device is stuck in micromax logo and not moving forward.could anybody tell me what to do now?

  • Shhaid

    I have P275 Micromax Infinity. I cannot find “Back” button in the device.
    Please help.

  • http://www.ptmaroct.blogspot.com/ Anuj Sharma

    Please fix download links for the image file