Rooting the Karbonn A9+ and Karbonn A21

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105 Responses

  1. narendra says:

    Hello
    have you try to install Custom rom in Karbonn A21

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Dear Narendra,

      I have not attempted to install custom-ROM on the A21 yet for two reasons:
      1. There is no pressing need to do it yet.
      2. The Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) ROMs are still in experimental stage and I would rather wait for them to mature a bit.

      Regards

      • Ravi G says:

        Dear Rajib,

        hi this is Ravi. i make mistake for rooting my karbonn A21 mobile. i have use CWM recovery rooting tool, i was used fast boot recovery system pessing power on + volume up key and install cwm recovery tool. but after i cant find my red screen while long presing same button i got only green and after red is appear but if i leave both button so phone not showing cwm mode of recovery.

        plz tell me how to solve this problem.

        how to root karbonn A21+ plz show the video

    • Akash says:

      hey how can i install the drivers of karbonn a21?
      there should be a pc suite for it kya?

      • Rajib Ghosh says:

        Dear Akash,

        The drivers are required to get the phone connected to the computer so that you can root it or allow 3rd party Phone Management software to work with the phone.
        Note that Google does not provide a Phone Management software for Android OS and it is left to the manufacturers to create such software.
        While Samsung and HTC do provide such software (only works with their phones), users of other phone brands have to find 3rd party software.

        You can try out some of the software listed here: http://www.tipsotricks.com/2012/02/best-android-pc-suite-software.html
        Another software that you can try is called MoboRobo.

        HTH

  2. jay says:

    It works ! thanks

  3. Rameez says:

    Hi Rajib,

    I checked the sites for rooting Karbonn A9+.
    I came across this
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1969618
    have you tried rooting with software in the above site.
    Any idea, Which one is better the one you have given or the one in the above link i have pasted ?

    Rameez

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Dear Rameez,

      I am sure that the software downloadable from the link you provided works equally well.
      When recommending software on my blog, I have to:
      – Ensure that it is well documented, has screenshots and video guides
      – Try it myself

      Unfortunately, the software in the link you provided fails in the first criterion. Hence I am not comfortable recommending it.

      Regards

      • Rameez says:

        Thanks Rajib for the response.
        I have tried your technique and i do a see performance improvement.
        Although still for some reason i haven’t felt the 1.2 Ghz Dual playing it’s role , expect there to be lesser lag for system apps.

        Waiting for a CUSTOM ROM:P

        Thanks,
        Rameez

  4. Rajib Sir,
    Thank you for the info about A9+.
    Iam facing the following problems from my Karbonn A9+
    a)Iam unable to view the sent SMS.
    b) There is no direct Dial up option from Favourites.
    c)Presently the phone battery is not charging beyond 16% iam unable to fix the error.
    kindly send your experiene.

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Hi,
      The Karbonn A9+ presents SMS messages in a threaded view. i.e. all messages sent/received from a contact are organized one after another.
      Sent messages are generally pale-yellow in colour.

      Do directly dial a phone number, you can also use a Widget. Just place the Contact widget on the home-screen and configure which phone number should be dialed.

      Phone battery not charging beyond 16% can be due to:
      – Battery defect
      – Charger defect
      Can you try discharging the phone completely and putting it on charge for 6-8 hours keeping the phone switched off? You can try this at bed-time.

      HTH

  5. Rajib sir,
    Our Android A9+ is not supporting Marine Compass applications.I require Compass offline and not linked with GPS.
    On enquiring it is mentioned that Karbonn A9+ is not having a Geo Sensor application on it.
    Can we fix this.kindly comment

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      The phone lacks a Magnetometer. Hence, compass apps are not supported. This also has an effect on Maps since the phone cannot determine North and cannot rotate the map correctly.

  6. pritam says:

    sir i cant install the drivers provided by you for karbonn a9 plus…i need to root it asap…plzz help

  7. Sir,
    The drivers package “Qualcomm USB network driver” link which you have provided is working with windows 7 but not with Windows XP. Can you please confirm that is it for windows XP ALSO or i’m making any mistake. I have tried all my efforts to install the drivers on XP but i failed. Can you please help me?

    • Sir,
      after a tough procedure i finally installed all the drivers on XP provided by your link manually trough device manager but still I’m unable to tether my internet connection and in MTP connection i get error.
      Please help me to in installation procedure of these two problems. thanks in advance

  8. Anil says:

    Hi Rajib

    Followed your instructions and got the Karbonn A21 rooted, removed all the useless apps. However, the reason I was doing is this is because I am unable to connect the Karbonn A21 using bluetooth to my car’s bluetooth for phone connectivity. I can connect with cars bluetooth and stream music but not the phone feature. When the phone connects, I get an error – Unfortunately, the process com.android.phone has stopped and the bluetooth connection disconnects. Lots of users are facing the same issue with Karbonn A21 – any idea why? Any inputs would help.

  9. Anil says:

    Just found out through a lot of search that the Karbonn A21 is actually the K-Touch Bee King U8 model in China – you can see the details here – http://www.k-touch.cn/product/detail/prod_id/51.

    It’s manufactured by Tianyu.

  10. Vaibhav Jindal says:

    HI Rajib,

    I tried downloading the Driver and installing in windows8 but it is giving error for A21 device.

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Dear Vaibhav,

      The driver package I have made available on my website supports up-to Win7-x64. While it should work with Win8, please note that Win8 driver model is slightly different and it may not actually permit the installation of these device drivers.

      HTH

  11. krishna says:

    sir can i install rom of other devices like sony ,samsung etc in my karbonn a21???

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  12. krishna says:

    sir plz suggest me some custom rom for karbon a21…

  13. Annay Baksi says:

    Sir how can i update my karbonn A9+

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Dear Annay,

      Although your phone is running Google Android OS 4.0.4, note that Google does not provide updates for your phone directly and OS updates must come from Karbonn.
      Like all budget phone manufacturers Karbonn is least bothered about issuing OS updates for it’s phones.

      The applications on your phone can be updated using Google Play Store.

      HTH

  14. vaibhav says:

    sir,my karbonn a9+ phone battery is 1420 mAh, can i insert new bettary wich has 1800 mAh or 2000mAh of any company?

  15. Sunil KUmar says:

    Hi Sir,

    I had mistakenly updated my Karbonn a9+ mobile with rs_ROM_v0.6. Now my mobile stopped functioning..! Even I had not taken backup of my rom 🙁

    Kindly help me or suggest me, so that i can download my old rom from any site & make it works as normal. If you can please share me the steps for resolving this problem.

    I am badly need help… please… 🙁

    Regards,
    SUNIL KUMAR

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Dear Sunil Kumar,

      Ask for assistance in the XDA-Developers forum. Someone there maybe able to help you with the stock ROM for A9+ and the procedure to re-flash it.

      HTH

  16. suren says:

    Sir how to upgrade android 4.1 jelly bean my rooted karbonn a21

  17. I purchased Karbonn A9+ 2 Weeks back ,i am not able to Rotate any thing Picture,browser,SMS, Chat or any thing,All options have been checked in the phone.
    Regards
    Mahesh

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Dear Mahesh,

      Check if ‘RotaLock’ is enabled. To do so, swipe your finger from top of screen downwards. The device status-bar should open. You can enable/disable RotaLock here.

      HTH

  18. vishwendra singh says:

    How can i unlock my bootloder
    (karbonn A21
    rooted
    darkboidrom by santo_rock)

  19. zaid says:

    hi rajib. i bought karbonn a9+ few days ago. I am not able to tether via usb. phone software does not install on my computer. I am usin widows xp.At first new hardware wizard opens but further it doesn’t install the software. Help me in connecting my phone as a modem to computer.

  20. SHUNTY says:

    SIR , I HAVE TRIED MANY TRICKS TO ROOT KARBONN A1+ BUT THEY DON’T WORK PLZ HELP ME TO ROOT KARBONN A1+
    THNX 4 ADVANCE

  21. Yam subedi says:

    Rajib sir, i bought karbonn a9+ before 4 month through flipkart.com. Now my cell is totally dead. accourding technician operating system is crashed. but nobody upload OS in my mobile. Now i am in Nepal, Narayangarh. How to flash and upload os to my phone. Pls reply solution as soon. Now I am totally suffering.

    Yam subedi
    Narayangarh, Chitwan, Nepal

    • SUNIL KUMAR says:

      Hey Hi,

      This is SUNIL from ANDHRA PRADESH. Even i had the same problem, and i was completely lost my hops on that mobile..! But @ last I found the solution for this issue. I found original OS of the KARBONN A9+ from some sites. I had downloaded the same & installed. Now its working perfectly fine without any issues.. Even its been upgraded with latest FIRM VER-4.1.4

  22. AmitRaj says:

    Help me out to fix my Karbonn A21

    I m very new to andriod world, for testing I bought Karbonn A21. It worked fine, I rooted the phone enjoyed all the app 2 weeks, later on thought to restore factory setting and I did which was my first mistake, My phone stopped working, it booted and gave QSPT entry downloading error, later I connected the phone thinking of flashing and installing CWM_RECOVERY_FINAL_A21 rom which was an unoffical launch, but on connecting the device window prompted for format, My second mistale I formated it which poped with hardly a 20Kb space and later on my phone is dead but detected as unknow device on my PC(Window 7) and later it was not accepting the drives from PDAnet and USB drivers from Karbonn offical website, researched and installed driver, thou it shows as Qualcomm HS USB QDloader 9008 in device manager, I tried Fastboot, Flash tool to boot the device no sign of boot no lights nothing can somebody help to fix my phone it will be really appreciated.

    Waiting for a quick resolution..

    If any fix please provide with links and tools details so that can get my phone up in minimal time.

  23. mithilesh says:

    I purchesed Karbonn A9+ phone yesterday. But I am not able to connect it with the pc.My pc running with win 7.The driver of android is not getting installed.Please help me to solve the problem

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Solving driver installation issues on your PC is beyond the scope of this blog. Since lots of users can vouch that drivers do get installed on many version of Windows (including Win7 x64), you will have to assume that the error is at your end and work to fix it.

      I suggest that you ask a ‘technical’ person among your friends to help you.

  24. How to root my phone karbonn a9+ for 100% safely not a 1% chance to fail

    Pls send an premium rooting software at (emailID removed) in ear format with procedures

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Dear Vivek,

      Rooting the phone carries an inherent risk. Though Hackers work very hard to create helpful software and foolproof procedures, there is always a chance of mishap.

      If you are not confident, then please don’t apply the hack. You phone will work fine without it.

      If you are willing to take the risk, then check the article. It has links to a rooting software that I used on my phone.

      HTH

  25. rohit says:

    thanks for STEP BY STEP rooting support… now i successfully rooted my karbonn a9+ . i need one more help can u guide me how to install custom rom for my mobile karbonn a9+ if possible please provide me downloading link for custom rom …

  26. Sanket Shirodkar says:

    Dear Mr. Rajib

    I am a user of Karbonn A21 for the last 5 months. I would like to thank you for the usb drivers provided by you… They are working fine. Very recently i rooted my device using Bin4Ry after installing the usb drivers. I then uninstalled the standard apps like WeChat, Times of India, Popi, NexGTv, Paytm, Yahoo. I was very happy for some time till i realised that my phone now does not vibrate at all. I checked all settings in sounds and also did a factory reset but the phone does not vibrate.

    I am planning to take it to a Karbonn service center. I have unrooted the device using the same Bin4Ry procedure. I have also reinstalled the standard WeChat, Times of India, Popi, etc apps. but even after unrooting the apps are not getting locked( I mean i can still uninstall them ). Is there any way to get these applications locked so that when I take the mobile to the service center they should not know i had rooted the device before…

    Also is there any way to fix the vibration issue so that i may not have to visit the Service center at all

  27. P.Arivarasu says:

    Dear Rajib, Can our Karbonn A9+ be connected to pendrive directly.
    I mean by using MicroSD to Female USB chord can i connect and view the files in Pendrive directly from Karbonn a9+ ????

  28. Parthepan says:

    Hi sumil kumar,

    pls tell which site, you have download the firm ware of karbonn a9+

  29. Binod says:

    Sir,
    I have karbonn A21 cellphone, I wan’t test my android app on this via my windows 8 X64 bit system.
    But I could not find appropriate driver for this..
    Could you locate and help me for this “Karbonn A21 USB Driver x64 bit Windows 8”.

  30. Allen farber says:

    hei,my a9+ karbonn bluetooth has issues.. not able to detect by other devices..

  31. sajal majhi says:

    sir my karbonn a21 have huge restart problem…when charging,when play hd game,when running some weighty apps,,,i have service my mobile from service centre 6 time in between 3month..but nothing solve this problem..what i am doing sir..

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Dear Sajal,

      The problem is caused by the meager RAM (386 MB) on the Karbonn A21. Many apps which require more RAM simple crash.
      Since the RAM is not upgradeable, you can try the following:
      – Root the phone and use a combination of Titanium Backup and Individual App Settings to disable / delete apps that you do not need.
      – Configure apps to not be active/monitoring all the time.
      – Use an app like ‘Fast Reboot’ to kill apps and free memory before launching a big app.

      HTH

  32. sharmaa says:

    My Karbonn A9+ has not good income call volume level,ringtone volume also low even its volume is full.like that ram aslo used more than 80%.i used so many apps for kill un used apps for free up ram memory but it will not free my ram memory.help me to unstill unwanted system apps with out root coz i’m not confident to root my device so plz help me.send my such tips for better used of my device.how can i resolve my problem related to karbonn A9+???????????

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Dear Sharmaa,

      The Karbonn A9+ is a phone with some limitations. You will have to work within it’s limitations.
      Rooting the phone is easy. Just follow the instructions.

      HTH

  33. manish says:

    sir,

    how to install drivers from the pcdrivers.zip file i have windows7 home basic 64 bit pc please guide me and tell me is it safe to root and what if i damage my phone (KARBONN A9+)

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Dear Manish,

      It’s very easy to root the phone. Just watch the video and follow the instructions. Make sure that your phone is fully charged and your computer / laptop has power backup.

      Rooting is generally issue-free and does not damage the phone hardware or software. A firmware update on the other hand is risky (particularly if you are trying an unsupported firmware)

      HTH

  34. Sandeep says:

    Hello Mr.Rajib,

    My mobile got pattern locked and I am unable to access the gmail also so it is completely locked.
    Can you please suggest me the required process to unlock my mobile.

    Thanks in advance,
    Sandeep

  35. jiten Adav says:

    Sir when I was rooting my Karbonn A9+ after pressing restore it copy some files but in my mobile it show a error ‘MV write error no space on device. As I have rooted my phone earlier but no problem occurred please tell me why this happen pleaseeeeeeeee

  36. sajal majhi says:

    sir how to flash karbonn a21 stock rom without cwm recovery??????
    i have a problem..incidently all system apps deleted in my phone…when i on my phone then the mobile stuck on boot animation…

    what i am doing sir..plzzzzzzz reply imidiate

  37. sajal majhi says:

    Sir.plzzz reply me why i am flashing stock rom without cwm recovery mode….???????? all system apps deleted in my karbonn a21 mobile,,,,when i am switch on mobile then only show boot animatino,,and stuck….what i am doing sir????

  38. tarun basak says:

    Sir
    I have rooted my karbonn a21….thank you for valuable guidance. But I am unable to download any supported ROM for my device… .. Pl help with direct dnld link.

  39. K.V.Ratnakar says:

    How to enable ear phone option while using cellphone while responding a call ?

  40. K.V.Ratnakar says:

    How to enable ear phone option while using cellphone while responding a call in Karbonn A21 model ?

  41. pritam says:

    sir..i have karbon A9+ phone…it hangs out 4/5 times per day even when i open images,pdf files etc……i cant play games like racing moto,temple run because of hanging problem….i checked other’s karbon A9+ phone but they dont have a problem like this….what may be the solution sir?

  42. Hello,

    I have downloaded whatsapp on my android 4.0.4 mobile and installed it on my mobile. After entering my mobile number, it gives an error saying it is not able to connect, pl check that you are connected to internet and try again. Reboot if connection problem persists. I am trying this since past 3 weeks. I had downloaded it earlier and since it gave the same error, I tried uninstalling it and tried re-installing. But while trying to re-install, I saw that instead of Install button, I could see Install Update.

    I daily use my cell fone to check mails, browse internet and have also downloaded various other apps, so it is clear that my cellphone is connected to internet.

    Therefore I am unable to know why the app download does not complete and allow me to use whatsapp.

    Please help.

    Regards
    Bharat Dandavate

  43. Kannan says:

    Hi, can you post the stock ROM which you had taken using backup. I rooted the phone and accidentaly deleted some files. Now looking for backup.

  44. sahil sharma says:

    Hi,

    I am using karbonn a9+. Please provide me some more details to improvr\e my phone performance.

  45. Paul Biswas says:

    I am facing the problem of extremely poor battery performance and so will root the phone and uninstall some pre-installed apps. But I am facing another big problem. The call voice volume is extremely low and I have great difficulty in using the phone outdoors. With headphone it is somewhat ok, though still the volulme is less. Could you please give a solution or comment on this problem.

  46. praveen says:

    Hello sir

    This is Praveen . I have Karonn A9+ phone which is very good…but i have some problem after some time
    .when i install some App on my phone then my phone getting slow …
    and sir how can i use my internal phone memory which is near about 2.5 GB .it is possible to merge this internal memory with my system memory which is near about 500 MB which is very few……please sir help me.. thank you.

  47. Shashi K. Sharma says:

    I have purchased Karbonn A9+. It is not establishing bluetooth connectivity withother devices. Similar is the problem with wi-fi connectivity. After pairing the the device get disconnected immidiately. Kindly guide, what to do?

    Shashi

  48. M Ahmeduddin says:

    Desperately looking for PC suite of Karbonn A9+
    unable to transfer messages and calender events from Nokia mobile
    some assistance is highly awaited and appreciated

  49. Sri Krishan says:

    Hi Rajib,
    I have a query not regarding Karbonn but my Rooted Android 2.3.7 phone: Samsung Infuse 4G (SGH-I997) that has MIUI 2.1.13 build. I just came to know from xda-developers.com (thanks again to your above article) that there are custom ROMs available for this very old phone.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2091900
    For me, all those instructions with heavy jargon is Greek and Latin. I don’t think I will be able to upgrade my phone to 4.2.2 all by myself even after hundred more instructions…
    I request your help here. I guess you can pretty well understand the instructions. If you can help me upgrade that would be really great. I can bring the phone to your place, if need be (I live in Gachibowli) or if you can direct me to any reliable expert who can do this job.
    Pl. help me… I am stuck with this very very old version of OS.

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      Dear Sri Kishan,

      To replace the ROM with a new version of Android, the phone must also feature sufficient space in ROM for the update.

      It is unlikely that a phone featuring Android Gingerbread (2.3.7) can be upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.x) or Android Jelly Beam (4.1.x, 4.2.x)

      Also, newer versions of the OS place much higher demands on the processor and RAM of the phone and the old samsung may find it too much to handle!

      HTH

  50. sanjeev says:

    hello sir
    my phone(karbonn a9+)is seccusfuly rooted .but i can’t install cusom rom,i have download a custom rom (darkboid) for mu phone.plese help me for install custom rom in my phone

  51. sanjeev says:

    hello sir
    i try to many time for install custom rom,1st i download to c. rom then i copy to sd card directly ,after copy i shutdown my phone and press volume+ and power button ,then the display showing 4 setting,i choose wipe &cache,then i choose factory resetting ,after i choose wipe &partation then i format it.after this work i try to install custom rom (darkboid).the display is showing failed to install

  52. admin,
    I got a serious problem here with my a21.
    It is not getting switched on fully.
    It keeps on showing the startup animation like a loop.
    I think it is dead or something like in coma

    Please help…

  53. vikash says:

    hello sir,

    how to i can update android os 4.0.4 (ICS) to 4.1(Jelly Bean) in my karbonn A21 mobile.
    Pls sir help me……

    Vikash Sharma
    Ghaziabad

  54. sai harish says:

    Hi,
    I am not able to find drivers with moborobo also …….. It says driver not found for A9 … Pls Help

  55. sai harish says:

    remote object ‘/system/bin/ric’ does not exist
    .
    Going to copy files to it’s place
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    Rebooting again, please wait!
    Could Not Find F:\Root\ric
    Restoring previous Backup! Please select the RESTORE MY DATA option now on your
    device!
    Now unlock your device and confirm the restore operation.

    THIS IS THE RESPONSE LOG WHEN I TRY TO ROOT MY A9+

    • Rajib Ghosh says:

      This is the typical error message of a failed rooting process.
      Bin4ry’s rooting solution only works well for Android ICS (4.0.x).

      If your phone is not getting rooted, try the other rooting tools available at xda-developers.

  56. Harshwardhan says:

    Sir
    i read your blog and i find the drivers very help full.
    but after rooting may Karbonn A9+ stuck in boot loader mode & was not going beyond that point.
    So i have to install a custom rom for my mobile.
    I could not sock rom for A9+
    Sir Can you

  57. Harshwardhan says:

    Sir
    i read your blog and i find the drivers very help full.
    but after rooting may Karbonn A9+ stuck in boot loader mode & was not going beyond that point.
    So i have to install a custom rom for my mobile.
    I could not sock rom for A9+
    Sir Can you Help me with the Stock rom

  58. Amit Sharma says:

    My karbonn a21 shows 110-120 mb ram free out of total 380mb ram without installing any other apps from the market… and shows 260-270 mb ram used…. but after counting the total usage of ram of inbuilt apps,,, it shows counts total used ram is only 120-130…so where is my remaining ram gone??? and how can i increase my free ram??? please rply,,

  59. sir i forget my patern of mobile karbonn a9+ duple series , what will i do?

  60. sandhya says:

    my phone A21 karbonn has been currupt. service center has advished to formate the phone. there r several importent masseges but i dont know how to save these while formatting. kindly suggest.

  61. abhishek says:

    hllo.. i m using karbon A9+ itz hs become worst phone i hv evr seen itz hanging problem are terrible al d tym it’s hanging…. what to do?? n i hv tried to download d root file but it fails….ny more link plzz…

  62. Chandresh says:

    I am trying to install the drivers on windows 7 and it is giving one or the other error, i am using your link and downloaded the driver from rapidshare, even after continuing to install on windows 7, at the end it gives “Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.

  63. kumar says:

    Automatic charter slow hang me

  64. jay says:

    my karbonn a9+ just switches on showing the karbonn sign then becomes blank I have to remove my battery to try switch it on

  65. bablu nishad says:

    karbonna9+ flash and tool …link

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