Micromax A110 – how to troubleshoot and hard reset with hardware buttons

The Micromax A110 is an amazing handset for the price. Some of the users who are facing minor issues can go through this post which will help them solve most of their problems. In case of hardware lockout like screen freezing up on the superfone logo or users forgetting their pin / pattern lock this method can be used.

How to enter into recovery mode using the hardware buttons on Micromax A110
The process is pretty simple and it should work on other smartphones too.

  • Shut down the phone. In case you are not able to – using the power button, you can remove the battery and insert it again.
  • You need to press 3 buttons Volume (+), Volume (-) and the power button, simultaneously, and keep pressing them until you get two options on the screen.

That’s it, if pressed simultaneously you will get the Recovery mode and Factory mode options. To enter into recovery mode you need to press the volume (+) button and for factory mode press the volume (-) button.

Micromax A110 hard reset

Recovery mode
Once you press the power up button after sometime press the home button. You will then get a list of options. The recovery mode can be used to hard reset the A110 smartphone. There is the Wipe data / factory reset option for that. You need to use the volume buttons to navigate to the options and the menu button (the left dedicated button) for confirmation.

In recovery mode you will also see several other options like backup user data / restore user data, apply updates etc.

Factory mode
Press volume down to enter the Factory mode option and then navigate using the volume +/- buttons and for confirmation use the dedicated menu button.

The factory mode can be used to run diagnostic checks on your handset. You can run full test or selected item test, phone test, GPS and even signalling test.

In both Recovery and Factory mode screen you will find the reboot option that you need to use to restart the system kind of exiting the mode screen.

So the next time you any issues with your handset you can either do a factory reset or run the system diagnostics to check for any issues with the hardware.

Check out the video on how to enter the recovery and factory mode

{ 398 Responses }

  1. VZEE says

    just try to change font in my micromax a110 (rooted).
    after reboot just micromax icon was appearing n hang

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  2. Manish says

    My mobile is not giving any kind of sound like speaker , mike is also not working … so pls help me i just attached it with my high watt woofers …

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  3. Canvas2 Rocks says

    My 15 month old Canvas2 A110 was working perfectly fine till about a week back. It started lagging so I decided on Hard Reset before I could do that today morning the touch stopped responding along with the Menu, Home and Back button. So now the Smartphone starts normally and I can hear and see phone calls, SMS’s, whatspp etc on the top but am unable to attend calls or read messages as I’m unable to unlock the phone. Kindly Help!!!

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    • Canvas2 Rocks says

      It was the battery… turn it off and charge till battery full… remove from charger …. wait for 5 minutes, let the battery cool down… then start normally, It works just fine!

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  4. Chirag says

    Can any body help me. I have micromax canvas 2. its touch screen is not working even home, menu & back button is also not working. How to factory reset the phone. I have tried to reset with volume + & – with power off button the recovery mode and factory reset option is coming but not able to select any potion as no touch button is working.

    Please help ASAP.

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  5. Thiru says

    Hi Group,

    I bought the Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus exactly 40 days back. From the day one it is behaving funnily and operates automatically ie when ever I unlock the phone it automatically searches something or automatically dial some numbers or automatically open some games. I done hard reset and soft reset but still problem continues. Please help me to solve this.

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    • vjain1234vjain1234 says

      only choice is service center, i know they are bad for mmx, but no other choice. try market repair but that is also risky and costly

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    • Thiru says

      Hi Group,

      I got the solution from my friend. Go to developer option and select Force GPU Rendering option. Regarding the Force GPU option explantion go to “http://pocketnow.com/2012/05/25/what-is-force-gpu-rendering-in-ice-cream-sandwich”.

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  6. Arun says

    touch is not working neither home,menu buttons .

    I have followed the steps to do a full test but who to enter in mode as my home ,menu buttons is also not worknig.

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      • naveen says

        hi amartya, today i connected my mmx a110 to my laptop and there after removed battery directly and taken memorycard out and again afterwards ph not at all responding …not charging not getting swiched on no response at all…..any idea u have plz help in this

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  7. madhukar says

    Last week, I went to mumbai and activated roming , but when I returned back to pune, my phone did not accepted home networks, I searched networks and selected IDEA 2G but not working. I did phone reset but still problem is there.

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  8. gorgie says

    Hi, my phone (canvas 2 A110) freezes during booting, i have tried hard reset but no improvement. please help

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    • Dhiyagu says

      Me too have the same problem. but i didnt even get into recovery options… My phone is not at all charging…

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      • naveen says

        hi /dhiyagu…same problem mine also….phone is not at all charging and not getting on what to do any idea you have plz revert

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  9. chaitanya says

    hello sir,i’ve changed my micromax a110 stock rom to semi v3 custom rom.its working fine.but my problem is my a110 isn’t getting into recovery mode.when i tried to get into recovery mode its just wiping all data & just switching on….plz help me to get into recovery mode ASAP
    Thank you

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  10. Praveen says

    Thanks a ton for the simple process steps. My phone had been switching ON and OFF automatically and was in a continuous loop. I really could not do anything until I found a solution to Hard Reset using your website. So far no issues…

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  11. Virag says

    my touch and 3 keys at the front not working, i tried using the volume keys and reach to the factory reset but the menu key is not working so couldnt reset it.

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    • Nimesh says

      Hi Virag, I am facing the same issue. Mine too touch stopped working. Also front 3 keys does not work so cannot factory reset it as well..

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    • abhi says

      me too..when i reach d factory reset option, ican select it but when it shows d lot of no and one yes , im not able to choose d yes option

      someone pls help

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