Micromax Funbook (P300) comes with Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich by default. But the Stock ROM contains many Micromax bloatwares that makes the ROM pretty laggy and unstable at times.
There are already many ROMs available for Micromax Funbook and I’ve tried them all. But trust me guys, the Clean ICS ROM for Micromax Funbook is the best.
Its smooth, its fast and responsive at the same time. I found a method to install it on my Micromax Funbook on the web. I thought it would be good to share with our readers too.
The process is very easy and even a novice can complete it easily. So, without any further ado we will start.
NOTE: The Tata Photon+ dongle you received with the device will not work after flashing clean ICS on your Micromax Funbook. But you will be able to use the supported 2G/3G dongles with any network. Also, note that flashing this Clean ICS will format your Micromax Funbook completely and you will lose all your installed apps and there is some bugs with the auto rotation and G-sensor drivers due to which they do not work in thsi ROM. You will need to install CWM again after this. Follow this tutorial to install CWM after flashing Clean ICS. This will also change your bootscreen, so your warranty may vanish permanently! Please have a look at our disclaimer as well.
Download required stuff
Download the Clean ICS firmware
After you have completed downloading, extract the LiveSuite 1.07 x86 x64.zip to a folder you can easily access during the process. You will see the files just like the ones shown in the image.
Now, you need to download the firmware archives. These archives are in “.rar” format so they can’t be extracted through the default Windows archive manager. I will suggest you to use WinRAR which is a shareware and can be downloaded from here.
Start extracting the archive titled “4.0.3-97F1-D1-H2-H01-N413.20120314.part1.rar” it will automatically extract the “4.0.3-97F1-D1-H2-H01-N413.20120314.part2.rar” with it. Make sure you have kept the archives together. The extracted file will be named as “4.0.3-97F1-D1-H2-H01-N413.20120314.img” will look like the below shown screenshot.
Now that you have the firmware files we can proceed towards flashing.
Let the flashing begin!
Lets start the flashing process quickly.
First open the “LiveSuit.exe“. It will show up like this:
Now choose the “.img” file you extracted earlier.
Click on SelectImg > Browse to the “.img” file and choose it.
Keep LiveSuite running. Now its time to bring your Micromax Funbook into action. Make sure it has enough battery juice to survive through the process. At least 80% would be ok.
Turn off Micromax Funbook.
Read with proper attention as this step is a bit tricky.
While the tab is switched off, press the back button. Keep it pressed and connect your tab to your PC. Now, while keeping the back button pressed and tab connected to PC press the power button 10 times as fast as possible.
Your PC will now detect the tab. You will see that it is searching for drivers if you did this for the first time. It will fail. But don’t worry. We will fix this now.
To fix this, press the windows key on the keyboard + R. You’ll see that a Run dialogue pops up.
Type devmgmt.msc. Device manager will pop up. You will see Unknown Device.
Right click on it and choose Update Driver Software. Now choose Browse my computer for driver software. Now browse to the folder where you extracted the LiveSuite archive.
You will see two folders named usbDriver and usbDrive_x64 choose usbDriver folder if you are running a x86 PC and usbDriver_x64 if you are running x64 PC.
Click next and wait for some time to get the driver installed.
Now that the driver has been installed we are all set to flash.
Disconnect the tab and connect again using the same method as mentioned above. LiveSuite must remain open all this time.
After you’ve connected your tab to your PC again using the above mentioned method, you will see a LiveSuite pop up like below shown image.
Click Yes, you will see another dialogue pop up. Click Yes again. It will start flashing you Micromax Funbook.
After its done you will see a message box as imaged below. Click OK and you are done!
Time to boot up
For the first time your tab will take around three to five minutes to boot up. Don’t worry, its normal. You will see that the bootscreen has changed to the default Android bootscreen.
You will also notice that the tab works fast and is very responsive as well.
So, that’s it. Congratulations. You Flashed your Micromax Funbook with Clean Android 4.0 ICS.
After installing clean ICS on Micromax Funbook you will lose Clockworkmod. But you can install it again through this method.
If you have any questions you can get them cleared in the comments section below.