Android One devices can be considered as one of the best devices to buy at a cheap rate. It’s like the Nexus for the guys who doesn’t like to spend a share of his earning into buying a good device.

The following tutorial will guide you to unlock bootloader & root your Android One device. This tutorial will work for Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream Uno and Karbonn Sparkle V, no matter whether you are on 5.0.2 or 5.1.1.


  1. An Android One device.
  2. A PC with internet connection.
  3. Android One Toolkit Download from here.
  4. SuperSu zip from here.


  • Unlocking your bootloader will VOID Your Warranty & it will format your phone, so make a backup of your personal things.
  • First of all, enable USB Debugging. To do this, go to ‘settings’ & scroll to ‘About Phone’.
  • In ‘About Phone’, scroll to ‘Build Number ‘ &tap it until it shows you ‘ You are now a Developer’.

Now go back and you will see ‘Developer  options’. Enter it and enable ‘USB Debugging’.

  • Now ON your PC and install ‘Android One Toolkit’ which you have downloaded earlier & open it.
  • Now connect your phone to your PC.Now click on ‘Install Drivers’, which you see in the rightmost corner of the UI of the toolkit. Let it install the drivers.
  • Now click on ‘List Devices’ tab in leftmost corner. If your device is properly connected; it will give you some numbers. If it does not retry the above mentioned process properly.
  • So now click on the ‘Unlock Bootloader’ It will boot your device in the fastboot mode. Press volume + button to confirm the unlocking of bootloader.
  • Once the bootloader is unlocked; your phone will boot automatically & you can see ‘OEM UNLOCKED’ on the left lower corner of your device while it boots. This boot will take some time, so do not panic.
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  • Once your phone completely boots, enable ‘USB Debugging’. Follow the same steps as mentioned above.
  • Connect your phone to PC & copy the SUPERSU zip in the SD card of your phone.
  • Open the Toolkit and click on ‘list devices’ & select theTWRP recovery and click ‘Flash Recovery’. Wait for some time & your device will boot in normal mode.
  • Once your device boots up; click on the ‘Recovery’ tab, this will boot your device into your TWRP recovery.
  • Now tap on ‘Install’ on your phone. Scroll to the SUPERSU zip & swipe right to Flash.
  • Once the SUPERSU zip gets flashed, a reboot to system.

CONGRATULATION!! You have successfully ROOTED your Android One.

NOTE : Now, Download different custom ROMS for your device and flash via TWRP Recovery.