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About karbonn a5



Key Specifications
320x480 resolution 3.5-inch Capacitive 2 point Touchscreen
Dual SIM (GSM (wcdma) + GSM)
Android v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) OS
800 MHz cortex a5 Processor
Adreno 200 gpu
512MB ram
wifi, bluetooth, 3g/edge/2g, wifi hotspot, proximity and gravity sensor, 2mp camera
Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

Rooting (works with other phones too )


1. Download and copy the file (linked above) to your sd card.
2. Turn off your phone, then press and hold start+volume up key till you see green display and then red display , and release the keys as soon as you see red screen.
3. Select apply update from sdcard.
4. Select the copied file and follow the on screen instructions.
5. Wait till it gets installed.
6. Then you can restart your phone normally
and now your phone is rooted
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karbonn a5 drivers

It will automatically install the basic drivers needed for usb thetering and usb drive
But for advanced drivers you need to do it manually

Here are drivers of a5 (i found them in xda-developer forum)
Note :- These drivers may not work with 64bit windows.
download it and extract them in a folder in you pc

Below methods are of installing drivers in window 7 32bit

*****Installing drivers for developer use.......
1. Turn usb debuging on in your a5 (settings>application>development)
2. Connect your karbonn a5 to you pc using data cable but do not select any option in mobile (i.e, usb drive) .
3. It will show that 4 devices found but drivers not installed, then you need to open device manager in you pc.
4. Then click on other devices > (right click on any one of) Tianyu HSUSB Device > (left click on) Update Driver Software , then a new window will pop up.
5. In new window click on "Browse my computer for driver software" then select path of drivers (where you copied the extracted drivers) then tick mark "Include subfolders" then click next.
6. Then a "window security" window will pop up, click on "Install this driver software anyway then it will install the drivers.
7. Then perform above 4-6 steps for other 3 devices too, then your drivers installation will be completed.

attached images show driver instalation (capture 1 to 7 )

the above drivers will help if you want to develop application using your a5 or want to use adb commands with your phone

*****Installing drivers for installing recovery (stock, cwm, twrp) and flashing firmware.......
1. Turn off your phone.
2. Press and hold power+volume up key till you see green screen (fastboot screen) , and release keys as soon as you see green screen.
3. Now connect you a5 with pc using data cable, it will show device found but may not install the drivers automatically.
4. Now goto device manager > unknown devices > and click on the unknown device.
5. then follow step 4-6 of previous driver instalation, and fastboot driver will be installed.

*****Installing QPST drivers which are needed to install baseband........
1. Turn off your phone.
2. Press and hold power+volume down key till you see a qpst download screen with a message on screen, then release the keys as soon as you see this screen.
3. Now follow steps 3-5 of previous driver instalation (fastboot driver instalation) to install drivers.

congrats all drivers are installed


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flsahing stock firmware

official stock firmware

firmware flashing tool (qualfast)
Billion Uploads Mobile

1. Download both and extract them.
2. Connect a5 to pc in fast boot mode (green screen) using data cable.
3. Run qualfast, browse to the firmware folder (extracted from a5.rar) then click on "ok" button and flashing will be completed in around 2 minutes.

i am tired now :p
for more visit
Karbonn Mobile A5 & A7 (Android 2.3.6) - xda-developers
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