How to Install ThunderZap Kernel on QMobile Noir A10?

Before you Start

1) You need a Rooted Noir A10 with CWM Recovery installed.

2) You also need to be on an ICS ROM as ThunderZap doesn’t have jellybean support yet.

Installation Procedure

1) Download this CWM Flashable ZIP.

http://ge.tt/5JZbzca/v/0

OR

http://d-h.st/SA4

2) Transfer it to the Root of your SD Card.

3) Reboot into CWM Recovery.

4) Select Install ZIP from SD Card.

5) Choose the KernelFlasher Zip.

6) Done! New Kernel has been flashed!

7) Now Reboot your phone.

Stay Tuned

=> for overclocking and swap tutorials on ThunderZap Kernel.

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How to Unroot QMobile Noir A10?

Before you Start

1) You must have rooted your Noir A10 using this tutorial. If you used another method, then this trick may or may not work for you.

2) You might brick your device while rooting. So follow the instructions carefully.

3) Make sure everything is in order and that your device is charged.

How to Unroot

1) On your device, go to Settings > Development and enable USB Debugging.

2) Connect Noir A10 to your PC. Install device drivers using PDANet (If they are not already installed).

http://www.droidiser.com/2012/11/how-to-install-drivers-for-any-android.html

3) Download the following package and unzip it.

http://ge.tt/3iX2AnZ/v/0

OR

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93588460/QMobileNoirA10RootPackage.zip

4) Inside the package, open the RunMe.bat file.

5) You’ll see a command prompt appear on your screen.

NoirA10

6) Type “X” (Unroot) and press Enter.

7) Now keep on following the on-screen instructions until the process completes.

Congratulations, your device has been successfully unrooted and you no longer have the superuser permissions. You won’t see the superuser app as well.

(Note: Your device may reboot during this process).

How to Install CWM Recovery on QMobile Noir A10?

CWM Recovery, also known as ClockworkMod Recovery, is the best and most popular custom recovery in the Android market. It has a lot of benefits such as being able to flash unsigned zip files (files not having signatures).

Installation Procedure

1) Download ClockworkMod Recovery.

v6.0.1.2 (Stable)
http://d-h.st/60b

v6.0.2.7 (Beta v1 with Sideload support)(Unstable)
– Touch inputs do not work, neither does USB Storage Mount.
http://d-h.st/PQW

2) Double-check that the file is named “recovery.img”

3) Connect Noir A10 to your PC and transfer this file to the Root of your SD Card.

4) Now go to Play Store and download the Mobileuncle MTK Tools application.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobileuncle.toolbox

5) Open the App and select the Recovery Update option.

6) Now select the recovery.img file from the top. (Normally MTK Tools should detect it in the first place. But if it asks for the exact path where recovery.img is stored, then enter it).

7) It’ll ask conformation for flashing. Select OK.

Noir A10

8) Then it’ll ask if you want to boot into recovery mode. That’s up to you for now.

However if you want to boot into recovery mode later, follow these instructions.

How to boot into Recovery?

1) Switch off your phone.

2) Press and hold down the Vol UP, Vol Down and Power buttons at the same time till the mobile lights up.

3) Now press the Volume UP button one time to boot into recovery.

How to Root QMobile Noir A10?

Rooting Noir A10 is as easy as a pie. Well thanks to Bin4ry from xda-developers.com who developed a general script to root/unroot majority of android devices running stock ICS or JB. Fortunately, that script works fine with Noir A10 as well.

Before you Start

1) Rooting will void your warranty (unless and until you unroot it and find a way to reset the flash counter).

2) You might brick your device while rooting. So follow the instructions carefully.

3) Make sure everything is in order and that your device is charged.

How to Root

1) On your device, go to Settings > Development and enable USB Debugging.

2) Connect Noir A10 to your PC. Install device drivers using PDANet.

http://www.droidiser.com/2012/11/how-to-install-drivers-for-any-android.html

3) Download the following package and unzip it.

http://ge.tt/3iX2AnZ/v/0

OR

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93588460/QMobileNoirA10RootPackage.zip

4) Inside the package, open the RunMe.bat file.

5) You’ll see a command prompt appear on your screen.

NoirA10

6) Type “1” (Normal Device) and press Enter.

7) Now keep on following the on-screen instructions until the process completes and you see the “Have Fun!” letters in green.

Congratulations, your device has been rooted successfully and you can enjoy the superuser permissions!

(Note: Your device may reboot during this process).

NoirA10