With Spice MI 280, Spice has launched another low cost dual SIM Android in the market. This phone was launched just some days back and soon it attracted loads of inquiries. Spice MI 280 is a dual SIM phone that bears a 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It has a very powerful processor running at 600MHz, considering this is one of the cheapest Android you would get (iPhone 3Gs had 600Mhz processor). Last year Spice had launched Spice MI 270 in India and a couple of months back, it came up with MI 350 and now it is MI 280. Since the craze of Dual SIM has increased, this phone is surely going to cater to the needs and preferences of the users. Also in the latter section of this article we shall see how to root Spice MI 280.
Specifications of Spice MI 280 include:
- 2.8 inch capacitive Touch Screen
- 3.2MP camera
- VGA front camera
- 600MHz processor
- Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
- 256MB RAM, 134 MB memory with 32GB expandable memory
- 3G (HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1, USB 2.0 and aGPS
- FM Radio, MP3, AAC, WAV, MIDI, AMR and Video Player
- 1000 mAh battery
- 3.5mm audio jack
Now, since you are familiar with Spice MI280 features, you should also know what would help you gain control over the operating system of the handset. Well, this process is called as rooting and with rooting Spice MI280, you will be able to remove unwanted default apps, install new apps which need root access, make changes in the operating system, install custom ROM (if available), tweak performance, etc. Rooting has many benefits and you can avail them all with merely a few simple steps. You can root Spice MI280 with Superoneclick 2.3.3. So, here’s the procedure.
Disclaimer: Rooting an android phone makes the warranty of the phone void. Apart from this, some other risks that may be involved include the risk of bricking, risk of the phone getting damaged as well as loss of important data. Thus we recommend that you should not root the phone unless and until you have the desired confidence levels or at least you know what you are doing.
How to Root Spice MI280
The first step will be to download Superoneclick 2.3.3 from this link: Superoneclick
After you download the link you need to extract the zip file into a folder. But make sure that before you extract you have disabled Antivirus and other such suites because if it’s on it might block some background process and rooting might get interrupted.
Then check USB debugging on your Android device and for that go to Settings->Application->Development->check USB debugging. This should be enabled.
Now connect your phone to the PC using the USB able.
Now click on SuperOneClick.exe which we downloaded earlier and run the same.
Now click “Root” in the SuperOneClick window.
After that some commands and lines will come on the window. Just wait for a while and see what happens.
Congratulations, your device is now rooted. You can check this when you are able to see the SU i.e. Super User app. This will also be installed with the given procedure.
Note: We have not tested this rooting procedure personally on Spice MI280. This procedure has been produced after a long and deep research and after a few enlightening words with leading members of a few developers at XDA forum.