Originally Posted by pckoloji
This is a nice mid-range phone and I got from Orange Poland with agreement. All works fine and fluid. Even during benchmarks it is barely warm. 7.5 mm thickness (Galaxy S4 dimensions) and very slim LCD bezel. Double click screen to wake device. White status LED etc.
Detailed specs: http://www.gsmarena.com/alcatel_idol_2_s-6134.php
- 5 inç 720p IPS screen
- Snapdragon 400 4 x 1.2 GHz / Adreno 305 GPU
- 1 GB RAM
- 8 GB Internal (5.5 GB available) + microSD (64 GB Lexar 600x UHS-1 microSD tested, working after FAT format by 6050Y)
- LTE 150 Mbps, 802.11n Wi-Fi Dual, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS/GLONASS
- 8 MP Camera with Flash and Full HD Video
- Android 4.3 Installed (4.4 Update Possible)
- 2150 mAh non-removable battery
Official support website http://www.alcatelonetouch.com/globa.../idol_2_s.html
where you can download manual, quick user guide and two important apps.
for managing your mobile. (microUSB connection or Wi-Fi)
Mobile Upgrade Q
for checking offical upgrades.
- MHL not supported, only Miracast
- OTG not supported
- FM Radio works only mono
- Non removable cover
Mine came SIM locked. So I searched some and found a YouTube video that unlock is easy with FuriousGold device. Same person has an online code generator. I have no connection to them but I tested and it worked. Also really cheap only $4.9
It all finished within seconds. I filled form. Operator code is written on product box, on top of IMEI code. After getting email I saw 4 codes and entering only first one was enough.
If you don't have a problem with SIM lock you don't need to do it naturally. But I detected it whenever installed a different operator's SIM card. There are only 5 trials and use them wisely.
Also if you want to play by the book, Orange Poland website asks you to go their office or call helpline for unlock and payment will be 77 PLN which makes nearly $25.
: When you unlock your device they have a right to say product warrany is invalid.
Again you don't need to root but I used to have programs like Titanium Backup, Xposed Framework, Viper4Android etc so I wanted to find a solution.
ATM the only method I know that works is Towel Root
Only install it and click button. Matter of second and done. After that you might want to install SuperSU or Superuser app.
After rooting, there is a possibility that Alcatel official device updates won't be compatible. In that case unroot might be necessary. I haven't tried but SuperSU app has an Full Unroot option. Please let us know if you tried.
ATM I could not find CWM or TWRP suitable for this device. Perhaps it is not necessary since there is no custom ROM / CM package. But I am sure custom recovery can be compiled.
: Thanks to Decker.Kaluga, we have a compatible CWM recovery now. (I have not tried yet.)