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[Q] How to root Alcatel OT 918 (Android 2.3.6)

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11th June 2012, 10:48 PM   |  #21  
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I'm glad to hear that!

Make sure to install adaway ^_^

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12th June 2012, 12:34 AM   |  #22  
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Here is a feedback of what I did:
I followed this tutorial: www . symbianize . com / showthread . php?t=736020

I used the files for the 2.3.6 version, with the 918N scatter text and 918N recovery file.I also had to play with the pilots on my computer, and finally I could flash the recovery of my phone.
After that I only had to root from the recovery with nandroid.

I played with a few root programs, and made some mistakes with Link2SD (not to sure of what went wrong), and after rebooting, the screen got black after the android logo at the beginning of the boot... and I did not have a nandroid backup (so if you have nandroid, make sure to immediately make a backup, just in case).
I tried a lot of custom roms, but they were for 918D 918M & 918N, and none was in 2.3.6. I don't know if that was a problem, but I couldn't make the phone boot this way. (I still could access to the Nandroid Recovery)

I finally found a way to repair the phone: Alcatel provides an upgrading software for the 918, after following the procedure, I got the phone with the original system restored.
I rooted again the same way and for now everything is fine.

I don't know if it is the best way to do this (I'm far from being an expert) , but it worked for me.
Maybe my experience will help someone.
12th June 2012, 06:54 AM   |  #23  
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Backup
Ok I will install adaway...

Is it possible to make a complete back up of my phone now ?
Something like a ghost image ?
How can I do ?

In fact I've rooted my phone to increase the free space on the intern memory.
I will try to uninstall pre-installed apps.
I suppose I have to use Titanium backup to do that ?
Next step is to use LinkToSd to make a partition on my SD card.

I you have some tutos, that would be very helpful !
Thanks a lot...

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12th June 2012, 03:19 PM   |  #24  
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You should use root uninstaller to remove pre installed apps... but you should try a rom manager (clockworks or something) Titanium backup will just backup all apps... not the rom.

I guess looking for 'rom backup root android' should do the job.

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12th June 2012, 09:25 PM   |  #25  
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hola chicos, no hablo ingles, alguno de ustedes tiene un tutorial en espaņol que me pueda dar, pues quiero rootear mi celular
13th June 2012, 03:49 PM   |  #26  
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Originally Posted by j.android

hola chicos, no hablo ingles, alguno de ustedes tiene un tutorial en espaņol que me pueda dar, pues quiero rootear mi celular

I don't know Spanish, but you should try downloading the attached pack. Just use google translate to translate Readme.txt with all explained.

Make sure you have Android v2.3.6, otherwise you might brick your phone.

Greetings,

Mr. eXoDia

Too big to attach: /mediafire.com/?j7mikzc29s68sd4
14th June 2012, 04:44 PM   |  #27  
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Originally Posted by mr.exodia

I don't know Spanish, but you should try downloading the attached pack. Just use google translate to translate Readme.txt with all explained.

Make sure you have Android v2.3.6, otherwise you might brick your phone.

Greetings,

Mr. eXoDia

Too big to attach: /mediafire.com/?j7mikzc29s68sd4

hi, thanks mr. exodia

as backup or recovery before returning to the state that had given me if things go wrong
21st June 2012, 11:06 PM   |  #28  
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Originally Posted by mr.exodia

It's actually outdated...

/forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=747598 <- 2010 post...

Thanks anyways.

I attached the full pack that enables you to root your Alcatel OT-918 Gingerbread v2.3.6



Greetings

Hi. Any idea if this works for the 918D model (dual sim version)? Has anyone tried?

Thanks!
22nd June 2012, 11:06 AM   |  #29  
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Hi,

Could you give some details about your device? Eg: android version...

It should not happen that you use the wrong scatter file and therefore brick your device..

Even better:

Install ADB and execute the following commandline:
adb wait-for-device
adb shell "cat proc/*" > device_info.txt

Please attach the created device_info.txt

Greetz,

Mr. eXoDia

Edit: Try this tool to retrieve the scatter file: /tpodt.net16.net/files/AlcatelScatterRetriever01.rar

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23rd June 2012, 07:35 AM   |  #30  
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Originally Posted by Traubert

Hi. Any idea if this works for the 918D model (dual sim version)? Has anyone tried?

Thanks!

It works! I just rooted my alcatel 918d.

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