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By pckoloji, Senior Member on 4th September 2014, 08:40 AM
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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.

idol 2 s

Detailed specs: http://www.gsmarena.com/alcatel_idol_2_s-6134.php

In short:
  • 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.

Smart Suite for managing your mobile. (microUSB connection or Wi-Fi)

Smart Suite

Mobile Upgrade Q for checking offical upgrades.

Mobile Upgrade Q

Some downsides:
  • MHL not supported, only Miracast
  • OTG not supported
  • FM Radio works only mono
  • Non removable cover


SIM Unlock

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

http://www.oneunlock.com/en/tools/so...a-unlock-codes

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.

WARNING: When you unlock your device they have a right to say product warrany is invalid.


ROOTING

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.


CUSTOM RECOVERY

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.

UPDATE: Thanks to Decker.Kaluga, we have a compatible CWM recovery now. (I have not tried yet.)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...4&postcount=10
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6th September 2014, 08:01 PM |#2  
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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.

idol 2 s


Detailed specs: http://www.gsmarena.com/alcatel_idol_2_s-6134.php

In short:
  • 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
  • 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

Some downsides:
  • MHL not supported, only Miracast
  • OTG not supported
  • FM Radio works only mono
  • Non removable cover


SIM Unlock

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

http://www.oneunlock.com/en/tools/so...a-unlock-codes

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.

WARNING: When you unlock your device they have a right to say product warrany is invalid.


ROOTING

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.


CUSTOM RECOVERY

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.

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Very good summary! I have this phone for a few days and I have cited the same defects. As against the 4.4 update is already available? Or is it a prediction?
6th September 2014, 08:11 PM |#3  
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No there is no update at this moment. Mine shows Android 4.3 JLS36C. GSMArena shows upgradable to v4.4 (KitKat) but nothing yet.

I updated OP. Please download and check with Mobile Upgrade Q time to time. Different regions might get earlier.
6th September 2014, 08:18 PM |#4  
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I have same version of android

I noticed a mismanagement of the cpu frequency, making the battery down quickly. The phone rarely drops to 300mhz / 600 mhz. Even if I use an app like "No-frills cpu control" the cpu performs well then I locked state / unlocks and the cpu gets his bad behavior. (I use CPU spy to see an average of frequencies used)
I may be attempting a restore to see if it is not the root that caused the problem.

I am trying to download an "update" via mobile upgrade Q. I do not know if this is really an update or if he downloads the same version. In any case it is very very slow.
10th September 2014, 04:01 PM |#5  
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I just plugged.

"There is no greater software version available."
17th September 2014, 08:13 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by ouigo

I have same version of android

I noticed a mismanagement of the cpu frequency, making the battery down quickly. The phone rarely drops to 300mhz / 600 mhz. Even if I use an app like "No-frills cpu control" the cpu performs well then I locked state / unlocks and the cpu gets his bad behavior. (I use CPU spy to see an average of frequencies used)
I may be attempting a restore to see if it is not the root that caused the problem.

I am trying to download an "update" via mobile upgrade Q. I do not know if this is really an update or if he downloads the same version. In any case it is very very slow.

CPU Spy giving me a similar report. CPU works full time or sleeps, not visiting other states. I will install Frills and check if anytihng changes.

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19th September 2014, 04:23 PM |#7  
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I find a solution.

1) Root your phone

2) Install no frills cpu control

3) Set the frequency as :

Set frequency

4) Important : click on settings

5) Activate "prevent changes from others apps" (Otherwise the change will affect only a few seconds!)




The frequency is now well controlled according to the telephone usage. Finished the maximum frequency for reading mails and gain battery life!
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24th September 2014, 10:02 AM |#8  
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I will try your advice today.

I installed Usemon and observed core by core activity and it seems device use first and second core most of the time and goes for 1.19 ghz directly. In case more power needed other cores are activated. Maybe they cared about number of active cores, not the freq steps at all.
24th September 2014, 12:16 PM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ouigo

I find a solution.

1) Root your phone

2) Install no frills cpu control

3) Set the frequency as :

Set frequency


4) Important : click on settings

5) Activate "prevent changes from others apps" (Otherwise the change will affect only a few seconds!)




The frequency is now well controlled according to the telephone usage. Finished the maximum frequency for reading mails and gain battery life!

Yes it worked. Half time 300, half time 1190 MHz recorded.
24th September 2014, 05:35 PM |#10  
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Cloud Search OWN S5030 / Idol 2 S 6050 / TCL S830U
Here in Chile this unit came with the "OWN" brand, model S5030, which is actually the same TCL brand, model S830U or Alcatel OneTouch, model 2S Idol. The point is that this model can not even Rooting. I tried with Root Towel and does not work. As I read, it is because my kernel is later than June 3.
I was disappointed that the 2 slots lower speakers are only for design, simulating stereo speakers, when in fact it is monoaurual only on the right speaker.
The interface is terrible, and it's not very customizable. Thanks to Nova Launcher is easier to use.
Finally, I highlight the screen and 4 cores. The 1GB memory is low and unable to do root, I can not install the Adaway, so the ads have me rotten.
25th September 2014, 01:00 PM |#11  
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Sorry to hear Root Towel does not work. It means if there will be an official update it might refuse to install or even if installs then no more root solution.

Rooting helped me to install Titanium, Xposed Installer (Gravitybox) and Viper4droid FX. Last one improves the sound output clearly. But yes ext. speakers are loud but Mono.

I use Nova Launcher, too.

Don't forget to try Qualcomm's BatteryGuru app for Snapdragon SoC.
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