Originally Posted by RealRobD
Can you direct me to the recommended newbie reading to get my learn on?
My Alcatel onetouch has stumped current one click methods, so it's time to learn and crack this puppy on my own.
If all one click methods have failed, the only option left is to flash some kind of customized software or methods to modify parts of your boot and/or system partitions. Flashing custom software and modifying boot or system requires the device to have an unlocked bootloader.
This means that your first step is to determine whether or not your device has an unlocked bootloader. If it is unlocked, you can flash/modify the device, if it is locked, you can't flash/modify unless you find a method to unlock the bootloader, then you can flash/modify. Do some searches for methods to check your bootloader status.
If you find that the bootloader is unlocked, then you have a few choices:
1) if you can obtain a copy of your stock firmware then you can use the Magisk rooting method to modify the boot.img from your firmware to create a patched boot.img then flash that boot.img using the appropriate flash tool for your device brand.
2) if you can find a copy of TWRP custom recovery for your specific device model number you can flash the TWRP file using the appropriate flash tool for your device brand.
3) if there is no TWRP for your specific model number, you can build your own version of TWRP if the necessary resources are available for your specific model number.
4) if the necessary resources to build TWRP for your specific model number are not available, you can try finding a TWRP for a similar device with the same exact CPU that your device has and port that TWRP to be compatible with your own device.
Do your own searching and researching about each of these options, the more you read about them, the more you will understand.
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