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    Thread App killer?

    Until recently I used to be able to use Android Assistant to kill un-needed apps and so free up memory (and also preserve battery life, help phone run cooler, etc.). But recently -- not sure if it was after the OS update on the Idol 3 (6045I) or an update of Android Assistant itself -- the...
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    Post Google translate with offline speech input?

    I can update a bit. If I go to settings/Language & Input/Voice Input and select "Basic Google Recognition", then Translate will most of the time (not always) recognize my speech input offline (as noted before I have no issues in other apps, so I can't see where swiftkey would help), for going...
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    Thread Google translate with offline speech input?

    Anyone know how to get Google Translate working with offline speech input (e.g. in airplane mode) on the Idol 3? This worked for me on my old Moto phone running KK (actually, running CM11). But on the Idol 3, I can do offline translation via typing (having downloaded the relevant offline...
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    Thread Will the USA Idol 3 work in Japan?

    I will be traveling in Japan and wondering if the 3G bands of the USA version of the Idol 3 (6045I) are compatible with Japanese networks. From what I've read the best possibility is the 2100 MHz band, but just because the idol 3 specs say "2100 MHz" does that mean it includes (or at least...
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    Post New Update August 10th - Stagefright Patch

    I am curious, the SU zip file has the name "UPDATE" at the beginning. But it is a real (complete) SU binary, not some kind of update patch? I'm asking because I originally rooted with the pre-TWRP method (booting the boot.img that installed SuperSU), and now I will need to re-root after the...
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    Thread usb port problem (idol 3 5.5")

    I found this evening that I could not plug in my usb cable sufficient to allow charging. It seems the pins in the phone had bent slightly. I was able to remedy the situation with a jeweler's screwdriver, thereby saving, for now, sending the phone back. But as I have never stuck anything in...
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    Post New Update August 10th - Stagefright Patch

    I can confirm that you can get to the same point by simply unchecking the "enable Superuser" checkbox in SuperSU settings. This disables root and hides SuperSU (per the comments in SuperSU's popup window). After doing this, I can check for updates with the same result ("your software is up to...
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    Post [6045*] [TWRP] custom recovery 2.8.7.0

    Thanks, and Good (tentatively)... I guess the real test will come when there is actually an update, to see if the "repair" is totally successful. (We know for example that just unrooting is sufficient to clear the "Upgrade is disabled" message you get when you check for updates.)
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    Post [6045*] [TWRP] custom recovery 2.8.7.0

    I've been away for a while and am confused, in reading the thread, about just where we are with recovery. Will the posted TWRP actually backup/restore the state of the phone, including system, for all 6045 models (in particular I'm interested in 6045I) despite the recovery.log problem (showing...
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    Post [6045*] [TWRP] custom recovery 2.8.7.0

    Thank you for the info about partitions by names. I did that, found the partition with my (stock) recovery, created a recovery.img from that, pulled it to my computer, and then found that, while it is the same size as yours ( DallasCZ ), they are not quite binary identical: % diff recovery.img...
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    Post [6045*] [TWRP] custom recovery 2.8.7.0

    Good idea, thanks. I did that, and found that recovery is /dev/block/mmcblk0p27. What I would like to know is, how did DallasCZ figure that out? This must be device-dependent, as I found an example for another device (different manufacturer) which had a different number after mmcblk.
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    Post [6045*] [TWRP] custom recovery 2.8.7.0

    Yes I did download that -- but do we know that recovery is independent of the specific phone model? Also I was just plain curious about how to do a backup of the stock recovery. I've done a google search for this but not found a prescription relevant to the the Idol 3. But surely DallasCZ knows.
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    Post [6045*] [TWRP] custom recovery 2.8.7.0

    Maybe someone has covered the following but I could not find it searching the thread: before actually flashing the twrp recovery (as opposed to just booting from a copy on one's computer), it seems like it would be a good idea to backup the stock recovery. So presumably I want to create a...
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    Post [6045] If you want to be able to install OTA updates after root READ THIS!

    Correction: Mac does not have adb and fastboot built in. What it does have built in is USB support for communicating with the phone, whereas I understand that on Windows you have to install Alcatel's USB driver. On a mac one still has to download/install adb and fastboot, which I did by...
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    Post [6045] If you want to be able to install OTA updates after root READ THIS!

    Pretty interesting. I was also thinking of trying the unroot option in SuperSU. Anyone have an opinion about whether hiding the su binary will be sufficient to allow an update? or do we think the checking of whether the system has ever been mounted rw, and checksum tests, will only be done...
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    Post Post the case you have/will get for your Idol 3

    Does anyone have any experience with Alcatel's transparent shell? And does anyone know why Amazon will financially service a purchase of this case from Alcatel but apparently does not sell it through amazon.com?
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    Post [6045*] [GUIDE] unlock bootloader

    My experience is that I need to use -i 0x1bbb for ANY fastboot command, including devices.
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    Post [6045*] [GUIDE] unlock bootloader

    %frankee207, another small point with your backup script is that the "press any key to continue" and "press any key to exit" echoes should probably be deleted or modified -- it isn't the pressing of any key that makes the script continue, it is the pressing of "enter" or "return". More...
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    Post [6045*] [GUIDE] unlock bootloader

    %frankee207, there is at least one error in your backup script: you create a directory "mybackup" but then you try to write to a directory "mybckup". You will need to change one name or the other. I will try a corrected version later today on my Mac (in general most stuff for linux should also...
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    Post [Q] Any root ability on this phone yet?

    I can get root via adb, in the sense that I can run "adb shell, then "su". This seemed to require, at least the first time, having the settings/developer window open on the phone and granting access when a pop-up window appears on the phone. This then gives me a root prompt, "[email protected]:/...
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    Post [Q] Any root ability on this phone yet?

    I can report successful rooting on Mac OS X (10.9, Mavericks; no reason why it shouldn't work also on 10.10). I made a slight elaboration of %famewolf's root.sh, adding some "echo" statements to provide some feedback to the user. Note the script will run on OS X without the sudo's, so they can...
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    Post [Q] Any root ability on this phone yet?

    So is the rooting fun so far limited to those with Windows computers? I'm running on a Mac. The .bat file I gather is something akin to a Unix shell script, so I should be able to deal with that -- anything in the process that is explicitly Windows-specific?
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    Post SD card problems

    I'm starting to have what may develop into the same problem with the Sandisk 64 gb sd card in my camera (not a phone) -- so maybe Sandisk is having some reliability problems?
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    Post Unlocking the bootloader on the Alcatel Idol 3

    Thanks for that clarification. And I can add that Mac users can get adb and fastboot from Google's android studio site, developer.android.com/tools/studio/, and as noted in the o.p., no special usb driver is needed.
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    Post [Q] Any root ability on this phone yet?

    Sorry, I mistook your remark about installing adb driver to be about installing the alcatel usb driver. The instructions as I've now posted them on the separate thread cover getting the usb driver for windows. I assumed (as apparently did the initial posts on this thread) that someone who was...
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    Post [Q] Any root ability on this phone yet?

    Ok I started a thread with the instructions I assembled. As to the adb driver, I merely repeated what I grabbed from an early post on the thread. I didn't have the issue myself as I have a Mac, so adb just worked. I did fiddle some with "cdrom" mode but it didn't do anything useful for me, I...
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    Thread Unlocking the bootloader on the Alcatel Idol 3

    On the "Any root ability for this phone" thread there have been instructions to unlock the bootloader spread over several pages of posts. I've collected them here (and followed this set of steps to unlock mine): (1) Get/install Alcatel USB driver if Windows. (no need for Mac). From here...
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    Post [Q] Any root ability on this phone yet?

    Maybe we shouldn't be quite so hard on people asking about unlocking the bootloader. Yes it's all there in the first few pages of this thread, but not really in one place; I had to assemble notes for myself from several different posts, in order to get all the way from being able to access the...
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    Post [Q] Wi-Fi in Airplane mode

    No problem here turning wifi on once in airplane mode. Model is 6045I.
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    Post [Q] Any root ability on this phone yet?

    Has anyone verified that the U.S. version of the update (the one that appeared this morning, not the one that Europe seems to have gotten last week) doesn't re-lock the boot loader (or interfere with unlocking it)? I'm waiting to apply the update until that is confirmed.
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    Post [Q] What camera app are you using on your idol3?

    Using stock, OpenCamera, A BetterCamera. I like OpenCamera except it doesn't yet support writing to external SD. My main complaint with the stock camera is that it seems to only support two resolution settings (and I am guessing they are the really the same resolution, just one is cropped to...
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    Post Can't install to sd card. Root access needed :(

    Thank you, I guess we just need to be writing to individual app developers to suitably update their apps (or hope that we can get root soon, but that is really not a good solution for the world at large). The strange thing is that one of the apps that is giving me trouble (a recording app...
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    Post (SOLVED!) [Q] Cannot find external memory card to enable SD write access for any app.

    How did you "grant external SD write access to any app"? Did this require root? (Without root I can write to external SD with ES File Explorer and Astro File Manager, but can't do so with other 3rd party apps of interest to me.)
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    Post Can't install to sd card. Root access needed :(

    I have two sd cards, both are formatted fat32, I can't write to or delete from either card using 3rd-party apps (e.g. ES File Explorer). I tried (per %igotroot) changing the SD cards' names (by connecting them to my computer), but that did not solve the problem. Is anyone else still having...
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    Post The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Lounge

    LTE? And how to set default screen? Double-tap seems to work well for me. Maybe it depends on the speed of your tap? I finally got around to putting a sim card (T-Mobile) in my new Idol 3 today and find that, so far at least, I can't see LTE networks. Phone is as near as I can tell...
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    Post [GUIDE][WORKAROUND]Enable Google Now Offline Voice on Unsupported Devices

    Does anyone know where the voice files are to be placed in newer OS's? I'm running kitkat (Android 4.4.4, CM11), and there are no files in app_g3_models, but English offline speech recognition works. I want to get Spanish working, but adding es-es to app_g3_models does not work.
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    Thanks for checking! I don't think my screen is failing. The row of buttons (4,5,6) works every time for placing a call. It is true that these buttons are in a different location on the screen for placing a call than for the during-call dialer. BUT -- as mentioned I installed a DTMF dialer...
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    Hello krystianp, nice to see you posting here! Update on my experiences, which is that I'm not seeing any substantial difference in reboot frequency between Poles's 3 most recent kernels (Feb 5, March 21, March 26). For me I seem to get at a few reboots per day no matter which. I DO have...
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    It may well be a temporary quirk of my phone. In desparation I found/installed a DTMF tone generator app. After opening and trying it, it seems the regular phone keypad has been restored to normal functioning! I did a reboot to see if it was always going to be necessary to open the tone...
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    OK, testing 3/21 now. yes it would be nice to have the camera improvements merged with whichever of 3/21 and 3/26 proves more stable. Poles, or someone else -- can you test to see if you have the keypad problem I reported? That is, middle row (numbers 4,5,6) of touch-tone keypad doesn't...
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    I'm unclear on the order in which you would like tests of the kernels. I've been on Feb 05, just updated to the most recent (Mar 26). Any reason I should test March 24 before going to March 26? (I can already report that some test photos with stock camera and March 26 look pretty good; too...
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    Do you really not get freezes/reboots with KK Launcher? Seeing your post, I tried it, am using it now; it has some nice features so maybe I'll keep it (despite some hardwired attributes I don't like), but I'm getting about the same number of freezes/reboots (1-2 times/day).
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    So to get back ON topic: I've been running the v4 ROM with the included kernel for the past 2 weeks, and find I get 1-2 random reboots/day (about same as with V3 and V3m). Not too bad, but I'm wondering if anyone is having a more stable experience, and if so how their device is configured --...
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    Can someone tell me how, or if, the latest recovery, recovery_olympus_kitkat_bigpart_v4.img, differs from the v3 or v3m recoveries? Both v4 and v3m are/were described as "Image file for Official CWM-based Recovery v6.0.5.1 with BigPart_v2" and maybe that was also the case for v3; I don't...
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    I am wondering if you continue to have "no problems at all". I updated to V3m, installed the latest nano gapps, and then used advanced restore to recover the pre-V3m data partition. I subsequently updated to PolesApart's most recent kernel. I continue to experience freezes and reboots (with...
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    If "crash" means anything leading to a spontaneous reboot, I've had plenty of those and checked right after quite a few, still no /proc/last_kmsg. Maybe that means the buffer is pretty much always corrupted when my phone reboots?
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    Haven't tried the latest kernel yet, but I've checked a number of times after reboots and never found a file /proc/last_kmsg, just a file /proc/kmsg with nothing in it. Is there something I need to do to enable /proc/last_kmsg to get written? (I will try out your attached script as another...
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    I have now just had my second freeze while sleeping (deep-sleep death, apparnently) in 24 hours on the 11/05 kernel. I didn't see any substantial difference in battery life between that and the 11/01 kernel, so I will revert to 11/01 (as I had no deep-sleep death incidents during the week I...
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    Post [ROM] CM 11 ( Android 4.4.4 ) for Atrix (BigPart)

    I just today installed the 11/5 kernel (non-hporch32). After about 2 hours, for the first time in quite a while, my phone froze while asleep (blank screen; green alert light blinking; really frozen, though -- e.g. could not make a usb connection to my computer.) After I rebooted I could fine...
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    Post [KERNEL] [3.1.10] Olympus (Atrix 4G) Kernel Project

    I did exactly what you suggest: turn wifi off, switch to 5 GHz only, turn wifi on. My network shows up (with same SSID as if switch to auto or 2.4 GHz only; it's been a long time since I set up my wifi network; it is possible I set it up that way).