Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 Thread [ROOT][RECOVERY][ROMS]

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tesiz22

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I formatted the whole device except for the bootloader using SP Flash Tool but now neither SP flash tool nor Mobile Upgrade S will recognize my device. The battery is soldered fyi.
 

tesiz22

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I formatted my tablet except the bootloader using SP Flash Tool, then I flashed a stock ROM (except for the preloader and user data). It’s not rooted, no twrp, I can boot to stock recovery but it’s stuck on the first Alcatel logo, it won’t boot past it. I’ve tried wiping the cache and data, which made no difference. What do you advise?

It’s an Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 3 10” 8079 with MT8127.
 
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fango_vk

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Could anyone please help me finding pixi 9010x EU rom list, when flashed Alcatel_OneTouch_9010X_MT6580_28072018 rom I realized there's no local language support

thanks!
 

9f1aa1037f

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hi
I have pixi 3.5 4009x I tried to flash it but it give me error 4032
what should i do? I tried memory test and it worked so what does that mean ?
I will leave memory test.txt may help.
 

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drugckalja

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I formatted my tablet except the bootloader using SP Flash Tool, then I flashed a stock ROM (except for the preloader and user data). It’s not rooted, no twrp, I can boot to stock recovery but it’s stuck on the first Alcatel logo, it won’t boot past it. I’ve tried wiping the cache and data, which made no difference. What do you advise?

It’s an Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 3 10” 8079 with MT8127.
ANY LUCK FINDING A SOLUTION FOR THIS?
 

tesiz22

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ANY LUCK FINDING A SOLUTION FOR THIS?
Yeah, my device is running fine now but it's been some time so I don't remember the exact steps I took. I think I booted to stock recovery, flashed the correct TWRP (it's labelled twrp fix in the Alcatel thread on this forum) and it worked.

If this doesn't work for you, just take the correct twrp and the correct ROM (there are two out there, the larger one in file size worked for me if I recall correctly) and flash them using SP Flash Tool. Select TWRP as recovery in the tool.

For future reference:
- Flash it on Windows.
- Don't use the first TWRP here, use the one labelled new/fix.
- If there's no indication that the tablet's on (no screen, no lights), hold the power and volume up (or could be down, or both honestly) until SP Flash Tool (v.5.19.16) reads it. You don't have to open the back cover and desolder the battery.
- Nothing is unbrickable unless the developers say otherwise.
- Try installing MediaTek USB VCOM drivers, usb2ser_Win7.inf.
- Get the needrom ROM, it's the larger one (2.4 GB or 2.7 GB, English). The one uploaded here (1.7 GB) has incorrect scatter (especially userdata partition).
- You can get the scatter, correct custom recovery (TWRP), and preloader here.
- Don't flash the preloader. If you mess up, it will render your device unbrickable.
 
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PavelSaurio

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Hello Guys, Does any one has the steps to upgrade firmare (custom or stock) for pixi 3 8080 ?

I was searching to use to Sugar MKT Tool but is currently not working, so I don't know if there is another way and if you have one of this firmwars, tablet is obsolete with android lolipop so trying to have a newer android version.

Regards!
 

jan_koupil

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Was anoyne successful in finding a custom recovery and/or a custom ROM for 9022X (4G LTE version of Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (8))? Or is this model out of all interest?
 

joaocandre

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So I was attempting to flash TWRP on a Alcatel 8079 10', following the guide but it got stuck in a weird boot loop between the Alcatel logo and TWRP complaining it can't mount /data (invalid argument). Flashed w/ adb on linux, but now it doesn't detect the device and I can't even turn it off, it's just going about it continuously. Is it bricked/ is there any way to fix this?

EDIT: this may the issues described @tesiz22, but I'm at loss as to how to proceed considering it bootloops in TWRP, so I can't really use the recovery. Is there any key combination that boots into fastboot/download mode?
 
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tesiz22

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So I was attempting to flash TWRP on a Alcatel 8079 10', following the guide but it got stuck in a weird boot loop between the Alcatel logo and TWRP complaining it can't mount /data (invalid argument). Flashed w/ adb on linux, but now it doesn't detect the device and I can't even turn it off, it's just going about it continuously. Is it bricked/ is there any way to fix this?

EDIT: this may the issues described @tesiz22, but I'm at loss as to how to proceed considering it bootloops in TWRP, so I can't really use the recovery. Is there any key combination that boots into fastboot/download mode?
It does sound like the issue I had. I had tried flashing TWRP but it wasn't the fixed new version (shame that the old file is still the first one you can find in the thread), so my device got into a bootloop. It could not boot to recovery and I would see the Alcatel logo. I also remember a pixellated, colorful screen on black but I am not sure if it was in this stage.

Then, I found out about a tool that was used to flash MediaTek devices, SP Flash Tool. Not all versions worked, as far as I remember, you had to download the right version. Thankfully, my post in this thread details the correct names/versions of files/programs. I don't remember what I did at that point but I managed to make it even worse, where I would not see anything but a black screen: the device was completely unresponsive. SP Flash Tool would not see it because either I did not have the right drivers (I went through 3 different sets of drivers, totalling ~10 - 15 drivers), or there was something wrong with my device. I found videos where people unscrewed the back panel, took the tablet apart, and desoldered the battery to turn off the device. Because it could be the push SP Flash Tool needed (the boot action) to detect the device, I figured I would follow the video guide.


I had tried letting the battery drain and charging it back, which took too long and I realized the device needed to be charged enough that it would not go out of power during the flashing process.


Then, I stumbled upon a key combination that would allow the device to be detected by the tool. There were 2 combos, the first one did not work but my device could be seen by the software thanks to the second combination, which I don't remember, unfortunately, though it could be in my post history. I did not have to desolder the battery.


I got to flash a rom (replaced the default recovery with the fixed TWRP file), but it did not work, I was in a bootloop once again, but I could finally see the Alcatel logo. I asked about it in this forum and I was told that the file that tells the program what range of blocks each sector takes up (the scatter file) had incompatible data with my device. I had downloaded another rom, which was larger in size, and flashed it, again, with the fixed TWRP. It has worked.


What I believe went wrong with your installation is that the wrong TWRP file got flashed over a sector used for something else (or it had the incorrect size), corrupting the entire rom. If it only affected the recovery sector, you can take the fixed TWRP recovery and flash it using SP Flash Tool. You can try formatting the sector with zeros, deleting everything in it first. If it does not work, you need to flash the larger rom I told you about, along with TWRP. Though, a word of caution, never flash the preloader.


Now, you are on Linux just as I was. If your resources are just as limited as mine, you can follow through my example and grab a Windows 7 .iso, boot to it in a Windows 7 VirtualBox, use a software that can install Windows 7 on portable storage. This should allow you to boot to Windows 7 with a usb stick. Skim my post history and I will be here to answer your questions, should you have any.
 

joaocandre

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It does sound like the issue I had. I had tried flashing TWRP but it wasn't the fixed new version (shame that the old file is still the first one you can find in the thread), so my device got into a bootloop. It could not boot to recovery and I would see the Alcatel logo. I also remember a pixellated, colorful screen on black but I am not sure if it was in this stage.

Then, I found out about a tool that was used to flash MediaTek devices, SP Flash Tool. Not all versions worked, as far as I remember, you had to download the right version. Thankfully, my post in this thread details the correct names/versions of files/programs. I don't remember what I did at that point but I managed to make it even worse, where I would not see anything but a black screen: the device was completely unresponsive. SP Flash Tool would not see it because either I did not have the right drivers (I went through 3 different sets of drivers, totalling ~10 - 15 drivers), or there was something wrong with my device. I found videos where people unscrewed the back panel, took the tablet apart, and desoldered the battery to turn off the device. Because it could be the push SP Flash Tool needed (the boot action) to detect the device, I figured I would follow the video guide.


I had tried letting the battery drain and charging it back, which took too long and I realized the device needed to be charged enough that it would not go out of power during the flashing process.


Then, I stumbled upon a key combination that would allow the device to be detected by the tool. There were 2 combos, the first one did not work but my device could be seen by the software thanks to the second combination, which I don't remember, unfortunately, though it could be in my post history. I did not have to desolder the battery.


I got to flash a rom (replaced the default recovery with the fixed TWRP file), but it did not work, I was in a bootloop once again, but I could finally see the Alcatel logo. I asked about it in this forum and I was told that the file that tells the program what range of blocks each sector takes up (the scatter file) had incompatible data with my device. I had downloaded another rom, which was larger in size, and flashed it, again, with the fixed TWRP. It has worked.


What I believe went wrong with your installation is that the wrong TWRP file got flashed over a sector used for something else (or it had the incorrect size), corrupting the entire rom. If it only affected the recovery sector, you can take the fixed TWRP recovery and flash it using SP Flash Tool. You can try formatting the sector with zeros, deleting everything in it first. If it does not work, you need to flash the larger rom I told you about, along with TWRP. Though, a word of caution, never flash the preloader.


Now, you are on Linux just as I was. If your resources are just as limited as mine, you can follow through my example and grab a Windows 7 .iso, boot to it in a Windows 7 VirtualBox, use a software that can install Windows 7 on portable storage. This should allow you to boot to Windows 7 with a usb stick. Skim my post history and I will be here to answer your questions, should you have any.

Thanks for the input, but I fear I may have bricked the device for good. The battery got drained as it was looping and for some reason it won't charge anymore.
 

tesiz22

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May 8, 2021
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The battery got drained, and the device is dead, won't charge. Im thinking about jump charging the battery with an external charger, no sure if it will solve anything.
Strange, mine did charge even in its worst state, where I had basically zeroed the device. Charging the battery externally should work, you could give it a shot. Needs a little soldering work though.
 

Tek258

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Strange, mine did charge even in its worst state, where I had basically zeroed the device. Charging the battery externally should work, you could give it a shot. Needs a little soldering work though.
hello can you help me? i have the same device that you have. when i tryed to flash twrp in first page of thread my device is looped at alcatel logo. (alcatel logo then pixilated screen then alcatel logo again). My computer didnt see the device so i cant wipe the data or flash new twrp/rom. can you help me?
 

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    Root - Here and here
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    Useful Links
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    Credits
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    Code:
    /*
     * Your warranty is now void.
     *
     * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
     * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
     * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
     * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
     * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
    */



    ROMs list

    Be careful how you use these SPFT ROMs.

    SPFT Stock ROM- Pixi 3-3.5 (4009X) | Pixi 3-4 (4013D) | Pixi 3-4.5 (3G) (4027D) | Pixi 3-4.5 (4G) (5017X) | Pixi 3 10" (8079)

    FULL Stock- Pixi 3-3.5 | Pixi 3-4 | Pixi 3-4.5

    Debloated Stock- Pixi 3-3.5 | Pixi 3-4 | Pixi 3-4.5

    Cyanogenmod 12.1- Pixi 3-3.5 | Pixi 3-4 | Pixi 3-4.5 | Pixi 3 (4.5) 4G

    Galaxy S6 - Pixi 3-3.5 | Pixi 3-4 | Pixi 3-4.5

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    How to root and recovery Pixi 3 (4) 3G

    Yesterday i ported a clockworkmod recovery from the Alcatel Pop D3 to this phone so root is now possible :laugh:.

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    Basic computer skills are required and minimal knowledge about the phone and phone utilities also.
    Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.


    Requirements:

    - PC running Windows 7/8/8.1/10
    - USB cable
    - CTR recovery


    Instructions:

    1. Download the attached Kingroot.apk and send it to your phone's storage. If the kingroot.apk does not work for you , try the PC version you may have a better chance of rooting using that. Link here

    2. Install kingroot and make sure there is a working internet connection.

    3. Click on root and there you go. Root access for Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3(4). :D

    4. Or if you already have a custom recovery you can flash Update-SuperSu.zip. :laugh: SuperSu link here


    Flashing Recovery:


    1. Download and install Flashify or Rashr from Google Play.

    2. Download the attached recovery.img and place on your sdcard( you should rename it the recovery to recovery.img).

    3. Flash the recovery.img using Flashify or Rashr and enjoy. :laugh:

    Easier root method thanks to @erriezzans
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    [Cyanogenmod 12.1 ][LP 5.1.1] Pixi 3 (3G MODEL)

    Attention all Pixi 3(4) XDA members. CM12.1 LP is now available for download :laugh::laugh: It was ported by Getakgt1, Faustino L. Padill, klark231 (MT6572) and AL3XKOol for the base (MT6582). Erriezzans ported it to the Pixi 3 (4) and made it available for us. Thank him too. :cowboy:

    ROM IS NOT STABLE. IT IS A BETA VERSION. DO NOT EXPECT EVERYTHING TO BE WORKING. SEE BELOW FOR WHAT'S WORKING AND WHAT'S NOT.

    ANY BUGS PLEASE REPORT IN THREAD AND NO WHERE ELSE

    Note: Other Pixi 3 models like the 4013X/4003A etc may have to replace their firmware folder located in /system/etc/firmware from stock ROM in the downloaded ROM. Flash the respective Kernel Patch for those experiencing a white screen and Alcatel logo.

    This is purely Android 5.1 with Cyanogenmod features.

    You can read more here at this blog here. This is the host site for All Pixi 3 (4) ROMs, soon other versions.

    Code:
    /*
     * Your warranty is now void.
     *
     * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
     * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
     * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
     * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
     * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
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    Requirements
    • BACKUP! BACKUP! BACKUP! ROM BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE
    • You must be rooted.
    • You must have a custom recovery installed (TWRP,CTR or Philz)
    • You must have experience flashing but if not, feel free to ask questions before flashing.
    • Patience as the ROM takes a while to boot
    • Backed up IMEI - See below

    Backup and Restore IMEIs
    • Download and install Chamelephon app from the attached files below. THIS IS TO BE DONE ON STOCK ROM.
    • Enter *#06# in the phone dialer and copy both number(s) (IMEI 1 and IMEI 2) to a piece of paper or computer.
    • After flashing the ROM, install the Chamelephon app again and open it.
    • Enter the number(s) you wrote down before (IMEI number) and apply new IMEI(s).
    • Reboot your device.

    Features
    • All Android Lollipop
    • All Cyanogenmod 12.1
    • Stable
    • Smooth
    • Root access with SuperSU
    • Everything works, no bugs. (for some models)
    • Bloatware removed
    • Camera enhanced 100%
    • Sounds excellent

    Working
    • Data Connection
    • SMS
    • Calls
    • Wifi
    • GPS/A-GPS
    • Sound (on some models)
    • Sensors

    Not working
    • Camera (for some models)
    • Vibration (for some models)

    Bugs
    • Google account syncing
    • Video can only record QVGA
    • Front speaker not working (for some models)
    • Vibration not working (for some models)
    • Application delay (also with custom launcher)
    • Calls only work with speaker
    • Wifi probs
    • Gallery force close

    Link to ROM
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pixi 3-3.5
    CM 12.1*NEW

    Kernel Patch *NEW
    MEGA

    Resize Screen DPI to 160 (Flash in recovery)
    MEGA
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pixi 3-4
    CM 12.1*NEW
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pixi 3-4.5
    CM 12.1*NEW

    Kernel Patch *NEW
    MEGA
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    3G Connection Fix

    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    Gapps
    Download

    Installation

    • Place all files on your sdcard respective to your device model.
    • Boot into recovery using volume up + power buttons.
    • Wipe Data/Factory Reset, Wipe Cache.
    • Navigate using volume buttons to install zip.
    • Choose the CM12.1 ROM zip and flash.
    • After flashing the ROM, flash the Gapps immediately after.
    • Flash the 3G FIX after flashing Gapps.
    • Reboot system and enjoy.

    EXTRA INFO *Recommended Reading*
    • Head to sound recorder, go to options and where it says file type, select one that's not the default.
    • For the apps that appear in the application drawer, go to all applications and force close Trebuchet. If it is too tedious, install a new launcher.


    Big Thanks to:
    CREDITS:
    Cyanogenmod Team
    OMNI Team: (specially XpLoDWilD and Dr-Shadow).
    @fire855: For first bootable CM12.1.
    @DerTeufel1980: For GPS and SN inject.
    @axet: For his device tree base.
    @chrmhoffmann: For his RIL base.
    @mr-illusionist: For some help about mtk blobs.
    @ariafan: For help in several ways.
    @Santhosh M: For some help to boot my first build.
    @Al3XKOoL: His rom is the one i crossported
    @klark231 : For porting to MT6572
    @Faustino L. Padilla: Porting kernel, ramdisk, modify, edit, develop, test and fix any major bugs in the ROM. :highfive:
    @Gabriel Xtrem: For provide support to this forum and its devices.



    ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
    Based On: CYANOGENMOD

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Stable Release Date: 2016-02-02
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    Stock ROM Pixi 3(4) KK (3G MODEL)

    I know this thread hasn't been uploading much concerning ROMS but i'm busy with other stuff. I hope this phone will get some developers who can port ROMS. :D

    Anyhow I found a link to the Stock ROM for this phone and everything works. It is fluid also :laugh: Flash using CTR recovery. I will try to get some screenshots with the Rom.

    Features

    - Pre-rooted
    - Odexed
    - Removed Bloatware and other apps
    - 4.4.2 Kitkat

    Link Stock ROM

    MEGA

    Google Drive

    Installation

    - Wipe Data/Factory reset
    - Wipe Dalvik/ART cache
    - Wipe Cache
    - Optional Wipe System

    Screenshots

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    CTR Recovery

    Here

    Note: Touch for CTR does not work but everything else does. Use volume keys and power button to navigate