Alcatel One Touch Pixi 4 - [GENERAL][ROOT][RECOVERY]

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kirito9

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Firstly and foremost this is a follow on from this thread and would likely not have happened if not for the helpful users there:
Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 Official Thread [ROOT][RECOVERY][ROMS]

Here are the different phone variant specs: 3.5", 4", 6", 7" screen sizes: http://www.gsmarena.com/results.php3?sQuickSearch=yes&sName=alcatel+Pixi+4

All feature a Mediatek CPU and Android Marshmallow except the 3.5" which comes with Lollipop, and are more technically branded as a TCL phone (the current chinese owner of the Alcatel brand)

Root and custom recovery have been achieved on the 3.5" 4017x model, the recovery image is attached, note ADB does not work in recovery, but there is a file manager.

NOTE #1: PLEASE PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR ROM USING EITHER A CUSTOM RECOVERY OR MIRACLE BOX TOOL BEFORE DOING ANYTHING TO YOUR DEVICE. IT ISN'T POSSIBLE FOR ME TO HAVE ALL THESE DEVICES WITH THEIR BACKUPS AVAILABLE WHEN YOU MESS UP!!

NOTE #2: While SPFT is not fully compatible with our device in the way we would want it, it does detect our scatter file and you can flash images etc. BUT DO NOT FORMAT YOUR DEVICE UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER. REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU SEE ON THE INTERNET DO NOT FORMAT YOUR DEVICE USING SPFT. IF YOU DO I WON'T BE SO WILLING TO HELP YOU.

NOTE #3: THERE SEEMS TO BE AN ISSUE WHEN UNLOCKING THE BOOTLOADER FOR THE 4034N AND 4034X MODELS OF THE PIXI 4 (4). Warning: Current Pixi 4 (4) 4034N will softbrick if you unlock the flash.
 

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For now this will be where I post info about the different models for the Pixi 4 devices and link them to their respective posts. This will be edited over time of course so stay tuned ;). Once I get a way to make a backup and be able to restore that backup I will add that here.

Alcatel OT Pixi 4-3.5 (4017)
Root- Kingroot (PC or apk will work) or here
Recovery- CTR 3.3
ROMs- Here
Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

Alcatel OT Pixi 4-4 (4034) (3G MODEL)
Root- phh's superuser | Chainfire's SuperSU
Recovery- TWRP 3.x | CTR-6.6
Kernel- Stock
ROMs- Here
Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

Alcatel OT Pixi 4 Plus Power (5023)
Root- phh's superuser | Chainfire's SuperSU
Recovery- Here
ROMs- Here

Alcatel OT Pixi 4-5 (5045) (4G) MT6735
Root- Here
Recovery - CTR 6.6 | TWRP 3.0.2-0 | TWRP 3.0.3-0 thanks [email protected]
ROMs- Here
Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

Alcatel OT Pixi 4-5 (5010) (3G MODEL)
Root- phh's superuser | Chainfire's SuperSU | Modded SuperSU thanks @ZonaRMR
Recovery- TWRP 3.x | CTR 6.6
ROMs- Here
Kernel- Stock
Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

Alcatel OT Pixi 4-6 (8050)
Root- Here
ROMs- Here
Recovery- CTR 5.7
Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

Alcatel OT Pixi 4-7 3G (9003)
Root- Here
Recovery- Here
ROMs- Here
Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

Alcatel OT Pixi 4-7 Wifi (8063)
Root- Here (don't forget to say thanks to @dashu42332
Recovery-
ROMs- Here
Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

Useful Links
Mediatek Preloader Drivers (Win 7/8/8.1)
Mediatek Preloader Drivers Win 10 32 & 64 bit
[TUTORIAL]How to setup SP_Flash_Tool_Linux (MTK/MediaTek Soc)
ADB Driver
ADB access anywhere on PC
SP Flash Tool
Pixi 4 device repos
Flash with SPFT
How to repair a boot loop issue (Pixi 4 5" 5010) thanks @gandul . Should be able to work for the Pixi 4 4" (4034), only change the recovery.
Port MT6580(6.0.1) ROMs
Create backup with SPFT

Credits
All the devs and modders and contributors..too much to mention :)
 
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Pixi 4 ROMs

DISCLAIMER:
Rooting your phone and using custom Recoveries and ROM's have risks and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturers. In case of any mishap I am not responsible if you brick/ruin your phone in any way.
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.


ROMs

Be careful how you use these SPFT ROMs, they can sometimes cause more problems than solving because of model numbers.

SPFT ROMs- Pixi 4 (3.5) | Pixi 4 (4) 3G (4034G) | Pixi 4 (5) 3G (5010D) | [URL="https://yadi.sk/d/6Vpxfgpz3DgykH"]Pixi 4 (5) 4G (5045D)[/URL] | Pixi 4 (6) (8050G) (8050E) 8050D

TWRP Backups- Pixi 4 (3.5) | Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (4.5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G (5010D) | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)

Stock ROMs- Pixi 4 (3.5) | Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G (5010G)| Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)

CyanogenMod 12.1- Pixi 4 (3.5) | Pixi 4 (6)

CyanogenMod 13- Pixi 4 (3.5) | Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G, CM13v2*New Build* | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)

AOSP - Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (4.5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)

Resurrection Remix - Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (4.5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)

Ported Stock ROMs - Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (4.5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)

Mokee - Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (4.5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)


Note: If you do not see your device highlighted, it means the ROM is not there......yet ;).
 
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Hi, thanks for signing up to provide your feedback. Im guessing your saying it didnt work ? Did you make a rom backup first, can you provide that to us ? If not can you revert, and make one ?
 

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Google Play crashed

KingRoot rooted.
First, the System App Managerapp (by flaki)
then it collapsed.
then I worked with System Cleaner ROOT application.
They have been integrated into the updates.
Removed Google Photos, Google Books, and the like. But no system files.
After the mobile phone is restored.
Restart. WiFi connection. Or 3G connection. They.
When checking for updates to Google Play crashes.
And again in the WiFi list.
 
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How to root Pixi 4 (4) on marshmallow

I also have the Pixi 4 (4) on marshmallow 6.0 and it is a good smartphone (quadcore 1.3ghz 1g RAM 8g ROM ....) I really want the root :(
 
Now i rooted my tcl alcatel 8050D with kingroot and no restore all works playstore too
 

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Is there a stock/rooted/custom rom for this variant? Having a tough time with a boot loop issue after changing the boot animation. Was able to root with kingroot successfully. I got a little to explorative. Was finally able to get into recovery but factory reset did not resolve the issue.

Its an alcatel one touch pop7 lte/4g

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Recovery

Have someone got a clean recovery img to alcatel pixi 4 (6) 3g ?
I tried to install that recovery. Img in the top of this topic but it still doesn't work :(
 
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I tried to root a Pixi 4 4" 4034D.
Reasons, for those interested:

My main goal is to disable/remove com.facebook.appmanager, which sent a few MB of data when I connected to wifi. I'm on a very tight budget for 3G data (only used for "emergency"), so I don't want such waste to happen.
Anyway, it also annoy me that my device communicate "information" to 3rd party. Android 6 permissions should be enough in a general case, but com.facebook.* services are encrusted in the OS...
Then as a bonus, maybe I'll try to customize more things.


What I noticed/tried:
  • first thing, I tried TCL/Alcatel recovery tool "Mobile Upgrade S 4.5.2 ", which works well
  • no problem to activate developer mode and USB debug
  • though on this device also, adb doesn't work in stock recovery boot menu
  • 'fastboot oem unlock' seems to be authorized, but ends on a loop of failure to boot (2x alcatel logo, then an animated android, then reboot). I checked the recovery logs a bit, but it's difficult on the device, so I'm not sure what's wrong. I had to reflash everything with "Mobile Upgrade".
  • KingRoot app (NewKingrootV4.95_C149_B283_en_release_2016_07_05_105203.apk) fails, 55 people tried. The device was in a boot loop afterward, but a stock recovery "reset data" was enough, no need to reflash everything.
  • KingRoot exe (KingRootSetup_v3.2.0.1129_105002.exe) fails, 0 (?) people tried
 

dr.mnemonix

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Help.. Please

I've been trying to follow along and use some of this advise to root my tablet with no luck.
Would anyone be so kind as to give me some specific instructions on how to root this device.
I really appreciate it.
If the tone seems like begging it's because I'm at that point.
Thanks!
Here is a pic of my system off cpu z
//imgur . com/a/mDIa9
 

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    For now this will be where I post info about the different models for the Pixi 4 devices and link them to their respective posts. This will be edited over time of course so stay tuned ;). Once I get a way to make a backup and be able to restore that backup I will add that here.

    Alcatel OT Pixi 4-3.5 (4017)
    Root- Kingroot (PC or apk will work) or here
    Recovery- CTR 3.3
    ROMs- Here
    Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

    Alcatel OT Pixi 4-4 (4034) (3G MODEL)
    Root- phh's superuser | Chainfire's SuperSU
    Recovery- TWRP 3.x | CTR-6.6
    Kernel- Stock
    ROMs- Here
    Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

    Alcatel OT Pixi 4 Plus Power (5023)
    Root- phh's superuser | Chainfire's SuperSU
    Recovery- Here
    ROMs- Here

    Alcatel OT Pixi 4-5 (5045) (4G) MT6735
    Root- Here
    Recovery - CTR 6.6 | TWRP 3.0.2-0 | TWRP 3.0.3-0 thanks [email protected]
    ROMs- Here
    Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

    Alcatel OT Pixi 4-5 (5010) (3G MODEL)
    Root- phh's superuser | Chainfire's SuperSU | Modded SuperSU thanks @ZonaRMR
    Recovery- TWRP 3.x | CTR 6.6
    ROMs- Here
    Kernel- Stock
    Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

    Alcatel OT Pixi 4-6 (8050)
    Root- Here
    ROMs- Here
    Recovery- CTR 5.7
    Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

    Alcatel OT Pixi 4-7 3G (9003)
    Root- Here
    Recovery- Here
    ROMs- Here
    Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

    Alcatel OT Pixi 4-7 Wifi (8063)
    Root- Here (don't forget to say thanks to @dashu42332
    Recovery-
    ROMs- Here
    Mobile Upgrade Tool- Here

    Useful Links
    Mediatek Preloader Drivers (Win 7/8/8.1)
    Mediatek Preloader Drivers Win 10 32 & 64 bit
    [TUTORIAL]How to setup SP_Flash_Tool_Linux (MTK/MediaTek Soc)
    ADB Driver
    ADB access anywhere on PC
    SP Flash Tool
    Pixi 4 device repos
    Flash with SPFT
    How to repair a boot loop issue (Pixi 4 5" 5010) thanks @gandul . Should be able to work for the Pixi 4 4" (4034), only change the recovery.
    Port MT6580(6.0.1) ROMs
    Create backup with SPFT

    Credits
    All the devs and modders and contributors..too much to mention :)
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    Firstly and foremost this is a follow on from this thread and would likely not have happened if not for the helpful users there:
    Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 Official Thread [ROOT][RECOVERY][ROMS]

    Here are the different phone variant specs: 3.5", 4", 6", 7" screen sizes: http://www.gsmarena.com/results.php3?sQuickSearch=yes&sName=alcatel+Pixi+4

    All feature a Mediatek CPU and Android Marshmallow except the 3.5" which comes with Lollipop, and are more technically branded as a TCL phone (the current chinese owner of the Alcatel brand)

    Root and custom recovery have been achieved on the 3.5" 4017x model, the recovery image is attached, note ADB does not work in recovery, but there is a file manager.

    NOTE #1: PLEASE PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR ROM USING EITHER A CUSTOM RECOVERY OR MIRACLE BOX TOOL BEFORE DOING ANYTHING TO YOUR DEVICE. IT ISN'T POSSIBLE FOR ME TO HAVE ALL THESE DEVICES WITH THEIR BACKUPS AVAILABLE WHEN YOU MESS UP!!

    NOTE #2: While SPFT is not fully compatible with our device in the way we would want it, it does detect our scatter file and you can flash images etc. BUT DO NOT FORMAT YOUR DEVICE UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER. REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU SEE ON THE INTERNET DO NOT FORMAT YOUR DEVICE USING SPFT. IF YOU DO I WON'T BE SO WILLING TO HELP YOU.

    NOTE #3: THERE SEEMS TO BE AN ISSUE WHEN UNLOCKING THE BOOTLOADER FOR THE 4034N AND 4034X MODELS OF THE PIXI 4 (4). Warning: Current Pixi 4 (4) 4034N will softbrick if you unlock the flash.
    27
    Pixi 4 ROMs

    DISCLAIMER:
    Rooting your phone and using custom Recoveries and ROM's have risks and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturers. In case of any mishap I am not responsible if you brick/ruin your phone in any way.
    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.


    ROMs

    Be careful how you use these SPFT ROMs, they can sometimes cause more problems than solving because of model numbers.

    SPFT ROMs- Pixi 4 (3.5) | Pixi 4 (4) 3G (4034G) | Pixi 4 (5) 3G (5010D) | [URL="https://yadi.sk/d/6Vpxfgpz3DgykH"]Pixi 4 (5) 4G (5045D)[/URL] | Pixi 4 (6) (8050G) (8050E) 8050D

    TWRP Backups- Pixi 4 (3.5) | Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (4.5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G (5010D) | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)

    Stock ROMs- Pixi 4 (3.5) | Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G (5010G)| Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)

    CyanogenMod 12.1- Pixi 4 (3.5) | Pixi 4 (6)

    CyanogenMod 13- Pixi 4 (3.5) | Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G, CM13v2*New Build* | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)

    AOSP - Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (4.5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)

    Resurrection Remix - Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (4.5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)

    Ported Stock ROMs - Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (4.5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)

    Mokee - Pixi 4 (4) 3G | Pixi 4 (4.5) 4G | Pixi 4 (5) 3G | Pixi 4 (5) 4G | Pixi 4 (6)


    Note: If you do not see your device highlighted, it means the ROM is not there......yet ;).
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    Alcatel Pixi 4 (4)(5)(5.5)(6)Unlock Bootloader, Root & TWRP 3.0.2-0

    DISCLAIMER:
    Rooting your phone and using custom Recoveries and ROM's have risks and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturers. In case of any mishap I am not responsible if you brick/ruin your phone in any way.
    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
    • ADB/Fastboot drivers (Install system wide)
    • Backed up contacts, apps or any other personal information. I recommend Super Backup
    • Windows PC, not tested on Linux but should work too.
    • All files in the attachment below respective to your device. They are not flashable zips, extract them to get your files.
      TWRP Pixi 4 (6)- Here
      TWRP Pixi 4 (5)- Here

    Unlocking Bootloader

    - Power on device and boot into Android.
    - Connect the device to PC through cable.
    - Go to settings -> about phone -> hit 7-8 times on "build number", congrats, you're now a developer!
    - Go to settings -> developer options -> hit USB debugging and press OK on the popup window. If the connection is working, one more popup is going to appear asking you to allow the connection, Tick the box "always allow from this computer" and press OK.
    - Enable OEM unlocking also located in developer options.
    - Open the command prompt window and check if the device is working properly by typing "adb devices". The serial number of your device should appear, so everything is OK!
    - Now, boot into fastboot typing "adb reboot bootloader". The device is going to reboot and boot into fastboot mode, waiting for command.
    - For the bootloader to be unlocked, you have to type "fastboot oem unlock". A warning message regarding bootloader unlocking should appear on the device, waiting for an answer. Press the volume+ key and the bootloader is now unlocked! WARNING! ALL DATA ON THE DEVICE IS GONNA BE WIPED, so backup your files before.
    - Wait for the wiping of the device to be finished and then you're ready to install the twrp custom recovery!

    Flashing TWRP 3.0.2-0

    Specific Root for Pixi 4 Plus Power (5023)
    For the Pixi 4 Plus Power (5023), you cannot flash the recovery using the commands below, you have to first boot the recovery with fastboot boot twrp-3.0.3-0-5023.img. Then make a backup of ALL your partitions then you root with this SuperSU. After rooting, reboot to the system and install a root explorer and go to the system partition and remove this file "recovery-from-boot.p". Copy the TWRP recovery (see attached post) to your sdcard/external, install flashify and flash the twrp-3.0.3-0-5023.img to get permanent root.

    - We must be in fastboot mode once again. You can either boot holding power button & vol down while the device is powered off, or type the command in the adb terminal "adb reboot-bootloader" while the device is connected to PC and is booted into Android.
    - Assuming that you are in fastboot mode and the device is connected to the PC, you open an adb terminal and type "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img". Because fastboot is installed system wide you can open a command window from where ever the recovery.img is located and flash it.
    - Congrats! You now have your twrp custom recovery installed.
    - Now if you would like to make a FULL TWRP backup before rooting then kindly do so now, no turning back after this :silly: .


    Rooting with phh's SuperUser

    - Download the zip file from here and copy it your internal storage or external storage.
    - Reboot to TWRP recovery via vol up and power or typing "adb reboot recovery" in the command window.
    - Go to Install, then find where you placed the superuser.zip file, tap on it then swipe to flash it.
    - Reboot your device then install this app. Enjoy root :D

    Credits

    @jemmini for the TWRP for the Pixi 4 (4) (5) and stock recovery
    @phhusson for his superuser.zip
    @Didho) for testing this method and confirming it works.
    @Proenkel for testing the TWRP for the Pixi 4 (5)
    @jimmay12345 for testing the TWRP for the Pixi 4 (5) and stock recovery
    @DarkShadeX for testing for the Pixi 4 (6)
    @kevios12 for the modified TWRP for the Pixi 4 (6)
    @ziadmz99- testing the root and TWRP for the Pixi 4 Plus Power (5023).
    If I forgot anyone, send a PM so I can add them here.
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    [GUIDE] Root Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 4 (5'') 5045x

    So here's the steps I used to root the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 4 (5'') 5045x

    Needed:
    MT6735M_Android_scatter.txt - attached
    CTR 6.6 Recovery - attached
    ChainFire SuperSU - attached
    SmartPhone Flash Tool - http://spflashtool.com/

    Steps:

    0) Copy "SR1-SuperSU-v2.78-SR1-20160915123031.zip" on your SD card for later flashing

    1) Start SP Flash Tool and on "Scatter-loading File" select the MT6735M_Android_scatter.txt you downloaded from here
    2) White and green lines should appear, control that everything is unticked and tick only the "recovery" line
    3) In the "Location" column of the "recovery" line choose "ctr-6.6-5045D-new.img" file. It's INSIDE the zip file here attached, don't flash zip directly!
    4) Press "Download" button
    5) Turn off your phone, pull off the battery and connect it to the PC USB port
    6) Phone should be detected by SPFT, the line at the bottom should become red first and then yellow and in the end a green circle should appear
    7) Now recovery should be flashed! Turn on phone on recovery mode (Power button + Volume UP)
    8) Flash Chainfire SuperSU either using ADB sideload or from SD
    9) REBOOT

    Now you should be rooted! :fingers-crossed:

    Kirito, let me know if something is wrong in this guide. Thanks again for your help! :good: