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

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ideasfever

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Alcatel Lume A466T backlight bug

Sorry to somewhat necro this thread,
i have a Alcatel Lume and your Pixi4 4 recovery and Roms Work on it,with one bug
the back-light of the LCD acts like the notification light instead of an actual Back-light which is weird to say the least.
if anyone here know how to either fix this or provide a stock rom of the alcatel Lume,it would be great.
 

jeffagogo

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Rooting the Optus X Play 3G (Alcatel Pixi 4034X) as of March 2019

The Optus X Play is a base model Optus smart phone sold across Australia which is otherwise an Alcatel Pixi 4034x. Its specs are low featuring a tiny 2Gb user space and a barely adequate 512Mb of RAM running Android version 6.0. On the plus side it does have the quad core MediaTek MT6580 @ 1.3Ghz. Performance is sluggish as expected and the preloaded bloatware seems to make it worse. So slow this phone is I've found it almost impossible the answer a call, as the by the time phone rings the person making the call has hung up. The good news is that as of March 2019 many Aussie retailers are now heavily discounting this phone to clear the shelves for new models... and you can pick these up for song if you keep your eyes open. These phones can be successfully rooted and bloatware removed resulting in a substantial performance boost and is a great phone to experiment with.

Rooting Procedure

The use of phh Superuser and Chainfires SuperSu as described in previous posts is now obsolete in my opinion. The way to go now is to use Magisk but still with custom bootloader TWRP. One click rooting solutions such as KingoRoot or Kingroot etc simply don't work with this model of Optus Alcatel, so forget it.

Software required for Rooting:

* 15 Second ADB installer
* Alcatel Mobile upgrade Ver 5.2.1
* MagiskManager-v7.0.0.apk
* Magisk-v18.1.zip
* twrp-3.2-4034x.img

Download these files here: (oops cannot send link because I'm a new user)

1. Enable Developer Options: Goto Settings >> About phone: Tap 7 times on Build Number. You are now a developer.
2. Go back and goto Developer Options >> Enable OEM Unlocking and turn ON USB Debugging.
3. Install 15 Second ADB installer on your PC / Laptop (as provided in the package of software)
4. Plug in USB cable to PC and phone.
5. Goto Windows command prompt (Admin) and type: adb devices
You should see:
* daemon not running. Starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemaon started successfully *
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Unauthorized
6 .Goto the phone. A pop up box should appear: Allow USB debugging? Click "YES" and also the check box "Always allow from this computer"
7. Enter Fastboot mode by entering the command: adb reboot bootloader Phone reboots into fastboot mode.
8. Check connection: fastboot devices (This is similar to the ADB command).
9. Unlock the bootloader: fastboot oem unlock
10. Press volume up key to accept.
11. Check its unlocked: fastboot getvar all (or fastboot getvar unlocked)
12. Remove USB cable and power off phone by removing battery.

13. Put battery back in but don't turn on.
14. Install the Alcatel Mobile Upgrade Tool Ver 5.2.1 on your PC / Laptop (as provided in my software download)
15. Click on the Alcatel Mobile Upgrade. Select 4034 model
16. Click "Start" on the Upgrade Software and follows the instructions it gives.
Notes:
-Make sure your phone is fully charged.
- You will need an internet connect for the firmware to be downloaded
- Interestingly after the first time the firmware has been downloaded, it's stored on your PC for future use. This saves a lot of time if experimenting and you softbrick your phone many times.
- Be patient. This may take 10 mins or so to complete.
- This software is so good, it makes me want to buy more Alcatels :) Send thanks to Alcatel in the feedback.

7. Disconnect USB cable. Power up Optus X Play 4034x. After the upgrade, first boot takes around 8 mins to complete.
8. Click through the usual first time setup procedure.
9. Goto Developer Options again as per step 1 and turn ON USB Debugging. Check OEM Unlocking is still turned on. Bingo! You need not worry about the dreaded soft bricking issue so many other people have experienced when rooting this model phone.
11. Plug in USB cable to PC and phone
11. Goto Windows command prompt (Admin) and type: adb devices (again allow ADB authorisation on the phone)
12. adb push Magisk-v18.1.zip /sdcard/
13. adb push MagiskManager-v7.0.0.apk /sdcard/

14. Enter Fastboot mode by entering the command: adb reboot bootloader
15: Phone reboots into fastboot mode
15a Check connection: fastboot devices
16. Install TWRP: fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.2-4034x.img
17. Reboot phone: fastboot reboot
18. Hold down power & volume up to boot into TWRP
19. Swipe to enter main menu in TWRP
20. Select Install
21. Select Magisk-v18.1.zip
22. Swipe to confirm Flash
23. Select reboot. Phone reboots normally.
24. Goto Settings >>Security >> Unknown sources (to allow installation of APK's from unknown source)
25. Goto file manager >> click on Installers >> cick on MagiskManager-v7.0.0.apk and install it.
26. Open Magisk Manager, Your Optus X Play is now Rooted :)

Notes:
If you root the phone without a simcard installed and then decide install a simcard after rooting, you may end up in boot loop "Android is starting". Not sure why this happens and the only way around this is to repeat the whole process with simcard installed.
 
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ideasfever

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jeffagogo ,Thank you your tool just saved my Alcatel Lume : D
i wanna see if i can Adapt the Pixi 4(4) to fix the back-light issue : D
 

ideasfever

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its all thanks to you and "Alcatel Mobile upgrade Ver 5.2.1"
that one restored it to stock identical to what was before.

now onto how to copy the configs for the back-light so that it does not glitch in the roms the pixi 4 (4) has.
edit :
the Alcatel Lume Can use ALL Pixi 4 (4) Roms with one Glitch.
the Lume has no Notification Light,so when the Lume uses a Pixi 4 (4) Rom ,the back light(the Screen) acts like the notification light.
 
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jeffagogo

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its all thanks to you and "Alcatel Mobile upgrade Ver 5.2.1"
that one restored it to stock identical to what was before.

now onto how to copy the configs for the back-light so that it does not glitch in the roms the pixi 4 (4) has.
edit :
the Alcatel Lume Can use ALL Pixi 4 (4) Roms with one Glitch.
the Lume has no Notification Light,so when the Lume uses a Pixi 4 (4) Rom ,the back light(the Screen) acts like the notification light.

Yes the Alcatel Mobile upgrade software is worth its weight in gold. And good to know it supports a stack of Alcatel phone models as well. It's the one redeeming aspect of having an Alcatel phone. (Though it can be restored by other methods, the upgrade software is easier to use!)
 
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ideasfever

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i've tried your Magisk's Method to root and it works on Alcatel Lume too,and i did test alot of Pixi 4 (4) Roms and TWRP/CWM Recovery(i prefer TWRP),
everything works except the Back-light which i wanna find how to fix(and also use a Rom that's at-least without the Bloat for once).
 

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Need Help Unlocking bootloader on Alcatel Pixi 4 (5) 5045Y

The operating system just restarts itself every time I try to access the bootloader via recovery mode. The same thing happens if I try to access Fastboot mode with the hardware buttons. I've tried to unlock the bootloader by installing various ADB/fastboot drivers and running terminal commands. ADB commands such as "adb devices" seem to work fine. However, when I try to use fastboot commands such as "Fastboot devices" and "fastboot oem unlock", the terminal just says "waiting for device". I still can't find any drivers that will help my computer detect Fastboot :confused:

- I've tried turning on USB debugging
- I've tried turning on OEM unlocking.
- I've tried factory resetting the phone to access the bootloader
- I've tried software updating the phone
- I've tried rooting my phone with Kingroot
- I've tried google searching google for adb and fastboot drivers for my specific phone model

My ultimate goal is to root the device but it will be hard without an unlocked bootloader :(
 

jeffagogo

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Check the status of the boot loader lock (fastboot getvar unlocked).

If its unlocked then use the Alcatel mobile upgrade tool to do a factory restore, then proceed with the rooting process from there.
 

Texturiser

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Check the status of the boot loader lock (fastboot getvar unlocked).

If its unlocked then use the Alcatel mobile upgrade tool to do a factory restore, then proceed with the rooting process from there.

Thanks for your reply!

The bootloader somehow unlocked itself after I flashed a different stock rom (orange rise51) that is compatible with my Pixi 4 (5) 5045Y (which can be found HERE.) It was impossible for me to access the bootloader with the stock rom that came with my phone, until now. :victory:

According to Kirito, twrp 3.0.3.0, twrp 3.0.2.0 CTR 6.6 are supposed to work on 5045 (4G) devices. However, they all cause a bootloop for 5045Y and Orange Rise 51. I have searched everywhere on the internet for a solution to no avail. I also cannot find a way to root my device without a custom recovery. I've tried kingroot, iroot, kingoroot so far. Please help
 
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Jl25

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How to install Twrp Recovery in my device "Alcatel Pixi 4 (7) Wifi"
Because i think you dont post a file for my device. THANKS!
 

hhan2220

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My PIXI(4) - MT6735 was bought about a year ago, and usb/adb connectivity was disabled by default . so may be it is worth adding these pre-steps below for unrooted PIXI 4 phones with newer stock & recovery roms.

- boot into stock recovery by pressing power + vol up keys
- select enable adb (you will then get a prompt to reset the phone)
- Reboot to bootloader
When the phone stats
- go to settings and select factory reset phone and wait for the phone to reboot itself.
- enable developer options and then usb debugging.



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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somnomania

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I've got a Pixi 4 (4.5) 4060W, which I gather has a Qualcomm chipset instead of the one mentioned in this thread. I can't really find anything anywhere about how to root this model, although I've found a couple of things that claim to be able to root anything with a Qualcomm chipset. Are those considered safe, or should I pass?
 

amedeh123

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I have scoured this topic and found no solution.
SIM card is not recognized, and all ROMs seem to have a lot of bloatware preinstalled for some reason? Like some weird browsers, Telegram, Google crap......

Is there also a custom ROM without bloatware? How do I safely go back to stock? I really need this phone functional again ASAP.....

Is there ANY way to fix the SIM card issue at all so I can at least use it????????

EDIT: its a 5045J, and I installed 5045 cm13, mokee and RR, nothing worked.
 
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Lavorther

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Does anyone have an official stock rom for the 8050D? I saw one or two were linked in this thread but those links are dead now. I did something wrong while following the guide for my phone, and the recovery stopped working. I looked for a stock rom online and flashed it, but that bricked my device. Even the Alcatel Mobile Upgrade tool doesn't allow me to restore it anymore. I can, however, still write to it with the SP_flash_tool, so if I can get a proper stock rom it should (hopefully) allow me to return my phone to a working state. I tried a lot of the stock roms provided online, but none worked.
 

Lucidioebb

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Ok i followed the directions and i was able to flash TWRP custom recovery on my Pixi 4 5045A. Of course the next step was root and custom ROM. I used this:

download links for lineage os 14.1 pixi 4 5 4g (5045)
= https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=1322778262904016666

---------- Post added at 02:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:53 PM ----------

i will port aosp extend rom to coming soon,, :fingers-crossed: just for pixi 4 5 4g (5045) users

Now my phone don' t recognize the sim card. Before flashing the ROM i didi a backup for NVRAM, PROINFO and various things with TWRP, however restoring the backup didn't solve the problem. Then searching in this tread i found this post:

https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=74817027&postcount=2632

But i cant back to stock... Alcatel Uograde Tool returns a server error, so using SPTF to backup and restore can't be done.
Also noted that IMEI number is missing and fiind this:

https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=74839713&postcount=2651

Followed instructions but ToolHero app stays "thinking" (circle spinning) and do nothing.
I downloaded a stock firmware and tried to flash with SPTF without success (ROM Change error (or something) and ask to wipe)

I'm believing i'm out of options... so i decided to post this...

I can't resolve IMEI missing so my phone don't recognize sim card and i can't go back to stock....:(

Please help...:confused:
 

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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.


BACKUP! BACKUP! BACKUP! ROM BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE

Requirements
  • You must be rooted.
  • You must have a custom recovery installed.
  • You must have experience flashing but if not, feel free to ask questions before flashing.

Features
  • Android Nougat with CM features
  • Stable

Not working
  • Let me know so I can update this

Bugs
  • Let me know so I can update this

Installation
  • Download : Yandex
  • Download Gapps from OpenGapps: http://opengapps.org/, choose ARM and Android 6.0.1
  • Boot to recovery
  • Wipe data/factory reset, wipe system, wipe cache
  • Install rom then gapps
  • Reboot

Credits
[email protected]

Hello @kirito9 and thank you for your work on the Pixi series !

This ROM here only has english and russian as languages. Would you know of any way to add french too*(any other LineageOS/CyanogenMod ROM is totally fine too) ?
 

Lucidioebb

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Ok i followed the directions and i was able to flash TWRP custom recovery on my Pixi 4 5045A. Of course the next step was root and custom ROM. I used this:



Now my phone don' t recognize the sim card. Before flashing the ROM i didi a backup for NVRAM, PROINFO and various things with TWRP, however restoring the backup didn't solve the problem. Then searching in this tread i found this post:

https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=74817027&postcount=2632

But i cant back to stock... Alcatel Uograde Tool returns a server error, so using SPTF to backup and restore can't be done.
Also noted that IMEI number is missing and fiind this:

https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=74839713&postcount=2651

Followed instructions but ToolHero app stays "thinking" (circle spinning) and do nothing.
I downloaded a stock firmware and tried to flash with SPTF without success (ROM Change error (or something) and ask to wipe)

I'm believing i'm out of options... so i decided to post this...

I can't resolve IMEI missing so my phone don't recognize sim card and i can't go back to stock....:(

Please help...:confused:

Okay. I was able to return to stock using SPFT and a ROM (different from the original of my service provider of my pixi 5045A but functional). I had some problems and SPFT gave me some errors performing the process (I had to format the smartphone from SPFT using the "format whole flash except bootloader" option and then perform the flash by unchecking the preloader option).
At the end mi Pixi 4 is functional again.
However, for some reason now I cannot install TWRP Recovery. SPFT gives me an error about the MPT and asks me to format from SPFT.
From previous experience, I know that when formatting from SPFT I will lose the stock ROM and will have to repeat the whole procedure again.
It has been a pleasant adventure but I will settle for my ROM stock (and its bloatware) since I do not want to go on trying to find solutions.
As always thanks to this generous community and its contributions. Keep up the great work you have been doing.
I hope that my experience helps other users and I get in order to explain the process that I summarized in these lines.

P.S. With the ROM stock I return my IMEI number.

P.S. I will return to XDA when I have another smartphone to experiment with ...
 

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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.
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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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    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: