[Q] Alcatel OT-990 root and rom development

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tzivas31

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Jun 3, 2012
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It's me again with my new project CyanogenMod PerfoMix (stable, faster, better battery save and new UI) based on sources of CyanogenMod 7 and mixed with some futures from AOKP,CyanogenMod 9-10.1,CyanMobile,GingerDx and something else...all descriptions you can find and read by translater from 4pda (I have no time write it again on Eng)

All builds with latest version at here CyanogenMod PerfoMix


PS. I know this thread also dead, but GB never die :D

is this a new rom or just a mod? is this multilanguage? except that have 2.3..4 what else do we need to flash it? any link with gapps for this rom?or are already included?
 

tzivas31

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Jun 3, 2012
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It's new my rom based on CM7 with new features. You can only make wipe data/factory reset and flash via cwm recovery. Yes, it's multilang and gapps included.

These are great news!!! Gapps ready and multilang rom nice. Thanks for all the work that you have done for all of us because i saw how many roms you have done for this phone
 
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1vanK

Member
Jan 27, 2013
12
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root app

Is there any recommendation for app that could root alcatel ot990???
I`we tried with gingerbreak.apk, z4root.apk, rootme.apk, but none of them did actually root my phone....
the reason I'm looking for .apk file is that micro usb connector on my phone get loos, and I`ve managed to fix it somehow, but only charging is functioning in right way, my pc is not picking my phone when I connect cable, so I guess that not all of pins on micro usb connector are actually connected to phone motherboard in a right way....

thanks in advance for any suggestion or tip ....
 

Rishikumar

Member
Oct 25, 2011
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Visakhapatnam
Help me on bring back life to my mobile

I installed a Custom ROM in my Alcatel OT-990 by ClockWorkMod Recovery
and come to know it's the worst ROM also feels like using a bricked mobile, and I wasn't backup the generic stock firmware which is Gingerbread 2.3.4,
Now I Don't Want Any Custom Rom and don't know how to flash(Roll Back) stock GB firmware
but I have a Source Code and French stock firmware(2.3.4) and tried flashing by This Method but didn't worked and stops at booting aftewards

Now could somebody help me restoring the GB stock Firmware(2.3.4) or even Ubuntu OS [Only Stock and No Custom or Modified Roms PLEASE]
 

CyberianIce

Senior Member
That won't work for me here i already tried that but no use so im trying to get the stock image files to flash myself by cwm

Method i described one post above is ONLY method to restore all modified partitions (recovery.img, misc.img, fota.img boot.img, etc) to very stock state.

But, if you still have CWM you should flash this: MOD: Official FW V5H6-0 It is very similar to lastest official GB F/W, but prerooted and debloated. It is deodexed, but You can also reodex it if you whish with this tool.

Reminder
If your phone turning on by it self, just remove battery, press and hold POWER button while inserting battery back and release POWER button after battery is reinserted. Afterwards, try to enter recovery mode:

To enter Recovery:
Press and hold VOLUME+ and POWER buttons together, immediately after vibration release POWER and press and hold HOME while still holding VOLUME+, and after logo appear on screen you can release all buttons.

If you dont have CWM based recovery image on your phone, you should try flashing new one with fastboot through bootloader.

To enter Bootloader:
Press and hold VOLUME- and POWER buttons together, immediately after vibration release POWER. While in bootloader, screen should remain off but soft keyboard lit.
 
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0RBon

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Mar 6, 2013
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Well Done !

BOOTLOADER SUCCESSFULLY UPGRADED WITHOUT OTU!!!!!!!!! GINGERBREAD 2.3 BOOTED ON TELENOR ONE TOUCH SERBIA

WE HAVE A WORKING GINGERBREAD ON A TELENOR ONE TOUCH SERBIA!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP, ESPECIALLY qltsar, sigprof, gulyuk.s !!!!
***-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***
1. You need to install Alcatel Android Manager and One Touch Upgrade from THIS LINK. Find it in Download tab. All the drivers are here.
Also download and install Android SDK Tools. (SDK tools can be also downloaded from HERE). I have installed all these things so maybe you should too.
2. Download PACK1 and unpack it. Put these recovery-clockwork-4.0.1.5-ot990.img, RecoveryManager_v0.34b.apk and update.zip (dont unpack this archive) files in the root of SD card (this is in your mobile device).
3. Download PACK2 and unpack it on your computer. (WE WILL NEED THIS FOLDER IN STEP 7!!)
4. Download PACK3 and unpack it on your computer. (WE WILL NEED THIS FOLDER IN STEP 15!!!)
5. Shutdown the phone and then when its off enter the fastboot mode by holding the Volume Down and Power button at the same time. When you feel the vibration, release the Power button but hold the Volume Down a few seconds longer, dont let the android logo appear. Release the Volume Down button. The screen will be black, and you'll see the light from Options, Search, Back buttons of the phone.
6. Connect your phone with usb cable.
7. Find the folder where you unpacked the PACK2 archive from step 3. Double click on the install.bat and wait for process to finish. If everything is ok, the DOS prompt window will close and phone will reboot. He'll still be off, showing Battery charging.
8. Disconnect the usb cable and power on the phone. When you walk through the Setup process of the phone (Language, Google account etc.) you'll have a rooted 2.2 ROM on your phone.
9. Allow non-market applications to be installed by checking 'Unknown sources' in Settings/Applications, then go to File Manager and click on RecoveryManager_v0.34b.apk to install it.
10. When Recovery Manager is installed open it and go to Recovery tab, choose install recovery and when he shows you a recovery-clockwork-4.0.1.5-ot990.img select it. After he is done select the Reboot into Recovery option. Phone will reboot.
11. When phone enters a Recovery mode you will see something like this. (You are moving through the menu with Volume Up and Volume Down buttons and select with Home button.) Choose a second option apply sdcard:update.zip. Confirm this decision when he ask you to approve this action. Wait him to finish. When he is done choose reboot, i think its a first option.
12. Have patience, booting will be slow. At this point Gingerbread should be installed and offer you to choose a language. But after that when you try to select a keyboard he will probably give an error, something like 'android.process... blah blah..' and give you a force quit option. SHUT DOWN THE PHONE!
13. When the phone is off we are doing the step 5 again. Enter the fastboot mode!
14. Connect the usb cable!
15. Find the folder from step 4 where we extracted the PACK3 archive. Double click on the install.bat and wait him to finish. When it is done phone will reboot and start charging battery.
16. Disconnect the usb cable.
17. Power on the phone and go through the setup.

YOU ARE DONE!


THIS MANUAL WAS UPDATED ON 2012-04-17 PLEASE CONSIDER THIS INFORMATION IF YOU TRANSLATED IT OR POSTED ON OTHER WEB SITE. THANK YOU


Telenor Hungary 2.2 and 2.3 ROMS, FOTA Update.zip are provided by qltsar,
FOTAFLAG modem upgrade is provided by sigprof.

ONE MORE TIME, IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT THESE THINGS ARE THEN YOU SHOULD PROBABLY NOT DOING THIS!!


Great Job here !!!
Can we now have a Custom ROM installed ?
Which ones you suggest as start point ?

Thanks in advance !!

---------- Post added 6th August 2013 at 12:22 AM ---------- Previous post was 5th August 2013 at 11:47 PM ----------

How can I "install" this one ?
It will look GREAT on my phone !!

:D

I present you Jellybean Inspired Gingerbread for OT-990.

pqzflm2cemo1ov05g.jpg


Version 1.0
Change Log:

Code:
[FONT=Arial]-Based on qltsars QME Rom
-ICS Themed Apps
-Jellybean Wallpapers
-Pre-Rooted
-Jellybean Boot Animation
-Inverted Alcatel Splash Image
-Stock Gingerbread Lockscreen
-ICS Quick Settings Panel
-CRT Animation
-Invisible Lock Screen Widget
-Titanium Backup, Link2SD, SMS Backup & Restore, TTS Engine, Maps, etc....[/FONT]
Note: You must have Gingerbread 2.3.4 first

I'm not responsible for any damage in your device. Use everything at your own risk and only if you're sure you have the proper firmware!

Please check this thread first for upgrading your OT-990

Screenshots below:
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a1r6a7xky8j5xrv5g.jpg
1gu52wl7xwsln1l5g.jpg

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Download

Please click the Thanks button If you like my work or You may consider a little donation to help me inspire and continue working for updates:

Credits to: qltsar, gulyuk.s, [email protected] and gaboros for encouraging me about CWM.
 

Aleksa215

New member
Jun 18, 2013
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Belgrade
Recovery not working......

When i istalled recovery it said that unknown recovery was installed ive done all you said and when i reboot into recovery mode he just hard reset my phone and i lost all my apps.......
 

charwed

Senior Member
Jan 29, 2011
59
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porting jellybean launcher

It's new my rom based on CM7 with new features. You can only make wipe data/factory reset and flash via cwm recovery. Yes, it's multilang and gapps included.


Hello Gulyuk thanks for your perfomix rom v.20130703, i use that one because of multilanguage, dutch.
your newer roms does not have multilanguage support. the rom works realy smooth. i only miss the
jellybean launcher lockscreen that you have put in to the newer versions. is there a way to port that for version perfomix 20130703?.

Thanks for your work,

charwed
 

axm6

Member
Jun 22, 2012
25
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Selles sur Cher
Download this

Then unpack the archive and follow these steps:

  1. Turn your phone off
  2. Hold the volume - button and power button during 5 seconds
  3. Plug the USB cable to your phone (obviously connected to your computer)
  4. Go to the folder named "CWM recovery 5.0.2.8 alcatel ot990"
  5. And launch the file called "install.bat"
If you don't use windows, you have to add some steps, to install fastboot, and use the terminal, instead of just launch the "install.bat" file.
 
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gohanSS

Senior Member
Dec 7, 2010
372
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It's me again with my new project CyanogenMod PerfoMix (stable, faster, better battery save and new UI) based on sources of CyanogenMod 7 and mixed with some futures from AOKP,CyanogenMod 9-10.1,CyanMobile,GingerDx and something else...all descriptions you can find and read by translater from 4pda (I have no time write it again on Eng)

All builds with latest version at here CyanogenMod PerfoMix


PS. I know this thread also dead, but GB never die :D

I tried to insall it, and it actually is pretty smooth so far: the problem is that I get an error from the play store when downloading apps, about retrieving informations from server [RPC:S-5:AEC-0] :confused:

update: after another wipe now the error is gone. :D
 
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wooyadeen

Member
Nov 14, 2011
46
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Download this

Then unpack the archive and follow these steps:

  1. Turn your phone off
  2. Hold the volume - button and power button during 5 seconds
  3. Plug the USB cable to your phone (obviously connected to your computer)
  4. Go to the folder named "CWM recovery 5.0.2.8 alcatel ot990"
  5. And launch the file called "install.bat"
If you don't use windows, you have to add some steps, to install fastboot, and use the terminal, instead of just launch the "install.bat" file.

"The user hosting this content is out of bandwidth."

Can you provide alternate link?
 

roimarco

Senior Member
Sep 25, 2013
134
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Hi. I have successfully rooted my device. Actually, I have installed CWM first without root. Then, I flashed QME Rom. After some minutes, i flashed the CM9 With Android 4.0.4 ! That was very cool. Using it until now. But the camera doesnt work yet. Any updates? ;)

Sent from my Alcatel One Touch 990 running Android 4.0.4 [CM9] using xda app-developers app

---------- Post added at 10:38 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:34 AM ----------

Does CM7 requires Android 2.2? Can I flash it even i'm having 4.0.4? Need help.

Sent from my Alcatel One Touch 990 running Android 4.0.4 [CM9] using xda app-developers app
 

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    BOOTLOADER SUCCESSFULLY UPGRADED WITHOUT OTU!!!!!!!!! GINGERBREAD 2.3 BOOTED ON TELENOR ONE TOUCH SERBIA

    WE HAVE A WORKING GINGERBREAD ON A TELENOR ONE TOUCH SERBIA!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP, ESPECIALLY qltsar, sigprof, gulyuk.s !!!!
    ***-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***

    This is how I did it, step by step. I CHECKED THESE STEPS SEVERAL TIMES BUT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT I FORGOT SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!

    IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT ARE YOU DOING PLEASE DONT FOLLOW THIS MANUAL. I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BRICKED PHONES OR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR OWN ACTIONS. IT WORKED FOR ME AND IT'S DONE ONLY ON TELENOR ONE TOUCH SERBIA. ITS FUNCTIONALITY IS NOT FULLY TESTED YET, THERE COULD BE BUGS*!! YOU ARE DOING IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
    * currently known bugs: cant update preinstalled apps (gmail,search,youtube..) but this could be a google play problem

    YOU WILL ALSO LOSE YOUR WARRANTY!!!!!

    THESE STEPS WERE TESTED ON TELENOR BRANDED OT-990 WITH v53R-0 BUILD NUMBER ROM. THE PHONE WAS PREVIOUSLY UPDATED FROM v53H-0 to v53R-0 WITH OTU(ONE TOUCH UPGRADE) APPLICATION.

    BACKUP EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU PROCEED!!

    DO NOT PROCEED WITH STEPS IF ANYTHING DIFFERS FROM THIS MANUAL!!

    THESE ARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR WINDOWS 7, i did it on Win7 64bit

    1. You need to install Alcatel Android Manager and One Touch Upgrade from THIS LINK. Find it in Download tab. All the drivers are here.
    Also download and install Android SDK Tools. (SDK tools can be also downloaded from HERE). I have installed all these things so maybe you should too.
    2. Download PACK1 and unpack it. Put these recovery-clockwork-4.0.1.5-ot990.img, RecoveryManager_v0.34b.apk and update.zip (dont unpack this archive) files in the root of SD card (this is in your mobile device).
    3. Download PACK2 and unpack it on your computer. (WE WILL NEED THIS FOLDER IN STEP 7!!)
    4. Download PACK3 and unpack it on your computer. (WE WILL NEED THIS FOLDER IN STEP 15!!!)
    5. Shutdown the phone and then when its off enter the fastboot mode by holding the Volume Down and Power button at the same time. When you feel the vibration, release the Power button but hold the Volume Down a few seconds longer, dont let the android logo appear. Release the Volume Down button. The screen will be black, and you'll see the light from Options, Search, Back buttons of the phone.
    6. Connect your phone with usb cable.
    7. Find the folder where you unpacked the PACK2 archive from step 3. Double click on the install.bat and wait for process to finish. If everything is ok, the DOS prompt window will close and phone will reboot. He'll still be off, showing Battery charging.
    8. Disconnect the usb cable and power on the phone. When you walk through the Setup process of the phone (Language, Google account etc.) you'll have a rooted 2.2 ROM on your phone.
    9. Allow non-market applications to be installed by checking 'Unknown sources' in Settings/Applications, then go to File Manager and click on RecoveryManager_v0.34b.apk to install it.
    10. When Recovery Manager is installed open it and go to Recovery tab, choose install recovery and when he shows you a recovery-clockwork-4.0.1.5-ot990.img select it. After he is done select the Reboot into Recovery option. Phone will reboot.
    11. When phone enters a Recovery mode you will see something like this. (You are moving through the menu with Volume Up and Volume Down buttons and select with Home button.) Choose a second option apply sdcard:update.zip. Confirm this decision when he ask you to approve this action. Wait him to finish. When he is done choose reboot, i think its a first option.
    12. Have patience, booting will be slow. At this point Gingerbread should be installed and offer you to choose a language. But after that when you try to select a keyboard he will probably give an error, something like 'android.process... blah blah..' and give you a force quit option. SHUT DOWN THE PHONE!
    13. When the phone is off we are doing the step 5 again. Enter the fastboot mode!
    14. Connect the usb cable!
    15. Find the folder from step 4 where we extracted the PACK3 archive. Double click on the install.bat and wait him to finish. When it is done phone will reboot and start charging battery.
    16. Disconnect the usb cable.
    17. Power on the phone and go through the setup.

    YOU ARE DONE!


    THIS MANUAL WAS UPDATED ON 2012-04-17 PLEASE CONSIDER THIS INFORMATION IF YOU TRANSLATED IT OR POSTED ON OTHER WEB SITE. THANK YOU


    Telenor Hungary 2.2 and 2.3 ROMS, FOTA Update.zip are provided by qltsar,
    FOTAFLAG modem upgrade is provided by sigprof.

    ONE MORE TIME, IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT THESE THINGS ARE THEN YOU SHOULD PROBABLY NOT DOING THIS!!
    16
    Jellybean Inspired Gingerbread 1.0

    I present you Jellybean Inspired Gingerbread for OT-990.

    pqzflm2cemo1ov05g.jpg


    Version 1.0
    Change Log:

    Code:
    [FONT=Arial]-Based on qltsars QME Rom
    -ICS Themed Apps
    -Jellybean Wallpapers
    -Pre-Rooted
    -Jellybean Boot Animation
    -Inverted Alcatel Splash Image
    -Stock Gingerbread Lockscreen
    -ICS Quick Settings Panel
    -CRT Animation
    -Invisible Lock Screen Widget
    -Titanium Backup, Link2SD, SMS Backup & Restore, TTS Engine, Maps, etc....[/FONT]
    Note: You must have Gingerbread 2.3.4 first

    I'm not responsible for any damage in your device. Use everything at your own risk and only if you're sure you have the proper firmware!

    Please check this thread first for upgrading your OT-990

    Screenshots below:
    d82j4645le0nbp25g.jpg
    a1r6a7xky8j5xrv5g.jpg
    1gu52wl7xwsln1l5g.jpg

    3mryh3573oapzxg5g.jpg
    9alh69f057ousdl5g.jpg
    2ycwbf6su6ghw2k5g.jpg


    Download

    Please click the Thanks button If you like my work or You may consider a little donation to help me inspire and continue working for updates:

    Credits to: qltsar, gulyuk.s, [email protected] and gaboros for encouraging me about CWM.
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    Android 4.0 ICS Themed QME Rom

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    - ICS Spinners
    - ICS Notification
    - ICS Progress Bars
    - ICS Themed Framework
    - ICS Digital and Analog Clock
    - ICS Toggle Buttons
    - Adobe Flash Player
    - Reduced Large Font size
    - Cyanogen Mod MMS = more options than standard mms.apk
    - Link2SD, PicoTTS and Google Search
    - Based on Pre-Rooted QME Rom by Qltsar
    - Sergey's Kernel 2 for QME
    - Modded Boot Image to match the Stock Animation
    - Ported didije's customization on settings.apk
    - Semi Transparent Phone and Contacts background
    - Added ICS Background for the framework

    Screenshots:
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    Credits to: Qltsar, Gulyuk, and didije
    Thanks to qltsar for letting me use his QME Rom.

    Flash VIA CWM


    Note: You must have Gingerbread 2.3.4 first, also you might encounter some white font on white background on some apps, this are not bugs but, color setting from framework-res styles.

    I'm not responsible for any damage in your device. Use everything at your own risk and only if you're sure you have the proper firmware!

    Please check this thread first for upgrading your OT-990



    Download: ICS_QME_Lite

    Press the THANKS button.:good:

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    All the informations displayed here are from different users on this thread.
    I am not responsible for any damage your phone might suffer.
    I am not responsibile for bricked phone, annoying people asking for video tutorials (If you need so, Root IS NOT FOR YOU), death of Steve job, bad weather, etc.

    How to Manually Root the Alcatel OT-990 (complicated way.. Linux/MacOSX/Windows)

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=17307501&postcount=15

    How to Root the Alcatel OT-990 (Windows only)

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18529393&postcount=55

    How to Manually Install custom recovery (ClockwordMod)

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18440726&postcount=48

    Stock ROMs for Alcatel one touch 990

    http://blog.podtwo.com/android/rom/Alcatel ot990 Stock ROMs.html

    Drivers for Windows

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=17990459&postcount=28

    How to Manually UN-Root the Alcatel OT-990

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18438681&postcount=47
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    I updated first post with all your answers and I am trying to summarize everything.

    • TRANSLATION OF THE FRENCH FORUM.

    Source: http://forum.hardware.fr/hfr/gsmgpspda/smartphone/unique-alcatel-990-sujet_23348_1.htm

    I never tested it, please use it at your own risks.

    ClockworkMod Recovery :

    1) Download recovery img; LINK
    2) Copy it at the root of your SDCard
    3) Download "Recovery Manager"from the Android Market or from This APK
    4) Open "Recovery Manager"
    5) Choose "Recovery" tab, then "Install Recovery" and pick the correct file in "recovery-clockwork-4.0.1.5-ot990.img" (Fron SDCard)
    6) Restart your phone

    Launch ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) :
    1) Open "Recovery Manager"
    2) Go in "Recovery " Tab
    3) Choose "Reboot into Recovery"

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