How To: Root And Install TWRP Recovery On A Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

Last updated: October 5th 2017.

The Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

These days it is no longer impossible to get a good smartphone on a tight budget.  Many manufacturers such as Lenovo, One Plus and Alcatel provide great smartphones at low and mid-range prices.

Alcatel’s One Touch Idol 3 5.5 is one device that offers high-end features at a reasonable price.  The  Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of Android.

While the manufacturer specs of the One Touch Idol 3 are great, if you are an Android power user, you will still want to go beyond manufacturer set limits.  To do so, you need to have root access and a custom recovery on it.  In this post, we’re going to show you how you can root and install TWRP custom recovery on a Alcatel One Touch Idol 3.

The first thing you will need to do, and that this guide will show you how to do, is unlock the bootloader of your device.  Then, we are going to show you how to root a Alactel One Touch Idol 3 5.5 with model number 6045.  Finally, we will show you how to install custom recovery.  Follow along.

Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, roms and to root your phone can result in bricking your device.  Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers.  Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility.  In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.

Unlock Alcatel One Touch Idol 3’s Bootloader

Step 1: First you need to download and install Alcatel USB drivers.

Step 2: Next you need to download this zip file and then extract it to a folder on your desktop.

Step 3: Enable USB debugging mode on your device and then connect it to your PC.

Step 4: You will be prompted for permission, allow it.

Step 5: Go to the folder from step 2.

Step 6: Holding the shift key, right click with your mouse on any empty area in the folder. Click on “Open Command Prompt/Window Here”.

Step 7: In command prompt, enter the following  commands

  • adb reboot-bootlaoder – to reboot your device in bootloader mode.
  • fastboot -i 0x1bbb devices – to verify that your device is connected in fastboot mode.
  • fastboot -i 0x1bbb  oem device-info – Provides you with your device’s bootloader info
  • fastboot -i 0x1bbb oem unlock – Unlock device’s bootloader
  • fastboot -i 0x1bbb reboot – The command to reboot your device.

Installing TWRP recovery and rooting Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

Step 1: Download TWRP recovery.img file .  Copy it to the same folder you created in step 2 of the guide above.

Step 2: Download SuperSu.zip . Copy it to phone’s internal storage.

Step 3: Enable device’s USB debugging mode and connect it to PC.

Step 4: You will be prompted for permission, allow it.

Step 5: Go to the folder in step 2.

Step 6: Holding the shift key, right click with your mouse on any empty area in the folder. Click on “Open Command Prompt/Window Here”.

Step 7: In the command prompt, enter the following commands

  • adb reboot-bootlaoder – to reboot your device in bootloader mode.
  • fastboot -i 0x1bbb flash recovery recovery.img – to flash TWRP recovery.

.Step 8: When TWRP recovery has been flashed.  Reboot the device.

Step 9: Disconnect device from PC .

Step 10: Now reboot device in TWRP recovery by first turning if off then  turning it on by pressing the volume up and power button or the volume up, volume down and power button.

Step 11: In TWRP recovery, tap “Install” and find the copied SuperSu.zip file. Select file and swipe finger to flash.

Step#13: When TWRP has flashed the file, reboot device and go to app drawer.  Check that SuperSu is in the app drawer. You can also verify root access by using the Root Checker application which is available on the Google Play store.

So this is how you unlock the boot loader, root and install a custom recovery on an Alcatel One Touch Idol 3, you can, however, root your device without installing custom recovery.

Root Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Without Install Custom Recovery

  1. Download zip file and extract content on your PC.
  2. Connect your device to PC. Pull down notification bar on phone and select “MTP” mode.
  3. Run Root.bat file from extracted folder.
  4. The device will reboot twice while rooting. Just wait for it to root. Once done, check that SuperSu is in app drawer.
  5. That’s all.

 

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JR

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