Friday, November 16, 2012

Rooting Alcatel Ot 918

    Alcatel OTToday I am going to show you how you can root the new alcatel Ot 918 (M/N/D inclusinve). The access to the root directory is not a universal process. I tried rooting it using Z4root, Superoneclick but non of the worked. So i visited the xda forums (one of my favourite) and got this method done by some guy called Blue Something
You willl need the following tools
  • Flash tool. You can download it here
  • Alcatel Ot 918 Device driver. Download here
  • Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip. Download here
  • Scatter retriever file. Download here
  • Custom recovery. Download here
  • Winrar or winzip (Google)
Rooting Procedure
  • Extract the files into one folder for convinience (Ignore any errors)
  • Install the Alcatel divers from the extracted directory
  • Make sure your phone battery is full and turn off your phone adn connect it via USB
  • Run the flashtool. Select options>USB mode
  • Click on the scatter loading file. Choose the scatter file from the extracted directoryScatter tool
  • Check the recovery button and locate the recovery image from the extracted directory
Flash Tool
  • Ensure nothing else is checked 
  • Click on the download button and wait for some time as the custom recovery is installed
  • After the procees is complete, you will get a "Download Ok" dialog box

  • Disconnect your device and press volume up and power at the same time
  • Select "Flash from SD" adn choose Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip
  • Confirm the update and after its done reboot your phone
  • EVERYTHING IS DONE, YOUR PHONE IS NOW ROOTED
UPDATE
Download the clockworkmod recovery version5028 from this link. Copy the file on the root SD directory and flash from the current recovery. It offers more features and provides a sure way of flashing.

DISCLAIMER
I do not claim any responsibility on the damages done on your phone

31 comments:

  1. this didn't work at all for me. it is giving an error message after i click the download button. why is this?

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  2. Thanks. It worked.Using xp

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  3. Just began learning how to root android devices. With this page (and a few others), I have managed to root Alcatel 918M and Alcatel 918N. Thank you!

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  4. the link for custom recovery is not working...pls put some other link.

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  5. which driverpack should i install?there are three folders

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  6. Smart Phone Flash Tool

    SP FLASH TOOL ERROR : ( 8100 )

    [Android UsB] Can not find USB sport !
    [HINT]

    1.Lack of battery power for your target.
    2.Hardware problem of your cable.
    3.There is a leakage of usb hub if you are using a usb hub.
    4.You do not install ush driver for android download yet.
    Please check above items or catch Sp Flash Tools logs and UART4 LOG

    1.my phone battery totally full charge.
    2.i dont thinks so.
    3.i dont know.
    4. i install PL 2303 WIN 7,DRIVERS MTK 6516 XP except PL2303 WIN VISTA cause for vista os only

    Help please...

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  7. It worked out for me on Windows 8.Phone Batterey at 99%.Check on your drivers if they dont work Drivers.
    Great Job thanks a million.

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  8. Well i cant make it to work...Smart Phone Flash Tool

    SP FLASH TOOL ERROR : ( 8100 )

    [Android UsB] Can not find USB sport !
    [HINT]

    1.Lack of battery power for your target.
    2.Hardware problem of your cable.
    3.There is a leakage of usb hub if you are using a usb hub.
    4.You do not install ush driver for android download yet.
    Please check above items or catch Sp Flash Tools logs and UART4 LOG

    It gives me this..

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  9. i cannot locate the scatter files from the 'open scatter file' dialogue box ( they are invicible) after i click on the 'scatter loading' option... please help

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  10. how can i unroot the phone?

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  11. Thank you very much! After all those software tools I downloades that didn't work, finally I manage to root my 918D!

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  12. Why does it's not working and this thing keep on appearing?

    SP FLASH TOOL ERROR : ( 8100 )

    [Android UsB] Can not find USB sport !
    [HINT]

    1.Lack of battery power for your target.
    2.Hardware problem of your cable.
    3.There is a leakage of usb hub if you are using a usb hub.
    4.You do not install ush driver for android download yet.
    Please check above items or catch Sp Flash Tools logs and UART4 LOG

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  13. My phone will not find superuser file on sdcard. What can I do?

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  14. this doesnt work

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  15. dsp_bl putting this img path will help?.. wat do u think bro?

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  16. Hey guyz.. I sold this phone i have the new yolo by safaricom. I will support you where i can. this error: (SP FLASH TOOL ERROR : ( 8100 )

    [Android UsB] Can not find USB sport !
    [HINT]

    1.Lack of battery power for your target.
    2.Hardware problem of your cable.
    3.There is a leakage of usb hub if you are using a usb hub.
    4.You do not install ush driver for android download yet.
    Please check above items or catch Sp Flash Tools logs and UART4 LOG) only occurs when the drivers are not installed. Try reinstalling the drivers then restart the computer before connecting your phpone. if it refuses try several times it will work

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  17. @lukkitt yeah bro that error is really annoying.. :D
    it always happen everytime..

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  18. hey guyz
    would you mind to share a downlink for a custom rom for alcatel 918

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  19. im own dis phn 918n n im experiencin a prob wid start it doz nt pass da boot logo n it keeps on restartin

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  20. Akshay Puranik try restoring using the alcatel oT upgrade software

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  21. can this really work with alcatel ot 918????

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  23. I've been trying the root procedure. The flashing worked perfectly. But when I restart my phone, it doesn't show me the option "Flash from SD". The most similar option it shows is "apply update from sdcard". When I select this and after this the zip file copied to my sd card before, I get the following error:

    "E: fialed to verify whole-file signature E:signature verification failed Signature verification failed Installation aborted"

    Do you have an idea what went wrong?

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  24. Check i have updated a new reocvery. you can flash using this recovery. I think you are using the stock recovery

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  25. pls help...scatter retriver file not working...ASAP!!

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  26. pls help..flash tool failed to create xml doc..

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  27. Josh Smith please download the scatter tool again and use the scatter i uploaded

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  28. umhh.. i hav a problem it says "RECOVERYis checked but without path"


    help pls

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