Here’s how you can download the official Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2 7040N stock ROM (firmware) flash file on your computer. Once you’ve unzipped the package, you can then flash it using the instructions below.

One of the most appealing things Android has going for it is it’s known as a customizable operating system. This is very different to leading competitors in the market, such as Apple, for instance, that is known as offering a very locked-down-to-Apple-environment user experience.

And it’s true: there are lots of things you can do to tweak the Android environment around: remove its default applications, start using any of the applications that are reserved for root users, even go as far as completing changing the ROM for some custom software. All of this carried out with not only Android not stopping it but seemingly not really caring about it either. This is because Android seems to have some respect for the fact that you own the device so you should be able to do what you want with it—just don’t expect the warranty claims to be looked after should something go wrong. It makes investing in a second-hand Android handset a little risky, but apart from that, there are no real issues here.

If you are someone who has customized the Android operating system in any way, you might be looking to go back to using the stock ROM again—the way your carrier or manufacturer intended you to use Android. That would mean no root access, no custom recovery image, and no custom ROM anymore.

If you do have any of those three things installed at the moment, it’s always advised that you don’t accept over-the-air software updates if you have the chance to install them. Instead what you need to do is get back to stock by flashing the firmware manually, using the right flashing tool that can work for your manufacturer and system chip.

Accepting OTA updates, especially if you have a custom recovery image or root access that has then lead to you making some system partition changes, can result in unexpected behavior when you go back to the stock ROM. The developers of things like custom recoveries or rooting files don’t ever announce that flashing firmware manually is entirely safe either, but they do make a point of letting everyone know the risks of installing OTAs. If you wanted to play it completely safe, they say you should stick with custom software after system partition changes.

For more information on what makes system partition changes, use a search engine such as Google.

What Is Android Firmware?

Firmware is the operating system and its applications that control how the smartphone or tablet that runs on Android operates. While you may see the words “software update available” on your device’s display, we call it firmware to highlight its close relationship with the device manufacturers hardware.

If you prefer technical jargon, firmware is the specific programming that gets written to a device’s non-volatile memory. The firmware gets added to the device during the manufacturing process and is the middleman in helping software run on the hardware. Firmware can be written as read-only memory (ROM), erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM), or flash memory.

The Android operating system is more open than much of its competitors in iOS, Windows 10 Mobile, and Tizen. You always get firmware running on your device out of the box, but if you do not like it, you can swap it over with custom firmware or other firmware versions that were made for your device. This flexibility helps with troubleshooting, or if you know you would prefer a different Android version that was made available.

Why Reinstall Stock Firmware?

Did you think you may need to restore the stock firmware on your device? Here are some of the things that you can achieve with stock firmware files:

  • Upgrade or downgrade the version of Android on your device
  • Fix common mobile device-related problems, such as unbearable bugs in the software
  • Remove custom recovery images such as TWRP
  • Unroot the Android operating system, regardless of what method/tool you may have used to get root access
  • Unbrick your smartphone or tablet
  • Reinstall the operating system
  • Fix invalid IMEI problems

Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2 7040N Firmware Flash File Download Links

The firmware can be downloaded directly onto a computer. After extracting the file, you can then upload it to a flashing tool that is also on the computer. Here is where you can download the firmware file:

File Name: Alcatel_OneTouch_Fierce_2_7040N_2CE4US1_C6E.zip

Android Version: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Firmware LinkDownload flash file


Updated Flashing Instructions: You can install this version of the firmware by using the Engineering Software Download Tool.

Note: Once you have flashed the firmware, you may need to use the SN Write Tool to write and flash the IMEI number back on your smartphone or tablet. Having no IMEI won’t prevent you from using the device; rather, it will mean you can’t check a device’s IMEI number, which is a unique identification number that prevents theft and proves the authenticity of a device.

How to Flash Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2 7040N Stock ROM Using Smartphone Flash Tool

Caution:
The following tutorial is now deprecated. Please refer to the updated flashing instructions shown above instead.

To install the Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2 7040N firmware, you need to use a flashing tool that works for your manufacturer and run it on a computer. One flashing tool that works for this smartphone is the Smartphone Flash Tool. Here is how to use it:

Notes:

  • Back Up Your Data. You should always back up your data before you begin flashing new firmware files to your smartphone or tablet. All of your pictures, music, videos, documents, etc. should be still on your device after you have updated the firmware, but you may need to restore the contacts and applications from a backup.
  • Wipe Cache and Factory Reset. Some people claim that taking a factory reset isn’t necessary after updates, but at the very least you should wipe the system cache after installing new firmware. This way you can help eliminate any performance issues and battery draining bugs. Taking a factory reset is the best way of avoiding common problems many users face after applying software updates.

Before We Begin

  • Make sure you have:
    • A desktop computer or laptop that is running on a version of the Windows or Linux operating system (ideally Windows 10 but at least Windows 7).
      • Note: The Windows and Linux SP Flash Tool files are separate files. If you have Windows, make sure you download the version for Windows. Likewise, if you have Linux, make sure you download the version for Linux.
    • A USB data cable that allows you to connect your smartphone or tablet to the computer.
    • The scatter loading file/files you want to flash to the smartphone or tablet.
  • You need to install USB drivers on the computer that allows for your smartphone or tablet to connect with the flashing tool. Several drivers can achieve this. If the drivers in the tutorial do not work for your device, try getting in contact with your smartphone’s manufacturer via an official website or phone number, or use a driver that works for MTK-based chipsets.
  • We recommend backing up the smartphone or tablet before getting started. The SP Flash Tool is a reliable tool, but whenever you are installing firmware—regardless of the tool—it is possible you may want to restore the old version of your device. You can only do that from a backup.
  • You need to download a version of the SP Flash Tool during the tutorial. You should always download the latest version of the tool. If that version does not work, try using an older version. Latest versions of tools have the best chance of being compatible.

1. Download the SP Flash Tool onto your computer and then extract the file by right-clicking on it > clicking Extract from the menu so you can use it.

2. Download the official OEM USB driver for your manufacturer onto your computer, or try using the Android USB driver or Universal ADB driver if your OEM is not listed.

3. Turn off the smartphone by long-pressing the Power button.

Some experts recommend removing the battery if your smartphone comes with a removable battery. Most newer smartphones do not come with removable batteries so you will not be able to do it. Since most people use the flashing tool without removable batteries, it is fine for you to use the tool without having removed your battery.

4. Download the stock firmware or custom firmware that you want to install on your smartphone or tablet and then extract the file by right-clicking on it > clicking Extract from the menu so you can use it.

5. Double-click on the SP Flash Tool application that is found within the folder you extracted in the previous step.

If you get a message from Windows stating that “Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk” click on the More info link and then click on Run anyway to open the file.

Flash Tool app in File Explorer
This is how the Smartphone Flash Tool, aka the SP Flash Tool, appears in File Explorer/Windows Explorer after you have extracted the file. Note the pictured icon, as well as the fact it is listed as an “application” in the Type column.

6. From the SP Flash Tool’s interface, click on the Download tab. (click to enlarge screenshot below)

SP Flash Tool Download tab
The Smartphone Flash Tool can sometimes open with the Download tab already selected, depending on your version of the tool. If you get the welcome screen instead, you will need to click on the Download tab instead.

7. From the Download tab, click on the Choose button next to the Scatter-loading File area. (click to enlarge screenshot below)

Scatter-loading File -- Choose
The “Scatter-loading File” name is listed to the left side of the drop-down menu while the Choose button you click on is available on the right side of the drop-down menu. Each “Choose” button is available parallel to the name.

8. Browse your computer for the firmware scatter file and then upload it to this same location of the flashing tool. (click to enlarge screenshot below)

When you have loaded the file correctly, you will notice the details regarding the firmware gets filled in on the flashing tool’s interface.

Scatter-loading File details
The Smartphone Flash Tool interface shows you many of the file’s details when you have loaded it correctly. They include the name, begin address, end address, region, and location of the file on your computer’s hard drive. Leave the “Download only” selected from the drop-down menu.

9. Click on the Download button, and the firmware flashing is ready to begin. (click to enlarge screenshot below)

SP Flash Tool Download button
The Download button can only be viewed after you have selected the Download tab and it comes with a green arrow icon.

10. Connect your smartphone with the MTK chipset to the computer with the USB cable.

If you had a removable battery smartphone, ensure to insert the battery again before you connect it to the computer.

11. Once the connection is made, press one of the Volume buttons to help the computer detect your smartphone or tablet.

12. The flashing is completed when you get a green tick icon from the flashing tool.

You can now unplug your smartphone or tablet from the computer if you like.

That’s all.

FAQ

There are some common questions people have before installing firmware files. Here are the ones we are regularly asked:

How to Unroot Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2 7040N When Installing New Firmware

There can often be a variety of ways to unroot a device that runs Android, and they depend on what method you used to get root access. If you installed SuperSU for root access, then you can open the app and find the option to unroot directly from SuperSU’s settings. On the other hand, if you do not have SuperSU, and you do have an Alcatel smartphone or tablet, then you can always unroot by installing the stock firmware. Once you have followed the guide above, your device will automatically be unrooted. You can verify that is the case by installing one of the many applications from Google Play that checks for root access. As long as you are using a reliable app, then typically it will not lie about the root status of your mobile device.

How to Restore Stock Recovery on Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2 7040N When Installing New Firmware

One of the most common reasons for installing the stock firmware is to remove a custom recovery image and revert to the stock recovery. There is nothing you need to do extra to reinstall the stock recovery on your device; when you install the stock firmware, it will automatically install the stock recovery partition on the device once again.

How to Backup Your Data Before Installing Firmware and Restore It Afterward

How you backup your Android smartphone or tablet varies over time. Additionally, there has never been a way that backs up absolutely everything. In the most recent versions of Android, you can head to the Settings and tap on “Accounts and Backup,” followed by “Backup and Restore” to begin backing your device up—this method backups up to Google Cloud, which is the equivalent to backing up to iCloud if you are familiar with Apple devices. There are also apps available on the Google Play Store that can help you backup; Helium App Sync and Backup is one of the most reliable and has been trusted by thousands for many years. Depending on what data is on your device, you may also find transferring the files from a mobile device to computer convenient, which can be done the traditional way: by clicking and dragging or copying and pasting the folders and files once you have connected the mobile device to the computer. Your mobile manufacturer may even have an app for backing up that you can download onto your computer. You may also find cloud storage useful if you do not have computer space or if you prefer syncing to the cloud.

Additional Firmware

You can download Android firmware for other Android devices if you have another smartphone or tablet from a different manufacturer.

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