Maybe you just unlocked the bootloader on your Alcatel One Touch Idol 3? Maybe you wish to install a custom recovery on your phone so that you can enjoy root-access as well as many custom ROMs available out there on your phone? Either way, the guide below should help you.

Installing a custom recovery on the said is as easy as using Fastboot to issue a couple of commands. And, it won’t take too long for you to do that.

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

So, here’s how you can go about flashing a custom recovery on your Idol 3:

Files You Need

  1. You must have unlocked the bootloader on your phone before doing this tutorial. Please head to our how to unlock the bootloader on the Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 tutorial to learn how you can do that.
  2. This should flash TWRP Recovery on your phone.
  3. You need a Windows running computer to do this tutorial.
  4. Ensure that Alcatel USB drivers are installed on your Windows computer. If they aren’t, install them first.
  5. Download TWRP Recovery to your computer. It’s the custom recovery that’ll be flashed on your phone.
  6. Download Fastboot to your computer. It’s the tool that’ll help you flash the recovery on your phone.

Installing a Custom Recovery on the Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

  1. Right-click on Fastboot and select Extract here to extract the compressed files.
  2. Unlock Developer options on your phone by going to Menu->Settings->About phone and tapping on Build number for 7-8 times until it says you’re a developer.
  3. Go back to Settings and tap on Developer options. Turn on the option that says USB debugging.
  4. Plug in your phone to your computer via a USB cable.
  5. Open a Command Prompt Window in the Fastboot folder. To do that, hold down Shift on your keyboard and right-click anywhere on your screen and select Open command window here.
  6. Type in the following command into the CMD window and press Enter:
    adb reboot bootloader
  7. Your phone should reboot into bootloader mode.
  8. Once in bootloader mode, enter the following command and press Enter:
    fastboot -i 0x1bbb flash recovery twrp-
  9. It should flash the recovery on your phone.
  10. When it’s done flashing the recovery, issue the following command to reboot your phone:
    fastboot -i 0x1bbb reboot
  11. Your phone should reboot normally.
  12. You’re done!

You got it. The TWRP Recovery is now up and running on your Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 and you can now head here to gain root-access on your phone. Cheers!

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