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Lots of issues on the alcatel 1. I want to put a new OS on it or fix the issues completely.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Stumander, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Stumander

    Stumander Lurker
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    I am using an Alcatel 1. Model is 5059T, Model types is 5033T-TSAU, Android version is 8.1.0, kernal version is 4.4.95. Phone is usaing a Joy1 operating system which is probably one of the worst on the ****ing planet.

    And now for the loads of issues I have with this phone which I would like assistance in fixing.

    When I restart the phone it doesn't show my contacts, only the phone numbers despite my contacts being saved to the sim card.

    Quite often when I put the phone to silent and then back to normal sound it won't make a sound when a call or text is coming through. ANd yes I do have the volume up as load it can possible go.

    In relation to the above issue it vibrates when I miss a call. I want the vibration feature deleted from the phone completely

    I have been to many phone shops and they can't fix it

    I find the phone lags a lot and apps accidently close because of where the home and back buttons are.

    I have tried to root the phone with Kingo Root and it won't root it. It keeps saying phone is not supported. I though every single android phone was rootable.

    I would like the actual samsung OS on this phone not this Joy1 crap

    I would also like to be able to put the windows phone or Linux phone on it if possible if putting a samsung os isn't possible.

    Please help the phone is making me pull my hair out.

  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    An Alcatel(TCL) device.

    Numbers and names stored on the SIM, there should be an option in the phone's Settings or Contacts, to either import or to show them. As I've never seen this Alcatel(TCL) phone, I don't know the exact details.

    As for the other problems. This is a really budget device with only 1GB RAM, and a rather show and cheap Mediatek processor. Try and use a modern Windows PC that only has 1GB RAM, it would be painfully slow and have problems, that's very much what this phone is like. Modern Android versions needs a minimum of 2GB RAM, preferably 4GB

    If the local phone tech shops couldn't help, so I'm not sure what we can do on the Internet with the thing.

    As for root and changing the software, very much no chance. "one click" root tools like Kingo will not root Android 6 or above. And devs can't do much with phones that have little or no information available, such as phones made by TCL. Any kind of custom ROM or a Linux would need to be custom built for it.

    No dev community = no fun.

    Frankly if you want a device, where you can root, change the software, etc, it's really Google Nexus and Pixels, maybe some Motorolas, OnePlus, etc.
    #2 mikedt, Jun 17, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i would like to add something, but first i just want to say that what mikedt said was spot on.

    no, unfortunately not every phone is rootable. it depends on the manufacturer and how locked up the bootloader is. most samsung devices is pretty much locked up with knox security. any samsung device with exynos chip is rootable however. but the snapdragon chip is SOL which is pretty much everybody in the USA. so my note 8 is not rootable and will most likely never be.

    and it is not that easy to port over another os over an existing one. for that you will need a development community which your phone does not have. if you ever want to root your phone, i always head on over to XDA Developers and check to see if your phone has its own section. if there is then there is most likely developers there who will support your phone. they are the ones who offer there own versions of your phone's os. these are called custom roms.

    and like mikedt said no dev=no fun.

    i'm truly sorry about how frustrating your phone is. but do not expect much when you purchase a budget phone.

    with technology i always say:
    you get what you pay for.
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  4. Igor2020

    Igor2020 Lurker

    i have the same phone and I have rooted it with the help of twrp recovery and magisk manager which i put with the help of linux. now I am searching for the os to install on this device. if you have some advice, then let me know.
    #4 Igor2020, Sep 12, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2019
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Well northing's changed for this phone since June. No dev community = no fun.
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  6. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    It would be more helpful if you posted a more detailed summary on how you accomplished this.
  7. Igor2020

    Igor2020 Lurker

    #7 Igor2020, Sep 13, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
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The Alcatel 1 release date was July 2018. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, MT6739 processor, and 2000mAh battery.

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