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Alcatel OT-983 from O2

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Hi,find on HUKD this low priced handset.Low end?I dont know-it has 1ghz cpu Broadcomm 21552G http://www.broadcom.com/press/release.php?id=s638212 and 512mb RAM and ROM, 3,5" TFT display with HVGA 320x480, 3.2mpx camera(camera+HVGA is the low end I think),Bluetooth v3,WIFI b/g/n...And its only for 39.95£!

http://www.hotukdeal...shop-o2-1366627

http://www.alcatelonetouch.com/global-en/downloads/manual/onetouch-983-user-manual-english.pdf

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I just ordered one on Friday for a nephew and its looks like a decent phone for me. It has even a better processor than my Orange Monte Carlo. Anyway, I think the main problem with it now, is the unlocking. I couldn't find a way to unlock it for free by now.

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Any idea about how can I root it?

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got this phone, but havent found any way to root or unlock

found link to root on here http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=2006237

i now have su installed. but tried running terminal commands, but its not working....

terminal works via an app i'm using...."android hackers"!

...(trying to unlock)

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rooted mine, can't remember which link i got the stuff to root it with, it was a simple thing to do. making it sim-free is now possible with some direct unlock (usb) software, no unlock code generator is available yet. We just need someone to create a custom rom with stock android 2.3.7 instead of the widgets and junk alcatel put on it, especially their horrible keyboard. If we can create a clean stock image without the junk we'll have a lot more free space.

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Here is a Alcatel OT-983 rom, not sure which country it is from: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g2ljtrpqru3uihm/rom%20983.zip?m

Here is my o2 uk backup rom: http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/C4VEKHEI/OT-983_backup_uk.rar_links

this .zip file contains the boot.img, system.img and recovery.img

Someone needs to create a clockwork mod recovery for our phones now.

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Any news to unlock?only o2 can unlock it or is there any option( buy on ebay,street shop etc.)to get unlock code?I plan to get the phone from UK in the end of january,so... :)

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a few paid programs can unlock it via usb, nothing can generate unlock codes for it. o2 can unlock it if you get a 1 month contract i've heard.

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ok,enough time to search for guys with this sw...

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http://www.koushikdutta.com/2010/10/porting-clockwork-recovery-to-new.html

here's how to build clockwork.

hecatae@hecatae-desktop:~/cm7$ build/tools/device/mkvendor.sh alcatel ot983 ~/Downloads/alcatel/boot.img

Output will be in /home/hecatae/cm7/device/alcatel/ot983

gzip: ../boot.img-ramdisk.gz: unexpected end of file

cpio: premature end of archive

Done!

Use the following command to set up your build environment:

lunch full_ot983-eng

And use the follwowing command to build a recovery:

. build/tools/device/makerecoveries.sh full_ot983-eng

well that did not go according to plan

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http://www.koushikdu...ery-to-new.html

here's how to build clockwork.

well that did not go according to plan

Hi hecatae, I tried the online clockwork builder when I first got this phone but it failed with a similar error message to yours. Don't know what's wrong but I've seen in a number of other threads/forums people after this. It's a great little phone and definetly worth the money, but no CWM recovery is really holding it back at the moment.

I've seen your work on here before so I'm sure you can get us a CWM recovery if you put your mind to it, but I appreciate you may not have the time for this..thanks.

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Nothing new on CWM or custom rom for our Alcatel?still waiting for unlock solution...My daughter use it only as game console

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hello, any news about any ROM for this little great phone???

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