The problem I'm having is mainly because all the websites that I've searched are next to impossible to follow. Either links are dead, or something horribly went wrong while translating, so I'm asking here.
I got an Alcatel One Touch pop C3. Not the "one touch 3" version, the 'C' is significant. Up until recently, it was impossible to load a different ROM on it, but it seems Lineage OS has released a version for the One Touch pop C3, so I wanted to give it a try.
adb I was able to check that the bootloader is unlocked, with
fastboot I tried to upload the TWRP image (
TWRP-188.8.131.52-PopC3.img), but it won't work.
I can boot into fastboot with:
adb reboot bootloader the device boots into a blank screen with
=> FASTBOOT mode...
I can list the device in question with
When I then do
fastboot flashing unlock nothing happens, it just sits there.
Same thing happens when I do
fastboot oem unlock.
When I tried to do
fastboot flash recovery TWRP-3.1.0-0.PopC3.img, I get the following error:
FAILED (remote: 'partition 'recovery' not support flash') (sic).
I was lead to believe, that the only way to successfully upload the file onto the phone, is via "SP Flash Tool" I have version v5.1824.00 installed which I believe is the latest one.
And that's where I'm pretty much stuck. I've installed the MT65xx USB VCOM drivers in a Windows VM, and that's pretty much it at this point.
I've also tried the Linux version of SP Flash Tool, but whenever I select the scatter loading file, and choose the TRWP image as recovery image, it just sits there and doesn't seem to do anything.
Do I need to boot into the fastboot bootloader, or something?
I can access the phone with
fastboot just fine, but I have no idea what that
SP Flash Tool is doing, or if it is doing anything at all.