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Monday, April 16, 2012

How to Root Alcatel OT-990 (Froyo and Gingerbread)

Now supports Gingerbread!
"Rooting" your device means obtaining "superuser" rights and permissions to your Android's software. With that you gain the ability to load custom software (ROM's), install custom themes, increase performance, increase battery life, and the ability to install software that would otherwise cost extra money (ex: WiFi tethering). Rooting is essentially "hacking" your Android device.
Root for 2.3.4 version (Gingerbread)
  1. Download and copy to SD Card.
  2. Reboot into Recovery.
  3. In the Recovery select the following options: install zip from sdcard, then choose zip from sdcard, find and select, then confirm with Ok/yes.
  4. When the installation is complete, return to the main menu and select reboot system now.
Now you have root access :)

Root for 2.2.2 version (Froyo)
  • Drivers installed.
  • Super One Click.

  1. Install the drivers, you can intall Alcatel Android Manager.
    1. You must have turn ON usb debugging in your phone, go to: Settings -> Applications -> Development -> Usb debugging...
    2.  Make sure there is connection between your phone and PC.
  2. Download Super One Click and extract it anywhere.
  3. Now run SuperOneClick.exe (Run as administrator if you have vista or seven).
  4. Then click the Root button and let the program finish... And you are done.

Now you are ROOT!
Enjoy it.


  1. after the upgrade (2.3.2.)you cannot do it again (and cannot rollback). looks like nand lock at htc. be careful with upgrade ... :)

  2. Actually there's a way to root it, but I haven't the update so I can't test it... :(

  3. hey there, love your blog, lots of info... I used to be an iphone user, and decided to give android a try. all goes smoothly this far, EXCEPT one thing... browsing the web sucks, websites just dont load propperly!
    I dont know how to explain it, but they just seem odd, they dont use the whole screen, specially text seems to be an issue. I could show you screen captures or something if I just knew how to do it... any ideas what the problem might be?
    Again, thanks for your website. Cheers!

  4. @leshnah, Hello :), I can only recommend browsers like Opera Mobile/Mini, Dolphin browser and many more ... Check out the market.

    I never liked the default browser, sorry I can't help you :/

  5. Yeah, I'm running Opera, but still, it's like there's something missing, some plugin, update or something... not even Google loads propperly!

  6. I have a question here, would it affect the original rom once i installed this to my OT990? I mean let's say something mess up is it reversible to re-install the original rom from the back up? Has anyone tried this already? How's the phone after successfully rooting? Is the android market still ok? the browser? the functionality and performance? I don't wanna mess up my phone without any concrete review that this one really works like a charm. Better to be sure than sorry (Bricked phone)....

  7. @GM, Nothing bad happens, everything will work as before, only you'll have root privileges.

  8. How do you update the OT-990 to Android 2.3.4 ?

    Your help is appreciated :)

  9. May come in handy but look it up before you try it, cheers ! :)

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  11. Hello, im having problems. when i try to root my phone it says

    Killing ABD server... Killserver 1.05s
    Starting ABD server... Startserver 4.17s

    then on the right it says

    *daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037*
    *daemon started successfully*

    I have no idea what any of this means and would very much appreciate anyone being able to tell me how to make this work

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  15. HELP!!!! i rrot my phone but my battery was too low can you fix it???? please answer!

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