Alcatel Idol 3 5.5" (alcatel-idol3)

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Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5")
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Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5")
Manufacturer Alcatel
Name Idol 3 (5.5")
Codename alcatel-idol3
Released 2015
Category testing
Original software Android 5.0.2
postmarketOS kernel Mainline
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 615
CPU Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Adreno 405
Display 1080 x 1920 IPS LCD
Storage 16GB / 32GB
Memory 2 GB
Architecture aarch64
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
FDE
Works
Mainline
Works
Battery
Works
3D Acceleration
Works
Audio
Works
Bluetooth
Works
Camera
GPS
Works
Mobile data
Works
SMS
Works
Calls
Works
USB OTG
NFC
USB-A
HDMI/DP
Keyboard
Touchpad
Sensors
Accelerometer
Works
Magnetometer
Ambient Light
Proximity
Hall Effect
Barometer
Power Sensor
Misc
Ir TX
TrustZone
FOSS bootloader



This device is based on the Snapdragon 615.
See the SoC page for common tips, guides and troubleshooting steps

Contributors

Maintainer(s)

Users owning this device

How to enter flash mode

  • Recovery: Power on the device with both Power and Volume Up buttons.
  • Fastboot: Power on the device with both Power and Volume Down buttons.

Stock fastboot was removed on update from Android 5/Lollipop to 6/MarshMallow.
Installing lk2nd is required to run mainline kernel anyway.

Installation

  1. Install lk2nd (alternative bootloader that provides a standard fastboot interface) to boot partition using either:
    • Alcatel Flasher tool
    • emmcdl with Idol35_5_NPRG7627.bin or edl.py
    • dd command from TWRP
  2. Follow Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410/412_(MSM8916)#Installation.

Touchscreen

There are two touchscreen variants:

  • edt-ft5x06
  • synaptics / rmi4

Currently, only the edt-ft5x06 one is enabled.
If you have the Synaptics one, you'll have to edit the DTS file to disable edt-ft5x06 and enable synaptics, then rebuild the kernel package.
This shall be solved in lk2nd in the future.

See also