Alcatel MyFlip (alcatel-gflip2)

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Alcatel MyFlip
Manufacturer Alcatel
Name MyFlip
Codename alcatel-gflip2
Model A405DL
Released 2017
Category testing
Original software KaiOS
Original version 2.5
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909)
CPU 4x Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 304
Display 240x320 main + 128x160 secondary
Storage 4 GB
Memory 512 MB
Architecture ARMv7
Type Feature Phone
Unixbench Whet/Dhry score 0.0
This device is marked as not booting.
Status: Downstream kernel not found yet and mainline work not started.
Features
USB Networking
Flashing
Touchscreen
Display
WiFi
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
Internal storage
SMS
Calls
USB OTG
NFC
Sensors
Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Ambient Light
Proximity
Hall Effect
Barometer
Power Sensor
Misc
Built-in DVB
Camera Flash
Keyboard
Touchpad
USB-A
HDMI/DP
Ir TX
Ir RX
Stylus
Memory Card
Haptics
Ethernet
FOSS bootloader
Partial


Notice Only the international/unlocked version of this device can be manipulated using EDL. The Tracfone version does not work with the international firehose binary for some unknown reason.

Overview

The Alcatel MyFlip, otherwise known as the Alcatel Go Flip 2, is an entry-level Feature phone featuring the clamshell design. This phone was the first KaiOS phone to support the Kai Store in North America.

Contributors

Justsoup

Users owning this device


How to enter flash mode

Fastboot is most likely locked on this device and rooting has not been found yet either. This will most likely either require edl or some workaround to gain root access using adb.

Installation

This device has not been ported yet

EDL

Research is being done on how to flash lk2nd to the recovery partition to get a standard fastboot interface. The most promising outcome seems to be using the Qualcomm Emergency Download Mode of the SOC to directly write a lk2nd image.

Location of EDL point on alcatel-gflip2 and the most reasonable ground point.

To gain access to EDL mode, there is most likely a way using hardware buttons, but these have not been found yet. The most direct mode is shorting the EDL point on the motherboard, as circled above, to ground.

See also

EDL Information