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  • Cricket Wireless Alcatel Authority Root Guide with Downloads and Video

    Thanks goes to dazeone for figuring this one out. This procedure is very simple!

    Required Files:




    Install Minstro 2.

    Install Superuser.

    Run poot.apk. Reboot if needed.



    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cricket Wireless Alcatel Authority Root Guide with Downloads and Video started by chrisngrod View original post
    Comments 57 Comments
    1. reggjoo's Avatar
      reggjoo -
      You can root this phone, but don't be surprised if you still can't read some of the folders(cache, data, system...). I used a couple of root checkers, and one of them(I don't know which one..sorry), that opened most of the folders except cache,and data. from computer. Everything will open on the phone. Titanium backup Pro is required, it will do everything you need to do. delete pesky bloatware, move files to/from sd card. clean up lost file fragments, the only thing it can't do is move the dalvik cache( bout the only thing app2sd has over it). The root is easy, before you poot, make sure you install superuser first, it won't work until you root, but it will stop a error message someone said they got.
    1. dazeone's Avatar
      dazeone -
      And believe it or not same method I used on mercury too easy root without pc

      Sent from my SCH-R530C using Tapatalk 2
    1. reggjoo's Avatar
      reggjoo -
      Quote Originally Posted by dazeone View Post
      And believe it or not same method I used on mercury too easy root without pc

      Sent from my SCH-R530C using Tapatalk 2
      Almost there , still need the kernel source, for the clockworkmod builder.
    1. JordanRozay's Avatar
      JordanRozay -
      Anybody else think the alcatel deserves more cases???
    1. JordanRozay's Avatar
      JordanRozay -
      Has anybpdy tried using UOT kitchen with the alcatel authority yet. I really wanna try it?
    1. bigmike1269's Avatar
      bigmike1269 -
      Dang that is a fast Root. Now is their a certain way to unroot just in case
    1. bigmike1269's Avatar
      bigmike1269 -
      Dazeone thanks for the root, now is there any certain way to unroot just in case of hell "who knows"

      Sent from my ADR3010 using Tapatalk 2
    1. reggjoo's Avatar
      reggjoo -
      Easiest way to unroot that I know, is to make a backup, plus a backup of the update.zip . Go into recovery, wipe data/factory reset, rest assured, it works. Now you can reload your apps from backup(have a unzip program for your computer), except the apps,that depended on root. I did this a week after I rooted, just to see how well it worked.

      Extra: For computers that can't load all the files, even with adb installed, on phone, use adbd insecure( on google play) , chainfire's version.
    1. bigmike1269's Avatar
      bigmike1269 -
      Thanks for the info reggjoo

      Sent from my ADR3010 using Tapatalk 2
    1. Eaglewtchr's Avatar
      Eaglewtchr -
      Does anyone have the stock restore file? I read somewhere that it was on the Muve SD card but cant find it. I want to put it on my PC for safe keeping. Thanks..

      Sent from my ADR3010 using Tapatalk 2
    1. reggjoo's Avatar
      reggjoo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eaglewtchr View Post
      Does anyone have the stock restore file? I read somewhere that it was on the Muve SD card but cant find it. I want to put it on my PC for safe keeping. Thanks..

      Sent from my ADR3010 using Tapatalk 2

      Try sourceforge, or github. There are official updates there. Or go to radioshack, ask salesperson to see if the display phone's sd card, fits yours, distract him, and restore.


    1. Eaglewtchr's Avatar
      Eaglewtchr -
      Quote Originally Posted by reggjoo View Post
      Try sourceforge, or github. There are official updates there. Or go to radioshack, ask salesperson to see if the display phone's sd card, fits yours, distract him, and restore.


      I dont want the update. I'm trying to find the original restore file that is supposed to come on the Muve Music SD card. I guess mine didnt have one. I want it just incase i need it..

      Sent from my ADR3010 using Tapatalk 2
    1. Kestrel's Avatar
      Kestrel -
      I have tried all the steps shown. I get an error message "A demon materialized while pooting. Error Cod:22 Su binary was not written"

      Please help.
    1. bigmike1269's Avatar
      bigmike1269 -
      It did the same when I rooted but after reboot and checked with SU, it said I was rooted. I rooted just for apps and to make my fone run better.

      Sent from my ADR3010 using Tapatalk 2
    1. reggjoo's Avatar
      reggjoo -
      The daemon is because superuser should be installed first, it won't be active until the other two files are activated. For some reason, that's how it goes. Had to root mine twice, just got lucky the first time, cause I was trying other ways to root at first, and installed superuser from the start. Second time because a game screwed my root. If you get it working, install adb insecure from "chainfire" , It will let you open "/data and /cache" , for some reason,even rooted, these files won't open without this.
    1. reggjoo's Avatar
      reggjoo -
      There's still no bootloader unlock method for this phone, I've tried some, but no go. Of course, it hurts that alcatel doesn't have the right usb id's for it(can't trust anyone). As a lot of people don't know, you should make a nandroid, and a titanium backup, if you try, before you try. I hope someone is succesful at it, I gave up. There's other ways to speed it up, I use autokiller memory optimizer, and autorun manager, to adjust the minfree settings(lowmemorykiller), check the start at boot in advanced settings( right now I have the empty app setting to 102mb, and the content provider to 52mb). Autorun manager, use with care, read up on what to turn off, and leave on, it may forceclose some apps, if the wrong intents are disabled, I mostly leave the googleapps alone. I use sd speed increase, and set it to 3072 kb, using a 10mb/sec sd. There's no use for cpu apps, since the bootloaders locked, you can't get past 1.4. There are probably some apps that work just as well with this phone, but I go for the tried, and true, that worked for me since I got into android.
    1. bigmike1269's Avatar
      bigmike1269 -
      I like this set up better

      Sent from my ADR3010 using Tapatalk 2
    1. reggjoo's Avatar
      reggjoo -
      I miss the huawei ascend, that got me started in android, everything was available, from cwm, to z4root, there's no real development for this one. I've decided to work with the rom that's on it.
    1. aloha2u's Avatar
      aloha2u -
      I'm only an egg...
      Aloha Everyone!
      I had a Note 2 and rooted it but there were dozens of ROM's to choose from. It sure sped things up and my battery lasted almost twice as long. I just purchased the Alcatel 960C (Mobi) which I believe is the same as the Authority. I'm really disappointed with the battery life and the overall speed (was quite nice until I downloaded a few of my fav apps). Given that there are currently no ROMS, if I root it, how do I know which files (bloatware) to delete to increase performance and battery life. Any assistance anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated!
    1. reggjoo's Avatar
      reggjoo -
      Titanium backup pro, cleanmaster, adb insecure, and a low overhead launcher. If you're with cricket, get rid of blockbuster(too much memory, for a basic game). Use wifi fixer, the wifi needs help. Also use autokiller memory optimizer pro(use with caution, and read up on it, to understand what it does). I try to keep my internal memory about half/half, and use at least a 8Gb sdcard( I use a 16Gb , class 10 card). Sd memory optimizer may help.
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