How to Unlock Bootloader on Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

Earlier it was always harder to get better Android smartphone at budget price segment. But today due to the entry of various manufacturers like OnePlus, Alcatel, Xiaomi, Meizu and many more, customers can get better specifications handset that too of reasonable pricing. Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 is one of the top budget Android phone. It has a 5.5-inch FHD display, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of inbuilt memory wit microSD card slot and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 is always a great device for custom ROMs and recoveries which makes the smartphone most of it. But in order to load custom ROM, the device bootloader should be unlocked. So here we shared simple tutorial to unlock bootloader of Alcatel One Touch Idol 3.


Rooting and unlocking voids the company warranty. Gadgets Academy should not held responsible for any mishap during or after the process. Proceed at your own risk.

Early Preparations:

  • Download and install Alcatel USB drivers on your PC.
  • Make sure USB debugging mode is enabled on your device.
  • Charge the device well enough to execute the procedure.

Unlock Bootloader on Alcatel One Touch Idol 3:

Step 1: Firstly download the following zip file and extract its contents to a folder on your PC desktop.

Step 2: Now connect your phone with PC using standard USB cable.

Step 3: Go to folder where you have extracted the zip file. Now hold Shift key and Right click anywhere on that folder. Next tap on “Open Command Prompt/Window Here”.

Step 4: Now enter the first command: adb reboot-bootloader

The above command will enter your device into bootloader mode.

Step 5: Give another command: fastboot –I ox1bbb devices

The above command verifies its connection in fastboot mode.

Step 6: Next enter another command: fastboot -i 0x1bbb oem device-info

Your bootloader info will be displayed.

Step 7: Next enter fastboot -i 0x1bbb oem unlock to unlock the bootloader of your device.

Step 8: Type final command: fastboot -i 0x1bbb reboot to reboot the device into normal mode.

That it! Now you can install Custom recovery and root Alcatel One Touch Idol 3.