Alcatel Idol X

Alcatel Idol X

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> In reply to bryanjay420 @ 2014-10-13 21:36 from nTSw - click to readactually, tcl n alcatel r the same brand, tlc version is for chinese market n dont have some features like google play store etc.

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  • 2014-10-20 22:43
  • 3nXK

> In reply to M Srag @ 2014-10-20 11:59 from fkb7 - click to reador maybe they looking for android L...

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  • 2014-10-20 22:38
  • 3nXK
  • M Srag

Dear All ,

I have sent Alcatel before ( 3 months ago) asking about upgrading Idol X to Kitkat and they replied it`s underdevelopment but they can`t confirm specific date which means they intended to upgrade it to kiktak .

Anyway I have sent them 2 days ago again asking the same question but the answer has been changed from Kitkat to a higher Android OS !!!! here below their reply ;


Dear M Srag,
We have plan to upgrade ONE TOUCH IDOL X to higher Android OS which has been under development. As we have many ONE TOUCH IDOL X shipment to different regions around the world and each shipment will be with different Cu like 6040D-2XKSKH1, 6040D-2XKSKH2, etc, we will start to ugprade IDOL X to to higher OS from one Cu to another.So not all IDOL X will be upgraded at the same time. And we can't tell definite day for your IDOL X.


So Does it mean that we will not get Kitkat ? what does it mean by Higher OS ! is it 4.3 only !!! or it will be 4.2.2 bit with higher bulid version ! mine is 01005 .

I don`t know !!!!!!

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  • 2014-10-20 11:59
  • fkb7
  • ntdl

> In reply to meho1001002000 @ 2014-10-19 10:24 from fk2B - click to readbuild in. need to fix that at service centre

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  • 2014-10-20 06:04
  • RILt
  • ntdl

it hasnt been a year since i owned idolx and the problems keep coming from auto shutting down, auto restart,battery overheat,there is a white light on the top left but it is not charging,lagging when im on 3g/4g but mostly the selling point of the phone is the camera, lightweight,friendly user handling and that is it. idolx also still with jelly beans and report shows on their web that this phone might not get any upgrades. but that is still unsure as if now only what's confirmed lollipop released few days ago and this phone is still at jellybeans.
i hope the review will help others to reconsider other phones.
it a great phone. but not for primary phone as it will trouble you with so many trips to service centre. might want to have a look at idolx + or idol2

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  • 2014-10-20 06:03
  • RILt
  • kris7986

> In reply to stellarness @ 2014-08-26 21:47 from QD0i - click to readDid you manage to vet it to turn on? Mind would freeze Anand i would hold tge power to turn it off and it would work for a bit and it would freeze all over again. It would freeze on the title and then it said its unresponsive and to reset so i would click reset but nothing happens. Restarted the phone and now it won't turn on, just a black screen wuth the white light in the corner when connected

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  • 2014-10-19 20:57
  • TaI0
  • Prabha

I bought Idol X few days ago. Unfortunatley, its microphone is not working fine. When I call someone, he can't hear me properly as there is noise. Also when recording the video the phone does'nt capture the sound. It makes noise. Voice recording also the same. I bought it from Danube Supermarket Jeddah. Does anyone know the service center in Jeddah?

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  • 2014-10-19 15:30
  • pvTZ
  • meho1001002000

is it possible to remove the cover to change the battery , or it's built in?
and if that possible how i can remove it ?

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  • 2014-10-19 10:24
  • fk2B
  • cybx

i have a problem related my idol x phone,
every time i connect it to the pc it shows the pop up massage usb mass storage and mtp charger only,
when i select mass storage it doest shown in the pc!
Is it a problem in it?

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  • 2014-10-18 17:04
  • iwpK
  • 1234567890

> In reply to hamaki @ 2014-09-16 21:42 from rk6Z - click to readNo need for that, I have mine without, carrying it in pockets, suitcase, close to keys, so far I had no issues.

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  • 2014-10-15 11:16
  • MP}W
  • bryanjay420

> In reply to freeman @ 2014-10-13 22:37 from puyg - click to readi dont know about the idol x2 but there is idol X+

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  • 2014-10-14 22:35
  • nTSc
  • freeman

> In reply to bryanjay420 @ 2014-10-12 19:03 from nTS4 - click to readDo you know about Idol 2, does it have same components as TLC brand?

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  • 2014-10-13 22:37
  • puyg
  • bryanjay420

> In reply to Bugoy @ 2014-09-17 14:16 from P%uR - click to readif you have knowledge in flashing you can upgrade to 4.4.2 kitkat version for TCL (same specs of alcatel idol x) you can go to this site :)

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  • 2014-10-13 21:36
  • nTSw
  • bryanjay420

you can update your idol x through flashing to get 4.4.2 version of kitkat BUT this rom is not for alcatel but for TCL brand. same hardware, same features, but different brand. i installed it on idol x. the rom was good. but i cant install root to it and cant install google apps. still testing it though. the rom is stable and good for daily use.

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  • 2014-10-12 19:03
  • nTS4
  • warlord2045

> In reply to SR @ 2014-10-06 17:09 from JG0k - click to readi upgraded mine to 4.4.2 beta

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  • 2014-10-12 09:22
  • PFNS
  • SR

I wrote an e-mail to them and they give me the same answer that you can read below this comm the near future they planning to 4.3 to phone and they are not planning 4.4.

They tell me the meaning of the "near future" is: this year patient and lookin' for update!

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  • 2014-10-06 17:09
  • JG0k
  • Mooaz hamed

I have a problem with some app it doesn't work now but about 10 days it was working perfectly. The app like.
Cpu_z and nogoum fm and led flash light.
I rest my. Idol x but it still the same problem.

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  • 2014-10-05 20:52
  • 9xHH
  • sebstin

phone looks slim and nice.. why its not available in US?

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  • 2014-10-05 05:08
  • qB3D
  • Josh S

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-09-30 20:03 from d%}q - click to readNo not yet. I have heard rumours they are beta testing it though.

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  • 2014-10-01 15:07
  • 6DaA
  • Anonymous

Does this phone have a update for Android 4.4.x?

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  • 2014-09-30 20:03
  • d%}q