Today I got the German ICS update, finally. I used "ONE TOUCH Upgrade Q 2.5.8". The regular WLAN update option didn't offer the update.
If you want to be sure really to get the ICS (and not the 2.3.6 again) you can use "ONE TOUCH Upgrade Q 2.5.7" which produces the log file "otuq_log.txt" in the program path. There you can see if server version and device version are really different, and stop the process if not. In the past I unplugged my phone during the download-internet-to-pc-phase if the versions were the same. The ICS update download size was ~2 Gigabyte, encrypted and deleted immediately after the process.
I'm in Germany and I've finally upgraded to ICS using the upgrade software on the alcatel website (OneTouch Upgrade Q 2.5.7) . I had problems doing it on vista but got it to work on XP. The FOTA didn't offer the upgrade.
I have 995 for 3 weeks. The phone is OK. However, I have a problem. Bluetooth is not operating. I can sent contents and CAN NOT RECEIVE anything. My friend who have it for 2 months has the same problem. Can anybody advice me what to do?
Marko from Macedonia
how can i usew the music that ive saved in the sd card to be my ringtone?
AnonD-53574, 24 Oct 2012@ steffeson i've followed your info about the ics upgrade and it works, i'm from the philippi... morehello sir, what did you follow? you have downloaded the ics from fota? please help also in the philippines.
I did the ICS update as follows (on my Ubuntu-Linux, but it might work the same way on a Windows-PC as well). I did not have to root it.
Please note that there always is the possibility to brick your phone so be sure you know what you are doing!
Downloaded the official android SDK from Google http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
Downloaded the right CWM recovery version from ot995-cyanogenmod
According to the Wiki from this project the right file for Alcatel stock ROM is cwm_cocktail_stock_20120609.zip
You will find the Wiki for flashing here
Downloaded the french ICS image from
Steps to Update
Install android SDK
Make sure the fastboot command is in the /plattform-tools folder and make sure your phone is being recognized correctly by your PC (sudo ./fastboot devices; in Windows there are special USB drivers you can install via Android SDK using android in the /tools folder)
If you have used Fota in your phone please read
and delete leftover files (you have to root your phone for that)
I wiped my phone before ICS update to avoid rooting it by using the official alcatel update software under Windows
Unzip the CWM recovery image into the plattform-tools folder (this makes it easier)
boot your linux device according to the CWM-Wiki into CWM recovery (I did not have to flash it and it is not recommended to flash it) with
sudo ./fastboot boot cwm_cocktail_stock_20120609.img
(fastboot has to be run as root)
then connect the phone when it is off to the PC
press volume down and power on until the boot screen is showing
and it will boot into cwm recovery
please note: it took a couple of times until i had the right timing
backup your phones image by using cwm recovery.
cwm recovery is a bit tricky to navigate since there are a couple of "no"s that you have to skip until you get to "yes"
boot into your stock rom (use the cwm recovery option) and check whether you have a backup on your sd card (it should be under /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup; there should be a folder with a timestamp-name like yyyy-MM-dd.hh.mm.ss
unzip the french ICS zip file (it contains a folder) onto your sd card under
or copy the unziped folder there
rename the folder into 2012-10-13.00.00.00 (as steffeson said)
power off your phone and boot again into cwm recovery according to step 5
use the recovery option from cwm recovery and choose the 2012-10-13.00.00.00 folder
use the wipe data option from cwm recovery to wipe data
use the boot into rom option to boot. At first it will take some time to boot.
For me this worked.
SteF, 03 Nov 2012I used the serbian page and 1 link from yt that gived me one friend from Macedonia its easy ju... moreHi gyus can you tell me where did you get that link for update since I am from Macedonia and online update on the phone doesn't give me update for 4
Amazing phone ,especially for it's price. I did some photo and video tests on youtube and i'm impressed with how the 995 handles HD video. Only downside is some of the bloatware that you can't uninstall but by using a task killer I have kept this little (or big),gem nice and snappy.
Steffeson, 01 Nov 2012@goran
The OT-995 is definitely the best buy compared to The Galaxy Ace Plus..
And if yo... moreI have been away, but mine still wont boot into ics.
i have restore it with the update manager and flashed it it still doesnt work. ill just have to wait for the official release. thanks anyway.
Can somebody sand a full text or video tutorial with all steps and links how to root and install ICS to Alcatel Ot995? Thanks a lot
Since i have rooted the phone with Superoneclick, and have a ClockworkMod Recovery, installed on my phone. i cant boot into the recovery mode please anybody help me i already try with volume up and power button but i still cant boot into the recovery mode.
I formerly used to think I made a great deal by purchasing this cell phone several months ago... And then came the official ICS upgrade : Thanks a lot Alcatel ! This latest update makes it classier, very easy to use, without any bug or lag through its interface. Every software aspects are enhanced and the hardware power just make it the undisputable champion for its level of price. In a nutshell, with ICS, the OT-995 provides the same features as +250€ devices.
Hi, I have a problem whit my phone. While I'm holding it in my hand, ringer volume is rising to maximum. I'm just writing SMS or doing something on my phone, and ringer volume is in a second on maximum, even if I put it on the silence mode, it changes by itself to the loudest ringer volume. What do I have to do?
Hi was reading a lot of stuff on how to get ics on the phone, thought I had it sussed out, so download the alcatel update software from their website, and connected the phone to laptop, then did the upgarde to2.3.6, then started it up again, great worked so connected again thing this would upgarde to the ics version, said doing upgarde, said succesfull, but after turning on and setting up for the second time, thought |i check the version but not ICS but still gingerbread most ignoying, any ideas as I am in Uk, and phone hasn't been released here. so the one touch upgarde software is the only way as no OTA updates. Also it is the same spec hardware wise cpu and ram as the sony ericsson arc s, but with a front camera, which I use to own, yet does anyone else noticed it locks up, also you got wait bout 5 seconds for it to start to open webpages, and signal on phone and wi-fi is patchy at best?
Steffeson please help. I already done CWM on my phone according to Serbian page with the flash bat that they provide. But now when i try to enter CWM recovery with command prompt on my pc while the phone is connected with the PC and turn on, I type adb reboot-bootloader and then says that adb is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Also when phone is off i press the volume up and power button but then turns up the little green android men with the package for 3-4 seconds and after that the phone restarts please tell me what is the problem, and how to enter CWM recovery to make backup and to complete the upgrade to ICS thanks upfront.
Hi, I live in Holland, can someone maybe tell me how to upgrade to 4.0, I still stay on 2.3 when I use the one touch upgrade thing?
I used the serbian page and 1 link from yt that gived me one friend from Macedonia its easy just need to think and do what they say :D I have ICS now on my 995 ^_^
qwerty, 02 Nov 2012hi am from macedonia to can please explain how you make ics update according to serbian page i... moreI had the same issue too. Got into CWM mode by runing boot.bat from the cwm_cocktail_stock folder (the phone must be in recovery mode vol-down+power). Then u unpack OT995_4.0.4-FR.zip (4 files in it) into the memory card. And u restore that image from the CWM backup/restore.
Hope that helps u (worked for me at least).