HOW TO UNLOCK NETWORK ON ALCATEL OT-4013D PIXI 3(4)(TIGO)

Many Android devices are been customised by our local ISPs and thus making users to insert the sim to which the phone's network is been locked to before any other sim card cam be used in as it is the case of dual sim "pack" Androids.
Alcatel PIXI 3(4) OT-4013D just happens to be one of these devices which are been customised in many different ways by different Network Operators all over the globe. Although we can find many customised versions of this device, that doesn't exempt the fact that there exist Alcatel OT-4013D smartphones which are universal.

A typical customised version of the Alcatel OT-4013D is that of Orange Cameroon  and Tigo Chad. These two devices are locked to the Orange Cameroon, and Tigo Chad networks respectively so much such that the user will need to insert either a Tigo sim card as the case for the one locked to the Tigo Network in other to be able to use any other sim card. Here the sim disporsal doesn't matter as it is the case of  some customised phones like th MTN L860 where the MTN sim card only can be inserted in the first slot.

Unlocking of this model of Alcatel can be done using tools like nck mtk dongle, Infinity box...
But what if one does not have any of these tools?? Keep on reading to find out how to unlock this devoce the more suited way.

Alcatel OT-4013D core specifications

Before we deal with the unlocking proper, let us first take a look at some of the key features of the Alcatel OT-4013D.

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2015, January
StatusAvailable. Released 2015, March
BODYDimensions121.3 x 64.2 x 11.6 mm (4.78 x 2.53 x 0.46 in)
Weight110 g (3.88 oz)
SIMSingle SIM or Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
Mini-SIM (3G model), Micro-SIM (4G model)
DISPLAYTypeTFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size4.0 inches, 45.5 cm2 (~58.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution480 x 800 pixels, 5:3 ratio (~233 ppi density)
MultitouchYes, up to 2 fingers
PLATFORMOSAndroid 4.4.2 (KitKat)/ Planned upgrade to 5.0 (Lollipop) - EMEA model
ChipsetMediatek MT6572M (3G model)
Qualcomm MSM8909 (4G model)
CPUDual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A7 (3G model)
Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7 (4G model)
GPUMali-400
Adreno 304
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal4 GB, 512 MB RAM
MAIN CAMERASingle2 MP or 5 MP
FeaturesLED flash
Video720p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERASingleVGA
Video
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.0, A2DP
GPSYes, with A-GPS
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0
FEATURESSensorsAccelerometer
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
BrowserHTML
- MP3/AAC+/WAV player
- MP4/H.264 player
- Document viewer
- Photo editor

BATTERYRemovable Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery (EMEA)
Stand-byUp to 466 h (2G) / Up to 350 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 8 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 40 min (3G)
Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery (4G model)
Stand-by
Talk time

Unlock instructions for Alcatel OT-4013D

The Alcatel OT-4013D devices like the case of Tigo Chad and Orange Cameroon are customised in such a way that one of the sims get permanently locked when you try to unlock with a tool like nck mtk dongle 2.5.6.2 crack version. After unlocking with nck, you will have the possibility of using the device with a different network carrier without the Tigo Sim, but only one slot will be functional as the other will get permanently locked so much such that only the Tigo sim card can work in it. The same story goes for this same device locked to the Orange Cameroon network.

The good question now is how then unlock this device to work with two different networks which are totally different from the ones to which it is locked??

As we mentioned above, there are normally Alcatel OT-4013D phones which are universal. The customised versions are not the original versions of this device model. So, if we can't unlock using a box like nck, we can thus proceed by changing our device firmware. The flashing of this model of Alcatel turns out be be a more suitable solution. Here as far as flashing is concerned, performing simply and update will net get your device unlocked, for you will need to perform a full flash to completely change all firmware partitions for your device to get unlocked.

How to perform full flashing of Alcatel OT-4013D and get your device unlocked.

In order to carry out this process, you will need to have the following ready;
  1. Official stock rom for Alcatel OT-4013D
  2. Android mtk drivers
  3. A computer
  4. A USB cable
  5. Sp flash tool or any other mtk flash tool you are versed with.
NB: Before proceeding, note that you will loss all your personal data. So it is advisable you first copy and same in your computer or external SD CARD  before procedding.
Once you have got all the above set;
  • Extract the stock firmware,
  • Install Android mtk usb drivers,
  • Launch sp flash tool
  • Laoad downloaded firmware scatter.txt
  • Select "format all + download" then click download button,
  • Power off your device and connect to PC via USB
  • If drivers are correctly installed, your device flashing will commence.
  • Wait for the flashing to complete.
  • Once flashing it done, your device when you power on will be unlocked ✌☺

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