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Finally rooted my Tecno T3
Publié le 17 Jan 2013, 7:10 am dans android

I planned to make a review of this android smartphone named Tecno T3. Tecno are chinese phones made for Africans. This last sentence describes how is it, low cost, low specs. And when it comes with 13 months warranty, I can almost safely think it is not as bad quality as many chinese products are.

Tecno T3 could be a good device, it has everything, but, its bottleneck is its memory: 175MB which leaves a bare 30MB, even less, for apps to use. To make things worse, it comes with so many bloatwares that I don't need and that consume this precious resource. Unfortunately, these bloatwares are installed as system apps and can't be removed or disabled. Each time I restart my phone, I have to manually force close these apps.

From the day one I purchased it, I searched everywhere for a way to remove these apps like Facebook, Twitter, GO keyboard... But Tecno T3, released in July 2012, could not be rooted with standard rooting tools like SuperOneClick.

Finally, someone found the solution, it's an app called Poot, which then install Ministro II. It should be run and then it tries to root the phone. It doesn't always succeed, and at each failure, I had to reboot the phone and try again.
After one factory reset and about hundreds of reboots, I finally had my phone rooted. I then removed all the bloatwares and have installed only the apps I like. I even replaced the original launcher with a more lightweight and low memory footprint one, named Lightning launcher.

I said I planned to make a review of this smartphone, and the review I intended to make was rather negative, but once it is rooted, I changed my mind.

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