How to Root AT&T Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A) and Install TWRP Recovery

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If you are a owner of a Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A) smartphone, and also want to customize this rugged smartphone, then you have visited the right page.

The AT&T Alcatel Ideal 4G LTE (4060A) smartphone is a simple smartphone for AT&T, which features the smoother performance and comes at an affordable price. It is right for the people with smaller hands, thanks to the 4.5-inch screen, which is ideal for the one-handed operations. IT comes with 4GB internal storage, while supporting the WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, which makes the connection active with stability. The device is powered by a Quad-core 1.1GHz processor, coupled with 1GB RAM and delivers the outstanding performance for accessing the apps and flipping through the menus, as well as running the home screens. The device is powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. It features 4G LTE speed for faster download speed, 5 megapixels rear camera and megapixels front-facing camera. The device has 8GB of internal storage, while supporting the 128GB of internal storage for storing large number of apps, magazines, books, movies and television programs.

If you are an Android Enthusiast, and want to Root and Install TWRP recovery on your beloved, then you have landed on the right page. In the due course of the article, we will guiding you through the process to install TWRP and root AT&T Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A).

The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install latest TWRP for Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A). You can download TWRP Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is a <official/unofficial> TWRP recovery and is only for Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A) (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A), do not try out this method on any other device.


If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A), then rooting and flashing the TWRP is the main concern. The Stock ROMs have often limited and unsupported features in the sense of Customization. When you have a rooted device and also flashed TWRP recovery, then you are free to install any Custom ROMs, Mods, Kernel, and Xposed etc., as well as many apps which requires root access to work properly.

Brief Details and Advantage of TWRP Recovery

TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open source, community development project. By flashing the TWRP, your device will be enabled to install any custom firmware, rooting your smartphone, mod zip files for customizations, Xposed Modules for customized features, one click root and unroot processes. Apart from that, it allows you to take Full Nandroid Backup and restore it later, one click image file flashing, remove bloatware, overclock and underclock. Using TWRP, one can easily clean Wipe, Cache and Data after flashing any image file to reflect the changes and rectify minor errors due to cache.

For installing the TWRP, your Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A) phone must have the Unlocked bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization.

Disclaimer: The covers although everything in a very neat and a processed manner so that our readers get exactly what they want, still there are meager chances of basic issues that may arise out of the listed steps here. Hence it is in sole interest of the user to follow the steps very cautiously so as to stay away from any mishappenings with your device.

Rooting and flashing the Custom ROM firmware, certainly without any doubt voids your devices warranty and in no way will be held responsible for warranty void or your bricked device.


Ensure to check your model number, which must be:

  • Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A)

You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your phone , you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.

  • Phone Should be Charged

Your phone must be 70% charged at least, else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why to take risk, try to charge it fully.

  • Back Up

If you are either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your phone. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.

  • Enable USB Debugging

(Applicable only for PC method, Skip if you will use APK method)

You must enable USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications and Developer options.

Downloads For Rooting Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A)

Download the device drivers from the manufacturer’s website, otherwise the KingRoot PC will install the drivers in your computer. (Note: App method doesn’t require any drivers, because it works without PC)

Download  KingRoot APK for Android from here.

Download  KingRoot for Windows from here.

Procedure to Root Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A) (Without PC with KingRoot APK)

Make sure that you have downloaded the required files (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.

Step 1: Open the browser of your phone and enter the address:  Then Download KingRoot APK for Android.


Step 2: As soon as KingRoot download would complete, then immediately tap on the drop-down notification bar to begin installation process.

Step 3: If by-default your device was set to ‘Install Blocked’, then you might get message ‘installation blocked’. Don’t  bother just tap on ‘Install anyway (unsafe)’ to skip the same, or manually enable the the installation in the settings. Settings>Lock screen and security>Unknown sources and enable the same.

Step 4: After enabling the installation, you will be prompted with ‘KingRoot’ installation screen. Just tap on ‘Install’ to begin the installation process. After the installation is complete, tap on ‘open button’ and this will start the KingRoot app.

Step 5: Without wasting any time, tap on ‘Try it’ button followed by ‘Get now’ just below ‘Root access not available’. This will start the rooting process.

Step 6: Now, rooting process has been finished and completed. After your device is rooted, you will return to the main screen, and this will finish the rooting process.

How to Root AT&T Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A) (With PC with KingRoot for Windows)

Step 1: Run the ‘KingRoot for Windows PC’ setup file and install the software. After installation process completes, click on (completed to complete the setup.

Step 2: After enabling the USB Debugging Mode ‘On’, connect your Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A) to the computer via USB cable. After the device is plugged in, the KingRoot will automatically detect the Model number and Android version of the device. If your computer have already driver installed, then it will be a quick process, otherwise KingRoot will install drivers (Internet Connection required).

Step 3: If USB Debugging Mode is already enable, then you will see the ‘Root (Attempt to root) buttons on the screen. Just click on the ‘Root’ button and this will begin the process.

Step 4: Monitor the rooting process with progress percentage bar, and the process will be completed in few minutes. The device will reboot several times during the process.

Procedure to Root AT&T Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A)/ Install SuperSU

Step 1: Open the Google Play Store, then search and download official TWRP App.

Step 2: Ensure that you have downloaded the TWRP custom recovery from the prerequisite section. Now, browse the same and then connect device to the computer. Then save the TWRP (.img) file to either external microSD card or internal storage of the device.

Step 3: Once again open the TWRP app, and then select the option ‘Flash TWRP’. Navigate to the menu, you will be welcomed with the option to select a file to flash. Now, browse and navigate to the twrp.img file, and select the same. Then select the option to flash the file to recovery of the device.

Step 4: Now, Transfer the downloaded file to the internal storage / SD card of your Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A) device.

Step 5: Now, open KingRoot app, then browse the app settings, and then select the option ‘Uninstall Kingroot’. Follow the uninstallation process, while ensuring that the option to save root backup is unchecked.

Install TWRP 3;0

Step 6: Once the device finishes the uninstallation of KingRoot, open ‘TWRP’ once again, then select ‘Flasth TWRP, that will take you to the next menu, then tap on ‘app settings’ menu, which appears in the upper left of the scree. There you need to select Reboot Recovery.

Step 7: Now Select option INSTALL from the TWRP main menu. Then, Navigate to the SuperSU zip file you downloaded earlier, select the file and swipe to install it.

Step 8: Select Reboot and then System from TWRP main menu. You now have TWRP custom recovery and full root access with SuperSU binaries installed.

Congratulations, now you have rooted Alcatel Ideal 4G (4060A) . Now, you can install Xposed Framework, and customize your smartphone as per your preference. If you wish to verify, you may download and check the Root Status through Root Checker app.

Credits:  MotoJunkie01,

Source: XDA