As a really affordable smartphone that costs only $150, I think Alcatel Flash 2 is really amazing for that price. One of the things that I really love the most from this phone is definitely its fast 4G LTE connectivity. So I can literally download any huge files in just a couple of seconds using this device.
More impressively, I can also use this phone as the modem for my laptop by using USB cable that comes with it. And this totally helps a lot speed up the downloading process of my laptop. However, there’s still one problem that I usually face everytime I want to connect this phone to my PC.
So when I try to connect my Alcatel Flash 2 to my laptop for the very first time, it keeps failing to install the drivers to my laptop. And this has prevented me from using this phone as the modem for my laptop.
As a result, of course I cannot connect to the internet of my phone through my laptop. This actually also happened to my previuos Alcatel Flash Plus smartphone, which had the same exact problem.
Well, if you also have the same exact problem where your Alcatel Flash 2 keeps failing to install its drivers to your laptop or PC, then I have the best solution for you.
Okay then, below I’m going to show you how to be able to install the drivers from your Alcatel Flash 2 to your computer so you can finally use this phone as the modem for your laptop/PC.
WARNING!! Do this at your own risk!! I will not be responsible for anything wrong that might happen on your phone!
#1. Backup your data and system with TWRP
Okay, first things first, before even proceeding to the next step, I want you to create a backup system and data of your Alcatel Flash 2 by using TWRP custom recovery tool. But if you haven’t known how to install it yet, here I’ll show you how.
Of course, before creating the backup system, you must firstly root your Alcatel Flash 2 using Kingroot 4.6.5 app.
After you've successfully rooted this phone, then you can finally install TWRP on your Alcatel Flash 2 and create the backup system using this custom recovery tool. Anyway, you can get the compatible version of Alcatel Flash 2 on this page, which is the official forum for Alcatel smartphone users.
This is really important because in order to connect your PC with the internet connection of your Alcatel Flash 2, your PC needs to install 2 drivers that come with the phone: “Android ADB” and “RNDIS”.
And the only way to successfully install these 2 drivers to your PC or laptop is by resetting your Alcatel Flash 2 to its factory setting, which means you’re about to restore your phone entirely and delete all data from the system, including the apps/games and saved data.
This is why I suggest you to create the backup system of your phone with TWRP custom recovery tool.
So once you've successfully installed “Android ADB” and “RNDIS” drivers to your PC (after your phone is fully reset to factory setting), you can restore back your phone to normal again by using the backup system that you already created earlier with TWRP.
Anyway, if you don’t know how to install TWRP custom recovery tool to your Alcatel Flash 2 and how to create the backup system using TWRP, you can visit these pages here and here to find out more.
But of course, your phone must be rooted first in order to be able to use this tool.
#2. Remove the external microSD card from your device
Okay, I assume that right now, you have created the backup system of your phone using TWRP. Now the next thing to do is remove the external microSD card from your device because you’re about to reset your phone back to factory setting.
To do this, just go to Setting > Storage > scroll down to the bottom and select 'Unmount SD card'. After that, remove your microSD card from this phone.
#3. Go to Setting
To start the process of resetting, now go back to Setting.
#4. Backup & Reset
On the setting, now scroll down and then select “Backup & Reset” in the list.
#5. Factory data reset
As you can see on the screen, there is the option of “Factory Data Reset” on the bottom. Now tap on it to start resetting your phone to factory setting.
#6. Tap on RESET to fully reset your phone to the factory setting
Before you begin the process of resetting, your phone will ask you to confirm your choice here because you’re about to restore your Alcatel Flash 2 entirely and remove all the data in the system. But if you’re READY to do this, press the button “RESET” to start the process of resetting.
#7. Wait until the process of resetting is complete
It usually takes a couple of minutes until this whole process of resetting is complete. So all you need to do right now is wait. During this process, your phone will reboot itself and will show the opening logo multiple times until it finally enter to the homescreen.
You will then be asked to enter your Google username and password along with some information to your phone.
#8. Plug in your smartphone to your PC
Okay, after your phone is fully reset and it finally enters to the homescreen, now plug your Alcatel Flash 2 to your computer (PC or laptop) using the USB cable that comes with the phone.
#9. Choose Media MTP
Once your PC recognizes your smartphone, in default, your phone is connected to your PC in ‘Charge only’ mode. Now in order to install 2 important drivers: “Android ADB” and “RNDIS”, you need to switch the mode to ‘Media device (MTP)’ right on the screen of your phone.
As mentioned above, these 2 drivers will be important to connect your PC with the internet connection (4G LTE) of your Alcatel Flash 2. So if you manage to install these 2 drivers to your PC, you can now use your phone as the modem to surf the internet on your PC.
However, in ‘Media device (MTP)’ mode, your PC will firstly install the diver ‘Android ADB’, while the second driver will be installed later when you try to connect your PC with ‘USB tethering’ (in the step number 12).
#10. Let your smartphone install MTP driver to your PC
Now wait until the installation process of this driver is complete. It usually takes a couple of seconds.
#11. Connect your PC with your smartphone with USB tethering
Okay, now go back to your smartphone, open the Setting > select the option ‘More’ > select ‘tethering and portable hotspot’ > turn on the ‘USB tethering’ by tapping on the toggle.
#12. Let your smartphone install RNDIS driver to your PC
Right when you turn on the toggle of ‘USB tethering’, your PC then will try to install the second driver called “RNDIS” which will connect your PC with the LTE radio of your Alcatel Flash 2.
#13. Wait until the installation process is complete
The last thing you need to do now is wait for a couple of seconds until your PC finishes installing the ‘RNDIS’ driver.
#14. Restore the backup system of your Alcatel Flash 2 with TWRP
Okay, I assume that right now you’ve already managed to connect your PC with the internet connection (4G LTE) of your Alcatel Flash 2. Now you can restore your Alcatel Flash 2 back to normal again by using the backup system you created earlier using TWRP.
Plug off your Alcatel Flash 2 from your PC and do the process of restoring backup with TWRP, which is already explained on this page.
Well, there you go guys, my solution for you if you are having problem to connect your PC with the internet connection of your Alcatel Flash 2. Hopefully this can be really helpful for you.
Even though this solution is only for Alcatel Flash 2 users, but I believe this can also be applied to the users of other phones. So if you're also having the same problem where you cannot install the drivers from your phone to your PC, then this solution might work for you as well.