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Old November 8th, 2012, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been trolling the Att avail dev section and props to stayboogy for the root help.

But can I load Merit roms onto the avail (the Avail has nothing really susbstantial, but the Merit is hopping)?

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Old November 8th, 2012, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a little difference in them. I know the one.three ROM will work on the Merit but you life some function. I don't know about the other way tho. Just test one.
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I have many Avail users running my rom as well. 2.0 is only days away.

EDIT, I spoke too soon. The update will take a lil while. Relocating.
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Hey Bruce, just a heads up, I moved this to the Avail All Things Root section. Thanks for understanding.
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2.0 is out.

check the merit section
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They should work ok. here's one you can try. http://androidforums.com/merit-all-things-root/643062-rom-ice-cream-dream-v1-0-now-available.html
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MOST roms are interchangeable between the Avail/Merit.

As far as hardware goes, they are identical. The issues arise with the network the phone was designed to connect with. Avail Z990 for AT&T, Merit Z990G for Straight Talk, and Merit Z990G for Net10 DO have some 'stock' firmware differences.

Those mostly become appearent when you tryto root them. The Avail is super easy (T-Card and *code). The ST Merit can flash a update.zip, which will allow you to flash a rooted ROM. The Net10 closes that loophole, and you have to jcase ADB it.

After all that rigamarole, you get into carrier specific oddities, such as SMS, MMS, and other things. While MOST roms will work splendidly as an Avail OR as a Merit, you can (possibly, not probably) run into issues like that.

All in all, the best thing (which sounds odd) is to go ahead and try them, and see if they work on your phone, with your carrier. Just make a nandroid backup first, just in case the odd dragon pops his head out of the cave. If that happens, a restore is REAL easy. (Thus why I worked and worked at getting a 100% working CWM for this phone)

So, in conclusion, the hardware is the same. The firmware is slightly different. The carrier-specific setups can get wonky on you.

Basically, try the rom. If it works, great. If it doesn't...
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MOST roms are interchangeable between the Avail/Merit.

As far as hardware goes, they are identical. The issues arise with the network the phone was designed to connect with. Avail Z990 for AT&T, Merit Z990G for Straight Talk, and Merit Z990G for Net10 DO have some 'stock' firmware differences.

Those mostly become appearent when you tryto root them. The Avail is super easy (T-Card and *code). The ST Merit can flash a update.zip, which will allow you to flash a rooted ROM. The Net10 closes that loophole, and you have to jcase ADB it.

After all that rigamarole, you get into carrier specific oddities, such as SMS, MMS, and other things. While MOST roms will work splendidly as an Avail OR as a Merit, you can (possibly, not probably) run into issues like that.

All in all, the best thing (which sounds odd) is to go ahead and try them, and see if they work on your phone, with your carrier. Just make a nandroid backup first, just in case the odd dragon pops his head out of the cave. If that happens, a restore is REAL easy. (Thus why I worked and worked at getting a 100% working CWM for this phone)

So, in conclusion, the hardware is the same. The firmware is slightly different. The carrier-specific setups can get wonky on you.

Basically, try the rom. If it works, great. If it doesn't...
i rooted my Net10 using stayboogy's update.zip--so that loophole isn't closed

i've also installed his roms on my stock recovery, so it's possible to flash cwm and then restore a rooted nandroid

your information is incorrect
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