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Old January 8th, 2014, 08:55 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I really wish i could get a pic of what ur seeing. Try installing TWRP with goo manager. If that doesnt work, try another recovery. Install goo manager then tap the menu button and select install open recovery script and do what it says.
I did that in goo manager a little earlier it downloaded and everything then i hit reboot recovery but it doesnt do nothing but give me a message. Then I tried to flash that file in goo manager but when I hit flash nothing happens there too. I'm still trying to post the picture also

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OK here it is
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I did that in goo manager a little earlier it downloaded and everything then i hit reboot recovery but it doesnt do nothing but give me a message. Then I tried to flash that file in goo manager but when I hit flash nothing happens there too. I'm still trying to post the picture also
IDK man, lost of people have installed TWRP both ways with no issue. I've never heard anyone describe what youre seeing. Try the oudhs recovery or CWM.

Are you sure you have a MetroPCS S4?
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OK here it is
That looks like the stock recovery. Try flashing the CF Auto Root Via odin then try flashing TWRP.
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IDK man, lost of people have installed TWRP both ways with no issue. I've never heard anyone describe what youre seeing. Try the oudhs recovery or CWM.

Are you sure you have a MetroPCS S4?
It says it's for Android 4.2.2 does it matter if I'm on 4.3? Sorry I meant to quote your other reply.
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It says it's for Android 4.2.2 does it matter if I'm on 4.3? Sorry I meant to quote your other reply.
Shouldnt matter with the auto root.
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It says it's for Android 4.2.2 does it matter if I'm on 4.3? Sorry I meant to quote your other reply.
OK where is the CF Auto Root zip?
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Now try to install TWRP via goo manager
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Got it. Now I'm following your other steps from earlier
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How do you get 4G to work?
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How do you get 4G to work?
You have to mess with the network settings. Take a look at the Network/APN Information section in the first post of this thread. You may need to input the apn info yourself. Its been a while since I flashed CM 11, sorry if I don't remember exactly.
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You have to mess with the network settings. Take a look at the Network/APN Information section in the first post of this thread. You may need to input the apn info yourself. Its been a while since I flashed CM 11, sorry if I don't remember exactly.
Alright I got it working and I think this is my last problem when I try to swype on the stock keyboard it force closes.
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Alright I got it working and I think this is my last problem when I try to swype on the stock keyboard it force closes.
Dont know what to tell you about that. I dont use swipe. Try a different keyboard, like the google keyboard from playstore.
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Dont know what to tell you about that. I dont use swipe. Try a different keyboard, like the google keyboard from playstore.
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Since I'm rooted and can't get regular updates, is there any way to get around that when the kit kat touchwiz update comes out? Or must I wait until a rom comes out for it?
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Since I'm rooted and can't get regular updates, is there any way to get around that when the kit kat touchwiz update comes out? Or must I wait until a rom comes out for it?
Im sure there will be a way to apply the update when it comes for us. Having a rooted system may be an issue at first but keep in mind it wasn't long after we got the 4.3 update, that we had an odin flashable version and so in the end it root shouldnt be an issue.

There will also likely be a Tmobile rom of kit kat touchwiz for you to play with before we get our official update. I understand that att just got a leaked copy. It wont be long until you'll see a version of that leak that works for the Tmobile S4 and ours as well. Keep an eye out here and at xda.
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This has probably been asked and answered, but I have looked and looked. My m919n is rooted, but with the stock rom, and I am still on 4.2.2, baseband mf2. I want to join the 21st century and upgrade to 4.3 and then Kitkat. I have read we can use tmobile roms, will this still enable me to get signal, wifi etc. Also will it install knox, I ve heard scary stories about that. Can someone lead me in the right direction . pretty please
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This has probably been asked and answered, but I have looked and looked. My m919n is rooted, but with the stock rom, and I am still on 4.2.2, baseband mf2. I want to join the 21st century and upgrade to 4.3 and then Kitkat. I have read we can use tmobile roms, will this still enable me to get signal, wifi etc. Also will it install knox, I ve heard scary stories about that. Can someone lead me in the right direction . pretty please
Tmobile 4.3 roms are your best bet but you'll need to have a custom recovery flashed as well as root. These custom roms dont come with the KNOX bootloader and most have been debloated, so the KNOX apps have been removed as well. Lastly, flashing the Tmobile 4.3 roms shouldn't change your signals or wifi or anything like that, though anything is possibile when you flash a rom.

There are some reliable 4.3 Tmobile roms in the first post of this thread that I have tested myself. You can flash one of these or go to xda and try some of them for yourself.

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This has probably been asked and answered, but I have looked and looked. My m919n is rooted, but with the stock rom, and I am still on 4.2.2, baseband mf2. I want to join the 21st century and upgrade to 4.3 and then Kitkat. I have read we can use tmobile roms, will this still enable me to get signal, wifi etc. Also will it install knox, I ve heard scary stories about that. Can someone lead me in the right direction . pretty please
Try this one...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2545711
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Thanks, that's all done, is there anything else I should do now? (all smiles)
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There's always stuff to try...Xposed framework and the Xposed modules let you customize touchwiz roms like the one you installed, very easily. I'll post a link in a sec...

http://androidforums.com/metropcs-galaxy-s4-all-things-root/755084-xposed-xposed-framework-rom-modding-without-modifying-apks-rovo89.html#post6076518

There are other roms to try as well like the CyanogenMod roms and AOKP roms, though they take a bit more to set up properly. Theres a link in the first post to a 4.4 kitkat version of CyanogenMod available that works very well.

You can also browse around the xda Tmobile S4 forums, they have lots of custom stuff to try.
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HI, Another question for you, I did try the cyanogenmod rom, but just couldn't get my head round it. What about the virgin Rom, or the Danvdh-ge-4.4.2 rom. Will I need to install a modem or anything else as these are international roms, and that seems to be the only difference in the models, ( I think I know what i am talking about, but who knows???) I looked up the differences in the models.
I hope I am not boring you with these questions, but you seem to be the go to person,with the knowledge
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HI, Another question for you, I did try the cyanogenmod rom, but just couldn't get my head round it. What about the virgin Rom, or the Danvdh-ge-4.4.2 rom. Will I need to install a modem or anything else as these are international roms, and that seems to be the only difference in the models, ( I think I know what i am talking about, but who knows???) I looked up the differences in the models.
I hope I am not boring you with these questions, but you seem to be the go to person,with the knowledge
As long as the rom is for the Tmobile S4, you wont need to flash a modem. I suggest you try the roms you're interested in...practice makes perfect.

Thanks, I'm only one of many in the know around here. I'm just quicker on the draw
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Ok so I'm on a i9505 kit kat touchwiz rom but my data speeds are extremely slow. So I'm assuming I need to be on the metro pcs APN based on my cyanogenmod experience. But when I go to change it I only have one option if you can see the picture. So I need to know how to get on the fast.metropcs.com apn or whatever its called.
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Ok well I went back on a cyanogenmod rom to check if my data works on there but it is also very slow on there too so I really need some help. Paid the bill on the 11th and I know I haven't run out of data that fast.
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Ok well I went back on a cyanogenmod rom to check if my data works on there but it is also very slow on there too so I really need some help. Paid the bill on the 11th and I know I haven't run out of data that fast.
Sorry it took me a while to respond. Click on the link below for exact directions to change apn/network.

To get 4G LTE working and data connection
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Sorry it took me a while to respond. Click on the link below for exact directions to change apn/network.

To get 4G LTE working and data connection
I've tried this but the speeds are still slow. I called metro to ask about my data and they said I already ran out of 2.5 GB in about 5 days when I haven't came close to doing that before. Maybe I have to wait until next month but I really dont get how I ran out.
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Just Added to 4.4 Tmobile Roms:
Insane Kit Kat [TW-NB4]
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[ROM][STOCK][4.4.2][TMO Base][ODEX]/[DEODEX+DEBLOAT]
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Hey I just got this phone like 3 days ago I had the lg motion rooted with custom rom and what not but it started to mess up after some time I was wondering if I could get some help for my gs4 like best way to root , good reliable every day roms I could get and what not I don't want to mess this one up pm me plz if u can help
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Hey I just got this phone like 3 days ago I had the lg motion rooted with custom rom and what not but it started to mess up after some time I was wondering if I could get some help for my gs4 like best way to root , good reliable every day roms I could get and what not I don't want to mess this one up pm me plz if u can help
The first post of this guide has most of what you're looking for. Good roms, root methods and recoveries with directions. I'm not familiar with the LG Motion but most of the process is probably sort of similar.
Root the phone, flash a recovery, then flash a rom.

Look over the first page and read through the important info part. Skip the stuff you already know.

Let me know how it works out
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Ok Thxs is there any roms you would or wouldn't recommend btw I'm on 4.3
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So my data problems I had earlier were solved. I woke up one day and I had the good speeds as usual even though they told me I ran out. Now my speeds are back to being terrible as before but I didnt get a message saying I used it all up. Any ideas why this is happening?
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So my data problems I had earlier were solved. I woke up one day and I had the good speeds as usual even though they told me I ran out. Now my speeds are back to being terrible as before but I didnt get a message saying I used it all up. Any ideas why this is happening?
Could be they are working on some towers and stuff in your area. Its hard to say. My plan is unlimited and my connection is fairly consistent in my area.
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Could be they are working on some towers and stuff in your area. Its hard to say. My plan is unlimited and my connection is fairly consistent in my area.
Alright so it's been a little over a week and my data is still slow like I ran out my plan. So I need some suggestions on how I could fix this. This didn't happen until I got on this rom by the way. I have the correct APN settings too. I know you said it could just be the towers but for some reason I feel like it's not.
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Sorry, I really dont know what to tell you about your data speed. You are the first to post about thus issue. Are you using Cyanogen Mod? Why not try another rom and see if the speeds improve for you?
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Sorry, I really dont know what to tell you about your data speed. You are the first to post about thus issue. Are you using Cyanogen Mod? Why not try another rom and see if the speeds improve for you?
Im on a rom called goldeneye rom or something like that. But I went back to a CM rom but it was still slow too.
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Have you tried a custom touchwiz rom? I would be curious to see if you see the same lag. When did you first notice your speed lag?
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Have you tried a custom touchwiz rom? I would be curious to see if you see the same lag. When did you first notice your speed lag?
This is a touchwiz kit kat rom and I first made a post about this problem on here March 16
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Try a rom based on a tmobile firmware...
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Could you point me in the direction of one? I can't really tell the firmware unless you mean go the the t mobile section and pick a rom
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The three roms I added a few posts back are all tmobile firmware.
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Right now I'm running Echoe ROM KitKat v20 which is an International TW base ROM without any lag of signal at all. I'm on old Metro bootloader MF2 with MF2 NON-HLOS and Baseband FNB4 from T-Mobile.
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The three roms I added a few posts back are all tmobile firmware.
Im on the insane kit kat rom and still have the same problem.
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Im on the insane kit kat rom and still have the same problem.
Which baseband (modem) do you have?
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