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Old June 16th, 2014, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default stock T-mo galaxy s4 rom on metro s4

Are there any benefits to flashing a stock T-moble s4 rom onto a metro s4?.

Is it even possible to to root/flash on a metro s4 running jb 4.3?

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Yes you can flash tmobile firmware over your metro version, you will have to check the forum for the device if you can... I think the s4 bootloader is not locked for tmobile or metro
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I'm currently using the 4.4.2 Tmo ROM on my M919N Metro S4, it is KitKat and i have had it for over a month now, no issues here what so ever besides the Tmo bloatware which i shall be rooting and removing when i get a chance
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I'm currently using the 4.4.2 Tmo ROM on my M919N Metro S4, it is KitKat and i have had it for over a month now, no issues here what so ever besides the Tmo bloatware which i shall be rooting and removing when i get a chance

Don't you have to root the metro s4 to be able to flash the Tmo stock rom?
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Don't you have to root the metro s4 to be able to flash the Tmo stock rom?
Not necessarily. You can flash any firmware thru Odin w/o rooting but you will lose warranty anyway because of knox on 4.3 and above.
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I have tried and tried to find out how to "flash" and i got the folder of odin on my sd but i have no clue on how to even get it to work.
is there a noob step by step (with links for stuff needed) guide cuase there is a nice minions rom i would love to get on my phone. (it's at xda for tmobile s4). So i am hoping i can get this so i can use that. (next step would be to learn to flash a rom..lmao)
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I have tried and tried to find out how to "flash" and i got the folder of odin on my sd but i have no clue on how to even get it to work.
is there a noob step by step (with links for stuff needed) guide cuase there is a nice minions rom i would love to get on my phone. (it's at xda for tmobile s4). So i am hoping i can get this so i can use that. (next step would be to learn to flash a rom..lmao)
In order to flash custom roms, you must be rooted and have a custom recovery installed.

The [Unofficial] MetroPCS S4 Root Information Thread has all the info and links you need to begin flashing.

1) Root your phone. There are a couple of different methods to do this. The [Unofficial] MetroPCS S4 Root Information Thread has them.

2) Flash a custom recovery. This is what you flash custom roms with. There are a few to choose from, I personally use one called TWRP. You'll find them all at the [Unofficial] MetroPCS S4 Root Information Thread.

3) Flash a rom. Choose a custom rom and follow the flashing instructions that they recommend. Make sure the rom is for your device!! In our case, the Metropcs S4, most of what you'll flash, was developed for the tmobile S4 but works with our S4 too (because the two devices are almost identical).

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How do you get TWRP to start? nothing i have read so far says how to start it.
Don't see an option on reboot either
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well thats how i got mine dont know if it took all 3 or not..lmao
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How do you get TWRP to start? nothing i have read so far says how to start it.
Don't see an option on reboot either
OPs never mind i got lucky. for those who dont know when turn on phone hold power, volume up and home button.
well thats how i got mine dont know if it took all 3 or not..lmao
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so i can flash 4.4.2 by odin to my s4 metro pcs without problems??
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so i can flash 4.4.2 by odin to my s4 metro pcs without problems??
Depends on what you mean by problems. The phone will work as intended except youll have a Tmobile branded operating system. That means you wont have the metropcs apps that come with the phone and many use the Mymetro app to pay their bills from the device. You won't get that app with the tmobile firmware. Also, there's no way I'm aware of to go back to the metropcs software. Flash the tmobile 4.4.2 firmware and you wont be able to downgrade to the metropcs firmware (which is still on 4.3). Other than that it will work fine.

Alternately, you can simply install a custom recovery, like TWRP, and then just flash any tmobile 4.4.2 rom instead of the whole tmobile firmware. You get all kinds of different custom roms to choose from with this method and also the option to backup the current metropcs operating system. As long as you back up the stock metropcs system with TWRP, you can simply restore it back later.

Lastly, tmobile just released another firmware update to their S4 (still no word from metropcs on an update though). The new firmware is now 4.4.4. There will be custom roms made from it comming soon.
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For what is is worth I have the Metro version of the S4 I got tired of waiting for kitkat thru metro so I flashed T-mobiles kit kat over was not rooted or anything.
This is the guide I used. Install 4.4.2 tw on Metro m919n how to guide!
make sure you follow the directions and you should be okay. And remember myself nor anyone on the BB is responsible if you brick your phone
My S4 was was a M919n and now had kitkat (T-Mobile)
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