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Old March 26th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help and advice with Vitality?

Long story short, I wanted to get a custom rom on my Vitality, but ended up not liking it as much as I thought I would. I found a complete stock rom of the Admire and flashed it, but it was metroPCS and I have Cricket. So now my phone is a complete stock version of a metroPCS Admire, and I have no service whatsoever. I'm also paying for a muve music plan from Cricket, but I've lost that service too since it wasn't offered with metroPCS. I've messed up pretty bad, and I can't find any vitality roms out there on the internet to flash back to.

So I guess my question is what should I do? Will Cricket give me another phone after I've so blatantly voided the warranty? Or is there a way to get back to my original phone's rom?

Please help.

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First you should have made a nandroid backup before you flashed anything.. For reasons just like this.

Check this thread http://www.cricketusers.com/cricket-samsung-vitality/28838-link-custom-recovery.html
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If you don't have a service at all, you can "flash" it to cricket.

Basically you need NAM parameters and a correct PRL.

I've seen people installing MUVE application on flashed noncricket phones. Google is your friend.
I don't think cricket will honor warranty on flashed phone.

Another option is to buy a new phone from BestBuy for $100. It's cheaper than cricket.

Cricket - Muve Samsung Vitality No-Contract Mobile Phone - Red - SCH-r720

If there is a safe way to save a ROM from Vitality, I can do it. But I've seen couple of people bricking their phones when they tried to save ROMs.
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Here is a Muve Music apk Cricket Users News - Muve Music APK (Muve Music for All?)

Looks like the stock ROM is here (second post) http://www.cricketusers.com/cricket-samsung-vitality/28838-link-custom-recovery.html
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Thanks for the replies guys, I really appreciate it. I'm at my wits end with this, it's been driving me crazy.

So I believe the rom that was posted on the cricket forums is corrupted because every time I try to install it something goes wrong. I have tried installing it through CWM's recovery mode and through Odin. The original rom is a .rar file, so I changed it to a .zip for CWM and .tar for Odin, none of which worked. I've also read that there is a possibility it might flash using the SDK manager, but I have no idea how to do this with this phone. When I use CWM all I got is an installation aborted error. Odin just closes out (I'm trying a one package install of the whole zip).

So any ideas? I believe this could work if a certain variable in this problem were to change. Thanks in advance.

Edit: WOW! I feel so dumb. Instead of just restoring from CWM, I was trying to flash the file as a zip. To anyone else that has this problem, unzip the file and then boot it from the "backup and restore" of CWM. Thank you everyone who helped, extremely appreciate it.
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