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  1. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    The Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 is a mid-level Android 4.0.4 CDMA/WiMax phone relabeled from the Sprint Epic 4G Touch. After rooting the Boost S2 can use any Epic Touch 4G ROM.


    Tips:

    1. Read threads/posts (** SEARCH **) and test sufficiently; many question are already answered in posts or can be resolved by personal testing.

    2. Battery life: Turn off GPS, Wi-Fi, sync, Bluetooth and 4G when not in use. Watch for apps that update too often (email), kill background apps (stock task manager). Low signals (3G/4G) will drain quickly. Running CPU a moderator like Voltage Control can under-clock your CPU and extend battery life.
    2a. Bad Battery Test: Try spinning your battery, if it spins it is bad.

    3. Keep your battery cool; phones can reboot around 120 degrees.

    4. Dalvik Cache is for speeding apps (.apk). It is OK to clear data as any necessary data will reload.

    5. Create a unique Gmail account to store contacts/calendar and sync as necessary.

    6. Link to: Boost Galaxy S2 Firmware Updates

    7. Download mode: (Odin): Volume- and power until prompt, then volume+
    7a. Recovery mode (CWM): Volume+ and power, keep holding (about 30 seconds)

    8. Direct number to Boost CS Representative:

    9. Restoring contacts (Gmail): You can restore contacts to a previous version



    Tutorials:

    [ROOT GUIDE] Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2

    **Tutorial** Return to Boost stock

    Fix MMS issue on custom ROMs: Thread with known fix

    Nandroid: Complete backup of you phone

    Boost Mobile automated MSL MSL (master subsidy lock)

    3G/4G modem tweaks

    [GUIDE] How to Disable Boost Data Throttle - *Confirmed Works

    FLASH EPIC 4g TOUCH on boost!! Step by step!!

    How To Un-brick and Un-root Your Epic 4G Touch (Boost SGS2)


    Mods:

    Original custom Sprint ROMs

    Semi-original custom Sprint ROMs

    CyanogenMod10

    Themes

    Removable Apps/ Bloatware

    Stock Google apps

    Android Forums Guide to SGS2 ROMs


    Essential Apps:

    Odin: Samsung recovery tool that can return to stock if desired. Odin3 v1.85 attached

    Samsung Kies: Samsung PC/phone sync app that contains Samsung drivers
    .... Troubleshooting Kies

    CWM/AGAT: Custom recovery tools

    Titanium Backup: This is the must have app for anyone that is rooted! Backup, restore and freeze including system data, apps and app data, settings and lots more. Also converts system apps to user apps and reverse

    Red Laser Barcode Scanner

    VisualVoicemail.apk: often missing from custom ROMs


    Boost Coverage Map (including 4G LTE): http://www.boostmobile.com/coverage/


    Samsung Galaxy S

    Attached Files:


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  2. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Consolidating info into one thread.


    Please reply about anything to add.
  3. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Stickied!

    Thanks for the heads-up, guyphs :).
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  4. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Added:

    Removable Apps/ Bloatware

    Nandroid and CWM links

    Thx: VeNuM (XDA), Sylerxen
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  5. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

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    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

  7. dhabell

    dhabell Well-Known Member

    the CM10 files didnt work, they have wrong stuff in build prop for Boost SGS2
  8. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    added:

    Get My MSL: quick and painless app to find MSL
    2a. Bad Battery Test: Try spinning your battery, if it spins it is bad.



    Thx: KitsapAndroid
  9. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    I have loaded fresh CM10 a couple times now, not sure what happened for you.


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    edit: the CM10 file size and name in the link are the same as I have used.
  10. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member



    This is not recommended. I am a Boost Mobile Store Manager. When you press '88' it will ask you to put in your exact dealer code. If you do not have one, They do maintain the right to disconnect the call.

    Also, If you use a dealer code (Dealer ID), That store will be recorded as having made that call. In the event that you are caught using this information fraudulently we reserve the right to cancel your service without warning.

    Each call is recorded and the phone numbers listed, If you call from a blocked number customer service has the right to refuse the call.

    Call your local store and have them make the call on your behalf.
    I am here as well, I will do my best to help.

    If you are not dealer, Do not use the dealer line. This will slow down and clog up our ability to help our customers.
    Call times will increase and the security measures will become more complex.
    This is not fair to me or to other customers/dealers.

    Thank you for understanding!

    If you have any questions feel free to inbox/comment me!
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  11. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    deleted

    Thx: septembersrain
  12. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

  13. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

  14. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Added:

    8. Direct number to Boost CS Representative: 877-438-8643

    Thx :lily0615
  15. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    I just installed a new from from...well I just remember its called Blu Kuban by Rujelus22. I noticed I can't send photos to my mom so I tried the mms fix and still no dice. I did this immediately after installing the new rom. Any ideas?
  16. cerj

    cerj Well-Known Member

    Do you have your MSL? Im running the same rom and my mms is working. I dialed ##DATA## then tap EDIT, Type in you MSL, then tap others then tap MMSC URL. delete mmm.sprint and type in, mm.myboostmobile.com Thats it. hope i helped. on the older BLU KUBAN you could only send MMS on 4g I think. The new updated BLU KUBAN w the FI27 kernel allows MMS to be sent over 3g n 4g.
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  17. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what msl is Mr :-\
    Since then I have switched from Blu Kuban and went to blenz and still having the same problem. Would you care to explain what msl is and how to get it?
  18. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    MSL is a number unique to your phone; think serial number.




    Get My MSL: quick and painless app to find MSL
  19. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    I got it using alogcat so I'm going to use and see what happens. Thanks guys.
  20. Sylerxen

    Sylerxen Well-Known Member

    It won't work on blendz because the development must have done something to it. Still thanks for the support guys.
  21. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Added:

    VisualVoicemail.apk: often missing from custom ROMs


    Thx: puertoblack2003 (XDA)
  22. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

  23. hsco

    hsco New Member

    Hello, can anyone confirm that the one click rooted guide for version FI22 at sxtpdevelopers.com works and is fully functional? Or does this have the same Agat kernel issue of 3G not working?
  24. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    I have not used the 1 click method but use Guyph's tutorial and you're golden.

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