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[MetroPCS] T-Mobile Cyanogenmod Installer with MetroPCS?

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  1. Flaspeneer

    Flaspeneer Well-Known Member

    What happens if you try to use the Cyanogenmod One-Click Installer to upgrade an unrooted MobilePCS Galaxy S4? Does it recognize the phone as T-Mobile and install CM successfully? If so, does the phone lose access to the MetroPCS 4LTE network in a way that can't be rectified in the settings? If so, is it easy to switch to more MetroPCS-friendly ROMs (such as Shabby Penguin's) after rooting and installing CM with the installer?

    Currently running stock 4.2.2. I'd have loved to install 4.3 but haven't for obvious reasons (4.3's locking of the bootloader, etc.).

    (When I open the preparation app that used to be in the Google Play Store, I receive a prompt that my phone isn't supported. When I opened it a few months ago, I could swear I didn't get that prompt.)

  2. Flaspeneer

    Flaspeneer Well-Known Member

    For those who might be interested, here's the public response I received from CM:

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  3. ARocker

    ARocker Developer Developer

    Thanks for doing the leg work and posting the result. It was as I suspected unfortunately.

    Check the Unofficial All Things Root Guide for a copy of CM11 4.4 you can flash with a custom recovery. Its for Tmobile but definately works for us.
  4. Flaspeneer

    Flaspeneer Well-Known Member

    Just received this public response:

    If anyone's got a MetroPCS S4 they'd like Mr. Mason to test, or would like him to add the alias and test it themselves, head over to the Google+ group, Cyanogenmod Installer Mac Beta and reply to my thread.
  5. ARocker

    ARocker Developer Developer

    Cant do it fellas, sorry :(
  6. noirelion

    noirelion Active Member

    I'm using
    cyanogen mod variant whatever with 4.4.2
    most of the newer roms on xda use 4.4.2......
    is there some benefit to 4.3?
  7. Flaspeneer

    Flaspeneer Well-Known Member

    No, but there's a special problem with 4.3 and everything that follows in terms of official upgrades (Knox, etc.). My point was that I wanted to upgrade officially to 4.3 but decided not to because of Samsung's interference.

    The main benefit of 4.3 for me would be that it works especially well with a lot of external DACs that 4.2 did not -- the FiiO E18, for example. DACs seem to be rather fussy when it comes to Android and various iterations.

    The invitation to volunteer an S4 for testing wasn't intended to apply to you specifically, so there's no need to apologize. It's for anyone who has a lot of smartphones. I can't do without my S4 either (it's my only phone) or I'd have volunteered to help.

    The point is that people who feel the MetroPCS S4 isn't seen as a legitimate carrier for ROMs can do something about it, since CM is the most famous custom ROM in the world and the one-click upgrade is potentially their most mainstream effort. Both could easily include our phone in present and future releases.

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