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  1. scooter11

    scooter11 New Member

    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. :confused:

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  2. crump

    crump Well-Known Member

  3. targon

    targon Member

    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.
  4. scooter11

    scooter11 New Member

    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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