[TIP] Quick Baseband Switching


  1. The~Skater~187

    The~Skater~187 Well-Known Member

    Just thought I would put this out there for those of you that are not a fan of your current baseband and want to go to ej06, fa19, fe16 or vise versa without all the hassle of reflashing Roms, Kernels, Themes, or whatever.

    If you want to switch just your baseband, all you need is:

    -A version of Odin with the desired baseband that you want.



    To Install Baseband:

    -Put your phone into download mode
    -Connect your phone to your pc
    -Open up Odin and select one package
    -Select Your Ops
    -Select phone.tar
    -Hit start

    As soon as Odin says reset it is safe to unplug your phone from your pc and enjoy your new baseband.

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  2. J6Remy

    J6Remy Well-Known Member

    Thanks Skater. I didn't know that. I just found out that I can put stuff on my SD inside of CWM. lol
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  3. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    I did this (flashed the phone.tar) when the update had just came out . I ran it for 2 days and my signal and 3g were so bad that I had to flash back to EJ06 . Once Boost has got all the bugs worked out of it , I'll try it again . I wonder why it works well for some and bad for others ?
  4. The~Skater~187

    The~Skater~187 Well-Known Member


    Not sure. I have been running FA-19 for the last week and my data and signal were all over the place. So I went back to ej06 myself and everything is fine. Just wanted to let everyone know that your don't have to flash the entire oding image if you want just the baseband.
  5. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Right on man . There are quite a few people having good results w/ the new modem . I just wish that Boost would test the next update a little more before releasing it to the masses . They bricked a lot of phones this go round .
  6. Bandaid

    Bandaid Well-Known Member

    Let say I go back to EJ06 wont I still get nagged by the update?
  7. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Not if you install CTMod 3.2 or CM7 . They don't get the update . You can also install Autostarts to disable the update . There is a free app that does it too so I heard . Autostarts is likie 99
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  8. Bandaid

    Bandaid Well-Known Member

    Very cool, thanks man….
  9. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    You're welcome.
  10. Koumajutsu

    Koumajutsu Well-Known Member

  11. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Ya know , I still can't believe that Boost released that update without testing more thoroughly . I wonder how many phones that it actually bricked ?
  12. Slayer72

    Slayer72 Well-Known Member Developer

    lol, they are a bunch of nincompoops, they must love replacing phones and losing money over it... :p
  13. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Yeah I know. Man, that was just a bad decision on their part. Here's my main gripe about it ...... what if someone's phone was out of warranty and the update bricked it. How could they prove that it was Boost's fault? See what I mean? Lol . That would suck big time.

    Sent from my SPH-M820-BST using Tapatalk
  14. jtsdad

    jtsdad Well-Known Member

    Thats the first time I have ever seen that word used somewhere other than TV. Awesome...
  15. NyteRukh

    NyteRukh Well-Known Member

    Thankyou skater for an easy baseband switch i was dreading reloading everything lol
  16. Rarewolf

    Rarewolf Well-Known Member

    Saved me a Otto of trouble bro. Thanks
  17. Rarewolf

    Rarewolf Well-Known Member

    Hey skater WiFi used to work on Ginger bread.
    Why doesn't it now?
    Which one do I need to change to be able to WiFi tether again?
    Already changed phone one.
    My bro in law had this:
    Fa19 (baseband gingerbread)
    CTMod 3.2 (waiting for ur update fix )
    Koumakernel 1.2
    Any suggestions?
  18. Slayer72

    Slayer72 Well-Known Member Developer

    lmmfao!! :p
  19. Xruptor

    Xruptor Well-Known Member

    Does this actually work safely? Can you constantly switch between FA19 and EJ06 back and forth without problems? If this is the case then this would save me so much trouble lol. I always thought you had to flash the entire thing.
  20. The~Skater~187

    The~Skater~187 Well-Known Member


    I have done this several times with no adverse effects.
  21. zehn

    zehn Member

    So, my Prevail was happily one-click rooted, which was great!
    But then the FA19 "system updates" started popping up. I believe I read that once they show up, you have to do something about them. Before that, you can prevent it?
    I have actually tried to install it, but it won't take, probably because it's already rooted *shrug*
    Anyway, the popups were getting annoying and I'm headed out of the country, so I thought I should resolve this before departure.
    After reading this thread, I used Odin to apply 'EJ06-CWM5-Rooted' to my phone after backing everything up with Titanium Pro.

    When I got back into the phone, it looked stock so I tried as fast as I could to get to the market and get Titanium back on there. Turned out it was updating Market back to Play Store first (since PS is SO awesome, I guess) and before I could get Titanium (&restoration) working, the FA19 update dialog showed up again.

    Did I miss something or misread this thread? Is the better solution to update with a FA19 image??

    Maybe I should go get angry birds in space and wait this out.
  22. rlphbgby

    rlphbgby Well-Known Member

    http://androidforums.com/4054607-post10.html
    You can install any FA19 image with the EJ06 phone.tar and it won't know the difference and won't nag you for updates.
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  23. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor


    Or you can install straight EJ06 with the new version of CTMod or CM7 . Neither of those ROMs get the update . A lot of people report loss of signal and 3g issues with the FA19 modem , myself included .

    I used Odin to install the EJ06 image then flash either CTMod or CM7 . I have never even gotten the update since it came out .
  24. cautery

    cautery Well-Known Member

    Could you tell me if this will work:

    Odin an FA19 image with the EJ06 phone.tar substituted for the FA19 phone.tar.... then immediately CWM the CTMod 3.4 image without dorking up my fresh CTMod 3.4 (SSM) and apps install?
  25. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor


    As long as you put your phone in download mode then select your OPS file then select the EJ06 phone.tar and hit start you will not lose anything . If you install the whole image , you'll need to replace everything . Just DL'ed the rooted EJ06 zip and use that . No need to use the rooted FA19 version .

    REMEMBER TO ONLY USE THE PHONE.TAR .

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