Root [Verizon] What's the difference ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nucleus, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Nucleus

    Nucleus New Member
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    Hey everybody... I'm new and I have some questions. Looking to buy S3. Been reading the forums for a few days ... So here are my 1st questions ... :)

    1. Can I buy an S3 from any vendor and root it to run CleanRom, or is that specific to a Verizon S3 phone?

    2. Does it matter where I buy the phone?

    3. Should I buy already unlocked? (Want to use Boost Mobile)

    Thanks all ...
     

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  2. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member
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    I'm not 100% on this, so perhaps someone will correct me if I'm wrong... but I believe that there is likely a Verizon CleanRom along with one for each carrier. I'm guessing you'd need to do *something* to get your phone to work on boost mobile. I remember there were a few guys doing that kinda thing in the evo root forum, but I'm not sure everything they had to do.

    I think the main thing you'd need to know about would be if Boost is CDMA or GSM, I'm pretty sure it's CDMA, but I don't know. You also may want to look into Boost's policy with activating unlocked phones... I think with GSM devices you could just pop in the sim card of an unlocked phone - but I don't know how that'd work on CDMA.

    Hope that helps a little bit.
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  3. Captain Brick

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    Boost is Sprint. You should get a Sprint S3 then install ROMs specific to Sprint.
     
  4. Nucleus

    Nucleus New Member
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    Thanks 9to5cynic and Captain Brick, that was a big help. Much appreciated ...

    Does this mean that if I want to switch carriers at a later date, that I would have some issues?

    Thanks again ...
     
  5. Rolo42

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    Different carriers use different networks which use different hardware, so yes, generally.
     

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