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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nmunro, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. nmunro

    nmunro Lurker
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    I've been using an iPhone 3gs for the last few years and 2 days ago I upgraded to the Samsung galaxy S3. I have the Bell mobility version (I747m).

    I have already rooted my device using Odin. I tried 2 different cm10 builds. I tried the latest nightly build and I tried the latest stable build, but both of them had their issues. I specifically had trouble with network data.

    Did I just do something wrong? Does anyone have cm10 running without any issues?

    Is it possible to get cm10 to run without anything refusing to work?

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  2. mrhomiec

    mrhomiec Android Enthusiast

    I'm on CM10 stable and don't have any network issues.

    Also tried the CM10 monthly #2 with the same results before.

    I only have random restarts when i bog down the phone with too much stuff.

    Also, be aware the latest nightly are CM10.1 which is based off Jelly Bean 4.2.1

    Whereas the CM10 is Jelly Bean 4.1.2
  3. nmunro

    nmunro Lurker
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    I had the 4.2 CM and I had 4.1 but both had issues.

    Which one should I get?
  4. mrhomiec

    mrhomiec Android Enthusiast

    CM10.1 is far from stable.

    Try any of the CM10 monthlies. Or any of the a last nightlies before it switches to CM10.1
  5. nmunro

    nmunro Lurker
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    So I have my phone rooted and am running the touchwiz thingamajig right now.

    Is there a way so I can backup my current state and go back to it if I don't manage to get a working ROM to run?

    If so can someone provide instructions or a link to some instructions.
  6. mrhomiec

    mrhomiec Android Enthusiast

    Get either ROM Manager or gooManager from the Play Store.

    then use the app to install ClockworkMod or TWRP recovery (respectively)

    use the app to restart your device into recovery, then perform a 'nandroid' backup.

    if you ever want to go back to something, restore a nandroid backup.
  7. nmunro

    nmunro Lurker
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    Okay so I think the last time I installed a ROM I found that I can't use those methods. I remember installing terminal and entering 2 commands to get clockwork. I don't remember seeing nandroid backup, but I will look for that.

    If I do a nandroid backup and then later restore from it, my phone will be exactly the same as it is now? So, same home screens and settings?
  8. Dvoraak

    Dvoraak Newbie

    edited because of double post
  9. Dvoraak

    Dvoraak Newbie

    The nandroid backup is just the backup from within CMR and yes, when you restore the phone will be exactly as it was when you backed it up.
    I haven't been able to get CM10 Stable to install (consistent error messages) but I settled for AOKP milestone 1 with JB 4.1.2 instead...... and I feel like I didn't settle at all. It's awesome. If CM10 gives you trouble that's another you might try instead.
  10. nmunro

    nmunro Lurker
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    So I'll try cm10 again after backing up and if that doesn't work I'll try aokp. Is the install for aokp the same? Put the zip on the phone, then select install zip from the clock work recovery thing?
  11. nmunro

    nmunro Lurker
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    I just installed CM10 and it seems to be stuck on the CyanogenMod loading screen when it starts up.

    I tried putting it into recovery mode and it says "Recovery booting" in blue text, then the screen goes black.

    I can get back to the Cyanogen mod loading screen, but it just keeps spinning.

    Any help?

    Edit: got it to boot into recovery and flashed it again. Got CM10 to load. In the status bar for network it shows 4G. Is 4G the same as LTE, or should it be showing LTE?
  12. mrhomiec

    mrhomiec Android Enthusiast

    yes- on any AOSP based ROM, '4G' means LTE.

    you will also see E, 3G, H, and H+

    glad you got everything to work.
  13. nmunro

    nmunro Lurker
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    There are a few tweaks I would like to do, if you know how could you please let me know:

    1. Show free in the status bar - I was able to do this with my iPhone and I really liked it

    2. Close all options for multitasking - the original firmware has an option for this

    3. Show the number of unread messages above the messages and e-mail apps - I think the original firmware does this, but this also happens on iOS.

    4. Brightness slider in pulldown menu from status bar - this is also on the default firmware.
  14. nmunro

    nmunro Lurker
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    I had an issue today where maps and navigation refused to work. I had network data and GPS was working (it was able to find my location), but I couldn't navigate anywhere. When I typed in a destination it just infinitely loaded.

    Also facebook timeline refused to refresh, kept saying network error, but I was able to use the browser.

    All on CM10 stable build.

    Any help?
  15. artngo

    artngo Lurker

    Try installing and reinstalling the apps. Also, how does your internet speed compare? is it quick with google voice & search or are the results more delayed than they should be?

    I've used CM10 stable on SGS3 I747 for nearly a month, used facebook and navigation w/ google maps many times with no issues and it has worked better than my store bought GPS.

    Have you had any issues with any other apps that use internet?
  16. parishmc

    parishmc Well-Known Member

    i've been using the new 1/4/13 AOKP 4.2.1 JB Task & Koonz ROM for the last few days and it's rock solid, everything works.
    chadgraves likes this.
  17. chadgraves

    chadgraves Lurker

    Hey Parishmc can you post a link for that ROM. I'd like to try it out. Thanks
  18. yeroc1982

    yeroc1982 Member

    I'm on cyanogen 10.1 nightly build with no issues so far, its been a week.

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