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[Boost Mobile] Question - Trying to Flash ROM on a Boost Mobile SGS3 - Receiving Installation Error

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DavefromPhilly, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. DavefromPhilly

    Thread Starter

    I recently purchased a Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3, and I wanted to flash a new ROM onto it.

    I thought that the Boost Mobile and Sprint versions of the GS3 had the same model number, and therefore were able to be flashed with similar ROMs.

    I have gotten this far: - I was able to root it, confirm that it was rooted, and installed CWM touch recovery v6.0.1.2. But when I downloaded a ROM (for example - TheCollective ROM), I am receiving a "status 7" error. I googled the issue and followed the directions to solve it, and I thought it worked.

    So I tried to reflash the same ROM and now I am getting an "installation aborted" error. I couldn't find anything that would work on it. I would be really graetful if anyone can guide me to solve this.

    Thank you for your help.

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  2. smith058

    smith058 Android Expert

    its a safeguard in there to prevent people from flashing the wrong ROM. they have a different baseband. you have to remove the safeguard from within the zip

    Wetbiker was nice enough to remove the safeguard for the collective ROM.... Look in the sticky section and find the Roms thread.
  3. Booker Mc

    Booker Mc Lurker

    i am new on this forum but i read that you already install some version of cwm on your gs3 from boost mobile, mine is already rooted but when i tried to install cwm it doesn
  4. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    I made this thread for Virgin Mobile but should work for Boost too.
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  5. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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  6. Booker Mc

    Booker Mc Lurker

    Thanks... I already got cwm on my boost gs3 using a guide that I found on this place using Odin.. actually already install vanillaroot box... but I can't fixed the problem of mms and 4g so I had to restore my phone... If you know some room nice that no affected that will be nice... thanks!!!
  7. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Sorry, I may have misread your post. MMS and 4G are an issue on every custom ROM, but jdsingle76 just released a very nice Knox-free version of the official 4.3 update over on XDA specifically for Boost and VirginMobile. We have a fix for APN's over on the VM side that restores most of the MMS/LTE functionality on custom ROM's, I think junkie2100 has done the same for the Boost side.
  8. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    Just want to add something. The Collective is buggie and has been removed from the ROM thread until the developer can get it stable.

    The ROM the has been modified to flash with Boost Is Dirty Unicorns.

    The rest of the AOSP ROMs will need to have the updater-script modified. :D

    Vanilla Root Box is another nice ROM. Just keep in mind that these are all AOSP based and take some work to get them working. 4g is iffy with them too.

    I recommend going with the Touchwiz ROMs. There are plenty to choose from. I'm running Wicked Sensations right now and loving it. :D
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  9. Booker Mc

    Booker Mc Lurker

    So you have this rom working properly with mms/4g lte working???
  10. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    I don't have 4G in my area. The other guys have been having issues with 4G and the AOSP ROMs. Junkie has been working on a fix.

    Maybe one of these other guys who have 4G can help you. I do know that everything works on the Touchwiz ROMs though (4G, MMS, etc). ;)
  11. kevindroid

    kevindroid Android Expert

    biker is correct im using the moar rom and have 4glte and mms. you may have to fix mms. this is very simple to do if you kno your msl. if you need your msl just call boost its yours for the asking
  12. Booker Mc

    Booker Mc Lurker

    Great!!!... I got my msl code I'm gonna try whit thia one and let you know... somebody said that dirty unicorn works to... so maybe I'll try both and let you know guys... maybe some other people are trying to do something like this... cuz boost gs3 is same model as sprt but nothing for sprt works...
  13. Booker Mc

    Booker Mc Lurker

    excuse my ignorance but i just wanna know if you istall the rom for sprt on your boost gs3 or it
  14. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

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  15. Booker Mc

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  16. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    Only use Sprint roms if you're on Boost. The others will probably brick your phone!!!!!!!!!

    If you're having problems with 4G/MMS just post a question in that thread. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable on the subject will be able to help out. There is a MMS fix you'll have to do, but that's explained in that thread also.

    Good luck.
  17. Capn069

    Capn069 Well-Known Member

    MOAR probably is the most stable custom rom out right now. 4G mms and everything works. It's what I'm on right now.
  18. MacKHAroni

    MacKHAroni Member

    I'm Jelly, i haven't got my 4g working on my MOAR rom. every time i flash it no data work., But when I'm flash back to my stock. My 4g and 3g works.
  19. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    MOAR is definitely the cream of the crop when it comes to stability and modifications. Of all the ROMs I've seen over the years, it's definitely one of the best by far. Rompnit and Team nOObz have put together a masterpiece. :D

    I've been running Wicked Sensations now for several weeks and am very impressed with it too. Since setting it up this last time and flashing the 747 kernel, I haven't has one issue with it. Dazednconfused along with Team Wicked have done their homework and created a masterpiece as well.

    As far as I'm concerned, MOAR and Wicked Sensations are the top 2 Sprint Touchwiz ROMs available to us right now. You can't go wrong with either of them. :)

    The only issue with either of these ROMs is finding the time to figure out all of their goodies because they are packed with them. :D
  20. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    Try going into settings and updating your profile. Hopefully that will work for you. I wish I could be of more help but I don't have 4G in my area. :(

    You could also try updating your profile and then doing a battery pull for a minute or so. A battery pull can work wonders sometimes. ;)

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