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[Boost Mobile] [ROM][MK5][STOCK][ODEXED/DEODEXED]- Virgin Mobile/Boost Mobile

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  1. jdsingle76

    jdsingle76 Android Enthusiast
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    ROM][MK5][STOCK][ODEXED/DEODEXED]- Virgin Mobile/Boost Mobile Alright folks, we're up and running. Just as the title says, this is the MK5 Boost/Virgin Mobile 4.3 update in flashable zip. Stock, zipaligned, basic. More to come in the future, but this should be enough to keep you busy for awhile. Enjoy.

    Disclaimer: I am not responsible for whatever you do with your phone. Please flash at your own risk!

    I've made a few changes to the wording of the OP, based on my own personal observations from running this build. This ROM is unrooted, even though it has the su and busybox "guts" in the build. Future builds will have all this cleaned up. In the meantime, when flashing, you must flash the SuperSU Update listed in the flashing instructions to regain root. Simple, I know. Just thought I'd let you know! Enjoy. Please visit the OP and read through the threads if you have issues that haven't been addressed here. Chances are they've been expressed and answered already [ROM][MK5][STOCK][ODEXED/DEODEXED]- Virgin Mobile/Boost Mobile - xda-developers
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  2. APOPHiS420

    APOPHiS420 Android Enthusiast

    This was the first ROM I flashed after installing Philz Touch Recovery and it has been my main ROM. I try others from time to time but this one is stable and everything works out of the box. Thanks a lot for this :D Would love knowing what apps are safe to remove to debloat it better though I have removed some I would love knowing if there is more I can do.
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  3. jdsingle76

    jdsingle76 Android Enthusiast
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    Glad to hear you're enjoying the build. Looks like someone has done the hard work for you. I am pretty sure this applies to the 4.1.2 build, but a lot of the same ones are on the 4.3. Be sure to thank the OP.

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  4. APOPHiS420

    APOPHiS420 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah I did mostly for 4.1.2 but I see lots of stuff that isn't in there and some that are so I'm Scared lol. I have all my backups and such made so if I remove something I make a backup first before I do and I know how to cover my ass for the most part lol. I think I just enjoy the feeling of knowing a dev actually debloats a rom as opposed to a novice like myself giving it a go lol
  5. TheBritton

    TheBritton Resident Galaxy Cat

    I have a personal list of apps I've removed from this build. I'm sure I haven't removed all the apps safe to remove but I can tell you the ones that I have. I'll get back to you with it. It may be tomorrow.

    Remember, freezing the app first is a good way to see how the system reacts.
  6. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    Excellent info. I look forward to your list of apps too. They will definitely get added to the ROM thread to help those who are running 4.3.

    Edit: just wanted to add that making a backup of the app in question is a good idea too. Just because it doesn't cause issues at 1st doesn't mean gremlins won't pop their ugly heads up later. :D
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  7. Knoxville363

    Knoxville363 Well-Known Member

    Top notch work....excellent build and I will be sure to give you ALL the credit during my next video to show the install...im sure a lot of people want an update to get rid of the annoying update notification .
  8. APOPHiS420

    APOPHiS420 Android Enthusiast

    How right you are!! Just a measure of common practice on my end I am constantly making backups and have all my apps backed up.
  9. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Agreed! I figure you can't be paranoid enough when it comes to things like this. Backups of backups and in every possible location-phone, desktop, external hard drive, etc., etc.
  10. TheBritton

    TheBritton Resident Galaxy Cat

    Having backups certainly can never hurt but not having one can hurt sometimes ;)
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  11. APOPHiS420

    APOPHiS420 Android Enthusiast

    Well I know it's a bit backwards but here is a list of all the ones I still have on my phone lol. Don't Judge lol!!

    There are a few obvious ones that I have chosen to keep because I want them but the rest I am at a loss as to what they are or what they do lol.
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  12. TheBritton

    TheBritton Resident Galaxy Cat

    Here's a good place to start.

    These apps are safe to remove but doesn't mean you want to. Some of the apps may be useful, but they can be removed without ill effects.

    I believe that the printer plugins included in the 4.3 update should be added to the list.


    Haven't had a chance to get a list of apps I've personally removed. I've been very busy today but I will eventually. Hopefully this will get you started.
  13. APOPHiS420

    APOPHiS420 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah thanks for this. It is what got me started debloating and I've posted there as well in hopes of seeing if it'll be updated for 4.3.
  14. jdsingle76

    jdsingle76 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hey man, would you mind using the advanced option in edit and hiding these? Thanks :)
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  15. APOPHiS420

    APOPHiS420 Android Enthusiast

    Np it's sorted :D
  16. TheBritton

    TheBritton Resident Galaxy Cat

    You've been stickied!! :D


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  17. jdsingle76

    jdsingle76 Android Enthusiast
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  18. droidagnostic

    droidagnostic Newbie

    First of all, much thanks to ALL of you who have put work into this. Been riding on the coattails of many of you for several years with your work on the Prevail, but have finally decided it was time for a big boy phone so I picked up the SGS3 for my Christmas present.

    So followed the XDA OP and all set up with philz, the Stock Deodexed, wifi fix, SuperSU, Knox app remover, MK5 modem. Also took jdsingle76 up on the hidden toggles, and the hotspot app suggestions (later in the xda post).

    So now I am noticing some odd things about access to the card storage. Option from camera to store photos on the card is no longer selectable, I remember that worked for sure before i rooted.

    Also access to the card from "my files" does not seem to be available like it should be according to what i have read so far (steep learning curve coming from the prevail).

    Any ideas what I'm doing/have done wrong?
  19. kevindroid

    kevindroid Android Expert

    sounds like youve done nothing wrong. thats part of the learning curve the file structure is different. read up on this structure of 4.3 i had the music player issue
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  20. alpha2k

    alpha2k Android Expert

    Hey Knox, I absolutely LOVE your videos, you've made my choice very easy since I've been on boost....I've followed your videos pretty much since the prevail days :). I am now sporting a nice new shiny S3, and I love it, just now I am having flashing issues with cm11 for some reason, anyways that's another issue for another thread.

    I do however have a thread for people that I can verify worked for me, and was very simple for removing the OTA nag.
    This thread has 2 ways, they have a zip version, and also an apk file way....I chose the apk file way, and used root browser to move the file to system/apps then rebooted, and the OTA nag went away.

    APK file here in this thread on xda [How-to] Disable OTA updates on Stock + Rooted ROMs - xda-developers

    Link to root browser here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.root.browserfree&hl=en

    I personally recommend using root browser as compared to other browsers such as ES file browser, because it just seems to work better, but that's just my opinions, and I also recommend doing the move apk file way, as I have not tried the zip file way and it isn't real hard to just move/copy the apk file over to system then reboot.

    Hope this helps those looking to get rid of the OTA nag screen as it did for me, I really dislike nags of any kinda, including wife, sister, mom, apps, etc.. :).
  21. jdsingle76

    jdsingle76 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Gentlemen, please stay on-topic in this thread. I appreciate the tips and support, but if you would like to pass information that is not related to this build, please start a new thread. Thanks.
  22. Mordrea

    Mordrea Lurker

    Thank you SO MUCH for the no-brainer instructions. :D
  23. alpha2k

    alpha2k Android Expert

    Does this rom not have a data toggle? Just curious cause I don't see one, but maybe I missed it.
  24. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
    VIP Member

    CNexus on XDA made a flashable .zip file to add back in all the toggles that were originally missing on 4.3, I will add the link as soon as I find it, just wanted to get you a heads-up.

    Edit: Here's the link to the pertinent post by CNexus:

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  25. alpha2k

    alpha2k Android Expert

    Sweet, thanks.
    Just out of curiosity is there a way to completely disable all the toggles?
    Always did wonder about that.

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