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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wetbiker7, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    I'm holding off on 4.3 until a TRULY stable build is available for my favorite ROMs. Until then I am happily running the 4.1.2 TW ROM Wicked Sensations with absolutely no issues whatsoever. The guys over at XDA are working hard building their 4.3 versions. We just have to give them time.

    It's a fact that when new version come out there are ALWAYS bugs. We just have to be patient until these bugs can be worked out.

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  2. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Member

    hmm i think ill use the rom youre using and wait
  3. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    I'm on moar and just received a system update notification anyone else receive one yet I I hope hope it won't be a persistent notification until I update that gets annoying
  4. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    If it gets annoying just modify the build.prop to make Boost think you're running the newest version. You can also go into the cache directory and delete the update which should stop the notification until the next time you reboot the phone.
  5. MacKHAroni

    MacKHAroni Member

    yeah your right. I end up flashing the MOAR rom and the data internet was off. I used the piggyback.zip and it doesn't restore my internet. Now I'm going back to stock now. I might go and install the wicked rom later though
  6. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    The piggyback.zip never worked i believe the one time it did was on a tw rom that had a bug and messed up the apns but I've never gotten it to fix anything wetbiker probably ends up removing it i have another apn zip that might work but I haven't been able to get it to work also but I've only tried one asop rom so far
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  7. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    Yeah I know I just use the short cut and use titanium backup and freeze the system update apk or the simplest one just delete it from the cache like you said lol
  8. MacKHAroni

    MacKHAroni Member

    i see. yea haven't touch 4.3
  9. jdsingle76

    jdsingle76 Android Enthusiast

    No love in here? Lol...and here I thought I was giving the Boost and VM boys and girls done lovin' lol
  10. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the pigback.zip was for AOSP ROMS. MOAR is a TW based rom.
  11. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Loving you on the VM side my brother! I'm sure the Boost side appreciates you too!:)
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  12. Capn069

    Capn069 Well-Known Member

    The piggyback.zip was originally made for the Dandroid rom which is tw. I myself, along with a few others like Biker, tried it as a fix for other roms. As I recall biker, wasn't I one of...If not the first...to try it on aosp as a data fix?
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  13. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    Thanks.. even with this great thread some things get confusing at times.
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  14. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    A simple profile update should get your data working again on all the TW ROMs except for Dandroid. If it doesn't you could always try using the Boost xml from Alpineman's thread. It has restored data and MMS for me on the AOSP ROMs. I don't see why it shouldn't work for TW too.

    Mad love for you in here bro and your hard work getting a rooted 4.3 stock ROM is greatly appreciated. If I ran rooted stock there is no doubt that I'd be running your ROM.

    I've tested many of the ROMs out there and Wicked Sensations was a perfect fit for me. That's why I've chosen to wait on it to be updated. To be honest, I'm very happy with the 4.1.2 version I'm running right now. Unlike many of the members here, I'm in no hurry to update because my phone is set up just the way I want it and it's running flawlessly. :thumbup: :)

    You're absolutely right bro. The piggyback.zip was originally made for users having data trouble with Dandroid. You had mentioned having luck with it on an AOSP ROM so I included it as a possible fix for those unable to get 4G. As far as I know bro, you were the 1st to try the piggyback.zip with AOSP.

    Not having 4G in my area, I was unable to test it. I added it to the tutorials in the hope that it would work on some of the AOSP ROMs so that some would be able to get their 4G working.

    As for all the Touchwiz ROMs besides Dandroid, a profile update does the trick to restore data. I'll go through the tutorials and make sure all the info is updated to reflect that the piggyback.zip is only needed for the Dandroid TW ROM and that is a possible fix for 4G on some AOSP ROMs and not a guaranteed fix.

    It's hell not having 4G. LOL. :D

    Edit: removing all info about the piggyback.zip except for the Dandroid ROM. ;)

    EDIT: OK guys, I've removed just about everything pertaining to the piggyback.zip except for a short sentence regarding it and the Dandroid ROM.

    If you will, please look over the tutorials. If you find something that I've missed or something you think will be helpful and needs to be added, please let me know and I'll get it taken care of ASAP. THANKS!!
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  15. MacKHAroni

    MacKHAroni Member

  16. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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  17. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    We all appreciate you and it's mad love in here for you man lol I personally just like to wait until the bugs are all accounted for before I go updating I'll have an anxiety attack trying to fix something I can't lbs

    Plus I'm on moar and can't wait until they update to 4.3
  18. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    Did you try flashing the newest 4.3modem it could be that I've read on xda if your having data issues you can flash that mk5 modem and it should fix it or did you try a profile update

    Actually someone on page 3 a guy mentioned having the same problem as you and here on page 4 he mentions how he fixed it his name is marcan 75

    Actually even better CNexus says you should be able to flash his mk3 rom and get the hidden toggles and you might not have issues so if you want to try again later

    Just out of curiosity did you use phills recovery or something different
  19. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

  20. jreink01

    jreink01 Android Expert

    Right now I am on a 4.1 rom. Can I flash the 4.3 modem while being on this rom or do I need to be on a 4.3 rom to do it? Also, its been a long time and a different device since I have flashed a modem, is there a tutorial that can walk me through it, and if so, where would I find that? My modem (baseband) is currently L710VPAMG2, where can I find this modem just in case I need to flash back to it? Last night, I flashed the boostapnxl via apn restore and backup on my current rom (4.1) and did a prl and profile update and had no data whatsoever. I then did a factory reset (via twrp) then flashed dirty unicorns (10-16 build) and tried again, no data. I flashed back to the 4.1 rom, changed my apn back to what I had before, did a reset again, reflashed dirty unicorns and then changed apn to boost xl and again had no data. Somehow, the boost xl is not working for me. I restored my 4.1 backup, changed the apn to my stock and did a prl and profile update and I again had data on this rom. One thing I was wondering about, in my 4.1 rom, under system update, I can update my prl and profile but in the dirty unicorns rom, I couldn't find anywhere to update prl and profile, did I just miss it or is it not available in this rom?

    What is phils recovery?? I am using twrps latest
  21. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Modem is independent of Android build number. Here are the links for VM/Boost modems as well as the Sprint modems (work just fine on VM, so should work on Boost as far as I know):
    [MODEM][FLASHABLE] MK3 Sprint Modem - xda-developers for newest Sprint MK3 modem
    [MODEM][FLASHABLE] MK5 Virgin Mobile/Boost Modem - xda-developers for newest VM/Boost MK5 modem
    [MODEM][JB 4.1.2][cwm][zip][md7][mg2] - xda-developers for previous VM/Boost modems MD7 and MG2
    [Modem/Baseband] Sprint GS3 Flashable Radios LEN|LF9|LG2|LG8|LI3|LJ7|MB1|MC3|MD4 - xda-developers for all previous Sprint modems

    I keep all these in a folder on my sd card along with my other custom ROM files so that I can easily change on the fly since these are all .zip files to flash from recovery.

    As far as recoveries besides TWRP (which is my favorite), Philz Touch has become a new favorite, it is based on CWM but extremely customizable with TWRP features thrown into the mix.
    [d2spr][CWM ADV.] OFFICIAL PhilZ-Touch Recovery 6.0 [11.24.13] - xda-developers
    Hope this helps!
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  22. jreink01

    jreink01 Android Expert

    Ok, I flashed the mk5 modem, did a backup, did factory reset, and flashed the dirty unicorns rom, rebooted, let it settle, then rebooted into recovery, flashed gapps then rebooted and this time upon reboot, I get a error that says android.process has stopped unexpectly or to that effect, maybe I'm using the wrong gapps??? Still don't have data. This is the gapps I downloaded a while back from the dirtyunicorns xda thread. Can anyone tell me what gapps their using with this rom?? and where I can find it?? Thanks
  23. jreink01

    jreink01 Android Expert

    By the way, when doing a factory reset, is anyone doing the internal memory in advanced wipe?? I haven't been doing that, just both caches and data.
  24. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    If your trying to get data on a asop rom like du it's a tutorial on here that works you just won't get 4glte

    I thought you where trying to get the tw rom 4.3 up and running that's why I was telling you this du and other asop roms are very flaky with our phones plus they have bugs I haven't been able to get 4g again myself on a asop rom i did it once by manually configuring it on a cm10.2 build but I would just advise you to stay away from asop roms until we get a developer to try and help us I've reached out and junkie2100 gave me a zip that may or may not work I've been unsuccessful so I would just wait it out because flashing a different modem or changing recoveries doesn't matter our apns need to be fixed to get 4g so unless you want to try and manually configure it or flash the zip I posted I'd leave it alone because it's still no guarantee that you'll get 4g but if you follow the tutorial on the first page you'll get data
  25. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    A factory reset is ment for a clean rom install you don't have to mess with the internal memory but it comes down to what you feel comfortable with I just choose factory reset

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