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

  1. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    Thanks man for the links I actually needed one

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  2. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    You're welcome!
  3. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    ADDED OFFICIAL PhilZ-Touch Recovery 6.0 to "Odin Recovery Packages, Modems/Basebands, & Recovery Guides" section.



  4. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    I want apologize to everyone for falling behind and not staying up to date with the new 4.3 ROMs and mods that can be used on our phones. I've had a lot going on lately and I haven't been able to test like I did when I 1st started this thread. I want this thread to be a place where people can come and find information on just about anything that we can safely run on our GS3's.

    I would like to ask a favor of all our members. If you have found and tested a functional ROM, mod, kernel, etc that is not listed here and you think it should be added, please let me know via PM or here in the thread and I will gladly get it added.

    I would also like to thank all the members who have contributed their time answering question, posting new links and helping out where and when they can. You people are awesome and I truly appreciate everything you do in here. This Boost S3 section is very lucky to have you as members.

    Thank you,
    Wetbiker7 :)
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  5. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    Much appreciated bro! :) :thumbup:

    MK5 modem

    MG2/MD7 Modem

    Both can be found in the "Odin Recovery Packages, Modems/Basebands, & Recovery Guides" section.


    New ROMs can be found in the "KNOWN WORKING SPRINT/BOOST ROMS FOR THE BOOST S3" section.

    [ROM][STOCK][CWM][ROOTED][MG2] - Galaxy S III (SPH-L710 – Boost/Virgin Mobile)


    [ROM][STOCK][CWM]Galaxy S III(SPH-L710) MD7(Boost) Unrooted
  6. jdsingle76

    jdsingle76 Android Enthusiast

    You are most welcome, my friend. I just hope folks can get some use out of and enjoy them. These are all tried, true, and tested, so there shouldn't be any issues unless it's a conflict with an app, mod, tweak, etc, on the user end, but anyone is free to post in the threads if they have an issue they can't work through. Enjoy!
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  7. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Android Expert

    I didn't see static ROM. I've been running a few days. The way it can customize reminds me of MOAR
  8. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    Just to verify this is the correct ROM.

    [ROM][TW][4.3][MK3] StaticPower v2 [12/2/2013] - xda-developers

    If this is the one you are talking about and have been running it with no other issues than what are listed in the ROM OP, please let me know and I'll get this baby added to the 4.3 ROM list. I looked it over and the bugs listed all seem to have a fix. Nothing major from what I've read and worth adding if you say it's good to go. Please verify and I'll get it added.

    Thanks for your input and help with testing new ROMs for the Boost S3. :)
  9. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Android Expert

    It's good to go
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  10. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    ADDED StaticPower ROM to 4.3 ROM section in OP.

    Thanks to Rally 57 for testing and confirming it's working and stable.
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  11. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    Do you have lte and if so what modem are you on
  12. Capn069

    Capn069 Well-Known Member

    I've been testing it for a few days and yes I have flawless lte. I'm on the mk3 modem. It's running good so far. The dkp 4.3 testing kernel 12/5 really makes this rom smooth as well. No system glitches or lag at all.
  13. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Android Expert

    Yeah I have LTE. Static ROM is a tw ROM
  14. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Android Expert

    I to was running that kernel. But started getting lag on all test builds. It find slot smoother with stock kernel for me
  15. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Android Expert

    Damn phone. It runs allot lol
  16. unotlikeme

    unotlikeme Android Enthusiast

    This is crazy I just checked my account and there's no money on it. But my 4g and 3g work haven't put minutes on since boost paid for it in October wth
  17. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Expert


    How is everyone today?

    So I'm getting ready to flash my phone with a new rom for the first time, since the phone is currently obnoxiously trying to pester me to update to 4.3, and everything I'd read about it has stated that doing so prevents you from being able to go back to a 4.1.* version again, and also overwrites whatever boot/recovery that you have installed with something called Knox which can even screw your ability to root, much less tether.

    So in that respect, while I initially was looking forward to the 4.3 update, now I'm not... especially since I basically require root support. And I'd rather stick with one that looks like it came with the phone that way in case I ever have to bring it in for replacement (my luck with phones hasn't been that great, mind). So...

    is MOAR still the best recommended in this situation?

    I also checked out that link for the "new" Boost Mobile 4.3, and how it managed to remove that pesky knox from the bootloader, but then how it apparently still requires a knox app remover. That said, what is the difference from odexed/deodexed? It wasn't explained very well (if at all) in the xda link.

    I definitely do not want to lose 4G support here... or MMS. So should I flash the MMS fix before, or after flashing MOAR?

    Honestly this whole thing confuses me more and more every time.
  18. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    The ROM from jdsingle76 is rock-solid, the Knox apps remover is just a precaution against any remnants of the Knox-related apps which are entirely unrelated to the Knox bootloader. The bootloader is what you are looking to avoid. As far as 4G/MMS issues, those only arise when dealing with Sprint ROM's that have been modified to work for VM or Boost, JD's ROM is stock for our devices so no data or MMS issues. Finally, for odexed/deodexed, try this article, I found it fairly straightforward: Odexed vs Deodexed - The Difference Between The Two Android ROMs Explained | Redmond Pie.
  19. Mcboots

    Mcboots Member

    So I guess Im doomed since i updated to 4.3 OTA without checking here aren't i XD
  20. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    No doom, custom recovery and root are still like before for the most part, just will require a little more research and knowledge. Only doom-related issue is that you cannot push a stock .tar file via Odin if it contains a previous version of the bootloader, as Knox will activate and permanently hard brick your device.
  21. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Expert

    So... MOAR 6.0 or jdsingle's 4.3?

    I need at least root so that I could run Adaway, since Adfree seems to refuse to work on any galaxy s3 I had in hand.

    Reason I was looking to MOAR is because everyone in the wifi tether thread keeps insisting I have to flash to it to get tethering to work at all with the Nintendo DS, since nothing else has worked as of yet. :smokingsomb:
  22. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    JD's ROM is the only stock/TW one that I've run on this phone, I almost always prefer to run as close to the latest Android builds as possible, so custom 4.3 is the bulk of my experience on this phone. Carbon has been spectacular, and tethering is built in to the ROM. However, I never have need of tethering and also don't live in a 4G area, so I am not a good resource for those aspects beyond what I have read of the experience of other users. Adaway is the bomb by the way, been using it for a long time and consider it to be a true "must have" app for root users.
  23. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Expert

    So, then, with jd's 4.3, i need to reroot apparently. And it sounds like Superuser won't work on the new build, is that correct?

    It also sounds like I would need to update the build of TWRP. So which would be the appropriate build that would still work when installing JD's 4.3?
  24. jdsingle76

    jdsingle76 Android Enthusiast

    You need to reroot by flashing the supersu in the OP, and I highly recommend doing so using philz recovery. I haven't tried TWRP, so if you have success that route, please let the forum know
  25. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Expert

    Well, part of me really wants to stick with TWRP since it could still accept stock/standard requests and factory scripts. Not to mention its factory wipe helped solve my voicemail problem :)

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