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[Boost Mobile] Working ROMS/MODS/KERNELS/MODEMS/ECT for the Boost S3

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

  1. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    AH HAH!!! I knew you'd find them. Figures they'd be in the Amazon folder. Probably everything you DL from Amazon goes to that folder.

    Good news about PowerAmp. I use PlayerPro and mine don't show up at all. :D

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  2. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    It's probably a bug let me know if it gets better I ended up switching back to beanstalk really stable I get great battery life and I also use bluetooth a lot and the battery doesn't drain as much made it yesterday 12 almost 13 hrs until it dropped to 5%

    Also I was flashing roms with twrp and I started having issues I would go to factory wipe and I would at first just get errors saying it couldn't find the correct path to wipe I ignored it twrp is buggy then it got worse, it would freeze anytime I went to factory wipe and just reboot. Also if I flashed certain 4.4 roms it would keep the gapps which is strange so I switched to phillz I'm still getting use to it but it's pretty cool.
  3. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On

    I was having trouble with TWRP when I first got this phone and I switch to philz and haven't had any problems since:)
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  4. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    I should have switched a while ago but I was so use to twrp and didn't want to loose my backups but I see in Phillz I can restore my twrp backups really liking Phillz
  5. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On

    It is pretty cool! Just like the CWM on the prevail but tweaked out. I have Twrp on one of the old prevails that is a mp3 player and like it, so when I got this phone I was like cool! Now using Philz is way cool!
  6. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Right now, Philz Recovery is the best thing going for AOSP ROMS. I couldn't get some of the newer AOSP ROMS to even flash without it.
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  7. rickpcb

    rickpcb Android Enthusiast

    I use Philz and love it. I couldn't flash the zip the first time I tried to load it, had to Odin the tar. Updates flash perfectly.

    As for AOSB, battery life has gotten better. Much better. Seems it needed to settle in, rebuild Dalvik, etc. The screen was a killer while setting it up, but under normal use the screen isn't killing it. I unchecked the settings in the keyboard to show the next word while typing, etc and that really helped battery. As far as the ROM goes, it's fast and smooth. Lots of customization. Got my first OTA update notice today. I really like it. New DD. No more restarts, since the very beginning while installing apps... I think it's ready to add to the OP! I've been adding in features one by one and have had no issues. Very solid.

    I will ask the dev if I can mirror a version for Boost with the asserts removed, etc and maybe include the correct APNs...
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  8. wyelkins

    wyelkins Android Expert

    I think that I am going to take a break from TW for a while. Have CM 10.2, CM11 and Carbon working with LTE.

    Plan to run a while with 10.2 since it is the most stable release at the moment. But, the 2 KitKat Roms are a lot of fun and getting better every day.
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  9. Capn069

    Capn069 Well-Known Member

    I've been running SlimKat for a couple days now. It is really smooth. LTE works, no lag, no reboots. It moves quick too.
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  10. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    I just modified the Zerolemon Rugged Case to fix the proximity issues since they are already sending me out a replacement.

  11. alpha2k

    alpha2k Android Expert

    Video ;);)

    Lol...nm.....just saw the other post.
  12. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Yep. It's in the Zerolemon thread. I got a wild hair and just did it. Hopefully the video will help you out. It REALLY is a very simple fix.
  13. galarue

    galarue Well-Known Member

    I'm going to have to back this one. I flashed the newest sprint weekly and have had zero problems. 3g, MMS, camera all work fine from the first Boot. I haven't been to an area with 4g yet to test that but if it works this one is a keeper for me!
  14. wyelkins

    wyelkins Android Expert

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  15. jreink01

    jreink01 Android Expert

    I have a few questions that I'm hoping you guys can help. On my internal memory, I only have less than 2gb left. I really don't have a whole lot installed. In ES file Explorer, under Storage, I have 3 folders, emulated, ext SD, and sd00 (which is my internal storage). In emulated there are 2 folders, 0 and legacy. It looks like these 2 folder have the same contents, which is also the same as sd00. The 0, legacy, and my original internal storage (sd00) are the exact same size, 5.8 gb. Is the emulated folder that has the 0 and the legacy folders duplicates of my internal storage? If so, can they be deleted? Thanks

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  16. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    Welp, here's what's up bro. Some of these ROMS are throwing extra data into your internal storage.

    You need to do this -

    1) Backup internal data to your computer.
    2) Boot into recovery and wipe your internal storage.
    3) Boot back up and choose what you want to restore to your phone from the files you saved on your pc. SIMPLE! :D

    Don't feel bad bro. Quite a few people have been having that issue with the newer ROMs. I had to do it too. I even went as far as backing up and saving my SD card to my pc and them wiping it too. :thumbup:
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  17. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    I've got a question.

    Who of you in here are not running the big battery and are only using a stock sized battery. Please send me a pm if you have and are only running a stock sized battery.

    I would like to possibly help you out with a little something.

    If you know of an active member in this forum, please point them to this post. When i say active, i mean active. You know.......... People who are posting and doing something to help this section and its members.

    Thanks. :)
  18. Oldhead775

    Oldhead775 Newbie

    Amazon mp3 stores it's music in the Amazon mp3 folder, in the internal storage by default. Sorry for the late reply, my town got hit pretty hard by the ice storm!
  19. wyelkins

    wyelkins Android Expert

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  20. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    +1! I posted on the VM side about this but forgot about mentioning it over here on the Boost side. The request for the Broncos ones was from me, @balcoresbane did an amazing job with those and all the other ones he has posted. Well worth checking out! You will need to delete the asserts, just like for a ROM zip file, just FYI. It is mentioned in the OP of that thread as well.
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  21. scootmcdoot

    scootmcdoot Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. Everything thing is backed up to my PC and I wouldn't mind doing some housecleaning myself. I wasn't 100% sure of the procedure for wiping the internal in philz recovery, so a point in the right direction would be appreciated. Thanks.
  22. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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    You know, that's a damn good question. I know how to with TWRP but not with Philz.

    Someone had mentioned how to do it with PHILZ in here but I don't remember where it's at. Give me a bit and I'll see if I can find out.

    Maybe someone will chime in who already knows how to do it. If not, I'll be back with an answer.
  23. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Pretty sure it's one of the Format options under Mounts and Storage, I want to say it is the next to last option, Format /data and /data/media (/sdcard). Not 100% positive though.
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  24. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User
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  25. rickpcb

    rickpcb Android Enthusiast

    I'm running stock battery... Whatcha need?

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