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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Freakzilla6942, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Freakzilla6942

    Thread Starter

    Have a Galaxy Prevail 2 that the OS crapped out on, got the verizon version (ring) OS on it bt really need to get the boost version back. I brought my daughter a prevail 2 with a bad esn for christmas (so she can only use it on the wifi) and was wanting to know if there is a way i can copy the os from her phone to mine, (the verizon version causes so many problems because i have service with boost)
     



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  2. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    in order to put a ROM on your device you will need to have a custom recovery on the device. But to copy the os from her phone to yours is not going to work.
     
  3. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓

    Hi and welcome to the forum, it's actually really simple if both phones have cwm installed

    Step 1
    -make a backup with the 'good' prevail 2 using CWM

    Step 2
    -restore the backup on the 'bad' prevail 2

    Step 3 (optional, but recommended)
    -do a factory reset


    If you need me to elaborate on any of these steps, just ask :)


    Edit - also, this is a link to your device's section where others who own your phone may be able to answer you more quickly
    http://androidforums.com/forums/samsung-galaxy-prevail-2.2372/
     
    #3 Lordvincent 90, Jan 4, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2015
  4. Freakzilla6942

    Thread Starter

    i have odin, is CMW a feature or another program. still a bit of a newb working on smartphones but I am a bit computer savvy
     
  5. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓

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