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Root Kit kat for elite ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Junkyarddog269, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. phenomx4

    phenomx4 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    Kitkat works fine but my brick was caused by using the format sdcard option in kitkat which somehow wiped an other partition which was needed for the phone to boot or even to power on. So this will not happen to you unless you did what I did.


  2. JumpinJupiter

    JumpinJupiter Android Enthusiast

    Alright. Out of curiosity are you going to go on and release the version you got working? I would really love to try it out. Not rushing you or anything just wondering.
  3. phenomx4

    phenomx4 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    Maybe to certain individuals because the brick is so easy to causes because the internal sdcard doesn't work and will say you need to format which will brick it i now know why or at leaat gor an ideaw. I'm going to get a new elite and a dev elite when I can so I can continue to work on kitkat which runs excellent BTW.
  4. phenomx4

    phenomx4 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    Thanks to a donation I was able to get an elite for development purposes and should receive it on Monday. Until then I'll work on the tree and remove what caused the brick.
  5. So when do you think it will be ready to release? Just wondering. And by the way good job on the roms you make :)
  6. rbheromax

    rbheromax Android Expert

    How did a format of mmcblk1p1 cause it to wipe a different partition?
  7. phenomx4

    phenomx4 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    Lets just say I made a mistake in the fstab. Anyways I got the elite today and hopefully it'll be ready to release today.
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  8. phenomx4

    phenomx4 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    Okay, I need a tester with service to try out data and text.
  9. Inorizushi

    Inorizushi Member

    I could test it right now but i'm terrified of possibly bricking my phone.
  10. smokeylt1

    smokeylt1 Member

    I can test it out if you still need a tester
  11. Sweet!!!! Hope your elite doesent get bricked again. So will everything work on KitKat when you release it?

    Ex. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, camera, GPS, all sdcards, and nfc
  12. phenomx4

    phenomx4 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    I already fixed the bricking. I even tested it myself so you guys won't have to go through the samething I did. It looks like everything is working including camera.
  13. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    I will wait until he wants release I will use of of the gingerbead ones
  14. louiedog

    louiedog Newbie

    I have my Sprint Elite on RingPlus' (MVNO) free service which gives me voice, text, and just a few MB. I can't do much in the way of downloading, but I can see if it connects and I have plenty of minutes and texts for testing.
  15. Dark One

    Dark One Android Expert

    If you ever need anything tested feel free to pm it to me and I'll test it asap
  16. Awsome! Looks like this is the first ROM that everything is working. Can't wait!
  17. Junkyarddog269

    Thread Starter

    Can you do the free service with virgin mobile elite to ?
  18. that1shooter

    that1shooter Newbie

    Love to test it but I have no activated phone
  19. phenomx4

    phenomx4 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    Check the ESN of the virgin mobile version of the Elite and it says it's compatible.
  20. louiedog

    louiedog Newbie

    Sprint branded phones only. People have been able to get VM and Boost devices activated, but it's explicitly against the terms of service and the accounts get closed down.
  21. JumpinJupiter

    JumpinJupiter Android Enthusiast

    How do you get free service? I mean free 3G is all i would really want but talk and text would be nice.
  22. JumpinJupiter

    JumpinJupiter Android Enthusiast

    By the way is NFC fully functional now?
  23. louiedog

    louiedog Newbie

    They do signups every once in awhile. The next one is in a few days on the 28th between noon and 12:30 PM PST. The 2014 plan is 200 mins, 500 sms, and 50 MB of data. Anything over that is 2 cents per min/sms/MB. My plan is from last year and gives me 325 min, 75 sms, and 10 MB data.

    I use mine as a secondary phone for calls at home to avoid running out of minutes on my main phone which has a low minute plan, or I'll take it when I go somewhere that I'd worry about something happening to my main phone. It's not much data for primary phone use.

    edit: I should also mention how it's free. When you make an outgoing call they play an ad instead of ringing. They don't make you listen to a 30 sec ad and then start ringing or anything like that. If someone picks up after the second ring you only hear it for about 5 secs. Because of this you need to make a certain number of outgoing calls per month to pay for the service. The 2014 plan is more restrictive with this because I think people were taking advantage of the service and just sitting on accounts because they were free, but I don't know what the exact limits are. I haven't run into issue with occasional use on my 2013 plan.
  24. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    NFC wasn't functional?
  25. phenomx4

    phenomx4 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    Looks like calls, texts, and data works. Also switches from 1x to 3g properly.

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