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[MetroPCS/CDMA] Is this the end?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hunter5, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Hunter5

    Hunter5 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Six months ago the Metro S3 was the latest, greatest and you couldn't count the number of times in a day that there was a new ROM update in a single day. Now this is a ghost town, seems all the devs have moved on to the S4. Is this the end of the CDMA Metro Galaxy S3 and all the awesome Rom's and updates? I hope not because I truly love this phone, yes I can't afford the S4 but even if I could, my S3 performs exactly how I want. I truly hope that someone keeps the faith and keeps us going.

    Edit: I just wanted to say that for those of you out that there that have made ours S3's what they are today and those of you that still continue to do the same....THANK YOU!! You are truly appreciated.


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  2. 1iwilly

    1iwilly Android Enthusiast

    i second that motion i'm still till this day miss my htc evo-3d one hell of a phone

  3. legmando33

    legmando33 Android Enthusiast

    A lot of our ROMs get updated often. Pac-Man, Carbon, and Cyanogen. Those are all beast Roms. :)
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  4. doowop0593

    doowop0593 Well-Known Member

    I feel you'll gentlemen.
  5. Samson Inc.

    Samson Inc. Well-Known Member

    ^^^ this. over and over.
  6. doowop0593

    doowop0593 Well-Known Member

    Hey Legmando is something I can do to fix the landscape up side down issue in miui, I know your busy and its a beast ass ROM too lol.
  7. thatguy96

    thatguy96 Android Enthusiast

    I don't get it...why are people thinking that a device is worthless after a new version comes out... Cyanogen will support us... People on a contract stay on a phone for two years...
  8. dcap0187

    dcap0187 Well-Known Member

    you think this is a ghost town check out the gs3 gsm forum. no love for that phone
  9. legmando33

    legmando33 Android Enthusiast

    The new update I posted fixes it.
  10. confed

    confed Android Expert

    There are a lot of available ROMs. I've been sticking to slim and NickLowell has been doing a great job with the updates. CM has been updated regularly along with #2 and metropolis is still smooth. Just because people don't post in a thread doesn't mean the rom isn't updated.
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  11. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    i knew with getting rid of the sgs3 metropolis would slow down a bit, in all honesty the next update will prolly be the 4.3 ota in a month or so. thats why i tried to get the hook up on as many aosp roms as possible, if there is one you want or feel as though we are missing let me know and ill give it a whirl of compiling it.

    as it stands this is still the most loved device on metropcs, the s4 has more rom options but they are all tmobile roms. they dont have a single metropcs tw rom or even an odin tar to restore back if things go screwy.
  12. Hunter5

    Hunter5 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I have tried almost all aosp roms on here and really like them all but there is always one issue or another that keeps me from using as a daily driver. The one aosp rom that had no issues (for me atleast) and that I wish was continuing to be updated is XenonHD. Last I heard there wouldn't be anymore updates for it.
  13. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    ive been using carbon rom on my device (4.3) and it is pretty nice :)
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  14. DoomCrue

    DoomCrue Newbie

    LMFAO!! Samsung has been screwing with us about any update for the S3 for months and months. I'm not holding my breath for the 4.3 update, Shabby.
  15. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    thats fine, it took what 2 months? after sprint got the premium suite update until we got it. maybe it was a bit sooner than that, i dont recall. sprints 4.3 update is in testing already and will soon be rolling out.

    device.sprintpcs.com/Samsung/SPH-L710/latest | Awesome Screenshot

    sprint is nice enough to have this stuff called rdf's that are put in their systems, sprint samsung users load up the url to match their device and check every few days etc to know about upcoming software versions.


    sprint is usually the first with updates, so my guess is the s4 4.3 update is almost ready, with note 2 and sgs3 released within a few weeks of that. of course with sprint they have had an rdf and then leaked firmwares for 3-4 months before official ota's, so it could be december by the time they get it.. but it is indeed coming (even if metro doesnt bring it to this device, i will.)
  16. DoomCrue

    DoomCrue Newbie

    Much appreciated Shabby.
  17. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert

    just how many times do you guys think the wheel can be re-invented? all aosp roms are being build from cyangen mod then within those roms the only difference is themes so while your led to believe one rom has something that the other doesn't im afraid you couldnt further from the truth.... only truly less than a handful of roms devs have gone out the way to bring something new to the table sometimes it isnt worth flashing just for 1 feature that your current rom has. sometimes all that makes it worth it is a whole new kernel compiled from scratch to not only improve battery life but stability and performance. I really advice you guys to take the time to actually check what special features these roms claim to have. many of you guys will notice that 1 rom ya was hyped about is just a themed cyangen rom......
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  18. legmando33

    legmando33 Android Enthusiast

    Beanstalk ROM 4.3?;)
  19. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    yea i can compile it.

    i dont see anything special about it, initially they were just cm that picked things off other stuff, now it looks like a clone from another rom. ill try to get it up later tomorrow. :)
  20. legmando33

    legmando33 Android Enthusiast

    But it has Active Display feature from MotoX.lol :cool: thanks shabby!
  21. Get@Me

    Get@Me Android Enthusiast

    Baked black bean 4.3 would be great.
  22. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    them and about every rom since CHAOS rom made it. im on carbon and useing it.
    they are still doing roms? i thought the team disbanded?
  23. Get@Me

    Get@Me Android Enthusiast

    Oh i have no clue lol thought they weren't supporting d2mtr anymore.
  24. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    the last one i built unofficially was terrible, broken and busted so idk what all is going on with it :/

    just checked goo and the latest build for all the other sgs3's was back in march and was BB8, their github shows activity so take from that what you will.
  25. doowop0593

    doowop0593 Well-Known Member

    Hey Shabby can you help legmando with finalizing all the bugs in the latest miui ROM?
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