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Root [MetroPCS & T-Mobile] Any Custom ROMS?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by virus5150, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. AquaVolt

    AquaVolt Android Enthusiast

    I tried it on my t-mobile f3, and it does crash :( (good thing I did a backup before trying it :)) Well maybe you can have a custom launcher and custom lockscreen like nova and widget locker. Also if you do manage to succeed, how will it be? Just a test debloated rom? Cause if you can just do that then it amazing since it would be a good start. I'm not trying to rush you or anything, just asking.
     

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  2. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

  3. AquaVolt

    AquaVolt Android Enthusiast

    Oh right I forgot widget locker was a paid app! Well thanks for letting me know that. I guess its okay with free trial apps like nova launcher, but widget locker is completely paid, sorry about that.
     
  4. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

  5. AquaVolt

    AquaVolt Android Enthusiast

    I'm using lte2 2nd init recovery since you can't boot into the cwm recovery you made, it's safer for me if I get bricked and when I tried to boot into recovery with it using the toggling power buttons I got boot looped in cwm and couldn't boot normally anymore and had to flash the firmware again. So I use lte2 2nd init recovery for that reason.
     
  6. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

  7. AquaVolt

    AquaVolt Android Enthusiast

    Oh I'm sorry, I confused you for PlayfulGod who made the recovery. And for the recovery I have used it and tested it out. I was able to reboot into recovery by using the more power options in xposed module: gravitybox with more power options allowing me to soft reboot and reboot into recovery from the normal power menu! Pretty nice if you ask me :). But I did reboot into recovery and it didn't wipe data. I also created backups and restored as well. The only problem with it is you can't boot into it and if you do, your screwed. But anyway you can reboot into it with an any app and it doesn't wipe data. And once again I apologize for mistaking you for PlayfulGod, it won't happen again.


    EDIT: I forgot to mention that you can boot into this by pressing power+volume down, but that wipes data, but not from rebooting from the actual system.
     
  8. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

  9. AquaVolt

    AquaVolt Android Enthusiast

    OK I wish you the best of luck. Also after I figured it out, I did switch to PG's cwm after realizing you can boot into recovery with power+volume down, which may wipe data, but that doesn't matter if your bricked ;). I found out why I bootlooped in it though, I tried using the boot method for 2nd-init recovery (toggling volume up+down) so that triggered the cwm bootloop bug I read about. So thanks for telling me why PG's cwm is better and once again good luck :).
     
  10. brotherswing

    brotherswing Android Expert

    Just a quick note to GT, my test bed rom is using both Holo launcher and Holo locker to replace Home. I haven't had any problems with the combination.
     
  11. dazemc

    dazemc Member

    Don't really know if this will help at all...But, I've noticed that any time I edit build.prop my lock screen settings get messed up...I can't change anything on it at all and it's a different lockscreen than the default one...
     
  12. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    delete
     
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  13. brotherswing

    brotherswing Android Expert

    Your wish is my command! I have the zip file ready for you, but I noticed two things. First, there is no /persist-lg/firmware on my phone (so I just included the entire /persist-lg directory) and second its the wrong version. After I uploaded the zip, I reread your post and realized that while I am on 10c, its T-Mobile not MetroPCS. I don't know if that is still going to be useful to you or not, but here is the link nonetheless.

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6lZEcG-4fJWUUlBMkFJcExzUVE/edit?usp=docslist_api
     
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  14. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

  15. AquaVolt

    AquaVolt Android Enthusiast

    I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter if its t-mobile or metro pcs since their basically the same rom. So is the customized version going to have your freedom kernel? Also I'm sorry if this is off topic, but I just wanted to know this: For those who use the metro pcs rom, does it have the knock knock/knock on feature cause I know the f6 does.
     
  16. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

  17. AquaVolt

    AquaVolt Android Enthusiast

    OK thanks and I guess knock knock is only good on high end phones like the g2 and g3. I just have one last thing to ask and I promise I won't bother you anymore. How do you get the circle battery with percentage inside for this phone? I've seen it on the screenshots for the f3 and f6 on your website and I'm wondering if its in the customized rom, if not can you say how you did it?
     
  18. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

  19. dazemc

    dazemc Member

    Got that /firmware/image/ directory and same thing on metropcs no /lg-persist/firmware/
    Also, I was wondering if you could help me...I was in the process of trying to port cm to this device and I am kind of hung up...I used the mkvendor script to create all the files for /device/lge/fx3/ and I think I set up my extract-files script fine...I am such a noob that I can't even tell if I got a sucessful build...here's my build directory...
     
  20. dazemc

    dazemc Member

    Also, I'm very willing to test this ROM
     
  21. bloodangte

    bloodangte Lurker

    I have the same phone on the t- mobile network in usa. How easy/hard would it be to make a T-Mobile custom rom for this phone if i was to provide a rooted stock rom back up through cyogenmod recovery?

    ( completely clean and stock. Just has root and recovery.) :) just PM me for the backup.
     
  22. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    I wont be making another rom for the t-mo version. I've already made a rom for the metro version and has been confirmed to work on t-mo version without issue.

    Here is the thread for my rom, please read through the posts...

    http://androidforums.com/metropcs-t...gs-root/868464-rom-ms65910c-slimlite-rom.html
     
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  23. AquaVolt

    AquaVolt Android Enthusiast

    Yes as GameTheory said, the roms are made for metro pcs and almost everything for the metro pcs f3 works for the t-mobile one. And I'm pretty sure the customized rom will also work for t-mobile considering the SlimLite rom did, if not then just flash the metro pcs firmware and then it might work. PS its clockworksmod recovery (cwm recovery), not cyogenmod recovery (cm rom).
     
  24. bloodangte

    bloodangte Lurker

    okay, okay... after much trial and error i finally got the metropcs lite rom to work on my t-mobile phone. also managed to flash the recovery you suggested. so far all is good. Now i just need to use recovery reboot to back up my current rom and all should be great!.
    thx a bunch man for developing this rom is great so far! :D
     
  25. brotherswing

    brotherswing Android Expert

    Yes, to confirm. The firmware for the T-Mobile and MetroPCS are compatible. It's much like the Optimus V/S that run on Sprint or Virgin Mobile.
     
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