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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kaivorth, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. kaivorth

    kaivorth Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Looking for a Daily Driver ROM at the moment.

    Anyone here use Dirty Unicorn or PAC at XDA with any success? Recommend one for a Daily Driver!

    I know they use the ICS modem I guess, that won't mess up Virgin Mobile radio right?

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  2. miediev

    miediev Android Enthusiast

    I've been using PACman for a few months now and it's very stable. I tried AOKP and CM 10.1 before that and they were both good also. My only complaint would be that on CM and AOKP I would have GPS issues regularly; where it wouldn't connect for sometimes days at a time. PAC doesn't seem to have that issue for me. MMS and VVM work on all of them with the proper fix applied.
  3. kaivorth

    kaivorth Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for the reply!!! Going to give it a shot. Do you have the fixes by any chance? And both work 100%?

    I like the more options PAC has.

    Now to figure out how to downgrade my modem to ICS...and whatnot, might put off for this weekend
  4. sno

    sno Newbie

  5. kaivorth

    kaivorth Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Oh thanks! Whats the easiest way to root without a yellow triangle?
  6. sno

    sno Newbie

  7. aikiman

    aikiman Newbie

    I've tried both PACman and Dirty Unicorns. IMO Dirty Unicorns is better organized and more stable. I'm currently using it as my DD.
  8. julian35961

    julian35961 Well-Known Member

    I love Dirty Unicorn. Best 4.2 rom for this phone.
  9. kaivorth

    kaivorth Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have root! Now to get a recovery so I can start the flashing. I'm still on stock GB28, just with root now.

    Where should I start from here? Should I download a recovery using ROM Manager? I went to try, and it has recoveries for the Epic 4G, or Galaxy S2, wasn't sure which one to choose...

    Unless there is a better way to do this


    Should I use GB28 + Agats Recovery instead actually? Or an ICS version? Not sure what one I should use if I'm trying to get Dirty Unicorn after
  10. sno

    sno Newbie

    For Virgin Mobile phones, never use ROM Manager... it tends to cause bricks. The link you provided should work fine, it's the one I use when flashing anything. Use either Odin or Mobile Odin to flash the recovery on to your phone. After that you should be ready for flashing.

    Now that you have root, I suggest downloading Titanium Backup from the Play Store to back up all your app data so that you can recover it when you flash a new ROM. If you want to save your SMS, messages, download SMS Backup and Restore as well.

    If you wish to have working MMS and Visual Voicemail, you will need to flash the zip in the following link.
  11. kaivorth

    kaivorth Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm almost there! I have GB28 + Agats recovery at the moment. Making a backup as we speak, then I should:

    Wipe In Recovery (Data, Factory Reset, Cache, and Dalvik right?)
    Flash ROM
    Flash Gapps
    Flash ICS Modem
    Flash MMS and Visual Voicemail

    Then I should be all set? Lot of work to get a ROM on this device...Almost there though!

    Coming along great! ROM Installed, put on Nova Launcher, looking solid so far. SOOO many options..just figuring out Halo, and Pie later..
  12. sno

    sno Newbie

    You're all set! Enjoy the new feel to your phone.

    If you have any other questions or concerns, me or anyone else here will be happy to help you.
  13. kaivorth

    kaivorth Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    For whatever reason the time isn't updating for me. I don't actually have service at home, but I'm on the Wi-Fi, anyway to get it to sync without having to get service?

    It's annoying everytime I flash a ROM or something, the time isn't accurate, and I use the cell as my alarm clock...so I have to leave the house, drive 15mina away to get service before the time syncs.
  14. sno

    sno Newbie

    I've never experienced that issue. Did you have this issue when you were running stock?

    You should be able to set the tone manually in the Date and Time settings.

    You can check the Play Store for any apps that can sync the clock over WiFi.
  15. BoogieTrain

    BoogieTrain Newbie

    Hey can you point out the fix you used? All of them I've tried only have partial success at best. How often do you use mms and have you missed any messages/pictures?

    I should also ask everyone else here on the forums how their MMS is working and which fix they used.

    So far I have not found a method to reliably fix MMS. I was looking at this thread as it seems to be the most updated but even people there have mixed results.

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