NolenUmar

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I'm on a Sprint Victory, and have the Victorious Rom installed atop a Virgin Mobile stock Recovery. Everything works fine except data services.

There are two network modes. On the normal Sprint Rom, it was always connected to LTE/CDMA, but on here the optimizer sets it to CDMA, with which I get very weak 3G signal, yet if I switch it to LTE/CDMA ... nothing. Any suggestions are appreciated as this MOD has yet to (maybe never will) hit the Sprint version.
 
I'm on a Sprint Victory, and have the Victorious Rom installed atop a Virgin Mobile stock Recovery. Everything works fine except data services.

There are two network modes. On the normal Sprint Rom, it was always connected to LTE/CDMA, but on here the optimizer sets it to CDMA, with which I get very weak 3G signal, yet if I switch it to LTE/CDMA ... nothing. Any suggestions are appreciated as this MOD has yet to (maybe never will) hit the Sprint version.

If anyone can get me a stock backup of the Sprint Victory, I can build Victorious for the Sprint as well.

You may be able to port Victorious to Sprint by finding the appropriate apps and lib files necessary. However, that is a cat & mouse game that is hard to win. Much easier to use a stock backup to be sure we have everything we need!

NOTE- By stock backup, I mean a backup made after rooting but before activation
(can be non-rooted, but in most cases you need to be rooted to make a backup, a dd pull of the system, cache, and boot partitions would work as well if anyone has one).

NOTE 2- I will need testers who are not afraid of bricking their phones. I do not have a Sprint Victory, so I cannot test. The chances of bricking are slim, but they are real. So long as you have Odin and a recovery to flash, the rest is usually just nerve-wracking! ;)
 
If anyone can get me a stock backup of the Sprint Victory, I can build Victorious for the Sprint as well.

You may be able to port Victorious to Sprint by finding the appropriate apps and lib files necessary. However, that is a cat & mouse game that is hard to win. Much easier to use a stock backup to be sure we have everything we need!

NOTE- By stock backup, I mean a backup made after rooting but before activation
(can be non-rooted, but in most cases you need to be rooted to make a backup, a dd pull of the system, cache, and boot partitions would work as well if anyone has one).

NOTE 2- I will need testers who are not afraid of bricking their phones. I do not have a Sprint Victory, so I cannot test. The chances of bricking are slim, but they are real. So long as you have Odin and a recovery to flash, the rest is usually just nerve-wracking! ;)

If you can tell me how to do this, I'll do it. I can make a backup that's rooted, but I don't know how to do the whole activation thing...
 
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If you can tell me how to do this, I'll do it. I can make a backup that's rooted, but I don't know how to do the whole activation thing...


  1. You will need to first do a backup in recovery.
  2. Then do a wipe of data, cache, system, and dalvik-cache, and a factory reset.
  3. Now reboot, and let it boot up fully (wait 5 minutes after the home-screen appears)
  4. Then boot back into recovery and do another backup.
  5. Now restore your first backup, and reboot
  6. Finally, pull the second backup you made and send it to me (ie send me a download link).
FYI- The step to build Victorious in case anyone is interested:
Set up your android build environment as if you were going to build from source, ie install java and set it's path, install the android sdk and set it's path then start android and download level 16 (4.1.2) or level 15 (4.1.1) (or both, why not), install the required dependencies and tool chains (google how to build android from source). Once your android build environment is setup, download the Android Kitchen (google the one made for the SGS2). Unzip the kitchen, and PM me and I'll send you the appropriate change to make to the scripts so it will work for the Sprint version of the Victory. Once the scripts are adjusted, you run the kitchen's menu, select the backup you made, select advanced options, select deodex and then select "b" (both). Once it's deodexed, you exit back to main menu, and select build rom and choose option 1. When it gets to the point of swapping out the updater-script and updater-binary, swap out the one I will send you (once again, PM me for necessary files). Let it build the zip, then let it sign it, and then you are done!

If people are interested in doing things like this themselves, I'll try to find the time to write a proper tutorial with specifics about the Victory. ;)
 
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So basically, when I get to that first setup after factory resetting, just skip everything, go straight to home. Wait five mins. Reboot to twrp and create backup... hope that's right :D

And geez yes! I am very interested in all of this.
That would be amazing
 
So basically, when I get to that first setup after factory resetting, just skip everything, go straight to home. Wait five mins. Reboot to twrp and create backup... hope that's right :D

And geez yes! I am very interested in all of this.
That would be amazing

That should do it. Let me know if you have to reactivate it with VM after all is said and done (want to be sure factory reset gets rid of all your info).

I just got finished pushing the stock goghvmu deodexed and rooted files to my github, I'll make either a branch or another repository for the Sprint firmware.
 
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Here's what I did. Backed up. Factory reset. Let the phone go to the welcome sign, before it tells to put in email and such. Turned out off. Went to twrp. Backed up.

Now, if you restore it it'll be at the very beginning. Clean. Just have to go home and upload
 
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Here's what I did. Backed up. Factory reset. Let the phone go to the welcome sign, before it tells to put in email and such. Turned out off. Went to twrp. Backed up.

Now, if you restore it it'll be at the very beginning. Clean. Just have to go home and upload
Sounds great! If you can upload the backup and PM me the link, I can build it tomorrow. ;)