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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by struckn, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Just go back to recovery, wipe, and install your backup. When I flashed Omni earlier today I had no data or phone signal, when I flashed my most recent backup of Carbon everything was fine. For now, Omni seems to be very much an alpha build and has a ways to go before it is legitimate for our device. Ditto for the new thread on XDA regarding CM 11, I think the guy who ported it was so anxious to be "first" that he was willing to release an alpha build with virtually nothing of importance working properly. Much better to wait for Cyanogen team to start releasing their version most likely. If push really comes to shove you should be able to flash a 4.1.2 Touchwiz ROM, reset Profile and PRL, and then come back to 4.3.x.
     

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  2. peter counias

    peter counias Android Enthusiast

    tried that no luck!
     
  3. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Tried wiping and installing backup or tried flashing a Touchwiz ROM?
     
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  4. peter counias

    peter counias Android Enthusiast

    Yes I tried all of that had to have virgin reactivate my htc just so I have a phone .it seams I wiped my carrier codes from the phone virgin could not reactivate the s3!
     
  5. peter counias

    peter counias Android Enthusiast

    Can anyone find me a PRL file ?
    An can anyone go in to the pst file in the activate setting of the phone an get the carrier codes?
     
  6. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Several people in the Omni thread on XDA had the same problem but restoring their Nandroid worked fine as it did for me.
     
  7. upconvert

    upconvert Well-Known Member

    Have you tried flashing a stock rom with ODIN?
     
  8. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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  9. peter counias

    peter counias Android Enthusiast

    Tried that to no go thanks for all your help but I thank this s3 is bone!!!
    As far as the carrier! !
     
  10. TronXiix

    TronXiix Well-Known Member

    ive tried cyan 10.3 but keyboard is wont load up which cyanogenmod works? im trying 10.2 nightly latest
     
  11. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    I've generally been staying clear of Cyanogen until they get a stable release, as it seems like a lot of people, according to the forum on XDA, have been having problems that make the current builds seem not worth using as a daily driver. Personally, I swear by Carbon ROM; in general, the ROM's that are using a CM base appear to be more compatible with our phones right now. That being said, if you want to use CM 10.2, the M1 Snapshot is probably your best bet currently. I would also stay away from anything "unofficial" for CM 11 at the moment, seems like the desire to have KitKat as early as possible is leading to problems for a lot of people. 4.3.x is running just fine in terms of custom ROM's, and official Cyanogen versions of KitKat will be rolling out soon enough. Better to use that time to let the developers get more comfortable with 4.4, especially with ART vs. Dalvik and some of the other things that are giving early users headaches.
     
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  12. peter counias

    peter counias Android Enthusiast

    Well I'm back up an running on my s3 I flashed the sprint stock restore went in to activate dss file an it let me restore everything just by hitting reset ! Then I flashed the kies file an call virgin an thay reactivated the phone ! What a trip!
     
  13. TronXiix

    TronXiix Well-Known Member

    yea i'm running on cm 10.2 android 4.3.1
    might try 10.3 i think thats what it called correct me if i mistake.. ill take a look atcarbon rom ^-^ your method is awesome. by that fact is theyre a way to change few tweaks with sprint interface with the rom? for example when drop down your notification bar you'll usually see "sprint" and i was running custom miui rom if you check on xda theyre sprint carrier text is on top left. trying to figure if i could change it but haven't had chance to research. thanks for replying back :p
     
  14. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    If you are referring to changing "where" the carrier text displays I don't know how to do that or even if it is possible. If you want to change "what" the carrier text displays that can be done on most custom ROM's via the ROM-specific modifications in the Settings menu. XBlast Tools, via Xposed Framework, offers the same thing also, and allows a different custom message on the lock screen as well in place of the carrier text.
     
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  15. peter counias

    peter counias Android Enthusiast

    Ok now with the new boot loader I guess if we want to flash a cm based rom we have to change the update script to UBMK5 at the end or what ?
     
  16. Relgozen

    Relgozen Newbie

    Sorry for the dumb question, but for the carbon rom, is our device the i9300 or i9305?
     
  17. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    That should work or get rid of the assert lines altogether. Remember that the assert lines are looking for the bootloaders listed before they will allow the flash to proceed as a security measure to prevent flashing incompatible ROM's. As long as it is a d2spr (Sprint) ROM you should be fine.
     
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  18. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Those are the international variants, DO NOT choose those or you will have an expensive paperweight. You want d2spr which refers to the Sprint variant of the SGS3. Post three has the links all set up if you want to choose a ROM from that list. Both Sprint and VM SGS3 are also known as SPH-L710.
     
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  19. Relgozen

    Relgozen Newbie

    Thank you so much! Just flashed Carbon ROM. Anyway to get MMS working? Also do you know if the pocket ready feature is working for you?
     
  20. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Flash MopedRyder's fix for MMS. And what do you mean by "pocket ready?" Are you referring to Active Notifications? If so, it works, but I prefer an app called Dynamic Notifications, I think the UI is much better. I upgraded to the pro version for breathing notifications and for the ability to trigger the on-screen notification when phone is taken out of my pocket or my belt holster.
     
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  21. Relgozen

    Relgozen Newbie

    Just flashed the fix, Sytem UI is crashing now. Any advice?
     
  22. redrunner1985

    redrunner1985 Member

    Try clearing dalvick and cache from recovery
     
  23. sean19661

    sean19661 Android Enthusiast

    I had that problem too I had flash a different mms fix this happens to me with carbons roms
     
  24. Relgozen

    Relgozen Newbie

    What MMS fix?
     
  25. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    I use MopedRyder's APN fix #1 and it works just fine with Carbon, which has been my exclusive ROM since mid-October. Possibly a different Carbon nightly might work better. I can upload my current version to my Dropbox and post a link if you want, since I know it works fine on my phone. Also, which recovery are you using? If you have TWRP, maybe do a full wipe (cache, dalvik-cache, system, and data) then install, in the same session and in this order: ROM, GApps, APN fix #1, then reboot. Make sure you have a working backup as usual. I use a custom kernel as well, may not hurt to try one.
     
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