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Root [Virgin Mobile] Android 4.4.2 VM SPH-L710

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  1. kwknott

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    You can flash an older rom as long as it does NOT contain a bootloader. Trying to flash an older bootloader while on a knox bootloader will result in a hard brick.

    Now an older rom may or may not play well with the newer baseband so you could possibly get a soft brick if it doesn't, but it's at least fixable.
     

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    Is there any news anywhere of virgin mobile pushing us a 4.4.2 update or is this are only option ??
     
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    I flashed the stock nd8 via odin but I have no data. Do I need to install the rooted version ? Or do do I need a apn fix and if so can I use the same one posted on 4.4.2 nightly thread.
     
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    You need to use the APN fix if on Virgin Mobile
     
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    I didnt need to
     
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    So this is like 4.3 mk5, the roms I flashed with 4.3 mk5 bootloader(knox bootloader) will work, because I have flashed them on knox, and those roms never flashed a bootloader.

    but what you are saying is crazy!!, its like saying that flashing a modem(baseband) will softbrick your device, in no case have I heard that happening, I know the apn fix from moped works, I have 4g on the 4.4 touchwiz rom, so the new radio should work with other roms( ill confirm when I flash cm11 snapshot m3) but I was just saying that seemed very wrong.

    **edit** I meant that I flashed those roms that I had saved on my computer, while I had the 4.3 knox firmware(aka bootloader), so all of those will work, as they don't include and flash a bootloader, so all these roms will work
     
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    probably because you were on the odexed version, the deodexed one had 4g problems and needed the fix
     
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    I ended up flashing deodexed and it still worked.
     
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    yeah like their virgin essentials and other vm app crap that nobody uses, well all except for maybe the radio they have, and I haven't used that for a good 4 months, I don't know why Samsung doesn't make aosp phones more often.
     
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    then my 4g must be playin dead lol
     
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    My data wouldn't work without the APN fix. Flashed the tar and let it sit a bit, but data never came up. As soon as I flashed the fix data worked immediately
     
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    is their one
     
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    For sprint users that we can use. But down side at the moment. No root. :(
     
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    Yep it's rootable. I'm running the Sprint update on my VM S3. I couldn't get it to work with the cfautoroot most others were using but flashing the supersu flashable zip worked.
     
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    Yes there is root.Its pretty smooth stock rom.Just Read Read and Read before doing anything.
     
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    I merged multiple threads about the 4.4.2 update for Virgin Mobile into this thread.

    Just a reminder, it's best to search the forum for a current thread that may already exist discussing your topic :) This makes the forum easy to read and navigate.

    Thanks! Hope this helps!
     
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    so i cant just use phills recovery and download and install it then use the APN fix like a normal rom
     
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    What I did was download the stock untouched nd8 tar and flashed that though Odin. Then flashed Philz recovery via Odin as well. Afterwards, apn fix and supersu via Philz.Everything is working fine.
     
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    so does it matter that i got rid of the knox bootloader?
     
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    It will add the knox bootloader. Everyone says its unavoidable.
     
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    it is possible to remove it like before? once you get it
     
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    Knox is unavoidable, if you want this new ROM, knox cannot be removed as well
     

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