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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JJustice, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. JJustice

    JJustice Newbie
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    I have searched everywhere and seeing what people have experienced but its not convincing me. I want to know from Virgin Mobile User what I should put on my Phone...

    #1...I want to put CyanogenMod 10 on there but what benefits do i get. The Good and the Bad
    #2...I am also a HIGH Gamer and looking into what's best for game hacks and good game

    any help with is well needed...

    Thanks
     



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  2. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    If you're going to use cyanogenmod, don't use 10 use cm11. Just saying, why use outdated software.
     
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  3. JJustice

    JJustice Newbie
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    yea but i was hearing problems with 11
     
  4. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    Just get the cm11 m10 snapshot and you should be good. Its the nightlies after that had GPS issues.
     
  5. JJustice

    JJustice Newbie
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    Where can i find that file...I don't see it on the site...
     
  6. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

  7. JJustice

    JJustice Newbie
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  8. hatredg0d

    hatredg0d Well-Known Member

    Flash the latest philz revocery zip from here. (Look at upload dates as they are not in correct order)

    You can just flash the zip from the recovery (because you are just updating the same recovery). Then you will need to reboot the recovery and try to flash the rom again.

    I dont know what guide you are following buts its old, you can not use old information there is a chance you will hard brick your phone.

    I love CM11 and highly recommend it. However you need to take a look this list of roms. Liquidsmooth is my new favorite and has a few features that makes it hard for me to go back to CM. However they both have the same problems in the last few updates, GPS and camera problems. I use snapchat and gps pretty heavy the last few weeks so I am running LS3.1 for stability.
     
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  9. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    Did you wipe choose wipe data/factory reset then select wipe clean to install fresh ROM first? Because you can't flash without wiping data/factory reset first. Make sure you read all instructions first. :cool:
     
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  10. cmichael258

    cmichael258 Well-Known Member

    Did you do a clean install?
     
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  11. JJustice

    JJustice Newbie
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    OH Ok...I knew I missed something....Lmao..
     
  12. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    Hey bro, make sure you do a full backup first. In case you don't like it and want to go back.
     
  13. JJustice

    JJustice Newbie
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    Ok so I updated the Philz flash to the latest i can get...I have to backup my apps and phone first before I Factory Rest...
     
  14. Tokens210

    Tokens210 Android Expert

    Yes you wanna make backups anytime before you flash something, also a good practice to make them randomly just in case

    You may also wanna check out moped's thread for the data fix, the fix is actually now included in cm11 builds but for my personal device it seems to work better when I use moped's fix

    If you like customizing colors and such you can check out the xposed framework and the xblast tools module for it but they have specific directions that must be followed to the T

    Also so your aware the cm11 has 2 normally used types, snapshots or M builds which are considered the most stable and then nightlies which are basically them making little fixes and such working to a new snapshot, that's why you'll see night lies having issues like GPS not working correctly


    Also along with the ROM itself your going to need a gapps package in order to get google play working, I use paranoid androids gapps but there are a few out theit,

    And you also need to be sure you have the sph-l710 version of the phone cause there are virgin mobile s3's that are sph-l745 which I believe are Canadian versions but I don't believe the 710 Roms will work on it, but its been awhile since I've seen anything on that device so I'm not 100% on that

    If I recall correctly this its basically

    Sph-l710= sprint/virgin mobile USA variants

    Sph-l745=att/virgin mobile Canadian variants
     
  15. JJustice

    JJustice Newbie
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    Thanks...yeah i haven't install anything yet just rooted the phone... and also i Have the SPH-l710
     
  16. devilschild26

    devilschild26 Android Expert

    Link u provided with 4.4.4 nighties will they work on s3 cricket my friend wants to know
     
  17. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    Yep. They are unified builds. All u.s. based S3 Roms are being built as D2Lte. D2 is the nickname for S3 and LTE is for the unified builds. So youre good with any ROM that says d2lte or s3 unified or d2 unified. But you may need to apply cricket APN for data to work.
     
  18. devilschild26

    devilschild26 Android Expert

    Thanks bro
     
  19. devilschild26

    devilschild26 Android Expert

    Fast ? When I get this device say it 4.4 pre installed will I b able to use towel root still ????
     
  20. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    It should. :cool:
     
  21. JJustice

    JJustice Newbie
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    So I cave in and installed CM11 latest Snap. I am doing A so far so good progress and GPS does work. Now My question is...How to get the Phone dail to look like my old one so I can check my Voice Mail I get text that come in and Tell Me I have Voicemail.
     
  22. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    You can't. That's a touchwiz dialer. You gave up all things touchwiz when you installed cm.
     
  23. JJustice

    JJustice Newbie
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    So where can i find a Good Voice mail app
     
  24. JJustice

    JJustice Newbie
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    Never Mind found one..found a form on here that told me...
     
  25. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    Nice. I was going to point you to it, glad you found it
     

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