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Root [Virgin Mobile] Not sure if I will flash a new ROM

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by buzzcon, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. buzzcon

    buzzcon Android Enthusiast
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    I have been using my SGV for just about 2 weeks now. I love this phone!!! I rooted it last week with every intention of flashing the first ROM a Dev threw at us, but I am really liking the phone the way it is. I installed ROM Toolbox and run the CPU governor as Performance and I/O CFG. Only a few things that I would like to change is remove bloatware, i.e. Gmail etc. and WiFi tethering. Any tips or tricks to do either?

    Also, I have a few apps that I enjoy and thought I would share in no particular order.

    1. DirecTV Remote Pro
    2. ROM Toolbox Pro
    3. Set DNS Pro
    4. Apex Launcher Pro using the Elegance theme.
    5. Live365 Mobile App
    6. Mobile Signal Widget Pro
    7. Battery Widget Plus
    8. Clean Master

    I am am true believer of supporting app developers and try to use the Pro or Plus versions.
     

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    That's pretty much what I've done with Victorious, removed the bloatware, deodexed to slim it down and make changes easier, added WiFi tethering app by TrevE, added Gallery4.3 (newest Android camera/gallery combo), added performance tweaks to the build.prop, swapped the internal/external sdcards to give your more storage, and added JupiterOne's uncapped kernel so your processor can go up to 1.5ghz+ (but usually stays between 384-918mhz, the advantage of being uncapped and not OC'd ;)).

    You can do all these things yourself, Victorious just makes it easier. ;)

    The easiest way to remove Gmail (cleanly) is to use TitaniumBackup. You can freeze it or uninstall it altogether, and remove the market link so it doesn't show up in your previously installed apps list.

    For WiFi tethering, see the thread in this forum, gives you the exact settings and a link to the apk to use. ;)
     
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    Shoot, I bought that about a year ago and totally forgot about that. Thanks for that bit of info.

    I noticed that AFTER I posted. I have it on my SD card and ready to install! Thanks Again.

    I guess my hesitation to pull the trigger on flashing a new ROM is I came from the Motorola Triumph and ROM's 2.3 and up had certain items not working i.e. HDMI, limited camera with CM9 (not the Devs fault, Motorola's fault). I guess if all things functioned with this phone with the Beta ROM's I may reconsider.
     
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    Everything is functional, but I did remove most of the Samsung, Sprint, and Virgin Mobile apps. In the next release I am adding back in the apps required for updating the PRL and Profile, for allowing NFC beam to work (not sure if I'll add S-Beam itself back) and attempting to make Activation work as well. My end goal with Victorious is to have stock stripped mean and lean and optimized as fast as possible while retaining all functionality.
     
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    buzzcon - it took me like days of research and then literally 2 nights of manual labor to freeze down every dang useless thing that comes stock on the vmu victory. I am down from 219 apps/services, to not much more than 100. (ok and then the worrying every so many apps, should I do a nandroid this time or wait freezing a few more apps)

    but agreed after removing the crap, it is not a bad os.

    I lurve lurve lurve free apps, but some are truly worth compensating the dev. TiBU is most certainly one of them. actually I should problem kick tibu a few more bucks - paying for the 1 single license/key file has allowed me to use it on at least 3 devices.
     
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    That sounds great to me!!!! I may just wait until you publish the next build before flashing.
     
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    Jerry I sent you a pm on activation
     
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