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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PS4AndroidHacker, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. PS4AndroidHacker

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    Hey guys. I'm running a Virgin Mobile S3 with CyanogenMod 11. I simply wanted to make a request of you great ROM builders. Now with the Galaxy S5 out and Galaxy S4 running official Android 4.4, could somebody possibly put together an Android 4.4 touchwiz ROM for the Sprint or Virgin Mobile variant phones? I know nothing about building ROMs but have knowledge on rooting and running the ROMs. Any help is greatly appreciated!
    P.S. I was thinking if we could get a ROM dump from an official 4.4 Galaxy S4 or S5, it may benefit us. Idk. Just an idea.
     

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    Moved into the Virgin mobile root section for better support/exposure.

    Cheers :beer:
     
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    The S3 was supposed to get 4.4. Some people claim to got the update. Not us yet. Either way you'll probably have to wait.
     
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    Yeah most likely but if there's a ROM builder that's willing to do it that would be great. I love CyanogenMod but miss my touchiwiz and s apps. Any help is appreciated!
     
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    It wont happen. But as was said, we should be getting an official 4.4 update, and you'll have your TW :)
     
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    It may happen but most likely it would be labeled as a port first since the s4 or s5 most likely have a few different things hardware wise or software wise

    Also cyanogen is built directly from android source code cm11 is android 4.4 they just added there stuff to it, and tweaked the code around, one of the reasons a stock ROM usually never performs as good as a custom one


    According to the screenshots I've seen online from an electronics show the s3 was labeled to start getting 4.4 march-april, so by the end of this month you'll hopefully get some news on it


    Whether or not we get an official one may be up to virgin mobile tho, they can actually decline the update in which case no one would have an official VM version

    Or they can even purposely block it as they did with my previous device

    My previous device was a triumph, when I purchased it originally from VM main site it had the badge that said will be upgraded to gingerbread, that never happened, after some research online I came across an article stating android contacted VM multiple times and told them a single piece of there software was all that was stopping the update so if they were to change it they could roll out gingerbread

    VM response was nah we ain't changing it, which cause the triumph to officially stay on froyo even tho the phone itself wasn't released by VM till gingerbread was already out and ice cream sandwich was actually just rolling out as well lol
     
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    Thanks guys. Just hoping to be able to use my s apps again. If they worked with CyanogenMod I would have already installed them but I've tried manual installs with no prevail. Thanks for everything!
     

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