Philz Touch Recovery
As you may know, the touch recoveries do not respond to touch on this model. However, the vol +/- and power for select still work fine. After getting this ironed out, it was time to experiment. I downloaded SlimKat, and made a few modifications. Booted to recovery and made my nandroid. Then, on to wipes and install. Results---
Upon reboot, I was greeted with the "Warranty bit:kernel" on the top of the sceen. I didnt care. Warranty was long gone anyways. But, it booted into SlimKat just fine. Heres where the dev needs to begin. There is NO TOUCH. I even made a flashable of the stock 4.4.2 kernel modules, but still no help. Not unexpected, considering the recoveries do the same. Using my otg, I connected a mouse for navigation. It is indeed the custom kernel. WiFi, bt, and everything else seem to work fine. I cannot test cellular operation as I am not a US Cellular customer. So, there is another issue. I guess it could be possible to flash a correct radio. Not sure.
First things first---We need touch drivers working on this to go any further. We get that, and sky is the limit.