Could someone help me to clarify something that I'm not yet 100% sure please:
I was given a cracked-screen SGH-I747M Canada.
Its original (and currently) rom is: I747MVLUFNH2 4.4.2 stock (bell or virgin). <=== NH2
Rooted and recovery:TWRP 2.8.x.x latest.
I don't have a mini-sim card yet (I will cut the standard sim to mini-sim). It's a Rogers's sim.
1) My question is: Can I "cross" flash this phone by flashing a stock Rogers' rom ?
Since I don't want to pay to provider-unlock (I don't even know if the phone provider-locked). Danger of bricking ?
2) And I also notice on the 1st page that the modem for Rogers is Not NH2, but VLUFNF2 (NF2)
Can I overwrite NH2 (current modem) with NF2 ?
Thank you everybody.
Device Type: d2can
Build Description: d2vl-user 4.4.2 KOT49H I747MVLUFNH2 release-keys
Sorry for being a noob here, but I just want to make sure I do this right. I'm running a Rogers S3 and the bootloader I have is I747MVLUEMK5 and the modem is I747MUMUEND3 and I'm running CM11 (4.4.4). Can I go ahead and apply the modem in this thread? If not, I'm assuming I have to update the bootloader first, but I can't seem to find a download to just the bootloader. The I747MVLUFNF2 download on sammobile looks like it's going to put my phone back to stock, which isn't what I want if I don't have to because I prefer to use CM11. Thanks in advance.
I updated to the the latest Telus NK2 image on sammobile recently in order to ensure I was running the latest bootloader/modem for lollipop (was having issues on the mid-2013 bootloader/modem combo I had been running - and flashable bootloaders don't seem to be posted anymore). What I did, was 1) backup apps and make nandroid, 2) flash sammobile NK2 image through ODIN, 3) boot phone directly into download mode again and flash TWRP recovery, 4) boot into TWRP and flash the lollipop rom/GAPPs/SuperSU, 5) boot-up lollipop (first boot is sloooow) and restore apps. I got stuck in a boot loop at step 3 if I tried to actually boot back into the stock 4.4.2 rom, which is apparently fixed by wiping the internal card (something I was trying to avoid), but I was able to get around it just by flashing TWRP. Good luck if you go this route. I was ready to lose my phone to a brick, if needed, given all the caution about upgrading to recent bootloaders but thankfully it all worked out.
I was considering flashing the stock rom, but I seem to recall reading somewhere about the bootloader being locked with the recent updates. If that's the case, I think I'll just stick with what I have until something doesn't work and I have no choice but to try and upgrade. I don't think I'll be using a L build any time soon since there's problems with the camera, among other things.
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