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By pvchip3, Senior Member on 19th August 2014, 03:18 AM
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Is it under sprint? Can it be rooted and install a custom rom?

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19th August 2014, 03:48 AM |#2  
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Yes. I own a Virgin Mobile S3. I am currently running CM11 and a custom kernel (DKP) built for the Sprint S3.

Virgin Mobile S3 model #: SPH-L710
Sprint S3 model #: SPH-L710

Virgin Mobile use Sprint towers for service. I have 4G where I am and it's fast. Coverage isn't the best in multiple areas I travel to, but it's Sprint.

They do use a "backdoor", so to speak, to get to the Sprint network, so you can flash a .zip in recovery that a dev on another forum made to alter some APN and build.prop settings to allow you to have full access to the Virgin Mobile network when on a custom ROM.

Long story short, when you flash a d2lte ROM on your VM S3, it perceives itself to be a Sprint S3. If you need the zip to flash, I can direct you there.
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