Originally Posted by pFo-Mac
Sorry, in advance, as I'm sure this has been asked before, but I'm finding some conflicting information. Are we limited to roms for our specific model (SHV-E210 S/K/L etc.), or are we able to use roms from the I9300 and i9305 series?
Some threads have seemed to indicate mods that will work with either, but I was unsure if roms would too. Sorry for the noobish question, and thanks in advance for your help.
It's difficult for the LTE versions.
With the M440S (3G) it is much simpler.
In short, you should only be using ROMs that are for our specific phones. That being said, some people have ported other ROMs from the i9300 series and such. There are also Kernels that allow you to use different version of ROMs, but like you said, it is all very confusing.
There are too many things that can go wrong with the LTE versions, since our phones have different specs.
To be safe, I would recommend just using your phone specific ROMs. As for mods, some mods do work for stock ROMs......But again, it is hit or miss.
The ROM that I am using now, allows me to use themed mods from different versions......
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE-A (SM-N900S)
[I]Stock Jelly Bean 3.4 (not rooted)
Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (SHV-E210S)
Stock Jelly Bean 3.4 (not rooted)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (SHW-M380W - Transformed into GT-P7510)
Fourth Bar: Revolution with Yoda's Kernel v2.2
Samsung Galaxy S SHW-M110S - Retired