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I just bought a DNA and it currently has viper rom 1.2.0 on it. It is rooted, but is s-on, I really don't know if it has CWM or even how to tell? I am using straight talk on it and cant seem to get MMS to work, but it looks like Virtuous rom works with straight talk MMS. I am really not sure where I need to pick up on one of these guides just to flash a rom. Is that all I need to do to get it switched over? Sorry if these questions are easy/noob I really would rather just not brick this phone =)
 
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Look in the general section and the original development sections for guides and pretty much any phone forum for guides. They will do a better job of explaining than me. You cant have a custom kernel on viper 1.2 and it for sure either has CWM or TWRP.
 
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If you are s on, you have to download the zip of the Rom or kernel you want. Next, download flash gui on the market. Select the Rom or zip and it will flash the boot image. On a kernel, extract the modules and flash in recovery. For Roms, flash the zip after you flash the boot.img. try all that out, then look in the original development section for rooting and s-off. Hope this helps!

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Download the "tweakker" app from the market as well. It solves many mms issues across roms.

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Also, to fix the mms issue, download the "tweakker" app from the market. Follow instructions to get mms working again
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If you are s on, you have to download the zip of the Rom or kernel you want. Next, download flash gui on the market. Select the Rom or zip and it will flash the boot image. On a kernel, extract the modules and flash in recovery. For Roms, flash the zip after you flash the boot.img. try all that out, then look in the original development section for rooting and s-off. Hope this helps!

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Download the "tweakker" app from the market as well. It solves many mms issues across roms.

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Also, to fix the mms issue, download the "tweakker" app from the market. Follow instructions to get mms working again
Alright, I have a few additional questions then I guess, I have the Virtuous rom downloading, as well as the flash gui app. You say flash the zip after i flash the boot.img. I'm not sure exactly what you mean when you say that? Do I need to download an additional file or will the boot.img file show up in fastboot after I flash it with the gui app? Am I correct in that I should just be able to flash the virtuous rom without needing to flash a kernel also?
 
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Alright, I have a few additional questions then I guess, I have the Virtuous rom downloading, as well as the flash gui app. You say flash the zip after i flash the boot.img. I'm not sure exactly what you mean when you say that? Do I need to download an additional file or will the boot.img file show up in fastboot after I flash it with the gui app? Am I correct in that I should just be able to flash the virtuous rom without needing to flash a kernel also?
It probably comes with a stock kernel and you can flash your own if its NOT based on 2.04.
 
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It probably comes with a stock kernel and you can flash your own if its NOT based on 2.04.
It is NOT 2.04, I made very sure of that when buying it after I bought the first one that was =x, luckily I got a killer deal on each of these so I'll make money reselling the 2.04 one.
 
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It is NOT 2.04, I made very sure of that when buying it after I bought the first one that was =x, luckily I got a killer deal on each of these so I'll make money reselling the 2.04 one.
He was talking about the rom, not your phone. If the rom us based off 2.04, such as viper, you can't flash a custom kernel.

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He was talking about the rom, not your phone. If the rom us based off 2.04, such as viper, you can't flash a custom kernel.

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Ah, it wasn't 2.04, I got it flashed to Virtuous but now it's not letting me set APN, I've found fixes for the T-Mobile straight talk using market enabler but nothing for the ATT side of straight talk =(

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