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By lanegriffi, Junior Member on 5th February 2014, 12:53 AM
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Can I do ANYTHING on this thing?

Apparently cynogen wont work on it because of the kernel, and if its MJ7 then I cant downgrade it?

Wtf do I do? I got this phone because I wanted to get cool roms and **** on it, but the thing is fully locked up.

What recovery do you guys recommend?

And what ROM will actually WORK with this thing?

Please help, im about to just return this phone...
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5th February 2014, 01:00 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by lanegriffi

Can I do ANYTHING on this thing?

Apparently cynogen wont work on it because of the kernel, and if its MJ7 then I cant downgrade it?

Wtf do I do? I got this phone because I wanted to get cool roms and **** on it, but the thing is fully locked up.

What recovery do you guys recommend?

And what ROM will actually WORK with this thing?

Please help, im about to just return this phone...

Take 5 minutes and read some threads here

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6th February 2014, 12:21 PM |#3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lanegriffi

Can I do ANYTHING on this thing?

Apparently cynogen wont work on it because of the kernel, and if its MJ7 then I cant downgrade it?

Wtf do I do? I got this phone because I wanted to get cool roms and **** on it, but the thing is fully locked up.

What recovery do you guys recommend?

And what ROM will actually WORK with this thing?

Please help, im about to just return this phone...

Read this..
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2606501
Everything you're wondering is in there for you with additional links.
Not a lot of options for you unfortunately. People who want to customize their phones.. Rooting...romming...etc should really check on here before actually buying a phone. Its not like it used to be I can tell you that.

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6th February 2014, 12:36 PM |#4  
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Read this..
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2606501
Everything you're wondering is in there for you with additional links.
Not a lot of options for you unfortunately. People who want to customize their phones.. Rooting...romming...etc should really check on here before actually buying a phone. Its not like it used to be I can tell you that.

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Research is key. ...don't jump before you know where you going to land.

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6th February 2014, 01:26 PM |#5  
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I have the same exact phone and with Safestrap 3.71 installed I have some great roms (Foxhound, Echoe, Nemesis 1.5). While you cannot install a different kernel you can still mod these a lot. One advantage to safestrap is you can go back and forth with roms easily. Put in at least a 32gb micro card (64 gb would be better since these roms files are quite large). You can still have a lot of fun.
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Unless you want to specifically run ROMs. Xposed and Wanam offer quite a bit of control.
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In the same boat as you. The most that you can do now is root and use Safestrap to install Hyperdrive or other supported roms. It doesn't seem like the bootloader for MJ7 will be unlocked anytime soon. It's a great shame that in the 4.3 update Verizon locked the bootloader.
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