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[Q] Rom for Pageplus Galaxy S3

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9th April 2014, 02:15 AM   |  #1  
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Hi, I have a Galaxy S3 sprint that was recently flashed to Pageplus. It has the stock Android 4.3 rom and I was able to install a custom Kernel (Ktoonsez Touchwiz JELLYBEAN 4.3) so far everything works fine...I, however, would like to flash a "as close as possible" vanilla Android rom, or maybe a debloated Touchwiz based rom without the samsung and sprint Apps, btw..I like to game on my phone so a rom that brings the best performance is also welcome


However, I've read this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2335582 which seems to confirm that the flash wont be ruined in Android 4.1.2 (I have 4.3), but when I asked the guy who flashed my phone about flashing a custom rom he said this

"He: any questions for me?

Me: yes, If I flash a custom rom..will that break the flash?

He: yes, custom roms will 100% break the flash
they flash a custom radio usually or do NVM folder wipe
so all flash settings get wiped
there are some roms that don't have radio in them
but it's risky unless you know 100% from the ROM dev that NVM folder is not being wiped
the other issue is most custom roms don't have DIAG mode
so you can't flash inside them
only touchwiz based roms have DM mode which is requiref for flashing"

How much of this is correct?, can I flash any rom, yes or no?
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteOne

Hi, I have a Galaxy S3 sprint that was recently flashed to Pageplus. It has the stock Android 4.3 rom and I was able to install a custom Kernel (Ktoonsez Touchwiz JELLYBEAN 4.3) so far everything works fine...I, however, would like to flash a "as close as possible" vanilla Android rom, or maybe a debloated Touchwiz based rom without the samsung and sprint Apps, btw..I like to game on my phone so a rom that brings the best performance is also welcome


However, I've read this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2335582 which seems to confirm that the flash wont be ruined in Android 4.1.2 (I have 4.3), but when I asked the guy who flashed my phone about flashing a custom rom he said this

"He: any questions for me?

Me: yes, If I flash a custom rom..will that break the flash?

He: yes, custom roms will 100% break the flash
they flash a custom radio usually or do NVM folder wipe
so all flash settings get wiped
there are some roms that don't have radio in them
but it's risky unless you know 100% from the ROM dev that NVM folder is not being wiped
the other issue is most custom roms don't have DIAG mode
so you can't flash inside them
only touchwiz based roms have DM mode which is requiref for flashing"

How much of this is correct?, can I flash any rom, yes or no?

No custom ROM that I know of wipes NVM or flashes a radio... Now if you are talking about Odining a stock ROM, then yes that would wipe everything out. So I would try a TouchWiz ROM, because he is right about those, they are the only ones with DIAG mode.

10th April 2014, 04:07 AM   |  #3  
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Hi, just to confirm..flashing Roms through CWM recovery did not affect the flash of page plus...I'm running Kitkat smoothly
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Hi, just to confirm..flashing Roms through CWM recovery did not affect the flash of page plus...I'm running Kitkat smoothly

Hi, which ROM did use? Mine is also flashed to PagePlus.
20th April 2014, 06:08 PM   |  #5  
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Hi, which ROM did use? Mine is also flashed to PagePlus.

I've used Dandroid 2.1 which is TouchWiz, CM 10.1 and C-Rom 4.4.2 v5.9

I'm curretly using C-Rom with LeanKernel 9.6

You have to use a third party MMS App in order to receive and send pics if you are using a TouchWiz Rom with the stock Sprint MMS App.
That App is not 100% compatible with the Verizon/Pageplus 3g network.

Within the stock App go to settings and uncheck notifications.

To replace it I recommend 8sms which is free and reliable from the App store, but you have to change the setting within the App once installed.

Change whatever you have for..

MMSC URL:h ttp://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms
MMSC Proxy: 0.0.0.0
Port: 80

I don't think that last two are really needed to be changed but that's how I have it

If you are using a AOSP Rom like C-Rom Android 4.4.2 the MMS App will work just fine.
However, you will have to go to

1) Settings
2) "More" Wireless & Network settings
3) Mobile Networks
4) Access Point Names
5) Choose Sprint or create a new one

Do the same thing as before

MMSC: htt p://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms
MMSC Proxy: 0.0.0.0
Port: 80

Save the settings (Left button next to home button) and you are good to go.
Last edited by AbsoluteOne; 20th April 2014 at 06:20 PM.
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