[Q] SPH-L900 Flashed to Cricket: Unable to get service with custom ROM
I just got a Note 2 SPH-L900 (Sprint) it has a bad ESN for sprint but my intention was to flash it to cricket. I had noticed the same thing before the flash over to Cricket (I was messing with it over wifi etc and I did flash cm10.2 nightly just for the heck of it, then back to stock) but I could not verify service since I am not a Sprint customer. However the issue seems to not be carrier-specific.
When I flash custom ROMs I do not have service. No call, no data, nothing but wifi. The signal bar is empty and I get a big "?" Where the carrier is supposed to be. Also under "status" there is many blank spaces, no phone number, no carrier etc. Upon factory restore (which was done 2 or 3 times to ensure a bad ROM flash was not the culprit) the service icons and settings come back as before and everything works well.
I have tried two separate ROMs that give me the same issue: cyanogenmod 10.2 nightly
Rootbox jelly bean
Anyone know what may be wrong? I do not think this has to do anything with the flash over to cricket, since before it was doing the same thing. Any setting/procedure that I may be missing?
Edit: I did not do anything with kernels. My stock ROM android version is the 4.1.2