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Default Questions about "flashed" phone!

My mother made me flash my phone to cricket because they have 5 phones for 100 a month. They told me not to factory reset the phone, call *287 or update it. I was wondering where is the "flashed" data located on the phone? Can I backup the flash files then after an update/kernel patch that I can reapply them. Also, will installing a custom kernel or rom break the flash? Sorry for all these random questions, but I don't wanna **** up my phone.
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Any help please? I am scared now xD

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(Last edited by Surj138; 7th April 2014 at 04:02 PM.)
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No you won't lose your flash to cricket, but you will have small quirks to deal with if you want working 3g and/or MMS. The thread below has been a life-saver for me.

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