[ROM|Stock Rooted] 4/24/13 Sprint TouchWiz Jelly Bean 4.1.2 (L710VPBMD4) Odex/DeOdex

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SirSparkles

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PRL change success with this ROM?

Has anyone had success with this ROM to change their PRLs?

I've been trying to change my PRL with this ROM after a clean flash, but the ROM won't read it after a reboot.

Even though I'm flashing with DFS CDMA Tool, and reading post flash, that it was flashed properly..
...after the reboot, it will still read the PRL as '1' in the system menus.
Also, when using DFS CDMA to read the PRL after a reboot, it reads it as the recently flashed PRL.
So, it just looks like the ROM can't read it?
Or the PRL is truly not integrated properly, so the ROM reads an old PRL '00001' that I had long ago?
seems weird that the DFS CDMA Tool will read it, but the ROM won't

I have in my head from a few other threads that PRL flashing will truly only work with the stock TW ROM, but it's hit and miss with custom TW ROMs? But the only tweaking with this ROM is that it's rooted upon install? no other tweaks (besides the kernel stuff)?

Any sharing of experience/insight would be appreciated.
Thanks.
 
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flastnoles11

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Nov 16, 2011
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Has anyone had success with this ROM to change their PRLs?

I've been trying to change my PRL with this ROM after a clean flash, but the ROM won't read it after a reboot.

Even though I'm flashing with DFS CDMA Tool, and reading post flash, that it was flashed properly..
...after the reboot, it will still read the PRL as '1' in the system menus.
Also, when using DFS CDMA to read the PRL after a reboot, it reads it as the recently flashed PRL.
So, it just looks like the ROM can't read it?
Or the PRL is truly not integrated properly, so the ROM reads an old PRL '00001' that I had long ago?
seems weird that the DFS CDMA Tool will read it, but the ROM won't

I have in my head from a few other threads that PRL flashing will truly only work with the stock TW ROM, but it's hit and miss with custom TW ROMs? But the only tweaking with this ROM is that it's rooted upon install? no other tweaks (besides the kernel stuff)?

Any sharing of experience/insight would be appreciated.
Thanks.

Any tw rom will let you change your prl... I have done it with tpr, moar and this rom, but I don't use CDMA tool... Find and flash the prl write enabler, read the directions from that thread and use that method, never had a problem with that

Here's the zip http://db.tt/NJJGibKO flash that.. Then while on a tw rom you can dial ##data# go to view then prl write, then write... Download prl and rename to test.prl and put on the root of your internal SD card before dialing the number... You may or may not need to turn off data before writing the prl... Sometimes it will work with data on, sometimes it won't.. I turn my data off and it works every time first try
 
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labunjef

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Jul 18, 2011
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I'm not sure if anyone has had this problem or not. I used the search and didn't see much of anything on it. I've been on this ROM for at least 5 months now and love it. One thing i've noticed though is that when i'm in an area with no service, instead of roaming it just shows no service. I've made sure that i have the settings to allow roaming on. My wife also has the same GS3 but is 100% stock and hers will roam and she has service at least. Anyone have any advice on how to make my phone roam when i don't have a sprint connection?
 

metayoshi

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I'm not sure if anyone has had this problem or not. I used the search and didn't see much of anything on it. I've been on this ROM for at least 5 months now and love it. One thing i've noticed though is that when i'm in an area with no service, instead of roaming it just shows no service. I've made sure that i have the settings to allow roaming on. My wife also has the same GS3 but is 100% stock and hers will roam and she has service at least. Anyone have any advice on how to make my phone roam when i don't have a sprint connection?

This ROM is 99.99% stock with that .01% being that it is rooted, so it should behave the same way as any 100% stock phone. You didn't give too many specifics, so here is what I would do in general:

1. Go into Settings -> More settings -> Roaming
2. In Roaming network, select Automatic.
3. In Roaming settings, make sure Voice and/or Data is checked in the Domestic section. International roaming is optional, though you can try that if Domestic is not working.

Still not able to roam?

4. Try going to Settings -> System Update and do Update PRL and Update Profile.

Still not roaming?

5. Go to Settings -> About device, make sure that Baseband shows: "L710VPBMD4". If not go to step 6. If yes go to step 8.

6. Flash this:
MD4 Firmware:
MD4 Firmware/modem/baseband update
MD5: EEEAFDBE59CF9C5B492B1A591EC92D02

7. Redo Step 4.

8. If, after this, you're still not able to roam, try typing in ##72786# into the dialer. If done correctly, your phone should reboot, perform hands free activation, and then it should start working again.

If you're still roaming after this, I really don't know how to help past this.
 

POWerSUrgeSW3

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Jan 14, 2011
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This ROM is 99.99% stock with that .01% being that it is rooted, so it should behave the same way as any 100% stock phone. You didn't give too many specifics, so here is what I would do in general:

1. Go into Settings -> More settings -> Roaming
2. In Roaming network, select Automatic.
3. In Roaming settings, make sure Voice and/or Data is checked in the Domestic section. International roaming is optional, though you can try that if Domestic is not working.

Still not able to roam?

4. Try going to Settings -> System Update and do Update PRL and Update Profile.

Still not roaming?

5. Go to Settings -> About device, make sure that Baseband shows: "L710VPBMD4". If not go to step 6. If yes go to step 8.

6. Flash this:


7. Redo Step 4.

8. If, after this, you're still not able to roam, try typing in ##72786# into the dialer. If done correctly, your phone should reboot, perform hands free activation, and then it should start working again.

If you're still roaming after this, I really don't know how to help past this.

When updating the PRL and profile, should it be done in that order. And is a reboot suggested after updating each one or both, for best results?

~Max

Sent Via My WSv4.2 MD4 D2SPR
 

labunjef

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Jul 18, 2011
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This ROM is 99.99% stock with that .01% being that it is rooted, so it should behave the same way as any 100% stock phone. You didn't give too many specifics, so here is what I would do in general:

1. Go into Settings -> More settings -> Roaming
2. In Roaming network, select Automatic.
3. In Roaming settings, make sure Voice and/or Data is checked in the Domestic section. International roaming is optional, though you can try that if Domestic is not working.

Still not able to roam?

4. Try going to Settings -> System Update and do Update PRL and Update Profile.

Still not roaming?

5. Go to Settings -> About device, make sure that Baseband shows: "L710VPBMD4". If not go to step 6. If yes go to step 8.

6. Flash this:


7. Redo Step 4.

8. If, after this, you're still not able to roam, try typing in ##72786# into the dialer. If done correctly, your phone should reboot, perform hands free activation, and then it should start working again.

If you're still roaming after this, I really don't know how to help past this.

Thanks for all the info, my baseband did show the L710VPBMD4 so i updated my PRL again and Profile and then did the hands free activation hoping it will work. Probably won't know for a week or so until i get into a area without good signal but its a start!
 

metayoshi

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Jul 7, 2010
170
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Tustin, CA
Thanks for all the info, my baseband did show the L710VPBMD4 so i updated my PRL again and Profile and then did the hands free activation hoping it will work. Probably won't know for a week or so until i get into a area without good signal but its a start!

Best of luck to you. I also have pretty crappy Sprint signal in my office, so I tend to rely on roaming or else I'll miss calls/texts during work. I'm hoping that Sprint's new 800 MHz spectrum changes my situation once it's fully deployed, but if I still get no Sprint signal at work after that, I'll probably just switch to Verizon as they are the only carrier that agreed to put a repeater inside of our building.
 

labunjef

Member
Jul 18, 2011
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This ROM is 99.99% stock with that .01% being that it is rooted, so it should behave the same way as any 100% stock phone. You didn't give too many specifics, so here is what I would do in general:

1. Go into Settings -> More settings -> Roaming
2. In Roaming network, select Automatic.
3. In Roaming settings, make sure Voice and/or Data is checked in the Domestic section. International roaming is optional, though you can try that if Domestic is not working.

Still not able to roam?

4. Try going to Settings -> System Update and do Update PRL and Update Profile.

Still not roaming?

5. Go to Settings -> About device, make sure that Baseband shows: "L710VPBMD4". If not go to step 6. If yes go to step 8.

6. Flash this:


7. Redo Step 4.

8. If, after this, you're still not able to roam, try typing in ##72786# into the dialer. If done correctly, your phone should reboot, perform hands free activation, and then it should start working again.

If you're still roaming after this, I really don't know how to help past this.

I just wanted to report back and my Roaming does work now after doing the Hands Free Activation. Thanks for the advice, i greatly appreciate it!
 

mstrmscn

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What's the difference between the "MD4 Kernel with Jelly Bean boot animation, adb, and int.d support" and the "MD4 Kernel Optimized" kernel? I've been having not so great battery life on the pure stock kernel and I'm hoping the second kernel I listed will help me with that, BUT if anyone can shed some insight on those two I would like that very much! Thanks!
 

mstrmscn

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What's the difference between the "MD4 Kernel with Jelly Bean boot animation, adb, and int.d support" and the "MD4 Kernel Optimized" kernel? I've been having not so great battery life on the pure stock kernel and I'm hoping the second kernel I listed will help me with that, BUT if anyone can shed some insight on those two I would like that very much! Thanks!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ anybody? :confused:
 

galaxys3man30

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What's the difference between the "MD4 Kernel with Jelly Bean boot animation, adb, and int.d support" and the "MD4 Kernel Optimized" kernel? I've been having not so great battery life on the pure stock kernel and I'm hoping the second kernel I listed will help me with that, BUT if anyone can shed some insight on those two I would like that very much! Thanks!

I means just how they sound buddy one is optimized n one isnt buddy the optimized one is tweaked for a balanced of performance n battery n has all of the features the other kernel the other kernel isnt optimized it just has what it says it has buddy

 

mstrmscn

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I means just how they sound buddy one is optimized n one isnt buddy the optimized one is tweaked for a balanced of performance n battery n has all of the features the other kernel the other kernel isnt optimized it just has what it says it has buddy


All I needed was "the optimized one is tweaked for a balanced of performance n battery n has all of the features the other kernel" but thank you for your reply and clarification :)
 

madvj

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I am on Slim 4.3 rom right now and want to return to stock rooted. Can i use the files posted in 1st post and flash via cwm?
 

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    [size=+4]DOWNLOAD HERE[/size]

    [size=+4]Official Software[/size]
    FULL ROM:
    Odex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean 4.1.2 L710VPBMD4 | Mirror
    MD5: 1DB245D42D83C586D4EBC861E28D291A

    DeOdex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean 4.1.2 L710VPBMD4 | Mirror
    MD5: 77262D9D6CF1A6AF30A8981A95A75D57

    MD4 Kernel with bootanimation, ADB, and init.d support (hopefully addresses samsungani battery drain)
    MD4 Kernel with Jelly Bean boot animation, adb, and init.d support
    MD5: D247B2F54CCBFCA9BDDF3E23AC87D87B

    MD4 Kernel Optimized with bootanimation, ADB, and init.d support. Also, this kernel will do the following:
    -Set loglevel 0
    -Write apanic console 0
    -Disable debuggerd
    -Disable smdexe
    -Disable ddexe
    -Disable gsiff_daemon
    -Disable reinstallation of stock recovery (even though I have removed the script from the ROM)
    -Disable bugmailer bug report

    MD4 Kernel Optimized
    MD5: 141BF2647C505B3A0CCA004ED3F960F5


    MD4 Firmware:
    MD4 Firmware/modem/baseband update
    MD5: EEEAFDBE59CF9C5B492B1A591EC92D02


    _____________________________________________________
    Purely stock files: These files are update (OTA style) zips and are only meant to be flashed on top of purely stock ROMs. They are straight from Samsung/Sprint and I will be posting up 'purely' stock kernel for LJ7 if you're running my stock rooted ROM. Once you have a purely stock system, the update files will flash fine. I use the stock recovery to flash them, but have been told that clockworkmod works as well. I can neither confirm nor deny this. I would stick to stock recovery to flash these anyway though.

    NOTE: Flashing these will also update all of your firmware too.

    Update zips:

    MB1 to MD4: update_SPH-L710_MB1_to_MD4
    MD5: 4F1F349CF56AFE40807BC641A04A8408

    Stock kernels:
    MD4: Stock MD4 Kernel
    MD5: B38F1750243A43D451C78D6D2D662511

    Stock Recovery:
    ODIN: Stock Recovery
    MD5: C205C96BB2E0455412E9C3B90721747B

    Flash over current recovery: Stock Recovery
    MD5: D771D3D5B82C8AF9835A37F2FAB84A04

    Old versions:

    Odex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean 4.1.2 L710VPBMB1 | Mirror | Mirror 2 (Not active yet)
    MD5: A89894F653099D158C8C459F2B7F656E

    DeOdex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean 4.1.2 L710VPBMB1 | Mirror | Mirror 2 (Not yet active)
    MD5: 37E1CCCB3A30959C64DF238D0BD2B23C

    CUSTOM UPDATE FROM MA6: This will work with TWRP/CWM. You will still need to install the firmware below to change your baseband modem to MB1. Be sure to download and flash the appropriate file for your phone. If you currently are on stock odex, flash the odex update, otherwise you may encounter issues. You will have to flash the FULL ROM if you decide you want to switch from odex to deodex and vice versa.

    Odex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean 4.1.2 L710VPBMB1 update from MA6 | Mirror | Mirror 2 (Not active yet)
    MD5: 5C24F1174C40E9B878C7D9BEA75DBFAF

    DeOdex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean 4.1.2 L710VPBMB1 update from MA6 | Mirror | Mirror 2 (Not yet active)
    MD5: 7F3AFD059F91D1159C5796D3E25BB6BC


    MB1 Kernel with bootanimation, ADB, and init.d support (hopefully addresses samsungani battery drain)
    3/9/13 update: MB1 Kernel with Jelly Bean boot animation, adb, and init.d support
    MD5: 98D940EEB026E5392A9B778A1D56B2C7

    MB1 Kernel Optimized with bootanimation, ADB, and init.d support. Also, this kernel will do the following:
    -Set loglevel 0
    -Write apanic console 0
    -Disable debuggerd
    -Disable smdexe
    -Disable ddexe
    -Disable gsiff_daemon
    -Disable reinstallation of stock recovery (even though I have removed the script from the ROM)
    -Disable bugmailer bug report

    3/9/13 update: MB1 Kernel Optimized
    MD5: C56442DDBB22252F5BA080B84B545DD9

    MB1 Firmware:
    MB1 Firmware/modem/baseband update
    MD5: 6698D079BA1D61B6291522BFDA0919F7

    MA6 to MB1: update_SPH-L710_MA6_to_MB1
    MD5: 216B2F1EB9D15A0C4A00FF8981CDCF68

    Stock kernels:
    MB1: Stock MB1 Kernel
    MD5: 8C2ABC30FA8087464B0378EBF7E91A9B


    MC3 Firmware: MC3 Firmware/modem/baseband update | Mirror (Thanks HashTagHell)
    MD5: 351A2D81797CCFB750DFDF4FC28B62C0

    MC3 Kernel (Stock): Download
    MD5: 0F4F2553D5DC167210E4AD01C31A28C5

    MC3 Kernel (Bootanimation.zip, ADB, and init.d support): Download
    MD5: 4319E8A0789F56DD67BDA2EA89AAD492

    MC3 Kernel (Optimized): Download
    MD5: 439E8CD7C6EAC963D3A4E70B85A88CB2

    MC3 Full ROM (Odex): Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean 4.1.2 L710VPBMC3
    MD5: 7B45C41ED060038E40AAD98AA4B1EACE

    MC3 Full ROM (DeOdex): Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean 4.1.2 L710VPBMC3 | Mirror (Thanks HashTagHell)
    MD5: 8D714F25612D2CA8F103A63DF902E607

    Update zips:

    LI3 to LIF: update_SPH-L710_LI3_to_LIF
    MD5: BCC0CF6D0D982043FA45E315124B0215

    LIF to LIG: update_SPH-L710_LIF_to_LIG
    MD5: 639E6E324B49AF4214682ABF99A9B9A4

    LIG to LIH: update_SPH-L710_LIG_to_LIH
    MD5: FC0FDFC14C61C7635D48BB6C2D8BE014

    LIH to LJ1: update_SPH-L710_LIH_to_LJ1
    MD5: F192B2131DAFD3E887C5E06F2B4DCCBB

    LJ1 to LJ2: update_SPH-L710_LJ1_to_LJ2
    MD5: 9DCDB45661A2ACE57BFAE629181F93C7

    LJ2 to LJ3: update_SPH-L710_LJ2_to_LJ3
    MD5: 129029364F170BE572EBFEEB3601642A

    LJ3 to LJ4: update_SPH-L710_LJ3_to_LJ4
    MD5: CEF50E97F068125C032232518AF8EFE3

    LJ4 to LJ5: update_SPH-L710_LJ4_to_LJ5
    MD5: 012BEC508F57CC9657261C729736C5A4

    LJ5 to LJ6: update_SPH-L710_LJ5_to_LJ6
    MD5: 0B278B9A4E8AC4E9F5461D9AB809C6DE

    LJ7 to MA6: update_SPH-L710_LJ7_to_MA6
    MD5: 8232E35D8A9AEDA99333D5A52245D324

    OLD Firmware/baseband:

    LJ2 Firmware:
    LJ2 Firmware/modem/baseband update
    MD5: 722231B8D03579D483C4B2369DE16150

    LJ3 Firmware:
    LJ3 Firmware/modem/baseband update
    MD5: 0F680875B2448446CA5FF892B76261A2

    LJ4 Firmware:
    LJ4 Firmware/modem/baseband update
    MD5: 5C2E9C4C1A041F1BF1A0096EF4809808

    LJ5 Firmware:
    LJ5 Firmware/modem/baseband update
    MD5: 4705D8D6E9FF424F406C8260AF7FB025

    LJ6 Firmware:
    LJ6 Firmware/modem/baseband update
    MD5: CF4E71068DC73B4E0DACA086886DA2D4

    LJ7 Firmware:
    LJ7 Firmware/modem/baseband update
    MD5: 73D7FECB85413C230866FF1F0FAE7D79

    MA6 Firmware:
    MA6 Firmware/modem/baseband update
    MD5: e1114f2c6422fe521bb57525154e730b

    OLD LJ2:

    Odex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean Leak L710VPBLJ2 | Mirror
    MD5: 9F0BD9144357E92EC20263970C432AF8

    DeOdex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean Leak L710VPBLJ2 | Mirror
    MD5: A5B5AAAA26C3FECDC192086E90949C1C

    OLD LJ1:

    Odex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean Leak L710VPBLJ1 | Mirror
    MD5: A504B363AED8B703E41E443F938BF3CC

    DeOdex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean Leak L710VPBLJ1 | Mirror
    MD5: 6EBD942D5E4E61EE14FFFBFA1C1F2F39

    LJ1 Kernel with bootanimation support (hopefully addresses samsungani battery drain)
    LJ1 Kernel with Jelly Bean boot animation
    MD5: A555F0720036F2D0CE27A444D78DDC2C

    LJ1 Firmware:
    LJ1 Firmware/modem/baseband update
    MD5: B1AFE1D0C82D397C7A9AD26ADC82044E

    OLD LIH:

    Odex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean Leak L710SPRBLIH
    MD5: 15D0C822BEB5CA6C366288DB92DC6F27

    DeOdex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean Leak L710SPRBLIH
    MD5: 4822488C5C3FC7FDC5334A85CB39B9A4

    LIH Kernel with bootanimation support (hopefully addresses samsungani battery drain)
    LIH Kernel with Jelly Bean boot animation
    MD5: 6771B7D274497FD533C1829D3CB176C4

    LIH Firmware:
    LIH Firmware/modem/baseband update
    MD5: D527554B9D84C7A99927125B6058578C

    OLD LIG:

    Odex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean Leak L710SPRBLIG
    MD5: 840576BFCB55A4FBF978FBB93D8BF3A6

    DeOdex:
    Sprint Touchwiz Jelly Bean Leak L710SPRBLIG
    MD5: E5AAE8A5F758EFF1BFC21FE32068375C

    LIG Firmware:
    LIG Firmware/modem/baseband update
    MD5: 6C64F75268CD85056B7FA4E5B7A7840E

    OLD LIF:

    Odex
    SPRINT JELLY BEAN LEAK
    MD5: 45BA4316C4A32788194C0B04ED7E5BFC

    DeOdex
    SPRINT JELLY BEAN LEAK
    MD5: 4B571B05D41D2F589BAFF84E27C0DD3F

    LIF Firmware:
    LIF Firmware/modem/baseband update


    Changelog:
    4/24/13:
    -Added MD4.
    4/17/13:
    -Added boot animation and optimized kernels.
    4/10/13:
    -Added MC3 leak. (Thanks to sextape and FlowingAway for the system dump)
    3/3/13:
    -Uploaded custom updates from MA6 to MB1.
    3/1/13:
    -Updated kernels for boot animation and optimized
    2/27/13:
    -Updated to L710VPBMB1
    2/19/13:
    -Updated kernel
    2/13/13:
    -Updated to L710SPRBMA6
    11/4/12:
    -Updated kernel with boot animation support with a new adbd binary.
    -Removed bootsamsung.qmg from /system/media/ with the installation of the boot animation supported kernel.
    10/23/12:
    -Updated to new leak and possibly final LJ7.
    -Updated to new leak: LJ2.
    -Fixed Windy Live Wallpaper by symlinking fonts. (Thanks dmerillat)
    -Fixed thermald by symlinking thermald-8960. (Thanks Mutiny32)
    -Fixed Voice Command.
    -Added firmwares LJ1-LJ7
    -Cleaned up left over files from other leaks
    10/22/12:
    -Updated to new leak: LJ1.
    10/7/12:
    -Added kernel with bootanimation support.
    10/2/12:
    -New Leak L710SPRBLIH
    10/1/12:
    -New Leak L710SPRBLIG
    -None of the other modifications to the kernel made. Only thing modified is adb support for the kernel and fixed root.
    9/30/12:
    -Leak L710SPRBLIF
    -Added Jelly Bean boot animation
    -Modified kernel to adb shell @ root, bootanimation support, and a few other tweaks.
    -Fixed root.
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    [size=+4]FAQ[/size]

    Q: I flashed the firmware, am I fully updated?
    A: No, not particularly. The firmware consists of a Radio, bootloader, and a few other updates. These are different from Android updates.

    Q: Do I need to flash both the ROM and the firmware?
    A: Generally, when a new ROM from Sprint comes out in the form of an OTA, it applies both the ROM and the firmware all in one go. On here however, we do things differently. If every custom ROM provided a radio update, you'd get unnecessary updates to these parts that have maybe already been updated. Also, some people feel as though different Radio firmwares can hold a signal better. So we don't want to mess with your combination. So, in short, it's up to you. To have the full updated status, you'd need to flash both the ROM and the firmware

    Q: Cool, but my baseband version says I am updated. Am I?
    A: Firmware updates show up as baseband versions here. So it's easy to mistake a baseband version for a ROM version or an update. Don't be fooled. Just because your baseband may be one version, your ROM could easily be another. You generally want to look at "Build Number" if you are stock, to determine ROM version.

    Q: Can I use this as a base for my ROM?
    A: Of course! You don't need to worry about asking or getting permission. These ROMs all come from Samsung/Sprint anyway so I have no place claiming any sort of ownership over them. Besides, share all the love!

    Q: Do I need to give credit or thanks when using this as a base?
    A: Absolutely not. While it's a nice gesture and I do appreciate the etiquette a lot of you on XDA have, It is not necessary. Again, these updates are from Samsung/Sprint. All I'm doing is providing them in a 'pre-rooted' manner, and as such, need no thanks for that. We're a community that is about sharing and learning as much information as possible. Do with it whatever you see fit. :)

    Q: Why should I install this if an Odin version is available?
    A: Some people just like being able to flash things in their recovery. It's easier, faster, and is just better IMO.

    Q: What is a flash counter and should I worry about it when flashing this?
    A: Flashing things with Odin won't increase your flash counter. Honestly, I think the whole idea of flash counter increments is a bit blown out of proportion. If you are that worried about your flash counter, Chainfire has created an app that can reset it to 0 called TriangleAway. Flash counter has no impact on performance and I'm not sure if any Sprint technicians will look at that and care. As long as you take the proper precautions if you need to take your phone back to the Sprint Store, such as making sure you have a Stock unrooted ROM on your phone, you should be fine.

    Q: Cool, how can I get unrooted from this ROM?
    A: Well, there are a number of ways to unroot yourself. Your Superuser app might have the unroot feature built into it, so load it up and poke around in the app to see if it has the ability to unroot you. If it does, you're golden. All you need to do from there is flash the stock recovery from the OP. If your superuser app doesn't have the ability to unroot you, I will provide a zip to flash in recovery that does just that. You will need to flash that zip in the same recovery session as the stock recovery, because once you reboot, the recovery will no longer be custom.

    Q: I'm on MB1 or another version, can I just flash this version right on top of it?
    A: Yes! Since these are full ROMs, it matters not what you're on currently. Even better is that if you are already on a stock ROM and you're looking to simply update, you will not have to do a factory reset, simply wipe Dalvik, and flash.

    Q: Do I need to wipe Dalvik when flashing the firmware too?
    A: Absolutely not. Wiping Dalvik is only relevant to ROM software, not firmware updates. Honestly, you don't need to wipe the Dalvik when flashing just kernels either.

    Q: Do I need to flash ROM, firmware, AND kernel?
    A: Nope, just the ROM and firmware (if you're not already on the latest) is fine. The kernel is provided to those who may want to return to stock after trying out a custom kernel.

    Q: Odex and DeOdex. HELP!
    A: Well, Odex is what your phone ships with. This is a way to optimize the Dalvik so that it doesn't need to create and/or optimize your system apps/framework. Since it will already be done for you. This does not apply to any apps you install yourself. Those will be optimized by the Dalvik VM automatically. This is generally the best way to go, but is a bit more cumbersome to theme and modify. You can mix and match Odex with DeOdex, but you will need to make sure that you delete any relevant .odex files for anything you install that is tagged only for "deodex" ROMs. For instance, if someone created a battery mod that changes the colors and/or icons of the battery, you will need to delete "SystemUI.odex" before installing it, or it won't work properly, and could even cause FCs (Force Closes) and system instability. Basically, if you are going to go the Odex route, you should stick with Odex mods. This usually is the case for folks who only want a stock rooted ROM and nothing more. DeOdex is what the majority of mods here on XDA and custom ROMs are based on. It makes decompiling, modifying, and changing things much more simpler. This comes with a small performance hit on "first boot" because the Dalvik has to now build entries for system apps. In every day usage you should see no difference between the two after the first boot. You can flash between Odex and DeOdex full ROM versions anytime, and most of the time Android can recognize when a Dalvik wipe is necessary so wiping it yourself isn't necessary, but if you notice any strange issues, wiping it won't hurt.

    Q: Can I use custom kernels created for other software versions?
    A: Generally, if Sprint releases updates that are within the same Android version family, like what is happening now. MB1 and our current leak MC3 are both based on Android 4.1.2, so custom kernels should work fine even if they are days/weeks old. As long as they were built for Android 4.1.2 you should be fine. But don't automatically think that's the case for all custom kernels. Some ROM versions, such as our leak MC3, include an updated kernel. While we don't know what exactly is updated on the kernel until Samsung releases the source. I can tell you that two things changed in the kernel ramdisk. This may present problems for custom kernels that include their own ramdisk and haven't implemented those changes in them. However, as long as you have a backup handy, it won't hurt to try out your favorite kernel.
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    This just in.

    LIG and LIH updates arrived to me :)


    They will be posted today.
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    Finally got the update guys.

    Will be updating soon.