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SpencaChesta

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About a month ago I had a Samsung Galaxy SIII Model # SPH-L710. I had little to no problem flashing a custom rom onto it by rooting the phone, installing TWRP, and installing the zip file from the Cyanogenmod Website. Very simple and painless. That phone however ended up breaking so I had to get a new one of the exact same model.

Now, I've been having a world of trouble with this one. To start when I tried to flash the ZIP file in TWRP, it would give me a status 7 error, I was able to remove that by updating my md4 baseband using the md4 baseband flashable zip which was mentioned in this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2303308

Once I did that the status 7 error went away, but now it's saying it cannot find the md5 file regardless of what custom rom I'm trying to install, it does say the install was successful, but all the log shows is that it couldn't find md5 file and then Successfully created partition tables and when rebooting the phone it gets stuck on the splash screen (though it IS the splash screen of the custom rom I was trying to install).

When trying to use CWM it says that it cannot even mount the SD card to install and ZIP file so I could not go very far with it and besides, the last time I did this I used TWRP just fine.

Any insight would be great.

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SpencaChesta

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Also being a new device you will only be able to flash TW roms until there is a work around for the current block...which i do believe devs are working on as we speak. Good Luck.

TW roms? You mean Touchwiz? If so, I've tried Googling and can't seem to find a solid answer or source of what's stable, what I can use with the Sprint S3 and so on .

@SpencaChesta
Is this a new device? If it is please reference this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=44262749

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Tried all 4 provided .imgs without no success and tried the odin versions which gave me the same results. Seems like this has to do with it just being a new phone. I am able to gain root access, mount storage devices in twrp (but not CWM) but just can't seem to install CM nightly or stable. Just says its updating partition settings and thats it. Also says the same thing with AOKP roms.
 
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Ragnar

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CM and AOKP are all aosp style roms. They at this time will not work on a new S3.
Like stated only TouchWiz roms will work. There are literally dozens of them. Googling won't help as much as going directly to the forum for Sprint S3 d2spr development section here on XDA. Do not attempt to flash any rom TW or AOSP if you did not get it from that specific section on XDA you risk turning your device into a 600$ paperweight.

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beachbum40

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I hope someone can help me. I have the boost mobile version of the galaxy s3 L710 and I was told I can only use sprint custom roms to flash on my device but when I do they don't seen to work properly. Data ect. I again was told I need to make some changes to my device and I can't seem to find out what these changes are. Any help?

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Ragnar

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I hope someone can help me. I have the boost mobile version of the galaxy s3 L710 and I was told I can only use sprint custom roms to flash on my device but when I do they don't seen to work properly. Data ect. I again was told I need to make some changes to my device and I can't seem to find out what these changes are. Any help?

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#1 rule on XDA search. Search is your friend. You can search in a general forum or in a specific forum.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=27791079

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SpencaChesta

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CM and AOKP are all aosp style roms. They at this time will not work on a new S3.
Like stated only TouchWiz roms will work. There are literally dozens of them. Googling won't help as much as going directly to the forum for Sprint S3 d2spr development section here on XDA. Do not attempt to flash any rom TW or AOSP if you did not get it from that specific section on XDA you risk turning your device into a 600$ paperweight.

Have a great day!
Thanks for the info I will surely try one out once I have the time(sometime tonight)
From what I'm reading there are no TW mods based off of 4.2.2? And I'm assuming that to get an aosp style rom to work will just be a matter of waiting on the devs? Thanks again
 

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you should be able to install the latest nightily and it not get stuck on cid, Thanks to Invisiblek he was able to find the proplem from my phone, it works now so please give thanks to Invisiblek and all the others who helped.
 
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SpencaChesta

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CM and AOKP are all aosp style roms. They at this time will not work on a new S3.
Like stated only TouchWiz roms will work. There are literally dozens of them. Googling won't help as much as going directly to the forum for Sprint S3 d2spr development section here on XDA. Do not attempt to flash any rom TW or AOSP if you did not get it from that specific section on XDA you risk turning your device into a 600$ paperweight.
Touchwiz roms worked, used the peoples rom for a week until the latest nightly came out and supported my phone. Thanks for your help!

you should be able to install the latest nightily and it not get stuck on cid, Thanks to Invisiblek he was able to find the proplem from my phone, it works now so please give thanks to Invisiblek and all the others who helped.

THANK YOU! Latest Nightly worked and I'm back in action!
 
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    @SpencaChesta
    Is this a new device? If it is please reference this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=44262749

    Have a great day!
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    CM and AOKP are all aosp style roms. They at this time will not work on a new S3.
    Like stated only TouchWiz roms will work. There are literally dozens of them. Googling won't help as much as going directly to the forum for Sprint S3 d2spr development section here on XDA. Do not attempt to flash any rom TW or AOSP if you did not get it from that specific section on XDA you risk turning your device into a 600$ paperweight.

    Have a great day!
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    cm 10.2

    you should be able to install the latest nightily and it not get stuck on cid, Thanks to Invisiblek he was able to find the proplem from my phone, it works now so please give thanks to Invisiblek and all the others who helped.
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    CM and AOKP are all aosp style roms. They at this time will not work on a new S3.
    Like stated only TouchWiz roms will work. There are literally dozens of them. Googling won't help as much as going directly to the forum for Sprint S3 d2spr development section here on XDA. Do not attempt to flash any rom TW or AOSP if you did not get it from that specific section on XDA you risk turning your device into a 600$ paperweight.
    Touchwiz roms worked, used the peoples rom for a week until the latest nightly came out and supported my phone. Thanks for your help!

    you should be able to install the latest nightily and it not get stuck on cid, Thanks to Invisiblek he was able to find the proplem from my phone, it works now so please give thanks to Invisiblek and all the others who helped.

    THANK YOU! Latest Nightly worked and I'm back in action!