02-12-2013 11:01 AM
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  1. Suntan's Avatar
    Any trades off by running it slightly modified such as reboots, broken voicemail, etc.?? These things btw would make me want to look for a more stable rom.
    None that I can tell. The only changes were to get the wifi toggle in the notification pulldown and the blue coloring. The ROM itself is the stock one. The changes were made to the related files, as opposed to flashing a completely different ROM that was "based" on the stock ROM.

    How did u change the green color to blue?
    From the zip files found in this thread:

    [MOD] [SYSTEMUI] Enable Wifi Toggle / Reconfigure and theme toggles [ICS Blue!] - xda-developers

    I'm still on ICS, because I haven't taken the time to update to Jelly Bean, but I know there's a lot of options for both 4.0 and 4.1.

    -Suntan
    01-08-2013 08:09 PM
  2. nolittdroid's Avatar
    Anyone have experience rooting with a Macbook?

    Sent from my S3 on ACS
    01-08-2013 08:39 PM
  3. toilet-handle's Avatar
    I was skeptical about rooting at first. Now after two months I love it.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3 running CyanogenMod 10 and lean kernel.
    01-08-2013 09:06 PM
  4. meyerweb's Avatar
    I've rooted my last 3 phones, including my GS3, which I rooted the day I got it.

    You never know when you'll need it for something. Example: I use Swiftkey 3 as my default keyboard. As of Jellybean, there is an issue where every reboot switches back to the default keyboard. People are complaining about it on the Swiftkey forums and reviews. The solution for me was to use Titanium Backup to freeze the stock Samsung keyboard. Problem solved.
    I think something else is going on. I've had no issues with the keyboard resetting to stock, before or after rooting.
    01-08-2013 09:39 PM
  5. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    I believe there is an app called keyboard manager that can solve this for u

    Sent from my Google Nexus 7 running aokp 4.1.2, because there is no PacMan rom for the nexus
    01-08-2013 10:37 PM
  6. clintw22's Avatar
    None that I can tell. The only changes were to get the wifi toggle in the notification pulldown and the blue coloring. The ROM itself is the stock one. The changes were made to the related files, as opposed to flashing a completely different ROM that was "based" on the stock ROM.



    From the zip files found in this thread:

    [MOD] [SYSTEMUI] Enable Wifi Toggle / Reconfigure and theme toggles [ICS Blue!] - xda-developers

    I'm still on ICS, because I haven't taken the time to update to Jelly Bean, but I know there's a lot of options for both 4.0 and 4.1.

    -Suntan
    Does it work on jellybean? And can I use it on us cellular?

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
    01-08-2013 11:00 PM
  7. chadillacaz81's Avatar
    Thats pretty sweet. Were you able to remove some off the "bloat ware" I've been hearing so much about? My biggest concern with any new smartphone Iis that the battery is constantly under siege. Usually attributed to the screen and this screen on my GalaxyNote2 is huge. I dont want to run befofe I walk. I would like to build myself up. So far it seems that rooting is a little easier than jail breaking. This is my first droid so I guess im a noob but I like your idea of a slightly modified stock ROM. Sounds like a good place to start being a new droid user. I want to root it and prepare for Ubuntu os for mobile devices coming out in about a year. Thanks man
    01-09-2013 06:14 AM
  8. piizzadude's Avatar
    Once you root you can get rid of that stuff.
    That mod should work without a problem but read the thread to be sure
    Ubuntu is not happen ending in a year, if ever. Especially on an cdma device

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    01-09-2013 06:21 AM
  9. Suntan's Avatar
    I really don't know. I haven't put any effort into looking at updating to jelly bean.

    I'm sure they talk about it in that thread over at xda.

    -Suntan
    01-09-2013 02:03 PM
  10. clintw22's Avatar
    I looked on thread and it didn't say much I'm kinda new to xda but ill try to flash it via Odin and if it works it works if not Odin shouldn't let it pass if it isn't the right software correct?

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
    01-09-2013 02:33 PM
  11. piizzadude's Avatar
    No it will flash whatever you want it to. There are no checks in there.

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    01-09-2013 03:07 PM
  12. clintw22's Avatar
    So I could potentially brick my phone.

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
    01-09-2013 03:18 PM
  13. piizzadude's Avatar
    Yes if you run something intended for another device you always run that risk. I will look at it closer later tonight

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    01-09-2013 03:37 PM
  14. clintw22's Avatar
    Ok thanks man. Us cellular galaxy s3.

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
    01-09-2013 03:39 PM
  15. meyerweb's Avatar
    Simple rule: NEVER, EVER, under any circumstances, flash a ROM that isn't clearly documented as working on your specific model of phone and carrier, and that you can't find other people who have flashed that exact, same ROM on your exact model of phone and carrier.

    NEVER.

    EVER.

    If you're not absolutely, positively, 100% certain that the ROM will work on your phone, JUST....SAY....NO.
    01-10-2013 05:41 PM
  16. piizzadude's Avatar
    Very true but it isn't a rom we are talking about

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
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    01-10-2013 06:15 PM
  17. clintw22's Avatar
    Very true but it isn't a rom we are talking about

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    Thank you. Haha

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
    01-10-2013 06:28 PM
  18. meyerweb's Avatar
    Post # 60 is certainly talking about a ROM. Posts 61 through 64 are talking about flashing something that can brick your phone. I don't know what, other than flashing a ROM, will brick your phone.

    Maybe your wife is right.

    But I'll expand the advice. Never flash ANYTHING that you don't absolutely, 100% positively, know is for your phone.
    01-10-2013 11:36 PM
  19. piizzadude's Avatar
    You were so close. We are talking about post 59 which refers to post 57 which is a mod. The possibility of bricking is slim(there is always a chance) I do happen to know what I am talking about.

    Maybe you need to hit thanks now since my wife is wrong.

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    clintw22 likes this.
    01-10-2013 11:50 PM
  20. piizzadude's Avatar
    Does it work on jellybean? And can I use it on us cellular?

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
    Now back to the question.

    You are on US cellular and on JB right?

    If so the MOD for Jellybean is here: [MOD] [SystemUI] Enable Wifi toggle for stock TW Jelly Bean (Blue theme) - xda-developers

    I put the question to the DEV over there if this would be ok on USCC but havent heard anything (Did it by PM yesterday and in the thread a minute ago).

    My understanding is that this is just an XML edit which is not that big a deal. You could do all the lifting to be sure (decompile the APK and make the change yourself, then recompile and sign it) but that is a pain in the arse.

    Here is what I would do. I would make a nandroid backup. I would also download a flashable zip and put it on my SD card and I would also download odin and the stock image for your phone.

    Then I would flash it and see what happens.

    If I got stuck in a bootloop then you know it is a fail and you have 3 ways to fix it. If it bricks, then there are more involved ways to fix it but i do not know them off the top of my head.

    BUT that is what I would do. What you want to do it your choice. I cannot say with 100% certainty that it will not brick. I believe that the worst is a soft brick, but it is your choice.
    clintw22 likes this.
    01-11-2013 01:07 AM
  21. clintw22's Avatar
    Dude thanks so much man. That is so awesome. I tried searching around on xda but I'm new to it so it was confusing. Haha. I will flash it tonight when I get off work. Thanks so much again dude.

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
    01-11-2013 06:39 AM
  22. piizzadude's Avatar
    No problem let me know how it goes

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    01-11-2013 09:15 AM
  23. clintw22's Avatar
    Hey quick question....when I do it....how would I switch back? Just re-flash my stock software would that switch it back? Just making sure before I do it.
    01-11-2013 04:12 PM
  24. piizzadude's Avatar
    If you make a nandroid backup, you can just flash that to return to exactly where you are right now. But yeah flashing back to stock will do it too

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    01-11-2013 07:37 PM
  25. clintw22's Avatar
    Sweet thanks man.

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Android Central Forums
    01-11-2013 07:43 PM
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