1. Wicell's Avatar
    So I know the title of this thread just makes me look completely stupid. I know I can simply go to XDA and click the download links for the ROMs. There's only one problem: megaupload.com is down. I've looked and I can't seem to find the ROMs anywhere else. Anyone running Epic VeNuM, SAR, Syndicated Ice or Senzation? If so anyway you could file share the ROM zips? Would be much appreciated!
    01-23-2012 12:01 AM
  2. clodfelterac's Avatar
    Try mediafire, github, or 4shared... hope this helps...
    01-23-2012 12:08 AM
  3. ragnarokx's Avatar
    If there are no good links for the ROM you want, just post in the thread and ask for a mirror. I'm sure someone will be happy to oblige.
    01-23-2012 12:11 AM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Give the developers a little time. Mirrors or new hosting will be posted for your reference.
    01-23-2012 10:27 AM
  5. Wicell's Avatar
    Yeah, I never thought to request a mirror, but I am kinda new to this. I just don't want to face the wrath of xda senoritas...
    01-23-2012 05:21 PM
  6. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    Yeah, I never thought to request a mirror, but I am kinda new to this. I just don't want to face the wrath of xda senoritas...
    Haha, you should be fine asking for a mirror, barring of course that it hasn't already been requested.

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    01-23-2012 06:02 PM
  7. iorecki's Avatar
    01-23-2012 06:57 PM
  8. Wicell's Avatar
    Naw, I found a file for V C S RL3 EL29, love it, 15 hour battery life with normal usage (Pandora over Wifi, Cut the Rope for an hour, Various games, internet browsing on wifi and 4G, Youtube on 4G) for me!
    01-25-2012 09:01 PM
  9. iorecki's Avatar
    Naw, I found a file for V C S RL3 EL29, love it, 15 hour battery life with normal usage (Pandora over Wifi, Cut the Rope for an hour, Various games, internet browsing on wifi and 4G, Youtube on 4G) for me!
    15 hrs...? That's normal usage for this phone. People are pulling over 24 hrs on this Rom without even trying. Power of odex!!!

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    02-05-2012 10:03 AM
  10. nabril1569's Avatar
    hi
    soon to be new to android and of course ROM's. What are ROM's? Why would you load a ROM to your phone?
    I'm in IT so i can take some technical explanation. I am pondering getting the Epic, and I'm just reading up on things.thanks
    02-06-2012 02:11 PM
  11. JayWill's Avatar
    hi
    soon to be new to android and of course ROM's. What are ROM's? Why would you load a ROM to your phone?
    I'm in IT so i can take some technical explanation. I am pondering getting the Epic, and I'm just reading up on things.thanks
    The ROM is the "OS" software, more aptly called "firmware" of the phone. Of course the literal meaning of ROM as you probably already know is "Read Only Memory", which in the case of an Android phone, is referring to the portion of the phone's internal memory that stores the phone's "firmware" or "OS". So ROM has become a term that is used interchangeably with firmware in the Android world. Is it an accurate description? Not really in my opinion, but it's what's used so you have to just go with it heh.

    So, every Android phone is shipped with a "ROM". However, many talented developers will take that ROM and tweak it, usually for the better, by removing restrictions placed on it by manufacturers, adding features not included by manufacturers, and many other things than can improve the user experience. Moreover, some VERY talented folks have taken the Android source code, and built their own ROMs. Cyanogenmod and MIUI are examples of this. Most ROMs however are pulled and modified from a particular phone.

    With that said, your question would probably more accurately be "why would you load a CUSTOM ROM to your phone?". Well, that depends on what you want out of your phone. Rooting and ROMing is probably more of a hobby than a necessity, but it can be fun unleashing the true power of your smartphone, that has been fenced in by manufacturers for a variety of reasons. I mentioned some of the basics above, but here is an example of a features list for a popular custom ROM for this phone:

    MODs included:
    Tweaked system(Very FAST)
    Kernel can be undervolted using included Tegrak profiles
    Crawrj's Hotspot Hack to unlock Sprint Hotspot & USB tethering
    Moved dalvik-cache to cache partition
    Reduced auto-brightness range for better battery life
    Removed haptic feedback from dialer
    Notification bar will display TRUE network speeds, 2G(1x) & 3G(EVDO)
    Long pressing volume rockers will skip music tracks when screen is off(Ported from gtg465x's ROM)
    Camera can be used with less than 15% battery & during phone calls
    Volume rockers can be used to take pictures
    Reboot, Recovery & Download power menu options
    Swapped phone & message buttons in dialer
    Removed mandatory Exchange security policy
    TouchWiz launcher displays 5 dock icons & 5x5 app drawer
    Disabled 100% battery notifications
    Reduced promixity sensor delay
    Browser UA string selection
    Removed Camera sounds
    Removed messaging from call logs
    Colored notification icons
    Battery % on battery meter
    Transparent notification background
    Removed USB Debug notification
    Relaxed MMS compression ratio
    Raised MMS recipient limit to 500
    Annoying ads in programs are blocked
    ICS Transitions
    And other misc tweaks/mods

    System has also been de-odex'd, apk's have been optimized & aligned
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    02-06-2012 04:01 PM
  12. nabril1569's Avatar
    amazingly helpful and detailed reply....thank you Jay
    02-06-2012 06:22 PM
  13. cjones's Avatar
    To be honest these custom ROMs just work better most of the time too. They allow for greater customization. They get rid of the Sprint bloat ware and the battery life gets much better on most. The hacked hot spot is pretty nice when you need Wifi in a pinch too.

    Most "normal" smart phone users don't really have any idea what their phones can REALLY do. I know I didn't when I first got my phone. Luckily I had a friend who is a tech Jedi that was willing to help me out.

    Welcome to Android and enjoy!
    02-06-2012 07:30 PM
  14. nabril1569's Avatar
    how do you know what tweaks the newly created ROMs have? Where do you look?
    02-07-2012 07:32 PM
  15. JayWill's Avatar
    how do you know what tweaks the newly created ROMs have? Where do you look?
    Epic 4G Touch Android Development - xda-developers

    Look for [ROM] in the title of the thread, and read the first post for features and screenshots.
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    02-07-2012 07:45 PM
  16. Wicell's Avatar
    15 hrs...? That's normal usage for this phone. People are pulling over 24 hrs on this Rom without even trying. Power of odex!!!

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    You're joking right? The most I ever got out of this ROM with texting only was 18 hours with everything turned off or low.
    04-24-2012 03:35 PM
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