1. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    This is my first Android phone that I ever had, and my SD card mounter broke. So now I need a new motherboard and my father wants me to take it to Sprint, but the phone is custom'd out. Custom Rom, Custom Recovery, Custom Bootanimations as well. But I can't change any of it without a SD card. What might Sprint say?( I'm only 13 ), Please and Thank you.
    01-28-2012 05:52 PM
  2. asadullah's Avatar
    I can't remember off hand how but you can load a custom rom using a usb cord. If it helps any I frequent the sprint hero xda forums lg optimus m and s doesn't really narrow it down but if you put in the correct magical words maybe google won't fail.
    I'm knee deep making a video tutorial or I would help you

    If your phone originally came with 2.2.1 you can use fastboot

    this isn't the post I was talking about but curiousity killed the can't look here
    01-28-2012 06:04 PM
  3. mrg666's Avatar
    01-28-2012 06:11 PM
  4. markusf21's Avatar
    I vaguely remember seeing something that might help you when I first rooted my phone. It was called rom toolbox or something .
    Edit found it. http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...-features.html Looks like it might be a little out dated. Maybe you can find something better.
    01-28-2012 06:17 PM
  5. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies, but, what about Sprint? I will defiantly try flashing more roms. Longest i stayed on I custom rom was 3 days. :P

    But what will Sprint probably say about thr custom romness?

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    01-28-2012 07:02 PM
  6. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Says I need a RA recovery, is that the ones with Blue highlights for the V? I'm using the IHO recovery atm...

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    01-28-2012 07:04 PM
  7. d-fitzpatrick's Avatar
    Looks like this is a good news/bad news kind. Wherein Sprint takes one stance but the local tech has the ability to have a choice about providing service.

    [Q] Sprint, root, and total equipment protection/manufacturer warrenty - xda-developers
    01-28-2012 07:45 PM
  8. anthonycr's Avatar
    Hey curiousnoob, I got a brilliant Idea. I use this thing called Droid Explorer and I can run a terminal emulator/command prompt for the phone on my computer as well as explor the root files. technically you dont need an sdcard to do this, so you could use it, download a ROM and place it on your desktop and flash it via a command prompt or somethin... its worth a shot. heres a link
    01-28-2012 08:32 PM
  9. d-fitzpatrick's Avatar
    It looks as though you would be in a better position for phone replacement (under the total protection plan) had you lost the phone vs having it malfunction. I would recommend speaking with a local tech on a hypothetical basis, to find out what their stance on the matter is.
    01-28-2012 08:58 PM
  10. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Every time I have heard of someone taking a Virgin phone to Sprint, they were pretty much told they don't service or deal at all with Virgin. Remember, stores are independent of Sprint, and Virgin operates a s separate entity.
    01-28-2012 09:56 PM
  11. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    I just need a way to use recovery, without actually having to use a SD card. How can I change the recovery though ADB? <---Before that, help me set up ADB please?


    Got ADB from SuperOne click. Now how can I flash a custom recovery without having to do the /sdcard/flash_image/..... stuff? I can't find one without SD card in it. :c
    01-28-2012 10:31 PM
  12. Eollie's Avatar
    LesliAnn is correct most Sprint stores are independently owned. And as pointed out Sprint says its teh techs decision to offer service or not. However if the phone is not under warranty then there should be no reason not to. If the tech knows this then the chances they will work on it is greater. But I know the local sprint store here charges $65 to do out of warranty work, then you factor in the part and Im sure it will not be cheap if bought from them.

    My recommendation is call the local Sprint store talk to the manager. Tell him the situation and find out how much they would charge. If he wont call another one or tell him look Im trying to convince my dad to let me buy a new phone, I need a price so I can show him how much it will cost versus how much a new phone will cost. If they have any sense the dollar signs will pop into their eyes and give you a price.

    A new phone is your best bet mate. I mean spending 100 bucks on a phone that can be bought for around that price is nuts.
    01-29-2012 09:55 AM
  13. pbailey212's Avatar
    LesliAnn is correct most Sprint stores are independently owned. And as pointed out Sprint says its teh techs decision to offer service or not. However if the phone is not under warranty then there should be no reason not to. If the tech knows this then the chances they will work on it is greater. But I know the local sprint store here charges $65 to do out of warranty work, then you factor in the part and Im sure it will not be cheap if bought from them.

    My recommendation is call the local Sprint store talk to the manager. Tell him the situation and find out how much they would charge. If he wont call another one or tell him look Im trying to convince my dad to let me buy a new phone, I need a price so I can show him how much it will cost versus how much a new phone will cost. If they have any sense the dollar signs will pop into their eyes and give you a price.

    A new phone is your best bet mate. I mean spending 100 bucks on a phone that can be bought for around that price is nuts.
    The ov is on sale at bestbuy for $100 and you get a $50 gift card

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    01-29-2012 10:55 AM
  14. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    The ov is on sale at bestbuy for $100 and you get a $50 gift card

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    Only if you let them activate it.
    01-29-2012 05:14 PM
  15. anthonycr's Avatar
    Any1?

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    Maybe if adb allows you to flash things from your computer straight onto the phone,you could just place it in a convenient location on your pc and instead of typing a location on the phone in adb you would type a location on the pc to flash to the recovery resting place on the phone. I don't know alot about adb,but I tried
    01-29-2012 09:37 PM
  16. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Maybe if adb allows you to flash things from your computer straight onto the phone,you could just place it in a convenient location on your pc and instead of typing a location on the phone in adb you would type a location on the pc to flash to the recovery resting place on the phone. I don't know alot about adb,but I tried
    Thanks for trying, but I need straight directions.


    Im kinda planning on getting the Triumph.
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    01-29-2012 09:44 PM
  17. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    Anyone know how to flash a recovery from ADB without a SD card?

    Please and thank you. :s

    Any help appreciated. D;
    01-30-2012 07:30 PM
  18. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    About to try the method from

    How To Install A ROM To An Android Phone / Device Without SD Card

    And hopefully it works right. I'm kinda afraid, because if it doesn't work, I'm screwed into recovery. It also says to push rom.zip to /data/, but the roms are about 60 megabytes. Do I need 60megabytes free in storage space?(Internal from using a file manager) It says I have 20 megs internal left.....
    02-01-2012 03:23 PM
  19. JerryScript's Avatar
    So that others who may have a broken sdcard holder and need to fix their phones know, this is how I helped CuriousNoob via PM:
    Try this, replacing FILE_NAME with the name of the recovery image:
    Code:
    adb remount
    adb push PATH_TO_FILE/FILE_NAME /system/media/FILE_NAME
    adb shell
    flash_image recovery /system/media/FILE_NAME
    exit
    adb shell reboot recovery
    adb remount = make the system read/write (r/w)
    adb push = copy the file from PC to phone, PATH_TO_FILE means if the file is on your C drive not in any folder then PATH_TO_FILE=C:/ and you would type:
    Code:
    adb push C:/FILE_NAME /system/media/FILE_NAME
    adb shell = open the phone's shell, you should see a # sign for a prompt
    flash_image = the command to flash the recovery to your phone
    exit = exit the phone's shell
    adb shell reboot recovery = reboot your phone into the new recovery (if everything worked )
    There were issues along the way with a corrupt download of flash_image, but I just got PM'd that it flashed successfully.

    I choose /system/media because it's a location with easily replaced items (sound files and bootanimation). If you use a different folder, be sure it doesn't contain important or hard to replace files!
    02-01-2012 03:27 PM
  20. crickie's Avatar
    I've also had pretty good luck with an old laptop running the latest version of Ubuntu as a solitary OS. ( a great way to recycle an old machine !) Ubuntu is Linux software ( as is all droid software really! ) and has a terminal emulator built right in. It will accept a droid with no driver problems. You should get access thru the usb connection. LeslieAnn is right.. you won't be able to take that phone to a Sprint store. They will only give you "second class " treatment. Best Buys , maybe but it's a stretch at best. I really wish you luck on this one and let this forum know how you resolved your problem. There may be someone else out there who can benefit from your experience.
    02-01-2012 07:15 PM
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