Cyanogen on ting's android phones?

Jeff Epler

Which ting phones can have their original firmware or ROM replaced with CyanogenMod (http://www.cyanogenmod.com/) ?  Here's some information that I have found (please note that with the exception of the information about the HTC Detail, I have not personally verified any of this information.  I cannot promise that any of this information is accurate):

 

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  • Comment author
    Shawn Thompson

    I've been trying to work on a CyanogenMod port for the Conquer but it's proving to be a bit difficult. Samsung used quite a hacky ramdisk which is proving to be problematic to get it to boot correctly. There is a root method and recovery image available for it though which I've linked to in another Hacks post.

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    Chris Kankiewicz

    Does anyone know if the Samsung Galaxy SII supports CyanogenMod?

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  • Comment author
    Andrew Bartelt

    @Chris, QBking77 on youtube has a lot of videos documenting his work with Android with the Samsung Galaxy S2 (Epic 4G Touch). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH-QYEu05Y0

    From what I can tell, it works but it's still a little buggy, i.e. still in alpha. So not everything works. But enough works it seems that it might be useable. I'm waiting for my Samsung to arrive and will be trying out CM9. Wish me luck! :-)

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  • Comment author
    Matthew Liegey

    Just a heads up - that link to Youtube is linking to the older version of the Samsung Epic 4G.  The newer one (Galaxy SII) is currently in alpha 3 of ICS, aka CM9.  Here is a link to a video review of CM9 Ice Cream Sandwich by the same guy as Andrew's link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W04vlW60xu0

    The second vid is how to install CM9 by the same guy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu1PQoqq7cY

     

    This is CM's blog about this phone:

    http://e4gtcm.blogspot.com/p/cm9-status.html

    Install Guide:

    http://e4gtcm.blogspot.com/p/cm9-install-guide.html

     

    Hope this helps!

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  • Comment author
    Brian Steere

    Cyanogen and MIUI work fine on the Photon. If you go this route and want to use mms, make sure you set it up before switching roms.

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  • Comment author
    Mark Jones

    If you flash cm9-alpha5 on the epic touch 4g, you will be able to RECEIVE mms but not SEND an MMS.

    After flashing it changes the MMSC url and currently their stock dialer is buggy and will let you look at the data menu( *#*#3828#*#*)

    But you cannot go in and edit.

    Other than this minor inconvenience CM9 works great on the epic4g touch.

    Blue tooth, 4g , Wi-Fi, GPS, Gyroscope Sensor. All are working.

    I asked the dev's in IRC about the MMS problem but they made it sound like it was an AOSP issue and not a cyanogen mod issue.

    Flashing back to stock and then going into the data menu to change your mmsc url back to what it needs to be will fix the problem but the bug returns as soon as you reflash cm9.

    Your mileage may vary. This is my experience with the phone. 

    Trying another dialer app from the market may work, but I have currently not been able to find a way.

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  • Comment author
    Brian Steere

    Important note about the Photon: I believe the latest update from Samsung (2.3.5?) is currently impossible to unlock. As such, you wouldn't be able to put Cyanogen on it. There are a couple of other roms available for rooted but still locked phones.

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  • Comment author
    James Lennon

    @Mark Jones

    Maybe you could help. I flashed CM9-alpha5 after reading your comment and now I can connect to the network, but I can't actually use any data (no data, no phone calls, no texts). Do you still have a backup that I could flash to my phone to return it to stock? I'm kicking myself right now for not backing up, and if you have it I'd really appreciate it. Thanks

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  • Comment author
    Mark Jones

    Yes I do sir.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1704759

    No root, No custom recovery.

    Flash it via Odin PDA option.

    After that, doing a profile update from the system menu should get you back running again.

    IF NOT:

    Install a terminal app and type $ getprop ril.MSL

    That will give you your MSL code. 

    After that pull up the dialer and punch in ##3828#. (##DATA#) go into edit mode and it wil lask for your MSL

    From there with your MSL code in hand you should be able to add in anything you need for data to work.

    It should "just work" after the profile/prl update.

    You will have to go in and change your mmsc url.

    After it is in there right you might be able to flash back to cm9 and the settings stay, but I don't really know.

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  • Comment author
    James Lennon

    @Mark Jones

    Thanks for replying so quickly! Although your method is the least extensive, I couldn't complete the download. I ended up returning the phone to stock completely, so if anyone searching finds this, just use this link and you'll be all set.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1383678

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  • Comment author
    John Lafitte

    I'm using a CM9 pre alpha 6 on E4GT.  It works pretty well, but I have noticed some serious battery issues.  People in the forum are saying it's Facebook app trying to sync and Google disables it and it chews up battery.  I don't know honestly, I have disabled facebook sync to see if it helps.  I haven't noticed the MMC thing, but I haven't tested extensively.  I flashed a nightly from 6/13 that is listed on the E4GTCM site (http://e4gtcm.blogspot.com) .  I can for the most part live with the bugs and issues as long as I can get this battery thing worked out.

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  • Comment author
    Zachary Miller

    Changing the WiFi scan from 30 to 300 seconds helps a lot.

    My phone generally lasts the entire day.

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  • Comment author
    Timothy Reynolds

    This is all good stuff.  I have AOKP (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1881046)  JellyBean on my Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch.  It works great other than picture message sending.  IN regards to a fix, I've gotten into the data menu (APN) and adjusted the MMSC to the correct site (mms.plspictures.com).  The MMS will still not send.  Anybody have anymore ideas or info?  I've hears that if i make this change in a ICS AOSP rom MMS will work.  I would do it, but Jellybean interface is so much more "smooth" (thanks project butter) and polished.

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  • Comment author
    John Lafitte

    A common fix is to delete your /data/data/com. android.providers.telephony/databases/telephony.db file. Then reboot and go back and set the APN again. This worked for me on cm9 but I haven't gotten it working in cm10 yet. But honestly I haven't even messed with it much. I ordered the galaxy nexus so hopefully I won't have to fool with this stuff anymore. :-)

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  • Comment author
    Timothy Reynolds

    I won't have to fool with it either now because it worked! Thanks for your help! :-)

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  • Comment author
    Emil Briggs

    I installed CyanogenMod 7.2 on an HTC Evo 4G. Rooted with Unrevoked and using clockwordmod recovery. Fairly pleased so far. Only one real issue. When someone leaves a voice mail I also get a text message from Sprint that would normally get filtered out by Sprints Visual Voice Mail but since that is not part of CM you get the extra text. I'll probably use an SMS filter to block it.

    http://www.briggspack.com/node/4

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  • Comment author
    Scott Sandler

    Has anyone tried this with CM10 yet?

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  • Comment author
    John Lafitte

    I was using CM10 on my Epic 4G Touch for many months until I got the Galaxy Nexus.  It was working fine, in some way better than the Nexus, but I'm still happier with this.

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  • Comment author
    Scott Sandler

    @John Did you have to do anything special to it prior to flashing the ROM?

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    Timothy Reynolds

    I am using aokp version of jellybean 4.1.2 which is based on the same aosp code as cyanogenmod 10 I believe. It works great.

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  • Comment author
    Scott Sandler

    Awesome. I didn't want to be stuck with a gingerbread phone :)

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  • Comment author
    Timothy Reynolds

    Aosp is android open source project that releases android code for people to use. The code is adapted by various groups of people like cyanogenmod and aokp and so on... You have to have root access and install a custom recovery to install any of these roms.

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  • Comment author
    Scott Sandler

    I'm familiar with rooting/flashing custom roms. I was just curious if the process is slightly different on a Ting Device?

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  • Comment author
    Zarthan South

    @Scott

    How well a ROM works will depend on the phone. A ROM's sucess will depend on the CPU, the available RAM and ROM space. Some phones don't get an update simply because they lack the resources to operate the most current OS version. There are also very few Official Cyanogenmod ROMs. Some phones have very active development while others do not. Read carefully before you root and add a custom ROM and make sure you can revert to stock or a CM 7 based ROM if a CM 10 based doesn't work as well as you expect.

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  • Comment author
    Timothy Reynolds

    Look Back through the comments on this thread. If you want mms to work you will probably need to fix the apn address after installing.

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  • Comment author
    Scott Sandler

    This probably doesn't relate to this thread. Sorry for that: On average, how much do you spend per month with Ting compared to the big guys?

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  • Comment author
    Timothy Reynolds

    I try and use a100/100/500mb which is $25. They certainly chose the low end well so people could easily reach the second tear.

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  • Comment author
    Scott Sandler

    @Timothy - Yeah, I'm currently spending approx 80-90/month with Tmobile. Good thing I secured a spot with the 100,000 ETF buyout :)

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  • Comment author
    Zarthan South

    @Scott

    What phone will you be getting? 

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  • Comment author
    Scott Sandler

    galaxy s2

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