Epic 4g Touch - Rooting and Roming.

Yes I am about to get my dad on this service and he will be getting the same phone that I have (epic 4g touch).  I have this phone on sprint and I am running the latest cyanogenmod on this phone.  When my father get his phone from Ting, can I use the same process I used to root and rom my phone on his phone from Ting?  As I understand it since they use the same network there should be no issue, but I was wondering if anyone else had already done this?  Thanks in advance.

 

George

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  • It is exactly the same phone you would get from sprint, so yes.

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  • why would you root a Ting phone? bloatware that you want to remove? just curious.

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  • From your comment in the other forum regarding the iPhone, I'm not sure if you are aware of the difference between rooting (jailbreaking in iOS terms) and ESN change (roughly equivalent to "unlocking" on GSM).  Even if you are on the provider you want to be, many still want to root their device so they can use advanced utilities and potentially even custom roms.  Removing bloatware is one of the reasons.  Sprint has gotten better about not putting as much on their phone, but it's still on there, and a lot of it is not even useful since it's sprint specific.

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  • Well first off I see rooting as something that should come by default.  Imagine if you went to the store and you bought a computer and you did not have Administrator rights.  This is how it is with andriod phones.  I should be able to install and uninstall anything I want on my phone.  As for roming the phone, this just puts (in my opinion) a better OS setup on the phone.  Typically you can get performance boosts as well as strip out things like additional UI's and just use it the way google intended.  Of course you are taking a risk if you brick your phone, or worse if you dont own the phone outright you might still have to pay for it even if you do not have a working phone.  I don't think everyone should root their phone, but I think it should be an option for those that want to.

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  • I have successfully rooted my epic 4g touch with a stable rom based off of the leaked ff18 build. The rom is called Blazer Rom which is running on Ice Cream Sandwich. It's very stable and way better than touchwiz. It keeps some of the useful Sprint apps like mobile hot spot and sprint id. All other bloat is removed. Go to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1363071 to install the rom. Check out this how to video too: http://m.youtube.com/#/profile?desktop_uri=%2Fqbking77&uid=bR6jJpva9VIIAHTse4C3hw&gl=US

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  • Ah yes, my last barrier to joining ting. I was waiting for the SIII, and to check if anyone is supporting ROMs for ting devices.

    I am running JB on my 2 year old Samsung Fascinate (verizon), and would hate to be stuck on an "old" OS, on such a sweet phone.

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