Cyanogenmod on the Nexus 5

Cyanogenmod 11 has been put out in the wild for the Nexus 5, while not a stable release, it is a M release which usually means a certain amount of stability. I tried the ROM and I must say all is really working well besides data. I tried flashing the 4.3 zip from here:  https://help.ting.com/entries/23423026-Flashable-Zip-Fixed-LTE-eHRPD-for-CyanogenMod I only had 3G data (I have very strong LTE where I live). I also tried dialing *#*#DATA#*#* to check or change the mms link if necessary and that feature didn't work. It seems like some carrier specific things to Sprint aren't in the ROM yet. That was my experience so for would love to know if anyone has things working better if so maybe we can pass it on here.

EDIT: I have things working really well now. I was trying one of the flashable zips and really not having any luck with any of them, or inserting the apns directly in the ROM before flashing. I got the correct settings here:  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=46628324&postcount=9, so using the voice dialer, dial open apns, then edit both Sprint EHRPD internet and Sprint LTE internet, changing  apn="n.ispsn" to apn="n.t8.ispsn". Also change the mms link in both of those to http://mms.plspictures.com and I think that should be all that is required. 

I also know that starting with at least the 12-30 CM nightly that the *#*#DATA#*#* dialer code is back.

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  • Same experience for me. I only have 3G working. I'm waiting for everything to sync before switching back to data and twiddling around some more. I've never gotten *#*#DATA#*#* to work on AOSP roms. I've either had to use the voice dialer Open APNs command or 10.2 had an APN setting menu. Hopefully they will add that back. 

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  • On my Galaxy Nexus running 10.2 the dialing *#*#DATA#*# worked. I also noticed that The update PRL and update profile seemed to be pla e holders in the mobile settings. I suspect there are a few bits there yet to be merged.

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  • I briefly tread the cm11 also but reverted t o a backup after I couldn't get anything but 1x data working.  The buttons to update PRL and Profile didn't seem to do anything.  The phone did seem to recognise that it was on the Sprint network though. I tried using Titanium Backup to restore missing APKs in hopes that one of them would be the program that handles the missing dial codes, but didn't have any luck.

    I'll be keeping an eye on the daily commits and try at again when I see something that looks promising.

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  • I sent an mms to my email and it showed it coming from @tucows.plspictures.com so that is working at least. 

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  • Going back to PSX for now. I'll spend some time over the weekend playing with this more and 4.4.1. 

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  • I found this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2340437  I will give it a go, but will be a while before I'm back in LTE country. It was updated yesterday so hopefully that is good news for us. I also tried to dirty flash the 12-06 nightly and KitKat does not seem to like that at all. So I wiped, and am trying those APNs with the latest nightly. I'm going to try to give it a go all day and see how it works.

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  • I tried that link, I didn't have any luck. My phone appeared to try to get LTE for just a second then went straight to 3G. Other than that all is really pretty nice with that ROM, but I'm not for sure if its really worth the effort over stock at the moment as the 4.4.1 update has been really really good for me.

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  • I just gave the new nighlty a try, as well as a special apn zip for cm11. I not have working 3G and LTE data!

    I got the new apns from  http://www.mediafire.com/download/5obr5495l75qet7/octhrope+ting+apns+CM11+v1.zip

    I don't know if it was the newer nightly, or the new apns that fixed the problem, but it's all working now.  I'm going to try running with it a bit and see how things go.

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  • Bradley, thanks... Just when I think I'm going to stick with stock!

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  • In regards to the Nexus 5 and it being on LTE for a bit, then losing it...this article may explain it's cause:  http://s4gru.com/index.php?/blog/1/entry-357-nexus-5-and-lg-g2-experience-temporary-sprint-lte-connectivity-issues-due-to-circuit-switched-fallback-technology/

    Also this article - with locations where tri-bands works...and doesn't: http://www.geek.com/android/sprints-tri-band-lte-phones-offering-crippled-service-for-the-forseeable-future-1577462/

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  • So far I'm absolutely loving CM11 on the Nexus 5.  Everything is working flawlessly.  It's fantastic having all the little tweaks back (like separate ringer and notification volumes).  Just a word of warning, the camera update in 4.4.1 is part of the gapps package so it isn't included by default.  You will want the gapps from here  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2012857 if you want to pick up the new camera, dialer, and some other features.  The PA 0-day gapps hasn't been updated with these yet.

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  • Bradley, thanks, you are saving me valuable google time on that one!

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  • For those that like CM, I have (in the past for a number of devices...waiting on my Ting SIM) used Euroskank. They cherry-pick items from CM commits and pre-commits..I never had an issue with any of their nightly releases.

    http://fitsnugly.euroskank.com/?rom=cm11&device=hammerhead

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  • I used to use them back before there was an official CM10 for my S3.  While they do good work, I just can't bring myself to use a rom with such an unprofessional name in a work environment.

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  • Yes, Bradley...the name is not the best. But, unless someone looks at "About Phone" it's not visible. I with at home, so no one sees my web history.

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  • It used to show up in the boot animation too, didn't it?  They may have changed it since I used it last.

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  • Bradley I'm with you on the name, and now I see 4.4.2 is being pushed out. I keep wanting to stick with CM, I've never had a Nexus device when it was new, this is making it difficult for me :)

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  • Where did you see news about 4.4.2?  I didn't catch anything about that yet.  CM11 silently picked up 4.4.1 the day after the source was available, I expect 4.4.2 will be the same way.

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  • caught it from twitter @MKBHD its all over the place now

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  • Bradley, you may be right about the boot animation. But I usually am not rebooting that often. And, I guess, it's not hard to change it.

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  • I usually just find the stock boot animation on xda and flash that back on.

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  • I can report that LTE/3G switching all worked pretty well for me. Then, I got word of 4.4.2 release which turned out to be not much but I had to go back to stock to check that out so got sidetracked, but all seems to be really stable and smoothe for me.

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  • Well after more extensive testing I'm finding that with today's build 12-10 that I never switch to LTE or not anything nearly as quick as it did with stock. I have had to go to airplane mode and back to get LTE today. I know first world problems.

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  • I wanted to pass along my experience so far. I was having difficulty with LTE connecting when I was in an LTE territory. I'm not for sure exactly what fixed my issue if it was a new nightly or this. I suspect it was this I dialed *#*#4636#*#* then I selected Phone Information, then I scrolled down LTE/GSM/CDMA (auto PRL) and changed it to LTE/CDMA auto (PRL). This then made when I wen to Settings, More (under data, Mobile Netwoks, have the preferred network type as LTE, I could not change that to LTE earlier. This has made my LTE work as expected and CM has been better than solid now.

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