Ok, bit of a long story, bear with me please. I recently moved to ting from Sprint. One of the lines I brought over was for my 92 year old Mom. Up until the move to ting, she always used a flip phone, however, she often would ask the person to call back on my smartphone because she was able to hear better on it. So, when I made the move to ting, I decided to move her over to a smartphone. I had an old Motorola Photon 4G which still works. She loves it and can hear much better with it. However, the 4G is an old phone and reboots quite often without warning. I'm guessing the reason why is because it's running an old version of Android and can't be updated anymore.
Some years ago when I used it, I used Cyanogenmod on it and the phone ran perfectly. I've thought of installing Cyanogenmod on the phone once again, however I've read some posts that make me nervous about doing so. Some have said that if you mod the phone the PRL won't update. My question is, is this only for porting a phone over to ting when doing the initial setup process? I'm confused because it seems from other posts that ting has no problem with modded phones. If I have to get her a new(er) phone, I will, but if I can use the old photon that would be great
Any assistance would be appreciated,