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Weekly Q&A – Week 40
Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read.
Q Hi Guys I just bought a Spring Evo 4G that has Gingerbread 2.3 and Cyanagen Mod 7.03. Will I be able to activate this w/ Sprint? The seller says it is a clean ESN. Or will I have to restore this (how?) to activate it?
Thanks for the help!!
A As long as the esn is clean, you should be fine. The things needed to activate a phone on your account are the imei, min, mdn, etc. These are independent of the rom. Since the imei is already in Sprint’s system, you might even be able to do it yourself (though perhaps not a good idea if you have the insurance).
- Q&A originally posted in the General Q&A.
Q‘ Hey. I just rooted my phone and I am trying to flash some things but I can’t do so anymore because my version of clockwork MOD no longer supports Amend, I believe it is…
SO, I read that I need to revert to an older Clockwork Mod recover ROM to be able to flash these items
There is an option in Rom manager to go back to the 188.8.131.52 and I currently have 184.108.40.206. Is this safe?
My question is, if I have done a nandroid backup, I fear that messing with this clockwork mod thing will erase everything and not let me have the options to recover stuff…and if something screws up, how could I recover my nandroid backup. Do I need to have a functioning clockwork mod to do this, just in case downgrading messes this up?
I hope this makes sense! I guess I am just wondering if downgrading to a prior vesion of cockwork mod will mess my life up.
A You can’t use rom manager to downgrade, as they are not for the evo.
Download the version on want, just make sure to rename it so it only says PC36IMG, place on the root of your sd card, boot into the bootloader, then apply update.
- Q&A originally posted in the EVO 4G Q&A thread.
Q ‘So I have searched but haven’t found an answer. I suck at searching probably. Any AOSP rom I can connect to my wireless N hotspot fine which is a Linksys E1000 running DD-wrt, but with any sense rom, even the latest OTA, it’s a no go, just constantly fails. Am I missing something?
A Try the 4.22 link in my sig, I just posted a fix for it
- Q&A originally posted in the EVO 4G Q&A thread.
Q Hi, I own a Transformer, and I’m quite satisfied about it..
May I just ask you all a question? For the 16GB version, how much Total Space, under Settings -> Storage does your Transformer show?
A 12.63GB, I believe.
I’d assume it doesn’t show the space the OS uses as available. You also have to remember that 16GB of unformatted space works out at 14.89GB. This would mean the OS is only using 2.26GB.
- Q&A originally posted in the Eee Pad Transformer forum thread.
Q Hi all, sorry for this new post in such a short time but I have a question…
I got my phone from eBay, and the guy who sold it to me got it straight from Samsung. This means the phone is unlocked from factory and is not linked to mobile company, like 3, Vodaphone or O2.
The problem comes when I use “Check Fus Downloader” to find firmware for my phone, and only see versions for 3, Vodaphone and O2… Does this mean there is no firmware updates for phones not linked to any company like mine?
Or… would any of the other versions (O2, Vodaphone…) work in my phone?
Thanks a lot again
- Q&A originally posted in the Samsung Galaxy S II forum thread.
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