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    Any recommendations?

    I currently own a Mercury running ICS, however, I'm hoping to get this job really soon so I'm looking into upgrading my phone. I wanted to get the One V but Idk about the screen size and no FFC, although the FFC on the merc sucks ass. So, basically I'm looking for a phone with at least a 4 inch screen, a good camera and not too shabby on the speed side. Dev support would be great too. I'm currently looking at the Nexus S, The LG Venice (boost) and the One V on Virgin..I need a phone that I can get the ESN changed at the cricket store, I'm not a computer wizard so self flashing isn't preferred. Thanks in advance!

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    I guess V8000 if you want a Cricket branded phone.
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    I think the only phone with a good FFC is the S3 (1.9mp) but off contract that's a little pricey. Galaxy nexus isn't bad, especially when you KNOW you will always have the latest android version

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    Quote Originally Posted by salas View Post
    I think the only phone with a good FFC is the S3 (1.9mp) but off contract that's a little pricey. Galaxy nexus isn't bad, especially when you KNOW you will always have the latest android version

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    That's what I'm looking for but...will I still get the updates while its on cricket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisngrod View Post
    I guess V8000 if you want a Cricket branded phone.
    No sir. I'm looking for a phone that cricket can flash for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrillBill_Vol1 View Post
    That's what I'm looking for but...will I still get the updates while its on cricket?

    Sent from my M886 using Tapatalk 2
    Yes and no. If you purchase the phone straight from Google, it will be tied to whatever carrier you select. Google will still update the phone, but you will probably have to reflash after each update in order to continue using it on the Cricket network.

    If you flash a phone from Sprint, Verizon, or some other carrier, you will be subject to their release schedule of updates. You may or may not be able to get those updates from the manufacturers' website. Or you can use a customer Kernal and ROM and forgo completely the carrier update schedule. No matter what, you will probably need to reflash after each update.

    Hope this helps.
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    It does help actually. When you say reflash does that man I'd have to take it back to the store and pay them again to reflash it? (Which isn't a problem)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrillBill_Vol1 View Post
    It does help actually. When you say reflash does that man I'd have to take it back to the store and pay them again to reflash it? (Which isn't a problem)

    Sent from my M886 using Tapatalk 2
    If that is where you had the original flash done, then yes. The problem you may run into is they may not support the new version of software you have installed. Say you went from Gingerbread to ICS. Whoever that store is using as a flashing service may or may not be able to flash the phone with ICS on it. They may only have the ability to flash it with Gingerbread. I have actually ran into this scenario.

    The simplest way would be for you to flash it yourself and learn how to do it. That way, when you update it, you will be able to reflash for free. This sight has numerous boards on how to flash which phones. If not here, there are thousands of boards online that will show you how to do it.... Google will become you best friend if you choose to go this route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by short6in View Post
    If that is where you had the original flash done, then yes. The problem you may run into is they may not support the new version of software you have installed. Say you went from Gingerbread to ICS. Whoever that store is using as a flashing service may or may not be able to flash the phone with ICS on it. They may only have the ability to flash it with Gingerbread. I have actually ran into this scenario.

    The simplest way would be for you to flash it yourself and learn how to do it. That way, when you update it, you will be able to reflash for free. This sight has numerous boards on how to flash which phones. If not here, there are thousands of boards online that will show you how to do it.... Google will become you best friend if you choose to go this route.
    Thanks is flashing difficult or does it depend on phones? And does any of the software cost money?

    Sent from my M886 using Tapatalk 2

 

 

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