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Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III gets Jelly Bean leak

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Sep 2012, 22:39

If you own the Samsung Galaxy S II and you're a Verizon customer, you can install a leaked version of Android 4.1 for your phone; besides the usual warnings about losing your warranty, there are some bugs with this build including some relating to GPS functionality...

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posted on 11 Sep 2012, 23:01 2

1. yonith (Posts: 174; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

Alan, this article is misleading and inaccurate. The rom you mentioned is actually based off of another user's rom which is just a port of the tmo leak. Says it right in the original post that it's based off the other guy's rom...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 23:36

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

LOL.......o well i guess this jus means that jelly bean is on its way for the GS3 wether this article is correct or not....

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 23:41

4. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

jelly bean is jelly bean no matter what leak it is. besides, the non verizon rom doesn't have the annoying wifi notification that you can't get rid of

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 00:45

6. FAUguy (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

You can turn off the WiFi notification. Do a Google search for "anycut apk" and download and install it. Run the program and select New Shortcut, Activity, and scroll down to HiddenMenuWiFiOffload. That will create a desktop shortcut. Open it and select Disable. Restart phone.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 05:41

7. tedkord (Posts: 14133; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Yeah, I got excited when I saw the headline, but when I saw the sentence about GPS issues, it turned to disappointment.

I had AOKP Jelly Bean on my Verizon SGS3, but it wasn't prime time yet then, so I went back to ICS. Then, people started losing their IMEI's flashing JB roms, so I haven't tried another. Not with the hassle yet.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 23:34

2. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Gotta love the Android Dev community. Open Source FTW!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 23:45

5. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

even if this was verizon jelly bean i would suggest not flashing it because who knows what it could do, especially if you have a phone with an unlocked bootloader, it could break it and even brick it(unless you know the unbrickable mod or have money for JTAG), even worse it could also have unforseen bugs(ie. emmc failure on leaked gs2 builds that caused their phone to completly brick)

it could also relock the bootloader making it harder to unlock again.

point is: don't flash anything leaked until you know it is safe and you can revert

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