Which older phones will run an official PACman ROM?

lewismayell

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So I'm still looking for a mess around phone, at the moment I cant get a much cheaper Nexus 4 or S3, so now I'm wondering, is there an older phone that will run the official PACman ROM and won't be too expensive.

Also, is the Galaxy Nexus a decent enough phone and is there an official PACman for it?
 

3bs

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What woul happen if i got a GNexus and used a Nexus 4 ROM? Would it brick?
I don't know if it would brick but it definitely wouldn't work properly. They have different hardware so don't even try doing it.

People worry about flashing a ROM for the same phone but different model like a Verizon or ATT model and you want to flash between 2 different phones :p Big no no
 

Jessica Lares

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What woul happen if i got a GNexus and used a Nexus 4 ROM? Would it brick?
ClockworkMod will read the headers before attempting to flash and throw out an error.

The real problem with flashing just anything without a confirmation is basically that it can contain some additional things. Like a baseband upgrade. If you were to apply a ROM with one that wasn't for your phone, you're totally going to brick it to the point where you can't make calls or use the internet anymore (or you might lose 3G/LTE). It's a firmware patch and there's no going back once you apply it.

There are instances where multiple phones pretty much are the same device though. In my case, I have a Huawei Fusion 2 which has the same chip as some of their nicer devices. I'm using a ROM on this $60-80 GoPhone from a device that is like $300.

But yeah, the Galaxy Nexus is completely different to the Nexus 4. It was made by Samsung vs LG to start with and they use completely different hardware, if not the chips, the displays themselves. Don't be afraid to install an unofficial ROM though, as it's all just Github code that anyone can compile themselves with the right tools. And a ton of people test it out to meet the same stable state of the officially supported builds.
 

blackhand1001

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What woul happen if i got a GNexus and used a Nexus 4 ROM? Would it brick?
Its definitely built for the galaxy nexus as well. Yes its official, its on their site. However, I recommend aokp or cm over it. PACman has some stability issues. If you want the per app dpi settings, install xposed framework and then install the app settings plugin. It gives you just as much control as the paranoid settings but you can use it on any rom.

http://pacman.basketbuild.com/index.php?dir=main/maguro/


Don't try to flash a rom for another phone. It won't permanently brick your phone but its not gonna boot and its a waste of time.
 
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lewismayell

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By cheaper, I mean second hand, I'm not too bothered about the condition either

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Its definitely built for the galaxy nexus as well. Yes its official, its on their site. However, I recommend aokp or cm over it. PACman has some stability issues. If you want the per app dpi settings, install xposed framework and then install the app settings plugin. It gives you just as much control as the paranoid settings but you can use it on any rom.

http://pacman.basketbuild.com/index.php?dir=main/maguro/


Don't try to flash a rom for another phone. It won't permanently brick your phone but its not gonna boot and its a waste of time.
Ah thanks guys:) So I should just look for an SGN and install CM or Aokp on it?
 

paulbennett95

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By cheaper, I mean second hand, I'm not too bothered about the condition either

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Ah thanks guys:) So I should just look for an SGN and install CM or Aokp on it?
I'd suggest installing CM10.1 on the Galaxy Nexus.
I installed Cyanogenmod on a Nook Tablet and despite being 2 years old it works great, kinda like a $70 Nexus 7 :D

But definitely don't install another phones ROM on your phone without researching if they're compatible.
 

blackhand1001

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By cheaper, I mean second hand, I'm not too bothered about the condition either

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Ah thanks guys:) So I should just look for an SGN and install CM or Aokp on it?
Mine runs great with it so if you wanna save money over the nexus 4 then sure.