For this week’s AT&T Galaxy S4 SGH-i337 ROM of the Week, check out Graviton ROM.
Based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat GT-i9505 firmware, Graviton ROM brings you only the good parts of TouchWiz without all that Samsung/AT&T bloatware that slows your phone down and drain your battery. This can be installed on both Galaxy S4 with CWM Recovery or SafeStrap.
I know many of you aren’t looking for the custom ROM with all-out features/customization but rather one with solid and stability with great performance/battery life. This is such a ROM, that’s completely bloatware-free and not going to slow you down on TouchWiz while giving you all the good things about TouchWiz such as the camera and the things you actually want to keep.
Especially if you are good with modding yourself and you just need a good based ROM to get started on, Graviton ROM might be just what you need.
Graviton ROM does come with features though, first it comes with a blue-and-white theme that’s very simple and clean. You will find some custom settings where you can customize your battery, enable battery bar, enable cLock widget in lockscreen, enalbe Music control, and comes with Wifi Tether working out of the box (since it’s based on international firmware).
What is a Custom ROM?
A custom ROM is a custom, modified operating system that you can install on your Android device. Basically it's like installing Windows OS on a Macbook. By installing a custom ROM, you can bypass stock factory settings like locked hotspot tether, install new Android versions early, or even convert your phone into another OS.
With a custom ROM, you can really maximize the capabilities of your smartphone by adding custom features that have been developed by open source developers.
How to Install Custom ROMs
First, you will need to root your device, if it is not rooted yet, follow our root tutorial and root your phone.
Once rooted, you should have TWRP installed on your phone. Installation of a custom ROM is easy if you learn the basic of it. If you don't know how to install custom ROMs using TWRP recovery, see our tutorial on How to Install Custom ROM using TWRP!