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How to Root AT&T/Verizon Galaxy S4 and S4 Active on Android 4.4.2!

howto-root-att-or-verizon-galaxys4-1 For those of you who want to root your AT&T SGH-i337 Galaxy S4, Verizon SCH-i545 Galaxy S4, or Galaxy S4 Active on Android 4.4.2, there’s finally a new root method that will root your S4.  This root method also works on all Galaxy S4 models and does NOT trip Knox!

Towelroot also works on many other Android devices including Galaxy S3, Note 2, and most Samsung Galaxy devices.  Towelroot is very safe to try so give it a try even if you don’t have Galaxy S4.

So, here’s how to do it, you do not need a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer!

After rooting, y

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How to Root Galaxy S4!

howto-root-galaxys4-1 For those of you who want to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 Android smartphone, here’s how to do it easily using MotoChopper, a root script used on Motorola Qualcomm devices.

This root method will work on all Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4 running Android 4.2.2 such as T-Mobile SGH-M919, Sprint SPH-L720, US Cellular SCH-R970, Canadian SGH-i337M, Rogers, Bell, Telus, and other Qualcomm S4s.

For GT-i9505, T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919, Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720, Canadian Galaxy S4 (Bell, Rogers, Telus), US Cellular Galaxy S4 SCH-R970 root method, see the Click Here to Read Full Article

How to Root Galaxy S4 using TWRP Method!

howto-root-galaxys4-twrpmethod-1 For those of you who want to root your Galaxy S4, here’s another root method using TWRP recovery.

This root method works for Android 4.3, 4.4.2/4.4.3/4.4.4 KitKat, and 5.0.1 Lollipop!

Why another method?

Well, at the time of this video, some models do not have CWM recovery available.  But TWRP recovery is just as good as CWM recovery and installation is nearly identical but using different menus.

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How to Root Galaxy S4! [CWM Method][GT-i9500][GT-i9505][T-Mobile][Sprint]

howto-root-galaxys4-cwmmethod-25 Here’s “CWM Method” of rooting your Samsung Galaxy S4.

Currently, this root method is only for the GT-i9500, GT-i9505, AT&T SGH-i337, Sprint SPH-L720, and Korean (E300S, E300K, E300L) until we have a stable, working CWM recovery for other models.

This root method works on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, 4.3 Jelly Bean and Android 4.4.2 KitKat for all models except AT&T SGH-i337.  For SGH-i337, this root method works on 4.3 Jelly Bean and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

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CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 ROM + Root for Galaxy S4!

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Looking to revamp your Galaxy S4 with the latest and great Android OS?  Tried TouchWiz Lollipop and disappointed?

Well, if you are in town for the latest Android 5.1.1, you can grab the latest CM12.1 ROM for your Galaxy S4.

For GT-i9505, T-Mobile SGH-M919, Verizon SCH-i545, and Canadian SGH-i337M, you will be able to enjoy the full Android 5.1.1 CM12.1 ROM.  For AT&T and Sprint S4, you can try the CM12.1 with Android 5.1 ROM as fully-compatible Android 5.1.1 version is not out yet (but still almost identical).  For GT-i9500, try Click Here to Read Full Article

How to Update AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S4 with TWRP v.2.8.4.0!

This tutorial is for those of you with Loki’d unlocked bootloader on the AT&T SGH-i337 or Verizon SCH-i545, DO NOT FOLLOW THIS GUIDE IF YOU HAVE ANDROID 4.3 OR HIGHER ON AT&T OR VERIZON.  If you already have CWM or TWRP recovery installed, that means you can follow this guide.  If you have Safestrap recovery, that means your phone is on the locked bootloader so DO NOT FOLLOW THIS GUIDE!

If you want to install latest Lollipop AOSP ROMs like CM12 or CM12.1, you will need to upgrade your recovery to latest TWRP recovery, I recommend TWRP v2.8.4.0, which I have tested is

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Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Stock Firmware Available Now!

For those of you who have been waiting for Android 5.0.1 Lollipop stock firmwares for the GT-i9500 international Galaxy S4, there are several available now, listed on our Galaxy S4 stock firmware page at bottom.

If your country isn’t listed, you can also cross-country flash (install other country firmware) so long as you have same GT-i9500 model number.  Also, rooting has not changed, you can use our origina

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Android 5.1.1 + Root for Galaxy S4 GT-i9500! [Euphoria OS]

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For this week’s Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 ROM of the Week, check out the latest Euphoria OS ROM.

Based on latest Android 5.1.1, the Euphoria OS ROM allow you to enjoy the best of latest Android 5.1.1, which comes with added stability, fast performance, and great battery life.  The ROM itself is faster than any other custom ROM I’ve tried so far as far as the UI and how fast apps run without any overclocking.  You can really feel the difference when running Android 5.1.1.

Other nifty feature include unlocked tethering, long-press back button to kill apps, built-i

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Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Stock Firmware Available Now!

Surprisingly, Samsung has update the Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 with latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop stock firmware.  Although their usual software support stops at around 2 years or so it seems has Samsung has decided to lengthen the updates a bit more.

Currently the Android 5.0.1 TouchWiz Lollipop stock firmwares are available for many international Galaxy S4 with GT-i9505, mostly in the European countries.  You can download all GT-i9505 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop stock firmwares here.

This means that Lolli

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GPE Android 5.0.1 Lollipop ROM for Galaxy S4!

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For those of you with a Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4, you are in luck this week as the GPE (Google Play Edition) 5.0.1 Lollipop ROM is available. This will work on the GT-i9505, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and Canadian models.

For AT&T and Verizon S4, you do need to have loki’d device, if you have CWM or TWRP installed you are good to go (but DOES NOT WORK WITH SAFESTRAP!!!). This is also a custom version by XDA user Danvdh, who is an excellent ROM developer who has been making many ROMs for the last few years.

Inside you will find everything you would f

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