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BeanStalk ROM for Galaxy S4 GT-i9500! [Android 4.4.4]

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For this week’s Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 ROM of the Week, check out latest version of BeanStalk ROM!

Based on the latest Android 4.4.4, BeanStalk ROM brings you the best and latest Google OS to your Exynos-based GT-i9500 S4.  One of the main benefits of Android 4.4.4 is obviously much more performance and better battery life over Android 4.4.2.  While you could wait for Samsung to update its firmware, why wait you can install great custom ROM such as the BeanStalk ROM?

You will be able to get the latest Android 4.4.4 + root along with slew of customization options in

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Mahdi ROM for Galaxy S4! [Android 4.4.4/STABLE]

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For this week’s Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out Mahdi ROM by XDA developer Mahdi786!

Based on latest Android 4.4.4, Mahdi ROM is a new custom AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?) on the market that brings ultimate performance tweaks along with many customizations. You will get a speedy ROM with a custom kernel that has tweaked governor for added performance/battery life.

I know some of you were having trouble with CM11 ROM last week and since CM11 ROMs are usually works in progress, you m

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Android 4.4.3 + Root for Galaxy S4! [CM11]

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For those of you haven’t heard, Android 4.4.3 is already out since last week and if you want to experience the latest Android 4.4.3 with full root, you can do so with the latest CM11 (CyanogenMod) ROM!

And no, you don’t have to wait for official firmwares to come out from Samsung, which will probably take weeks or months more from now on.

With Android 4.4.3, you will be able to experience 20-30% improvement in performance and also near 10-15% better battery life.  It’s an “amazing” upgrade as you get much better performance as shown in my

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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!

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

Step 1. Make sure you have Android 4.4.2 in Settings->About phone.

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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-L710, 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.

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.

You can always switch to CWM recovery after rooting later down the line if you prefer CWM recovery.

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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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Insane KitKat ROM for Galaxy S4! [T-Mobile SGH-M919/Canadian/GT-i9505]

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For this week’s ROM of the week, also check out Insane KitKat ROM for Galaxy S4, available for T-mobile SGH-M919, Canadian, and GT-i9505 variants.

Based on latest T-Mobile Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, Insane KitKat ROM brings you a ton of fun customization through its AROMA installer and through various different Xposed modules, which you can also choose which ones to install. (You can watch the latter half of the video above for the AROMA installer choice.)

Insane KitKat ROM is brought to you by XDA user “The Sickness”, part of Deviant Development

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AICP ROM for Galaxy S4!

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For this week’s Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out AICP ROM, available for all Galaxy S4 variants including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Cricket, CSpire, US Cellular, Canadian, GT-i9505, and GT-i9500.

Based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, AICP ROM is an AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?) featuring full AOKP ROM Control Settings along with other AOSP features.

Some notable AOSP features include OmniSwitch, custom animations, Active Display, custom tile colors, Appbar, G

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CruzerLite Galaxy S4 Cases!

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Here’s a quick wrap-up of some cool CruzerLite Galaxy S4 cases.

Probably the TPU cases from CruzerLite are my favorite as they are very thin while protecting your Galaxy S4 from scratches, falls from 10 feet, and it’s a really nicely-designed case that protects your phone well. I’ve done some drop tests with them with my Note 2, S4, Nexus 5, and never once I had even a scratch on my screen.  Check out my latest drop test with CruzerLite TPU case with the Nexus 5, which clearly

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