Author: Max Lee

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How to Install Verizon S4 ROMs on Sprint S4!

For those of you complaining there’s not enough Sprint S4 custom ROMs for your Sprint S4, we have some good news for you.  You can easily install any Verizon S4 custom ROMs on your Sprint S4 as well.  Yes, we are talking about TouchWiz Android 4.4.2 ROMs.

UPDATE: This method also works fine on Sprint Note 3 (flash Verizon Note 3 ROM on Sprint Note 3).  Tested working fine also on Sprint S5 (flash Verizon S5 ROM), Sprint S3 (flash Verizon S3 ROM). DOES NOT WORK ON Sprint Note 2!

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Galaxy S4 Stock Recovery

For those of you who tried to install regular CWM recovery for AT&T or Verizon S4 with locked bootloader, you may end up in a nasty bootloop.

To fix, you just simply need to flash stock recovery back with ODIN.

Download the tar file and flash with ODIN, your phone should be booting now.

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Chaos ROM + KTweaker Kernel for Verizon Galaxy S4!

For this week’s Verizon Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out Chaos ROM.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 NE2 Firmware, Chaos ROM brings you the latest firmware along with S5 features.  You can also install this ROM using SafeStrap or on older MDK bootloader.

During installation with AROMA graphical installer, you will be able to customize your own S5 apps you want to install including S5 launcher.  You will also get 5 additional custom themes including S5 theme, Dark Blue KitKat, Holo Grey KitKat, Xperia, and Honeycomb themes. (You can always re-install ROM without wipe to change apps/themes later of course.

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Ozcan ROM for Galaxy S4 GT-i9500! [Android 4.4.2]

For this week’s Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 ROM of the Week, check out Ozcan ROM by XDA user Citymen34!

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 NE7 firmware, Ozcan ROM brings you a ton of great S5 features along with AROMA graphical installer so you can choose which apps you want or you can even install none of them too.

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SuperS4 ROM for Sprint Galaxy S4! [Android 4.4.2/NAE]

For this week’s Sprint Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out SuperS4 ROM by XDA user G_ding84.

You will also get hotspot working out of the box along with two cameras.  (You can get additional Google Camera from Play Store to make it THREE!)  You can easily add additional features with Xposed apps it comes with including enable S5 System Settings UI, customize your UI with Wanam Xposed, and more.)

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Graviton ROM for Galaxy S4! [Android 4.4.2/NC8]

For this week’s Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out Graviton ROM, available for AT&T, T-Mobile, Canadian, and GT-i9505.  Also can be installed on AT&T Galaxy S4 with SafeStrap.

If you are looking for a good, minimalist custom ROM on the latest Android 4.4.2 firmware, this is definitely a great ROM for that.  Based on GT-i9505 firmware, you will get goodies like Hotspot working out of the box (for AT&T and T-Mobile users) and complete removal of bloatware that may have caused lag on stock ROM.

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GPE ROM for Galaxy S4! [Android 4.4.4]

For this week’s Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out GPE ROM(Google Play Edition ROM), available for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and GT-i9505.  (But does not work on AT&T or Verizon users with locked bootloaders/SafeStrap sorry!)

Based on the latest Google Play Edition Android 4.4.4, GPE ROM brings you truly stable stock Android experience on your Galaxy S4.

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

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?

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

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.