Author: Max Lee

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Android 4.4.3 + Root for Galaxy S4! [CM11]

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.

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

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.

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How to Root Galaxy S4!

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.

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How to Root Galaxy S4 using TWRP Method!

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]

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]

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.)

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AICP ROM for Galaxy S4!

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.

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CruzerLite Galaxy S4 Cases!

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 proves you that a case can protect your screen, which is the most valuable ($200-250 to repair broken screen) part of your Galaxy S4, nevermind the scratch-protection for your frame.

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Graviton ROM for AT&T Galaxy S4! [Bloatware-Free/Performance]

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.

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NegaLite KitKat ROM for Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720!

For this week’s Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 ROM of the Week, check out the latest NegaLite ROM by XDA user Negamann303, now available in full Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

I have been following NegaLite ROM since the days of having my ol’ Evo 3D, and from my experience, NegaLite ROM has always been one of the most stable with blazing performance and great battery life.  That alone is probably good enough reason to install this custom ROM but let me explain some of the main core features.