For those of you wondering and waiting when Android 5.0 Lollipop will be here for the Galaxy S4, we have good news, it is already available! The bad news? It is still in beta, that means developers are still working out kinks. For GT-i9500 users, this means everything working except 3G data, NFC, and camera. For users with Qualcomm-based LTE S4 (like GT-i9505, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, Cricket, MetroPCS), everything works except NFC and camera. Still not a bad deal given that you can try most of Android 5.0 Lollipop features and the UI is
For this week’s Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out LiquidSmooth ROM. Based on latest Android 4.4.4, the latest LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2 brings you the best in Android 4.4.4 along with slew of customization/features through its LiquidSmooth ROM settings. The LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2 is available for the Qualcomm-based variants of Galaxy S4 (such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Canadian, Cricket, MetroPCS, and US Cellular) but cannot be installed if you are using SafeStrap recovery. Also there is no LiquidSmooth ROM based on latest KitKat for GT-i9500 (sorry!
For those of you who envy Galaxy S5 owners, did you know that you can get many of the Galaxy S5 features on your Galaxy S4 by rooting and installing custom ROMs? Currently, there’s actually a slew of custom ROMs that’s been ported straight from Galaxy S5 and they will make your Galaxy S4 have S5 features like Ultra Power Saving Mode, S5 apps, S5 lockscreen, S5 launcher, and more. If you are not sure about which custom ROM to install, I do have a couple recommendations.
For this week’s AOSP ROM of the Week, check out Gummy ROM! Latest stable Gummy ROM is out dubbed “M3″, which will give you stability of milestone release along with everything working out of the box. Gummy ROM has always been one of my favorite ROMs, what I like about it is that it comes with a slew of great customization/tweaks along with great battery life/performance. Out of the box, you will find one of the fastest UI out there. There’s plenty AOSP ROMs out there but Gummy ROM is definitely on my Top 5 list of the best AOSP custom ROMs. A
If you haven’t heard, there’s a new phone out called OnePlus One. It’s only $349 for the phone but to get it, you will need an invite, which is nearly impossible. Well, OnePlus One phone runs a special version of CM11 ROM dubbed “CM11S”. If you are tired of waiting for an invite or simply want to try out software on the OnePlus One, you can easily do it by installing CM11 ROM along with our HighOnAndroid OnePlus One conversion kit. This wi
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. Now, I hear from many people daily on how their stock fi
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. For those of you who don’t know, Samsung sold “Google Play Edition” Galaxy S4, which comes with its own Google Play Edition firmware, basically built like Nexus phones to give
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
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
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