For those of you looking for the fastest and smoothest AOSP ROM “right now” with latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat along with a TON of customization, look no more than the latest LiquidSmooth ROM. A multi-carrier custom ROM that can run on any LTE-enabled S4 with Snapdragon 600 processor (that means AT&T, T-Mobile, Canadian, Sprint, Verizon, and GT-i9505), LiquidSmooth ROM brings you another successfully release of their highly-optimized custom ROM for everyone to enjoy. The moment you install this ROM, you will see what being “liquid smooth” real
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
For those of you who have been waiting to install custom ROM on your Verizon Galaxy S4 with ME7 firmware or AT&T Galaxy S4 with MF3 firmware, there’s finally a new method using SafeStrap Recovery by XDA user Hashcode. SafeStrap Recovery is usually used on Motorola devices but it is now implemented on Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S4 to get around Verizon’s lock on the bootloader. First, you will need to root your Galaxy S4, so follow the Click Here to Read Full Article
For those of you who want root on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, here’s an easy way to do it. Before we begin, this root method is for the latest firmware ending in UCUAMF3 (check this under Settings->About device). If you have a newer firmware, this root method may or may not work (I have no way to tell since I don’t have a time machine.) but should be safe to do. To root your Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, simply download the APK file geohot.com/activeroot and install the app.
For those of you having trouble rooting your Sprint Galaxy S4 on latest MF9 firmware, there’s an easy way by using CF Root by XDA user ChainFire. Step 1. First, you will need to install either CWM or TWRP recovery. Follow a or b below: a. For installing CWM, follow steps 1 through 6 here. b. For installing TWRP, follow steps 1 through 9 here.
For those of you looking for root for Verizon Galaxy S4 on build VRUAME7, it is now available. UPDATE: This root method also has been verified to work with AT&T Galaxy S4 on MF3! It involves an external microSD card that must be formatted in exFat format (you can do this easily on Windows by right-clicking and selecting format, you should be able to choose exFat as for format type), download and unzip the script, then copy all the files to your microSD card. Click Here to Read Full Article
For those of you who trying the Google Play Edition ROM with Android 4.3, we have some good news, you can now get full root on Android 4.3 thanks to ChainFire. Chainfire has posted a simple zip file you can flash in CWM/TWRP recovery to give you full root on Android 4.3. To root your Android 4.3, simply download the rooting zip file and flash in CWM or TWRP recovery as shown in video.
For those of you who just picked up a brand, new Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-i545, there’s a root method out now. Currently, Verizon Galaxy S4 bootloader is locked, meaning you cannot use CWM or TWRP root method. Also, the VRUAMDK kernel on the Verizon Galaxy S4 comes with SU-co*k-block which makes it hard to root. *UPDATE: There’s is a different root method for ME7, please see How to Root for Verizon Galaxy S4 on Build VRUAME7!
For those of you having trouble getting full root using CWM or TWRP root method on the GT-i9505, this is most likely caused by SetUID in the kernel. To fix this issue, you can install any custom kernel after installing CWM or TWRP. I do recommend installing Adam kernel by XDA user Wanam, as it’s stock-like yet should gives you better performance/battery life over stock. Download Adam Kernel for GT-i9505 (You can install this using CWM
For those of you with a rooted Galaxy S4, now you can easily install TWRP recovery using Goo Manager. And also those of you with locked bootloaders such as AT&T or Verizon, latest TWRP recovery can be installed (as they have been patched with LOKI). Should work on most Galaxy S4 smartphones including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, MetroPCS, Cricket, GT-i9505, and Canadian S4s. Step 1. Download and open Goo Manager app from Play Store. Hit Menu b