Here’s a list of working ClockworkMod or TWRP recoveries for Galaxy S4!
If using ODIN to install, download the TAR version.
If using existing CWM/TWRP recovery to install, download the ZIP version. (You can simply install with your current recovery and reboot recovery to update to latest version.)
For installing AOSP Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROM, you need CWM Recovery v126.96.36.199 or higher. If you have older version, use the ZIP file to update to the newer version!
ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery
*NOTE – For AT&T/Verizon users with Android 4.3/4.4.2 or higher, you cannot use the LOKI method, you need to use SafeStrap Recovery to install custom ROMs, see How to Install Custom ROMs on AT&T/Verizon Galaxy S4 using SafeStrap instead! Also, install TWRP recovery below instead of CWM recovery if you want to install Lollipop custom ROMs.
Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-i545 – CWM Recovery v1 – Download – Credits (Must use LOKI method to flash DO NOT USE ODIN!) Download LOKI (This is for older MDK bootloader, DO NOT INSTALL on Android 4.3/4.4.2 TouchWiz!)
Download CWM Recovery v188.8.131.52 for Verizon MDK users, you can use your existing CWM recovery to install this recovery, then reboot recovery!
AT&T Galaxy S4 SGH-i337 – TWRP Recovery v184.108.40.206 – See Download and Installation Instructions
Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-i545– TWRP Recovery v220.127.116.11 – See Download and Installation Instructions
GT-i9500 or Korean (E300S, E300K, E300L) – TWRP Recovery – Download
GT-i9505 – TWRP Recovery – Download
T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 – TWRP Recovery – Download
Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L710 – TWRP Recovery – Download
Canadian Galaxy S4 SGH-i337M (Bell, Rogers, Telus) – TWRP Recovery – Download
US Cellular Galaxy S4 SCH-R970 – TWRP Recovery – Download
Cricket Galaxy S4 SCH-R907C – TWRP Recovery – Download
For AT&T or Verizon, you can use Goo Manager to install TWRP after rooting.
Credits – TWRP
Tools You Will Need for Windows
What is a Custom ROM?
A custom ROM is a custom, modified operating system that you can install on your Android device. Basically it's like installing Windows OS on a Macbook. By installing a custom ROM, you can bypass stock factory settings like locked hotspot tether, install new Android versions early, or even convert your phone into another OS.
With a custom ROM, you can really maximize the capabilities of your smartphone by adding custom features that have been developed by open source developers.
How to Install Custom ROMs
First, you will need to root your device, if it is not rooted yet, follow our root tutorial and root your phone.
Once rooted, you should have TWRP installed on your phone. Installation of a custom ROM is easy if you learn the basic of it. If you don't know how to install custom ROMs using TWRP recovery, see our tutorial on How to Install Custom ROM using TWRP!