CWM Recovery “stable” version is NOW AVAILABLE for Sprint SPH-L720 and T-Mobile SGH-M919 Galaxy S4 users. I just verified with my Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy S4, works 100% fine!
What does this mean?
For those of you who want to install custom ROMs and make backup ROM, you can now use CWM recovery. And also you can now root your Sprint or T-Mobile Galaxy S4 using the CWM root method.
Also TWRP recovery is available for Sprint Galaxy S4.
All credits go to XDA user ShabbyPenguin, a recognized developer, don’t forget to donate to him or at least hit the “Thanks button” on XDA!
You can check out updated CWM/TWRP Recovery page for downloads.
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!