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” really is as the ROM literally flies, probably even faster than overclocked GPE ROMs. Not only speed, LiquidSmooth completes your Android 4.4.2 KitKat experience with a ton of customization you may be used to on Jelly Bean AOSP ROMs.
Overall, LiquidSmooth Team has done it again, they have produced an amazing ROM that runs fast while bringing a great set of customization along with stuff like PIE controls, multi-window, etc…etc… If you are looking for a good fast Android 4.4.2 KitKat AOSP ROM, definitely give this one a try over the week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download LiquidSmooth ROM with Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy S4 (for all AT&T, T-Mobile, Canadian, Sprint, Verizon, and GT-i9505 S4)
Download Android 4.4.2 Gapps (DO NOT USE OLDER GAPPS!!!)
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)
Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player use with Dolphin browser)
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.
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!