This is a list of Galaxy S4 stock firmwares. (will be updating as we go along if you don’t see stock firmware for your model, e-mail zedomax [at] gmail dot com)
Using the following S4 stock firmwares will allow you to:
- Unroot your Galaxy S4 and remove root.
- Restore stock ROM/firmware on your S4.
- Reset everything back to 100% stock.
- Restore stock recovery and remove TWRP or CWM recovery.
- Get you on a fresh start if you messed up your S4.
- Fix bootloops where your phone gets stuck on logo.
You can use ODIN to flash these stock firmwares. If you don’t know how to do this, please see How to Unroot Galaxy S4!
Don’t see your firmware or for GT-i9500 and GT-i9505, see StockROM.net for latest firmware.
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!