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So if you’ve cracked your screen on a brand, new Galaxy S4 and feel miserable perhaps because you don’t even have insurance, there’s actually a way to replace the screen glass only.
Now, for this to work, you must have a broken screen ONLY, if your digitizer is not working, this method will not work! To test this out, see if you notice any cracks in the digitizer layer under the glass layer. Also, check to see if your touchscreen is working. If you only notice cracks on the outer glass layer and also your touchscreen is working fine, you can use this method to replace the glass only and revive your Galaxy S4 for just about $20 USD.
Step 1. You will need to order a replacement glass kit. I ordered this one on Amazon which was nice as it also comes with tools you may need along the way.
The replacement glass kit comes with a bunch of plastic tools, guitar picks, and a suction cup.
Place the suction cup anywhere on the screen where it’s not cracked.
Step 2. Get a free standing hair dryer (so you can work on the phone while heating the glass) or heat gun and start applying heat to the screen of your Galaxy S4.
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!