CM11 ROM with Android 4.4.2 for Galaxy S4 GT-i9500!

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For those of you with GT-i9500 Galaxy S4, your long wait is over for Android 4.4 KitKat.  Although there were many beta builds available since Android 4.4 KitKat came out, there hasn’t been one yet stable enough to run as daily driver.

Well, CM11 ROM is still experimental but everything is working out of the box except video camcorder, wifi tether, and some issues with calls.  That might be a deal breaker for some of you but the latest CM11 ROM packs Android 4.4.2 along with very zippy speeds and all the KitKat goodness baked in.

It shouldn’t be too long before the bugs are fixed but in the meanwhile, you can always take a test drive by making a backup ROM of your current ROM, try it, then revert back.  So, if you have been itching for Android 4.4 KitKat bars, definitely give the CM11 ROM a try this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download CM11 ROM with Android 4.4.2 for Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 (This is ONLY FOR GT-i9500 model!!!)

Download Android 4.4 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.)

You may have to use CWM or higher for installing all Android 4.4 KitKat ROMs. (Also you can use TWRP v2.6.3.3 or higher)  If having trouble with installation, use ROM Manager to update or grab CWM Recovery ZIP here you can flash with your existing custom recovery. (No update needed for Loki recovery on ATT/Verizon, I was able to install fine.  Not sure on Safestrap, I am testing it right now should have results soon.)

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Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player use with Dolphin browser)

DownloadAndroid PhotoSphere (if you want photosphere, but may force close so make a backup of your Gallery app using Titanium Backup app before installing!  )

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%. (Works fine on Android 4.4 tested on this ROM.)

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23 thoughts on “CM11 ROM with Android 4.4.2 for Galaxy S4 GT-i9500!

    1. boring

      Of course there won’t be any of them! This is the stock version of android and the stock doesn’t have any of these features..

  1. jones

    how is the audio quality call now as compared to all the other previous aosp roms which are quite terrible. pls i have to know before i flash this rom cos its gonna be my daily driver

  2. Chimi

    sir, i recently installed CM11 4.4.2 in my Samsung s4 GTi9500 . i am having problem while i switch on mobile data, the pop signs appears saying insert valid sim and restart.

    I want to remove/uninstall 4.4.2 and install 4.2.2. can anyone tell me how i can do it.

  3. Jamal

    I really like this ROM…I’m sick of Touchwiz unstability, however along with the video camera not working, I’m also not getting audio via my bluetooth headset. So I can’t use this as my dailty driver as I use by bluetooth headset everyday.

  4. Ash

    downloaded and running no problems so far (except for the camcorder) and when some1 calls me … we’ll know !
    hope no other problems are there ….
    Sam …. By any chance do u kno when the OFFICIAL update for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 v4.4 will release ????

  5. Chimi

    Video recording doesn’t work in 4.4.2 how do i resolve it.

    is there ways to remove CM11 4.4.2 to 4.2.2 jellybean or can we upgrade to original version of kitkat when its released

  6. Chimi

    i have recently installed Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom firmware via CyanogenMod 11. how do i remove it and re install 4.2.2 as its having more problem and most feature have been lost……………

    Please someone help me to remove Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom firmware CyanogenMod 11 and reinstall 4.2.2

    1. Tom

      download wicked rom verson 8 if you want 4.2.2 its the best touchwiz rom with all those unnecessary features that you are looking for

  7. abo_adam

    Hi guys i need help:
    My device is galaxy s4 I9500
    i have delete the official rom 4.2 and i have installed instead of it the official rom 4.3
    Now i want to restored the 4.2 version,how i can do that.please help me.

  8. Jamal

    Video camera is working on the latest version CM 11- 20140311, call audio quality is horrible! and audio for calls via blutooth is still not working ( music works fine though) hoping they resolve these issues quickly cause I’m never going back to touchwhiz

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