Ozcan ROM for Galaxy S4 GT-i9500! [Android 4.4.2]

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For this week’s Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 ROM of the Week, check out Ozcan ROM by XDA user Citymen34!

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 NE7 firmware, Ozcan ROM brings you a ton of great S5 features along with AROMA graphical installer so you can choose which apps you want or you can even install none of them too.

Inside Ozcan ROM, you will find an S5 launcher along with dozens of great S5 apps including the latest S5 WatchOn, Group Play, Kid’s Mode, SHealth, Optical Reader, Story Album, S Translator, Browser, Calendar, E-mail, Keyboard, SMS, Music, SMemo, Calculator, and some more.

You will also get S5 font for your system UI, call recording, disable camera shutter menu, and Note 3 incoming call pop-up along with 4-way reboot menu. And oh yeah, my favorite is the particle-effect S5 lockscreen. And yes, you do even get S5 UI settings so you can get used to what the future of TouchWiz is becoming today, not when you upgrade your phone to S5 or S6 when it comes out.

Overall, Ozcan brings some great performance tweaks and every little S5 feature/apps imaginable to your GT-i9500 so if you are looking to convert your S4 into an S5 without buying one, give this ROM a try this week(end) and do let me know what you think!

Download:

Download Ozcan ROM for Galaxy S4 GT-i9500

No Gapps required (comes with it!)

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, 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.)

(First time installing custom ROM? See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S4 first!)

Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

Extras:

Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard?  See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!

Want Flash Player?  See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!

If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.

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.

Need to run apps that check for root?  Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!

Q&A:

Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.

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!

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32 Responses

  1. Barznj says:

    Dear,

    I have tried Ozcan Firmware, and it went to the installation status, but when installation finished and rebooting, it will not show Galaxy startup message at all.
    Even when rebooting manually, for one time it is showing Galaxy startup message then the screen will go blank. and the phone will not start up at all.

    Please support.

    thanks

    Barznj

    • Juan Pablo says:

      Hey Dude, I’ve tried it yesterday and everything went smooth!.. In my case I’ve I9500 factory unlocked phone, with PhilZ Touch 6 Recovery ROM (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2201860). This recovery will format all necessary folders to install a custom ROM without problems. It’s worth try it!! cool S5 style!!. Sorry for my poor english! Good Luck folk!

    • Max Lee says:

      Did you try formatting /system and reinstall ROM?

      • abdoo bashir says:

        hi there MAX, i’ve been using ozcan ROM for a few weks now and i’m loving every single detail about it, came across a few bugs though, 1: air call-accept doesn’t work, all the other air and hover gestures are working perfectly.
        2: voice recorder, whenever i try recording.. it says “can’t establish, other recording apps are being used” or something, i don’t really have any other recording apps installed.
        3: ultra power saving doesn’t work.. not a big deal though, considering i’m not that much into it. my #1 is the air call-accept gesture cause i use it all the time.
        please help, thanks.

        model – GT-I9500 (exynos, un-locked).
        ozcan ROM – v3.4 .

    • elvis says:

      Hi ,I have successfully installed you rom Galaxy S4 & thanks my phone completely turns into galaxy s5.Before this i had installed GalaxyS4/GT-i9500/roms/Ozcan/GT-I9500XXUFNE7_OzcanRom_Aroma_v3.4,but the xtra power saving was not working.Than i install S4 OzcanRom v6.1 Aroma XXUGNJ1 KitKat 4.4.2
      One thing I bother about that my ,smart pause is not working ,beside that the rest is cool .Keep up the good working and thanks a lot .Greetings Elvis.

  2. Barznj says:

    Dear Juan and Max,

    thanks for your feedbacks.

    I have done the following:
    1. I downloaded <> from: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2201860
    2. using Odin3 V1.85, I have installed philz by selecting md5 file in PDA part.
    3. then entered recovery mode and I selected install zip file, and I installed GT-I9500XXUFNE7_OzcanRom_Aroma_v3.4.zip.
    4. then I rebooted the system, but still it is not coming up again.
    5. so I hard restarted the device, still I can see samsung log, but then the screen will go blank again.
    6. I entered recovery mode again, under mounts and storage, I format /system then I reinstalled <> with FULL WIPE and all apps selected. and then rebooting the system. but again the screen is going blank. and when taking out battery and putting it back and press power, again the same samsung logo and the screen will go blank.

    question is: once installing OzxanRom finished and rebooting system started, how long it will take for the phone to come up again after galaxy logo shown? in mu case I waited for 2 min but no luck.

    More over, below are my device details and I am located in Iraq:

    Model: I9500
    FCC ID: A3LGTI9500
    SSN: I9500GSMH
    IMEI: 357357/05/432290/7
    IMEI: 357357054322907
    S/N: R21D50R0NJH
    Exynos 5410 Octa

    Appreciate your kind supports and feedback

    • Juan Pablo says:

      Hey Barnz.. this is what I did and worked for me.
      1. -> Recovery -> Wipe Data/Factory Reset -> Clean to install a New ROM.
      (this will format several folders not only /system as you did.)
      2. -> Install Zip.
      3. -> Recovery -> Wipe Data/Factory Reset -> Wipe Data/Factory Reset
      4. -> Recovery -> Mounts and Storage -> format /data and /data/media (/sdcard)
      (this will wipe internal storage information for certain clean start).
      5. -> Reboot and pray.. jeje just joking.. for me that was enough.
      The first time Samsung logo is shown could take about 2 minutes.. the fact that makes a little vibration after that time it’s a signal that everything is going ok and Welcome screen will show inmediatly
      c’mon this time you’ll get it work!

      regards!
      Juan Pablo (from Argentina).

      • Juan Pablo says:

        Hey Barznj! just upgraded to version 4.0 with above steps and had no problems.. it took about 2 minutes more or less to show welcome screen 1st time… but one thing happened I don’t know if was just coincidence that Samsung logo with sparks behind was showing and then touched phisical buttons (on/off, main button, vol+ vol-) one by one ’cause nothing was happening, and suddently felt the little vibration in that moment. don’t know…
        good luck!

        JP

  3. Barznj says:

    Hi Juan,

    Yesterday I have handed my phone to Samsung service center, hope they can solve it, if not, then I am going to apply your steps one by one and let’s hope this time 🙂

    thanks for the update.

    Barznj

  4. amit says:

    Hi,
    I have successfully installed you rom & thanks my phone completely turns into galaxy s5.
    One thing I bother about that my touch key light is not working……please help me out.
    Waiting for your reply eagarly.
    Thanks once again for great work.

  5. Imran Bhaiayat says:

    I have flashed this rom and I have to say it’s awesome it’s like I am using an S5 but I think I have an issue that I can’t sync my facebook and can’t even login on instagram anymore no feeds on facebook app and facebook messenger don’t even sync.. is this because of rom or some other problem .. Please help me on this

    • Juan Pablo says:

      Hey Imran,
      Really don’t know, I’ve upgraded to version 4.2, and had no problem with facebook, instagram, twitter etc…. did you do a full full wipe before flashing? may be some old trash is bothering you. Uninstall apps and try a cleaning tool.. may help perhaps.

      regards!

      JP

      • Imran says:

        I did full wipe tried u installing apps and everything but still doesn’t work and it’s just with Facebook and instagram .. am I supposed to use a specific recovery or something or am I missing something ? What should I do ?

        • Juan Pablo says:

          Have no idea.. start over again?.. i’ve PhilZ Touch 6 recovery.. check previous posts where i comment what I did and worked fine for me.

          good luck!

          JP

          • Imran says:

            I’m gonna try the recovery you said I have the cwm from this website I’m going to try flashing everything again and the only problem I have is the driver is being weird .. when my phone is on the Odin shows everything normal and that yellow thing comes and then when it’s time to flash the recovery it starts acting up .. I tried installing is many times the driver but no luck with that

  6. Chethan says:

    After rebboting, a message comes in turkish saying something which i cant understand and thats is the only option to press. after pressing that rebots same continues. Fed up with this. Kindly help regarding this. Thanks

  7. aakash says:

    Hi.
    I have installed your rom on my galaxy s4 and its working just great… thanks.

    However i am facing a very frustrating problem with the rom. whenever i try to use the feature screen mirroring, it fails to connect by giving an error – “unable to start screen mirroring because of a hardware issue”

    I tried rebooting and i flashed the rom again but the problem persisted. the feature working fine with my non rooted s4.

    Please help.
    Thanks

  8. Shaun Gilbert says:

    It’s great and all but I think the battery life needs to be improved, normally phone last all day and now I have to be looking for a charger by 12-1 o’clock in the afternoon and I take it off charge at about 8 with minimal amount of use

    • Vishal Shriram says:

      Ive had battery life upto 21-22 hours with moderate usage, and network (hspa+) on all the time.

      wondering how you’re getting barely 5-6 hours of battery!

  9. Royal says:

    Fantastic work friend… everthing is cool n working except bluetooth. plz can you mail me the way out for recovering my phone’s bluetooth..

    GT-I9500

    and also the wifi resets sometimes.. it is happening after changing the ROM..

    WIFI turns Off and then turns On by itself.. plz help buddy..

    else, loved this ROM.. fantastic work buddy..

  10. Ahmet KOCA says:

    Sa arkadaşlar geçenlerde ozcan romu yükledim ve rom çok güzel elinize sağlık ama telefona stock rom yüklemem gerekiyordu ve yüklerken hata verdi bütün stoc romları denedim ama hata verdi ve telefon ozcan romda kaldı yardım ederseniz ne mutlu bana

  11. vatsan says:

    Mate,

    I tried installing Ozcan ROM last week and today I see that the screen is flickering and it comes to normal when i touch the screen back.Help me if i am doing anything wrong. Some Details about my fone
    1) Galaxy S4 GT-I9500.
    2) Phone is 1 yr old and this is the first time i tried installing custom ROM. However have gone through many videos before doing it.

    BTW, the ROM is Awesome.
    -Vatsan

  12. Vishal Shriram says:

    Been using this Rom for 2 weeks as a daily driver.
    Its awesome and no crashes at all!.

    Ultra power saving worls as expected.

    xposed modules work with it, but i havent tried Wanam yet.

    Battery on power saving and auto brightness lasts easily around 21-22 hours with moderate usage.

    Only two issues I had:
    1. I had a few problems with the capacitive touch buttons, but realised that power saving has an option to turn off the light for them.
    2. The camera app is of the s4, not updated, would love to have the S5 camera app too, but i guess theres a workaround to install that!

    Overall, prefer this over stock because i like the S5 System ui better and im gonna be using this till the lollipop update comes out (hopefully).

    Till then, Ozcan rom all the way!

  13. Mehul Parkhiya says:

    The Best Custom ROM I had Ever seen

    There is No bug in this custom ROM , Just 1 thing which I can suggest is to add some Looks of Lollipop

  14. abdoo bashir says:

    hi there everyone, i’ve been using ozcan ROM for a few weks now and i’m loving every single detail about it, came across a few bugs though, 1: air call-accept doesn’t work, all the other air and hover gestures are working perfectly.
    2: voice recorder, whenever i try recording.. it says “can’t establish, other recording apps are being used” or something, i don’t really have any other recording apps installed.
    3: ultra power saving doesn’t work.. not a big deal though, considering i’m not that much into it. my #1 is the air call-accept gesture cause i use it all the time.
    please help, thanks.

    model – GT-I9500 (exynos, un-locked).
    ozcan ROM – v3.4 .

  15. Moizer Matabalao says:

    Sir can you upload custom ROM of this? I have already had the firmware

  16. samy says:

    Menu key is not working for me… help me pls

  17. Moffat says:

    hi
    thanks for the great work. installed and was great. one problem though is the weather widget does not scroll automatically between different places. and also the video doesnt shoe review like before you open any. its just like a still photo, kindly assist

  18. Mahendra says:

    My incoming suound quality is very bad after installing this ROM what can i do to correct it…?

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