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!
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!