For those of you interested in latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM with crazy, cool features for your Galaxy S4 GT-i9505, definitely check out the latest Dirty Unicorns ROM.
Based on latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you will be able to start enjoying all of the new features of Android 6.0.1 along with lots of extra features. At the heart of this ROM, you will find a gazillion ways to customize your lockscreen, status bar, navigation, multi-window support and much more.
My favorite feature is the “Fling gesture interface” which allows you to turn your soft navigation buttons into gesture quick shortcuts that can be customized (see video for demo). This is absolutely a ground-breaking feature that you get to try on your Galaxy S4 before it’s incorporated into future Android versions.
Performance and battery life is also excellent so if you are looking to revamp your Galaxy S4 into a new smartphone, check out the DU this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Note – This ROM does come with root! So you don’t have to root it!
Download Dirty Unicorns for Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 (sorry, ONLY for GT-i9505!)
Make sure you are using CWM v.126.96.36.199 or higher to install Android 5.0+ Lollipop ROMs! Also you can use TWRP v188.8.131.52 or higher. You can update your CWM recovery using ROM Manager app on Play Store or TWRP Recovery using Goo Manager on Play Store. If having trouble, you can update manually, see our CWM/TWRP Recovery for 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!