For those of you wondering and waiting when Android 5.0 Lollipop will be here for the Galaxy S4, we have good news, it is already available! The bad news? It is still in beta, that means developers are still working out kinks. For GT-i9500 users, this means everything working except 3G data, NFC, and camera. For users with Qualcomm-based LTE S4 (like GT-i9505, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, Cricket, MetroPCS), everything works except NFC and camera. Still not a bad deal given that you can try most of Android 5.0 Lollipop features and the UI is
For this week’s Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out LiquidSmooth ROM. Based on latest Android 4.4.4, the latest LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2 brings you the best in Android 4.4.4 along with slew of customization/features through its LiquidSmooth ROM settings. The LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2 is available for the Qualcomm-based variants of Galaxy S4 (such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Canadian, Cricket, MetroPCS, and US Cellular) but cannot be installed if you are using SafeStrap recovery. Also there is no LiquidSmooth ROM based on latest KitKat for GT-i9500 (sorry!
For those of you who envy Galaxy S5 owners, did you know that you can get many of the Galaxy S5 features on your Galaxy S4 by rooting and installing custom ROMs? Currently, there’s actually a slew of custom ROMs that’s been ported straight from Galaxy S5 and they will make your Galaxy S4 have S5 features like Ultra Power Saving Mode, S5 apps, S5 lockscreen, S5 launcher, and more. If you are not sure about which custom ROM to install, I do have a couple recommendations.
For this week’s AOSP ROM of the Week, check out Gummy ROM! Latest stable Gummy ROM is out dubbed “M3″, which will give you stability of milestone release along with everything working out of the box. Gummy ROM has always been one of my favorite ROMs, what I like about it is that it comes with a slew of great customization/tweaks along with great battery life/performance. Out of the box, you will find one of the fastest UI out there. There’s plenty AOSP ROMs out there but Gummy ROM is definitely on my Top 5 list of the best AOSP custom ROMs. A
For those of you complaining there’s not enough Sprint S4 custom ROMs for your Sprint S4, we have some good news for you. You can easily install any Verizon S4 custom ROMs on your Sprint S4 as well. Yes, we are talking about TouchWiz Android 4.4.2 ROMs. UPDATE: This method also works fine on Sprint Note 3 (flash Verizon Note 3 ROM on Sprint Note 3). Tested working fine also on Sprint S5 (flash Verizon S5 ROM), Sprint S3 (flash Verizon S3 ROM). DOES NOT WORK ON Sprint Note 2! Step 1. Install the Verizon S4 custom ROM along with KTweaker kernel. In my example, I us
If you haven’t heard, there’s a new phone out called OnePlus One. It’s only $349 for the phone but to get it, you will need an invite, which is nearly impossible. Well, OnePlus One phone runs a special version of CM11 ROM dubbed “CM11S”. If you are tired of waiting for an invite or simply want to try out software on the OnePlus One, you can easily do it by installing CM11 ROM along with our HighOnAndroid OnePlus One conversion kit. This wi
For those of you who tried to install regular CWM recovery for AT&T or Verizon S4 with locked bootloader, you may end up in a nasty bootloop. To fix, you just simply need to flash stock recovery back with ODIN. Download the tar file and flash with ODIN, your phone should be booting now. Also, you can install stock recovery on any stock firmware that you’ve rooted with CWM or TWRP recovery so you can take OTA.
For this week’s Verizon Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out Chaos ROM. Based on latest Android 4.4.2 NE2 Firmware, Chaos ROM brings you the latest firmware along with S5 features. You can also install this ROM using SafeStrap or on older MDK bootloader. During installation with AROMA graphical installer, you will be able to customize your own S5 apps you want to install including S5 launcher. You will also get 5 additional custom themes including S5 theme, Dark Blue KitKat, Holo Grey KitKat, Xperia, and Honeycomb themes. (You can always re-install ROM withou
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,
For this week’s Sprint Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out SuperS4 ROM by XDA user G_ding84. You will also get hotspot working out of the box along with two cameras. (You can get additional Google Camera from Play Store to make it THREE!) You can easily add additional features with Xposed apps it comes with including enable S5 System Settings UI, customize your UI with Wanam Xposed, and more.) SuperS4 ROM also comes with KTweaker kernel allow you to overclock up to 2.3Ghz for hard-core gaming (but I only recommend up to 2.1 or 2.2Ghz for stability). That&