For those of you with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Canadian, or GT-i9505 Galaxy S4, check out Gummy ROM with Android 4.4 KitKat for this week. Based on latest Android 4.4 KitKat sources, Gummy ROM brings you one of the most complete Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROMs out there along with a good level of customization. First, Gummy ROM has camera, camcorder, WiFi, bluetooth, 4G LTE data, IR Blaster (use 3rd party IR remote apps on Play Store to control your TV), YouTube, video replay, and more working out of the box. Actually, I have not seen anything broke on thi
For this week’s Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 ROM of the week, check out MIUI ROM V5 Official. Xiaomi, the company behind MIUI ROMs, have announced their official support for the GT-i9500 Galaxy S4 last week and released the first official MIUI ROM for the S4. Currently, MIUI ROM is also available for other S4 variants (such as AT&T/T-Mobile/Canadian/GT-i9505) but those are not official while the official version is based on official Samsung firmware with Samsun
Here’s a quick wrap-up of some cool CruzerLite Galaxy S4 cases. Probably the TPU cases from CruzerLite are my favorite as they are very thin while protecting your Galaxy S4 from scratches, falls from 10 feet, and it’s a really nicely-designed case that protects your phone well. I’ve done some drop tests with them with my Note 2, S4, Nexus 5, and never once I had even a scratch on my screen. Check out my latest drop test with CruzerLite TPU case with the Nexus 5, which clearly
For this week’s Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 ROM of the week, check out Phoenix ROM with latest Android 4.3. Based on the latest MJ9 Samsung official firmware Android 4.3, Phoenix ROM brings you the best of latest Android 4.3 without all the stuff you need including Knox, which may interfere with your pure Android experience. For those of you who don’t know, Samsung has started adding Knox security feature on Android 4.3 firmwares, which means you get this useless security features you don’t need and will only annoy you when you use your phone.
For this week’s custom ROM of the week for Sprint Galaxy S4, check out the latest MJA stock rooted Android 4.3 ROM. This is the official Android 4.3 Sprint firmware that Sprint pushed out and for those of you already rooted, you probably do not want to unroot and get this update as it will add Knox counter to your phone. If you don’t know what Knox counter is, it is basically like binary counter that Samsung has put on starting with new phones like Note 3 and Android 4.3. It may benefit just a few of you who are using your phone for business and need additional securi
For those of you early-adapters who need to get Android 4.4 KitKat ROM with root for your Galaxy S4, you can do it now thanks to CM11 (CyanogenMod 11) ROM. The latest CM11 ROM ships with Android 4.4 KitKat, bringing you pretty much everything from Android 4.4 plus some extra Cyanogen features. In my testing, the CM11 ROM does quite well and everything works out of the box although it’s still a “beta” custom ROM. Camera/camcorder works fine (which you can add PhotoSphere by swapping with Android 4.3 camera) along with 4G LTE/HSPA+/wifi/bluetooth, and I
For this week’s Verizon Galaxy S4 ROM of the week, check out the latest Android 4.3 MJ7. This is ONLY for those of you who’ve rooted your Verizon S4 while on MD4 firmware, if you have ME7 or MJ7 rooted Verizon S4, this will NOT WORK!!! Since Verizon has been locking down on root latestly with ME7 and MJ7 stock firmwares, MD4 users will lose their native CWM or TWRP by unrooting and installing the latest MJ7 stock firwmare. Our best advice to instead install a rooted Android 4.3 MJ7 ROM such as this one so you can keep your native CWM/TWRP and have the lates
For this week’s Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-i545 ROM of the week, check out latest version RLS10 of HyperDrive ROM. The latest HyperDrive ROM RLS10 brings lots of new Note 3 goodies like Note 3 launcher, wallpapers, sounds, task manager, alarm widget, s-voice, calendar widget, flipboard, Samsung apps & hub, Watch On, and some more. (You will have the option to choose which one to install in AROMA installer btw.) With HyperDrive tweaks, you will be able to customize everything from your status bar, clock, lockscreen, shortcuts, and much much more. HyperDrive ROM als
For this week’s AT&T, T-Mobile, Canadian, and GT-i9505 ROM of the week, check out Echoe ROM. Based on the latest Android 4.3 leak for GT-i9505, Echoe ROM brings you the latest Android 4.3 TouchWiz to all AT&T, T-Mobile, Canadian, and GT-i9505 Galaxy S4 smartphones. (For T-Mobile, you will lose WiFi-calling, so if you absolutely need that stick with another T-Mobile based custom ROM.) With Android 4.3, you will get some performance/battery boost and if you do use a Galaxy Gear smartwatch, this ROM will make your Galaxy S4 fully capable to run Gear Manager
For this week’s Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 ROM of the week, check out latest version of NegaLite Wonde ROM. Probably my favorite Sprint S4 ROM of all time, NegaLite ROM is a no-brainer Sprint firmware-based custom ROM that’s going to get you the best features without losing your Samsung features. Some of my favorite features include long-press menu app kill button, call recording, awesome transition animations, wifi tether app (for tethering 3G/4G LTE), and some more.