How to Install Verizon S4 ROMs on Sprint S4!

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 used Echo ROM Verizon Port along with Sprint KTweaker kernel, you can get them here:

UPDATE: I found out you actually don’t need to flash a custom kernel, you can just flash the ROM by itself as Verizon ROMs are fully compatible with Sprint.

(I assume you know how to install custom ROMs and you have a rooted Galaxy S4.  If not, please root your S4 first then also read up on How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S4 first!)

Download Echoe ROM for Verizon S4

KTweaker Kernel for Verizon S4 (Grab 4.4 TouchWiz VERSION!!!)

Step 2. Next, go and find Mobile Network settings, most likely under Settings->More networks.

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Choose “Access Point Names”, this is also called “APN”.

 

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Step 3. Next, make sure “Preferred network mode” is set to “LTE/CDMA”.

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Step 4. Next choose “Access Point Names”.

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Step 5.Hit the “+” button to add APN.

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Step 6. Copy the Sprint 4G LTE APN Settings and save.

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Step 7. Make sure you choose/switch to your new APN, the green light should appear.  You should immediately see at least 3G showing and working flawless.

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Step 8. If you don’t get 4G LTE right away, simply reboot and so long as you have 4G LTE signals, you will also get 4G LTE on Sprint’s network.  That’s it!  Also SMS/MMS and calls should be working just fine on Sprint’s network.  And your phone should automatically use Sprint PRL so you don’t have to worry about that.  Enjoy!

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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.

Q: How can I thank you for your tutorial?
A: I don’t take donations but if you could PLEASE subscribe to my Zedomax YouTube channel, that would help me greatly and thank you!

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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8 Responses

  1. Justin says:

    Worked perfect! Thanks!

  2. GABRIEL says:

    I DOWNLOADED AND FLASCHED ECHOE ROM BUT I CANT SEND PICTURES? WHAT SHOULD I DO

  3. Austin says:

    Yes everything works great except I cannot send pictures that is the only issue. Help with this would be greatly appreciated. Very happy with verizon roms but would like to be able to send pics

  4. jakhari says:

    Hey im loving this rom everything is working but only problem is ..I cant send pictures any solutions to this ? Please helpi would love to be able to send pictures

  5. lue says:

    I flashed the echoe ROM and if boots fine. But have no internet connection. I tried the APN settings, I verified the settings are correct multiple times and still nothing. Not even 3g wworks, its like its not recognizing the APN. I installed this on my sprint s4 using cwm (it is compatible). If some one knows a solution please respond.

  6. Eddie Alanis says:

    Does that means that with the Verizon rom the sim lock is gonna be removed? as you know Verizon does not lock the sim. so you can easily swap to a sim card carrier just changing the network settings.

  7. Jack Mills says:

    Everything is working except sending pictures but also the carrier name shows Mother for some reason besides Sprint or Verizon(I have tested with 2 different ROMs) any workaround?

  8. Jordan says:

    I have an Sprint S4 I installed this ROM .
    I cannot send SMS. it force close..
    Please, someone help me as soon as posible . I dont want to uninstall.
    At least I want to know if there is a fix or not so I can go to another ROM.

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