For this week’s Sprint Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out latest Sacs ROM with Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Based on the latest official Android 4.4.2 KitKat Sprint firmware, Sacs ROM aims to improve upon the stock experience with a modded launcher that’s been S5-styled and much faster over stock. Sacs ROM has been developed by XDA users Sac23, who has been making some excellent custom ROMs in the last few years that I have been following him. So, definitely you can’t go wrong with this ROM.
I’ve also tried the latest Sprint official Android 4.4.2 KitKat which is filled with Sprint bloatware and lacking serious speed. You won’t have to worry about any of that with the Sacs ROM.
Sacs ROM has also been outfitted with some excellent S5-styled mods like S5 Settings/Quick Toggle icons, S5 wallpapers, S5-styled overall UI, S5-style Accuweather widget, and some more. Other nifty extra apps include Samsung Milk music app, Multi-Window Manager App, AdAway app, and even 3Minit app for UI customization.
Other notable features include Call Recording, Lidroid Tweaks, Quad-view Multi-Window (YES, 4 windows!), and some more.
Overall, Sacs ROM is a great way to experience the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat TouchWiz firmware without all the bloatware so definitely give it a go if you are still on Jelly Bean and do let me know what you think!
Q:My wifi is not connecting!
A: Download and Install BuildProp Editor app from Play Store then change the line “ro.securestorage.support” value from “true” to “false” then reboot. That will fix the wifi issues.
Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player use with Dolphin browser)
DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere (if you want photosphere, but may force close so make a backup of your Gallery app using Titanium Backup app before installing! )
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.
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!