Android 4.4.2 Stock ROM with Root for T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919!

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Android 4.4.2 stock firmware has been pushed out to non-rooted users in the last few weeks and for those of you who have not upgraded via OTA (over-the-air), you might actually be in a better position than those who did.

First, the Android 4.4.2 stock firmware update brings you an updated 4.4.2 bootloader, which may not allow you to downgrade to Jelly Bean custom ROMs.

That being said, you can still enjoy the best and latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware thanks to XDA user Fenny, who has crafted a CWM-flashable version you can use along with root.

This stock ROM with root will give you basically everything same as doing the OTA update and you get root so you don’t have to unroot.

I also found that this ROM can be installed on other S4 variants like GT-i9505, Canadian, or AT&T S4.  (If you want to use T-Mobile SIM on another S4 with Wifi-Calling, you could use this stock ROM.)

So, knock yourself out, just make a backup ROM of your current ROM, try out the new KitKat stock firmware.  If you don’t like it, just restore your old ROM.

Download:

Download Android 4.4.2 Stock ROM with Root for T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 (also can be installed on GT-i9505, AT&T S4, and Canadian) – Mirror @DownloadAndroidRom.com

Credits – Fenny @XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

Q&A:

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.

Extras:

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!

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46 Responses

  1. Jeremiah says:

    Thank you! Do you know of any SD card fixes that will allow you full control over it since this update takes that away?

    • JupMasterG says:

      You can edit the platform.xml file yourself and write in the write storage line manually….Or simply download the “SD Fix for KitKat” app from the playstore. Took two seconds and worked perfectly! had the same issue last couple days with the read/write situation and backing up apps using TitaniumBackup onto my external SD even though I could read/write to sd using a file manager. But this did the trick! Check it out.

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.sdfix

  2. rob barton says:

    Hey how do I get it to install from my phone I download it to my so card but it comes up with a error when trying to install. Any help would be appreciated.

  3. moe says:

    Hi max I’m trying to download the 4.4.2 stock rom fot t mobile but i cant download it says the page not availablenot available

  4. moe says:

    Hi max I’m trying to download the 4.4.2 stock rom fot t mobile but i cant download it says the page not available

  5. Chris says:

    Can you flash over stock 4.3 (rooted) without factory reset?

  6. Beto says:

    Hi Max, after having installed this ROM, my phone is disconnected from the mobile network at all times and I have to reconnect “Network operators”> “select automatically” or search for available networks. With the OMNI ROM did not have this problem.
    The baseband of my T-Mobile (M919) is the M919UVUAMDL and this ROM is based on the M919UVUFNB4, this fact will be relevant?

  7. Mas says:

    Does this ROM allow encryption that is required if you want to connect to Exchange server? Most of the custom ROMs I tried did not allow encryption.

    I understand if I want to install this ROM to AT&T S4, I also need to install a proper AT&T kernel. Do you know any AT&T kernel that works with this T-Mobile ROM?

    Thanks.

  8. A.C. says:

    After installing this ROM, the cell data connection has been degraded. Both dropping calls and poor reception. Any suggestions?

    • A.C. says:

      Flashed 4.4.2 Modem to the phone. That seems to have helped quite a bit.

      • David says:

        Hi,
        I’m kinda new to this. I’m having the same problem with degradation / poor cell quality. You mentioned that you flashed 4.4.2 Modem to this and this fixed the problem. Where do you get this and how do you do it? Is it done through Odin?

        Thanks
        David

        • A.C. says:

          http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2678774
          Good luck. I found that it was pretty easy.

          • David says:

            Thanks. I was able to do the 4.4.2 modem. You’re right it was easy. Now I’m trying to do the GPS file because it takes a long time before the icon stops flashing. I got the gps file (Google No SSL build) and tried to copy it to the /etc directory off the root, except I get a permission denied error message. My ES file explorer settings have the root explorer turned on, but I’m still getting the same message. Is it the ROM? It’s like the root (/) directory is not rooted. Not sure what I’m doing wrong.

            • Max Lee says:

              Make sure you enable write for /system.

              • David says:

                Thanks for the quick response. I went into ES file Explorer and held the system directory under root (/) until the check box appeared. I go into the properties and check the the boxes for “Write” for group and other. Basically all the read write and execute boxes are checked for the system directory . When I try to apply the changes, the application won’t let me apply the changes . It’s like the device doesn’t recognize me as an administrator. However, when I go into Device Administrators in Settings, I cannot see how to add me or make ES File Explorer an administrator.

                • Max Lee says:

                  You have rooted phone right?

                  • David says:

                    Yes, even went through the rooting process again just to make sure from the GalaxyS4Root site. Funny though because when I exit out of recovery, it states something to the effect that rooting might have been lost. Would you like to fix? and I always hit yes, but Titanium backup works. Last week, I edited a file changing a statement from true to false (Sorry can’t remember the name of it off the top of my head) because my wifi would not reconnect upon reboot. I had to connect and enter the password every time. Same ROM too. That’s what’s so puzzling. BTW thanks for your help.

                    • Max Lee says:

                      yeah i would just do a fresh reinstall of any rom and start over thats what i do like 5 times a day.

  9. A.C. says:

    Yes, it is flashed with odin. I found it in the xda forum. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2678774
    Good luck!

  10. Ony says:

    Nice Man!! How did you get all of the S2, S3, S4 and all of the Notes?
    Just Quirieus….

  11. Brian Hartman says:

    The ROM works very well. I’m only having two problems:

    1) I can’t set a PIN for my lock screen. If I go in and set a PIN, it’s respected when the screen times out, but if I reboot the phone, I’m back to the swipe method to unlock.

    2) I can’t download any OTA updates w/ the phone rooted, but Voodo OTA RootKeeper doesn’t work for the temporary unroot.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks! 🙂

  12. justin says:

    This is perfectly OK if Im OOB with 4.4.2?
    not worried about flashing other ROMS, just need to be?have root.

  13. edward says:

    Hey, i tried out this rom on the att s4 and it failed hard. Apps fc instantly. I can only get jellybean touchwhiz to work on this device and its been really frustrating. Any advice would mean a lot. Thank you.

  14. Rob says:

    Thank you for the footnote on how to solve the wifi issue! that was freaking me out. I have a few jrummy apps and support his amazing work! Thanks!

  15. Brandon says:

    My gps is not working. It keeps looking for my location and when I try to use navigation it keeps loading and loading my location, and also shows the wrong location as my location in Maps. Any help with that Google No SSL build? I’m a greenhorn at rooting/flashing roms and have only done it every so often. Just flashed this rom because my gummy rom I had previously lost its wifi capability, and would take a while to load gps location, sometimes didn’t work. And today it would not let any nongoogle app use data, even though I had a full LTE connection. Anyways, been wanting to go back to stock GS4, and glad root is out of the box, just hoping anyone can help me with the GPS issue, everything else is working smoothly

    • Brandon says:

      GPS issue fixed itself. Noticed that Google calendar did not install when flashed this rom and also will not download sure to error – 24. Not sure why our what causes this. Also my bars go from full to bone to full back and forth throughout the day at random, I believe this is because I didn’t flash the modem that others suggested earlier. It’s the modem necessary? And if anyone could help with Google calendar I’d appreciate it

  16. Dave says:

    Hey Max,

    I’m currently running stock rooted T-Mo ROM, having some run-time issues for the past 24 hours. Home button will wake up the phone, press & hold to shuffle between apps works. But single tap of home will not exit an app or take me back to home screen. I’ve tried reflashing the rooted T-Mo ROM, no luck.

    Going to try the WanamLite ROM. But i can’t seem to download over 4G directly on my S4, link to download redirects to the original ROM webpage. What gives?

  17. Jason L. says:

    Hi Max,
    I tried installing this rom using CWM and I’m getting this error: assert failed: package_extract_file(“boot.img”, “/tmp/boot.imp”)
    E: Error in /external_sd/Fenny-UVUFNB4-STOCK-ROOTEDv1.2.zip
    (status 7)
    Installation aborted.
    Please help. :/

    • Max Lee says:

      Any other error messages? Status 7 means you are using the wrong ROM for your phone model. You can fix is using this: http://highonandroid.com/android-roms/how-to-fix-status-7-error-with-cwm-recovery-on-rooted-android/

      • Jason L. says:

        No I did not get any other errors. I actually go the rom working now! It gave me that error everytime I tried installing it and i tried at least 5 times. After that I kinda gave up and turned my phone off for 10 mins and tried installing it again and it worked. 🙂 I only have 1 issue now and I don’t know if it is my phone or if it is the rom itself. Under mobile networks and network mode, I have set my phone to GSM only because if i leave it on LTE/WCDMA/GSM (auto connect), i have no reception when I lock my phone. I would only get reception when I unlock the phone which is kinda useless if i’m expecting a message or an important call. Is there any way to fix this? I don’t want to be stuck using a slow network when I want to browse the web

        • D says:

          I have this exact issue…… I only have reception if i have my mobile network set to GMS only.. If i switch it to LTE/WCDMA?GSM (auto connect i loose signal. If you find a solution please let me know…

  18. Jose R. Cristo says:

    Hi, i have a SGH-M919 and i upgraded from 4.3 to 4.4.2 official t-mobile rom, everything works fine, the problem is wifi, i research and many people suggest to install Build.prop editor an edit ro.securestorage.support, put the value to false, the problem start here, when i make and save the change the app suggest me to restart , when startup i open the app and ro.securestorage.support is again = true, don’t save the changes, any ideas?

  19. Rick E. says:

    New guy question. I bought an S4 GT-I9505 (International) Unlocked, v4.4.2, Baseband I9505XXUGNG8, Kernel v 3.4.0-2309103, and I HATE it. I rooted it and installed Philz Touch 6 and was careful about removing bloatware. Now the screen rotation doesn’t work and it has these random glitches that appear, making it unstable, and I’ve had enough of it. I want it to be like the M919. Is this the correct page for making that happen? Big fan of your site as well. Thanx. Rick

  20. Eric says:

    dont you need gapps installed?

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  23. Enrique says:

    WiFi not working. Not start

  24. Rick says:

    Hi Max. I’m a big fan of your site. Can you help me? I’ve got an S4 i9505. I’ve never been able to get the 4G / LTE to work. I’ve been content up till now with the H+ reception I’ve been getting. I’ve got T-Mobile. I’ve set the phone to LTE/WCDMA/GSM and still don’t get 4G/LTE. Can you answer these questions?

    1) I flashed a stripped down version of SGH-919 onto the phone, Fenny-UVUFNB4-STOCK-ROOTEDv1.2 . I didn’t like the Cyanogen Mod that came on it. Can that cause a problem, potentially?

    2) I used my old SIM card from my Galaxy S2 T-989. I simply cut it down to size. Can that possibly be the problem? When the SIM card was in my S2 I got 4G. I’m curious if unlocking the SIM will have any effect on my service. Maybe give me that 4G/LTE I’m looking for.

    3) Do I simply need to spring for a new SIM card?

    4) Do I need to change or update the modem.

    Thanks Rick

  25. Hey can you use Odin to download this to your phone I don’t know if mine got brick whenever I turn it on it go es to download mode

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