Carbon ROM for Galaxy S4! [GT-i9505/AT&T/T-Mobile/Canadian][Android 5.1.1]

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Carbon ROM has been around for a quite awhile, we’ve covered Carbon ROM since the Jelly Bean days and it’s back in full force with latest Android 5.1.1.

For those of you looking for fast performance and great customization options on the latest Android 5.1.1, definitely check out the latest Carbon ROM, available for GT-i9505, AT&T SGH-i337, Canadian SGH-i337M, and T-Mobile SGH-M919.  For AT&T, you must have unlocked bootloader to install this ROM.

You can find all of Carbon ROM’s customization options under CarbonROM Fibers in Settings where you will be able to fully tweak your status bar, hardware/soft buttons, interface, and more.  For navigation extras, you can use SlimPIE controls, Gesture Anywhere, App Circle Bar, and App bar.

Overall, Carbon ROM is an excellent choice for those of you looking for clean, pure Google custom ROM that’s not filled with Samsung TouchWiz bloatware.  If you want to enjoy the latest and great Android OS, Carbon ROM is definitely a great choice so definitely give this a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!  You can also try the Dirty Unicorns ROM, which is excellent.

Download:

Download Carbon ROM for Galaxy S4 (for all GT-i9505, AT&T SGH-i337, Canadian SGH-i337M, and T-Mobile SGH-M919)

Download Android 5.1 Gapps(DO NOT USE older Gapps, you will FC!!!)

*Note – For AT&T SGH-i337 or Verizon SCH-i545, you CANNOT USE SAFESTRAP, you must have CWM or TWRP recovery installed already!

Make sure you are using CWM v.6.0.4.3 or higher to install Android 5.0+ Lollipop ROMs! Also you can use TWRP v2.6.3.3 or higher.  You can update your CWM recovery using ROM Manager app on Play Store or TWRP Recovery using Goo Manager on Play Store.  If having trouble, you can update manually, see our CWM/TWRP Recovery for Galaxy S4.  For AT&T or Verizon with Loki, see How to Update with TWRP v2.8.4.0!

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, and reboot.  (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system.  For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)

(First time installing custom ROM? See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S4 first!)

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

Extra MODs:

Q&A:

Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!

Q: I have no Play Store!
A: Make sure you install Gapps zip file in TWRP or CWM Recovery!!!  Download link in this post above.

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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19 Responses

  1. Julian says:

    Thank you very much.

  2. Jason says:

    Hi there! Quickie: will CarbonROM work on the S4 i9595 international version as well?

  3. Julian says:

    Internet not working after installing this.
    Is there a quick fix?

    Thanks

  4. Julian says:

    Found it just above!

    Doh!

    Thanks

  5. Larry says:

    My recovery kept giving me an error when I tried to flash the ROM…

  6. Motasim Masood says:

    Some problem with 3G. not working 🙁 some one please solve this issue 🙁

  7. Mark says:

    Max,
    This rom doesn’t work on the T-Mobile SGH-M919. When I tried to flash this rom, is said it wasn’t created for this model.

  8. THUC SGH-M919 says:

    This rom doesn’t work on the T-Mobile SGH-M919

  9. THUC SGH-M919 says:

    This rom how to work on T-Mobile SGH-M919

  10. Matthew Gagnon says:

    THIS ROM IS ONLY MEANT FOR S4 I9505 (QUALCOMM EURO VARIANTS) DO NOT TRY TO FLASH IT ON ANY OTHER DEVICE IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! I WON’T BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT. ” It doen’t work on the i337m at all, so please update this.

  11. Duanepiche says:

    Thanks works on my Canadian i337m.

  12. arepis says:

    thanks i like it, my battery now slowly drain, not like before, but i got problem when using front camera, my camera got jammed.

  13. Cesar says:

    I have a I337 ATT i wanna install carbon rom but the camera work well? I tryin with many roms and the camera crahs

    • Raul says:

      Hi, I have Canadian i337m and recently flashed Cyanogenmod 12.1 following instructions from this site successfully. I now want to try this rom, however when i tried it gave an error saying that is not supported because I have i9something, which is what the cm 12.1 install changed. I have the latest twr, how do I get around this problem?

  14. Nathan says:

    Can’t get into dater APNs its says not available for this user…….. I’m in owner user ?????

  15. Ali says:

    I have mobile network problem I don’t have a service

  16. Steven says:

    error 7 on SGH-i337m

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