For this week’s Galaxy S4 ROM of the week, check out the latest Gummy ROM! (Available for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Canadian, GT-i9505, or any LTE-enabled S4.)
Based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Gummy ROM brings you a nice, clean interface along with the latest KitKat OS. Gummy ROM ships with its own Gummy Interface (sorta like AOKP ROM Control) where you can tweak/modify/customize all of your lockscreen, status bar, hardware keys, power menu, notification drawer, quick toggles, and lots more.
Definitely, Gummy ROM is one of the best AOSP KitKat ROMs “right now”, if you are looking for such a custom ROM, give this ROM a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download Gummy ROM for Galaxy S4 (For all LTE-enabled S4 such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Canadian, GT-i9505, etc…etc…)
Download Android 4.4.2 Gapps (DO NOT USE OLDER GAPPS!!!)
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)
Note: If you have SafeStrap, DO NOT INSTALL THIS ROM, it will not work.
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!