How to Convert Galaxy S4 into OnePlus One!

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If you haven’t heard, there’s a new phone out called OnePlus One.  It’s only $349 for the phone but to get it, you will need an invite, which is nearly impossible.  Well, OnePlus One phone runs a special version of CM11 ROM dubbed “CM11S”.

If you are tired of waiting for an invite or simply want to try out software on the OnePlus One, you can easily do it by installing CM11 ROM along with our HighOnAndroid OnePlus One conversion kit.  This will give you everything from OnePlus One including its lockscreen, Hexo theme, camera, Screencast app (screen recording with voice), and some more.  Everything except OnePlus One screen-off gestures work, making your Galaxy S4 converted into OnePlus One (as software goes).

Also CM11 ROM “Snapshot” M9 is out, which is very stable along with zippy performance and great battery life.  This is also a great combo you can try for this week so definitely check it out if you want to convert your Galaxy S4 into OnePlus One!

Note: DOES NOT WORK WITH SAFESTRAP RECOVERY!

Download:

Download CM11 ROM  (for all AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint/Verizon/Canadian/GT-i9505)  

Download CM11 ROM GT-i9500 (For GT-i9500 there are no snapshots but this one is an unofficial build but recommended.)

Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps [You can use Stock or Micro]

Download HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion Kit

Download CM11VolumeBoost (If you want to boost your speaker volume, install this after installing ROM and Gapps!) – Credits

Make sure you are using CWM v.6.0.4.3 or higher to install Android 4.4.2/4.4.3/4.4.4 KitKat 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.

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, install Conversion Kit, 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 – GT-i9500 @XDACyanogenMOD for awesome CM11 ROM!  The HighOnAndroid OnePlus  One Conversion kit also works on any Android smartphone or tablet running CM11 ROM, see How to Convert your Android Smartphone into OnePlus One!

Extras:

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 don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)

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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11 Responses

  1. Jason Mitchell says:

    Excellent Max! Super smooth, fast and am just waiting to see the battery stats. As far as I can tell so far everything is working straight out the box; wifi-tethering, bluetooth, etc. Your add-on is seemless also. Again, thanks for your work and stay ‘High on Android’, Jason.

  2. Rob Man says:

    Any chance this is has App2SD enabled for S4?

  3. d jones says:

    hey nice stuff there, but what i wanna know is, is there any way this converter will work on other aosp roms?????????? like lets say AICP rom? or its just cyanagoen based roms only

  4. Mike says:

    How you doing, Does WiFI calling work, with CM11 M9 with 1 Plus 1??
    Im on Tmobile M919 S4…
    Thinking about trying this out..but need to know if WiFi works and WiFi Calling..

    Thanks

    • Matt says:

      Wifi calling only works on roms based off STOCK firmware. All CM, AOSP, and other roms don’t have the Tmobile secret wifi calling code that people have been trying to port into other roms. I myself am dependent on Wifi calling, so I use a heavily modified rom based off stock. google xda developers insane kitkat m919 wifi calling and it should pop up in google. it sucks that there really is only one decent option for tmobile s4’s, but at least its a good choice

  5. Jason Mitchell says:

    I tried it, liked it but found that it soon became laggy. I’ve switched to the newest version of the dark Pacman ROM which had now fixed the Apps to SD issue. The first 4.4.4 ROM that provides this service out of the box. I’ve had no issues to speak of yet and am very happy with it.

  6. Jason Mitchell says:

    Max, the Pacman ROM is the only one I’ve tried that’s had the move app to SD card built in. Can you please make a video on your method for doing this on the ROMs that don’t support this feature cos I’m sure it is better than the link2sd method mentioned above.

  7. Ddevh Sharrma says:

    Im not able to install any ROM on my S4 I9500. Whenever I try to install, a message pops up saying that it cant install the zip file hence Installation aborted. Need help.

  8. Al says:

    Looking for a good rom with aps2sd Goldeneye-41 rom is the best I have used yet and very good battery life as well from XDA check it out

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