Insane KitKat ROM for Galaxy S4! [T-Mobile SGH-M919/Canadian/GT-i9505]

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For this week’s ROM of the week, also check out Insane KitKat ROM for Galaxy S4, available for T-mobile SGH-M919, Canadian, and GT-i9505 variants.

Based on latest T-Mobile Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, Insane KitKat ROM brings you a ton of fun customization through its AROMA installer and through various different Xposed modules, which you can also choose which ones to install. (You can watch the latter half of the video above for the AROMA installer choice.)

Insane KitKat ROM is brought to you by XDA user “The Sickness”, part of Deviant Development Team, who also launched the Wicked ROM.  Certainly, these guys can make some awesome “sick” ROMs that’s going to wow you with custom boot animations, themes, and more.

Insane KitKat ROM features KNOX and bloatware-free base along with performance enhancements to make your S4 perform faster with better battery life.  And yes, since it’s a T-Mobile ROM, you do get Wifi-Calling for those who absolutely cannot live without it. (And yes, if you insert a T-Mobile SIM into GT-i9505 or Canadian S4 with this ROM, you can actually use Wifi-Calling on non-T-Mobile phones too, did you know that?  It can come in handy when you are overseas and you want to make international calls at domestic rates.)

Insane KitKat ROM also comes with S5 features like S5 launcher (if you choose in AROMA installer), S5 togglers, and S5 apps like Calculator/WatchOn/Scrapbook.  You also have choice of some insanely cool system animations, there’s a bunch to choose from in AROMA installer,  (Try “Insane” or “Sickness” if you want something super sick and wild!)

For customizing your S4, Insane KitKat ROM includes some excellent choice of Xposed modules such as Wanam Xposed, Nottach Xposed, Tweakbox, XBlast, Ex Themer, and some more.

For camera, you do have option of adding CyanogenMod CM camera, Google camera, Moto X camera, or Lenovo camera along with the regular S4 camera.

For launcher, you can choose from 5×6 TouchWiz launcher, Apex/Nova, KitKat launcher, Windows 8 launcher, Xperia, S5 launcher, or stock S4 launcher.

Overall, Insane KitKat ROM is geared towards those of you who want to have a choice in being able to install your own features using a highly-detailed AROMA graphical installer.  If you want, you can even run it near stock-like simply by not installing any of these features.  But I really do like the themes and customization on it so definitely give this ROM a test drive over the week(end) and let me know what you think!

Download:

Download Insane KitKat ROM for Galaxy S4(for T-Mobile SGH-M919, GT-i9505, and Canadian S4)

Download T-Mobile NB4 Modem (install this using ODIN if you are having trouble with signal) (This should also be compatible with Canadian S4.)

Download GT-i9505 NC9 Modem (install this using ODIN if you are having trouble with signal)

You may not have to update the modem but if you are having signal problems after installing ROM, you probably need to update the modem.

Modem Installation Instructions:
To install modem, put your phone into ODIN download mode. Then use ODIN to flash the modem.  Select the “PDA” or “AP” slot then find the modem file ending in .tar.  Make sure to untick auto-reboot. Then when you see “PASS!” in ODIN, take the battery out and put it into Download mode again then flash the modem one more time. Then take the battery out and reboot manually.

To install, reboot into recovery, make a backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, and reboot.  For general installation tutorial, see our custom ROM installation guide.

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

Extras:

Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player)

DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere

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.

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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30 Responses

  1. jaziel remo says:

    do i need to install the gapps?

  2. jonathan says:

    Can this work with s4 i337m? On 4.4.2

  3. HR says:

    Hi Max,
    I have the T-Mobile S4 and for the Wifi tethering do you get charged by your courier?, and if there is way to avoid that.
    Thanks,
    HR

  4. Jeff says:

    After Wicked ROM as my daily driver since its release , this is my replacement ( used since posting ), My signal seems in the 2-3 bars only with 4G LT but I didnt have any reception issues so far, I didnt update the modem driver, mods are plentiful, overall I love it, Thanks Max.

  5. yR says:

    i m having a problem and that is, the phone reboots
    normaly for the first time after flashing this rom but when i restart
    the phone there is an error on top left that ( kernel is not seandroid
    enforce) and the phone just stuck on samsung galaxy s4, gt i 9505 logo
    screen
    pls help me on this
    regards
    yR

  6. John says:

    love this Rom on my GT I9505G NO problems at all and everything works!
    Download Insane KitKat ROM for Galaxy S4(for T-Mobile SGH-M919, GT-i9505, and Canadian S4)

  7. Hectormawel says:

    I tried to update the modem and it fails. I have a Samsung s4 Canadian version and after the Rom installation I don’t have data signal, just to make calls. Can anyone help?

  8. George says:

    Can I get rid of the WiFi calling error in the status bar?? I’m on o2 in the UK so it is of no use to me

  9. roscoe says:

    why i cant i use quick glance?

  10. aizel says:

    hi can anyone please help me,
    this rom is really really awesome, i had no problem falshing it but when my phone starts, it does not detect my sim card. ive reflash it several times and put different sim cards still it dont detect it. Ive followed every step. i dont know what ive done wrong

    btw im using GT-i9505
    and im from philippines my sim card is suncellular from phi.
    any help from you guys will be very very much appreciated
    thanks in advance

  11. koonley says:

    Hello, I use the gt-i9505, I flashed the rom and everything works fine except for the in-call audio. When I’m having a phone call I can’t hear anythng.
    What could be tHe problem?

  12. koonley says:

    Okay I figured it out the cause of the problem, I disabled a system app Ipservice.
    I just turned it back on and now I have audio.

  13. jimmytatz says:

    Does this insane rom come rooted..

  14. Kanwar says:

    aizel that is because u need toinstall the modem.. the one u have in the fone is not compatible with this ROM… so update ur modem. the link is on this site.

  15. Kanwar says:

    jimmytatz its not the rom which is rooted its the phone u need to root. Once the fone is rooted then u can install any rom.

  16. Hugor says:

    Great ROM. Canadian S4 from Fido on Wind now and everything just works. Very snappy makes me very happy 🙂

  17. yR says:

    I m having weak signal strength, m using this rom on gt i9505, do i hv to update the modem???
    But what if i have to come back to stock modem???
    Does updating modem have any cons????
    Plz rep

  18. Hugor says:

    One little thing that isn’t working is Google+ Auto Awesome, I guess it is disabled on T-Mobile S4’s?

    I have tried to rename some stuff in build.prop using an editor (don’t do it in a file manager, you will not be able to boot).
    Here is what I changed:
    ro.product.model=SGH-I337M
    ro.product.name=jfltevl
    ro.product.device=jfltecan

    Which had some strange effects on my phone, tbh. It seems now to need two attempts before it will boot, and I had to re-add my e-mail account. I saw someone on another forum said that it might take a couple days before it “takes” so I will just wait and post an update.

  19. jor says:

    whether app not working?

  20. parvez says:

    Hi I have s4 i9505 unlocked swc. Rom was good only one thing my phone model number was change from gt- i9505 to sgh-m919. Anyone who facing the same please help me how to change it back …

  21. Amin Hussain says:

    I have flashed saberslim kat 4.4.4 rom on my GT-i9505. Which i dont like,
    Can I flash this 4.4.2 rom now or am I stuck with 4.4.4?
    Please answer

  22. Prashant Patil says:

    I have used this rim in my Samsung Galaxy S4. This one is good but there is one problem. After flashing, my cell phone’s battery life has reduced to 2-3 hour only. Please let me know what the problem is or if I might have done something wrong while installing.
    Thank you.

  23. mrdreamers says:

    im on CarHDRom V.42 5.0.1 rom sgh-m919 NK2 modem t-mobile , will this work on my device?

  24. Derek says:

    i have a verizon s4 and would like to install hyperdrive with tmobile module. is this possible and where can I get the module?

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