LiquidSmooth ROM for Galaxy S4!

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For this week’s Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out LiquidSmooth ROM.

Based on latest Android 4.4.4, the latest LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2 brings you the best in Android 4.4.4 along with slew of customization/features through its LiquidSmooth ROM settings.

The LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2 is available for the Qualcomm-based variants of Galaxy S4 (such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Canadian, Cricket, MetroPCS, and US Cellular) but cannot be installed if you are using SafeStrap recovery.  Also there is no LiquidSmooth ROM based on latest KitKat for GT-i9500 (sorry!).

LiquidSmooth ROM is an AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?) that will turn your Galaxy S4 into a pure Google Nexus device.  Of course, you will lose all inherent TouchWiz features such as Air Gestures, 64GB microSD card support (AOSP ROMs only support up to 32GB in FAT32 format usually) but for what you get in customization with LiquidSmooth ROM will certainly make up for it.  This isn’t for everyone of course but you get the idea and you can always backup your favorite TouchWiz ROM, try LiquidSmooth, then go back to your old ROM if you absolutely don’t like it much.

Overall, LiquidSmooth ROM will bring you up to speed on what Google is doing with the latest Android 4.4.4 along with different ways to make your Galaxy S4 better/smarter so definitely give this guy a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!

Download LiquidSmooth ROM

Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps (I recommend using micro as you get two cameras. (AOSP + Google Camera)

Download HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion Kit No Lockscreen (optional)

THIS ROM DOES NOT WORK WITH SAFESTRAP!!!

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.

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

Credits – LiquidSmooth, G+ Page, HighOnAndroid <— Please donate to LiquidSmooth Team if you like this ROM, thx!

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: My 64GB SD card does not work!
A: AOSP ROMs (What is AOSP?) do not support beyond 32GB of microSD external storage.

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.

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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18 Responses

  1. ricardo says:

    stuck on bootloop. pls help samsung galaxy s4 tmobile 4.4.4

  2. Mike Stettler says:

    I’m running liquid smooth on my sph-l720 Sprint. I can’t get the status bar to stay on the whole time. It disappears after 30 seconds, and I’d like it to stay on. Is there a setting I’m missing?

  3. Jeff says:

    Hey Max, I downloaded once and installed 4 times and some error came out ” com.android.phone ” has stopped, downloaded it again and installed ( x 3 ) with the same result on GS4 , any ideas?

    • dan says:

      could be a problem with the kernel you’re using… I tried to flash this ROM last night using a stock kernel… I had the same problem you report having… Tried it again after reformatting storage, cache, & dalvik… Then it booted fine but couldn’t connect to mobile data… On the search now for a good kernel for sprint gs4….

  4. CJ says:

    Q: My 64GB SD card does not work!
    A: AOSP ROMs (What is AOSP?) do not support beyond 32GB of microSD external storage.

    Well to get my 64gb card to work on my phone, I had to insert the sd card into my pc and format to NTFS. It worked fine after that.

  5. Oscar says:

    Hey guys, I’m having issues with my Bluetooth and data sometimes. I’ll sometimes lose data and get it back after a reset but that’s kind of annoying… the Bluetooth won’t connect automatically like it used to do it with my cars. I have to sometimes re sync everything for it to work. But that’s annoying too… any suggestions? Help is highly appreciated 🙂

  6. CB says:

    IM GETTING SAME ISSUES EVERYTHING KEEPS FORCE CLOSING FROM BOOT/ INCLUDING PHONE . …IVE FORMATTED AND RE INSTALLED 3 TIMES

  7. MH says:

    Is this rom assuming the device is rooted and bootloader is unlocked?

    As far as I know i337 bootloeader is very difficult to unlock, I tried this rom and indeed I got the “signature verification failed” message, likely means that the bootloader is locked and it wouldnt allow any custom rom to load. Did anyone successfully got this work?

  8. Jesse says:

    It’s a pain in the ass to try to read this page when random ads keep popping up in various places on the page.
    Galaxy S4, Boat Browser

  9. bob says:

    Want to put this on my att galaxy s4 do I have any worries also how do I do a complete backup of phone just in case

  10. Sara says:

    I keep getting phone error & I reflashed my modem plz help.

  11. joe says:

    Installed v3.2 to T-Mobile S4 and went without much issues. After using it for few days, the Home button long-press begins to act up, working intermittently. The bigger problem is with calling. A few times I’d call and… nothing… waited and waited… then it just disconnected. The receiver on the other end told me they heard me but I couldn’t hear them. No ringing, no sound. Nothing. If I restart the phone, it seems to work again.

    Any idea???

  12. Jonathan says:

    What is the issue with using safestrap to install this? Im on a Verizon sch-i545 and i was able to install hyperdrive using safestrap and it worked just fine.

    • Jonathan says:

      So, after a little research, I found the answer to my original question. Now, what I still would like to know is what would happen if I tried to install this in safestrap? I’m on ng6 so I’m stuck with the bootloader issue but I have removed Knox so can this potentially brick my phone?

  13. CJ says:

    AOSP ROMS DO WORK WITH 64GB CARD!!!! THEY HAVE TO BE FORMATTED TO NTFS TO WORK! Only problem, twrp doesn’t read NTFS.

    Did you ever try it Max Lee?

  14. Jake says:

    I installed this ROM some time ago and it isn’t letting me flash stock rom at all now. How do I fix this?

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