Omni ROM Android 4.4.2 for Galaxy S4! [AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint/Verizon/GT-i9505/Canadian]

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For this week’s Galaxy S4 ROM of the week, check out Omni ROM with Android 4.4.2, available for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, GT-i9505, and Canadian Galaxy S4 users.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2, Omni ROM brings you the best and latest Android plus some customization you can do including screen recording, one of the major features of Omni ROM.  (You can already do it with screen recording apps but this one is integrated into the ROM.)  Of course, Android 4.3/4.3.1 custom ROMs still feature more customization than Android 4.4 KitKat ROMs and if you need a lot of customization, we suggest you to look for older 4.3 Jelly Bean ROMs.

Omni ROM now offers notification count, network speed indicator, and network activity indicator for customizing your status bar.  Also screenshot and screen recording can be enabled for your power menu.

There’s still a lot of work that’s being put into Omni ROM and this is probably the tip of the iceberg.   If you are looking for a good, stable Android 4.4.2 ROM, definitely check out Omni ROM as everything works out of the box and we should have some custom kernels coming soon so you can overclock.  So, check it out for this week(end) and do let me know what you think!

Download:

Download Omni ROM for Galaxy S4 AT&T SGH-i337/T-Mobile SGH-M919/GT-i9505/Canadian SGH-i337M

Download Omni ROM for Galaxy S4 Sprint SPH-L720

Download Omni ROM for Galaxy S4 Verizon SCH-i545

Download Android 4.4 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.)

You may have to use CWM 6.4.0.3 or higher for installing all Android 4.4 KitKat ROMs. (Also you can use TWRP v2.6.3.3 or higher)  If having trouble with installation, use ROM Manager to update or grab CWM Recovery ZIP here you can flash with your existing custom recovery. (No update needed for Loki recovery on ATT/Verizon, I was able to install fine.  Not sure on Safestrap, I am testing it right now should have results soon.)

Credits –  SprintVerizonGT-i9505 <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

Extras:

Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player use with Dolphin browser)

DownloadAndroid PhotoSphere (if you want photosphere, but may force close so make a backup of your Gallery app using Titanium Backup app before installing!  )

If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.

If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%. (Works fine on Android 4.4 tested on this ROM.)

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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70 Responses

  1. jaco says:

    i love this rom, its very fast and no lags at all. just one thing when i say “okay google” in my home screen it doent do anything. and i have google now actived

  2. J-kun says:

    Were you able to install it ok using safestrap?

  3. Beto says:

    Hi Max, que te parece esta, comparada con la Gummy ROM?

  4. Beto says:

    sorry … this is the correct….
    Hi Max, how about this, compared to the Gummy ROM?

  5. blaqueboy9 says:

    Is anyone else having trouble getting the hot word to work (OK GOOGLE)? everything else is working

  6. Jeff says:

    love it with the built in screen record, works on my TMO GS4, thanks MAX.

    • Robot says:

      I also have tmo but I keep having trouble installing the zip. I keep getting an error saying that the rom is not jfltmo or what ever the tmo is because this is the jltfxxx or whatever (gt-9505 int) how did you install this? Have you ever had this problem? Thank you

      • jeff says:

        it installed without a hitch, except battery life is kinda short, I installed the ROM then the gapps and reboot, using CWM. Try downloading the ROM again make sure its the right file size.
        Network works fine except not full 5 bars , no LTE indicator on mine and sometimes it goes ON and OFF and Wifi tends to sign out every now and then. Goodluck.

  7. oliver says:

    Does Safestrap work Max?

  8. WT says:

    Can you move app program to external SD card?

  9. josh says:

    Help I flashed omnirom now I have no root access not sure what to do I have a sprint galaxys4 sph-l720

  10. Gustavo says:

    Every time I plug in my headphones my phone reboots
    it’s not the headphones they worked with my last Roms except some versions of cm
    I have SGH-M919

  11. Jay says:

    I have galaxy s4 tmo-m919. This root does not have root. Therefore you must flash the SU apk from recovery. Then you will have root again. Also, no apps to SD on this Rom and the OK google hot word does not work still no matter what 4.4 gapps you flash. I assume this will be fixed on an update. Otherwise this is a nice clean Rom for kit Kat.

  12. Jay says:

    Correction to my last post. I meant to say this “Rom” does not come with root. Flash SU apk to get root access back.

  13. Beto says:

    So far, very stable, but I see that every day has new updates, the bad thing is that not only are small files, but it is almost all full ROM. I install it the day 12/18, and already downloaded updates the days 19, 20, 21 and 22.

  14. Rockwell says:

    Only problem i have is my service droppin in and out. When i setup the fone on first installation my fone calls a *22899 number to activate but it only says the process didnt complete. I have the sprint galaxy. What can i do to fix this issue?

  15. Matt says:

    Hi guys, im a little stuck here. My phone isnt booting into the rom, just gets stuck on the omni logo, and i cant get into cwm recovery either. any help please? Merry Christmas 🙂

    • Gikkam says:

      Any luck with this? I’m having the same issue here.

    • Sergio says:

      Try and switching off the auto-reboot option in odin and then pull the battery after it has flashed to exit download mode and boot it into cmw. now in cmw go to wipe data/factory reset and then flash the rom. this worked for me

  16. SS says:

    Trying how how to install Gear Manager for the Galaxy gear.. the Samsung Hub is missing and wont install

    • giusid says:

      same for me, samsung hub isn’t there . I tried to install with a samsung hub apk but it won’t install. Then I installed a Gear Manager apk and it’s not working with my gear :/

  17. Jay says:

    The gear manager and watch probably will not work on this Rom or any other aosp or cynogen mod Rom because they are not a touchwiz base Roms. You are better off using touchwiz roms like bobcat Rom. Have not seen kit Kat touchwiz rooms at this point. Hopefully one comes soon for all those with galaxy gear watch.

  18. Rafa says:

    Still no root access despite trying both the CWM and TWRP methods with this rom. Currently on the i9505. Any suggestions?

  19. Kyle says:

    Will Omni Rom work with MK2 At&t Galaxy s4??

  20. Leo says:

    Hey Max, I’m having a problem when I try to update it, it always gives me an error any idea what to do?

  21. Tim Tautges says:

    For AT&T with UCUEMK2, I tried omni-4.4.2-20140103-jflteatt-NIGHTLY.zip from xda-developers and it didn’t work; trying 20131218 from link above now.

  22. Jose roberto says:

    i have one question, GPS Works??

    thx

  23. bogdan says:

    hi, does this rom work on galaxy s4 active?

    • blaqueboy9 says:

      Have you flashed any ROMs on your galaxy s4 active? I just recently rooted my father in laws phone but haven’t found ROMs to flash.

    • blaqueboy9 says:

      Did you ever find out if you could flash this ROM on att active galaxy s4? And or any other Roms?

  24. leemonh says:

    No group play 🙁

  25. Emmanuel says:

    Is anybody else getting the “unable to mount internal storage” message on safestrap? I haven’t had any luck with any ROMs. I have the AT&T S4 on MK2 baseband. I tried hyperdrive ROM a little while ago and it worked, but now nothing is working I keep getting the “unable to mount internal storage” message whenever I try flashing any custom ROM. Help please.

  26. Nate says:

    I’m in a dreaded boot loop. I’m not getting custom recovery options, but getting Android’s instead. I only have options to:
    Reboot system now
    Apply update from ADB
    Apply update from external storage
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition
    apply update from cache

    The wipe options just bring me right back to the Samsung (Custom) boot screen. I can’t select anything in the apply update from external storage. Any help you can offer?

    Thanks

    • Nate says:

      I’m assuming that using apply update from adb is my best bet, but the fast boot program isn’t recognizing my phone. Fun stuff!

  27. blaqueboy9 says:

    Anyone having any luck getting the (OK Google) to work for the sprint GS4?

  28. Dwangs says:

    have not been able to root it after it automaticly updated to 4.3

  29. A Ritchie says:

    Hi
    Love this rom, really smooth, frequent updates (Although latest one wouldn’t install, 20140121) Updated to TRWP 2.6.3.0 works better than CWM. Only thing i have a problem with is , there are no air gestures, IE smart stay, smart pause etc. had a problem with tether but update sorted it. Cheers guys, this Rom’s much better than the 4.3 stock rom from samsung.

    • A Ritchie says:

      This root worked for me, CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505
      flash twrp with odin 1.85, just go to twrp web site.
      Install romtoolbox, uninstall all of knox’s products.
      Boot into recovery and flash Omni Rom.
      Flash the latest SU 1.86 and that should be it.

      Reposted incase the site removed web links.

  30. A Ritchie says:

    @ Dwangs

    this root worked for me

    http://download.chainfire.eu/316/CF-Root

    flash this with odin 1.85 f http://teamw.in/project/twrp2

    Then I installed Romtoolbox and uninstalled Knox.

    boot into recovery and install the rom, hope this helped.

  31. A Ritchie says:

    Forgot to say, you have to flash the latest su 1.86 through recovery to have root access, after you install omni rom, then that should be it.

  32. Boris says:

    I can’t install Gapps. Error says that ROM is wrong ( “this is only for 4.4.x android”). Please help me handle this issue. Regards

  33. Brian says:

    Hey, I just flased that rom on my i9505, and I like it, but I got a problem: After like taking a picture the camera stops working and says “can’t connect to camera” and I have to click ok. I have this problem until I reboot, then it begins again. Any assistance?

    • Sean says:

      I have the exact same problem. Its so annoying having to reboot the whole phone everytime. Anyone have any idea on how to fix this?

  34. Jeff says:

    This seems to work great aside from MASSIVE battery drain. from 100% to battery alarm in only 4 hours. It also won’t update for me. It goes to flash and then errors out and reboots. Anyone else having these issues?

  35. RANA says:

    Have you flashed any ROMs on your galaxy s4 active? I just recently rooted my father in laws phone but haven’t found ROMs to flash.

  36. Chops says:

    I’ve noticed that the messenger theme changer does not work. Anyone else experiencing this? I’m on galaxy s4 T-Mobile. If its just not there yet I understand. Thank you so much to the Dev. Can’t wait for the next update.

  37. Charlie says:

    I also get a call to *22899 when I first boot. Seems very odd. Things look great so far – all of the other 4.4 ROMs I was able to get installed were only partially working, whereas this feels much more finished across the board. We’ll see how it does jumping from cell tower to cell tower when I leave my house. There is something odd about the 3G / LTE connection.

  38. blaqueboy9 says:

    Has anyone been able to get the Google now “OK Google” feature to work on this rom and if so how?

  39. David Johnson says:

    Ok everything went fine during installation but after I restored apps using titanium backup pro its not letting me click the quick toggle guy on the top right corner of the pull down notification drawer

  40. sttonydamunsta says:

    okay so im having network issues with my sprint note2 running omni rom …please help

  41. Ferdin says:

    Any news on AT&T/VERIZON locked bootloader being UNLOCKED so we can flash CWM RECOVERY AND CUSTOM ROMS??? Any method to unlock them yet???

  42. harsh says:

    I have installed Omni 4.4.4. I got a problem in call ending. call ending feature is not working. any solution for this problem

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