For those of you who want to root your AT&T SGH-i337 Galaxy S4, Verizon SCH-i545 Galaxy S4, or Galaxy S4 Active on Android 4.4.2, there’s finally a new root method that will root your S4. This root method also works on all Galaxy S4 models and does NOT trip Knox! Towelroot also works on many other Android devices including Galaxy S3, Note 2, and most Samsung Galaxy devices. Towelroot is very safe to try so give it a try even if you don’t have Galaxy S4. So, here’s how to do it, you do not need a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer! After rooting, y
Looking to revamp your Galaxy S4 with the latest and great Android OS? Tried TouchWiz Lollipop and disappointed? Well, if you are in town for the latest Android 5.1.1, you can grab the latest CM12.1 ROM for your Galaxy S4. For GT-i9505, T-Mobile SGH-M919, Verizon SCH-i545, and Canadian SGH-i337M, you will be able to enjoy the full Android 5.1.1 CM12.1 ROM. For AT&T and Sprint S4, you can try the CM12.1 with Android 5.1 ROM as fully-compatible Android 5.1.1 version is not out yet (but still almost identical). For GT-i9500, try Click Here to Read Full Article
This tutorial is for those of you with Loki’d unlocked bootloader on the AT&T SGH-i337 or Verizon SCH-i545, DO NOT FOLLOW THIS GUIDE IF YOU HAVE ANDROID 4.3 OR HIGHER ON AT&T OR VERIZON. If you already have CWM or TWRP recovery installed, that means you can follow this guide. If you have Safestrap recovery, that means your phone is on the locked bootloader so DO NOT FOLLOW THIS GUIDE! If you want to install latest Lollipop AOSP ROMs like CM12 or CM12.1, you will need to upgrade your recovery to latest TWRP recovery, I recommend TWRP v188.8.131.52, which I have tested is
For those of you who have been waiting for Android 5.0.1 Lollipop stock firmwares for the GT-i9500 international Galaxy S4, there are several available now, listed on our Galaxy S4 stock firmware page at bottom. If your country isn’t listed, you can also cross-country flash (install other country firmware) so long as you have same GT-i9500 model number. Also, rooting has not changed, you can use our origina
For this week’s Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 ROM of the Week, check out the latest Euphoria OS ROM. Based on latest Android 5.1.1, the Euphoria OS ROM allow you to enjoy the best of latest Android 5.1.1, which comes with added stability, fast performance, and great battery life. The ROM itself is faster than any other custom ROM I’ve tried so far as far as the UI and how fast apps run without any overclocking. You can really feel the difference when running Android 5.1.1. Other nifty feature include unlocked tethering, long-press back button to kill apps, built-i
Surprisingly, Samsung has update the Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 with latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop stock firmware. Although their usual software support stops at around 2 years or so it seems has Samsung has decided to lengthen the updates a bit more. Currently the Android 5.0.1 TouchWiz Lollipop stock firmwares are available for many international Galaxy S4 with GT-i9505, mostly in the European countries. You can download all GT-i9505 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop stock firmwares here. This means that Lolli
For those of you with a Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4, you are in luck this week as the GPE (Google Play Edition) 5.0.1 Lollipop ROM is available. This will work on the GT-i9505, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and Canadian models. For AT&T and Verizon S4, you do need to have loki’d device, if you have CWM or TWRP installed you are good to go (but DOES NOT WORK WITH SAFESTRAP!!!). This is also a custom version by XDA user Danvdh, who is an excellent ROM developer who has been making many ROMs for the last few years. Inside you will find everything you would f
For those of you wondering and waiting when Android 5.0 Lollipop will be here for the Galaxy S4, we have good news, it is already available! The bad news? It is still in beta, that means developers are still working out kinks. For GT-i9500 users, this means everything working except 3G data, NFC, and camera. For users with Qualcomm-based LTE S4 (like GT-i9505, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, Cricket, MetroPCS), everything works except NFC and camera. Still not a bad deal given that you can try most of Android 5.0 Lollipop features and the UI is
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!
For those of you who envy Galaxy S5 owners, did you know that you can get many of the Galaxy S5 features on your Galaxy S4 by rooting and installing custom ROMs? Currently, there’s actually a slew of custom ROMs that’s been ported straight from Galaxy S5 and they will make your Galaxy S4 have S5 features like Ultra Power Saving Mode, S5 apps, S5 lockscreen, S5 launcher, and more. If you are not sure about which custom ROM to install, I do have a couple recommendations.