For those of you looking for the fastest and smoothest AOSP ROM “right now” with latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat along with a TON of customization, look no more than the latest LiquidSmooth ROM. A multi-carrier custom ROM that can run on any LTE-enabled S4 with Snapdragon 600 processor (that means AT&T, T-Mobile, Canadian, Sprint, Verizon, and GT-i9505), LiquidSmooth ROM brings you another successfully release of their highly-optimized custom ROM for everyone to enjoy. The moment you install this ROM, you will see what being “liquid smooth” real
For those of you with GT-i9500 Galaxy S4, your long wait is over for Android 4.4 KitKat. Although there were many beta builds available since Android 4.4 KitKat came out, there hasn’t been one yet stable enough to run as daily driver. Well, CM11 ROM is still experimental but everything is working out of the box except video camcorder, wifi tether, and some issues with calls. That might be a deal breaker for some of you but the latest CM11 ROM packs Android 4.4.2 along with very zippy speeds and all the KitKat goodness baked in. It shouldn’t be too long
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 o
For those of you with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Canadian, or GT-i9505 Galaxy S4, check out Gummy ROM with Android 4.4 KitKat for this week. Based on latest Android 4.4 KitKat sources, Gummy ROM brings you one of the most complete Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROMs out there along with a good level of customization. First, Gummy ROM has camera, camcorder, WiFi, bluetooth, 4G LTE data, IR Blaster (use 3rd party IR remote apps on Play Store to control your TV), YouTube, video replay, and more working out of the box. Actually, I have not seen anything broke on thi
For this week’s Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 ROM of the week, check out MIUI ROM V5 Official. Xiaomi, the company behind MIUI ROMs, have announced their official support for the GT-i9500 Galaxy S4 last week and released the first official MIUI ROM for the S4. Currently, MIUI ROM is also available for other S4 variants (such as AT&T/T-Mobile/Canadian/GT-i9505) but those are not official while the official version is based on official Samsung firmware with Samsun
For this week’s Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 ROM of the week, check out Phoenix ROM with latest Android 4.3. Based on the latest MJ9 Samsung official firmware Android 4.3, Phoenix ROM brings you the best of latest Android 4.3 without all the stuff you need including Knox, which may interfere with your pure Android experience. For those of you who don’t know, Samsung has started adding Knox security feature on Android 4.3 firmwares, which means you get this useless security features you don’t need and will only annoy you when you use your phone.
For those of you early-adapters who need to get Android 4.4 KitKat ROM with root for your Galaxy S4, you can do it now thanks to CM11 (CyanogenMod 11) ROM. The latest CM11 ROM ships with Android 4.4 KitKat, bringing you pretty much everything from Android 4.4 plus some extra Cyanogen features. In my testing, the CM11 ROM does quite well and everything works out of the box although it’s still a “beta” custom ROM. Camera/camcorder works fine (which you can add PhotoSphere by swapping with Android 4.3 camera) along with 4G LTE/HSPA+/wifi/bluetooth, and I
For this week’s AT&T, T-Mobile, Canadian, and GT-i9505 ROM of the week, check out Echoe ROM. Based on the latest Android 4.3 leak for GT-i9505, Echoe ROM brings you the latest Android 4.3 TouchWiz to all AT&T, T-Mobile, Canadian, and GT-i9505 Galaxy S4 smartphones. (For T-Mobile, you will lose WiFi-calling, so if you absolutely need that stick with another T-Mobile based custom ROM.) With Android 4.3, you will get some performance/battery boost and if you do use a Galaxy Gear smartwatch, this ROM will make your Galaxy S4 fully capable to run Gear Manager
For this week’s Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 ROM of the week, check out The Legend ROM. Based on leaked Android 4.3 TouchWiz firmware, The Legend ROM brings you Android 4.3 with what’s coming new with GT-i9500 including added support for Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The Legend ROM must be installed with Perseus kernel, which is a good thing as Perseus kernel gives you ability to overclock your CPU, GPU, and even have great audio tweaking controls.
For this week’s Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 ROM of the week, check out latest version of CRASH ROM V8.2. Since last time we took a look at it, CRASH ROM has added more features, all the while making some great performance improvements and better battery life over its previous versions. CRASH ROM V8.2 now comes bundled with lots of ROM features like Fast Dormancy (can save battery life when turned on), CPU Spy, GPS Fix, AdFree, Battery Stats, and a ton of Xposed Fram