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 who need App2SD and call recording (today not tomorrow), there is a ROM called WanamLite you can flash now that does just that for GT-i9505, AT&T SGH-i337, T-Mobile SGH-M919, and Canadian SGH-i337M series. We featured WanamLite for GT-i9500 couple weeks back and now the developer Wanam has made a similar version for the GT-i9505. The latest WanamLite for GT-i9505 is built on the Click Here to Read Full Article
For those of you having trouble getting full root using CWM or TWRP root method on the GT-i9505, this is most likely caused by SetUID in the kernel. To fix this issue, you can install any custom kernel after installing CWM or TWRP. I do recommend installing Adam kernel by XDA user Wanam, as it’s stock-like yet should gives you better performance/battery life over stock. Download Adam Kernel for GT-i9505 (You can install this using CWM
Need call recording? Don’t like TouchWiz and bloatware? Want some UI customization? Need support for all languages? If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions, check out the FoxHound ROM for Galaxy S4! Based on GT-i9505 base, the FoxHound ROM can be installed on GT-i9505, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Canadian Galaxy S4 smartphones. (For T-Mobile, you will lose wifi-calling!)
If you are looking for a good TouchWiz Android 4.2.2 ROM with absence of Samsung bloatware and faster performance/longer battery life, definitely check out Wicked ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919. You can also install this ROM on GT-i9505, AT&T Galaxy S4 SGH-i337, or Canadian Galaxy S4 SGH-i337M. Some notable features on the Wicked ROM feature transparent multi-window flashbar (with all app support if you flash the all apps zip), custom boot animations, battery/network/performance/MMS tweaks, transparent weather widget, ad blocking, wifi-calling and some more.
In theory, since international LTE model GT-i9505 and T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 share the exact same hardware as AT&T Galaxy S4 SGH-i337, it should be possible to install GT-i9505/T-Mobile custom ROMs on your AT&T Galaxy S4. Well, I tried it today and it works just fine. You will need to install a custom kernel such as KTweaker kernel after installing ROM though to bypass the locked bootloader on your AT&T Galaxy S4. For Canadian SGH-i337M users, you don’t need to install a custom kernel, just install any GT-i9505/T-Mobile custom ROMs and they shoul
For those of you with Sprint SPH-L720 or GT-i9505 Galaxy S4, you are in luck as ported versions of AOKP ROM is available for each of your devices. If you don’t know what AOKP ROM is, it’s an AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?) along with added UI customization and more. Google has announced the launch of Galaxy S4 with pure Android OS, basically AOKP ROM is like that but with much more cool stuff.
CWM Recovery is now available for GT-i9505 users and TWRP Recovery 188.8.131.52 is here (with bugs fixed, now install/restore working flawless). You can check out the latest CWM/TWRP recoveries. And another good news? I got my brand, new GT-i9505 with a broken screen (the LCD would not power on) but I did swap the LCD from my AT&T S4 and works fine. (Yes, they are compatible except you do have to swap out the capacitive button d
TWRP Recovery is now available for GT-i9505, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and Canadian (Rogers, Telus, Bell)! Check out CWM/TWRP Recovery page! Also I know some of you were having trouble rooting the GT-i9505 using motochopper method. Now with TWRP recovery available, you can root your Galaxy S4 using TWRP Method. CWM/TWRP root method is recommended over motochopper as you will have to ability to install, backup,