For this week’s custom ROM of the week for Sprint Galaxy S4, check out the latest MJA stock rooted Android 4.3 ROM. This is the official Android 4.3 Sprint firmware that Sprint pushed out and for those of you already rooted, you probably do not want to unroot and get this update as it will add Knox counter to your phone. If you don’t know what Knox counter is, it is basically like binary counter that Samsung has put on starting with new phones like Note 3 and Android 4.3. It may benefit just a few of you who are using your phone for business and need additional securi
For those of you who want to use your Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 as a GSM worldphone, you can get your unlock SIM code from Sprint.com. Now, sometimes even with that, your phone may not work correctly, here’s how to manually unlock SIM on your Sprint Galaxy S4 so you can use use phone when traveling abroad. *Note – Currently, this unlock method only supports carriers outside U.S., will not work AT&T or T-Mobile. But I should have an update when there’s a way to do that also. Before we begin, I suggest you to use a TouchWiz-based ROM or stock ROM for th
For those of you who have been waiting to install custom ROM on your Verizon Galaxy S4 with ME7 firmware or AT&T Galaxy S4 with MF3 firmware, there’s finally a new method using SafeStrap Recovery by XDA user Hashcode. SafeStrap Recovery is usually used on Motorola devices but it is now implemented on Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S4 to get around Verizon’s lock on the bootloader. First, you will need to root your Galaxy S4, so follow the Click Here to Read Full Article
For those of you who want root on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, here’s an easy way to do it. Before we begin, this root method is for the latest firmware ending in UCUAMF3 (check this under Settings->About device). If you have a newer firmware, this root method may or may not work (I have no way to tell since I don’t have a time machine.) but should be safe to do. To root your Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, simply download the APK file geohot.com/activeroot and install the app.
For those of you having trouble rooting your Sprint Galaxy S4 on latest MF9 firmware, there’s an easy way by using CF Root by XDA user ChainFire. Step 1. First, you will need to install either CWM or TWRP recovery. Follow a or b below: a. For installing CWM, follow steps 1 through 6 here. b. For installing TWRP, follow steps 1 through 9 here.
For those of you looking for root for Verizon Galaxy S4 on build VRUAME7, it is now available. UPDATE: This root method also has been verified to work with AT&T Galaxy S4 on MF3! It involves an external microSD card that must be formatted in exFat format (you can do this easily on Windows by right-clicking and selecting format, you should be able to choose exFat as for format type), download and unzip the script, then copy all the files to your microSD card. Click Here to Read Full Article
Some of you have e-mailed me about disassembling and assembling the Galaxy S4 Active, the water-proof S4. Well, I found out it’s fairly easy to do, in fact much easier than the regular Galaxy S4. Of course, the Galaxy S4 Active is IP67 device, meaning you do need to take some precautions while taking the phone apart. If you follow my tutorial, you will be able to do it easily without breaking the IP67 feature on your phone. Step 1. Take the battery,
For those of you who trying the Google Play Edition ROM with Android 4.3, we have some good news, you can now get full root on Android 4.3 thanks to ChainFire. Chainfire has posted a simple zip file you can flash in CWM/TWRP recovery to give you full root on Android 4.3. To root your Android 4.3, simply download the rooting zip file and flash in CWM or TWRP recovery as shown in video.
So if you’ve cracked your screen on a brand, new Galaxy S4 and feel miserable perhaps because you don’t even have insurance, there’s actually a way to replace the screen glass only. Now, for this to work, you must have a broken screen ONLY, if your digitizer is not working, this method will not work! To test this out, see if you notice any cracks in the digitizer layer under the glass layer. Also, check to see if your touchscreen is working. If you only notice cracks on the outer glass layer and also your touchscreen is working fine, you can use this
For those of you who just picked up a brand, new Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-i545, there’s a root method out now. Currently, Verizon Galaxy S4 bootloader is locked, meaning you cannot use CWM or TWRP root method. Also, the VRUAMDK kernel on the Verizon Galaxy S4 comes with SU-co*k-block which makes it hard to root. *UPDATE: There’s is a different root method for ME7, please see How to Root for Verizon Galaxy S4 on Build VRUAME7!