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For this week’s Verizon Galaxy S4 ROM of the week, check out the latest Android 4.3 MJ7.
This is ONLY for those of you who’ve rooted your Verizon S4 while on MD4 firmware, if you have ME7 or MJ7 rooted Verizon S4, this will NOT WORK!!!
Since Verizon has been locking down on root latestly with ME7 and MJ7 stock firmwares, MD4 users will lose their native CWM or TWRP by unrooting and installing the latest MJ7 stock firwmare. Our best advice to instead install a rooted Android 4.3 MJ7 ROM such as this one so you can keep your native CWM/TWRP and have the latest Android 4.3 MJ7 along with root and other goodies like busybox, init.d support, and overclocking support through Ktoonsez kernel.
With Android 4.3 MJ7, you will be able to experience the latest Android 4.3 on your Verizon S4, support for Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and load of other performance improvements.
If you want to try the stock, rooted Android 4.3 MJ7 on your rooted Verizon Galaxy S4, give this one a try this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
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!