Chaos ROM + KTweaker Kernel for Verizon Galaxy S4!


For this week’s Verizon Galaxy S4 ROM of the Week, check out Chaos ROM.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 NE2 Firmware, Chaos ROM brings you the latest firmware along with S5 features.  You can also install this ROM using SafeStrap or on older MDK bootloader.

During installation with AROMA graphical installer, you will be able to customize your own S5 apps you want to install including S5 launcher.  You will also get 5 additional custom themes including S5 theme, Dark Blue KitKat, Holo Grey KitKat, Xperia, and Honeycomb themes. (You can always re-install ROM without wipe to change apps/themes later of course.

There’s also quick pull-up jab in the S5 launcher and the modded S5 launcher is super fast so you can say good bye to lag.  Also, with KTweaker kernel, you will be able to overclock it to beasty 2.3Ghz! (But my recommendation is 2.16Ghz.)  And yes, WiFi tethering works out of the box.

Chaos ROM also comes with its own Chaos Control to customize your S5 further.  Some of my favorites include the floating multi-window where you can choose apps you want to launch in floating windows.  Also you will find plenty of great Xposed modules like Wanam Xposed, Gravity Box, AOSP Pull Down, Xposed Installer, and some more.  Make sure you install Xposed Framework using Xposed Installer and enable the modules first!

There’s more S5 features like S5 UI sounds, S5 boot animation, S5 fonts, and some more.  I know many of you have been waiting for much S5 stuff for your Verizon Galaxy S5 and that ROM is finally here, the Chaos ROM.


Download Chaos ROM for Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-i545

Download KTweaker Kernel for Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-i545 (Kernel is ONLY for non-SafeStrap users!)

No Gapps required (comes with it!)

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install kernel, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)


For MDK users, please update your CWM recovery to latest CWM Loki Recovery here FIRST!   And you have to install KTweaker kernel otherwise the ROM will NOT BOOT!

Download CWM Recovery v6.0.4.7 for Verizon MDK users, you can use your existing CWM recovery to install this recovery, then reboot recovery!

(First time installing custom ROM? See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S4 first!)

Credits – XDA, Kernel <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!


Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard?  See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!

Want Flash Player?  See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!

If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.

If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.

If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.

Need to run apps that check for root?  Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!


Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.

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22 Responses

  1. sdthiele says:

    So the Chaos ROM works great….except, I can’t turn on WiFi. It just flips right back off again. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Max Lee says:

      Hmmm wifi should be working, what bootloader are you on?

      • Daniel says:

        Hi , i have the same problem with a i545, i am on nc5 used safestrap to install the chaos rom and everything is perfect but the wifi wont turn on , would be great if u could help us with a fix

  2. sdthiele says:

    Love the ROM but I can’t get the WiFi to turn on. I have unlimited data so it’s not a big deal there, but j can’t print from my phone now which is upsetting as I need it all the time.

  3. Anthony says:

    Can this be done on NC5? I am having a hard time with booting into CWM on this version to be able to flash this rom

  4. Anthony says:

    I ended up using Safestrap. I was able to install it but the Clock kept crashing and the Wifi wouldn’t work.

    Trying to find start to end instructions seems impossible for this.

    Any ideas?

  5. Brandon says:

    Installed using safestrap, installed the kernel after the ROM, Phone boots but i get a never ending process has ended.

    • Brandon says:

      I have a Verizon s4 with 4.4.2, with NC5 build

      • Max Lee says:

        Sorry kernel is only for non-safestrap users. My mistake, I should have said it clearly.

        • Brandon says:

          So keeping the stock kernel and just flashing the ROM should have no issues? Any kernels you know that will work with SS?

          • Max Lee says:

            Not on Safestrap, Safestrap does not support custom kernels one of the reasons why I am moving away from Verizon/AT&T.

            If my answer helps, please subscribe to my YouTube channel here. thx!

  6. Wanda Lawrence says:

    Did anyone get a reason why the clock keeps crashing? This morning when my alarm was supposed to go off luckily i was awake. The screen lite up really bright but no noise or vibration etc. So it appears the alarm part of the clock does not work either. I used safestrap i believe version 3.72 and did not mess with any of the already checked selections for the ROM. Thanks in advance…

    • Wanda says:

      I killed my phone with Chaos, Soft Bricked it and it literally took me 24 hours to get it back to stock but in the end I

  7. kenny says:

    Rom is awesome. Have 2 issues.
    Phone calls keep force closing. Second when i updated by sim card through verizon ot kicked me off 4g service.
    I flashed through safestrap. I read after that KTweaker doesnt work on VZW phones using safestrap.
    Is their a way to get 4g to work again? Ive tried reflashing stock rom changing sim and updatang it. . Nothing works.
    Please help!!
    Thanks Kenny

  8. Joan Calderon says:

    Max, Is this ROM compatible with Sprint L720?

  9. kenney says:

    So just an update on the sim card for Verizon. If you are running Chaos do not dial *228. I grabed a new si and it has been been fine on 4g!!

    Quick question Max? So I also had flashed the kernal file through safestrap. Wifi doe not work. How do I go back to the stock Kernal so wifi will work?

    I really like Chaos and want to stay on it but I need wifi to work.

    Thans Kenny

  10. David Kautz says:

    installed Echoe on my S4 SCH-I545 everything works but no Wifi. When I check my about Device info Model number is changed to GT-i9505 is there a fix for Wifi

  11. rick says:

    Can I flash this ROM and kernel on a sprint s4 using your Verizon to sprint method?

  12. Chadwick says:

    I had the same problem with my verizon on nc5 when I clean flashed it to chaos I have no wifi.

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