The latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat can now be installed on the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE using AOSB custom ROM. Here’s how to do it.
Now, users of the International LTE version of the Samsung (KRX:005935) Galaxy S4 with the model number GT-I9505 can update their devices to the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware with the help of a new Android Open Source Bam, or AOSB, custom ROM.
The AOSB custom ROM, based on Android 4.4.2 released by Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), is very stable and supports over-the-air updates among other key features. Users should note that, to flash the AOSB ROM, the handset must be rooted and have a custom Recovery, such as ClockworkMod recovery or TWRP recovery, installed.
Here are some of the key features included in the AOSB ROM:
- OTA Support
- HALO MODS
- Custom navigation ring
- Custom navigation bar
- Custom Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) animation
- Mobile network battery saver mode
- Advanced battery bar
- App sidebar
- Navigation bar with custom dimensions
- Screen video recording
- RAM bar with custom colors
For a complete list of features, click here
Things To Remember Before Installing
Users must have proper backup for their personal data on the handset as they will have to wipe out all previous data and apps before installing the AOSB custom ROM. The handset also should have at least 80 percent of battery power, and the computer to be used in the installation process must have the USB drivers for the device installed. In addition, the users also need to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled on their phone.
If the device gets stuck on booting during the installation process, users can perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik before rebooting the phone.
Note: International Business Times cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong. Users should proceed at their own risk.
Step 1: Download Android 4.4.2 AOSB ROM for the Galaxy S4 LTE.
Step 2: Connect the Galaxy S4 to PC via USB and copy the AOSB ROM to the root folder of your handset’s SD card without extracting.
Step 3: Disconnect USB and switch off the phone.
Step 4: Now, activate the Recovery Mode. To do this switch on the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together.
Step 5: Once you are in the Recovery Mode, selecting “wipe data/factory reset.” Use the Power button to select options. After that, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition.”
Step 6: Now wipe the dalvik cache as well. From CWM recovery, go to “Advanced Menu” and then select “wipe dalvik cache.”
Step 7: Go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from sdcard” and then select “choose zip from sdcard.”
Step 8: Use the Volume keys to navigate to the Android 4.4.2 ROM zip file copied to the SD card and select it using the Power button.
Step 9: Once the installation is complete, press the “+++Go back+++” button to go back to the main recovery menu and select “reboot system now.”
The Galaxy S4 will now reboot. Do not press any button during the booting period.
[Source: Team Android]