CyanogenMod 11 Alpha brings KitKat to the Samsung Galaxy S4
0. phoneArena 24 Nov 2013, 15:53 posted on
Cyanogen may now be working towards releasing its own hardware with rumored partner Oppo, but that doesn't mean that development is going to stop as far as bringing the popular custom ROM to other devices. Since Android 4.4 has been released, that means it is time to start work on CyanogenMod 11, and today the first device getting in on the ROM is the Samsung Galaxy S4...
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1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)
My old T-Mobile S3 was rocking CM11 for nearly two weeks before I got my Note 3.
2. choklatwasted (Posts: 15; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
ive been running CM11 on my S4 for the last 7 days and its been 100% stable. not an official build but should be. only bug is the system wallpaper cropper
5. joseram695 (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 May 2012)
Hi ive been thinking of putting CM11 on my S4 from t-mobile and was wondering if I do that is it hard to remove it after if I dont want it? Ive never rooted a phone and am a little scared to do it but I might give it a try instead of waiting for samsung's forever updates.
6. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 121; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Its better to ask this question on xda..audience here is not that knowledgeable about custom rom and stuff...
BTW it is very easy to remove it..u ll flash an insecure kernel and a rom while installing CM.. u ll do the same process again to go back to ur default rom...
Its easy if u understand it correctly..actually very easy,,so go to xda,Galaxy s3 community..and don't be afraid to ask questions there..u probably wont need to,because ppl there have already explained it too many times with great detail..so use search functionality first and check the stickies.
7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Speak for yourself.
If you're new to rooting, I would hold off for awhile before pulling the trigger. Go to XDA, read as many threads as you can, the basics, and watch YouTube videos. Just make sure you always do a backup when rooting, flashing, or updating a ROM.
The perks of rooting are endless, but make sure you know what you're doing.
3. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
Those issues seem to be pretty big issues. I think I might wait on a later build.
4. tedkord (Posts: 5129; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
CM11 has been out on the S3 for probably two weeks now.