Best custom ROMs for the Samsung Galaxy S4
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 22, 2013, 9:32 AM
Installing a modified operating system on your handset isn't the cumbersome process it used to, especially with popular handsets like the Galaxy S4, but you do have to get your handset rooted and CWM recovery installed, so you can swap custom ROMs at will. This might void your warranty, put your device in limbo and so on, thus be careful, and follow the instructions in the links to the point.
We are rounding up some of the best custom ROM work currently available for the Galaxy S4 to help you choose if you have decided to go the way of the Android warrior, root and fix your handset with something nicer than the stock TouchWiz that has been dealt to you. Or, better yet, try them all and see what sticks with you. Any personal favorite?
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 19, 2013
Where is Cyanogenmod?!!!
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 9:55 AM 1
Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013
and again where is the custom rom for HTC, LG, SONY etc?? It's all about s4, I can't find any article here in PA that can help users of other OEM's...
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 10:34 AM 6
Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012
Just check out XDA. You'll get far better feed back if you're looking for custom roms. There's no real user experience feed back from these articles anyway. Just a generalized idea of what's out there.
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 11:25 AM 4
Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012
Word of advice, there is no "best" custom ROM... Every ROM is different and it's up to what the user wants in terms of design and functionality. Look all over XDA and you'll get the exact same answer.
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 9:56 AM 9
Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 25, 2012
Since my upgrade period just hit. Meaning if I get an S4 now it will not be rootable at this point since I am with AT@T. So for now I am in a holding pattern with My S2. Unless a new way is found to root the S4 I will not be getting one. So whats the point of a custom ROM if you cant install it. I will be checking out the Xphone or maybe the LG G2 if decide I really need all that power muahahahaha.
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 10:11 AM 0
Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013
P.A.C rom is the best
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 10:14 AM 1
Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013
if by best you mean laggy, unstable and full of uselss feature, i never understand why people would prefer custom roms designed by amatuers over stock roms created by hundreds of salaried professionals recruited from top-ranked engineer schools
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 1:49 PM 0
Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013
AOSP is unfortunately not available for the S4 I9500 international version :(
posted on Jul 22, 2013, 11:43 AM 0
Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 01, 2011
I use to think there is a best rom and then I started exploring other roms which look and feel different and that is when I realized they are all pretty cool. It is based on what you are looking for. I have the SGS3 and I have several backups of different roms and they all are awesome. Somebody asked why would you want a custom rom over a stock rom and that answer is easy. It is fun to flash roms and mods and with my experience I get more for my money. Those developers over on XDA and other places are great. They do it as a hobby but they are great people and I have made a few friends in the process. I have even learned how to do a few tricks on my own. I know most people just want to use there phone and not mess with it but I find it fun. To each there own I always say.
posted on Jul 25, 2013, 8:18 PM 0
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