Samsung Galaxy S4 ROM combines TouchWiz and stock Android

Samsung Galaxy S4 ROM combines TouchWiz and stock Android
Several weeks ago, we told you about MoDaCo.SWITCH and its first release. Simply put, it was meant to allow HTC One users to have both stock Android and Sense-flavored ROMs onto their units, with the option to easily switch between the two UIs. Both ROMs could share the same data sets, meaning that any app installed with one of the ROMs active would be accessible when using the other, and vice versa. People liked the idea and soon they requested a MoDaCo.SWITCH release for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Well, the developers behind the project have now delivered the goods, albeit in a non-final form.

A beta version of MoDaCo.SWITCH is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S4 – the GSM-compatible GT-I9505 model, to be more specific. It can be downloaded for free and tested by anyone who is interested, free of charge or any obligation whatsoever. But since this release is still in beta, bugs are likely to be present so don't expect MoDaCo.SWITCH to work perfectly at this time. But after all, betas are to be tested so that glitches can be found and exterminated in a more timely manner. In case you're wondering, you may still obtain root access after flashing MoDaCo.SWITCH.

Lots more details about MoDaCo.SWITCH are available at the source link, including a how-to guide for installing it onto a compatible Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone. A demo of it in action can be seen in the video below.

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Galaxy S4
  • 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)



1. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

How i wish there's a dual boot, android and wp on my gs4 ;)

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I think every OEM should provide an option to turn off manufacture's skin.

2. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Just port the s4's camera app to a stock jb and am in. The only thing holding me back from ditching touchwiz is the camera app.

4. thegandalf

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

exactly! me either

9. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

There are a few other features in touchwiz that I'd miss.. like how the contacts are handled - swiping left to text, right to call. The dialer is much nicer than stock as well. Overall Samsung did a great job with touchwiz! I put a stock ROM on my Note 2 and had to go back to a touchwiz based ROM.

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

has he got a galaxy camera?? In the reflection of the screen look...

8. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

its a canon i had to look at my galaxy camera to make sure lmao

12. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

He meant the s4 camera app

6. ilia1986 unregistered

It would be better if a Touchwiz framework emulator was made so that stick TW apps could run on AOSP roms without hassle. I am running LS 2.9 4.2.2 on my I9300 but if there is one thing that I miss it's the stick samsung keyboard...

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This is nice to have both options, so that we can use whichever we want.

10. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011


11. ideal_josh

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

Google please ENFORCE this in KeyLime PIE

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