Android 4.4.2 KitKat SlimKat ROM For T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V - How To

Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat now rolled out for various Nexus devices. However, as official firmware comes with almost no customization you most likely prefer to have a much customize build like SlimKat custom ROM. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat based SlimKat ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V is now available for download and installation. We yet to cover CM11 and Omni ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V but finally covering Android 4.4.2 KitKat based SlimKat ROM that offer you more space and memory while offer you handful of customization. If this sound interesting, then continue reading this guide to learn how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based SlimKat custom ROM on T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V.

This unofficial build is developed by daothanhduy1996. Few word of developer: “Since I changed the partition layout for more convenient to work on kitkat or future Android so I advise you to do a oneclick heimdall back to BML first.” Visit T959V Heimdall One-Click Collection or ROM support page for more info. 

Some of the cool Android 4.4.2 KitKat features that you will enjoy is Screen Recording, Tap to Pay (Google Wallet for everyone), NFC emulation for non nfc devices, 14% less memory usage, cloud printing from Gallery, Google Home is the new Launcher, Core System Processes Trimmed, apps are efficient and responsive on all devices, the all new 'procstats tool details' memory use, Full-screen Immersive mode, seamless change in resolution during media playback, Phone dialer got local business detection, redesigned Quickoffice and many more. 

Slim ROM Features:

Please note, this is an alpha build and you should expect some bugs in it. All bugs and issues expected to be fixed as development progress towards a better build.

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Warning!

This tutorial is only for T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.  

Pre Requisites:

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2.  Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V. [Guide].

5. Your device have latest CWM version 6.0.4.4 and up or TWRP 2.6.1 and up installed. [Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based SlimKat ROM on T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. SlimKat Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM For T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V [Filename: Slimkat-galaxys4gmtd-4.4.2-20131228.zip]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: Slim_AIO_gapps.4.4.1.beta.1.5.zip]

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based SlimKat ROM on T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V.
  3. Now, boot into ClockworkMod recovery by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons together until the Samsung logo comes up, leave all three buttons. You will see ClockworkMod recovery screen soon. Use Volume keys to browse between options in recovery while Power key to select an option. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Perform a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM that you can restore later if this new ROM not work or you want to go back into your previous ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  5. Now, perform data wiping task. To do so, select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm your action. Wait few minutes till the data wipe is complete. Now come back to CWM recovery main menu. Select wipe cache partition and after wiping process done, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping.
  6. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Now, locate the SlimKat ZIP file that you copied earlier in Step 1 and select it by pressing Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install _____.zip on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
  7. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 6 but choose the Slim_AIO_gapps.4.4.1.beta.1.5.zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  8. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot your T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V and boot up into rooted Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM SlimKat
  9. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Congrats! Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware based custom ROM SlimKat is now installed and running on your T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V. To have the Root privileges, Go to settings>about phone>then tap build number 7 times to enable the developer settings, once enabled, under root access, choose apps and adb and make sure the SElinus is permissive. [source]

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