Install Android 4.4 KitKat on T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 via Omni ROM - How To Guide

The latest build of unofficial Omni ROM based on Android 4.4 KitKat is now available for T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919. After the rolled out of Android 4.4 KitKat for many Nexus devices, all device owner really willing to try it out when possible. T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 comes with quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 processor and 2GB RAM along with other cool hardware spec which make it capable to run Android 4.4 KitKat smoothly. You can now enjoy Android 4.4 KitKat on your T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 by flashing OmniROM. As said already, OmniROM is an Android 4.4 KitKat based ROM. By flashing this you not only enjoy Android 4.4 KitKat features but also bloatware free, customize and fast interface. Continue reading this guide to learn how to install Android 4.4 KitKat based Omni custom ROM on T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919.

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Some of the cool Android 4.4 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.

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

What's Working (things I have confirmed to FUNCTION AS INTENDED)


What I Haven't Tested Yet
What's Not Working

Warning!

This tutorial is only for T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919. 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 S4 SGH-M919 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 S4 SGH-M919. [Guide].

5. Your device have latest ClockworkMod Recovery 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 KitKat based OmniROM on T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. Omni Android 4.4 KitKat ROM For T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919 [Filename: omni-4.4-20131205-jfltetmo-HOMEMADE.zip]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: pa_gapps-full-4.4-20131102-signed.zip]

How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat based Omni ROM on T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919

  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 S4 SGH-M919.
  3. Now, boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button together until Samsung logo flash twice and then leave the button. You should see recovery menu soon. In recovery use Volume Keys to navigate between option and Power or Home 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 OmniROM 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 pa_gapps-full-4.4-20131102-signed.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 S4 SGH-M919 and boot up into rooted Android 4.4 KitKat ROM Omni
  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 KitKat firmware based custom ROM Omni is now installed and running on your T-Mobile Galaxy S4 SGH-M919. [source]

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