It’s time to update your Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE to latest and customized Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the help of custom firmware VanirAOSP. It’s really good idea to have a customized AOSP based ROM instead of having pure AOSP ROM. VanirAOSP is based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat and build using CM11 source. The key feature of VanirAOSP custom firmware are Halo 2.0, PIE, AppBar, freaking insane speed, custom toolchains, -O3, OptiPNG, bionic, krait, and dalvik performance commits, -fstrict-aliasing, custom CFLAGS, and more, a Vanir performance on/off toggle, UI mode switcher, Tablet statusbar split and Compiled with GCC 4.8. The official VanirAOSP custom ROM is now support Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE. You can download and install custom firmware VanirAOSP on your Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE. Since, Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE is capable enough to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat smoothly, VanirAOSP going to be a great experience for you. To learn how to flash this ROM, continue reading this guide to know how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based VanirAOSP custom ROM on Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE.
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.
As said already, this is a test build and you should expect some bugs in it. All bugs and issues expected to be fixed as development progress towards a better build.
This tutorial is only for Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE. 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.
1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.
3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]
4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE. [Guide].
5. Your device have latest CWM version 126.96.36.199 and up or TWRP 188.8.131.52 and up installed. [Guide]
6. Your device must be rooted.
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 VanirAOSP ROM on Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE.
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Congrats! Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware based custom ROM VanirAOSP is now installed and running on your Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE. [Note: Root is turned off by default in CM derived ROMs, you must enable developer settings first (tap the build number 8 times under about device), then enable root under Developer Settings]