Complete Guide to Install Custom ROMs on Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the latest flagship model from the Samsung Electronics with lot of new features and improvement. Day by day new firmware update are coming for the same. But if you have the rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 and looking for the way to Install Custom ROMs on Samsung Galaxy S4 all models. So today we come with the full and complete guide to install custom ROMs on Samsung Galaxy S4 [All Models]. The guide is so simple and doesn’t take so much time to install your favorite custom ROM on your rooted Samsung Galaxy S4. this guide will work on all rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 models, to do this you have to install custom recovery on your device, after that you can install the ROM on your device. Read our complete guide to Root and install Custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy S4 here and here.

Install Custom ROMs on Samsung Galaxy S4

Install Custom ROMs on Samsung Galaxy S4


Steps to Follow Before Installing a Custom ROM on Galaxy S4

a) Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is rooted and Custom recovery is installed on your device. Follow the above mention link to root and install custom recovery on your phone.

b) Do take the Full backup of your device, after installing the custom ROMs you will lose all your data. So First take the backup of all your applications, contacts, SMS, call logs on your device with this guide.

c) Make sure that your phone battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.

d) Also take the Backup of Phone EFS folder, which has all the information about your device like IMEI details and other. To take the backup of the EFS Folder use the Root File Manager app from Google play store and copy/paste the “efs” folder on your external SD Card or some other place. In case if you lost the EFS folder at the time of installing Custom ROM you can restore this folder easily.

After Following the above steps move on the below guide to Install Custom ROMs on Samsung Galaxy S4.

Steps to Install a Custom ROM on Galaxy S4

Step 1. Download the Custom ROM and Google Apps package on your desktop (Use Google Apps package only if you installing an AOSP, CM or AOKP based custom ROM. You need not flash Google Apps package on stock TouchWiz based ROMs). After that copy both the Files on your SD card of your device.

Step 2. Now turn off your device, after that boot up your device in to recovery mode. To do this, press and hold Volume Up+Home+Power buttons simultaneously till the screen turns up and you see Samsung Galaxy S IV logo blink for 2 times. Or read our guide How to start an Android Phone into Recovery Mode

Android Recovery Mode

Step 3. N ow first thing you have to do is take the backup of your phone’s current ROM. To do this select “Backup and Restore” from recovery and backup the ROM to external storage of your Galaxy S4.

Step 4. After that go back to the main menu of Recovery and wipe some files and cache on your device. Do these step from the recovery “wipe data/factory reset” “wipe cache partition” and then go to Advanced> “wipe dalvik cache” and “wipe battery stats” Mounts and storage> “format system”.

Step 5. Again go back to the main menu of recovery and select the “Install Zip from SD card” after that choose zip from sdcard” and select the ROM. First install the ROM and after that Google Apps package with the same way you install the ROM.

Step 6. After installing the ROM and Google Apps, go back to Main menu and then go to “advanced” and “wipe dalvik cache” again. Now in the end select “reboot system now” from the main menu.

Now the custom ROM is successfully installed on your Samsung Galaxy S4, if at the time of restart your device stuck on the Android logo or Android loop then follow this guide to come out of the Android loop.

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