Thanks to XDA developers, who released the new KitKat KangBang ROM for the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 users. Now T-Mobile Galaxy S4 user will enjoy the taste of Android Kitkat 4.4 ROM on their device with this new KangBang ROM. The ROM is based on the latest source code of Android 4.4 KitKat by Google. The ROM comes with lots of new features and subtle tweaks. This one is not the Official ROM from T-Mobile, but fully based on the Android KitKat 4.4. The ROM is under development stage, so you will see some bugs on the firmware. List of the bugs are IR Blaster Doesn’t Work and Rotation sometimes gets stuck (Exit app, and re-launch for now). Rest of other features are working fine on the ROM and most of the XDA users confirmed on the Forum.
If you want to try this ROM on your T-Mobile Galaxy S4, here is the complete guide which allows you to update your device with this new ROM. The Guide is only for the T-Mobile users, don’t try this guide on any other S4 devices. As we mention above this one is the Custom ROM, so you will lose the warranty of your device.
Pre-requisites and Requirements
a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update or rooting process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.
b) Once the backup files are saved on your device or on your desktop, Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.
c) Make sure that your T-Mobile Galaxy S4 battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.
d) Download the Latest T-Mobile Galaxy S4 drivers on your PC and install it to start the update process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to update T-Mobile S4. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
Install Android 4.4 KitKat KangBang ROM on T-Mobile Galaxy S4
Step 1. Download the Android 4.4 KitKat KangBang ROM here on your desktop. Don’t unzip the file.
Step 2. Connect you phone to the PC via USB cable and mode the downloaded ROM on your device SD card.
Step 3. Switch off your phone and Wait for 5 seconds. Reboot into recovery. To do this Hold Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key until you see blue text at the top left of the screen. Or read Our Guide How To Easily Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Device
Step 4. Now from the Recovery menu Select Wipe data/Factory reset and then select Yes.
Step 5. Now select Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard (Same File that you moved on your device on Step 2)
Step 6. Follow the on-screen instructions on your phone, once the updates process i finished on your device, GO back to the recovery main menu and reboot the phone by selecting the reboot system now option.
That’s all. Now you phone is running on the Android 4.4 KitKat KangBang ROM.