Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat Based CM 11 ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500

CyanogenMod team has released Android 4.4.4 KitKat based CM11 M10 custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 (non-LTE) model. The CyanogenMod 11 ROM brings several welcome tweaks and customization options to boost your phone’s performance.

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The new CM11 M10 custom ROM based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat will bring a new user experience on your Galaxy S4 GT-I9500. Heads Up notification, new theme engine, new UI and many personalization options will enhance your experience on your Galaxy S4. Below is the main changelog of CM11 M10:

– General bug fixes (many)
– Smart cover support
– Glove mode support
– Theme Engine for additional UI elements
– Soft reboot option
– Scramble pin feature
– Multi-SIM updates
– Bug reporter and crash log uploader
– Control NFC permissions
– ANT+ Support for various hardware
– Frameworks & Core Apps: CAF and other upstream updates

Installation Guide for CM11 M10 ROM on Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 (non-LTE)

Prerequisites

– For installing CyanogenMod 11on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, your device must be rooted and custom recovery such as CWM installed.

– Flashing custom ROM will void your device’s warranty and will not get future update from manufacturer. However, you can restore warranty by reinstalling stock ROM.

– This guide is for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 (non-LTE) international model only. Do Not flash this ROM on other models, as it will break your phone [To check your device model: Go to Settings -> About phone -> model number]

– As always, create a backup of all important data in your OnePlus One. Also, make a Nandroid back up of your device from recovery.

– Install USB drivers on your PC for your phone. Install Samsung Keis for driver.

– Finally make sure that your phone is fully charged.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Though we are putting our level best to provide this tutorial at its maximum perfection and accuracy, we can’t take responsibility for anything that goes wrong. This guide is intended for technically talented users only

Installation Guide:

1. Download CM11 M10 Custom ROM from here and Google Apps from here in to your PC.

2. Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) to PC via USB cable.

3. Transfer the downloaded CM11 M10 zip file and Gapps zip file into your phone’s SD card memory. [Do not paste the zip in any folder; paste them in the root of SD card]

4. Now, disconnect your phone from PC and turn it off. Then boot it into recovery mode by pressing ‘Volume up’, ‘Home’ and ‘Power’ buttons simultaneously.

5. From recovery mode, clear data by selecting ‘wipe data/factory reset’, clear cache by selecting ‘wipe cache partition’. Then go back to main CWM recovery screen, select ‘advanced’ and tap ‘wipe dalvik cache’.

6. Now, go back to main recovery screen and then tap ‘install zip from SD card’. Choose CM11 M10 zip file in SD card and precede the installation. Repeat the same step for flashing Gapps.

Once the installation completed, go back to the main recovery menu and select ‘reboot system now’ to reboot your phone. It will take a few minutes to complete the first booting process. (Via – CyanogenMod)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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