How to install LiquidSmooth v3.0 Beta Android 4.4.2 Kitkat on Galaxy S4 I9505

Posted Feb 12, 2014
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We have posted a guide which helped you install LiquidSmooth custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300. Today we are publishing an update, which will allow you to install LiquidSmooth v3.0 Beta Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S4 I9505. The ROM upgrade allows for smoother operation and adds new features 

Feature of LiquidSmooth v3.0 Beta Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

  1.  Linaro 4.9 GCC Toolchain
  2. O3 Strict-Aliasing & ISO C++11 Mode
  3. ARM Optimized String Handling Routines
  4. Linaro and Code Aurora Optimaztions
  5. Slims DPI on the fly
  6. Custom animation controls
  7. TRDS 3.0 (Liquid Blackout in settings)
  8. Active Display
  9. Slims QuickSettings
  10. Halo (Renamed to bubble in settings)
  11. Ram Bar
  12. T-Mobile Theme Engine
  13. Privacy Guard
  14. Built in SuperUser
  15. Working wifi Tethering
  16. Cell Broadcasts
  17. Slims Configurable Power Menu
  18. Slims Configurable Nav Bar
  19. Gamma Configuration support
  20. Custom animation controls (Listview)
  21. LockScreen Notifications

Disclaimer: This guide will be using ‘Odin’ as a tool to flash the official firmware on your Galaxy S4 I9505. During the process, you might lose all your existing installed apps and personal settings. It is therefore necessary for you to follow the guide carefully. Also, please, do mind that this tutorial is only for installing LiquidSmooth v3.0 Beta Android 4.4.2 Kitkat on Galaxy S4 I9505. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device.

 

 Prerequisites to Install  LiquidSmooth v3.0 Beta Android 4.4.2 Kitkat on Galaxy S4 I9505:

  1.  Download and install USB drivers for Galaxy S4 I9505
  2.  Enable USB debugging mode from developer menu.
  3.  You should have a custom recovery tool like TWRP or CWM installed on your device
  4.  Backup any important data before going forward for the tutorial.
  5.  Ensure that your Sony Xperia L carries more than 70% of charge.

 Download Files

  1. Download ROM File
  2. Download Google Apps (Gapps)

More ROMs for Galaxy S4 I9505

  1. Flash SlimKat Weekly 3.8 for Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE I9505
  2. Install FoxHound ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE I9505

More ROMs for Galaxy S4 I9505

  1. Flash SlimKat Weekly 3.8 for Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE I9505
  2. Install FoxHound ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE I9505
  3. “The Galaxy Project” ROM for Samsung Galaxy S3 4G I9305

How to install LiquidSmooth v3.0 Beta Android 4.4.2 Kitkat on Galaxy S4 I9505

  1. First step is to reboot your phone into Recovery mode, by pressing and holding down the Volume Up button, alongside Home and the Power button, until the screen flashes, release the three buttons then. After a few seconds of that, the phone will enter recovery mode
  2. Once in the recovery mode, take a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM. This is necessary, to enable you to recover your current ROM install, just in case the new ROM does not perform according to your liking. In order 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
  3. Once done, select wipe data/factory reset, select ‘Yes’ on the next screen to confirm your action. Wait for a few minutes until the phone wipes your data. Once complete, go back to CWM recovery menu and Wipe Cache Partition and then Wipe Dalvik Cache.
  4. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose a zip from SD card. That you copied earlier and select it by pressing the Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes. Install the said zip file on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
  5. Once, the phone finishes installing the ROM, you need to re-do step 7, but choose Gapps .zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  6. When GApps get installed, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot the phone
  7. That’s it

 

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