Update Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 to BAT ROM Android 4.4.2 KitKat – How to

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May 5, 2014

Based on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, BAT ROM is a new custom firmware to help you customize and modify your beautiful Samsung Galaxy S4. The custom firmware is packed with a ton of mods and tweaks and provides a smooth and stable experience.

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You can now Update Galaxy S4 i9500 to BAT ROM Android 4.4.2 KitKat; the ROM is very stable, fast, smooth, and packed with tons of features. Here are some of them:

BAT ROM Android 4.4.2 custom firmware details:

  • Call Recording
  • 4 Ways Reboot (Reboot, Recovery, Hotboot, Download)
  • Full Color/Transparency customization for Status bar and Notification drawer elements
  • Secure Samsung Keyboard
  • Option to keep “Add Call” button with Call recording menu
  • Disable Camera shutter sound (+Screen Capture)
  • Flashlight trough volume button UP
  • Skip Music with Volume buttons
  • Save Call Logs View
  • Enable Keyboard Symbols
  • Enable Hangouts Calls trough cellular
  • Enable Camera while calling
  • Unlimited and Customizable Multi-View support
  • Bypass Exchange Lock check
  • Notification Panel Customization
  • Long Home key behavior
  • Long Back key to kill App (+ white list)
  • Disable increasing ringtone
  • Messaging Tweaks (raise limits and conversion)
  • Disable Scrolling cache
  • Enable Full rotations
  • White Circle Battery
  • Removed Camera permission
  • Transparent Notifications panel
  • Customize Clock format and size
  • Customize Battery text helper size
  • Customize Quick Settings buttons number per row
  • White themed Quick Settings buttons
  • Collapse Quick Settings after toggle
  • 2 line formatted date on the panel header
  • Dark themed Multi-Window
  • Disable Boot sound
  • Customize Two line date header format
  • White/Black Email App background (Supported on some devices)
  • Transparent Quick Settings buttons background
  • Default hidden SMS logs
  • Add Call button to Logs and Contacts list
  • Disable Accounts icons on Contacts list
  • Customize Wifi AP Clients number
  • Disable Launcher page rotation
  • Add Exit button to browser
  • SMS Automatic input mode
  • Disable Call number formatting
  • Enable unlimited Contacts joining
  • Enable Gallery Rotation trough button
  • Set default Browser view to Desktop
  • Clean (removed …test.apk, useless Samsung apps, and some bloatware)
  • Battery / 3g / System / Streaming tweaks
  • Galaxy S5 apps
  • Knox Removed

Here are the prerequisites and step-by-step guide to Update Galaxy S4 i9500 to BAT ROM Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom firmware.

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Prerequisites to update Galaxy S4 i9500 to BAT ROM Android 4.4.2:

  • Backup any important data from your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 as a complete wipe will be required during the flashing process.
  • Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 must be rooted, unlocked and installed with a recovery tool like TWRP or CWM.
  • Your device must be charged to at least 60% of power.

Note: this tutorial is focused on Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500; kindly do not try this guide on other AndroidSamsung devices.

Update Galaxy S4 i9500 to BAT ROM Android 4.4.2 KitKat:

Required files: download BAT ROM Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom firmware for Galaxy S4 i9500 from here and save it on your computer. Do not extract the contents.

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  • Connect your Galaxy S4 to your computer using a USB cable and copy the zip file to your phone’s SD card.
  • Disconnect the USB cord and power off your Galaxy S4.
  • Boot it into recovery mode and perform a Nandroid backup of your current OS: Backup backup and restore on ClockworkMod recovery.
  • Wipe data task: from CWM recovery menu, select wipe data / factory reset and confirm the process.
  • From recovery menu, select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard. Locate the BAT ROM Android 4.4.2 custom firmware file and confirm the flashing process.
  • Return back to main recovery menu and reboot your Galaxy S4 I9500 into the new custom ROM. First boot takes a good 5 minutes so please be patient.

Congrats! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy S4 to BAT ROM Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom firmware.

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