Flash SOKP Android 4.4.4 KitKat Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500

Shaikh Rafia
Posted 2 years ago

Now available for Samsung Galaxy S4, SOKP Android 4.4.4 KitKat custom firmware gives the best multitasking performance with speed on your device. It is packed with all the KitKat goodness and provides an excellent audio / video quality along with an extensive level of customization. Here is how to update Galaxy S4 i9500 to SOKP 4.4.4 KitKat.update Galaxy S4 i9500 to SOKP 4.4.4

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SOKP Android 4.4.4 KitKat details:

  • Customizable clock and date Including Seconds with custom colors.
  • Customizable Battery icon with custom colors.
  • Status bar Notification Counts.
  • Double Tap To sleep option in status bar.
  • Status bar Network Speed.
  • Status bar Breathing Notification icons for SMS ,Missed Cal ,Voice mail.
  • Quick Pull-down & Auto Close Panel
  • Open quick settings tiles in floating window
  • Flip Tiles
  • Customizable quick settings styles no of tiles per row and custom colors
  • More Than 35 Select able Tiles
  • 6 Dynamic Tiles
  • Customizable Notification backgrounds with custom colors and transparency.
  • Notification panel Auto Close Behavior & Smart Pull down
  • Brightness Slider
  • Custom Carrier label with option to hide carrier label.
  • Option to display wifi network name
  • Swipe to switch Detection
  • Customizable quick access Ribbon
  • Notification Reminder.
  • Notification shortcuts.
  • Customizable power menu with Screen shot,screen record, On-The-Go-Mode
  • customizable Illumination buttons time out
  • Power Button to end cal
  • Customizable device wakeup with home, volume buttons
  • Customizable long press action and Double tap action
  • Option to reorient volume button when screen rotates
  • Keyboard cursor control
  • Playback control with volume button when screen id off
  • Clear all Button with custom positions in Recents Panel
  • Slim Recents with customizable app size ,expended mode and topmost task options
  • Option to Switch Between Slim Recents and AOSP Recents.
  • Customizable Ram Bar
  • Gesture Lock Scren
  • Lock screen Themes custom lock handle Icon and custom colors
  • Battery Around Unlock ring
  • Lock Screen battery status
  • Customizable lock screen slider shortcuts
  • Customizable lock screen button actions
  • Glowpad double tap gesture
  • lock screen Blur
  • Custom Lock screen widgets
  • Indenticons
  • Customizable Smooth progress-bar
  • Sound Packs
  • LCD Density changer
  • Suspend Actions
  • Screen Recorder with Record able audio from microphone
  • Wake Lock Blocker
  • System Application Remover
  • GPS optimizer
  • Gesture Anywhere customizable trigger position ,width and hight
  • App Bar
  • Customizable Ribbons
  • Customizable Navigation Bar and Navigation Rings
  • Application Circle Bar with option to launch applications in floating window
  • PA Peek
  • Lock screen Notification with pocket mode
  • Active Display advanced Settings
  • Halo with Custom Colors
  • PA Hower
  • Heads UP
  • Driving Mode
  • CTR Animations
  • Toast Animations
  • Custom System Animations
  • IME Animations
  • List View animation with List view Interpolarors
  • Slim TRDS 3.0 with Automatic Theme Switching option on light condition change
  • New Cyanogen Mod Themes with customizable Styles,,Icons,fonts boot animation,sound packs,etc
  • Custom Profile switcher
  • Expanded Desktop (See Display Settings)
  • Customizable advanced Display with Scenario,night mode.
  • Enable disable Notification Light and Battery light
  • Screen Caster
  • Partition Info
  • Custom Volume Steps
  • Ascending Phone Ring Tones
  • Enable Disable Sound Option for camera Shutter ,Dock Insert Sound,Play sound when connected to Power source
  • Customizable Low Battery Warning
  • Search Option In Settings
  • Privacy Guard
  • Captions
  • Magnification Gesture( Triple Tap to zoom feature in system wide)
  • ADB over Networks
  • Mock Location and Mock SMS
  • Omin Performance Control and Omni switch
  • Dial Pad Key Padding
  • Slims Actions
  • Adoptive Back light
  • Cyanogen Mod Hexo Theme
  • Own Custom DTS Audio System with support of Audio Fx as a customizable equalizer which can be used for system wide sound control
  • Sony X-Reality Engine
  • Inbuilt Tweaks to Boost performance of Overall ROM

Prerequisites to update Galaxy S4 i9500 to SOKP 4.4.4 KitKat:

  • 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 Android & Samsung devices.

How to update Galaxy S4 i9500 to SOKP 4.4.4 KitKat:

Required files: download SOKP Android 4.4.4 KitKat custom firmware for Galaxy S4 i9500 from here and save it on your computer. Do not extract the contents. Once done, here are the steps to help you update Galaxy S4 i9500 to SOKP 4.4.4 KitKat custom firmware.

  • 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 SOKP Android 4.4.4 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! This was how to update Galaxy S4 to SOKP 4.4.4 KitKat custom firmware.

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