Install SmartDroid Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM on Galaxy S4 I9500

The best part of SmartDroid Custom ROM is that it is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and it has the distinction of Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Yes, it is true that developer tweaked it very well and added Samsung's TouchWiz launcher and stock IU / Look.

After installing the SmartDroid Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM on Galaxy i9500 S4 you will feel like you are using Samsung Note 3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat, it is stable and smooth. If you want to know how to install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean SmartDroid Custom ROM on Galaxy i9500 S4 then read our tutorial below. Before going to the tutorial, please make sure you back up all your data because the tutorial wipe your data.

Features of SmartDroid Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM

  •     ML1 based with NA1[4.4.2] parts from Galaxy note 3
  •     Lite as hell
  •     Stable and snappy!
  •     Deodexed
  •     BusyBox Added
  •     Rooted(v 1.89)
  •     Fully Optimized And Tweaked
  •     RAM Optimizations
  •     Speed Optimizations
  •     Bloat free(completely)
  •     Zipaligned
  •     Zipalign On Boot
  •     Init.d support
  •     sqlite3 support
  •     Disabled Boot Sound
  •     Faster GPS Lock
  •     Fluid UI
  •     GPU Rendering
  •     Build.prop Tweaks
  •     Init.d Script Tweaks
  •     Ram optimization
  •     Display ‘Sent’ time instead of ‘Receive’ time(In Sms)
  •     Disabled Low battery warning in Camera
  •     supercharged
  •     amazing battery life
  •     Increased Responsiveness
  •     Increased Performance
  •     Enabled entropy
  •     note 3 video player
  •     note 3 live wallpaper picker
  •     note 3 setup wizard
  •     note 3 wallpaper chooser
  •     themes themes themes!!!
  •     disabled journalism
  •     configured swappiness
  •     IPV4 tweaks
  •     perfect busybox mounts
  •     sdcard readahead values increased
  •     removed logging
  •     better lmk configuration
  •     cleaned data bases on boot
  •     improved touch response
  •     ultra compressed for smaller file!
  •     disabled settings cache for more RAM/speed
  •     permission script
  •     hypercharger launcher
  •     Improved Performance
  •     Improved battery
  •     Disabled scrolling cache
  •     Home button lag reduced
  •     ripple effect lib from N3
  •     ultra compressed apps
  •     better ripple effect renderer settings
  •     ADBlocking Host files
  •     3 way reboot menu
  •     long press menu to kill
  •     SmartDroid wallpaper
  •     added “about” settings rom info
  •     Ink effect
  •     blue NC toggles
  •     1% battery
  •     sense battery icons
  •     sense data icons
  •     xperia wifi icons
  •     charging animation
  •     Leaked N3 4.4.2 launcher
  •     left side clock
  •     better recording quality
  •     added unlimited multiwindow apps
  •     added all app compatibillity with multiwindow
  •     adam kernel
  •     aroma mods-
  •     root
  •     megabass beats
  •     aggression mod V3(by ricky310711)
  •     crossbreeder
  •     supercharger
  •     xrealty
  •     samsung tool(by ricky310711)
  •     bootsounds
  •     USB MTP


Disclaimer: This guide will be using ‘CWM recovery’ as a tool to flash the official firmware on your Galaxy S4 I9500. 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 SmartDroid Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM on Galaxy S4 I9500. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device.

Prerequisites to Install SmartDroid Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM on Galaxy S4 I9500:

  1.  Download and install USB drivers for Galaxy S4 I9500
  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 Galaxy S4 I9500 carries more than 70% of charge.

 Download Files

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

Other ROMS for Galaxy S4

  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 SmartDroid Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM on Galaxy S4 I9500

  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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