Android 7.0.1 Nougat CM 14 ROM Galaxy S4
Galaxy S4 (GT i9505) has been left out of competition for the official Nougat update as suggested by Samsung in its recent update roadmap for Galaxy phones, while the active CyanogenMod team has just released the Android 7.0.1 Nougat CM 14 ROM Galaxy S4 (GT i9505) .
The CyanogenMod ROM is designed to increase performance and reliability higher stock firmware for your device. It can be installed and used without the need to flash any Google App package.
Check out the full list of operating as well as down features below as confirmed by a senior member of XDA Developers forum:
- The CyanogenMod14 ROM boots just fine without any hiccups.
- All the basic features such as calls, SMS, and data are reportedly running fine.
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Camera and Video Playback are confirmed to be working as expected.
- Native Camcorder is not working, but you can use the Google Camera app instead.
Excited users can install Android 7.0.1 Nougat CM 14 ROM Galaxy S4 (GT i9505) I9505 by following the step-by-step guide given below.
MOBFREAK tell readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device during or after the custom ROM installation. Users are cautioned to proceed at their own risk.
Downloads Required for Android 71 Nougat CM 14 ROM Galaxy S4 (GT i9505) :
- The steps given in this guide are meant for the international modification of Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) only. Verify handset model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone
- Ensure the phone has at least 80% battery charge to prevent sudden device shutdown (due to battery drain) while installing the ROM
- Back up data and settings using a supported custom recovery tool, like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the current phone setup. In Recovery, choose Backup and Restore and tap Backup
- Verify correct USB drivers for the phone are installed on the PC (download Galaxy S4 USB drivers)
- Enable USB Debugging mode via Settings > Developer Options (if working Android 4.0 or above) or Settings > Applications > Development (if running Android 2.3 or earlier)
- Confirm that the phone is rooted with custom recovery (TWRP or CWM) installed and its bootloader is unlocked
Steps to install Android 7.0.1 Nougat CM14 ROM Galaxy S4 i9505 :
Step 1 – Download Android 7.0.1 Nougat CM 14 ROM Galaxy S4 (GT i9505) on the PC.
Step 2 – Connect and mount the phone’s USB mass storage on PC with the USB cable.
Step 3 – Copy the downloaded CyanogenMod ROM zip file to the root directory on the phone’s SD card.
Step 4 – Power off the Smartphone and disconnect its USB cable from a computer.
Step 5 – Boot the device into Recovery Mode by pressing Volume up button, Home and Power buttons on your Smartphone.
Step 6 – Once the phone enters into CWM Recovery, make a full data wipe task by choosing Wipe Data/Factory Reset. Use the Volume keys to navigate between options and the Power button to select a choice in the Recovery Mode.
Step 7 – Then, perform Wipe Cache Partition and wait until the process ends.
Step 8 – Perform Wipe Dalvik Cache as well. To perform this, go to the ‘advanced’ option and then click Wipe Dalvik Cache. This will help in stopping boot loop issues or any boot ROM related errors during firmware installation.
Step 9 – Back to the main recovery menu and chooseInstall Zip from SD card.
Step 10 – Click Choose Zip fromSD card. Use volume keys to operate to the CyanogenMod ROM zip file that you copied earlier to your phone’s SD card and choose it by tapping the Power button. Make sure the ROM installation on the next screen and the installation process will start.
Note: Repeat again Step 9 and Step 10 to install Google Apps (Gapps) as well.
Step 11 – Once both the Gapps and ROM are installed, select “Go Back” and select Reboot System Now in the Recovery menu.
The phone will now reboot and the first boot may take approximately five minutes to complete. So, please be patient.
Your Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 is now operating the newest Android 7.0.1 Nougat CM 14 ROM Galaxy S4 (GT i9505). Go to Settings > About phone to verify the firmware version installed.