Install Jelly Bean 4.3 AOSP custom ROM on Galaxy S4 I9500

AOSP custom ROM is tailored on your Galaxy S4 I9500. As such, if you install it on your smartphone, your list of features will have Android 4.3 OS among its main attractions. There’s nothing to worry about this tool, because you won’t be bugged by problems if you go with it.

What you will only be “bugged” with will be this firmware’s grand possibilities. Like an assorted list of AOSP wallpapers, stability, Jelly Bean 4.3 sounds, AOSP system apps, no bugs and bloatware to speak of and so on. The latter will help your phone’s battery last way longer than it normally does.

Requirements

The phone we meant this guide for should abide by the following pre-requisites:

  • it should be rooted;
  • it should feature TWRP or CWM recovery;
  • it should have its data saved via multiple backups;
  • it should have its battery fully charged;
  • USB Debugging should be turned on;
  • all security programs should be disabled;
  • your laptop should also have its own security software turned off;
  • your notebook or PC should have the AOSP Jelly Bean 4.3 custom ROM downloaded (file name: I9500-XWUBMG1-AOSPortv2-b11.zip) and installed on it (but you need to leave it unzipped);
  • your phone should have USB Drivers fit for it on your laptop.

Before updating the Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, we should indicate the following: this process shall wipe the warranty of your device. But this shouldn’t deter you from upgrading your phone: the warranty is easy to retrieve by either updating the phone with Android software (official one) or by downgrading your handset to stock Android Jelly Bean.Samsung-Galaxy-S4-I9500

Instructions

  1. Once each and every one of the necessary requirements are followed, you can start the update of your smartphone. With this task: plug the phone to the notebook with the help of the handset’s proprietary USB cord, then move the update package to the SD card root of the Galaxy S4 I9500 and after that make sure to disconnect the phone from your laptop.
  2. After the phone is powered off, boot it in Recovery Mode (the instructions are here). From there, you will have to wipe the phone’s system by opting for these: Factory Reset/Wipe Data, Wipe Cache Partition and, last but not least, Wipe Dalvik Cache (which will open after you choose Advance).
  3. Once the system has had its data erased, you need to go back to the Recovery Menu of your phone. There, look for and choose the following two options: Install zip from SD card and Choose zip from SD card.
  4. The AOSP custom ROM will need to be installed on your handset afterwards, so first choose it and then confirm the process. After you are done waiting for a few minutes, your task will have to go like this: go back, again, to the Recovery Menu.
  5. Restart the device by way of the following action: opt for the phone’s restarting key. You will now be allowed to rest a bit while you wait for the upgrade to near its end. Then look for the upgrade file inside your handset’s “About phone“.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: When your phone remains in a boot loop, you should do this: reboot it into the Recovery Mode a second time, choose Factory Reset/Wipe Data and then Wipe Cache Partition; then restart your S4 I9500. The previous problem will then be gone.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu