Do you own the Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or the Sprint model of Samsung Galaxy S4? If you do, then I have important news for you: a new Android 5.1 Lollipop update has been released for your device. Of course, the update is not official and it isn’t rolled out by Samsung or by one of the up mentioned carrier. In fact, I am talking about a new custom ROM that is being developed by those of xda-developers.
The ROM is dubbed as the GamerROM firmware and it is an AOSP version of stock Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. So far the devs released compatible versions for the Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint models of the Samsung Galaxy S4, which means that you can start downloading your own Lollipop system.
The GamerROM runs without bugs as the users who have already tested it reported that there aren’t any software related problems issued by the custom ROM. Also, the Android 5.1 ROM comes with TouchWiz and without carrier bloatware, thus you will be enjoying a stable and smooth Lollipop experience – with GamerROM installed, your Galaxy S4 will run better and also faster. Moreover, GamerROM is based on CyanogenMod platform so many CM12.1 features will be now ported to your device.
If you want to update your Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 with this new Android 5.1 Lollipop software you have to download the proper GamerROM firmware file from xda-developers community webpage – you have the download links provided below. Do make sure you have a rooted device installed with a custom recovery image (such as CWM or TWRP recovery) as the custom ROM can be flashed only on these conditions.
Also, backup your data and make a Nandroid backup before adding Android 5.1 on your SGS4. Then, just flash the firmware through recovery mode – for further details you can use a general update tutorial (also, before doing anything else, read the risks and advantages implied by this custom operation).
So, there you have it; Android 5.1 Lollipop OS is available for your Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4, so what do you say, are you considering in flashing the GamerROM?