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Root [T-Mobile] S4 Google Edition rom

Atma

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This is the stock rom for the S4 Google Edition phone that went on sale yesterday.

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It is blazing fast. My LTE even works better. I also have about a gig, I think, more free space than on Samsung's stock rom.

If you want to try it,

Download rom
Download ktoonsez's kernel for TouchWiz
Download SuperSu for rooting

Put all 3 zip files on your sd card.

If you don't have a nandroid backup already, make one first.

Wipe everything (see this post if you have TWRP)
Install the rom. Don't reboot
Install the kernel.
Install SuperSU.
Wipe Cache and dalvik and reboot.

Have fun. :)
 
Looking at that screen, the fact that it says LTE and not 4G is different than AOSP. Normally you get E for EDGE, H for HSPA, and 4G for LTE. Minor, but different.


That may have something to do with the kernel I'm running, maybe? I don't think this is totally google stock. Photosphere isn't on here. Although the apk is supposed to work for it.
 
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Will this work on any other carrier? or just t-mobile? also i flashed just the Rom its self and it worked no need for the other two files.

In not sure. I know it works on the i9505. That's where this first started.

Yeah, I just saw someone else say they didn't have to flash a kernel. You're still rooted too?
 
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That may have something to do with the kernel I'm running, maybe? I don't think this is totally google stock. Photosphere isn't on here. Although the apk is supposed to work for it.
To expand on this, you are right as it is not completely AOSP, it still has some TW framework remaining as that is how the IR blaster still works, the TW camera may work also but I dont know if anyone has tried it. So not completely vanilla android, but its as close as youll get while keeping the IR blaster etc
 
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