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[HOW TO] Install Goldfinger (AT&T ROM) Verizon S4

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5th October 2014, 09:59 PM   |  #1  
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I am no developer by any means, just a regular user that was determined to find a stable S5 ROM for my S4, after making the mistake of buying this locked down piece of crap! Anyway, after trying all the S5 ROMs developed for the Verizon variant and I was constantly running into problems with them. Systemui crashing, random reboots, etc. I came across a post on how to get AOSP running on safestrap and it gave me a idea.. Take a AT&T ROM, and replace the (at&t) apns-config.xml file inside the ROM with the (Verizon) apns-config.xml from a Verizon based ROM. So that's what I did, and it seemed to work, on any SafeStrap compatible ROM. But then I came across a Patch that seems to work just as well. And I came across Goldfinger ROM and Ive been running it for a week, with no problems!

UPDATE AS OF 10-06-14 THE ORIGINAL ROM HAS BEEN UPDATED. IR BLASTER BUG FIXED!

Bugs?
Some users report GPS issues, but ive never experienced it, but other users in the original thread have reported it. Test and let me know!

So in this thread, I will explain 2 different ways how to get the great Goldfinger ROM on your Verizon S4.

I TAKE NO CREDIT FOR ANY DEVELOPMENT POSTED. Im just typing the How-To guide!

First things first I want to Thank/Give Credit to everybody deserving it!
-@iB4STiD for developing this fantastic ROM!
-@jrkruse for the patch
- Chainfire for root
- @Surge1223 for modules and Modems
- Hashcode for Safestrap, making all this possible!

Downloads Needed:
- Goldfinger ROM thread with Download links:
- http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...posts-t2864506
- Patch thread with download links:
- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2674280
- Chainfire SuperSu Zip
- http://download.chainfire.eu/452/SuperSU/
- Surge1223 Modem and Modules:
- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2487298
- https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23486521113837640
-Signal bar fix:
- https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23501681358559322

After everything is downloaded and moved to your SD-Card:

First install process - Easier, but may not always work properly:
1. Flash GoldFinger ROM and choose your preferences in Aroma
2. Flash Patch
a. inside aroma choose Full install, add Verizon features and build.prop, and no kernel)
3. Flash Signal bar fix
3. SuperSu zip to get root back
4. Wi-Fi modules
5. Bootloader specific modem (optional, but highly recommended)

** If this install works and you get data, and sms, then great youre done! **
** After this install you will have the s4 phone and sms apps. If you would like to update to the S5 apps, there are a few ways to do that.
- Use this thread and follow install instructions as posted:
- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2676928



If the first method did not work for you, follow these instructions:
1. Download Goldfinger ROM to your PC
2. Download Verizon ROM (stock, echoe, hyperdrive, etc.)
3. Extract the Verizon ROM to wherever you like
4. Navigate to system > etc and find the file named "apns-config.xml"
5. Save the Verizon ROM apns-config.xml to your desktop
6. Now use 7zip, or a similar program and open the Goldfinger ROM
7. Navigate to system > etc and find the same apns-config.xml
8. Once you've located it, delete it.
9. Now, copy the "apns-config.xml" that you moved to your desktop, from your Verizon ROM, and place it in the same place that you deleted the old one from
10. After that, close out of 7zip and copy Goldfinger to your SD-Card
11. Now follow the normal install process posted above.

I hope everyone enjoys! If you like this ROM, please head over to the ROM thread and thank iB4STiD and let him know his work is appreciated!
Original Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...posts-t2864506
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6th October 2014, 05:21 PM   |  #2  
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Thanks for posting this. I always wondered if VZW users could download and use other carriers' ROMs.
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Thanks for posting this. I always wondered if VZW users could download and use other carriers' ROMs.

Welcome! Let me know how everything goes for you!
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i'm trying to jump ship from this phone but thanks for the write up, it'll help a lot of ppl still trying to use this phone
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Quote:
Originally Posted by luke24

I am no developer by any means, just a regular user that was determined to find a stable S5 ROM for my S4, after making the mistake of buying this locked down piece of crap! Anyway, after trying all the S5 ROMs developed for the Verizon variant and I was constantly running into problems with them. Systemui crashing, random reboots, etc. I came across a post on how to get AOSP running on safestrap and it gave me a idea.. Take a AT&T ROM, and replace the (at&t) apns-config.xml file inside the ROM with the (Verizon) apns-config.xml from a Verizon based ROM. So that's what I did, and it seemed to work, on any SafeStrap compatible ROM. But then I came across a Patch that seems to work just as well. And I came across Goldfinger ROM and Ive been running it for a week, with no problems!

Bugs?
Only one, IR blaster does not work. ROM bug!

So in this thread, I will explain 2 different ways how to get the great Goldfinger ROM on your Verizon S4.

I TAKE NO CREDIT FOR ANY DEVELOPMENT POSTED. Im just typing the How-To guide!

First things first I want to Thank/Give Credit to everybody deserving it!
-@iB4STiD for developing this fantastic ROM!
-@jrkruse for the patch
- Chainfire for root
- @Surge1223 for modules and Modems
- Hashcode for Safestrap, making all this possible!

Downloads Needed:
- Goldfinger ROM thread with Download links:
- http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...posts-t2864506
- Patch thread with download links:
- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2674280
- Chainfire SuperSu Zip
- http://download.chainfire.eu/452/SuperSU/
- Surge1223 Modem and Modules:
- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2487298
- https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23486521113837640

After everything is downloaded and moved to your SD-Card:

First install process - Easier, but may not always work properly:
1. Flash GoldFinger ROM and choose your preferences in Aroma
2. Flash Patch
a. inside aroma choose Full install, add Verizon features and build.prop, and no kernel)
3. SuperSu zip to get root back
4. Wi-Fi modules
5. Bootloader specific modem (optional, but highly recommended)

** If this install works and you get data, and sms, then great youre done! **
** After this install you will have the s4 phone and sms apps. If you would like to update to the S5 apps, there are a few ways to do that.
- Use this thread and follow install instructions as posted:
- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2676928



If the first method did not work for you, follow these instructions:
1. Download Goldfinger ROM to your PC
2. Download Verizon ROM (stock, echoe, hyperdrive, etc.)
3. Extract the Verizon ROM to wherever you like
4. Navigate to system > etc and find the file named "apns-config.xml"
5. Save the Verizon ROM apns-config.xml to your desktop
6. Now use 7zip, or a similar program and open the Goldfinger ROM
7. Navigate to system > etc and find the same apns-config.xml
8. Once you've located it, delete it.
9. Now, copy the "apns-config.xml" that you moved to your desktop, from your Verizon ROM, and place it in the same place that you deleted the old one from
10. After that, close out of 7zip and copy Goldfinger to your SD-Card
11. Now follow the normal install process posted above.

I hope everyone enjoys! If you like this ROM, please head over to the ROM thread and thank iB4STiD and let him know his work is appreciated!
Original Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...posts-t2864506

What patch should be used?
7th October 2014, 05:25 PM   |  #6  
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The international patch. I have the link in the downloads section
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The international patch. I have the link in the downloads section

Yes, but which of them?
7th October 2014, 07:07 PM   |  #8  
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Yes, but which of them?

Oh my bad haha.. Always use the latest one, V25.
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I tried this. I used the 2nd method, changing out the apns config.xml file. After flashing, it seemed like it was going work, but never took me to the setup page. It just kept churning, then a haptic response like it was ready to go, then churning again, over and over. I really think I did this right, but maybe not. I really want this to work!
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I tried this. I used the 2nd method, changing out the apns config.xml file. After flashing, it seemed like it was going work, but never took me to the setup page. It just kept churning, then a haptic response like it was ready to go, then churning again, over and over. I really think I did this right, but maybe not. I really want this to work!

Did you flash the patch as well?

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