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Looking for an advise to a "must changes" 4.4.2 ROM - as close as possible to stock?

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4th July 2014, 09:48 AM   |  #1  
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I want to upgrade my wife's S4 9500 WanamLite 4.3 rom
I'm looking for a "must changes" 4.4.2 ROM - as close as possible to stock ( don't like the completely modified roms )

Have some questions please - to whom that be willing to advise ...


1. which base is GR8 and recommended for stable/fast ? It is not a must - to upgrade to the last one.

2. I want to flash a stock + Odin base first >> and only then the new rom
where can I find 4.4.2 one

THX in advance




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4th July 2014, 11:02 AM   |  #2  
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I want to upgrade my wife's S4 9500 WanamLite 4.3 rom
I'm looking for a "must changes" 4.4.2 ROM - as close as possible to stock ( don't like the completely modified roms )

Have some questions please - to whom that be willing to advise ...


1. which base is GR8 and recommended for stable/fast ? It is not a must - to upgrade to the last one.

2. I want to flash a stock + Odin base first >> and only then the new rom
where can I find 4.4.2 one

THX in advance


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Pretty much all stock based firmwares are very stable, as stable as stock really. Theres not really a 'best' ROM as everyone has different needs/tastes/preferences/etc, but the below two ROMs are stock based. They are based on the latest firmwares and have optional mods, but you can chose if you want to mod it or leave it alone and it will be as close to stock as you can get.

You dont really have to flash a stock odin base first, although if you are on pre-knox bootloader you could flash a pre-knox 4.2.2 stock rooted ROM via Odin and create a nandroid backup, so you have a backup option, 'just in case'.

Purity ROM
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2454205

GoldenEye ROM
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2427629
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4th July 2014, 11:51 AM   |  #3  
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Pretty much all stock based firmwares are very stable, as stable as stock really. Theres not really a 'best' ROM as everyone has different needs/tastes/preferences/etc, but the below two ROMs are stock based. They are based on the latest firmwares and have optional mods, but you can chose if you want to mod it or leave it alone and it will be as close to stock as you can get.

You dont really have to flash a stock odin base first, although if you are on pre-knox bootloader you could flash a pre-knox 4.2.2 stock rooted ROM via Odin and create a nandroid backup, so you have a backup option, 'just in case'.

Purity ROM
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2454205

GoldenEye ROM
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2427629

THX M8

only that, the 2 options are i9505 ....and I need 9500 versions


about flashing the odin base first?
- after 4 years and many roms ( all samsung versions )
I came to the conclusion is the best stable / unbugged way

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THX M8

only that, the 2 options are i9505 ....and I need 9500 versions


about flashing the odin base first?
- after 4 years and many roms ( all samsung versions )
I came to the conclusion is the best stable / unbugged way

Sorry didnt see you have a I9500..

Perhaps someone else can advise?

If it works for you flashing the odin base first then go for it. The only reason I would advise not to is if you are on the old pre-knox boot loader and want to avoid Knox. I flashed a pre-rooted MGA firmware on my I9505 shortly after I got it and used stock rooted for a while, then tried GoldenEye, which is a stock based custom ROM. Im now on the latest version of GE which is based on 4.4.2 and dont have any issues.

I would recommend checking the I9500 dev section to see what ROMs are available, the below one looks like what you may be after. Stock based with add ons that are optional with an aroma based installer.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2662583
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Im suprised that a member that is that long around asks a best rom question.

You should know by now that there is no best/bugfree rom. Every thread that has these kind of questions gets closed.

Try it out for yourself which rom suits you. There are plenty of roms to chose from.
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