Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,813,752 Members 39,564 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Need stable rom for wife

Tip us?
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 12
Posts: 453
Join Date: Nov 2006
Default Need stable rom for wife

I am going to be giving my S4 with MDL firmware to my wife. I want her to be able to have a most stable build and no issues. I am considering just flashing back to stock, but I just wanted to make sure I can keep MDL and not flash an upgraded version...or maybe she'd be happier with an updated stock rom, as she really will have no need for custom roms unless it was going to be a perfectly clean,stable interface.

Wondering what opinions anyone might have?

Thank you!

Sent from my M470BSA using Tapatalk
jd1639's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 3,367
Posts: 9,870
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Minnetonka, MN
I would flash the stock firmware root it and then freeze the updater.apk, don't remember the specific name, so you can retain mdl.

Sent from my Nexus 5
(Last edited by ted77usa; 23rd February 2014 at 03:30 AM.)
ted77usa's Avatar
Recognized Contributor / Themer
Thanks Meter 3,528
Posts: 2,273
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Fog City

@jd1639 @Dillsnik ATTSoftwareUpdate.Apk and FWUpgrade.Apk .... Freeze or Uninstall from Titanium BackUp

Swyped From MK2 Dark Venom Hybrid SS Edition
The Following User Says Thank You to ted77usa For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
SelfElevated2's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 256
Posts: 793
Join Date: Oct 2012
I would definitely suggest hyperdrive ROM. 100 percent stable no bugs. Loads of features snatched from the note 3
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 12
Posts: 453
Join Date: Nov 2006
Thank you for the advice!

I have flashed stock OS firmware file from here:

I am running it now and it is very smooth, but it feels a bit antiquated compared to what I used to run on here, and wonder if either there is a more recent firmware version I should be running, or there is a debloated style stock rom that would make more sense to flmeash to update a bunch of things.

For example, messages received just show "message received" in the notification bar. Many roms I've run recently actually show the message coming in and this is just one example of a feature I think she would appreciate.

I am sure there are a bunch of other advancements, but that's just one example.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
KennyG123's Avatar
RC-RT Committee / Senior Moderator / Spider-Mod
Thanks Meter 26,203
Posts: 28,093
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Right behind you!

Stock is always best for most stable. There are no best ROMs or most stable otherwise.
Glad you got what you needed. Closing this before all the "best ROM opinions" start rolling in.

Moderator Directory - - - FORUM RULES - - - Support Autism Awareness here
The Following User Says Thank You to KennyG123 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Android M Mentions Spotted in Android Code Review

While we are still waiting for Android L to be officially released, the first mentions of … more

Create a Simple Custom Launcher from Scratch

When you are starting your journey intoany sort of development, it’s never easy at the … more

MediaTek Continues Steps Towards Being Developer-Friendly

Not too long ago MediaTek was very closed off towards the mobile developer … more