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tardolus

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Aug 11, 2013
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Help needed

Hey. Its nice that there is a website where I can download official S4 firmwares, but... The download time, sigh. Is there anyone who has latest OFFICIAL ks01lte NEE-edition on Google Drive etc.? Thank you, so much.
 

agaurav

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Aug 19, 2015
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I just bought an old S4 very cheap in the US and want to use it in India. The phone is GT-I9506 and has baseband I9506XXUAMHD with Android 4.4.2. I would like to update it but the phone is "custom" it appears. When the phone boots, on the splash screen there are text messages on the top left corner about ROM version, reason for power on etc. It appears that someone had tried to root or put custom bootloader?

I had tried to do a software update but that was rejected saying that the software is custom. Now, what baseband firmware file should I download to use with Odin? I am completely brand new to all this. Should I get Germany ones? Or Australia or Nordic countries? Or it doesn't really matter like I9506XXUDOA6?
 

PALAMATOR

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[PORT][6.0.1][NEW][Note7][S7]

Download:
[ANDROIDFILEHOST]: androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=133545
Kernel:
  • DarkLord-Kernel-Marshmallow-NewUX-ks01eur-V2.0
  • gugus0das 20161120
 
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ramiabouzahra

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Yesterday I compiled CarbonROM for ks01ltexx, available in the forum now. Bugs: sound doesn't work (working on it, it was the first build so).
Android N. If you need Supersu you need to flash that as well.
 

CXuOtaku

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Aug 29, 2017
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Hi,

I currently have a S4 GT-I9506 that is rooted and with CyanogenMod 13.0-20160910-NIGHTLY-ks01lte.

I'd like to return back to stock factory settings and unroot it, wiping more or less the whole phone. How would I go about doing that? Been having a hard time finding information about this, as most threads seem to be for I9500 or I9505 variants of the phone.
 

MasterThiefGarrett

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Use Odin and just flash a stock ROM after you booted into download mode :)
If you have any questions just PM me.
I have a "backup" stock ROM, if you will, and now I run Jumbo ROM, 5.0.1 with the Note 3 camera (1080p60 filming and 4K)
 

davlinds

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Mar 1, 2018
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I just bought an old S4 very cheap in the US and want to use it in India. The phone is GT-I9506 and has baseband I9506XXUAMHD with Android 4.4.2. I would like to update it but the phone is "custom" it appears. When the phone boots, on the splash screen there are text messages on the top left corner about ROM version, reason for power on etc. It appears that someone had tried to root or put custom bootloader?

I have an identical phone what Kernel and ROM did you get to work?
Thanks
 

Womb0k

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Aug 20, 2018
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I just bought an old S4 very cheap in the US and want to use it in India. The phone is GT-I9506 and has baseband I9506XXUAMHD with Android 4.4.2. I would like to update it but the phone is "custom" it appears. When the phone boots, on the splash screen there are text messages on the top left corner about ROM version, reason for power on etc. It appears that someone had tried to root or put custom bootloader?

I have an identical phone what Kernel and ROM did you get to work?
Thanks

You are correct this means that there is a custom rom installed. Personally my phone is rooted with a linage os rom and I would recommend linage os because of the wide support and the stock Android experience with extra customisation
 

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    Information:
    There are three distinct versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE; Galaxy S4 LTE-A SK (SHV-E330S, ks01lteskt), Galaxy S4 LTE-A KT (SHV-E330K, ks01ltektt) and Galaxy S4 LTE + International (GT-I9506, ks01lte). The ROMs/kernels are NOT cross-compatible (unless otherwise stated in the respective threads).
    The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE models are more similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3's hardware than any of the other S4 variants (i9500, i9505, i9505G), but unfortunately they are still not compatible with Note 3 ROMs/kernels


    GSM Arena Specs [i9506 Galaxy S4] - LINK
    SAMMOBILE latest news for the i9506 - LINK

    Tools
    ODIN 3 - LINK

    Recoveries
    Chenglu_cwm_recovery_6.0.3.7 / Philz_Touch _CWM_6.3.7_V5.15.0 / and guide - [Thread OP - xenix96] - LINK
    ClockWorkMod Recovery 6.0.4.6 for i9506 [Thread OP - dridri85] - LINK
    ClockWorkMod Recovery 6.0.4.8 for i9506 (fixed extSD, USB) [Thread OP - solk2] - LINK
    [Recovery][6.0.5.1 ClockworkMod recovery] sd-ext working - [Thread OP - konsolen] - LINK
    [RECOVERY][ks01lte] TWRP 2.8.1.0 touch recovery [2014-11-27] - [Thread OP - CastagnalT] - LINK

    ROMs
    Latest Official Samsung Firmwares - LINK

    4.2.2 Based
    Pre-Rooted 4.3 ROM + Kernel for 4.3 / 4.2.2 - Pre-Rooted 4.2.2 Stock ROM 4.2.2 - [Thread OP - DeHAWK] - LINK

    4.3 Based
    Pre-Rooted 4.3 ROM + Kernel for 4.3 / 4.2.2 - Pre-Rooted 4.2.2 Stock ROM 4.2.2 - [Thread OP - DeHAWK] - LINK

    4.4.x Based
    Pac-man AOSP (unofficial)(ks01lte) - [Thread OP - jonte28] - LINK
    CyanogenMod 11.0 for Galaxy S4 LTE-A (GT-I9506) - [Thread OP - solk2] - LINK
    AOSP for Galaxy S4 LTE-A : CM, AOSB, Carbon, LS, SlimKat, Temasek, crDroid - [Thread OP - arter97] - LINK
    [ROM][ks01lte][UNOFFICIAL] Daydream 1.8 KK 4.4.4 - [Thread OP - Genie's] - LINK
    SPL[4.4.4]{ROM}(Gaming)[Official] 03/01/2015 - [Thread OP - Buda1996] - LINK
    [CM11.0] [4.4.4] MIUI V5 for I9506 - [Thread OP - leeweijie99] - LINK
    Official Cyanogenmod ROMs and Info [CM11] [Ks01lte] - LINK
    [ROM][i9506][Based on Stock][eXtremely Tweaked][De-bloated][De-odexed][S5&Black Look] - [Thread OP - t-shock] - LINK

    5.0.x Based
    CyanogenMod 12 (Android 5.0 Lollipop) for Galaxy S4 LTE-A - [Thread OP - arter97] - LINK
    CyanogenMod 12.0 for Galaxy S4 LTE-A (GT-I9506) - [Thread OP - solk2] - LINK
    SPL[5.0]{ROM}(Gaming)[Official] 03.01.2015 - [Thread OP - Buda1996] - LINK

    Kernels
    arter97 kernel for Galaxy S4 LTE-A with CyanogenMod - [Thread OP - arter97] - LINK
    arter97 kernel for Galaxy S4 LTE-A with AOSP - [Thread OP - arter97] - LINK

    Mods
    Volume Boost for i9506 ver. 4.3 - [Thread OP - pablogalanmusic] - LINK
    NOTE 3 CAMERA for our S4 (i9506) "4.3 and 4.4.2" (4K + 1080p 60fps + 120fps) - [Thread OP - RubenMMS2] - LINK
    Proximity sensor fix on CM based ROM - [Thread OP - likesatan] - LINK
    [Theme] Transform you S4 LTE + into a S4 Black Edition! - [Thread OP - Developer.WL] - LINK
    [INDEX] S5 Stlye for I9506 - [Thread OP - Developer.WL] - LINK
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    cm is not the rom for i9506,

    Enviado desde mi GT-I9506 mediante Tapatalk
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    good job keep it up

    Sent from my GT-I9506 using Tapatalk
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    Cool man, just what we need

    Sent from my GT-I9506 using xda app-developers app