French carrier SFR Reports: Android 4.4 KitKat rolling out to the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 beginning late January

It is a common premonition to be aware of Samsung’s software updates before the official announcement marks a breakthrough. French carrier SFR usually serves as the medium to release such information presenting tentative dates for software updates even before Samsung reveals out the dates. As we move forward in time, such lowdowns happen to surface up with growing consistency and at present we are viewable to some more information regarding Android’s 4.4 KitKat upgrade. SFR divulges out concrete information on the rollout of this upgrade citing that this update will be available for the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 beginning late January and early February.Android-4.4-
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[How To] Install Official CM 11 ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)

The CyanogenMod 11 nightly ROMs for the Qualcomm based Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) have been released letting its users experience Android 4.4 on their device. The device was one of the few that received the Android 4.3 update from Samsung recently. Therefore, installing this ROM will allow its users to run Android 4.4 on their devices now itself rather than waiting for the official update which may not arrive soon.

The Galaxy S4 being Samsung’s flagship device boasts of very impressive specs. The international version (GT-I9505) is powered by a 1.9 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. It has a 5″ Full HD Super AMOLED screen, 2 GB DDR3 RAM and 16/32/64 GB internal storage options along with further 64 GB external storage which can be expanded by a microSD card. It has a 13 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front facing camera. Let us now see how to install the CM 11 ROM on it.

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[How To] Install CM 11 ROM (Android 4.4) on Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 recently received the Android 4.3 update. However, with the launch of Android 4.4 now, users of the Galaxy S4 would like to experience the latest Android OS on their devices. Luckily for them, XDA Senior Member jamal2367 has developed an unofficial CyanogenMod 11 (CM 11) ROM for it which lets users install Android 4.4 on their Galaxy S4.

The Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) is powered by a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB DDR3 RAM. It has a 5″ Full HD Super AMOLED screen, 13 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera. It also has 16/32/64 GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 64 GB via a microSD card. The Galaxy S4 is Samsung’s flagship device and with an Android 4.3 update made available just last month, it may be a while till it receives official Android 4.4. However, you can install the unofficial one right away by following the below steps.

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[How To] Install Official Android 4.3 Update on the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)

The Galaxy S4 is Samsung’s flagship device launched earlier this year. It has a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 5″ Full HD Super AMOLED screen, 13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera, 2600 mAh removable battery and 16/32/64 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 64 GB. It came with Android 4.2.2 and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

Samsung had promised a Android 4.3 update for the device which has now started rolling out, beginning from Germany. This update brings about OpenGL 3.0 Support, Galaxy Gear support, Samsung KNOX implementation, pre-loaded Samsung Wallet, improved RAM management, improved display color reproduction (display looks much sharper than before), improved TouchWiz launcher, a new Samsung keyboard, new Samsung browser, new camera firmware, minor UI tweaks (contacts app, flashlight widget, dialog boxes etc) and much more. For those users who are yet to get the update via OTA or Samsung Kies can manually flash it via Odin by following the below steps.

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[How To] Install Official CM 10.2 ROM on Qualcomm based Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

The CyanogenMod (CM) 10.2 ROMs have now been released for many devices. And though some of the ROMs are still in nightly stages, users get to experience Android 4.3 on their devices through it rather than wait for their device manufacturers to release the official updates. The CyanogenMod team recently entered the commercial world by establishing the Cyanogen Inc with a view to supporting more devices and making the installation process of their ROMs a bit more easier. However, until their easy to use installer has been launched, we will have to flash their ROMs using the traditional way.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the latest device in the flagship S series for the electronics giant. The Qualcomm based Galaxy S4 comes with a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 13 MP rear camera and Android 4.2.2. It contained a lot of new features in the software department such as Air Gestures, Group Play, S Translator and improvements in the camera with features such as Drama Shot, Sound and Shot, Dual Video Call and much more.

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[How To] Install PACman ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)

The PACman ROM is fast gaining popularity among users because of its ability to combine the features of three ROMs: the Paranoid Android (PA), the Android Open Kang Project (AOKP) and the CyanogenMod (CM). The ROM allows users to choose between PhoneUI, TabletUI and PhabletUI. The ROM basically covers all features of PA and CM and some features of AOKP ROMs. The team tries to include any cool feature that is out there which is open source.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the company’s flagship device. It contained Android 4.2.2 with a layer of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on it. Samsung also launched a Google Play Edition of this phone later which contained stock Android rather than the TouchWiz UI. We have already seen how to install the Google Play Edition ROM on the S4. Let’s now proceed in installing PACman ROM with Android 4.3 on it.

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[How to] Fix SD Card Writing Error on Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition running Android 4.3

The launch of the Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 certainly created a lot of excitement among the Android community. Being able to experience native Android on the S4 was a thing that users were eagerly looking forward to. And though the users weren’t disappointed by it, a small bug existing in it has created some problems. As it turns out apps no longer have the ability to write data on the SD card.

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While this may be a minor issue which does not affect the overall performance of the device, it is annoying since you constantly get an error message when an app tries to write to the SD card. The reason for this error is that the Galaxy S4 has a special group where only the apps belonging to the group can write to the external storage. The problem is that most apps have not been updated yet to these changes. And though Samsung is trying to work on a fix, there’s a way which solves the problem. You will need to follow the steps given below :
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Samsung caught manipulating coverage by cheating in Galaxy S4 benchmarks; Ways to inflate their success?? [Updated]

According to fresh reports, it has been indicated that Samsung has cheated with respect to Galaxy S4 benchmarks. Based on illustrations it is construed that Samsung has focussed on using performance-enhancing code for increasing Galaxy S4′s test scores. The inferential understanding is that Samsung has specifically programmed the handset to beef up its clock speed during certain benchmarks.

At first, such claims had appeared in the forums of popular 3D graphics site Beyond3D and these descriptions have been growing larger as we move forward in time. After having confirmation from hardware specialists at AnandTech, it is clearly displayable that the Galaxy S4 utilizes full speed GPU during testing, and then reverts back to slower speeds during everyday use.

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Samsung Galaxy S4′s S-Voice APK presently available for download

Previously we have seen the tidings based on Samsung’s next flagship device the Samsung Galaxy S4. This innovation constituting cutting edge specifications is construed to be one of the best technological innovations in the advancing age of technology. The particular fascinating Smartphone was unveiled in New York recently and it has made all the right noises since then. Samsung Galaxy S4 possesses a 4.99” Super AMOLED Full HD Display, possesses 13 megapixel camera and employs a octo-core Exynos 5 processor. The device runs on Android 4.2.2 and uses Samsung’s own Nature UX interface. Therefore the specified wallpapers of the Galaxy S4 are special set of particularized items for AMOLED displays.Samsung_Galaxy_S4
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