How To Install Cyanogenmod 10.2 On Your Samsung Galaxy S4

CyanogenMod Galaxy S4

So far, Samsung Galaxy S4 must be the most-awaited and the best selling Android Smartphone of 2013. There are a lot of factors that makes the Samsung Galaxy S4 popular. From its top notch hardware specifications to its innovative software features.

The main advantage of Android is that it is heavily customizable, up to the core. You can root your Android Smartphone and then install custom ROM’s, Kernels and Scripts for your specific Android Smartphone.

Lately there has been a variety of custom ROM’s for the Samsung Galaxy S4. But still, the Cyanogenmod is preferred by many users. Cyanogenmod is a third-party build custom Android ROM, that is best known for it’s near-to-stock user interface and fluidity.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S4, and if you would like to install Cyanogenmod 10.2 on your Samsung Galaxy S4, then we’re here today with a sweet and simple tutorial on how to install cyanogenmod 10.2 on your Samsung Galaxy S4.

CyanogenMod Galaxy S4

Warnings:

Below are some warning informations that you should know before attempting to install this custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S4:

  • Rooting and installing custom ROM’s on an Android Smartphone is an un-authorized procedure. And hence, you’ll no more enjoy any kind of warranty benefits over your Samsung Galaxy S4 after rooting it.
  • After you root your Samsung Galaxy S4 and install a custom ROM, you’ll no longer receive any future official software or firmware updates.
  • We are not responsible, in case your Samsung Galaxy S4 gets damaged during or after the rooting process.
  • Any mistakes done while rooting or installing custom ROM on your Android device might be fatal for your device. So proceed at your own risk.
  • To avoid any possible errors, please read and follow the instructions written below carefully. In case of any doubts, please clear those by commenting below this article, before proceeding with the installation process.

Prerequisites:

Below are some prerequisite procedures to follow before attempting to install this custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S4:

  • Before attempting to install this custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S4, make sure that you have rooted and installed CWM Recovery on your Smartphone.
  • Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 has at least 80% of battery backup.
  • Download and install the USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 on your PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your Samsung Galaxy S4 by going through Settings>Apps>Development> and ticking the USN Debugging checkbox.
  • Download the ROM kit [We’ll update the links here]

How To Install CyanogenMod 10.2 On Your Samsung Galaxy S4:

Below is the detailed tutorial on how to install Cyanogenmod 10.2 custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S4:

  • Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your PC.
  • Copy/Paste the Root Kit and the Gapps kit on to your SD card.
  • Now, disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the PC.
  • And now, switch off your Smartphone.
  • After it switches off, press the Home+Power+Volume Down keys at the same time to enter the Recovery mode.
  • Once you loads in the recovery mode, do a nandroid backup of your Smartphone.
  • And now do a data/factory reset and wipe the dalvik cache.
  • Once you have finished all these, go back to the main menu of the recovery mode.
  • And now, select the option “Install ZIP From SD Card”.
  • And now, navigate to the Root Kit file that you copy/pasted to your SD card earlier.
  • Click on it and confirm the selection.
  • And now, the Cyanogenmod 10.2 custom ROM will be installed on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
  • And once it gets installed, go back to your SD card and select the GA Apps kit that you copy/pasted to your SD card earlier and confirm the selection.
  • And now the Gapps will be installed on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
  • Now return back to home of recovery mode and hit the “Reboot System Now” option.
  • Your device will now reboot. As it’s the first reboot after installing the ROM, it might take some time linger than usual. So please be patient.

And now you have successfully installed Cyanogenmod 10.2 on your Samsung Galaxy S4.

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Himanshu Saxena

An Android Geek, who keeps learning about the latest stuff in the Google's mobile OS. More about the author: Google

3comments
Nate - December 3, 2013

What do you mean by “GA apps”?

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    DroidDoc - December 8, 2013

    My bad. It is Gapps and not GA Apps. It’s the load of Google Apps which enhances the user experience.

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Mason - January 6, 2014

Is it possible to do this without an SD?

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