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Install Official XenonHD Android 4.2.2 on Galaxy S4 I9505 Custom Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S4 receive new Official XenonHD Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom Rom update. This is an another custom ROM for Galaxy S4 I9505 came with a lots of new features and designs. You can now easily update  Galaxy S4 I9505 to Official XenonHD Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which is a custom Rom based on official Android 4.2.2 .  Like always, we have the tutorial on how to install this firmware on your phone with the most easy instructions. This Custom Rom is Developed by Team Horizon.  So all credit goes to them. As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install  Official XenonHD Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Custom Rom on Galaxy S4 I9505 using CyanogenMod. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution. It is always better to make a backup before doing anything with your Android device. This is an Official Custom firmware update by Team Horizon and their developers,  a modified custom ROM.

Official XenonHD on Galaxy S4 I9505

The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Disclaimer:  All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (MyTrickSource) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial.

Official XenonHD Features:

  • JB 4.2.2 JDQ39E
  • Rooted
  • Busybox
  • Advanced settings
  • Halo
  • QuickMessage and Reply.
  • Custom notification vibrate patterns.
  • Timestamp options.
  • Input type selection.
  • Add reminder to calendar.
  • Templates functionality.
  • Split SMS functionality.
  • Emoji and Strip unicode support.
  • T-9 Dialer and with other stuff.
  • Dialpad settings.


  • Add reboot and screenshot options to power menu.
  • Additional tiles in Quick Settings.
  • Theme Chooser support. (Updated for 4.2)
  • Volume rocker wake. (Settings>Display)
  • Volume rocker long press to seek tracks. ("")
  • Show rotation lock in quick settings.
  • Bluetooth Message Access Profile support.
  • Improved scrolling cache.
  • Fixed December bug.
  • Fixed Google location service.
  • Add an option to change the device hostname.
  • New moto style softkeys.
  • DSPManager added with all the binaries. 
  • Apollo Music player added and fixed for JB.
  • Added XenonHD wallpapers.
  • Louder output on speaker for Maguro and Toro.
  • Added Galaxy4, PhaseBeam and Holo spiral wallapers.
  • Run sysinit during boot.
  • Change sysfs permissions to allow user control ksm.
  • Wi-fi scan time to 100 to save battery.
  • Performance, battery life and other misc tweaks.
  • Init.d support with added tweaks and scripts.
  • SuperSU application for root.
  • CMFile manager added.
  • GPS, Camera, Keyboard gestures fixed.
  • Build.prop tweaks.
  • Battery life tweaks.
  • And many more..
Like this Official XenonHD based on the latest Android 4.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Backup and Other Important Tips

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
       Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S3 backup data to HTC One X.
          If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

       A few more optional tips that you should remember:

              1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode.

              2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

              3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on MyTrickSource are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

      If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE on facebook to thank us!

      All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial Below and update Galaxy S4 I9505 to Official XenonHD Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Custom ROM.

      How to Install Official XenonHD Android 4.2.2 Custom Rom in Galaxy S4 I9505

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      We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install Official XenonHD Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Custom firmware on Galaxy S4 I9505. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Galaxy S4 I9505, then this should not be any different for you.
      However, for beginners, you need to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 and install a custom recovery. Please Google that up if you are unsure and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

      To Remember:
      • This tutorial is only for installing Official XenonHD Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505.  Please do not try on any other Galaxy variants.
      • Your phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed from before. See here: How to root Galaxy S4 I9505
      • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Proceed at your own risk.
      • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the recovery mode.
      • Samsung KIES will NOT detect your phone after installing this ROM because it is a custom firmware.
      • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

      Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

      Step 1 - Download Official XenonHD Custom firmware and Google Apps for Galaxy S4 to your computer.

      See original Source here: Official XenonHD Android 4.2.2 On Galaxy S4 I9505

      Step 2 - Connect and mount your Galaxy S4 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

      Step 3 - Now copy/paste the downloaded Official XenonHD zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).

      Step 4 - Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

      Step 5 - Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together. You will get an exclamation mark now. Again, hold your Volume Up + Power buttons. You should now be in your Recovery Mode.

      Step 6 - Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”  Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.

      Step 7 - Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” as you can see in the image below.

      Step 8 - Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.

      Step 9 - Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.

      Step 10 - Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the Official XenonHD file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

      Step 11 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now
       Note: Repeat the same step of installation as in step 10 with Google Apps after installing Official XenonHD.
      Your Galaxy S4 I9505 will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
      That’s it! Your Galaxy S4 should now have Official XenonHD Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Custom Rom installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

      Need Help?

      If you run into any problems during Updating Galaxy S4 I9505 to Official XenonHD Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Custom ROM,  feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.

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