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Update Galaxy S4 I9505 to SynergyROM Android 4.2.2 Custom Firmware

Have you ever wished that all of your favorite skilled devs on XDA would all get together and collaborate to make an amazing ROM? That was the genesis behind Team Synergy when they founded a few years ago. Synergy unites the wide range of various skills of numerous devs including eschelon, TrevE, Ziggy471, Virus, Mr. X, freeza, NxtGenCowboy, and others. Team Synergy's goal is to provide a fully optimized ROM that runs insanely fast, looks clean, and includes our special under-the-hood tweaks that all around kick a$$. SynergyROM is what you wanted your phone to be like right out of the box! With millions of XDA thread views and hundreds of thousands of downloads, Synergy is a name you can trust. SynergyROM often has mods found nowhere else, and their work has made the front page of XDA on numerous occasions. 
SynergyROM Android 4.2.2 Custom Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S4 receive new SynergyROM Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom Rom update. You can now easily update  Galaxy S4 I9505 to SynergyROM 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 XDA Developers. So all credit goes to them. As you continue reading belowwe will guide you through the entire process of how to install  SynergyROM 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 unofficial firmware update by XDA,  a modified custom ROM.

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

SynergyROM Android 4.2.2 Custom Rom Features :

This amazing SynergyROM Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on  Android 4.2.2 JB. A quick list of the main features in SynergyROM Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Galaxy S4 I9505.
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 - Verizon build I545VRUAMDK
  • Fully Deodexed, Zipaligned, Busybox, Debloated, SuperSU, etc
  • Ziggy Kernel - Currently a work in progress as Ziggy always wants to spend a lot of time making it all just right
  • ***Kernel source: http://projects.ziggy471.com/project...-jb/repository
  • Samsung loggers blocked!
  • Carriers check to make sure your CSCs, ringtones, bookmarks, APKs, etc all match factory stock - otherwise they flag you. Synergy is the only ROM that bypasses this 
  • ROM has been run through Team Synergy's exclusive memory optimization toolkit which decreases RAM load, improves ROM speed (Synergy is faster than stock), and imprints our own signature on each file
  • Ongoing wifi notification gone ( The PROPER way, by killing the actual service. Not by just deleting the icons, which drains battery since the service keeps trying to load nonstop)
  • SEAndroid notifications gone (Again, the PROPER way. You should not just delete/freeze the apk since this is needed for proper Android security)
  • TrevE Synergized Wifi Tether working right out of the box!
  • Synergized boot animation, made by our boy wrx (A little choppy on first boot only while the ROM unpacks itself. Nothing I can do about that)
  • "Installer" mode gone when plugging in via USB. MTP now mounts instantly rather than waiting for the installer mode to time out
  • All apps allowed in multiwindow, done nateively in framework. No need for a 3rd-party app!
  • 4x5 launcher with 4x6 app drawer
  • Stock Android 4.2 camera added with 13mp support (1080 video recording works great, 480 and 720 disabled at the moment)
  • 3G/4G network speed enchanced with our special tweaks
  • Exclusive Synergy profiles and build scripts
  • RAM block read ahead
  • Infinite scrolling in app drawer
  • NFC works from lockscreen (did not include screen off with this mod for security reasons)
  • Image quality upgraded to 100%
  • Modded Youtube which includes screen off playback - by theos0o
  • 4-in-1 reboot
  • 1% battery mod
  • Added more notification toggles, including one for Wifi since Verizon disables it by default
  • Location reticle removed from statusbar
  • Modded MMS (screen on/off toggle, scheduled messaging, plus more!)
  • Increasing ringtone removed
  • Removed constant dim "eye" icon from statusbar. Brighter eye icon still comes on, but only when the service is actually running
  • Stock Android 4.2.2 keyboard added
  • Some default settings changed on first boot automatically to match popular preferences
  • Removed the annoying prompts to install software when plugged in over USB
  • Ad blocking from one of the best hosts files available for Android
  • ADB shell as root
  • Build.prop tweaks
  • init.d
  • Updated apps
  • Updated Google system apks
  • Many more of the miscellaneous tweaks, additions, and enhancements that you've come to love and expect from Team Synergy

Like this SynergyROM 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.

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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 SynergyROM Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Custom ROM.

      How to Install SynergyROM 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 SynergyROM 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 SynergyROM 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: 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 SynergyROM Custom firmware for Galaxy S4 to your computer.

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

      Step 3 - Now copy/paste the downloaded SynergyROM 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 SynergyROM zip 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

      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 SynergyROM 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 SynergyROM 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.

      1 comment:

      1. Is this rom a cleaned up version of the original Samsung firmware?