Saturday, 25 January 2014

Install Paranoid Android v3.99 RC2 on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

How to Flash/Install Paranoid Android v3.99 RC2 on Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM/Firmware. Paranoid Android v3.99 RC2 is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware and it is the first ever ROM that allows you to use your Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 in a phone mode or Tablet mode. Paranoid Android is one of the best ROMs out there. This post will guide you on How to Install Paranoid Android v3.99 RC2 on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM. Make sure you read the following important tips before you move forward with the installation.
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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 or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. Proceed at your own risk.
Important Tips:
  • This tutorial is only for installing Paranoind Android v3.99 RC2 ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE I9505. Please do not try on any other Galaxy S4 variants.
  • Your phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed from before.
  • 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.
  • This installation will wipe your data. Make sure to backup your phone data
  • Install Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 USB drivers -> Download USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE I9505
I have written this detailed and easy to understand step-by-step instructions guide on How to Install Paranoid Android v3.99 RC2 on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM. If you are used to installing custom roms on your Galaxy S4, then this should not be any different for you. However, for beginners, it is recommended that you read the whole tutorial before installing this ROM on your device.

How to Install Paranoid Android v3.99 RC2 on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM:

Required File(s):
Step 1 – Download the above mentioned files for Galaxy S4 to your computer or download it directly to your phone.
Step 2 – Connect and mount your Galaxy S4 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded pa_jfltexx-3.99-RC2-20130923.zip file and Google Apps file to your SD card. Make sure the files are 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.
Reboot-System-Clockwork
NOTE: Screenshots of the ClockworkMod Recovery may change as new versions are released.
Step 6 – Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset” as shown below. Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.
Wipe-Data-ClockworkMod
Step 7 – Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” as you can see in the image below.
Wipe-Cache-ClockworkMod
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”.
Wipe-Dalvik-Cache-ClockworkMod
Step 9 – Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.
Install-zip-from-sdcard-ClockworkMod
Step 10 – Now select “choose zip from sdcard” as shown below. Using your volume keys, navigate to the pa_jfltexx-3.99-RC2-20130923.zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Setup will start now.
Choose-zip-from-sdcard-ClockworkMod
Note: Use the same procedure mentioned in Step 9 and Step 10 to flash Google Apps.
Step 11 – After the installation completes, Reboot your phone by selecting “Reboot system now” from ClockworkMod Recovery menu as shown in the picture below. It might take a couple of minutes on first boot. So, be patient.
Reboot-System-Clockwork
That’s it! Your Galaxy S4 should now have Android 4.3 based Paranoid Android v3.99 RC2 Jelly Bean custom ROM installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About Device to verify. Let me know if you had any problem during the installation process.

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