The Google Play editions of Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One are now available on Google Play with the latest version of Android. These smartphones aim to deliver a pure Android experience by running Stock Android 4.3 firmware, the latest one from Google. We’re excited to inform you that Android 4.3 has now been ported from the Google Play Edition of Galaxy S4 to the standard Snapdragon-powered variant of Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505). Perhaps, if you aren’t impressed with the Samsung’s customized version of Android 4.2.2 on Galaxy S4, then you can transform it into a Nexus phone simply by flashing the Google Play Edition of Android on your Galaxy S4. However, despite being an AOSP ROM it is clear that these won’t receive updates directly from Google.
According to SamMobile,
Android 4.3 port from the Google Play Edition Galaxy S4 is fully functional on the standard Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505), there is not even a single thing which isn’t working. We haven’t made any changes to the port, so it’s 100% original with zero changes.
Note: This ROM is NOT flashable through Odin.
Disclaimer: This process will void your warranty. Try this at your own risk.
– Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)
– Custom Recovery (ClockworkMod / TWRP) installed
Download Google Play Edition ROM for SGS4 (Choose either one)
– Copy Google Play Edition ROM to your internal SD Card
– Enter into Recovery mode (Power + Volume Up + Home)
– Perform a Wipe/Factory Reset
– Choose Install Zip from sdcard, select Google Play Edition ROM (downloaded .zip file)
– Reboot your device!
Enjoy Nexus experience on your Galaxy S4. 🙂