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Update Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-R970X (C Spire) to Android 4.4.4 KitKat via OmniROM

Android 4.4.4 KitKat is now available for C Spire Galaxy S4 SCH-R970X and you can update your Galaxy S4 (C Spire) using CynogenMod ROMs But there are also many other ROMs available that will give you more customization and one of them is OmniROM. When compared to CM ROMs, OmniROM gives far better features to your Galaxy device. On installing Omni 4.4.4 KitKat ROM on your C Spire Galaxy S4, you will not only enjoy Android 4.4.4 KitKat features but also enjoy various OmniROM features that include multi- window and multi-tasking. This ROM is considered best ROM available for Galaxy device as it is basically based on Galaxy devices and its main aim is to give users a Galaxy experience using any other devices.

If your C Spire Galaxy S4 is running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat then, it is the time now to update it to latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat as it is more secure and bug free. And the best thing about nightly build is, it is updated daily with more features and improvements. The latest Omni will also improve your device’s battery life. So for this, today we are providing you tutorial on how to update Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-R970X (C Spire) to Android 4.4.4 KitKat through OmniROM. Please keep in mind that this is not Samsung’s official release. So to install this you must ensure that your device is rooted and Custom Recovery must be installed on your device. Also there are certain precautionary measurements that must be checked and ensured before starting the process and these are:

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Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any kind of damage to your device while installing update. Users need to update at their own risk.

Precautions:

  1. Check device Battery. It must be 80% filled to avoid any issues during the process.
  2. Be sure to make a complete back up of all your important data. This is highly recommended to avoid any inconvenience if you lost data during the process.
  3. Back up your mobile EFS data
  4. Check your device model number. For this go to Settings > about device > Model. It must be SCH-R970X.
  5. Enable USB debugging mode
  6. You already have USB drivers installed for C Spire SCH-R970X in your PC.
  7. Remember this guide is particularly for Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-R970X (C Spire). Do not try it on any other device.

File Downloads required:

During Installation process, you will need under mention files. So download these files first. (Download links are given along)

  • Omni Nightly for C Spire Galaxy S4 SCH-R970X .Link [ File name: omni-4.4.4-20140712-jflte-NIGHTLY.zip]
  • Google Apps [Filename: GApps Sandard 4.4.4 signed.zip] Link 1 | Link 2
  • SuperSU Link [Filename: UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip]

How to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat update on C Spire Galaxy S4 SCH-R970X via OmniROM:

Follow each step carefully

  • Connect your S4 wit PC using USB cable. Copy the above mentioned downloaded files to your SD card. (don’t extract any file)
  • Disconnect your device from PC and turn off your C Spire Galaxy S4 SCH-R970X
  • Then boot into recovery mode and for this, press and hold volume up, home and power keys simultaneously until Samsung Logo flash twice and then leave the button. Recovery menu will appear soon. In recovery menu use volume keys to navigate between options and power button to select any option.

For CWM/PhilZ Touch Recovery Users:

  1. First of all Back up your existing ROM. So that you can restore it later if new ROM would not work or you want to go back to previous ROM. To perform back up, selectBackup & Restore, then on Next screen select Back up again. Go back to main recovery menu once back up is completed.
  2. Then perform data wiping task. For this, first select “wipe Cache”, then navigate to “advanced” and select “Delvik Wipe Cache” so that you won’t get in any bootloop. And finally select Wipe Data/Factory reset.
  3. Then navigate to “install zip from SD card”. Another window will appear, select “choose zip from SD card” from the options. Locate the Omni Nightly zip file that you copied earlier and select it by using power button and confirm the installation on the next screen. On confirmation ROM installation will begin.
  4. Once the ROM installation process is done, repeat the above step (step 3) but instead of ROM zip, select GApps_standard_4.4.4_signed.zip to install Google Apps package.
  5. Once installation is over, repeat step 3 again but this time select UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip instead of ROM zip to root your device.
  6. Once installation ends, Go back to main recovery menu and select “Reboot System Now” to reboot your Galaxy S4 SCH-R970X (C Spire) and boot up into Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM omni nightly.

To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, choose backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

For TWRP recovery Users:

  1. First of all create a backup using TWRP back-up option.
  2. Then perform a factory reset. For this tap on wipe, then at the bottom of the screen swipe on the Swipe to factory reset option.
  3. Then add zip file for flashing. Tap on install, and then go to the location where you have saved files and tap on the Omni nightly Zip file. After this click on Add more Zipsand add GApps_standard_4.4.4_signed.zip and UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to start flashing.
  4. On completion of installation process, go back to main recovery menu and tap onReboot and then tap on the System to reboot your Galaxy S4 SCH-R970X (C Spire) and boot up into Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM omni nightly.

To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, choose backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Solve Signature Verification Error:

  • Open Recovery
  • Navigate to install zip from SD card.
  • Go to Toggle Signature Verification and Press Power button and see if it is disabled or not
  • Disable it and then install Zip without any Error

That all!!! Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware base on OmniROM is installed and running on your C Spire Galaxy S4 SCH-R970X

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