1. Rigwald's Avatar

    I am not very knowledgeable about cell phones. I have a rooted Verizon S4 that I I am using on T-Mobile. How do I go about updating to the newest version of Android? Do I have to do it manually, since I no longer have a Verizon sim card installed?

    07-21-2015 07:01 PM
  2. wtherrell's Avatar
    Download a ROM over wifi & flash from Recovery or fastboot. Oh, wait, it's not a Nexus, is it.
    If bootloader is MDK you can use ODIN to flash a recovery & go from there. Otherwise you may be able to use the Safestrap recovery.
    07-21-2015 07:55 PM
  3. Rigwald's Avatar
    No is is a Galaxy S4, not Nexus. Will doing the ROM lose all my settings/apps/etc...? Do I need to use the Verizon specific ROM or can I use any S4 ROM?

    I'm a PC guy, so this smartphone territory is brand new for me.
    07-23-2015 04:25 PM
  4. donniedoomsday3's Avatar
    I would suggest not updating while using your Verizon branded phone while using tmobiles network it won't let you send any text messages at all I updated mine and its worthless now look it up

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-26-2015 02:37 AM
  5. Rigwald's Avatar
    I am already to 4.4.2. I am looking at updating to 5.x. Many of the messages are about 4.4.2.
    07-27-2015 01:08 PM
  6. donniedoomsday3's Avatar
    Nah there not. Everything stopped working once I installed the lollipop upgrade. If you want to risk it and totally have useless phone you can upgrade it with the Samsung kies application on a computer

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-29-2015 06:19 PM
  7. Eric The Duke's Avatar
    Download Samsung Kies to your computer and connect your phone. You should be able to update it that way.
    08-08-2015 10:23 AM

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