The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a forgotten device for Samsung now. The device didn’t receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in 2015 and now won’t receive Android 7.0 Nougat update either by Samsung officially.
But that doesn’t mean you can run Nougat on your Samsung Galaxy S4. Folks over at xda JDCTeam have just released an Android 7.0 Nougat ROM for Galaxy S4 international variants that you can install an use Nougat right now on your device.
The Galaxy S4 Nougat ROM is based on AOSP sources released by Google for the Android 7.0 update. And by the looks of it, it seems the ROM hardly has any issues. The only known issue/bug developing team shared for this ROM ANT+ not working (which isn’t supported on AOSP ROMs anyway).
Still, since this is the first alpha release of the ROM, there might be bugs/issues not suitable to be your daily driver. IF you’d like to test the ROM though, you’re more than welcomed by the community.
Here are some screenshots of Galaxy S4 Android 7.0 Nougat ROM by JDCTeam:
Grab the Galaxy S4 Nougat ROM from the download link below and install/flash it like you’d install any other custom ROM on your Galaxy S4 using TWRP recovery. Also, since this is an AOSP ROM, you’ll have to install a Nougat supported Gapps package separately via TWRP recovery. Get it at the link below:
For help installing the ROM, follow our detailed step-by-step guide below to install a custom ROM:
[icon name=”hand-o-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Install a Custom ROM using TWRP Recovery
Tip: You can also install this ROM on Verizon and AT&T variants of Galaxy S4. Just make sure you’ve either UCUAMDB or UCUAMDL bootloader version installed on AT&T variant of the device and VRUAMDK on Verizon variant.