This is a step-by-step guide that explains how to install crDroid 7.0 on Galaxy S4 LTE – A.
About crDroid 7.0
The crDroid ROM typically known as crDroid Android is a custom ROM which uses the LineageOS as its base.
crDroid is like a feature packed LineageOS. Yes, it provides many more features, customizations etc. unlike the LineageOS which is very much close to stock Android without much of customization.
And, crDroid 7.0 is their new update on top of stock Android 11.
crDroid is a custom Android OS distribution project which is run by Neobuddy89, Firebird11, Gwiolf2u, Hikari-no-Tenshi, DarkJoker360, and XNombre in the core team and many device maintainers.
Donation to Developer(s)
– Donate to Neobuddy89 the lead dev of the crDroid team
Other Requirements to Install crDroid 7.0 on Galaxy S4 LTE – A
To be able to install any Android 11 ROM build on the phone, it must have an unlocked bootloader and a compatible custom recovery installed.
So, to make it easier for you, we have included appropriate guides on how to unlock bootloader and install recovery in the below sections.
In addition, the custom ROMs usually lack any Google Apps like: Google Play, Google Maps, etc. out of the box. So, the post installation requiremnt is, GApps for Android 11.
How to Update Galaxy S4 LTE – A to crDroid 7.0 (Android 11)?
Installing crDroid 7.0 requires an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery installed on the phone. This is the reason the entire installation guide is divided into three parts as below:
- Unlocking bootloader on the phone
- Installing Custom Recovery on the phone
- Installing the crDroid 7.0 ROM on the phone
Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy S4 LTE – A
Galaxy S4 LTE – A bootloader unlock guide. A step-by step guide that explains how to unlock bootloader of Galaxy S4 LTE – A.
Install custom recovery on Galaxy S4 LTE – A
Custom recoveries are needed to flash any of these Android custom ROMs on Galaxy S4 LTE – A. Below is a list of step-by step guides that explains how to install custom recovery such as TWRP or OrangeFox recovery on Galaxy S4 LTE – A.
Install crDroid 7.0 on Galaxy S4 LTE – A
- Download the crDroid 7.0 ROM for Galaxy S4 LTE – A and copy it into the phone or keep in the PC if you intend to install using ADB sideload.
- Enter into recovery and Wipe data, Cache, System and clean Dalvik cache.
– Make sure you don’t wipe or format Internal memory here. Otherwise you will lose all your phone data!
- Install crDroid 7.0 using TWRP recovery or any custom recovery of your choice
Use ADB Sideload to install the crDroid 7.0 ROM zip file.
- Install Android 11 GApps using TWRP
- Once done, reboot the phone to boot into crDroid 7.0 on Galaxy S4 LTE – A which is based on Android 11.
Well, after installing the crDroid 7.0 and GApps zip file you are done with the installation process. But, there are few add-on packages that you can install to unleash the real capabilities of your phone!
Below are some of the extra little things which you can install on top of the crDroid 7.0 ROM on your Galaxy S4 LTE – A.
Google Camera or shortened as GCam, usually brings better images on your existing camera setup.
Search a compatible Google Camera for your phone that may run on this crDroid 7.0 ROM.
Other Custom ROMs for Galaxy S4 LTE – A
It is possible that the crDroid 7.0 for Galaxy S4 LTE – A might not be stable as this is an initial build. In that case below are some of the custom ROMs that we have for the device, if you consider to switch.
Other Android 10 ROMs for Galaxy S4 LTE – A
Also, visit the Galaxy S4 LTE – A (ks01ltexx) page to get other Android 11 ROMs, or other device specific topics.