LolliROM is a custom ROM created and developed by Albe95, one of the best developers on the Samsung Galaxy S4 forums. The 2013 Samsung flagship device fell into sleep after lacking active development for a few months. Developers didn’t have any projects to work with and the interest for the device fell.
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is here and the Galaxy S4 has become cheaper, the forums have exploded once again. New ROMs, mods and Galaxy S6 ported apps get published everyday by developers for all Samsung Galaxy S4 users to enjoy.
If you are a regular reader of the site, you know that you can install the majority of Samsung Galaxy S6 apps on your older Samsung phone like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4. This has become a reality thanks to Albe95, a developer who dedicates its time to porting Galaxy S6 apps to other devices. If you are interested in particular apps, check out this article about all Galaxy S6 ported apps.
Recently, the developer came up with a new ROM called LolliROM. This ROM is based on the latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware and makes your phone look like a Samsung Galaxy S6. The developer has put all the ported Galaxy S6 apps to the ROM and has made it available for all Samsung Galaxy S4 devices.
If you are looking for a solution to refresh the experience on your Samsung Galaxy S4, LolliROM is a great option. It will make your phone like new and turn it into a Samsung Galaxy S6.
How To Install Galaxy S6 ROM & Applications on Galaxy S4
LolliROM for the Samsung Galaxy S4 includes some of the most important Galaxy S6 features and apps like the Galaxy S6 launcher, wallpaper picker, lock screen, keyboard, themes panel, ringtones, fonts, Accuweather weather widget, music player, icon pack and more.
You need to have a custom recovery like PhilZ or TWRP to flash the ROM
Charge the battery of the phone to at least 70%.
Perform a full Nandroid backup of the firmware. If something goes wrong, you can always restore the backup.
Make sure to have at least 1.4 GB of free space because the ROM is more than 1.2 GB big.
- Download LolliROM from the link above. If you have downloaded it on your PC, transfer the zip file to your phone.
- Disconnect your phone, press the power button and tap on “Shut Down” to turn the phone off.
- The next step is to press the Volume Up + Power + Home buttons at the same time. This will boot your Galaxy S4 into recovery mode.
- Use the volume buttons to highlight “Wipe data/factory reset”. Press the home button to select it. This will reset your phone.
- Then go to “Install Zip”, choose the ROM and flash it.
Wait for the phone to flash the ROM. The first boot might take up to 15 minutes since it features a long list of Samsung Galaxy S6 applications.