How To Install PACman ROM for Galaxy S4 I9505
If you have been searching for something special for your Samsung Galaxy S4 that can give you a lot in just one place, you may stop here to experience the famed PAC MAN ROM, the recognized XDA developer member [vertigo] has released the P.A.C True All in 1 ROM for Galaxy S4.
Many of us cannot be satisfied with just one custom ROM as we wish to try features of all Galaxy S4 ROMs and PACman is one of best to offer features of other ROMs. In fact Galaxy S4 PACman ROM is a combination of three popular ROM, CyanogenMod 10, AOKP and ParanoidAndroid. PACman is AOSP based cistom ROM, so it will give you a fully stock Android experience but includes a lot of handy features that you should experience including different modes such as phone mode, tablet mode and phablet mode.
PACman is a great option to enjoy features of famed custom ROMs without installing them, it does offer elegant theme even per-app layout and per-app color, you can customize almost every aspect of ROM to obtain the interface depending on your personal choice.
This PACman ROM for Galaxy S4 version is rock stable to drive on daily basis but we should still keep in mind that since it is still in WIP stage, you may expect minor bugs. However the developer is trying to iron out them, why should we worry? Even it works reportedly great.
Read on how to install PACman ROM for Galaxy S4 GT-I9505. It’s worthy to remember that this PACman ROM version is compatible with just Galaxy S4 I9505 model, don’t try on I9500, you can check your phone status from Setting>About Phone.
Ensure the TWRP Recovery or ClockworkMod recovery is installed on your GS4 I9505, you can check this guide to install TWRP recovery or this guide to install ClockworMood or this guide to install advanced Clockworkmod recovery. Be sure to backup everything on phone, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use the carbon Android app to backup apps and data.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the PACman ROM for Galaxy S4 from here [File Name: i9505_PAC_JB_4.2.2-v22.4.0_20130603-155342.zip].
Step #2: Download Google Apps Package for Galaxy S4 from here.
Step #3: Move both downloaded zip files to internal storage of phone.
Step #4: Turn the device off.
Step #5: Put phone to recovery mode, to do this, reboot phone by holding down volume up, home and power buttons until you see recovery screen.
Step #6: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again, if you’re on TWRP recovery, click on “backup” and slide the blue button to confirm the action.
Step #7: In recovery mode, perform wipe, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen then select wipe cache and confirm on the next screen. At the end, select advanced, then select “wipe dalvik cache” and confirm action.
Step #8: Open mounts and storage and format system and data (don’t miss this as it help with the WiFi fix).
Step #9: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.
Step #10: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” or select “install” for TWRP and locate the downloaded ROM file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation.
Step #11: Repeat the previous step again and install Google Apps package in same manner.
Step #12: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot phone.
Great job, the PACman ROM is now installed on your Galaxy S4 I9505, experience all possibilities. If you encounter any error, leave a comment.