When it comes to modifying devices, whether it just be rooting, or rooting with the intention to flash your favorite flavor of ROM, it’s nearly impossible to touch on the subject without hearing about CyanogenMod. That’s because they have one of the most popular ROMs out there for a wide variety of different devices, and they have been around since the earliest days of Android. While the team at Cyanogen is very busy with all the things they have going as of late, they still find the time to update their lists and get at least nightly builds out of the latest ROM versions. Such is now the case with the T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5, as well as the Galaxy S5 International unlocked and the Samsung i9506, which is an LTE-A model of the Galaxy S4 sold in Samsung’s home country of South Korea as well as a few other international markets.
CyanogenMod just recently updated their list of devices to support these three phones, so if you were looking to get a taste of CyanogenMod with any of these it now looks like you’ll have the ability. To kick things off we’ll breifly go over the information about the Galaxy S4 LTE-A model. The i9506 was initially launched for the South Korean market, but Samsung launched it in a few other international markets as well, making it more available to a larger audience, which probably resulted in enough users expressing interest in CyanogenMod compatibility. Fast forward to now, and CyanogenMod now has the very first nightly build up for the device, listed as a downloadable zip file under the tag ks01lte. You can jump to that link to grab the download from CyanogenMod’s official page, but before you do remember that you’ll need to have your device’s bootloader unlocked, and rooted before you attempt to flash. You’ll also need a custom recovery, so make sure to flash that before the ROM process.
The second device we mentioned above is the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy S5, or G900-T, but the ROM also applies to the international unlocked model,(G-900)which is listed under the tag klte. This is the first nightly build for these devices of the latest version of the CyanogenMod ROM, which you can find the download for at the source link below. You’ll of course need a custom recovery, unlocked bootloader, and root access for these as well(rather always)and since CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware of the Android OS you’ll need to make sure and download as well as flash the compatible Gapps package to the device if you want the Play Store and other Google core apps. Both downloads are just under 230MB in size, so not terribly large files but make sure to have at least half battery life while it downloads. Any users of any of these three devices that are excited to finally have CyanogenMod 11 nightly access?