If you are the type of person that likes to snag a ROM as soon as possible and remove the extra bloat, you might be wondering how long it will be before the first ROM finds its way onto Samsung’s latest flagship. For T-Mobile customers, right now.

It’s only been one day since the Galaxy S4 was available online for T-Mobile customers, but that’s not stopping CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik. Earlier today, he took to Google+ with a screenshot showing T-Mobile’s Galaxy S4 running an unofficial CyanogenMod build. This is certainly is an exciting news for T-Mobile users. Too bad the same kind of good news can’t be said for AT&T’s bootloader-locked Galaxy S4.


So what all is and isn’t working? According to Kondik, he just got started on things today, but just about everything works already. Despite what the original screenshot shows, that also includes the radio. There will probably need to be more testing before he releases the build to the public, but it’s still hard not to be awe over how quickly Steve Kondik was able to get CyanogenMod working on the Galaxy S4.

For those considering the Galaxy S4, do you plan to eventually run a custom ROM like CyanogenMod, or would you rather stick with Samsung’s TouchWiz build?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
  • brararsh

    What about i9500 International Version??

  • Abdul

    Now that was quick, seems S4 is really on many devs minds.

  • MasterMuffin

    How is it unofficial if the founder of CM ported it? :)

    • Mike Reid

      Because that build was unofficial, and not available in the usual place for officials: http://get.cm/

      And,… he gets to decide what’s official and what isn’t, LOL. :)

  • mali

    Touch wiz is horrible shIt!.. Always having copy and paste issues

  • mu5a5hi

    Beautiful. Can’t wait to see a Verizon Bootloader hack and this combined..

  • whoknowswhereor

    And just like that you turned a great phone into a buggy sammy featureless phone…. why. Stick to stock and root folks. It’s the smoothest, least bugs, most features.

    • vampyren

      Totally agree. I like the extra features as well.

  • RaptorOO7

    So, once CM10.x is all tighten up and ready for the GS4, and we install it, can we then reload some of the Samsung .apk’s we want that will clearly get lost in the move? I’m sure there are a few useful ones in there.

    • nuttmeg

      Alot of samsung apps are touch wiz feature and will not work.

    • Arsenal™

      samsung apps require touchwiz framework which isn’t available in CM

  • cahluis@yahoo.com

    When is available the galaxy 4 on t mobile stores