Want to make your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 internal storage disk space bigger? Yes, you can make it up to 11.8 GB now. Don’t stick with stock 8.9 GB disk space. Of course, this is custom modification and unofficial. So ONLY do it if you know what you are doing… Well, basically it will install a China firmware with much larger user storage partition table file. This is possible as I mentioned previous in Galaxy S4 to have more internal user storage. But too bad that Samsung did not do so in all other international models.
Are you looking for top custom kernel list for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500? Well, you will have a hard time to search for it with Google
and Bing (or Yahoo) nowadays due to their new search algorithm. Not an issue if you are a frequent XDA Forum visitor. Several custom kernels for Galaxy S4 I9500 can be found there (I9505 has more). But which is the best one? Let me tell you that. There are cofface Kernel, Razer LTS Kernel, Adam Kernel and Perseus Kernel. So far the last 2 are the active one. And has better features and support from developers. Yes, you will get root access from them. Lot of interesting goodies like Wolfson sound, CPU & GPU overclocking & undervolting and screen colour & brightness control. Just try them out to find out the best one for you…
Not getting the best signal reception on your Samsung Galaxy S4? Change its modem (radio baseband version) then. Yup, Galaxy S4 modem is the one that control the performance of signal reception, data speed, stability, coverage and battery life. By selecting the suitable one, you get the best out of your Galaxy S4. Note – even though these modems are official one but it will make your Galaxy S4 as custom status due to wrong combination with the firmware and kernel.
Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 is in the house at last. The octa core Galaxy S4 that loaded with HDPA+ (without LTE) arrives at Malaysia first. No worry, LTE version of Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 will come later. But it will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 instead of Samsung own Exynos 5 Octa SOC. Anyway, it is totally up to personal taste and choice on which version to get. For me, I prefer Exynos 5 Octa with PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU since no LTE connection at my place yet. It should perform better and faster. Good battery life too thanks to ARM big.LITTLE. Are they true? Let’s find out…
OTA software update and Samsung Kies are not the only want to update Samsung Galaxy S4. Yes, you can download official Galaxy S4 firmware and install it with Odin software manually. This method works on both I9500 and I9505 model. It is useful when downgrading firmware or upgrade from firmware with custom kernel or custom ROM. By the way, Galaxy S4 firmware is around 1.5 GB file size.