Install Android 7.1.1 OctOS on Galaxy S4 I9500 Nougat Custom Firmware

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Team OctOS proudly presents their latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat based custom firmware for Galaxy S4 I9500. This custom firmware contains all of the features for which OctOS is known for plus there are a couple more Android 7.1.1 exclusive features. Moreover, this is a weekly ROM so some bugs may show up and we expect that these bugs will be completely rectified in the final version. If interested in Android 7.1.1 for other phones, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Galaxy S4 I9500 to Android 7.1.1 OctOS Nougat custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your phone. Your Galaxy S4 I9500 should be rooted and have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod recovery / TWRP recovery) installed.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install Android 7.1.1 OctOS Nougat on Galaxy S4 I9500 with complete steps. Don’t forget to read all the tips below that you have to keep in mind before proceeding. Please make sure you backup all your data as given below because this tutorial will wipe your data. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s get to the tutorial now.



Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Android 7.1.1 OctOS Nougat ROM Details:

This amazing OctOS custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. A quick list of the main features in OctOS is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Galaxy S4 I9500:

  • Substatum theme engine!
  • Tentacles settings!
  • Pixel Launcher
  • KernelAdiutor-Mod
  • SuperSU
  • Power menu options
  • Screenshot
  • Screen record
  • DPI settings
  • Status bar time and date options
  • Status bar network traffic indicator
  • Status bar notification settings
  • Quick tile settings
  • Many quick tiles including Tentacles and KernelAdiutor-Mod
  • Volume button playback control
  • Volume button wake

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy S4, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this OctOS ROM based on the latest Android 7.1.1? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S4 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy S4 I9500 to Android 7.1.1 OctOS Nougat custom firmware.

  • SSM

    One of these days, maybe these guys will write an original article rather than blindly copying. This ROM is NOT for I9500. The developer posted it on the wrong thread on the XDA forum. Which was promptly copied and click baited.

  • Jason Wedderburn

    Hi I have a Galaxy i9500. When I check the download link folders it shows ROMs for Nexus phones and jfltexx (for Samsung i9505 variant). So I want to know if the post is actually for i9500 or it needs to be fixed?

    • Jason Cline

      I think its only for i9505 they always do this BS! I don’t think they care they just want clicks. Total BS! I was looking for the one for i9500 as well with no luck.

      • Ben

        Same here! Have wasted more than 10 hours time without finding the correct version of ROM for i9500.

  • mohamedperfct

    I well try

  • animea

    please help me. i9500 firmware nougat

  • Inzura Kun Devil’z

    where link download