July 27, 2014

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Install AllianceROM v4.1 on Galaxy S5 G900F Android 4.4.2 Custom Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F receives AllianceROM v4.1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom firmware from XDA Developers on 13th April 2014. AllianceROM v4.1 for Galaxy S5 is based on lastest Samsung 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANE2 with additional features, performance and battery life improvements. This is very fast, stable, and feature-filled roms. Team of Recognized Developer [Goldie] strive to not only provide you with the best rom they can build, but also to give back to the Android community and their fellow developers. This ROM is Rooted, Deodexed, BusyBox, Init.d, Sqlite3, Zipaligned too. You can update Galaxy S5 G900F to AllianceROM v4.1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom firmware using the tutorial below.
If interested in official Android 4.4.2 for this phones, check out our new official ROMs selection. Your Galaxy S5 G900F should be rooted and have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod recovery / TWRP recovery) installed. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM of XDA Developers. This Galaxy S5 update would require a custom recovery in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone.

About AllianceROM:

AllianceROM intends to give the user what THEY want. Tired of flashing Roms and having to ask for little changes to suit your taste? Tired of having to manually change colors of the toggles or the battery or move your clock or make statusbar transparent or any of the other multitude of other little color and style tweaks that Android users love? Tired of flashing AROMA installer for every little change you want to make? Tired of having to add your favourite images everytime a new rom comes out?

If you answer yes to any of these then AllianceROM is for you! We have a huge array of "on the fly" options for you to play with. Make your phone to YOUR style. YOUR color. YOUR perfection.

Available in Stock, AOSP or Black Glass themes selectable on install, the majority of modifications in AllianceROM are OPTIONAL. Many you wont find on any other TW ROM and some you wont find anywhere...Xposed, AOSP or otherwise! You can turn them on and off at will. Developers try not to impose many things on people because they realise that Android is all about INDIVIDUALITY. Make YOUR Rom and YOUR phone how YOU want it and change it on a whim.

AllianceROM v4.1

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install AllianceROM v4.1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom Firmware on Galaxy S5 G900F using CyanogenMod. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution. It is always better to make a backup before doing anything with your Android device. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Disclaimer: All the official firmwares, custom ROMs, software updates, themes, mods, tools, apps, or anything provided in our blog belongs to their respective developers. Most of the custom ROMs we are providing here are from XDA Developers. We (iDroid Horizon) or the respective developers are not responsible if any of our tutorial damage or brick your device. However if you follow our instruction properly, we hope it would not bring you in trouble. If you face any problems with our tutorials, please comment below. We are sure that we can bring your device in original position.
NOTE: During the installation process, or after installing the ROM you do not like it, you can always revert back to an official firmware and fix all your problems. This might help you:

[AllianceROM v4.1] Base Rom Feature's:

  • Based on lastest Samsung 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANE2
  • Rooted, Deodexed, BusyBox, Init.d, Sqlite3, Zipaligned
  • Build.prop tweaks
  • ROM Customizer with root browser, widgets, and for OTA Updates
  • Alliance Manager Theme/Backup Engine
  • 17 Preset Styles to change theme in 1 click!
  • Ton of Alliance wallpapers courtesy of @Tired Storeman
  • New bootanim courtesy of @NunHugger
  • Enhanced Swirliness on Ripple Lockscreen
  • Adjusted Launcher Animations for MoaR Speed!
  • Modified Toolbox to allow up to 10 shortcuts instead of 5
  • Choose from 9 functions for long press back - Default, Now, Custom App, Kill, Screenshot, Lock Screen, Torch, Recents, Menu
  • Choose from 9 functions for long press home
  • Choose from 9 functions for long press menu
  • Choose from 9 functions for double press home
  • Choose from 9 functions for short press menu
  • Power longpress timeout choices
  • Double tap timeout choices
  • Killed Syscope Root Detection SystemStatus = Official
  • Total toggle amount is 34 data/flashlight/Rom control/Torch/etc
  • Enabled Quick Glance
  • Added System bg image to contacts and dialer
  • Added Asian S5 Touchwiz Theme Engine And Themes
  • Pull up in launcher to launch custom app @txr33 - Thanks fake_japanese_guy for posting the app to try in other roms which saved adding to our app picker
  • Slide left in launcher to launch custom app @txr33
  • Added About Alliance To about phone
  • Added Custom Extended Power/Reboot Menu
  • Added A ton of Open Source FlipFonts
  • Added Cyanogenmods Torch
  • Removed Knox/Carrier IQ Completely
  • Disabled Flipfont Verification Checks
  • Disabled Signature Verification Checking
  • Disabled Scrolling cache Systemwide
  • Disabled Samsungs Secure Storage
  • Enabled Hidden Lockscreens
  • Added Sliding Gallery for Lock Wallpaper
  • Added Lockscreen Festival Effects
  • Added Notification Panel Festival Effects
  • Added Selectable Fingerprint style
  • Enabled app ops permission management
  • Enabled Call/Message Blocking
  • Enabled External Sd-Card Read/Write Functionality
  • Enabled Bootanimation.zip functionality
  • Enabled Camera while on a Phone Call
  • Enabled Camera Shutter Sound Menu
  • Enabled custom longpress options on samsung keyboard
  • Enabled By Default Package Verifier OFF
  • Enabled All disabled Settings widgets
  • Enabled Clear Font Option in Settings
  • Enabled Launcher app menu list functionality
  • Added TW Launcher Rotation Toggle
  • Added Chinese IME with dark/light theme chooser (supports only english and chinese languages)
  • Added Alliance AOSP TW Home theme to tw theme chooser
  • Added A ton of Open Source FlipFonts
  • Enabled Air Wakeup
  • Enabled and Themed Floating Assistant Menu
  • Camera Lockscreen shortcut
  • Enabled Lockscreen widgets
  • Enabled Secure widgets
  • Enabled any widgets to lockscreen
  • Always maximise lockscreen widgets toggle
  • Selectable Aosp Lockscreen
  • Increased message limit per hour
  • Enabled Scheduled Messaging
  • Enabled Scheduled Messaging
  • Enabled Save Restore Messages (sms only)
  • Enabled Group Conversation Messages
  • Enabled Split View Option For Messaging When In Landscape
  • Up to 200 contacts for messages
  • Message sent time shown
  • Increased sms-mms threshold
  • General Battery and Performance Tweaks
Choose from 17 preset UI Styles and change them with a click. No rebooting

Like this AllianceROM based on the latest Android 4.4.2? 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.

Backup and some important tips

Done with USB Driver? Good. Now here we go for some work that you must do before installing this firmware. Please follow the important points that you need to take care of, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Backup your all important data and apps because during any installation of a new custom ROM or Official Firmware , your device will be wiped and cleaned with new operating system. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read below for some important tips on how to backup Android data in a easy process:
Samsung user can also backup data by using Official Sumsang Kies. If you backup data manually, you will get more options for what to choose from. You can also move your data to other Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S5 backup data to Google Nexus 10. 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.

Few more important things that you must remember before installing any custom ROMs or Official Firmwares:

  • You might face some problems in connecting your Android device to the computer. How to fix? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat.
  •  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?
  • Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on iDroid Horizon are for factory unlocked Android devices. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your device is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the device model or carrier name.
If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE on facebook to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Galaxy S5 G900F to AllianceROM v4.1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom firmware.

How to Update Galaxy S5 G900F to AllianceROM v4.1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom Firmware :

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install AllianceROM v4.1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom firmware on Galaxy S5 G900F. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Galaxy S5 G900F, then this should not be any different for you.

However, for beginners, you need to root your Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F and install a custom recovery. Please Google that up if you are unsure and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

To Remember:
  • This tutorial is only for installing AllianceROM v4.1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM on Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F. Please do not try on any other Galaxy S5 variants.
  • Your phone should be rooted and have ClockworkMod recovery installed from before.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Proceed at your own risk.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the recovery mode.
  • Samsung KIES will NOT detect your phone after installing this ROM because it is a custom firmware.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Entire Step-By-Step procedure:

Step 1 - Download AllianceROM v4.1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom firmware for Galaxy S5 G900F to your computer.

Step 2 - Connect and mount your Galaxy S5 G900F USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 - Now copy/paste the downloaded AllianceROM v4.1 zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 - Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 - Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together. You will get an exclamation mark now. Again, hold your Volume Up + Power buttons. You should now be in your Recovery Mode.

Step 6 - Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”  Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.

Step 7 - Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” 

Step 8 - Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.

Step 9 - Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.

Step 10 - Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the AllianceROM v4.1 file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 11 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now

Your Galaxy S5 G900F will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your Galaxy S5 G900F should now have AllianceROM v4.1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom Firmware installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

XDA:DevDB Information

[ROM][4.4.2]-AllianceROM-Ultimate Customisation, ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S 5

Goldie, txr33
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat

Version Information
Status: Stable

Need Help?

If you run into any problems during Updating Galaxy S5 G900F to AllianceROM v4.1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat,  feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.

1 comment:

  1. hi. i followed the steps provided. When the system reboots it shows that start logo then the screen turns off then i have to take the battery out and install the stork firmware for it to work again