Android 5.0 Lollipop Theme for Galaxy S4 ‘Lots Of L’ [GT-I9500 and GT-I9505]

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November 8, 2014: Hi, Keshav here. LotsOfL is being converted into a theme for now, mainly because I’m not finding enough time to learn custom ROM stuff and add lots of cool features to it. On the good side, though, I plan to brings this small but beautiful theme to some more devices. Btw, for now, it supports GT-I9500 and GT-I9505 S4 sets only.

Firmware required Any firmware ending with NI2, other recent ones might also work
Android Version Android 4.4.2, KitKat
Is this Official? No. But it’s based on official KitKat firmware by Samsung.
Release Date September 29, 2014 (beta version)
Credits Keshav (owner)

Downloads and Instructions

Well, it’s simple. Install the required firmware (base) given below for your device first. And then flash the theme for your device using a custom recovery of your choice.

Lots Of L theme: I9500: Theme Link | I9505: Theme Link

Required firmware: I9500: Link | I9505: Link (NI2 firmware for both devices, respectively!)

If you want detailed installation instructions regarding installing firmware and then zip file, look after the screenshots below.

NOTE: If your device doesn’t boot up after flashing the theme, it means you didn’t flash the firmware or modified it in some way after flashing it. So, please, flash the NI2 firmware and then simply install recovery and flash the theme. And, it won’t work on deodexed ROMs.

 

Bugs Tracker

  • Same color text and background in some pop-ups. ✔ (fixed)
  • You tell me 😉

 

Changelog

Version 0.8:

  • All pop-ups bugs fixed
  • In contacts, search field is now in tune with AOSP style.
  • Some icons and backgrounds fixed

Version 0.7:

  • All pop-ups bugs fixed (one or two remaining)
  • Updated all apps to their latest version. Some Google Apps would be done in version 0.8 (already done on my PC)

 

Android 5.0 Lollipop Theme Screenshots

Lots Of L ROM Galaxy S4 LTE 2

Lots Of L ROM Galaxy S4 LTE Settings

Lots Of L ROM Image 4

 

 

LotsOfL Android 5.0 Lollipop Theme Installation Instructions (in detail)

 

  WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

  STEP 0: CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be GT-I9500 or GT-I9505!

Do not use the procedures discussed here on any other device, at all. You have been warned!

  STEP 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

 ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

  STEP 2: INSTALL LATEST DRIVER

You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully flash stock firmware on your Galaxy S4 LTE I9505.

In case you’re not sure, follow the link below for a definitive guide for installing driver for your Galaxy S4 on your computer.

 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 DRIVERS INSTALLATION GUIDE

  STEP 3: INSTALL A SAMSUNG FIRMWARE (Important!)

You need a Samsung firmware as base, preferably the one with its name ending with NI2. Make sure that WiFi is working already, then install the theme.

 NI2 firmware: I9500: Link (1.44 GB) | I9505: Link (1.56 GB)

Need help installing the firmware, look at this guide.

  STEP 4: INSTALL A CUSTOM RECOVERY (TWRP or CWM)

You need either of the cwm or twrp recovery installed on your Galaxy S4, using which you can flash the Lots Of L custom theme.

If you need help with this, check out the guide below which contains recovery’s download link with installation instructions. Between the two below, we prefer TWRP recovery.

 Clockworkmod recovery (CWM): Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 | Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

 TWRP recovery: Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 | Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505

   STEP 5: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  DOWNLOADS

Lots Of L theme: I9500: Theme Link | I9505: Theme Link

Make sure have got NI2 firmware installed because that is required as base. See step 3 above.

NOTE:

Do not hotlink or mirror the above links. Instead, please link this page so that people can come here and get the updated direct download links for newer versions.

Be sure to transfer the theme file to your phone. And remember the location of the file.

You will need to flash them now on your device using either of ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP recovery.

We’ve got separate guide for CWM and TWRP recovery, so use the guide relevant to the recovery you have installed on your device.

  GUIDE FOR CWM RECOVERY USERS

  Example video: If you haven’t used CWM recovery before to install a .zip file of a ROM or theme or anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. Click here to watch the video

  1. Boot into recovery mode. If you’re rooted, the easiest way to boot into recovery mode would be using the QuickBoot app. Or simple use the method given below to boot into Download Mode:
    1. Power off your phone first and wait for 6-7 seconds after display is off.
    2. Press and hold these 3 buttons together until you see recovery’s screen: Volume Up + Power + Home.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup And Restore » Backup.
  3. Perform a clean-up of the device (This will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). For this:
    • Select Wipe data/Factory reset, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm factory reset (screenshot).
    • Select Wipe Cache Partition, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm wiping cache.
  4. Install the theme’s zip file:
    • Select Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard (or external sdcard, you know where your files are) » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the zip file of the theme.
      How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  5. Reboot your device. For this, go back to the main menu of recovery and select reboot system now to boot into Lots Of L theme.
GUIDE FOR TWRP RECOVERY USERS
  1. Boot into recovery mode. If you’re rooted, the easiest way to boot into recovery mode would be using the QuickBoot app. If not rooted, then search for the hardware keys combo for entering to the recovery on your device.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup » and select all check boxes and swipe on the Swipe to confirm option at the bottom of the screen to confirm backup.
  3. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). For this:
    • Select Wipe » then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option (screenshot).
  4. Install the theme’s zip file:
    • Tap on Install » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the zip file of the theme. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
      How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  5. Reboot your device. Go back to the main menu of recovery and tap on Reboot » then, tap on System to boot into Lots Of L theme.

It was easy to install ‘Lots Of L’ theme , right? Let us know how it is to your liking in comments below.

That’s it. Let us know via comments below, what you think of the theme. Happy flashing!

28 Comment

  1. Tay says: Reply

    I hope he makes one for Galaxy S5

  2. Mike says: Reply

    is the Android L Lockscreen also implemented?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Nope.
      Have you tried it?

  3. gaurav says: Reply

    zip files are not extracting

  4. gaurav says: Reply

    could u please provide a single zip file …

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      okay.. lemme see… you using 7-zip, right?

      1. gaurav says: Reply

        Yup

      2. Tay says: Reply

        Will you make one for Galaxy s5?

  5. jack says: Reply

    It doesn’t work for me. After installing, it gets stuck when the Samsung logo shows up during startup. I’ve tried wiping cache and dalvik cache. I’ve even tried wiping data. I can’t get it to work.

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      what was your previous ROM?

      1. jack says: Reply

        The official 4.3. I9505XXUEMK9 if it helps.

        1. Kapil says: Reply

          Better upgrade to an official 4.4 firmware and then try this.

          1. jack says:

            Do you think Android 4.4.2 KitKat I9506XXUCNG will work? What was your previous ROM if you don’t mind?

  6. Pola says: Reply

    it doesn’t work….after rebooting the Samsung logo appeared then the screen turned off and it doesn’t boot.

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      ​Flash a Samsung firmware for your region first, and then install the ROM. It should work that way. What was your ROM/firmware before you flashed it, btw?​

      1. Pola says: Reply

        successfully booted but WiFi doesn’t work 🙁

        1. Pola says: Reply

          i made factory reset , wipe cache partition & wipe Dalvik/ART cache but it doesn’t work…

          1. Zwo says:

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2741181

            THIS KERNEL WORKS 🙂

            think depends on “wrong” kernel.

          2. Mike says:

            Wifi is fixed by flashing the firmware twice in ODIN. 100% works this way

  7. Ephrayim Kott says: Reply

    my wifi isn’t turning on

  8. Fabio Mendes says: Reply

    try to install adam kernell after rom and everything will work nicely..In my case worked smoothly

  9. jotade says: Reply

    In Settings Mobile Networks when you select copy it FC

  10. sohail irfan says: Reply

    Need to know one thing can i install this on I337 AT&T LTE

    1. HdzBlue says: Reply

      Don’t think so

    2. Kapil says: Reply

      I know that many roms/themes for i9505 work out of box for your device, too, so I would say you can try, but do create a nandroid backup before trying the theme, one for i9505.

    3. Kapil says: Reply

      I know that many roms/themes for i9505 work out of box for your device, too, so I would say you can try, but do create a nandroid backup before trying the theme, one for i9505.

  11. molto bella ma sul mio s4 i9505 mi da un messaggio di errore…come risovere???

  12. molto bella ma sul mio s4 i9505 mi da un messaggio di errore…come risovere???

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