Help Changing Phone Model


My Galaxy S4 is of the model SCH-I545, which is not largely supported for rooting, Ubuntu Touch, etc. Would it be possible to change my phone to a new model by installing other S4 firmware, or something of that sort?


Moderati ergo sum
Probably not. While the models are close, they have hardware differences which make using the proper root method/rom critical. You might be able to trick an app into thinking it's installed on a different model, but you can't trick the hardware into changing to something it's not. Sorry. :(

James L

Android Expert
Depends on the build # if you can currently root that device or not. OC1, 5.0.1 are a no go.
Anything less is fine.
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Android Expert
Rooted mine,played around with stock deodexed rom and Stangs 5.0 rom. Finally flashed back stock and sold it. I hate locked bootloader.


I have a s4 from sprint that I unlocked for metro with a tmoble rom. When I swiched roms my model number changed same with my s6 edge after rooting. Other then that I havnt seen it done.