Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition VE (GT-i9515)

Last updated: October 2015

Currently no official support from the CyangenMod Team.
There is an unofficial rom available that looks pretty stable:

Also make sure you check youtube for the latest info

Below my earlier research notes:

13 nov, 2014:

Why does the CyanogenMod One-Click Installer does not support my I9515?
For the following two reasons:
1.) The I9515 has a locked bootloader
A locked bootloader should not be confused with Android rooting.  The device's boot partition has an approved digital signature, or the carrier ID (CID) hard-coded into the OS matches a value hard-coded into the bootloader itself. 
To install an alternative ROM, the device first needs tobe unlocked. This process is called unlocking the bootloader.

2.) The I9515 is very different then the other Samsung V4 models.
The I9505 has a lot of similarities and people are trying to this get rom working

several issues with this tom: Touchscreen, WiFI, SD, Radio - it looks like new drivers and/or kernel modifications are required.

Better wait for official support from the CM team



13 september 2014
Cyanogen would have integrated the new touchscreen and wifi drivers in the kernel.

12 september 2014
No working custom rom for the I9515 yet as there is no kernel with the Touch drivers, which have been changed from 9505 to 9515.
Wuby987 now tries to create an own TouchWiz-based kernel containing these drivers. On that kernel we hope that every TW-based custom rom for the 9505 should be working. But atm he has the problem, that the Wifi doesn't work, but he doesn't know why yet.

Hope that contains it all. I also didn't read everything and my first comment was 4 days ago, so don't expect too much

Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition GT-I9515 (I9515)

This phone is different then the normal Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500  Below you will find my notes:

  I9500 (full specs)  I9505 (specs)
 (International version)

Samsung 4 LTE
 I9515 (full specs)

 System chip Samsung's own Exynos 5  5410 Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600
 CPU Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300
 GPU PowerVR SGX544MP3  Adreno 320 Adreno 320
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G NetworkLTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
 LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - SGH-i337
 OS  shipped    Jelly Bean Jelly Bean  KitKat 
 Boot loader ?  ?  ? 

i9515 cyanogenmod support? cm11? howto? I9500 rom boots but touchscreen does not seem to work
No official support at this time

xda developers
search google

there seems tobe a custom rom available


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