WanamLite XWUBMF8 V1.7 Android JB 4.2.2 Clean & Stable

Filed in Galaxy S4 by on 3 July 2013 47 Comments
Welcome to the first release of WanamLite Rom for Galaxy S4 I9500.

Thanks to RootGalaxyS4 for the video.


Features :
Based on the latest FW
Deodexed & Rooted & Zipaligned & Busybox
Unlimited SMS recipient list
Automatic SMS encoding (Arabic and other utf-8 encoding support)
Tweaked Ondemand Governor for better Battery life
Disabled scrolling cache
Removed bloatwares (Available on separate patch)
Large APN list
No incremental ringtone
Enabled Call recording
Enabled Call button on Contacts list
4 Way reboot (Recovery,Download…)
Clean build.prop for best Market compatibility
Stock Keyboard with all supported languages enabled
Kies support
Latest SuperSu update
Enabled all supported languages
Enabled call button on Contacts list
More Free Ram
Auto wipe cache & dalvik-cache before flashing
Busybox (installed on “/system/xbin”)
Disabled NFC Payment
More to come…

Adam Kernel 1.5:
CPU Voltage Control (Thanks to AndreiLux)
Screen Color and Brightness Control (Thanks to AndreiLux)
All control values (Sound, Screen) set to default stock values
Increase CPU Up_threshold

Rom Changelog:

Updated the base to XWUBMF8
Repacked Stock  XWUBMF8 Kernel (Available on a separate CWM patch)
DDUBMF8 Modem(Available on a separate CWM patch)
Adam Kernel 1.5 (Default included)
Hacked Email App
Enabled more languages
Other things i don’t remember


Mirror1  – Mirror2Mirror3 (Thanks to Korumera and Romcook for hosting my files).

Installation steps :
Copy my Rom to Internal sdcard
Install a CWM recovery, get it here, (Only if you don’t have it)
Backup, backup, backup
Flash my Rom from recovery
Don’t use the Root option from recovery (you don’t need it)
Reboot & enjoy

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  • jacky

    can someone teach me how to install this? kinda new …

    i know how to connect odin mode to pc . but after that idk what to do !

  • jacky

    y cant we use root option?

  • jacky

    why cant we use the root option ?

    • http://wanamlite.com/ Mohamed Karami (Wanam)

      Why would you use it?

      • jacky

        Im new to the whole Android system . I just recently found out that you need to root the phone in order to gain full access.
        Idk… im still learning :).

        • http://wanamlite.com/ Mohamed Karami (Wanam)

          This Rom is already Rooted, you don’t need to use the recovery option.

          • jacky

            ahh okay.. Thank you for sharing this ! :)

          • jacky

            ive successfully installed your rom and i do notice that most of the bloatwares are gone, but the cpu is acting weird… is it normal to have cpu running at 60-100% without any apps open ?

  • http://apkgalaxy.com/ APKgalaxy

    Please add Enable navigation bar 4.2.2: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2285679 in to the ROM.

    I try decompile anh compile but not work.

    Thanks so much

  • ksamj

    do i need to leave the zip folder in the internal sd after flashing with cwm????

  • Guest

    do i need to leave the zip folder in the internal sd after lashing cwm????

  • jer

    Is this ROM compatible with at&t samsung galaxy s4 sgh-1337?

  • Atila gözaslan

    thankyou for rom how to delete nfc payment on the nfc screen
    not: not nfc disabled nfc payment delete on the nfc screen

    • http://wanamlite.com/ Mohamed Karami (Wanam)

      It was deleted on V1.7!

  • Chris

    Wanam: I need an LTE version. When can I expect it to be done? The sooner the better

  • jk23

    if i come from stock rom di i have to do all 3 wipe before flashing ypur rom??

  • Ali

    Thank you for the great effort Mohamed, does this version contain the Wolfson Sound Control? Also, how do I install specific removed apps (not the whole pack, but only a few of the apps), Thanks a lot!

  • Tarek Alward

    Hello Wanam,

    First of all, I’d like to express my thanks and appreciation for you hard work and efforts. I am really enjoying your ROMs.

    I was wondering if the firmware used in this version includes any fixes for the infamous camera reboot problem and other memory management issues.

    Upon doing some research, I stumbled upon XXUBMEA, which supposedly solves the camera reboot issue and allows for moving of apps to sd. Is this firmware any different (better/worse/the same) to XXUBMEA?


  • Ankit

    Hi wanam,,
    I have rooted my phone recently. After rooting I found that my wifi and bluetooth both are not working. One solution that was mentioned was to flash with custom rom. I thought that ur rom is best , so I used your rom but still my wifi and bluetooth is not working. Any solution??
    This happened after rooting!!!

  • tarek khateeb

    Hi wanam ,
    Thank you for great work!

    One Q plaese : can i open the zip file of “removed apps” and remove from there
    an .apk files?? such as chaton or samsung hub ?!!
    and rezip and flash it from cwm ?
    it well work ?!

    Thanks again!

    • Nguyen Linh

      Yes, you can do that.

      You can use Cygwin with android kitchen .


    If I came from Omega, do I need to wipe data?

  • John

    I’m currently on WanamLite UBUBMF3 V1.5 when i try to install the ROM it’s saying installation abort! What do i need?

    • http://wanamlite.com/ Mohamed Karami (Wanam)

      Check your file MD5.

      • John

        Your downloads don’t have an MD5

        • http://wanamlite.com/ Mohamed Karami (Wanam)

          Are you sure? Try to read again :) .

          • John

            I will try downloading again on windows. when i downloaded on OS X it’s uncompressing the zip file into folders,an i had to compress it again :s

          • http://wanamlite.com/ Mohamed Karami (Wanam)

            It won’t work this way because you will loose the signature if you unzip it.

          • John

            Thanks I got it working had to use my windows laptop

  • Ahmed Tantawy

    thanks , great FW

  • Zeynab Abrez

    Hello, I’ve made some changes in default_gain.conf.

    However, they changes are not taking effect, even after reboot.

    • http://wanamlite.com/ Mohamed Karami (Wanam)

      Why would you do that? you tweak the sound trough Stweaks App.

      • Zeynab Abrez

        To increase the Ringtone and speaker Volume

        • http://wanamlite.com/ Mohamed Karami (Wanam)

          You can do that trough Stweaks App.

  • nishant sutaria

    unable to start my phone … settings crashes and force stops !

    • http://wanamlite.com/ Mohamed Karami (Wanam)

      You flashed over what Rom? did you try a Wipe data?

      • nishant sutaria

        i flashed it over wanam1.6 ans yes, i did wipe data !

        • http://wanamlite.com/ Mohamed Karami (Wanam)

          There is no reasons to wipe if you update trough my Rom, but i have no idea how you can get a such crash if you did a clean installation.

          • REVERSiN

            i have the same problem now iam downloading the rom again i tried flashing over 1.6 but no go…. for some reasn even the boot animation won’t appeare and waiting doesn’t help i tried full wipe mainly formatted everythingand it wont boot… i flashed 1.6 again will see whats the issue

          • REVERSiN

            will successfully flashed after i downloaded the file again and it apparently works now it flashes as it should and of course boots….. i would say its snappier now very nice Wanam thanks!

  • Michael Hiller

    Thank you for great work!
    What different between v 1.6 and 1.7?

  • Charlie Brown

    Best rom ever super fast

    • gio_b

      dowload :GT-I9500_WanamLite.XWUBMF8.V1.7.NO-WIPE.zip

      install in external sd .power on in recovery ,install xyz.zip;all seems works fine .reboot automatically but nothing change…??? usb debugging on.
      i950000XXBMF8- perseus

  • Filip Ludwiczak

    Yes– still waiting for I9505 stable version…

  • ThiagoDamas

    Please make a LTE version!

    • Amit

      please don’t tell him what to do….
      you can ask… don’t demand…
      anyway…. Wanam… keep up the good work!!
      you are the best!

    • http://wanamlite.com/ Mohamed Karami (Wanam)

      It will be posted when it’s ready, no ETA and no need to ask.
      As i said, my PC screen is still broken, i can’t do thing faster anymore so all my update are on hold except for my I9500 :)