How To: Unlock the Galaxy S5 Notification Panel & Quick Settings on Your Galaxy S4

Unlock the Galaxy S5 Notification Panel & Quick Settings on Your Galaxy S4

Since the release of the Galaxy S5 back in April, the process of converting older models, like the Galaxy S4, to replicate the look and feel of the newest S-family member was inevitable. Galaxy users didn't want to be left out, and for good reason. The revamped interface of the S5 introduced a new color palette that was a definite improvement from the flat boring colors on older models.

We previously showed you how to get the S5's S Voice app on your S4, but today, thanks to the efforts of developer Daryl Denson, I'll be showing you how to easily swap your S4's notification panel and quick settings with those found on the S5.

Step 1: Root Your GS4

We'll be editing some text within our device's system, so root-level access is required. If you're not yet on-board, head over to our rooting guide to get started—it'll take no more than a few minutes.

Step 2: Grab the Right File Explorer

As mentioned in the previous step, we will be navigating through some system files to edit text, so you'll need a root-capable file explorer. I'll be using Root Browser in this guide, but there are many available in the Google Play Store for you to choose from, like ES File Explorer.

Step 3: Open the "Build.prop" File

On your rooted GS4, open the file explorer, navigate to system -> build.prop, then open the file to edit.

Note: To revert back to the stock GS4 look, the easiest would be to long-press the build.prop file and create a copy.

Step 4: Edit the "Build.prop" File

In build.prop, locate the following lines:

ro.product.name
ro.product.device

In editing mode, which you should already be in, change those lines to:

ro.product.name=jfltetmo
ro.product.name=jflteatt

Save the file then restart your device. If the above values don't change your toggles, try the following:

ro.product.name=kltetmo
ro.product.name=klteatt

Check Out Your New Toggles

After a reboot, pull down your panel and take a look. The S5's flat layout and round icons should be present.

(1) GS4 toggles. (2) GS5 toggles.
(1) GS4 Quick Settings. (2) GS5 Quick Settings.

Reverting back is easy, as long as you saved the file or remember the initial values, so make sure to keep those. If you like the mod, let us know what you think below in the comments section below, or hit up our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

5 Comments

Dear, please tell me that android lollipop can be installed in qmobile noir i12? its android version is 4.4.2

I'm not sure that's possible as this mod relies on the specific build.prop file associated with a Samsung Galaxy device.

Neu galaxy s4 GT-I9505 TÁ na versão Android 4.3

Versão de banda de base:
I9505VJUEMKE
Número de compilação:
JSS15J.I9505VJUEMKE
Versão kernel:
3.4.0-2210919
Se.infra@R0301-04#1
Thu Nov 28 01:13:43 KST 2013
Mas não estou conseguindo alterar.
devo fazer novo root?

tahseen afzal noir WTF

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