10 Best Custom ROM for Android

These Best Android Custom ROMs brings a great personalized experience on Android devices

10 Best Custom ROMs for Android

The best thing about open-source software is that it allows users to customize almost every way one can imagine. All you need to root android device and take control of the core system. To get the full potential of your smartphone or tablet, you need to choose and installed the right Custom ROM.

Rooting your phone and installing a custom ROM require advance knowledge on flashing files. Make sure you read all the FAQ for your chosen ROM and also make sure it will work on your device. Follow the guidelines available on ROM author’s website.

What are the 10 best Custom ROMs?

There are many custom firmware available with their unique features and mods. Here we list the best of them.

PARANOID

PARANOID-android-rom

Paranoid Android is the first ROM based on the Android JellyBean source and it has added tons of extra features that another ROM does not offer. Over the years the developer team has added a lot of modern and advanced features such as gesture controls, on-screen fingerprint support, a doze system for better battery management, a built-in screen recorder app, and screenshot-taking features similar to google pixel phones, and much more.

Its main advantages are the hybrid mode, which allows you to adjust the dimensions of an element without changing equipment configurations, you can change the colors, resolution, and layout of the application interface; Alternative navigation controls that do not take up screen space and are activated by gestures and a good android multitasking experience. The latest version of the ROM is Paranoid Android Quartz 5.

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Lineage ROMs aka CyanogenMod

Lineage ROM or CM ROM for android

Lineage ROM formerly known as CyanogenMod is one of the most popular custom ROM for Android because of its support for a large number of devices and features with the enhancements not included in the stock versions of Android. You will get support for themes, lock screen gestures, DSP Equalizer, FLAC player support, web browser with security and true incognito mode, etc. CyanogenMod allows endless changes to the system as well as offering custom themes for the operating system interface. The native Lineage ROMs app makes it easy to find and get the most recent version of the ROM for your device.

MIUI

MIUI 12 Android ROM

MIUI is a ROM based on AOSP and is known to completely change the look of Android, from a personalized home screen, MIUI applications as the media player, a customizable notification bar, the file browser, to its own launcher and the firmware application – gallery, camera app with fullscreen mode, and other interesting applications. We particularly like the Super wallpapers that offer a terrific viewing across different screens.

MIUI is still one of the best ROMs available, with a beautiful interface and great possibilities for customization. Also, better privacy is another main aspect of this popular ROM. MIUI started in China as part of the Xiaomi phone but now has expanded to a lot of brands and models of phones like Samsung Galaxy S phones.

Bliss Rom

Bliss ROM android custom rom

Bliss ROM is a newer custom ROM for Android smartphones and tablets. It is also available for Windows devices like Surface Pro. There is even an Android PC emulator available to download. The main focus of the ROM is a customized launcher and desktop mode that gives a unique user experience. Furthermore, it has the ability to customize almost every element of the user interface design. The tweak assist lets the user adjust the performance and other settings to tune the battery consumption level.

Revenge OS

Revenge OS for android

Revenge OS has gain popularity in a short time because it is based on the Android Open Source Project and always keeps up with the latest build. The ROM is extremely lightweight and bloat-free by keeping only the core part of the OS for a buttery smooth run. However, the developer still manages to offer enough customization options. You can enjoy new looks with unlimited color gradients and even apply the custom clock faces and widgets we saw on the latest android beta version. The revenge launcher app is super simple yet comes with support for icons packs, custom widgets, and supports Google Feed.

EvolutionX

EvolutionX custom ROM

For those who want to get a stock android experience similar to the Google Pixel phones, EvolutionX is the ultimate custom ROM based on vanilla AOSP. It is one of the most customizable custom ROMs with an active development that quickly adopts the latest android OS. EvolutionX custom ROM is mainly known for its performance and stability that efficiently manages tasks to get the best out of CPU and GPU with better battery life.

OmniROM

OmniROM for Android

OmniROM for Android, being developed by some ex-developers of CyanogenMod and some new developers, comes with almost the same features of CyanogenMod, but with the addition of being open source and there are more developers who are helping to make it more popular and has more features in each nightly or stable release, what turns out to be more than good option to install on your device, taking some of the compatibility with smartphones/tablets most famous scene.

Havoc-OS

Havoc OS for android

Do not get fooled with the initial look of Havoc-OS. Once start you start using the OS for some time, you will be amazed to see how awesome it is with tons of little things that make the android experience better. We like the mods included for the Status bar, buttons, lights, gestures, etc. You can also tweak plenty of configurations based on your personal preference. It borrowed plenty from the Resurrection Remix OS and Paranoid ROM. But unlike them, it’s continuously getting updated to the latest version of Android OS. Overall, Havoc OS is a good choice in the long as the developer team is quite active to bring new features.

Pixel Experience

Pixel Experience ROM

Pixel Experience is another stock-based ROM that brings Pixel-like features such as Google Assistant, built-in GCam support, Pixel live wallpapers, and more to other popular phones including Xiaomi, Realme, and Samsung phones. It has a great list of features and the ability to create shortcuts on the home screen, shortcuts to specific applications, gesture controls. You can also customize notifications and has a feature to invert the colors of the interface. The only drawback is the long wait for the latest version of OS as the team wants to ensure a stable build for all users.

crDroid

crDroid custom ROM

Since AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) has become an abandoned project, crDroid takes the spot as the AOSP based ROM. At first glance, it looks like the standard version of Android, but in the settings option, you can see that offers much more in terms of customization options. It supports most high-end devices with various modifications to the source code of android hidden in factory terminals. Users can customize buttons for shortcuts or create their own, add different vibration patterns and swipes gestures to improve the user experience.

These are the best custom ROMs out there among other custom firmware for android devices. Each of them had its own advantages. Lineage ROMs aka CyanogenMod is famous for its stability, Paranoid Android offers a lot of customization, Revenge OS is well known for solid performance, Miui is the most simple and lightning-fast OS, Havoc-OS is good for beginners and EvolutionX offers great battery life. It’s your turn to decide which ROM you are going with.

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Khaled Shariar
Khaled is using Android OS since the very first Google Phone. Back in 2008, he started getandroidstuff.com to help other Android users to find the right Applications/ Games and solving issues with their phone. Khaled also works in Creative Media Design.

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