So are you bored of your device stock rom? Same animations, same app drawer, same feel every day? Well your are at right place where i will tell you how you can install a new custom which will give your device a new look and feel and in addition will add more features to it.
Everyone is aware of the fact that android is one of the most preferred operating system among the users. You can use customization feature which set it apart from iOS and other operating systems. Android OS allows the users to build a customized version of Android according to the taste and preferences and that’s very custom roms comes in the picture. A custom ROM is basically a frame there that is based on the Android open source code which is offered by Google.
These custom roms gives you a way to discover exciting features and get to know about the new design which you can use to customize your Android smartphone. One good thing about Android custom roms is that they are bloatware free and at the same time it provides heavy customizations, so if you’re a guy who loves modification, I want to give your a device some customizationand get ready to knew about some of the best custom roms that you can try right now and these wrongs will help you to get the most out of your Android smartphone.
The agenda of this article will be that first i will list down the 10 best roms and then i will guide you step by step about how you can install on your device. So lets get started!!😎
1. Pixel Experience
Well talking about pixel rom , it is one of the most stable and popular rom for devices. It became popular in those days when pixel series was launched by google. As it is a stock android and contains in built live wallpapers, G-cam, google assistant. Apart from that we can do ton of customization from its setting. The most interesting fact about this rom is that it is supported by custom-ui devices like samsung, ASUS, LG, Xiomi and many more.
Some key features it has:
- Switch to dark theme based on time of the day
- Pocket detection
- Double tap to sleep on statusbar and lockscreen
- Ability to force full screen and ignore notch, useful for games and Netflix
- Custom accents color
- Battery pulse when low toggle
- Lockscreen art toggle
- LiveDisplay and reading mode
- Torch on power menu
- Disable power menu on lockscreen
- Ability to take screenshots using hardware physical keys
2. Lineage OS
So the another biggest rival in this race is the lineageOS. Just to brief you little about its history, before lineageOS there was a cyanogenMod. It was similar to lineageOS but it was shut down due to some internal conflicts between team members and then a bunch of developers were fired and soon the CEO also stepped down. So this project was completely shut down.
To proceed with supporting cyanogen project, a number of the developers, designers, device maintainers and translators produced a fork of the CyanogenMod source code and pending patches and transferred all of the attributes to LineageOS. No doubt the lineage os has inherited the cutting edge feature from its ancestor cyanogenMod.
3. AOSP Extended
Well AOSP extended as the name suggest is an open source rom which contains cherry pick commits from various developers. It also makes your desire to own a pixel device. This rom is available for many devices including OnePlus, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, Motorola and Asus devices. This rom is based on Lineage OS.
This rom comes pre-rooted and hence it saves your time from rooting the device. When you first time boot up your device, your are welcomed with the pixel launcher. Just same feel as you get on real pixel devices. The development of this rom is highly active and hence provide you with latest security patches and updates.
It contains lot of features which i can not list here so you can visit here and go through all the features.
6. MSM Extended
This is another rom which is also based upon the AOSP source but adding own tweaks and mods made this rom MSM extended. Although it was a newly launched project which came into notice after the launch of android pie.
This rom is quite similar to Oxygen OS and brings ton of customization which will feels you overwhelmed. This rom is updated with Android 10 recently and now the developers are even trying to get their hands dirty with Android 11.
7. Evolution X
8. Arrow OS
9. Bliss Rom
Al the same in it self tells a lot, this rom is also packed with such feature that gives you happy user experience. It not only develops Roms for smartphones but also for tablets and windows devices like surface pro. Talking about user experience it comes with a customized launcher and desktop mode.
Apart from including certain mod/tweaks to the customizability and functionality, this rom vastly enhances the overall visual look of the device. It contains separate settings panel called Blissify from where you can change almost everything. Right from themes to animation and lock screen interface. I would say if you want to try something different, do give a shot at Bliss ROM.
10. Paranoid android
How to install custom ROM?
- Make sure you take backup of your current data in case if anything fails. Also be aware that it will erase all application data from your device.
- Download the custom rom zip files and place it inside your internal memory.
- Remove All Lock Screen Password, Pins, Fingerprints, Sign out from Google Accounts / Samsung / MI Accounts.
- Boot into TWRP -> Wipe -> advanced wipe -> System, Data, Dalvik / Art, Cache
- Install ZIP -> your_ROM.zip & Flash It. (Don’t Flash Apps it included by Default).
- Reboot and enjoy!!
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