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Best Android Custom ROM According to the Current Development State

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Bytes: Custom ROMs are one of the best advantages of rooting Android. With a custom ROM, you can enjoy a wide range of benefits – and yes, a few downsides. These ROMs works with most Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG, HTC, Motorola, Oppo and more. Disadvantages of custom ROMs:

  • May void warranties
  • Custom ROMs may not work for all devices
  • Need to root

Many Android users will never touch a custom ROM and will be perfectly satisfied. For those of us who want to push the performance of our devices and unlock extra features, we’ll be using custom ROMs. Here are some of the benefits of switching to a Custom ROM:

Performance

Out of the box, your phone or tablet’s hardware is clocked at a speed that the manufacturer considers optimal in terms of heat and battery life. On a custom ROM, you’ll be able to overclock your hardware to get big performance increases. These changes can really show when you’re playing graphics intensive games. Another way a ROM can improve performance is by removing carrier or OEM-installed apps, known as bloatware, which can free up system resources.

Battery Life

On the flip-side of overclocking, there’s underclocking. If you don’t really need all the speed of your massive processor, you can dial it back a bit by underclocking. With your processor running at a lower speed, you can often extend battery life by days! This is something to consider if you find yourself charging your phone multiple times per day. A custom ROM, again, by removing bloatware, can help free up the CPU to do less because there are fewer apps running in the background.

Updates

One of the most frustrating things about owning an Android is waiting for your manufacturer to push an update to your phone so you can get the latest features. Often times manufacturers will even cut support for your device entirely. This leaves you stuck with a phone with an old version of Android. The solution is a custom ROM on the newest Android version. Even if your phone is stuck on KitKat, you can download and flash a ROM based on Lollipop. Many of the more popular ROMs even update on a daily basis. These updates are called “Nightlies”.

Customization

Android is already very customizable right out of the box. With a custom ROM you can even modify things like the color of your notification light, the force of your vibration, the saturation of the colors on your screen and much more. I wish I could customize myself a friend!

1: AOSPA

Paranoid Android is a custom ROM aiming to extend the system, working on enhancing the already existing beauty of Android and following the same design philosophies that were set forward by Google for Android Open Source Project.

The Good:

  • Stable updates.
  • Latest Google Security Patch.
  • No Nightly’s.
  • OTA

The Bad:

  • Available to very few devices.

2: AospExtended

AOSP Extended is an AOSP based rom which provides stock UI/UX with various customisations features along with the Substratum theme engine. The project has been made by cherry-picking various commits from various other projects. Being based on AOSP it provides a smooth and lag-free experience out of the box. We will constantly try to add more features and make it even better in future updates. A ROM by a user, for a user. #StayAOSP #ExtendYourDevice #BeExtended

The Good:

  • Stable & Weekly updates .
  • Latest Google Security Patch.
  • OTA.
  • Available to lot of devices.

The Bad:

  • You tell me.

3: Lineage OS

LineageOS, also known as LineageOS Android Distribution and Lineage, is a free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM CyanogenMod, from which it was forked in December 2016 when Cyanogen Inc. announced it was discontinuing development and shut down the infrastructure behind the project.Since Cyanogen Inc. retained the rights to the Cyanogen name, the project rebranded its fork as LineageOS.

The Good:

  • Latest Google Security Patch.
  • OTA.
  • Available to lot of devices.

The Bad:

  • Nightly updates.

4: ViperOS

Created by a Brazilian team, ViperOS aims to bring stability and useful features. If you are looking for a stable ROM with true tested features, minimal bugs and no Lineage bloatwares, then this is the place to be.

The Good:

  • Stable & Weekly updates .
  • Latest Google Security Patch.
  • OTA.
  • Available to lot of devices.

The Bad:

  • You tell me.

5: Mokee ROM

MoKee Open Source is based on the Google AOSP. We update our source code frequently to keep up with the latest development, and not forgetting to merge in special features of our own at the same time.

A small group of people from around the world who are interested in Android launched this project on the 12th of December 2012, and is committed to make this ROM better and better. Like most contributors of open source projects (Omni, CyanogenMod, Slim AOSPA etc), we are doing all these in our free time as our passion…

The Good:

  • Stable updates .
  • Latest Google Security Patch.
  • OTA.
  • Available to lot of devices.

The Bad:

  • Ads inside ROM.

6: AICP

AICP is known by everyone as Android Ice Cold Project that started on HTC Desire HD and since then evolved into a mature ROM with the BEST community you can find!!!

The Good:

  • Latest Google Security Patch.
  • OTA.
  • Available to lot of devices.

The Bad:

  • Nightly updates.

7: Xenon HD

XenonHD is a custom firmware aka ROM for various Android devices. It is based on LineageOS 14.1 with additional features, performance and battery life improvements. The idea behind XenonHD is to give users a ROM that is “blazing fast, rock stable and buttery smooth”.

The Good:

  • Latest Google Security Patch.
  • Stable builds.
  • OTA.
  • Available to lot of devices.

The Bad:

  • You tell me.

8: Resurrection Remix

Resurrection Remix the ROM has been based on CM,slim.omni and original Remix ROM builds, this creates an awesome combination of performance, customization, power and the most new features, brought directly to your Device. Many things that in previous versions were tweaked with mods, are now included by default in the ROM so, please enjoy!

The Good:

  • Latest Google Security Patch.
  • Available to lot of devices.
  • Stable builds.

The Bad:

  • No OTA.

9: Slim ROM

Slim is a custom android operating system. Their main goal is to offer users a slimmed down but still feature rich alternative to other android operating systems. The entire team work together to bring you this tailor-made beauty straight from AOSP source code.

The Good:

  • Latest Google Security Patch.
  • Available to lot of devices.
  • Stable builds.
  • OTA.

The Bad:

  • VoLTE bug.

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