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Question of the Day: What’s Your Current Custom ROM Setup?


With the choices for custom ROM builds seemingly never ending and constantly evolving thanks to the release of new Android OS versions, a reader wrote in hoping we could get the community’s feedback as to which ones are their favorites and are currently being run on their phones. We have asked this question before, but it has been a while and we’ve seen the launch of many new ROM’s thanks to Jelly Bean’s debut. 

With the larger names being in the mainstream such as CyanogenMod, AOKP, Bugless Beast, and others, it can be hard for someone new to the game to know which ones to try out first. To help with this, we want to see your current custom ROM setup in the comments down below. For example, I am currently using the HTC One X with an Android 4.1.1 AOSP build called Endeavoru. On my Galaxy Nexus, I am running an AOKP build that I just can’t get enough of.

Now it’s your turn. Let us know which phone you’re using and which custom ROM you’re running. Feel free to give a link to the ROM for others to try out.

Cheers Chris!

  • palomosan

    Verizon Gnex running Jelly Bean Bamf Parading 2.1, butter.

  • chrizzle30

    Without a doubt, Bugless Beast on VZW Gnex. The latest update solves the battery issues and slow boot!!

  • spliced249

    AOKP 8/8 Release Jelly Bean

  • Southrncomfortjm

    GNex running VanirAOSP. Fastest rom I’ve tried by far and great battery life.

  • Bigwavedave25

    GNex with Bugless Beast 4.4.X currently on 8/03…. (ooh, i see there is a new update! downloading!!!)

  • Verizon galaxy nexus w/bugless beast

  • jeffbass2x

    GNex w/ Bugless Beast (Jelly Bean)

  • jcorf

    VZW Galaxy Nexus and AOKP Milestone 6.

  • ducati

    GNex VanirAOSPv2.1… its stopped fast! Left job liquid smooth and bug less best for it!

    • ducati

      Edit: stoopid fast*

  • Justin

    Gnex – Bugless Beast latest nightly (Jellybean)
    N7 – winners CM10 KANG latest nightly (Jellybean)

  • rodd berlin

    I’m currently using GNEX with AOKP 8/8 Nightlies. Love AOKP ability to replace Nav buttons with App icons. Are there any other ROMS out there that have this feature or a mod for the rom? Don’t think I can live without it. Ha Ha!

  • Paul Ostendorf

    GNex Bugless Beast 8/7 build w/ stock kernel. Love Pete’s work. Stock feel, fast and smooth. Would love better battery life though.

  • hboens

    Ultimate Droid 3.3.0 with Chevy kernel overclocked to 1.1 gHz baby!! Best rom there is!!

  • Goose306

    VZW GSIII – AOKP JB unofficial, BMc’s kernel w/ Imo lean tweaks
    DX – AOKP B39
    Nexus 7 – AOKP JB official, faux kernel

  • rkpeterson

    GNEX/Project Elite 9.0 JB

  • CM9 on a T-mobile Galaxy S2. Stable, fast and amazing battery life.

  • ntengineer

    Droid 4, ICS, CM9

  • derek connolly

    AOKP nightly build on both Gnex and Nexus 7

  • Jason Smith

    Toro running AOKP nightly 8/8

  • Answer2K1

    Galaxy Nexus LTE…Bugless Beast Jelly Bean 4.1.1 8-7-12 Build…… loving it!

  • KyRuMo

    Black Bean 3.0.7

    • KyRuMo

      GNEX with Black Bean 3.0.7 AOKP based

  • Paranoid jelly bean g-nex, tablet mode, forgot the kernel,


  • kuboo99

    AOKP Preview Builds with Franco Kernel

  • Doug Dunfee

    Toro running AOKP 8-8 with latest APEX beta.

    Fear the ‘corn bisches. 🙂

  • weaponx

    DROID RAZR running Simplex ver.1.2. Awesome

  • Atrain729

    Gnex with CM10 euroskank kang

  • Droid Bionic – ICS .232 leak & rooted. Waiting for custom ROMs to become stable.

  • kixofmyg0t

    Droid X CM9
    Droid2 Global CM9
    Droid 3 CM9
    Bionic Moto ICS(232)
    Atrix CM10
    Xoom EoS 3.0 Nightly (and it SUCKS, they have ALOT of work left)
    ***** Moto ICS(and is by far the smoothest)

  • Michael Franz

    VZW GNex with Axiom Patient Zero, Trinity kernel. Smoother then smooth

  • Tim242

    GNex AOKP 8/8 build Jelly Bean.

  • MrBigFeathers

    Galaxy Nexus (VZW) with Bugless Beast 8/7

  • Brian Fundaro

    Bugless Beast toro

  • I have a galaxy note with a 4.0.4 ics mostly stock samsung build called criskelos ICS v11.1.its fast,fluid, and battery life is awesome. It plenty of extras to chose from and alot of neat toggles.
    I also have a galaxy tab 10.1(older one) running ics 4.0.4 rom called bindroid xtc gtab xeulph v5. Its basically the stock touchwizd ics that was just released rcently but with tweaks that male it better than the normal one. Also i was running aokp before which in my opinion is better if you dont care about the camera.
    Lastly i have a droid bionic running 2.3(i know right whats wrong with me) called eclipse rom 3.0. Best gingerbread rom out there. There are some newer ics builds that incoporate an unofficial/official build that allows for hardware acceleration to work and the camera and camcorder to work as well as panorama mode but i have yet to try them . There were some aokp and aosp builds but as mentioned HC(hardware acceleration) didnt work so an app like google chrome wouldnt work and the camcorder didnt work and a few other minor bugs. Only reason i havent jumped ship to newer builds was so i could try a hack to allow my bionic to work on a gsm network. Sorry i like to be specific

  • Vantucky

    GNEX (toro) running Axiom PZ V3 and Franco nightlies.

    From looking at the comments you wouldn’t think there even any ROM’s out for phones other than the GNEX…

  • Wemsi

    Codenamandroid has all wishes combined 🙂

    • panicswhenubered

      I’ve tried BB, JellyBelly, and AOKP (JB builds). Recently flashed CNA 3.1 and I couldn’t believe the difference, CNA is fast stable and I never have any WiFi/LTE data switching issues anymore.

  • I’ve been a brave lil guinea pig and following the AOKP nightlies for GNex. It’s always fun to watch as a ROM gets better and better, and to provide that support/feedback. A few more nightlies like the one 8/8, and we will probably have a stable build soon enough.

  • joejoe5709

    Galaxy Nexus with Vicious Jelly Bean

  • bsteen

    Synergy 1.6 on GS3. Smooth like butter (even though not butter).

    • Ethan

      I was considering flashing that. Any notable issues? I’ve been reading the xda and it seems like 1.6 finally has everything working.

      • bsteen

        I’ve noticed zero problems. MMS, camera, video, etc. all seem to work. And it seems amazingly quick launching programs, moving between screens, etc. Haven’t had it long enough to know about battery power (just became available last night), but looks good so far.

    • manny108

      I’m using Synergy 1.6 also on the S3. This was my first Rom. Runs really smooth but the battery life is not that great.

  • VZW Nexus using Butternutz and PBJB

  • mplacido9

    Vzw GNex running Bugless Beast. Bugless Beast is mostly stock. Just the way I like it. Always super smooth.

  • Brandon Sikes

    I’m using JellyBelly 5.6. It sucks balls. Battery life sucks and wifi reboots the phone. About to flash Bugless Beast back to my phone. Can’t beat rock steadyness.

  • gbenj

    Gnex with Buggless Beast. (Shoutout to Willjay’s mods)

  • What happened to AOKP? Their last release was milestone 6 about a month ago (July 8). I’ve heard rumor of nightly builds running JB, but there is absolutely NOTHING on aokp.co

  • Velhym

    Droid X – Liberty 3 v2.0

    • Tom

      Liberty 3 v2.0 was by far the best ROM for my Droid 2

  • pulptastic

    LTE Gnex
    Paranoid Android 1.97a
    Trinity Kernel 1344-307 stable 35
    And loving it! PA/CM is getting caught up, almost as good as the ICS version was with a few minor bugs, nothing disruptive.

  • rodney11ride

    Gnex with 8/7 Bugless Beast 4.1.1

  • Boblank84

    running aokp nightlies on grouper and toro. trinity kernel on grouper and franco on toro.

  • Ryan

    Been using AOKP since January, running a nightly build of the JB branch currently (can’t wait until the team gets all the old features from the milestone builds back in). Previously ran CM on my Nexus for a short period of time and of course on the OG Droid after running a few different JRummy’s builds awhile back.

  • Rob

    Codename android! I’ve tried them all and its the best with great battery life. Axiom is second.

  • jikhead

    GN w/ Bugless Beast Jelly Bean