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Taking ROM Submissions for Custom ROM Friday!


With the number of devices ever growing, it’s hard for us to keep track of the individual ROM’s and hacks for each phone. At this rate, it’s simply impossible. Back when we all had the OG DROID, life was good. But now, it appears to be time to outsource this task to you, the community. To make sure we are giving you the best the developers have to offer, we are asking that you submit your favorite ROM’s for us to write up on our Custom ROM Fridays

CRF is a way for us to show device owners the best available work out there in terms of rooting and ROM’ing. If you have a favorite developer that is pushing out some amazing work, I’m sure we would love to hear about it.

To submit a ROM for tomorrow, please place a link and brief description down below in the comments section. It would be great if you gave us just a couple of highlights that people could see and we would know what we’re missing out on.

Here’s a brief example:

*Link to forum thread or download* This ROM is for the Motorola X Phone and it’s great because it allows users to change the color of their notification area and to turn cats into dogs.

Tomorrow, we will go over any submissions and write up a few to share with everyone.

  • Mark

    So much for “writ[ing] up a few to share with everyone” 😛

  • rochak shrestha

    For Motorola razr D-wiz ROM by Dtrail1 team is awesome because its fast, stable and huge battery saver.

    Check out the ROM at


  • michael arazan

    How about a ROM that Is Stock Android for those who want the Newest Stock Android on their Device but can’t get it because of the Carriers. Nothing but a Stock Copy without someone’s ad-ons, Just the meat and potatoes for regular stock enthusiasts

  • MrWicket

    Shiny OTA! It’s the greatest thing since Bugless Beast! 🙂

  • Justin Latham

    Paranoid Android 3+ it is fantastic! I get remarkable performance and battery life, though that may be due to my kernel, but I love it and the pie controls are AMAZING I LOVE IT!

  • Ivon Liu
  • ChuckDz3

    Project Elite! Greg is still diligently working hard on this rom. I’ve been running his nightlies for the past few months and it has been great. Very fast and stable with just the right amount of added features.

  • the5th2000

    It has to be Paranoid Android http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1619582 Gives TOTAL versatility and flexability and unleashes the real potential of your device in exactly the way you want. And it’s super stable and smooth, (almost) everything written and tested by devs. I’d even pay for it if I had to…

  • fer

    xylon rom FTW

  • You should start doing them every Friday again, for the three current Nexuses (Nexii).

  • Superdroid

    Jelly Beans 9 (Beanstown) VZW GN2

  • ryanallaire

    H311srom, awesome ROM! GSIII

  • Darksthour


    Hashcode and Dhacker29 and their Kexec roms for Droid 3. I know its just a port of AOKP/CM however its more the work that was done for the phone that Moto ignored and wasn’t giving ICS. They have done so much for this phone and its users that are patiently waiting for the next big thing for an upgrade. Something that should already be done by the manufactures but weren’t. I nominate them based off my idea that this is what android development and open source is all about. Not only being able to bring new features and updates to phones that might not normally see them and truly making your phone. Not a phone locked down to carriers and what Moto things blur should look like.

  • Bryan Buysse

    Project Elite Nexus on Toro, amazing ROM!

  • Jim McClain


  • http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1953008 Galaxy Mod is pretty awesome if you have a Galaxy S3! Has tons of mods which is something stock based ROMS are missing.

  • skylordusa1

    Hands down the best ROM for both the LTE and GSM Galaxy Nexus is JBSourcery. They are also working on a port to the Nexus 7. It is a one stop shop with everything built in. It has in-rom updates as well as every single mod you can think of built in so changing anything is as easy as a simple click from your phone. Oh and it also turns cats into dogs hahahhahaha.


  • big hairt

    ATOM. Nothing else touches the speed and smoothness.

  • Guest


  • Hep

    Just installed Paranoid Android 3+ yesterday and loving it! This is the smoothest ROM I’ve used yet. And the fact that you can customize each app, is awesome.

  • e_droid

    Question: What is the best TouchWiz ROM for the VZW GS III? I just miss the camera otherwise I’d stick with a pure JB ROM.

  • topherct

    MMuzzy French Vanilla Toro

  • e_droid

    Pure Google AOSP for Verizon Galaxy S III is a great lean ROM where it’s focus is JellyBean and speed. Stupid fast and very simple – no bells or whistles!

  • Tim Swann

    I’ve tried out Liquid, AOKP, CM and another, but Project Elite (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/project-elite-nexus/189488-welcome-project-elite-gnex-section.html) has been by far the smoothest with just a handful of the right customizable options. It has a stock feel too. I won’t switch to any other ROM as my daily driver

  • Rockrdr

    Team JBSourcery ROCKS..great ROM full customs, smooth, no issues..


    • [[[…babysmoker…]]]

      Team Sourcery all the way. Switched over from AOKP months ago & haven’t looked back since. Endlessly customizable, & they released an experimental build (4.5.5) literally hours after 4.2.2 went up on AOSP. Absolutely brilliant, & the devs are fantastic folks & always easily accessible via their IRL. Now, all that said…. all of this Carbon hype has peaked my interest to the point that I’m doing a nandroid…. now ;p

  • Rickerbilly
    • Tex

      Lovin’ Jelly Beans 8 on my Note 2

  • joejoe5709

    I went from CM10.1 to Paranoid Android. It’s not perfect and there are some things I miss from CM, but it’s still my favorite ROM so far. I’m not sure I could go back to on screen keys. Whenever I take it out of Expanded Desktop I always think, “Yuck. How did I live like this?!”. I think they could find a more elegant way to display notifications and a way to automatically reposition the PIE when in landscape mode (navigating in video or games can be a little annoying), but it’s still a heck of a lot of fun. PIE+Stock Browser/Quick Controls+DashClock= An absolutely stunning Android experience that’s easy to use and set up.

  • Steve

    Nexus rom with exceptional speed and stability.

  • br_hermon

    I’m on Bugless Beast and I love that it’s stock and rock solid stable. Pete has slowed down on development (which I don’t hold against him) and I’m starting to get anxious for 4.2.2.

    I see people say Shiny or Mmuzzy. How do both compare to BB. I’d say BB is the king of stock / stable, which of those other two give him a run for his money? Is one better than another? Is either just as good as BB, otherwise I may stick with that. TIA!

    • Steve Benson

      Shiny is the new king of stock. I was a looooong-time Bugless user back to the OG Droid days and Shiny is even better.

  • Tyson Atwood

    Mmuzzy 4.2.2 French Vanilla has been great for me. Only changes are those that should be stock anyway!

  • Bigwavedave25

    Shiny “Ota-like” Stock Rom 4.2.2 – JDQ39
    Excallent choice for a “bugless” stable stock option.

  • Mark Woods

    Droid Bionic running Icarus HD

  • edwards311

    All this hype about Carbon is making me…. Making me do a nandroid and download it now!!

    • tomn1ce

      I’m feeling the same way…I guess I just found something to do when I get home….I’ve been wanting to try it but PA PIE Bld 3 is working fine for me..but I guess I’ll be giving this one a try tonight…

  • Matholomus

    Albinoman887’s ROM for the Sensation 4g.. He’s doing a lot for the dying Sensation.. He’s making our phone come back to life.. Absolutely outstanding.


  • Vanir 4.002


    Incredibly fast, no bloat, plenty of features/customizations

  • chanstar

    SHINY ROM!! It keeps the pure Google experience alive for the peeps on VZ!!


    Smoooooth and Fast!! There are many mods to flash if needed as well and many mod devs that support the ROM.

  • Steve Benson


    Shiny ROM for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. 4.2.2 JDQ39.

    Shiny is widely considered the best “stock” ota like ROM available for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. For those that have been around a while, this is the new Bugless Beast. Shiny is essentially the way Google would have delivered it if Verizon was out of the picture. This ROM is built from AOSP and 99% bone stock. The only added deviation from stock is the hidden reboot menu. Everything else is pure Android 4.2.2, BUT there are a ton of flashable mods for those who like them. This ROM is unbelievably stable and smooth.

    The developer, baldwinguy77 is extremely dedicated and knowledgeable. He takes pride in his work and his vision of what his ROM represents.

  • Uncle paul

    AOKP 4.2.2 nightly- XDA Linaro version, for Toro

    WITH AROMA!, Aroma rules!

    for the Nexus 10 NOTHING touches Paranoid Android.

  • Jon


  • Rodeojones000


    AOKP PUB (Project Unicorn Butter) builds. Originally started by an official AOKP developer, it’s a ROM with all the perks and customization of AOKP but with a ton more speed and fluidness. The original developer has since taken a break, but it’s been picked up by Bigxie (also known as Fabulous on some forums). He was the developer behind the Apex ROM for the Droid X. It’s currently available for the Maguaro, Toro, Mako, and Manta builds.

  • Lesser Version

    Atom V7 w AK Pirate Nightly Kernel. Best rom going!

  • I personally prefer Xylon. Its available for the Nexus 4 and also a ton of other devices. (Search Xylon on Goo)
    Its basically a combination of aokp, cm, paranoid android and some others I think.
    I like it because it performs well, has nightlies for alot of devices and also because it has all my favorite cm and aokp cherry picks.
    Another thing that I personally think is awesome is that most of the Holo light dialogs have been redirected to the holo dark styles in this rom.
    It makes my theme look alot better.
    Also the main dev of Xylon is I think 15! He does a great job, if you havent heard you should take a look.


  • Liquid Smooth v 2.1 for Droid 4 (Maserati)… Everything works, flat out. Android 4.2.2 on the Droid 4. Thats why its amazing

  • My Rom Revolution for Tmo GN2 FTW !! ..forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2043191

    The add on Aroma package is the best. Able to customize how much bloatware you want, app2sd mod, offers the most transparency mods on settings menus I’ve seen from any rom .. bullet kernal 1.9 ghz plus 3 other kernal options

  • muffnman

    My vote goes to the MMuzzy 4.2.2 French Vanilla ROM ( 4.2.2 JDQ39) for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus (keeping it true to its namesake)

    I use it with WillyJay’s circle battery mod + T9 dialer mod.
    It includes tweakable 4.2 style toggles in the notification drawer
    Expanded Desktop
    Force Kill All (with nice animation)
    Enhanced Power Menu
    Native Tethering
    Great battery life
    Nice selection of mods available to add in a la carte (so as not to bog down the ROM with unnecessary tweak options providing increased stability)


  • DaveTea

    If you are on a VZW G-Nex the MMuzzyROM is pretty perfect: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1762846

  • CM 10.1 on GNex VZW.

  • I’ve been running MMuzzy on my GNex ever since BuglessBeast stopped updating, and it’s been awesome for me. Stable, quick, and has a good community around it.


    • cjlee89

      I tried MMuzzy but had revert back to BB. BB is much quicker on my phone than MMUzzy’s. I haven’t found a 4.2.x ROM that compares to BB.

  • jacko

    galaxy nexus evolution

    • KleenDroid

      For an older ROM it was pretty good. Hasn’t been updated in a while.

      • jacko

        im running his 4.2.2 which will be released very soon
        check his op on rootz

  • ynksbsbll2


    Atom for the Gnex (also non-themed for the N7). Extremely fast and fluid with a great customization options.

  • maratu

    I’ve tried nearly every rom off both Rootz and XDA, and not one have made my Gnex feel better than ATOM:


    • KleenDroid

      I agree that Atom is a great ROM. I am running it on my Nexus 7.

      I’ve not tried version 7 on my phone yet cause I am kinda hooked on Purity. I did download it though. For fun I might make a backup and give it a try. Last version I was on was 2.

  • XenonHD for nexus 4, 7, S and galaxy nexus because it’s cool and performs really well while giving an amazing battery life.

  • KleenDroid

    Purity ROM for the Verizon Gnex.


    I also use the AK kernels which work great. The Purity Kernel is very nice.

    The reason I greatly enjoy this ROM is wonderfully smooth and responsive it is. It is full featured. I prefer ROMs where the screen touch is very responsive. I hate it when a ROM is very good but the touch response isn’t perfect.

    People should test out ROMs to see what they like best and not just go with what everyone else seems to be running. Some of the most popular ROMs are my least favorite.

    I also like the Atom ROM.

  • AOSP ROM for Verizon RAZR M, with everything working

  • kevin

    My vote has to go to Carbon

  • Clean Rom ACE 4.5 for my Note 2!

    • tyguy829

      ewww…the whole purpose of flashing a rom on the note is to get RID of touchwiz

      • I use Nova Pro, I wanted to keep all of the S-pen functionality

      • Fattie McDoogles

        No its not.

  • Jelly ‘Beans’ Rom is what I’m running on my Verizon Galaxy Note 2. It’s s a great rom because it provides an AOSP themed experience but you don’t lose the S Pen features. The are also a number of mods and tweaks like sd swap, 50 gb Dropbox hack, and using any app in multi window.


    • Yoderz

      I’m a huge fan of beantown’s work. I’m running his ROM on my sg3 specifically for his aosp theme and because he’s consistent with updates.

  • Idioteque

    Project Elite for the galaxy nexus! 4.2.2

  • EvanTheGamer
    • KleenDroid

      Awesome! Question… You mentioned unexpected reboots. I’ve not been on any ROM that had unexpected reboots and I’ve been on most everything.

      What have you been running that has unexpected reboots?

      • EvanTheGamer

        I had BB 4.1.2 flashed for quite some time(several months), then like later on, I started seeing unexpected reboots every now and again. Whenever I started doing something, whether it being texting, playing a game, using an app, etc, all of nowhere, REBOOT. But then I noticed in Pete’s description it said that the ROM can cause reboots, so then I knew it wasn’t me that was causing the reboots.

  • Bart

    I use Paranoid Rom 3.0 with the Unity Launcher add on on my Galaxy Nexus. Great Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Rom.

    • Guest

      Cluttttttttttered!. Sorry. lol

      • Fattie McDoogles

        I agree lol but whatever makes him happy. More power to you Bart.

    • trwb

      Didn’t know about unity launcher. Giving it a try now. Thanks!

  • My vote is for Carbon as well!

  • schmaltzy

    Carbon ROM all the way. Amazing ROM!


    • tyguy829

      I agree with carbon. It’s the old liquid team that broke off and created this beats. Tons of customization, 4.2.2 based, and crazy fast. Oh, and it supports a ton of devices. Here is the generic link for a description/downloads for all devices on goo.im


      • John

        Been using CM for quite some time but Carbon has definitely been on my next to check out list.

        • tyguy829

          i was on cm since the first nightlies of cm9, but cm10.1 got choppy on my gnex lately. Carbon kanged a bunch of CM’s features, plus added more while making it a lot smoother too. Highly recommend

        • Fattie McDoogles

          I just switched. Its pretty nice. Its CM with a bunch of tweaks that let you really customize it.

      • Troy Myers

        I’m on this train too. First aosp rom to play nice with my verizon s3. So happy with it

        • kane

          Guess you haven’t used many roms then. I’ve used numerous Cyanomen stables and nightlies. Same with AOKP. I’ve tried Codename Android, CNA had the most bugs but all have worked fine. No rom is perfect nor will they ever be

      • ALAYNA

        upto I saw the paycheck that said $4114, I be certain that…my… father in law was realy earning money in their spare time on there computar.. there sisters neighbour had bean doing this for only 11 months and at present repayed the mortgage on there condo and bought a brand new audi. I went here, http://www.nydailynews.com.qr.net/j9qp/hollydayIn

        • AINSLEY

          Really ??

      • rotz055

        Truly an awesome rom. Best rom I’ve put on my toro since CM10.0 stable release.

    • Thanks guys! Opening this page to see so many people vote for us is really awesome. We’re just getting started!

      Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/Carbonrom and download at http://goo.im/devs/carbon. We’re releasing a new build with PIE today!

      • tomn1ce

        Nice….Thanks for all your hard work guys…I’ve been contemplating on flashing this one..but didn’t want to let go of PIE…I’m currently using PA PIE Bld 3 on my G-Nexus but I’ll be trying this one when I get home today…

    • Jonathan Bunch

      Another vote for carbon! Great devs! Great ROM! Running on my toro!

    • Yes! I even made a quick video showing off some of the features on Note 2 and Nexus if anyone wants to check it out. Seriously an amazing ROM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvhe7RObrXY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    • After hearing it so highly recommended i gave carbon a go on my verizon note II. Awesome! The best AOSP-based rom i’ve tried yet. Stable and very fast

    • shamu11

      How’s battery life for this rom when paired with franco kernel?

    • shamu11

      haha I cracked and went for this rom!

    • Josue Maldonado

      I second that! Great ROM!

  • ilikechicken


    Shiny OTA-Like for the VZW G-Nex. It’s the new Buggless Beast… and 4.2.2 it s pretty awesome.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Wholeheartedly agree about SHINY ROM! It’s the SHINIEST most badass custom stock ROM on the planet right now!

      My G-Nex has been sporting Shiny for a week now and couldn’t be any happier about that decision to flash it. It’s incredibly buttery smooth and fantastic!

      • KleenDroid

        LOL. How many other ROMs did you try before making this choice?

        Its a nice ROM and I used it for a couple days.

        • EvanTheGamer

          And your point? Shiny is easily the best stock ROM on the planet, and no one will change my mind about that, not even the likes of you, friend.

          • KleenDroid

            ? I have no desire to change your mind. Roms are a personal preference sort of thing and if you are are thrilled that is all that matters.

            For myself I like to try almost everything and then make the choice of what is best for me.

            I am thrilled that you are thrilled!

        • EvanTheGamer

          Although, now that I’ve heard about Carbon, hmm….damnit! lol

          You try Carbon yet? Any good?

    • Shiny is currently the best for Stock-Like ROMs on the G-Nex. Best one around if you don’t need extras. Super Stable, which is important as I only have a Daily Driver phone.

    • More thumbs up for Shiny! So glad I found it after BB development stopped.

    • chanstar

      Shiny for sure!!

    • Bigwavedave25

      Agreed. Solid stock-like rom with only minimal customization to make things work. And work well it does. Only downside is for the Vz Galaxy Nexus only, not multiple devices.

      Selling factors other than stability:
      -The Dev is the most informative and active of any custom rom that I have ever spent time on. The OP will attest to that.
      – Lots of flashable mods available if you want to tinker a little.

      Seriously, people are down voting others opinions on which rom to run or try out, what are we in 3rd grade!?!

      • DaveTea

        Yep. Pretty much why I dont bother with this site anymore, at least not with the comments.

    • Love it. Love Stock, Vanilla Android and this is a close as it gets. Great for us VZW Galaxy Nexus users wanting updates.

    • MrWicket

      yep Shiny OTA! guess I should have scrolled down a bit to have seen this, guess I should have assumed it was already voted for since it’s awesome. 🙂

    • David Cosme Jr.

      Well that sealed the deal for me. I’m downloading it now!

  • Bobby Cornwell

    I wish there was PACman rom 4.2.2 for my VZW Galaxy Nexus!

  • Justin Winker

    Paranoid Android for Nexus 4. Pie fibrils rock and the hybrid engine allows a further degree if customizability than most other ROMs have. http://goo.im/devs/paranoidandroid/roms/mako

    • Best. Rom. Ever.

    • NorCalGuy

      I was running pa for a while but a lot of options seem to be missing so I switch back over to AOKP linaro builds and it has LMT built in which is the og pie app plus a lot more customized items within the pie. Also if combined with something like nova prime and PGM you can add gesteurs and not have any buttons even for turning your phone on and off

    • rodney11ride

      do you run it in tablet mode? just curious on how people are running it? i ran it back a while ago when you could change each individual app… pretty dang cool.

      • Justin Winker

        Tablet mode ft. You can still customize individual apps but I haven’t done that yet.

  • breadable

    You guys read my mind last night for what I wanted to see in a future post. I have a Droid 4 and a Gnex I’ve been looking for roms for. Its definitely not as easy as in the OG days to sort out whats out there.

  • nobody72

    Cleanrom ace 4.5 for verizon or at&t note.

  • Austin Warren

    I need a good rom for my Verizon Galaxy Note 2. Any recommendations?