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Taking Submissions for Custom ROM Friday


As someone so kindly suggested on Twitter, how about we move away from Facebook news for a minute and get back to our roots? Since tomorrow is Friday and all, it’s time for us to accept submissions for Custom ROM Friday. This is your chance, every couple of weeks, to tell us what your favorite ROM of the moment is and for which device. Sell it to us in the comments by listing out features, the developer’s name, and the device you are using it on – just make sure you leave enough details so that we know why this ROM is kick ass.

The last couple of CRFs produced BAMF, CarbonROM, and Shiny, so let’s see what else is out there.

Check out our previous Custom ROM Friday posts.

  • anuj gandhi

    i m using samsung galaxy s3 gti9300…touch to focus with flash not working….camera freezez and then says gallery not responding..plz help…i have tried super nexus rom,paranoid android rom and even liquid smooth rom….all having same problem…
    plz help…

  • ninjex

    PACman rom
    most complete rom ever

  • tomn1ce

    CarbonRom 1.6 runs great on my LTE G-Nexus. Right now I’m finishing flashin Purity v5.2.1 and take it for ride and see how that goes….at the moment my G-Nexus is rebooting after restoring my apps…

  • How about some universal Galaxy Note II Roms?

  • My vote for PACman v22.0.1 with latest gapps: CM, PA and AOKP all together for a wonderful ROM!!

    I really like it, even if I’m using this ROM only for a day (on Nexus 7 3G)!

  • Android Addict

    I’ve been very pleased with Orca Project on my GNex. Tons of features cherry picked from other ROMs like PA.

  • Happy Friday

    Nexus Evolution on both my G-Nex and Nexus 7. I used to swap ROMs like they were going out of style. This one is my goto. (daily driver is overused). Solid and nicely customizable without over the top. Including xda and rootzwiki links. Showing a little love for each flavor preference.



  • Matthew

    Any ROMs that have USB Charge Only and USB Mass Storage modes?

    • flosserelli

      You can get that with any kernel that supports fast charge.

      • Alan

        A notification option will appear for USB Charge Only when connecting to a PC?

        What about USB Mass Storage?

      • Jon M.

        Doesn’t fast charge just force the phone to charge as if it was connected to an AC wall charger? That’s bad if you use it on a PC USB port or a charger that can’t provide the required current.

        Per the USB battery charging spec when connected to a dedicated charger, a device is allowed to pull 1.5 A. Telling your phone to do this when connected to PC can damage your PC.

        • nut4gcracker

          Now you tell me. Nut4Gcracker at gmail

  • forgiventhief

    Slim Bean. http://www.slimroms.net/ Good enough that other devs are kanging their work. Smooth and battery saving, with ability to invert some apps at will with the click of a toggle, and amazing dev support on all channels xda, rootzwiki, and google+.

  • MichaelFranz

    Liquid Smooth v2.1 for the d2vzw (Galaxy S3)

    Just updated last night and is now officially on the Linux 3.4 kernel versioning. Very smooth and stable. AOSP, perfect for Galaxy S3 owners. I am gettig great battery life with close to 3-4 hours of screen on time while using 4G and that was on a beta build. Flashing this official release now!!

  • paranoid is the best one i guess

  • Tuna


  • modernbummer

    I’m going to recommend any of the Team Vanir variants for Toro. There’s Atom: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1969158. There’s Commotio: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2065370. And there’s standard Vanir: http://rootzwiki.com/topic/38860-rom-vanir-v4221-jb-422319-yeah-its-got-a-hemi/. All of them are Linaro optimized and are among the fastest ROMs available.

  • CM 10.1 for the Bionic.
    Dhacker and Hashcode have brought this device to life!
    The killer feature is that they managed to get a freakin fully functional AOSP rom on the locked down D4, Razr, & Bionic. So well that they even got recruited into the CM team. So much respect for them, even if it is just a “CM” rom

  • Smiegol

    Any custom rom for the padfone 2 will do :(.

  • GM49

    Multiple FLOATING RESIZABLE WINDOWS in Synergy rom build r443 introduces Android to functionality similar to desktop windows. Throw in BOTH Note 2 and 4.2 (photosphere) cameras along with S Voice. From the Galaxy S4 and fully functioning Pdroid support to round out an amazing rom that uses the Aroma installer. forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1792499

    • GM49

      This rom is available for the Samsung Galaxy S3 from all major Us carriers.

    • GM49

      Pdroid option is too complex for many users. It prompts for user to set custom permissions for each app installed. However, it is easy simply to choose not to include this option from the Aroma installer.

    • flosserelli

      Here’s another vote for Synergy.

  • AOKP MR6. It runs really smooth, really clean and polished features.

  • kevin3328

    Elemental x by @nitroglycerine33.. ROM is amazing got all the bells and whistles with speed stability and in my experience great battery life with default Luna kernel also developed by him

  • PaulMaddux

    I can’t believe no one had suggested. AOKP for the V GNex. Running the latest mr6 build and let me tell you the rom is stupid good. Been running with it for a few days and haven’t found a single problem yet. There are more customizations than you can throw a litter of kittens at. All of that and it runs like a bad plate of enchiladas.

  • Matt

    Tron 2.0 for the rezound by “IamNeo”. Android 4.2.2 heavily modded, full customizable kernel.

  • iYokleezy


  • motcher41

    ElementalX by nitroglycerine33

  • Carley H. Young

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  • Project E.L.E for the Nexus 4. It is a hybrid based off 4.2.2 with lots of lots of the best features from KillROM, PA, CM, AOKP, liquid, root box and trailblazer…its smoking fast, buttery smooth, stable, and good on battery. Dev is CodeNil and deserves mad props. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2173490

  • As if the name needs any plugging. The latest Cyanogenmod…. golden

  • KleenDroid

    I think everyone should try every ROM and see which one feels best for them.

    Many will end up agreeing with me that Atom422 ROM version 11 for the Nexus is the one to stick with 🙂


  • Nick Daulton

    I hear stock android is pretty nice, can we get a shout out for Google?

    • nut4gcracker

      Yep! Stock.is .not. so bad. 😀 nut4gcracker at gmail dot com , checking in!

  • NorCalGuy

    AOKP linaro by Apophis9283 for Galaxy nexus toro(Vz late), this is a flashers dream it comes bundeled in Aroma which is a all in one downloader so the ROM, gapps, choice of system apps, as well as choice of kernel there are 3 right now. That and its great for crack flashers like my self as he updates every few days and is always answering everey question he can in his xda thread often within just a few min. This ROM has all the options and even with all of them I am still able to pull 10-11hrs a day on my extended batt.

  • M.O.A.R on Sprint Galaxy S3

  • shamu11

    RASBEANJELLY!!! It’s fast, got the right customizations and has pretty dang good battery life! been very happy with it. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2028025

  • Bionic

    wasnt there supposed to be a droid life show tonight?

    • BionicLikesSargesDooDoo


  • jeff laird
  • JellyBomb Domination Rom by Josh Beach for the Galaxy Note2 on Sprint is an amazing piece of work! Very fast & stable with excellent battery life and endless customization. Josh Beach is also a themer & makes his rom look that much better than the rest. His Rom has almost 600k views on XDA and is the most popular & most used for Sprint users. It be awesome if you could choose a Sprint Rom for once and recognize this great developer. Thanks Droid Life!!



  • PAC MAN ROM!! its beastly

  • ImmaDroid

    Hey anyone with a Nexus 7? What rom do you suggest I use. I think I am using smooth rom right now, and have some battery issues. Which should I try?

    • PAC MAN with 0301 gapps and latest faux beta kernel

      • ImmaDroid

        Ok cool, I’ll check it out. Thanks man. I need to try something new. Do you know if its on goo manager? my Nexus is completely dead so i cant even check

          • ImmaDroid

            Thanks for the links Dave. i’ll give it a try since you seem to like it. I seen someone else mention it also

          • no problem. I’ve been on rasbean forever because nothing has been as smooth until this rom with this kernel. Its basically 3 roms in one Paranoid android, AOKP and CM

          • Scottyb112

            Thats cool, I was debating on going to Paranoid or CM, so i guess I’ll have them all now. Just downloaded it actually, gonna backup and flash it now

          • Scottyb112

            Im diggin it so far. Lots of customization

          • ya pretty much every customization you will every need in one rom and with faux its stupidly smooth

      • Gus

        Woo, I think I will give this a shot too.

    • Nate


    • Happy Friday

      Please see my post about Nexus Evolution. By far the best for the N7 as far as not being laggy and for smoothness. I have tried them all. Kinda liked Paranoid for awhile with the “tablet UI” but it was laggy like most of the other N7 ROMs.

    • KleenDroid

      Atom422 ROM. Version 11 over on XDA. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

  • Niall Fox

    Rootbox Rom for the Note 2: my 4.2.2 F U rom to Verizon

  • andrew piegnet

    Newtoroot’s NOS M7 sense 5 port for the DNA is pretty nice.

  • Scottyb112

    I vote Facebooks new rom. I heard that is off the chain!!!! NOT

    • Austin Warren

      Scotty doesn’t know.

      • Scottyb112

        I really don’t think he does know, that ididot… I guess I turned into a guest, Odd

      • Sofia Carter

        up to I looked at the draft ov $6424, I have faith that my mother in law was like they say truly erning money part-time on their apple labtop.. there best friend started doing this for only about 20 months and just now repayed the depts on there home and bourt themselves a Mercedes. I went here, . http://www.GoogleProjects2013now.qr.net/kg1x

        • Scottyb112

          No way!! Now I can get rich and sit on my fat butt, you saved my life Sofia.. Thank You

      • PhoenixPath


        Heh…I wonder how many people actually got that… 😉

    • I think we have a troll in our presence.

      • akeller

        He’s def not a troll

  • DroidModderX


    Jelly Bean’s Build is the perfect Rom for those who love the AOSP look and feel but don’t want to give up their beloved Touch Wiz features. This Rom is very popular it has over 750,000 views on XDA tens of thousands of downloads.

    The latest build features Pie Launcher and Per APP DPI. This has to be my favorite Rom for the Galaxy S3. Build 14 also brings support to all 4 major carriers t-mobile, verizon, sprint, at&T.


    • Big_EZ

      An older version was already featured a few weeks back. I run it on the Note 2 so I don’t give up multi window. If it weren’t for multi window I’d be on an AOSP rom.

      • DroidModderX

        MeanBean is also new on the Note2 it is by MikeyXDA his Rom is probably the most popular on the HTC Evo 4G LTE. He has built his Mean Bean Rom for the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 and it is doing pretty well over at XDA even though many VZW folks don’t know of him yet.

        It is also a Stock look and feel Rom with all the touchwiz features



        • Droid_Dude

          Another vote for MeanBean. I’m running MeanBean 1.06 on my VZW Note 2 and love it.

    • Jon Paul

      Where can i find the version for the Sprint GS3 that you mentioned. please respond, I’ve been looking for it for a while and I don’t see the link on the forum.

  • akellar


    • zwade


  • Austin Warren

    Carbon ROM on my Verizon Note 2. 4.2.2 jelly bean and all its goodness. Dark carbon is amazing.

  • Greg Morgan

    LiquidSmooth by Liquid. They’ve been around since the OG Droid days doing work. Right known running it on S3 an its great.

    • Question

      Do you get the double-click on physical buttons issue?

      • Greg Morgan

        No I disable the hardware buttons and put the on screen Navy buttons on.

        • Question

          Oh, I see. Interesting idea – would certainly prevent me from punching buttons randomly when reaching across the screen. Bit of a waste of real estate though, since the buttons take up quite a bit of space.

          • Greg Morgan

            True but I like on screen keys better than the physical ones so it works for me.

          • tomn1ce

            If that’s the case try LMT or a rom that has PIE baked in it….

  • Daniel Aceves

    I need some good roms for my galaxy note 2. Shiny feel like doing some work? 😀

  • Mudokon83

    I’d love a stable rom for Galaxy S3, I’ve tried jelly beans and super nexus and liquidsmooth and carbon and cm10.1 but all of them have something crash constantly on it (example: google music) vs. stock crappy s3 touchwiz.

    • Austin Warren

      Carbon ROM, if it supports the GS3

      • Mudokon83

        I just listed i tried carbon already, still get crashes on basic google apps like music or cm10.1 for example, i installed gapps and nothing installed.

        • Austin Warren

          Woops. Didn’t see that. V1.6 seems to fix all those I believe.

          • Rexander Wai

            I’m running Carbon 1.6.1 and its great as daily driver. No more hot reboots anymore!

    • GM49

      Synergy r433 rom has been delightful and stable for me. It allows multiple resizable Floating windows. I love having both Note 2 camera and 4.2 photosphere camera. It is easy to customize on aroma installer. If you want to keep things simple, do not choose Pdroid feature-requires setting up custom permissions for each app.

  • Daniel Aceves

    I want a good rom for the galaxy note 2. Hey shiny Feel like doing some work? 🙂

    • Austin Warren

      Carbon ROM is amazing fast and battery is great.

      • David Wonderly

        I’ll +1 carbon… I run it on my N4 and N7… Batt life is amazing and no issues at all

    • Niall Fox

      rootbox rom is great, i haven’t tried Carbon yet but Rootbox is pretty damn good