After you rooting your Samsung Galaxy S5 device, the first thing you may be considering is installing a custom ROM that would improve your phone in terms of performance and the overall functionality of your phone. Custom ROMs are designed for this purpose, with most featuring a ton of features that would have otherwise missed on your stocked manufacturer’s software. It is important to remember that custom ROMs should only be installed on already rooted devices and by someone who has the necessary experience to do so. There are a variety of custom ROMs developed to give the Galaxy S5 an enhanced Android user experience, but which are the best?

1. CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

If you an Android fanatic, you’ve come across the CyanogenMod custom ROM at least a few times. Cyanogen ROM tops the list as one of the most known custom ROMs. It is developed from stock Android, easy to customize and the most stable of all custom ROMs. With every new Android version update released, Cyanogen developers follow up with their own ROM update to the latest version. In most cases a custom ROM is already made available even before the official update is released.The CM 12 Android 5.02 Lollipop for Galaxy S5 features bug fixes, the Lollipop Material Design, a new user interface system and more. Flashing the CM 12 custom ROM will also get rid of all Samsung’s bloatware.

2. Omega ROM

Omega is another ROM based on stock Android. Similar to other custom ROMs, Omega also features pre-installed mods to improve your S5 performance. It features, Omega kernel v1.1, BusyBox and Adb Insecure.An AROMA installation of the Omega ROM gives you the option of installing the Omega Kernel or just sticking to the stock Kernel. Omega ROM adds a list of useful features like an option for SMS save and restore, a 5-way reboot panel, TouchWiz Launcher with scrollable wallpapers, a variety of bug fixes and much more.

3. Twi5ted Lollipop ROM

Developed by XDA users the Deviant Team and the Sickness, Twi5ted Lollipop ROM is designed to offer the fullest Lollipop experience. It is based on T-Mobile Lollipop 5.0 ROM, clocked at a stable 2.764GHz with a speedy user interface. It is compatible with most Galaxy S5 handsets that feature a Qualcomm CPU.Compared to Samsung’s TouchWiz, the Twi5ted ROM is a complete performance boost on your S5. It comes with a variety of 400 fonts with a font menu to switch between fonts. It also comes pre-installed with the latest modes including Working Private Mode, Viper4Android, 3 Minit Battery for battery icon customization, New Lock Screen Effects and more.

4. Lollipop 5.0 ROM By Ambasadii

Ambasadii is one of the Senior Members in the XDA Developers community. With many other Android accomplishments, he developed a Lollipop ROM for Galaxy S5. The firmware is based on the official Lollipop 5.0 ROM for S5 version G900FXXU1BOD3. The ROM comes with effective modifications along with a fixes for official ROMs’ bugs.Among the many features accessed on this ROM, some include S-Finder, 3 minit battery mod, Multi-Window quad view support, native flashlight toggle, modified camera app and message app, geometric mosaic, TW Launcher theme support and a lot more.

5. Space X Lollipop 5.0

Space ROM is a great ROM that is developed from G900FXXU1BOA3 firmware. With an attractive user interface, the Space X ROM is stable and runs smoothly on your Galaxy S5 device without any noticeable lags.Some of the features on Space X include a Block messages and calls option, Multi-Window mod, Call Recording, Unlimited message mod, 12 app toolbox bar, five ways reboot menu e.t.c.What are some of your favorite custom ROMs? Let us know in the comments.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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