When you’ve just rooted your Galaxy S3 smartphone, a custom ROM and how to flash it should be one of the most important things in your ‘to do’ list. Custom ROMs are meant to make your phone more productive and efficient in terms of battery life as well as performance. Amidst the many ROMs available, there are definitely those that will make you fall in love with your currently old and boring Samsung Galaxy S3 as if it were new again. However, before you install a custom ROM in your Samsung Galaxy S3, you need to make sure that you have rooted your device. Even if you’ve got the know-how on the rooting process, it’s best to follow the developer’s instructions since a number of problems have been experienced when trying to flash a custom ROM after an inattentive rooting procedure. Here are a few custom ROMs that would really be of help to you:

1.  Android Revolution HD

Having received quite a number of positive reviews, this ROM has been ranked as the best, being one of the most stable as well as the fastest ROMs for the Samsung Galaxy S3 with overwhelming support from the developers.

The ROM, which is an improved version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 ROM, it is currently based on the 4.3 Jelly Bean auto-flow of the Galaxy S3. Its features include a whole TouchWiz interface which is clean and fast. The ROM is also pre-rooted and presents itself with the latest modifications and RAM developments. Its other features that are worth noting are: updated data systems and applications, improved battery life, improved speed and better management of memory, eliminated bloatware, better CPU performance as well as OpenVPN and Flashplayer supported.

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2.  FlashingDroid

This ROM is entrenched on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It features a compacted Galaxy S5 port together with several added themes that are pre-installed. One of this ROM’s outstanding features is that it presents itself with the Viper4Android sound mod, which improves the quality of sound significantly. The ROM also allows you to overclock your Samsung device upto 1.8 Ghz for an amazing fast performance. Other features of the ROM include: installed Wallpaper ticket, S health, as well as all the S5 apps.

3.  GlamourS5

Classified as another one of the best ROMs, its features are fixed on Galaxy S5 firmware. This ROM is the most popular of the Galaxy S5-fashioned ROMs for the Galaxy S3.

Entrenched on Android KitKat 4.4.2, it includes several S5 features such as lockscreen, toolbox, settings, air commander, S5 launcher, one hand operation mode and so many more features that you’ve got to check out.

4.  LiquidSmooth

Just as its name suggests, this ROM is really smooth and fast. It’s based on AOSP and SlimROM. It is also among the most steady lightweight ROMs rooted on KitKat available for Galaxy S3. It comes with several features that include SlimPIE, stylus support, awake feature, quick unlock mode, flip feature, up-to-date power options among many other features.

5.  CarbonROM KitKat

From the Carbon team, this ROM is rooted on a vanilla Android interface. The carbon ROMs are however, are normally packed with quite a bunch of additional features such as active Display as well as Dark mode, added apps in the ring of the lockscreen, customization options on quick settings, upto 4 added apps in Quick launch, and so much more.

That was just but a list of some of the best custom ROMs, not forgetting others like Omega v58, efeXTREME lite, Hypermax Slim, BeanStalk and Paranoid SaberDroid. These custom ROMs are truly worth giving a try.

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