After purchasing a brand new Android smartphone, you’ll love it but after a few weeks or even days you’ll start feeling as if you aren’t using the device to its full potential. You will find yourself hating the user interface of the handset, this is normal because most handset come with a stock ROM of the manufacturer and you might desire to tweak the interface completely. This is why we use the custom ROMs.

By using custom ROM, you’ll be able to get the most recent version of Android OS even if it isn’t officially released by your handset’s manufacture. Before downloading a custom ROM for your handset, make sure your Android device is rooted.

Best Custom ROMs For Android Handsets

1. CyanogenMod

This is one of the best Custom ROMs ever. The key reason behind this is the awesome feature the ROM offers. Moreover, the application has a fantastic friendly user interface.

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The app is packed with a lot of customization options, amazing themes and a pack of features. Installing the CyanogenMod does not require any tech know-how. You just have to click the installer option to install the ROM.

2. ParanoidAndroid

This is a custom ROM that has a capability of competing with the CyanogenMod. The reason to this is that the device also comes with tons of features and it’s is updated often and the interface is fantastic.

The app allows you to apply several tweaks to your Android device changing the color scheme of the navigation bar and status bar of any application to give your device a completely makeover.

Using the Hybrid Mode, you’ll be able to set applications to have a layout of a tablet on your smartphone. You can also set privacy using the privacy App privacy feature, hides the navigation and the status bars. With the floating mode, you can open a mini version of any of your recent application without leaving the current application.

3.  AOKP Custom ROM

AOKP is the third custom ROM on the list. AOKP stands for Android Open Kang Project. You’ll find the settings of the ROM in the ROM control tab. The app has a pretty list of features as well. AKOP allows you to change the height of the navigational bar to your desires. You can also make the status and navigation bar transparent.

Moreover, the app allows you to pin your applications to the navigation bar and add shortcuts to the navigation ring. AKOP also allows you to create a ribbon of application that can be pinned to the lock screen or the notification bar.

4. Slim Bean

This is one of the simplest and easiest custom ROMs for Android devices because it focuses on providing a simple interface without bugs. The ROM also allows you to update to the most recent OS version. The ROM uses a custom Kernel as the processor. The processor allows you to get a fantastic performance from your handset.

5. PAC-man ROM

The custom ROM is featured as one of the best because it has packs of features of the best ROMs like the AOKP, ParanoidAndroid and CyanogenMod.

The interface is awesome and it’s a stable ROM so you won’t have to face much problem with it. I would recommend you to give it a try.

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