5 Best Custom ROMs for your Android phone in 2020

What is a Custom ROM?

A custom ROM is a third-party developed OS by a developer and mostly it is published on XDA-labs. The custom ROMs have different versions supporting different phones. Most of the ROMs have the support of almost all famous phones. Users can give a try if the developers support their phones or not. They can even request the developer to give support for their particular phone.


Before you proceed any further, go through what is required to install a custom ROM on your device.

  • Unlocked Bootloader
  • Custom Recovery TWRP, Orangefox etc.
  • Best Custom ROMs for Android
  • So below is the list of 5 best custom ROMs for Android and their features along with how to install them in general. Installation varies from device-to-device so before you install, have a look at their official page on ‘how to install links’ for everything that has been provided below.

1. Evolution-X ROM

This is the most stable ROM from the list. The developer provides timely OTA and security patches. It has a good battery life and is very much stable. Usually, a new update arrives within a week. Lots of new features are added.

Recently they have added Face Unlock on a few of their devices which is ported from Oxygen OS. It also has edge lighting from the Oneplus 7 pro. There’s a long list of customizations available in Evolution-x ROM. The full list of features is right below

2. Havoc-OS

The name of the ROM is enough to tell you that this ROM has tons of customizations. The ROM is based on AOSP and Pixel experience so it has a vanilla Android running with its own level of customization.

The ROM is stable enough to be the daily driver and gives a decent battery but not the excellent. Though installing a custom Kernel could improve battery backup even more. The features list of Havoc OS is pretty long so here’s the full list of features.

3. Pixel Experience ROM

If you are tired of heavy Android skins in your phone which certainly sucks the battery and RAM and you want something plain and simple. This is the one, the Pixel experience ROM, the ROM ported for phones from Pixel devices.

It is completely stock and gives the vanilla experience of Android. No unnecessary bloats are added, only the required features and customizations are available. The ROM is very much stable and is good for daily usage.

4. Cr-Droid ROM

The Cr-Droid ROM is simple yet customizable. Their main focus is always been to keep the ROM lite and simple along with giving customizations and features. The ROM officially supports 61 devices as per the list on their website and the key highlights of their ROM are simple-customize-secure.

The developer of this ROM has been developing for a very long time so the ROM comes from an experienced developer. It is stable enough to be the daily driver for you.

5. Lineage OS

The LineageOS is one of the oldest custom ROMs we have amongst the rest of the best custom ROMs. Earlier it was named as Cynagenmod, but lately, they have changed it to LineageOS. The ROM is totally AOSP based and has some basic customization options.

LineageOS supports almost all Android phones around the world. Recently LineageOS got updated to version 17.1 giving us more stability and customization options. This ROM is not at all heavy but it’s almost in its raw form.

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