The LG V10 quickly rises to be one of the best smartphone in the Life’s Good companies name — and not just because it has a TV commercial featuring Josh-Gordon Levitt. It’s also one of the best smartphones under the LG name as we head into 2016. It’s also the newest smartphone out of the list that we would call the best smartphone from LG, and as such, developers are still working hard to create new custom ROMs for the device. Since’ it’s only the early stages in the devices life, there isn’t yet much to choose. However, we do have some custom ROMs and custom kernels available for you to install if you want to get the LG V10 away from the stock Android it came with out of the box.

The LG V10 comes from Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T phone carrier networks across the United States. You cannot buy this device from any other phone carrier network. The V10 comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, a 5.7-inch display, 16 megapixel camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 system chip and 4096 MB RAM.

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Here are the best custom ROMs for the LG V10 smartphone.

Note: Make sure you check what model number the custom ROM is made for from the download links. Whenever we create a post such as this one, it means the model numbers are all thrown into the same article. Don’t assume that all custom ROMs will work for all model numbers. Each download link will mention what model number the ROM is for somewhere on the page, either in the custom ROM thread title or the original post closer to the download link. If you still don’t see it there then have a read of some comments or leave a comment yourself if you aren’t sure, and the custom ROM poster or other people subscribed to the thread will help you out.

Files You May Need

  • You may need to root the LG V10 to install some custom ROMs on the device — see the ROM requirements for more on that. You do not always need to have root access for installing a new custom ROM, and many of the custom ROMs come with root access already.
  • You always need to install a custom recovery on the LG V10 smartphone before you can install any custom ROMs on the device. It doesn’t usually matter what custom recovery you install — TWRP recovery, CWM recovery and Philz touch recovery work for most — but sometimes a custom ROM does require a certain recovery. Check the ROM details for more information on if you need to have a particular recovery installed.

Stock ROM

The stock ROM is called the stock ROM but it actually isn’t and does come under a modified ROM. The difference between this stock ROM and the one that comes with your device out of the box is that you get BusyBox and root access along for the ride. That means you do not need to follow the guide on how to root the LG V10 to install this stock ROM on the device.

Features: BusyBox, pre-rooted.

Download: stock ROM

Blackhole ROM

The blackhole ROM is a current project happening independently and it will not be overlooked by any official team like the CyanogenMod team. The blackhole ROM goal is simple: create a basic base ROM with little to no system apps coming to the ROM by default. We know that because it’s in the description of the original poster over at XDA Developers. The reason people like to get rid of the system apps is for performance. Once this ROM gets developed to the point where it’s stable, it will increase the performance over your stock ROM on the device. The Blockhole ROM is released as a beta version and is available for the T-Mobile variant of the LG V10 smartphone.

Features: BusyBox (files only and not the application like you would normally get from the Google Play Store), Nova launcher and SuperSU.

Download: Blackhole ROM

Resurrection Remix (Unofficial)

The unofficial version of the Resurrection Remix custom ROM is available for the LG V10 smartphone now. We were a bit disappointed when we then went to check out more custom ROMs that might have been available for the LG V10 because there was a very limited development that had been done. From that perspective, we were quite relieved to find this unofficial build available. They’re never quite as good as the real thing, but if you have a decent developer doing the porting job, the unofficial builds can be good enough to work with.

The comment sections on the download link for the custom ROM threads are most important for these unofficial builds so you can read them and see what features might not be working. There’s a higher chance of some features not working when you[re dealing with unofficial ROM compared to the real versions, so you’ll want to at least glance at the comments before installing it.

That said, apart from the ones that aren’t working, you should find this unofficial version of the Resurrection Remix custom ROM gives you the same features as the official version would have.

Download: Resurrection Remix ROM

This list for the best LG V10 custom ROMs will be updated when more become available.