These are the best custom ROMs for the Nvidia Shield tablet.

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CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM:

The Cyanogen Mod 12.1 custom ROM is based on Android Open Source Project and inherits the user interface and features of Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. This custom ROM contains some custom features made by Cyanogen Mod team and added to increase the productivity of the OS. After installing you’ll fell some great energy in your tablet and it will be young again.

Features: Android 5.1 Lollipop based, custom dpi, daylight brightness sensitivity, live display, ambient display, brightness slider, tinted status bar, lock screen customization, lock screen short cuts, lock screen notifications, notification drawer customization, 4 tiles per row in notification drawer.

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CyanogenMod 13:

Now you can have the latest Android OS till now on your shield tablet: Android 6.0 Marshmallow. CyanogenMod is the first to make custom ROMs out of the latest Android OS get released by Google. CM 13 custom ROM imitates Android 6.0 Marshmallow in user interface as well as features. Cyanogen Mod team also have some signature features which the add in their every custom ROM builds.

Features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based, sources updated, OTA updater, slim PIE, slim recents, disable doze mode, breathing notifications, music tile, music control tiles can be added to notification drawer’s quick settings menu, dynamic tiles, force expanded notifications, silent mode enabled, signal cluster updates, 5 way reboot menu with restart system UI option.

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Bliss v6.0:

The Bliss team always makes some good and fast custom ROMs with CyanogenMod builds and now we have Bliss v6.0 which is based on CM 13 build. The Bliss ROM comes with some great personalization options to choose from for the best UI you want for yourself. Team bliss is the best custom ROM for smoother and better tablet experience ever for Android devices.

Features: CM 13 theme engine, status bar clock alignment, battery icon customization, customized quick settings tiles, toast and list view animations, memory bar, omni switch, flash light options in lock screen, status bar header weather, custom color tiles options, long press volume keys to control music while sleep, lock screen shortcuts, lock method options with 6×6 pattern lock.

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Dirty Unicorns:

You are lucky that these developers took out some time from their busy schedule to make a Dirty Unicorn custom ROM build for your shield tablet. Dirty unicorns custom ROM have lots of features in it apart from that it is based on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop OS which makes it smoother and fast.

Features: Android 5.1 Lollipop based, Omni Switch, slim recents, 4 way boot menu, lock screen customization, lock screen short cuts, CM theme engine (you can download lots of themes from Google Play Store), add volume panel to quick settings tiles, dynamic quick settings tiles, ability to rotate the lock screen and home screen.

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Carbon ROM:

The Carbon ROM is also based on Android 6.0 Lollipop but Carbon ROM is the most customize-able custom ROM ever. This custom ROM have Carbon Fiber option in settings menu which have most of its user interface customization tools. You can customize each part of the custom ROM and the part you think it left for customization, you can customize it using Xposed modules because this custom ROM is also xposed ready.

Features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based, swipe finger across status bar to control brightness, tint status bar and navigation bar, navigation bar customization, add app shortcuts to navigation bar, add custom swipe up notifications to navigation bar, SELinux switch, Carbon Fibers in settings menu, Super user added to settings menu.

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AICP v9:

The AICP custom ROM is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS from Google. This custom ROM is way smoother and fast than the original Android 5.1 Lollipop stock OS. AICP team build lots of customization and productivity features and added those to this custom ROM to make it the best custom ROM in firmware after market. This custom ROM have better RAM management and storage management so you can multitask on your phone seamlessly now.

Features: AICP extras, kernel auditor, Android 5.1.1, live display, lock screen weather, old layout, proximity call, screen record, DPI control, ad blocker, gesture anywhere, LCD changer, app circle bar, notification FC disabler, CM theme engine, slim launcher, show CPU info, network traffic on status bar, omni switch, slim heads up with ability to disable, boot animations changer.

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