One of the differences between hardware and software when it comes to smartphones is that with hardware you at least know what you’re getting.
The manufacturers that own the many different smartphones out there that run Android do have some sense of order, but you’ll never know exactly how many software updates are going to be in store for your device.
If there ever comes a time when you’re no longer satisfied with the version of Android that you’re running, and you wished that you could update the device to something newer, that’s the time you want to go searching for custom ROMs.
These are the best custom ROMs for the Samsung Galaxy Mega smartphone.
- You will need to flash a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Mega before you can start installing your new ROMs.
- You will need to root the Samsung Galaxy Mega before you can flash some of these custom ROMs. Look at your ROM download link for more details.
- You may need to flash Google Gapps on the Samsung Galaxy Mega before you can have Google stock apps running on some of the custom ROMs. See your ROM download link for more details on that too.
This is not a custom ROM. It is just a tweaked stock ROM and do whatever a custom ROM do; improve performance and improve battery backup. This ROM is based on Android 4.4 KitKat and very smooth, stable and fast. This ROM has a list full of features — zip aligned, deodexed and debloated — so you can get the most out of your phone.
Features: based on Android 4.4 KitKat, rooted with SuperSU, zip aligned, Busy Box installed, KNOX removed, fast performance, 2nd rendering optimized, 3rd rendering optimized, framelocked at 60 fps, amazing battery life, additional optimization and refinements.
Download: Metro MegaKat ROM
The MIUI V7 ROM is the latest Xiaomi’s official OS. At first this OS was just an ordinary custom ROM and use to build custom ROM for different smart phones. But now it have its own reputation and a suffix – OS. You should try this ROM once to get in love with this.
Features: Android 4.4 KitKat based, Chinese apps and graphic glitches removed, lock screen short cuts, lock screen music control, brightness slider, OTA updates, theme chooser with theme store, zip aligned and deodexed, rooted with SuperSU, Xposed ready.
Download: MIUI V7 ROM
Resurrection Remix 5.5.9
The Resurrection Remix Custom ROM is the best custom ROM for you if you want a simple, smooth and fast custom ROM. This custom ROM is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and has most of the features of it. This custom ROM had some more custom features which Resurrection team has made for this ROM.
Features: Enable disable navigation bar, navigation ring targets, nav bar ring customization, carrier label switch, quick pull down switch, clock customization, time and date, day and date toggle, battery, battery bar customization, network traffic indicator, list view animations, system animations, gesture anywhere, app circle bar, RR exclusive pitch black theme.
Download: Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 ROM
Android Ice Cold Project is highly customize-able custom ROM ever built. As this custom ROM is based on Cyanogen Mod 12.1 so it had stock Android 5.1 Lollipop interface and features and a theme chooser made by Cyanogen Mod team. This custom ROM is also slim and lite so you can have more out of your phone’s internal memory.
Features: Android 5.1 Lollipop based, disable doze mode, slimPIE, slim recents, floating windows, signal cluster updates, force expanded notifications, call recording format, notification ticker, breathing notifications, app side bar, smart mute, torch in power menu, 4 way reboot menu, task manager, heads up and power menu on notification drawer.
Download: AICP 10.0 ROM
Galaxy S5 ROM
If you get bored of the same old Touch Wiz UI on your phone and want some modern looking Touch Wiz UI like in Samsung galaxy S5 then its ready for you. Galaxy S5 ROM is ported ROM from Galaxy S5 with a new and refreshed Touch Wiz UI and features. This custom ROM contains stock apps directly ripped from Galaxy S5.
Features: Android 4.4 Kit Kat based, Galaxy S5 system UI, Note 4 launcher, Note 4 lock screen, Note 4 wallpapers, Note 4 sounds, Galaxy S5 settings menu, Galaxy S5 music, Galaxy S5 voice recorder, Galaxy S5 contacts and dialer, Galaxy S5 S planner, Galaxy S5 voice.
Download: Galaxy S5 ROM
Dirty Unicorn V8.1
Dirty Unicorn team don’t always makes custom ROM build for more smart phone in market but you are lucky that it makes a build of Dirty Unicorn v8.1 for Galaxy mega. This custom ROM is highly customize-able even that you can customize the performance of your phone using the CPU control feature of this ROM to over clock your phone’s processor.
Features: based on Android 4.4 KitKat, halo, build.prop mods, SuperSU chainfire, network speed indicator, nav bar options, TDRS, lock screen shortcuts, multi window and floating window, hot reboot in power menu, immersive mode, customized quick settings and toggles, gesture anywhere, download center, Facebook sync hack.
Download: Dirty Unicorn v8.1 ROM
The name of this custom ROM might sound weird but believe me that this custom ROM will totally change your smart phone using experience forever. This custom ROM is highly themed custom ROM, even the notification drawer is themed. This custom ROM is based on Android 4.4 KitKat so this ROM had its stock interface.
Features: based on Android 4.4 KitKat, Halo, multi-window, call recording enabled, gesture lock screen unlock, floating window, custom tethering network, CM theme engine and themes available at Google play Store.
Download: Broken OS ROM
PAC Man ROM
PAC man ROM is a combination of three custom ROM; Paranoid Android, AOSP and CyanogenMod. This custom ROM is based on Cyanogen Mod 11 and inherits the stock Android UI and features from it. You will get the simplicity, customization and performance blended in the same custom ROM right in your phone.
Features: based on CyanogenMod 11, RAM bar, slim recents, notification drawer customization, PAC performance, privacy guard, slim PIE, slim heads up, volume step customization, wavelock blockers, network speed indicator.
Download: PAC Man ROM