A custom ROM is giving your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone from Sprint a new lease on life by changing the stock operating system to a new version, created by third-party developers. Many of these third-party developers are better than the real Android developers, and others are clearly not. Have a good read about the ROM you are planning on installing before you go through with installing it on your device.

There are many reasons why people install custom ROMs on the Samsung Galaxy S6: get away from the manufacturer’s skins, remove the bloatware, check out new the features, simply preferring the custom ROM like a CyanogenMod ROM over the stock ROM Android makes, new designs, features that suit your lifestyle better and more.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Files You Need

  • You must root the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone from Sprint before you install these custom ROMs on your device. The only exception is if you are using a ROM that comes pre-rooted.
  • You must install a custom recovery on the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone before you can install a custom ROM on your smartphone.

See also: Free Samsung Firmware Update Tools

Renegade 5.1.1:

The Renegade 5.1.1 custom ROM is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It is themed as the stock Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, using the TouchWiz launcher and themes system UI. Apart from the appearance, this custom ROM is smoother and faster than the official Galaxy S6’s stock ROM. Some unique features are to be found in this custom ROM and most of them are listed below.

Features: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based, 5 way reboot menu, call button to logs list, stagefright bug fixed, unikernel, many fonts, custom boot animation, custom shutdown animation, status bar miss call message pulse icons, zooper and S6 weather, social contacts photo sync, deep sleep fix, custom splash screen, viper4android, adaway, multi users, greenify, Note 5 launcher, Xposed installer.

Download: Renegade 5.1.1 ROM

CyanogenMod 13 (Unofficial):

The CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM is like the stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and it comes with all the features that Android 6.0 Marshmallow has onboard. This custom ROM is the best custom ROM for a smart phone that has powerful hardware — just like you would find from the Samsung Galaxy S6. If you just want all the performance that you can get from a single bit of the hardware, then you should install this custom ROM on your Galaxy S6.

Features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based, music tile, return of silent mode, signal cluster updates, status bar header items, power menu, ambient display, live display, notification ticker, over scroll effects, snooze options, task manager and power menu on notification drawer, app side bar, smart call, proximity speaker, smart call, battery light, gesture lock screen.

Download: Cyanogen Mod 13 Unofficial ROM

Joshwaa’s OI1 ROM:

The Joshwaa’s OI1 custom ROM is based on the stock ROM which is highly tweaked to deliver a huge amount of performance to your phone for any task, whether it be for a high graphics game or some other applications. Joshwaa’s custom ROM is highly de-bloated; you won’t find any Samsung Galaxy related app in this ROM. You will only get the apps and features that a phone have to call it a smart phone.

Features: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based, highly de-bloated, all the Galaxy apps removed, unikernel, zip aligned, deodexed for better performance and load apps faster, better multitasking, better RAM management, good battery backup, deep sleep issue resolved, Netflix issue fixed, rooted with SuperSU, latest version of BusyBox installed.

Download: Joshwaa’s OI1 ROM

Sac23 Custom ROM S6:

The Sac23 Custom ROM is making dreams come true for the people who want all the Galaxy Note 5 features right in their Galaxy S6 smartphone. The Sac23 custom ROM has the Galaxy Note 5’s ‘Air Command’ feature that can be triggered using your finger only. Further, you can make some doodles using your finger on Note 5’s S-Note app on your Galaxy S6. There are loads more features added to this custom ROM which you can check out below.

Features: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based, added Note 5 air command with finger enabled, added S-Note, added scrapbook, added android launcher, added android mm gallery, added mm themes app, added a hotspot hack, added S-Pen in settings, added DND in settings, added user in settings, added .25 faster animation, added custom settings, lock screen mods, status bar mods, status bar colors, music control.

Download: Sac23 Custom ROM S6

Modified Stock ROM:

As the title says, this is not technically a custom ROM. It is a “modified” Galaxy S6’s stock ROM. Well, as this custom ROM has made so it on the list of many people’s favourite, it should come with some tricks that your old official stock ROM couldn’t do. And yes, this custom ROM is tweaked to give you better battery and better performance on your same old Galaxy S6. This custom ROM is deodexed and rooted which saves your time rooting your phone again and again after installing any custom ROM.

Features: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based, deodexed, debloated, zip aligned, rooted, boost bloat, SuperSU free v2.67 installed, KNOX removed, init.d support, loopy smoothness, build prop tweaks, adaway, smart manager, removed boost mobile bootanimation.

Download: Modified Stock ROM