A custom ROM could be the most important part of your aftermarket device when wanting to be away from the stock ROM that your device comes with when it’s pumped out of the factory. Custom ROMs require you to install a custom recovery. Once you boot your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone into that same recovery, you can choose to upload your ROM zip file.
Once flashed, it will replace your stock ROM for a custom ROM of your choice from the list. You can expect the custom ROM to be on the smartphone up until you flash the stock ROM back over the top. That means each time you turn the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone off and on, it will display your custom ROM.
Some common reasons people choose to flash a new ROM on the Galaxy S6 include to increase the privacy, update the firmware, remove the stock apps and make it faster, extend the life of the device, walk away from the factory skins, using open source software for the fun of it, and personalizing your ROM to have the look you want it to have.
Here are some of the best custom ROMs that are available for the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone.
Files You Need
- You must have a custom recovery installed on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone before you can flash a new ROM file.
- You must root the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone from T-Mobile before you can flash custom ROMs on the device, unless you choose one from the list that is pre-rooted.
XtreSoLite Pure Edition 1.0c:
The XtreSoLite Pure Edition 1.0C custom ROM is the best custom ROM for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6. It comes packed with loads of features and performance. This custom ROM has the same old TouchWiz UI from the stock ROM, but with lots of new improvements such as lower RAM usage, removed KNOX, more free storage and a smoother UI. You should install this custom ROM if you want more features with the same old firmware.
Features: Based on latest stock Samsung firmware Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, pure edition, original stock kernel, stock Android features, Touch Wiz launcher and System UI, KNOX fully removed, 100% clean and correct installation script, native call recording, unlimited tethering mod, external memory write permissions, CSC tweaks, add secondary symbols to Samsung keyboard, message 999 recipient limit, exit button in Samsung browser.
Download: XtreSoLite Pure Edition 1.0c ROM
The Looper_X custom ROM is a stock firmware-based custom ROM based on the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. This custom ROM has that simplicity that a stock ROM has but with some UI tweaks and lots of performance improvements. The Looper_X custom ROM doesn’t have tons of features and tweaks that you can’t explore even in a whole day. That said, it can still be difficult to know which settings changes the color of the status bar battery!
Features: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based, toggle home button wake, removed sound icon in status bar, updated build.prop and init.d script, fixed init.d permissions, removed AM/PM from status bar clock, added V4A, 5 way reboot menu, disabled outgoing IME, long press back button brings up menu, various VM tweaks from memory backup, 3minit battery mod.
Download: Looper_X ROM
Sow Nice ROM:
The Sow Nice ROM is built with the official SamMobile firmware release of Samsung OI1 and OJ7. This custom ROM is as simple as the stock ROM, but tweaked and improved so it can handle more apps simultaneously. Additionally, it has more free storage for your device over the stock ROM you are using now — a good reason for your girlfriend to try this one. The Sow Nice custom ROM is a great deal faster and lighter than the original stock ROM. The developer left the useful features in this ROM like fingerprint scanner and S Voice.
Features: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based, rooted, deodexed, busy box, init.d, Knox removed, remapped menu and home button, recent button is now menu button and recent apps comes up when long press home button, native hot spot enabled, private mode working, working WiFi calling and Hangouts, updated apps.
Download: Sow Nice ROM
Twisted Sixx_V1 COF6 5.1.1:
Twisted Sixx custom ROM is another custom ROM which is based on stock ROM, but the developer had added lots of features in it — and those features are not just improving the performance and battery of the ROM. The developer made this custom ROM fulfilled in every aspect: battery, performance, smoothness and multitasking. The Twisted Sixx custom ROM is also rooted so you don’t have to root it again after installing the ROM.
Features: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based, SuperSU, 4 Way power menu, KNOX removed, deodexed, zip aligned, init.d support, build.prop, call recording, removed security warnings, modded TW launcher, alphabet app order set to default, enabled 29 toggles, disabled software updates, added custom ringtones, viper audio, removed the loud volume warning.
Download: Twisted Sixx_V1 COF 5.1.1 ROM
RAPTURE v2.1 ROM:
The Rapture V2.1 custom ROM is another stock firmware based custom ROM, but this ROM is lighter and faster than all other stock based custom ROM. The Rapture custom ROM has oodles of add-ons which you can select while installing the AROMA installer such as 3minit battery, LTE icon mod, sampack, smart manager and many more.
Features: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based, Touch Wiz UI, rooted, de-odexed, zip-aligned, init.d support, busy box, removed T-Mobile bloat, privacy mode fully working, pin lock fully working, misc tweaks, battery tweaks, enabled copy to dialer, display SMS time as a server, recipient limit raised to 999, disabled sms 2 mms conversion, added ability to edit apn’s, flash-able, scheduled sms sending.
Download: RAPTURE V2.1 ROM
The OZOP v2 custom ROM is an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based custom ROM with a stock Android 5.1 Lollipop UI and features. The custom ROM is highly customized and tweaked for beautiful and fast UI. OZOP custom ROM had lots of features to tweak the interface and performance of the ROM but you have to sacrifice the main and the biggest feature of your phone: the fingerprint scanner.
Features: Android 5.0 Lollipop based, KNOX free, Lollizop control with a ton of different mods, deodexed, extended power menu, build.prop, battery and CSC tweaks, smooth as silk performance, full battery notification sound, over 600 fonts included, choose in display settings, animations default to .25x, super fast UI, tons of unlock settings.
Download: OZOP v2 ROM
The Twisted Edge custom ROM is based on the stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop official firmware which has the TouchWiz UI and all of the features of the Galaxy S6 working as before. The Twisted Edge custom ROM also has two unique features called “People Edge” and “Apps Edge”.
Features: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based, rooted, deodexed, zip aligned, KNOX free, CIQ free, limited tethering, viper, insane UI speeds, center clock, init.d support, init.d support, 360 framework rotation, tap the center clock turns off the screen, call recording, enable 30 toggles, 1000+ fonts, editable APN’s, unikernel V8.
Download: Twisted Edge ROM