Galaxy S5 is really an awesome phone. With million of units sold worldwide Samsung has proven again that its devices are the best and always will be. Personally I am a fan of Samsung devices only for the fact they use a Amoled display. Samsung also has created its own version of Android named as TouchWiz. But if you don’t like it you can install one of the ROMs below. I have tried to pick the best ROMs for Galaxy S5, most stables and those with more features. So here are the best Android Lollipop Custom ROMs for Galaxy S5.
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CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
If you are an Android freak you may have heard about CyanogenMod ROM. It’s the most popular Custom ROM and it’s based on stock Android. Once a new Android version is released the Cyanogen team update the their ROM to the latest version. In most of the cases you will receive a Custom ROM update even before the official update. CM 12 is updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
But why you should install CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0.2 on your Galaxy S5? First of all it brings the latest feature of Lollipop like Material Design look, new system runtime and much more. CM 12 is updated to Android 5.0.2 which means that all bugs found on Android 5.0 are fixed. CyanogenMod 12 is the best ROM for stock Android freaks like me. Installing CM 12 on Galaxy S5 will get rid of all those Samsung’s bloatware.
CyanogenMod is easy customizable and with full of features. It brings the stock Android to your Galaxy S5 device. If you don’t like the official theme of CyanogenMod you can easily change it to make your phone awesome. CyanogenMod is the most stable ROM you can find around. So if you want to enjoy stock Android on you Galaxy S5 and get rid of all the Samsung bloatware then you should put CyanogenMod 12 first on the list.
Twi5ted Lollipop ROM
This is a ROM created by XDA user The Sickness and the Deviant Team. It is designed for those who want to enjoy Lollipop to the fullest with stable 2.764Ghz overclocking and fast UI. Twi5ted ROM is based on T-Mobile Lollipop 5.0 Firmware. It can be installed on almost all the Galaxy S5 devices with a Qualcomm CPU. Twi5sted ROM is very fast and you will be amazed from its performance. Once you install and try it you will start to think that TouchWiz is super slow.
Twi5ted ROM comes with 400 different fonts. You can easily switch using the font menu. This ROM comes with latest mods installed like 3Minit Battery for customizing battery icons, Working Private Mode, Viper4Android, New LockScreen Effects and much more. What will blow you mind is its blazingly fast speed. So guys you should give this ROM a try if you like to have a faster ROM than ever. To learn more about this ROM visit this thread.
Omega ROM is one of the most popular Custom ROMs based on stock Android. Like other Custom ROMs even Omega ROM comes customized with some mods installed for better performance. It comes with Omega kernel v1.1, Adb Insecure, BusyBox and Init.d.support.
When you install the ROM from an AROMA installer it gives you the possibility to install the Omega Kernel or just stay with the stock Kernel. Omega ROM brings plethora of features such as a TouchWiz Launcher with scrolling wallpapers, SMS save and restore option, many bug fixes, a 5-way reboot menu and much more.
Lollipop 5.0 ROM By Ambasadii
Ambasadii is a Senior Member at the XDA community. He has created some good stuff for Android devices. Recently he has published a Lollipop ROM for Samsung Galaxy S5. It’s a deodexed ROM based on the official S5 Lollipop 5.0 firmware G900FXXU1BOD3.
The ROM is close to stock with some useful modifications. According to the developer this ROM gives you a fastest and smoothest experience. The ROM brings also some fixes to those bugs found on official ROMs.
Check out what S5 Lollipop 5.0 ROM by ambasadii offers to you.
- 3 minit battery mod
- S-Finder/Quick Connect button removed
- Disabled boot sound
- Disabled cover popup notification
- Increasing quick settings to 15
- Increased toolbox app to 12
- Fixed screen mirroring for stock kernel
- Fixed access to external SD card
- Abstract tiles
- Added additional lockscreen effect
- Added 30 additional toggles
- Ink effect
- Geometric mosaic
- Multi Window quadview
- Permission manager in settings
- Added lock button to notification panel
- Native flashlight toggle
- Theme support for TW launcher + S6 theme
- Modified camera app – full funcionatily in low battery
- Modified message app
These are only a few features that this ROM offers to you. To learn more about it and the installation procedure you can visit the official thread.
Sixperience V3.0 S6 Port
This is a ROM based on Galaxy S6 Lollipop Firmware G920IUUB1AOE1. It brings all Galaxy S6 features to S5 expect the camera and soundalive. The ROM is deodexed and zipaligned. Also this ROM is pree-rooted so you will have a beast on your hand.
The ROM comes to a XDA Senior Member geiti94 and will bring the S6 experience on your Galaxy S5. The ROM is stable enough so if you like the S6 TouchWiz variant then you should install this ROM. For more information about this ROM and how to install it visit. For more information and how to install this ROM go here.
HTC Sense 7 Lollipop 5.0 ROM
If you like the HTC version of Android then you should try this ROM. It will bring all the HTC features on your Galaxy S5. At the moment the ROM is on alpha stage and not recommended for daily usage. However you can find information about this ROM here.
Space X Lollipop 5.0
Space X is an awesome ROM based on G900FXXU1BOA3 Firmware. The ROM has a beautiful user interface and you fell in love with it once your try for the first time. It is stable enough to be considered for daily usage. With Space X ROM you Galaxy S5 will run smoothly and without any lag.
Space X Features:
- Stable and smoothest
- Support build.prop & init.d tweak
- Removed unnecessary apps
- On/Off capture
- Block messages and calls
- Call Recording enabled
- Removed S Finder and Quick Connect from Notification Panel
- Multi-Window mod
- Unlimited message mod
- 5 ways reboot menu
- Lock Screen button on status bar
- 12 app toolbox bar
- Ads block
To learn more about Space X Lollipop 5.0 ROM and how to install it on your Galaxy S5 go here.