Outstanding custom Android ROMs for the LG G3

The LG G3, which just stole the bronze medal and became one of the best smartphones of 2014, is already a few months old. In the world of Android, this means that the vast hordes of developers have had more than enough time to toy with the device and work on a hefty amount of aftermarket firmwares for the handset. 

Those LG G3 users who are not content with the default software on their pixel-rich beasts surely have the right to enjoy their devices the way they want, thus flashing a custom ROM might be one of the answers if you are feeling a little let-down by LG's stock firmware for its flagship. Then again, flashing and tinkering with the firmware of your smartphone is not advisable if you have never heard of "recovery", "bootloader", "Chainfire", or "Nandroid backup".

If this is not the case and you're used to flashing custom ROMs on your good ol' Android device before you've even washed your face in the morning, then let us proceed and present you the more notable custom Android ROMs for the LG G3.

AndroidNow HD 7.4

This is one of the most popular custom ROMs for the LG G3 (D855), and guess what, it's already based on Android 5.0. This means that you can easily jump on the Lollipop bandwagon if your G3 has not been officially updated already.

Yet, AndroidNow HD gives you a surplus of reasons to ditch stock and go for it, namely the plethora of third-party settings and features that can't be found in the stock firmware. Check out this link if AndroidNow HD looks like something you might want to use on your pixel-dense smartphone.

CloudyG3 2.0

Available for many LG G3 versions (D855, F400S, F400L, F400K), CloudyG3 has all the potential to prove that “there's nothing better than bad weather”. It's based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, employing almost all of the goodies that Google employed in its newest version of the OS. 

But that's definitely not everything CloudyG3 has in store: it is “debloated”, pre-rooted, Busybox and init.d support come right out of the box, allows you to de-sharpen the display, as well as tweak the audio with ViPER4Android. Oh, and it employs the stock G3 camera, including 60fps slo-mo video at 1080p. Check out this thread if it floats your boat.

ChupaChups ROM

Named after the popular lollipop and confectionery brand, this G3 rom is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Its creator claims that ChupaChups was intended to be as stock as possible, while providing users with a number of tweaks and features that are no part of the stock LG firmware. And that's usually a good thing, isn't it?

First of all, the ROM is fully-complaint with third-party modifications and themes, it's also rooted, zipaligned, and “debloated” right out of the box. It also allows all of your apps to write to the microSD card, and finally, the ROM automatically updates over-the-air. Check out more about it here.

LiquidSmooth v4.0

LiquidSmooth is available for almost all popular Android champs, and the G3 is no different. It brings the stock beauty of Android 5.0 Lollipop sans any major alterations to the mobile platform, but boasts the usual traits of the custom ROMs.This means that thanks to LiquidSmooth, you'll be able to customize aspects of your LG G3's interface that have been previously "locked" for modifications, such as custom Quick Settings tiles, status bar/icons, and many others. We should also mention the under-the-hood improvements that have made their way to LiquidSmooth - they are many and probably won't disappoint. More info on this ROM can be found right here.

Resurrection Remix ROM

This custom ROM for the LG G3 is overran by features, most of which are spot-on, at least on paper. Based on the unofficial CyanogenMod 12, which is itself based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and a few other popular Android distributions, such as Omni and Slim, this ROM comes with customizable toast and listview animations, battery mods, navigation bars dimensions adjustments, network traffic monitor, various performance and battery life improvements, and many, many other tweaks. Should you choose to jump on the Resurrection Remix ROM bandwagon, check out this XDA thread, which will walk you through the installation process.

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  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
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  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow



22. scribzz

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

liquid is awesome, I have it on my LG G3

20. jorelpoli

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

hey guys, im new here, just want to ask which of these are the best for,prolonging battery life? and if you could tell the reason what is its features why it is better in battery life than stock, tnx much,

16. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Outstanding until you start reading the "issues" section, that is, if there is any.

14. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Flashing causes you to lose data, risk the security of your device and causes unnecessary anxiety among 'normal' users

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

You seem to be thinking of a different type of "flashing"... lol :)

18. asrr62

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 14, 2011


12. asrr62

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

is there something so awesome about this g3 that i dont see?

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The LG G3 is a very well balanced phone with no real "fatal flaws". There are some cool ROMs, as unlike Samsung, LG has not prevented customers from rooting their phones on the big carriers.

3. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

and here comes the non ending bugs and crashes, I have tried several custom roms before I sell my G3 and realized that I was fooled by a buggy OS. The iPhone 6 plus saved me !!

6. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

You really, REALLY need to be banned.

7. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Well, sometimes it's funny to see how some people can be so clueless and stubborn.

8. nomancool

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Sarcasm sarcasm .. Everywhere

11. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

Butthurt that much ?

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Just ignore it, nobody takes it seriously, neither should you. It's just a pitiful kiddo.

21. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 932; Member since: May 07, 2014

He really is banned now.

2. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

Use Cloudy 2.0 for 3 days and back to stock through KDZ. If you suddenly close 2 multiwindows apps, it'll cause mal-function to the touchscreen. Otherwise, it's a good rom.

1. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

The UGLY side of android

4. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This is the BEST side of android, doing whatever the hell you want with your device. ANDROID MASTER RACE!

17. Phonecall01 unregistered

Don't hate...

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