1. Daermos's Avatar
    This is a more of a curious, wondering question for all of you. I just rooted my gs3 and am currently debating on if i should load a custom rom or just go threw and clean out alot of the crap apps that i don't need.

    This being said i would like to ask you (those that read this) Which rom would you recommend that i try or run? Only rom that i have somewhat played with is MIUI but am open to any and all options you can give me.

    Would like Customization, performance and decent battery life


    Thanks
    Robert
    12-31-2013 02:30 AM
  2. dancing-bass's Avatar
    Probably one of the most popular ROMs is CM (aka Cyanogenmod). The "problem" with ROMs is that you will lose all the features built into TouchWiz. Smart scroll, camera app and controls, etc. EVERYTHING, and you'll be down to pretty much pure Android. Now, this might be exactly what you want. BUT be aware there's potential to loose some features that you've come to rely on.

    I'd start with getting rid of the bloatware and features you DON'T use, and see if that gets you where you want to be. If not, try various ROMs.

    The biggest and MOST IMPORTANT step is to make sure you've got copies of a clean backup. Keep one on your computer, keep one in the cloud, heck put a 3rd copy on a microSD card and keep that in a safe place too. A backup will save your **** if/when things go wrong.

    ROMs really come down to personal preference. Each one has features and pitfalls. But that's the great thing about Android and being rooted. It's not hard to find something that works for you... it just takes some trial and error.

    *disclaimer* I don't have an S4, but I've found that CM 11 on my GSM Galaxy Nexus is far more stable then the factory ROM. You may find CM isn't what you want or need. Good luck
    12-31-2013 01:56 PM
  3. Daermos's Avatar
    Hey dancing-bass thanks for the info! I actually went threw and removed alot of the stock bloatware that AT&T pre-loaded on my gs3 definitely cleaner now than it was. I will look into Cyanogen i have seen that quite a few people like it.

    Thanks again
    Robert
    01-01-2014 02:14 AM
  4. bogdaryl's Avatar
    I just flashed Cyanogenmod 10.2 4.3 stable on my AT&T GS3. My first ROM, wanted to use what was a stable and least buggy... You lose a few things but gain a few as well. Cyanogenmod is very minimalistic, I like that aspect a lot. Make sure you read plenty before making the jump. Try to ensure you have everything you need before you start it will make installation much easier. Make your backups. I've done well with the CM 10.2 (after 3 days) and it seems to have also calmed my nerves about the whole flashing thing because this phone is my daily use phone and my backup phone is definitely not on par with it. Again read watch a few videos on YouTube, anyway I hope this helps you on your way. Happy New Year!
    01-01-2014 07:30 AM
  5. grunt0300's Avatar
    I'm running Quantum 4.4.2, on my SGSIII, and it's smooth as butter. Check out the new roms, on XDA-Developers website.
    01-01-2014 09:21 PM
  6. tube517's Avatar
    I put DanKang on my wife's S3 and put a Touchwiz theme on it and it runs smooth as butter. But check out different ROMs to see which one works the best
    01-01-2014 09:50 PM
  7. Abhinav Subramanian's Avatar
    I'm running Carbonrom on my S3. It works like a charm.
    01-02-2014 06:58 PM
  8. Daermos's Avatar
    Thanks for the info guys i will look into the one's that you have mentioned and to be honest i have not heard of a few of them so will do my research thanks again

    Robert
    01-04-2014 01:02 AM
  9. bogdaryl's Avatar
    Switched today to the Quantum 4.3 rom and it's a very smooth nice rom.
    01-05-2014 05:58 PM
  10. rong21's Avatar
    Give the 4.4 Quantum a go. It's even better
    01-06-2014 04:08 PM
  11. grunt0300's Avatar
    +1 for Quantum 4.4.2. Running build 3.15 now, and a new one should be out soon.
    01-06-2014 05:04 PM
  12. bogdaryl's Avatar
    Are you guys serious? I didn't think it was stable version yet. This phone is my daily driver so... everything has to work like it should. This ROM has great battery life now. But I just might.
    01-06-2014 05:49 PM
  13. grunt0300's Avatar
    Are you guys serious? I didn't think it was stable version yet. This phone is my daily driver so... everything has to work like it should. This ROM has great battery life now. But I just might.
    Every upgrade on the 4.4.2., makes it better, with even better battery life. I only own one phone, the SGSIII, and the only glitch i've found, is that the voicemail app doesn't work properly. Since i rarely use the voicemail, the trade-off for speed and battery is worth it. Anyway, all the 4.4 apps have that same problem, but i'm sure that it will be fixed soon. This developer(Pwncakes), stays right on top of things, and is constantly tweeking his roms to make them even snappier.
    01-06-2014 06:28 PM
  14. bogdaryl's Avatar
    Cool, I may have to try it this weekend. Just in case I do something wrong. LOL. I'm on xda as well asking questions on a regular basis. Thanks
    01-06-2014 07:23 PM
  15. UJ95x's Avatar
    SlimBean is also good if you guys don't mind being on 4.3
    I'm waiting on SlimKat

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-06-2014 07:26 PM
  16. bogdaryl's Avatar
    How is slimrom on battery life?
    01-07-2014 04:51 AM
  17. UJ95x's Avatar
    How is slimrom on battery life?
    Idle time is the best I've had on any ROM I've tried before, didn't have to change the kernel
    Wondering what rom you would recommend for me to run on my GS3-7h18m.jpg
    Wondering what rom you would recommend for me to run on my GS3-7h18m2.jpg
    On auto brightness most of the day
    01-07-2014 01:31 PM
  18. Daermos's Avatar
    Hmm hearing good things about the quantum will look into it thanks for all the info guys

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-07-2014 06:41 PM
  19. Daermos's Avatar
    ok so pry stupid question can someone link me Quantum 4.3 rom i was on xda did not see where to dl it but i am sure pry flew right over it
    01-07-2014 08:23 PM
  20. rong21's Avatar
    01-08-2014 04:14 AM

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