OnePlus 3 is another endeavor by OnePlus to give top of the line specced gadget at lower value point. Oneplus has given solid rivalry to other device makers in its price section. OnePlus 3 keeps on setting the trend in the business sector and with no welcome framework this time around they are set to have another fruitful device.
OnePlus 3 comes with a 5.5inch 1080p display panel and a full metal body. The internals includes a Snapdragon 820, 64GB storage and 6GB of RAM. OnePlus 3 also includes a 16MP rear facing camera with OIS and PDAF technologies and a front facing 8MP camera. OnePlus 3 also includes a fingerprint sensor for better security of your device.
When we talk about software running on the top of the device, OnePlus rocks with OxygenOS, a modified version of Android firmware. Although OxygenOS is close to stock AOSP or the Android running on Nexus device but the company has included few more features to let users explore more than what other users do with stock Android.
In the past, OxygenOS has not received positive feedback and had quite a bit of performance issues. But if you are the one who loves to have more customization features and better usability of your device you would probably need to have a good, stable custom ROM on your OnePlus 3, given below are few of the best performing Custom ROM for OnePlus 3.
To install any custom ROM on your OnePlus 3, you would require following things:
- Unlocked bootloader
- Custom Recovery like TWRP
Best Custom ROM for OnePlus 3
1. Resurrection Remix
Resurrection Remix is a standout amongst the most well known custom ROMs right now, for OnePlus 3 as well as among numerous Android devices RR is exceptionally mainstream. RR owes it ubiquity to the endless rundown of customization features, great battery life, and stable execution.
Resurrection Remix is a custom ROMs based on CynogenMod, Omni, Slim. The ROM for OnePlus 3 comes with a custom Resurrected-ElementalX Kernel for better performance.
Here are few of the customizing options you can find on this ROM:
- CM Theme engine
- App circle Bar
- Gesture Anywhere
- Navbar customization
- Lockscreen customization
- Status bar tweaks
- Floating Window
- Pie Controls
- And a few more…
This ROM is recommended to users who want/like to change just about anything about your device.
FreedomOS is the customized form of OxygenOS which gives same or preferably preferred execution over OxygenOS and is debloated. FreedomOS gives you the flexibility to pick what all applications ought to be available on your device. This gives a debloated ROM without the torment of physically expelling them from your stock ROM.
Along with the freedom of applications, you also have the choice to what mods you want to have on your device. If you chose to you can have all the features listed below:
- Debloated (Removed unnecessary applications)
- Change screen density
- RRO Layers support
- Viper4Android, Divine Beats, Dolby Atmos
This ROM is perfect for users who want to use OxygenOS but want better performance and battery life out of their device. Also, included mods help in enhancing the overall user experience.
3. Official CyanogenMod 13
CyanogenMod 13 or CM13 needs no introduction, it is the most popular custom ROM available for any device. CM13 provides stock AOSP like UI with many customization options. The most loved feature of this ROM is the CMTE, i.e. CyanogenMod Theme Engine which provides the ability to change Wallpapers, fonts , ringtones, boot animations, themes, icons. You can find thousands of theme packs for CM13 on the Play store.
CM13 for OnePlus 3 is still in Nightly phase which means you get an update daily with few bug fixes. Although there are no major bugs in the ROM and can be used on daily basis.
Other features included in the CM13 are:
- Live Display
- Theme Engine
- Lockscreen Customization
- Status Bar Customization
- Privacy Gaurd
- And a few more…
CM13 is recommended to those users who want to move away from stock OxygenOS and want to have more customization options and themes support.
4. HydrogenOS H2OS
HydrogenOS is a custom ROM whose user interface is inspired by iPhone’s UI. H2OS is a very popular custom ROM among Oneplus devices’ users from China. H2Os is, in fact, the stock ROM for the Chinese variant of OnePlus 3.
You may refer to guide linked below to install H2OS on your Oneplus 3.
HydrogenOs should be the first pick for users who like to have an iPhone-like interface. The performance and battery life of this ROM is also quite good.
To install these awesome ROMs on your device head over to their XDA thread and follow the installation instruction mention over there. The steps remain same for most of the ROMs but be careful some ROMs may require additional steps for proper functioning. If you are unable to figure out the steps for installation for a custom ROM just leave a comment, we will get back to you with a solution as soon as possible.