Ever get that feeling that your brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus need some additional features and system tweaks or is eagerly waiting yet to get the latest Android version?

best custom rom for samsung s8

If not, you are blissfully unaware, unfortunately. No pun intended!

Did you know that sometimes the Android updates may take months to reach the phones? All thanks to carrier and manufacturer delays. Imagine though, what if is the same case for the Samsung’s newly launched Flagship phone Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus? Luckily, Custom ROMs is the only ticket for you to get rid of being a victim of your manufacturer restrictions. Although this is by far the most popular reason to install Custom ROM on your Android device.

And this is what the whole article is all about and taking you through the same. Here in this article, we are going to review the 10 Best Custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus you can install.

Before leaping into the topic let’s get a clear picture as you might belong to the category of ‘blissfully unaware’ peeps! However, we know that Android is an Open Source platform which allows the developers to modify it according to their needs and convenience, and users could anytime install Custom ROMs to customize their devices.

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When we buy a new phone or tablet, the ROM that comes preinstalled in the device is
known as Stock ROM. It is installed by the manufacturer, on the other side, Custom ROM is
developed by the third party. You could install Custom ROM by Flashing the ROM of your
device, which necessarily involves installing the system image into the memory which holds
the preinstalled Android Firmware. You need to root samsung s8 to install custom ROM. There are certain downsides of installing Custom ROM, which we will be discussing further in the post. Let’s see if you can make it to the end!

10 Best Custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

1. BatMan Rom

BatMan ROM v1.4Are you a Batman Fan? If yes, you are going to love this specific custom ROM (have some mercy to get the intended sarcasm XD).

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The features offered by the ROM are truly high end and support a lot of customizations. Batman ROM floats around the stock ROM concerning look which could be beneficial for Samsung fanboys as it would provide the best of two words; Stock ROM look and High-end custom features.

There are several features such as Clock position change, ADB full working, LED notification indicator setting, Fully deodexed, Adblocker enable/disable, Magisk V13.5 (Aroma selectable), and much more.

  • Supported Device – SM-G95XF/FD/N
  • Android Version – Nougat 7.0
  • ROM Status – It is stable, Current Stable version is V1.1.1

Galaxy S8

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2. Nemesis

Nemesis ROM

Designated as the First Ever ROM ever developed for the Samsung Galaxy S8, Nemesis has come a long way in increasing its functionality by regular innovation and positive users feedbacks. It is more functional and interactive than the Stock TouchWiz OS and provides optimum security to the users through regular security patches.

One of the features contributing towards security and convenience is its ability to remove hidden Bloatware. Other features provided by the ROM include call recording button in dialer, floating message notification, rooted in MagiskV12, AppLock, among other things.

  • Supported Device – The custom ROM is highly optimized for use in Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955)
  • Android Version – The ROM works flawlessly on Android Nougat 7.11, with regular updates.
  • ROM Status – Stable

Galaxy S8

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3. Ambasadii ROM

Ambasadii ROM

If you are a believer in minimalism, then this is the perfect yet astonishing ROM for you. Ambasadii focuses on stripping all the apps down to the bare minimum, which lowers the weight and load on the processor and provides the lag-free experience that you desire from an ideal Custom ROM.

However, this doesn’t affect the view aesthetically, and the device gets a rich feel. Further, you could also add modifications such as Dolby ATMOS, which could enhance the quality of sound.

  • Supported Device – Ambasadii ROM is made for S8 (SM-G950F) and S8+ (SM-G955F).
  • Android Version – The supported Android version is Nougat 7.1.1, which helps in flawless functioning of the ROM.
  • ROM Status – Stable

Galaxy S8 & S8+

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4. Project Alice

Project Alice 3.1

Is your phone short on storage or do you folks prefer light ROMs? Well, if this is the case, then Project Alice is the best ROM available on the web for you as it weighs only 1.5 GB, which is pretty much light-weighted compare to the other ROMs on our list. It helps in easing the burden on your phone and churns out optimum performance. This ROM is based on TouchWiz User Experience and is de-bloated as well as de-odexed.

There are various features offered in this custom ROM such as Multilanguage support, minimum resource usage, support of latest firmware version G955FXXU1AQCD, among other things.

  • Supported Device – Project Alice works with ease on Galaxy S8 and S8+ (SM-G955)
  • Android Version – Nougat 7.1.1
  • ROM Status – Stable

Galaxy S8 & S8+

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5. LineageOS 14.1

Lineage os

LineageOS is the yet another popular Custom ROM that is worth mentioning in the list as it is an Open Source project which inherits the lineage of a powerful and famous ROM CyanogenMod OS.

There are various features offered by the ROM such as Audio optimizer, custom button placements, Global dark or light theme mode, LiveDisplay for adjusting the screen temperature for optimum light (results in less strain on eyes), Custom quick setting tiles, among other things.

  • Supported Device – It is functional on Samsung G950F/FD Galaxy S8 Plus – G955F/FD
  • Android Version – Nougat 7.1.2
  • ROM Status – Alpha

Galaxy S8

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6. Galaxy Note 8 Ported ROM

Galaxy Note 8 Ported ROM

This is best ROM out there peculiarly for all those Samsung UI fans. It is a full Note 8 firmware with Android Version 7.1.1 and comes with a variety of features such as ScrollCapture, Native Blur, QuickPin Unlock, PrivateMode, Infinity wallpaper, Wi-Fi S Secure, Smart Manager (Samsung’s smart manager which provides battery stats), Samsung Mirror link (Useful in mirroring Screen of phone to display of car if the car supports such mirroring), Debloat option, among other things.

It could easily be used in Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus and continues to provide a thrill to all Samsung users out there.

  • Supported Device – Suitable for S8 (SM-G950F) and S8+ (SM-G955F)
  • Android Version – Nougat 7.1.2
  • ROM Status – Stable

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7. Renovate ICE

Renovate ICE

There are certain features provided by different ROMs which are unique and helps in providing an individualized presence and usage to the ROM. One such feature of this ROM is that it hides the customized and modified status from the powers from Samsung and Knox.

There are certain other features of the ROM such as Knox set to 0*0 when booted, choice of lots of CSC features, 5 way reboot menu, outdoor mode included in settings, screen recorder tile, Added full G93x support, Magisk 13.6, among other functions which make sure that the phone never lacks features when Renovate ICE ROM is installed on the device.

  • Supported Device – Custom made for supporting G950 & G955
  • Android Version – Android 8.0
  • ROM Status – Stable, Stable version 11.1

Galaxy S8 and S8+

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8. The Legendary Omega ROM for Galaxy S8+

The Legendary Omega ROM for Galaxy S8 +

If you are one among those who strive for Customization and modifications, then this is the perfect ROM for you as it would provide the look and feel of a true Custom ROM. It comes with Omega Kernel, and after installing the ROM, you wouldn’t face any issues as it is made Battery Friendly by the developers.

There are numerous other features such as AppLock, Air Message, Camera function enabled during performing a call, playing music while shooting a video, etc. Undoubtedly, the developer has certainly paid attention to minimal aspects which other ROM developer tend to overlook.

  • Supported Device – This ROM performs best on G950F – G955F
  • Android Version – Nougat 7.1.1
  • ROM Status – Stable

Galaxy S8 and S8+

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9. Light ROM

LightROM

This ROM provides a medley of experience to the user. Light ROM is designed to look and feel similar to the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9 ROM. It’s mainly a Lightweight ROM as it is de-bloated. So, in turn, you would be able to remove many of the apps which you don’t require.

The ROM is Aroma supported. All these features lead provides the phone with high speed and lag-free processing power. There are certain features offered by Light ROM, some of which are exclusive to this Custom ROM such as ZipAligned, Magisk Root, CSC Tweaks, Based on AQG5 Base, Changing Camera Mods (The ROM could drastically improve the Camera quality including recording the HDR Videos and JPEG image quality), Ability to use camera till 1% battery, Knox removal, SuperSU root, Build.prop Tweaks, among other things.

  • Supported Device – The Custom ROM works flawlessly on SM-G950F/FD/N and SM-G955F/FD/N
  • Android Version – Android Version 7.0
  • ROM Status – Stable

Galaxy S8 and S8+

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10. Minotaurus ROM

Minotaurus ROM

The last ROM on this list of 10 best Custom ROMs, however not the least.

Minotaurus ROM has been liked by its users owing to its functionality and uniqueness. The ROM comes with an Aroma Manager which would let you root between Superuser or Magisk. This ROM also allows the user to choose Dual speaker Mod, which provides convenience to the S8 users.

Among other features, you’d love the Boot-Animation feature also. There are several other features such as availability of OK button anytime, Private Mode working, Switch Battery percentage, function of opening Clock App by just clicking on Clock in the status bar, Notification Panel Gifs, the feature of customizing the owner info section by choosing different colours, Back to Kill, and much more.

  • Supported Device – The ROM is best suitable for G950/955 F/FD/N.
  • Android Version – Oreo 8.0
  • ROM Status – Stable

Galaxy S8 and S8+

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Other Honourable Mentions

King ROM

King ROM

King ROM has all that it takes to provide a superb performance to your phone. It has improved itself a lot since the launch of its 1 st version, where it doesn’t lag anymore like it used to.

The developers have also worked on removing the bugs that were earlier hindered the functionality of the ROM. The supported device for this ROM is Galaxy S8 G95x, whereas the ROM status is Stable, Android Version is Oreo 8.0.

Other features that the ROM offers are ROM Control, availability of screen recorder tiles, GPS tweaks availability, AppLock, Updated KRM.

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Google Wiz ROM

Google Wiz ROM

This again is a ROM precisely made for Stock Look and Feel lover who doesn’t desire much customization but however wants to get over the real stock ROM.

The custom ROM had de-bloated several apps and function and kept only the core functions which it believes to be functional and useful. All this is done to improve the user experience and increase the processing power of the device.

The few features which have not been de-bloated are Multi-Window multitasking, Camera App, among others. Whereas the Apps replaced are Phone, Keyboard, Clock, etc., these have either been re-modified or replaced with that of Google. The supported device is G950F, ROM Status is Stable, Android Version is Oreo 8.0.

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A word of caution: Conclusion

We believe that showing both the sides of a coin is always mandatory as it would not let the reader fall into the trap of misleading. Therefore, here we have mentioned some negative aspects of installing a Custom ROM.

  • Warranty void: Installing a Custom ROM would render the warranty void for your Samsung S8 or Samsung S8 Plus. So, in turn, it could be concluded that increasing the
    customization and functionality comes with a cost. However, if your phone is already out of warranty period, then there’s no need to think about warranty at all.
  • Less security: After replacing the Stock ROM with Custom ROM, you will have compromise on security aspect also, as Samsung KNOX would no longer be available on your device. This is so because; the fuse which is responsible for the functionality of KNOX would get tripped.
  • The data heed: As the data of your phone would be wiped out, it is recommended to backup all your data beforehand. There have been many instances where people forgot to backup data which proved detrimental.

Considering the above-mentioned steps wouldn’t let you lose sleep over it and save you from many evil realms of installing custom ROM.

And we hope you found this article helpful. We relied on upon through research habit and measure to come up with the list of popular Custom ROM which is made keeping in mind Functionality, Security, Rich appearance, Customization ability, and High-Processing power, among other essentials key points.

Hey, I'm Kapil Bhatt. I'm a digital nomad based out of Mumbai, India. Apparently, I'm a college-going guy with entrepreneurial DNA inside! Oh, I'm also a kick-ass content marketer and social media enthusiast.

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