Best Custom ROM of 2013 for Android Devices [Tablet and Smartphones]

Best Custom ROM 2013. Choosing the best custom ROM for your Android Device is tedious task . People get board easily by same old look of their smartphones and Tablet. So, in this post we are going to discuss top 10 best custom ROM of 2013. Which Custom ROM is best suitable for your Android Smartphone or Tablet? Features and Limitation of top 10 custom ROM. And finally conclusion whether to install custom ROM or Not? To Install Custom ROM in your Android Device you need to Root your device first. Check out How to Root your Android Device.

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Best Custom ROM 2013

What is Custom ROM?

A Custom ROM is a modified or altered version of Stock ROM (software which comes with your Device). Custom ROM offers more features and great looks generally as compared to Stock ROM. One of the main reason behind Rooting your Android Device is to install Custom ROM. In my previous I talked about How you can root your Device with your PC or Without.

Best Custom ROM 2013

cyanogenMod: #1 Best Custom ROM

cyanogenMod is open source custom ROM for Android smartphones and Tablet. cyanogenMod offers more  features and options which are not found in your default ROM or firmware. Latest stable release is cyanogenMod 10.1.3 on 23 September 2013.

Features of cyanogenMod custom ROM

  1. Support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering.
  2. Support CPU overclocking and other performance enhancements.
  3. FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) Support.
  4. Increase performance and reliability compared with official firmware releases.

Paranoid Android

Paranoid Android is best alternative for gyangenMod custom ROM in case if you want. Some feature are discussed below. You can connect with them on Their official Google Plus Page Here.


Hybrid Engine: This lets you define the DPI on a per-app basis. Each app has its own size and layout, so you can use this  powerful feature to adjust the size accordingly.

Pie Controls:  Just swipe from the side of the device and a “pie” menu opens up.


MIUI (Mobile Internet User Interface) is based on Android Jelly Bean. MIUI added a number of apps to enhance the basic framework. MIUI includes MITalk , MINotes, MIBackup, MIMusic, and MIGallery. The Custom ROM includes additional functionality not found in stock ROM. Features like toggles on the notification pull-down, new music, gallery, and camera apps. An altered phone dialer that displays matching contacts as a user enters a number. Latest stable release is MIUI 3.8.9 on August 9, 2013.


  1. One Click Cache Clean up: Long press the home key and the Task Cleaner will pop up. It is just that easy to clean up the cache.
  2. Alarm Clock Always On: The Alarm once set will work even if you switched off your phone.

  3. Toggles Drop Down Bar: From the drop down, you can select from 19 functions to put on the toggle drop down bar. Mute, vibrate, WLAN connection, Bluetooth – whatever you like.

Click Here to know More Feature of MIUI best custom ROM.


Features of SlimBean Custom ROM

  1. you can invert the whole ROM including Gapps with one click.
  2. Notification drawer and and lockscreen shortcuts

  3. Custom Quick Settings Tiles


AOKP stands for Android Open Kang Project. It is a custom ROM distribution for several high-end Android devices. AOKP offers features like Vibration Patterns which allows you to build your own custom vibration patterns. So that you can discover who is calling you while your phone is still in your pocket. You can search best Custom ROM suitable for your Android Device by entring the model number. Also you can check out compatible device list Here.


  1. Navigation Ring: Add up to 5 custom applications or actions to your navigation ring
  2. Ribbon: Application shortcuts and actions, use swipe gestures anywhere.
  3. LED Control:  LED notifications control support.


UltimaROM  is an AOSP themed ROM, taking the best from Samsung and AOSP and combining it.


  1. Advanced Settings: Customization options in the Advanced Settings app.
  2. Holo Themed Apps: Holo Blue inverted black themed apps to choose from, including Samsung and Google.
Read More Feature Here.

Some other Best Custom ROM


JellyBam  is a custom ROM available most of the popular devices including Nexus, Samsung, Sony, HTC and many more. You can check complete list of compatible devices Here.

omega ROM services


FoxHound claims to be the fastest and clean ROM for Samsung Galaxy s4.  How To Install FoxHound on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Check this Link.


WanamLite is mostly for Samsung Devices including the latest s4. You can check the device details Here.

Do You Really Require a Custom ROM at All?

The question depends on user need and risk associated with installing best Custom ROM and Rooting Devices. If you want a new look and feel without installing custom ROM. in your Android Device then you can read my post on Customize Your Android Device- A Whole New Look and Feel.

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