The LG V10 is one of the best smartphones under the LG name as we head into 2016. It’s also the newest smartphone out of the list that we would call the best smartphone from LG, and as such, developers are still working hard to create new custom ROMs for the device. Since’ it’s only the early stages in the devices life, there isn’t yet much to choose. However, we do have some custom ROMs and custom kernels available for you to install if you want to get the LG V10 away from the stock Android it came with out of the box.

The LG V10 comes from Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T phone carrier networks across the United States. You cannot buy this device from any other phone carrier network. The V10 comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, a 5.7-inch display, 16 megapixel camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 system chip and 4096 MB RAM.

LG V10

Here are the best custom ROMs for the LG V10 smartphone.

Files You Need

  • You may need to root the LG V10 to install some custom ROMs on the device — see the ROM requires for more on that. You do not always need to have root access for installing a new custom ROM, and many of the custom ROM come with root access.
  • You always need to install a custom recovery on the LG V10 smartphone before you can install any custom ROMs on the device. It doesn’t usually matter what custom recovery you install — TWRP recovery, CWM recovery and Philz touch recovery work for most — but sometimes a custom ROM does require a certain recovery. Check the ROM details for more information on if you need to have a particular recovery installed.

Stock ROM

The stock ROM is called the stock ROM but it actually isn’t and does come under a modified ROM. The difference between this stock ROM and the one that comes with your device out of the box is that you get BusyBox and root access along for the ride. That means you do not need to follow the guide on how to root the LG V10 to install this stock ROM on the device.

Features: BusyBox, pre-rooted.

Download: stock ROM

Blackhole ROM

The blackhole ROM is a current project happening independently and it will not be overlooked by any official team like the CyanogenMod team. The blackhole ROM goal is simple: create a basic base ROM with little to no system apps coming to the ROM by default. We know that because it’s in the description of the original poster over at XDA Developers. The reason people like to get rid of the system apps is for performance. Once this ROM gets developed to the point where it’s stable, it will increase the performance over your stock ROM on the device. The Blockhole ROM is released as a beta version and is available for the T-Mobile variant of the LG V10 smartphone.

Features: BusyBox (files only and not the application like you would normally get from the Google Play Store), Nova launcher and SuperSU.

Download: Blackhole ROM

This list for the best LG V10 custom ROMs will be updated when more become available.