The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes with a premium metal casing around the edges, not too dissimilar to that of the iPhone 4S. It marks the first smartphone with a metal case ever by Samsung, and it was long rumored the team from Samsung were wanting to stop being ridiculed for producing nothing but cheaper plastic. As it turns out, the total number of sales probably didn’t influence Samsung to continue in that direction, though it will go down as one of our favorite smartphones for the year 2014 — and largely because of the design.
These are the best custom ROMs for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone:
Files You Need
- You will need to root the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone (SM-G850W) (SM-G850Y) if your custom ROM requires pre-rooted firmware to run.
- You will need to install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone if you want to install any of the custom ROMs from the list. You need to enter the custom recovery mode and upload your custom ROM zip file from the recovery menu.
- You might be interested in installing Google Gapps on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha device. Not all custom ROMs will be coming pre-loaded with the Google stock apps. Just your ROM download page for more details about what comes included with your ROM.
Galaxy Alpha Ozcan ROM:
The Ozcan ROM is basically Galaxy S6 themed custom ROM for the Galaxy Alpha which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. There are lots of Galaxy S6 stock apps directly stripped from its stock ROM. You will also find some of the Galaxy S6 features in this custom ROM. The included AROMA installer makes installing this custom ROM a lot easier with which you can easily select the features you want and install custom ROM.
Features: Android 5.1 Lollipop based, multiple languages for the keyboard, init.d support, deodexed, zip aligned, busy box installed, efs backup, rooted with SuperSU, KNOX removed, fast and stable.
Resurrection Remix 5.5:
The Resurrection Remix 5.5 custom ROM is 12.1 based custom ROM with smooth and stale stock Android interface. This custom ROM consist of lots of CM 12.1 stock features with some more unique features made by resurrection remix team. Resurrection Remix custom ROM is that smooth and fast that you can imagine of. Take a look at the feature list of this custom ROM.
Features: Privacy manager, extended volume indicator, Audio FX, black list, system profiles, theme engine, launcher 3, CM file manager, quite hours, AOSP browser, gallery app, SIM toolkit, enable disable nav bar, network traffic indicator, clock customization, LCD density, expanded desktop mode, clock widget, clock widget.
Galaxy S6 ROM:
The Galaxy S6 ROM is another custom ROM which claims to be themed just like Galaxy S6 more than any other custom ROM on the internet. The unique thing in this custom ROM is that it is based on the Galaxy Alpha stock ROM, so there would be no bugs at all in this custom ROM. That means there is no need to worry about bugs in this one. This custom ROM is also rooted so you don’t have to root your phone again after installing this custom ROM.
Features: Galaxy Alpha stock ROM based, deodexed, S6 launcher, S6 keyboard, S6 weather widget, S6 apps, fully rooted with SuperSU, status bar tinting, status bar customization, theme store, pre installed themes.
Resurrection Remix 5.6:
Here comes the Resurrection again, but this time it’s updated a great deal. This version of Resurrection Remix custom ROM is based on CM 13 which means this custom ROM has a stock interface and features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This custom ROM is updated, but still it retains its smoothness and performance, which is this custom ROM’s trademark.
Features: Based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, double tap on the status bar to sleep, double tap to wake, music control using the volume keys during sleep, list view animations, system animations, modded system UI, gesture anywhere, 3 finger gestures to take screenshot, enable disable navigation bar, theme engine with lots of themes available on Google Play Store.
If you don’t want lots of customization, overclocking and performance tweaks, just a new simple interface and to try some new on your phone because you are bored of previous one then this custom ROM is for you. This custom ROM is simple and fast and give you all what you want in a custom ROM. Just take a look at the features list and decide if you want to try it or not.
Features: Android 5.1 Lollipop based, status bar tinting, status bar customization, navigation bar on off and customization, Google Now modified launcher, improved battery backup with the power saver option in settings, custom dpi, USB debugging enabled for default, control music while the device is locked using volume keys, gesture anywhere, lock screen shortcuts, CM theme engine, can download themes from Google Play Store.
Space X ROM:
Space X ROM is stock Galaxy Alpha ROM, but with some unique performance and interface tweaks. All TouchWiz interface with some tweaking in the interface — you can’t notice the tweaks, you can only can feel it with performance and improved battery backup. You should try this custom ROM if you don’t want to sacrifice the TouchWiz interface when installing a custom ROM.
Features: Build on latest stock ROM, on off capture, quick exit button in the browser, call recording enabled, lunar in S-planner, removed Korean characters, fixed message limit, ad block, replaced boot animation, zip aligned, deodexed and debloated for better battery and performance.
If you think that Android 4.4 KitKat based custom ROM can’t give you better performance than Android 5.0 Lollipop based one then you’re wrong. This Android 4.4 KitKat based custom ROM has all that performance that you need in your smart phone. This is Galaxy Alpha stock ROM tweaks to give you more performance ad battery backup than before.
Features: Based on stock Galaxy Alpha firmware, tweaked for better battery performance, added a call record button, added Galaxy S6 UI media (ringtones and alert tones), added host block ads, removed Samsung boot logo to decrease startup time, added new climate in weather widget and app, new sources added and lots more.
We all continue to add more Samsung Galaxy Alpha custom ROMs to the list after we find them available for your device.