There’s no question Samsung make some great smartphone and tablets. Sometimes you have to question their ability to roll out a timely update, though. One of the most popular reasons for installing a custom ROM is to update the Android OS to a newer version when your manufacturer isn’t bothering to do exactly that.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has many custom ROMs available to install. Since the flagship from Sammy during 2014 is so popular, it’s probably best to split them up into phone carrier networks. On that note, here are the best custom ROMs for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 with the SM-G900V model number.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Files You Need:

  • You need a rooted Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 before starting off. If yours is still not rooted then go here.
  • A custom recovery is an important part in custom ROM installation. I recommend you to install TWRP custom recovery for Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 from here.
  • You won’t get Google related apps pre-installed in any of the custom ROM so you need to install them separately. Download the suitable one from here. Go here to know how to install them.
  • You shouldn’t use these custom ROM on any other variant of Galaxy S5 or it may damage your smartphone.


Mother Of All ROM (MOAR) custom ROM don’t only have the interesting name only but also have interesting features. You can experience all of them by installing it on your Galaxy S5, some of the features of this custom ROM are listed below.

Features: Android 5.1 Lollipop based, Touch Wiz UI launcher, status bar customization, dark mode (settings, calculator, everything), music control from volume keys while device is locked, lots of customization like theme and icon changing.

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Alliance ROM:

If you want some funky looking custom ROM with lots of customization and user interface tweaks. There are lots of themes and 17 preset UI style and you can switch to them with out rebooting your phone. I recommend you this custom ROM if you love customization.

Alliance ROM

Features: Based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, build.prop tweaks, modified toolbox with up to 12 shortcuts, lock screen festival effects, sliding gallery for lock wallpaper, added CyanogenMod torch, launcher app menu list functionality.

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5.0 Lollipop ROM S6V:

If you want Samsung Galaxy S6 user interface with apps and appearance then you should head on to install this custom ROM on your Galaxy S5. This custom ROM also contains many stock Galaxy S6 apps extracted directly from the device.

Lollipop ROM S6V

Features: Android 5.0 Lollipop based, S6 Touch Wiz launcher, S6 music player, S6 S Voice, 6 calculator, S6 Gallery, S6 S browser, S6 S browser, S6 smart remote, S6 smart switch, S6 fonts, ringtones and icons with theme chooser and theme store.

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Optimal ROM:

Optimal ROM is the perfect name for this custom ROM because this custom ROM is perfectly optimized for best and smooth performance. You should install this custom ROM on your phone if you want to play high graphics games on your phone.

Optimal ROM

Features: Android 5.0 Lollipop based, odexed apps, native call recording, busy box installed, init.d support, slimmed out, Knox removed, disable battery cover pop-up, flashlight toggle in quick settings, more toggles for quick settings.

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Matrix ROM:

This custom ROM is not related to Matrix movie, this custom ROM only contains only good features and based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. This custom ROM have stock Android 5.0 Lollipop interface with all those features that you can’t find in any other custom ROM.

Features: ROM control with Nexus and Samsung system UI, 3 layer system (tangerine, blue mist and clear), OTA updater for easy updates, custom boot animation, Deodexed, zip aligned, build.prop tweaks, based off the latest version Lollipop release.

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Freedom ROM:

Another Android 5.0 Lollipop based custom ROM. This custom ROM have stock Android 5.0 Lollipop interface with Samsung Touch Wiz system UI. Freedom ROM is tweaked for best and smooth performance and RAM optimization.

Freedom ROM

Features: Deodexed, debloated, removed Samsung apps (like smart remote, s health, galaxy store and more) for more free space, AOSP sounds, AOSP apps, Google Now launcher, themed framework-res, CyanogenMod AudioFX and music player.

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Acheron ROM:

Acheron ROM is Android 4.4 Kit Kat based custom ROM is the best custom ROM for you if you want some free space and fast performance. I recommend this custom ROM to you if you are real app freaky Android user, this custom ROM have lots of free space to install more apps than before.


Features: Pre-rooted with SuperSU v2.4, zip aligned, hangout dialer, CM 11 video editor, sunbeam LWP, supports third-party CM themes, Greenify app, terminal emulator, super fast Nova launcher, Aptoide (app store), init.d support, Google camera, LG keyboard.

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Plasma ROM:

If you really want the latest Android 5.o Lollipop on your Galaxy S5 then you should go for this custom ROM. This custom ROM have lots of useful features (no high customization settings) which no other custom ROM have, listing some of them below.

Features: AROMA installer — choose what you want to install and what not, modded Touch Wiz launcher (now its buttery smooth, no lags), working S-Browser (even faster and stable than Chrome browser for Android), working S health, inbuilt download booster.

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Helix ROM:

Another Android 4.4 KitKat-based custom ROM — now it’s your choice to choose one of them because both of them is fast, smooth and slim custom ROM for better performance.

Features: Touch Wiz touch in user-interface, Android L sounds and ringtones, Google Now launcher ins also installed with that.

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These were the custom ROMs which I got for you for so much hard work, now it’s your time to do the job and choose one of these custom ROMs.