You’ll find most smartphones or tablets that are anywhere near being labelled as popular will probably have at least one or two custom ROMs made available. There is no telling what teams of talented developers will come over to create a custom ROM that is suited for your device. It usually just depends on how popular your device is and whether they choose to devote a certain amount of time to that device. Those who are lucky enough to have an official CyanogenMod custom ROM made available will know how good it feels running a custom ROM and having a keen community of developers creating something that runs on your device. The T-Mobile variant of the LG G4 smartphone is one of those devices that has many ROMs made available.

Here is our list of the best custom ROMs for the T-Mobile version of the LG G4 smartphone so you can get away from your stock ROM and run something different:


Rydah’s ROM 1.0:

The custom ROMs that are based on the stock ROMs are the best because you don’t need to worry about any bugs or any flaws in the ROM. Rydah’s ROM delivers the same upside for your LG G4 from T-Mobile. Furthermore, it is also this ROM that is based on the latest stock ROM so you don’t feel like your operating system is outdated.

Features: based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, based on 10N, close to stock, nothing removed, rooted with SuperSU 2.49, Busy Box 1.23.2, SQLite, camera mod: 60 fps, 64 bit UHD mode, external SD card fix, Helvetica font, stock LG international boot up/down animations and sounds, ad-blocking host files installed, no NFC icon on the lock screen, split-screen for all apps, multi-user mode enabled, disabled ADB and MTP icons misc build prop tweaks.

Download: Rydah’s ROM 1.0

Unofficial CyanogenMod 13 ROM:

The CyanogenMod team is the first to make custom ROMs on the latest Google’s Android version source. These can look very similar in both UI and features. Now the Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest Android version and CyanogenMod already have a custom ROM (CM 13) for smartphones to experience CM 13 before the particular manufacturer like T-Mobile delivers the Marshmallow update to them.

Features: based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, optimized sound system, turbo smooth optimization, super turbo de-bloat, based on CyanogenMod, rooted with SuperSU, Google apps installed, zip aligned, minimum service running, minimum G apps included, spy-ware free, lag free CM ROM, true GPU optimized by turbo, zip aligned optimization, stable.

Download: Unofficial CyanogenMod 13 ROM

XenonHD ROM:

The XenonHD custom ROM is also based on stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware. The main difference is that it comes with some special customization options and tweaks. The Xenon HD ROM’s special feature is that it comes with very smooth and high-definition system animations, so it appears like it is running at 60 frames per second.

Features: based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, brightness slider, enable disable notification count, super user indicator, carrier label, quick pull down, smart pull down, time and date, clock and color, battery bar customization, gesture anywhere, trigger app bar position and height, app circle bar, clear all recents button, clock and alarm customization, calendar events, choose up to 5 shortcuts in lock screen, quick slider shortcuts, weather display switch, back light timer, wake up device with volume keys, short press actions.

Download: XenonHD ROM

PureAOSP for LG G4:

The PureAOSP custom ROMs are even more identical to the Android OS versions. You can’t tell them apart unless you check out the “About Device” section in the Settings menu of your operating system. The PureAOSP custom ROMs are for those who are satisfied with the features delivered by the Google developers in the stock Android OS

Features: based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, slim recents, breathing notifications, music tile, silent mode floating windows, force expanded notifications, signal cluster updates, ambient display brightness setting, call recording format, app side bar, touch to power menu tile, task manager, heads up and power menu on notification drawer, smart call, gesture lock screen, battery light, clear all icon color added to custom colors, proximity speaker (turns loud speaker automatically, on whenever you remove your phone away from your ear), smart mute (flip down phone to stop ringing), Selinux switch, clear all icon added to custom colors.

Download: PureAOSP for LG G4


XOSP stands for “Xperia Open Source Project”. A Developers team on the XDA Developers website started this open source project so that everyone can use this ROM as a base for their smartphones. The XOSP ROM is basically an open source custom ROM project themed as the Xperia smartphone UI. There are lots of stock apps too, which makes it look exactly like a real Sony Xperia smartphone.

Features: based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, stock kernel, snap camera, viper audio engine, theme chooser, Xperia based boot animation, Xperia Z5 sounds, ROM provided with a white and indigo theme, status bar logo, navigation bar on and off, toast animations, status bar network traffic indicator, RAM bar in recent options, enable long press back key to kill i developer options, Xperia stock apps, clock widget, ability to hide SuperSU icon in the status bar.

Download: XOSP 5.1 ROM

xTreme ROM v3.3:

The Xtreme ROM v3.3 custom ROM is the Android 6.0 Marshmallow based stock ROM. The best thing about this stock ROM is that you can easily install this stock ROM using any custom recovery — just like you would expect from any other custom ROM. This stock ROM is debloated and deodexed to increase some performance and smoothness of the interface. Still, after debloating there are lots of useful things remaining on the operating system so it won’t be looking as simple and anywhere near as boring the AOSP custom ROM.

Features: based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, debloated (still have WiFi calling, VVM), rooted with SuperSU, OTA disabled, quick boot app baked in, color enhanced G4 wallpaper, Viper4Android, 60 fps camera mod, ad blocking host file, build.prop tweaks, split screen on all apps, nav bar now 34 dpi, slight volume boost,

Download: xTreme ROM v3.3