Every Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone for Verizon subscribers comes with a stock ROM out of the box that you can see once you turn on the device. That stock ROM is a universal ROM for everyone that buys the device. As you could imagine, that presents a few problems for many people. Firstly, not everyone is going to want the same features, so we know the stock ROM is designed to be an “all rounder” that everybody can enjoy. The problem with that is that that aren’t many features that people love.

Custom ROMs are largely designed to change all of that and give users more of a niche market ROM for people to choose. You can with a new custom ROM that is built for better performance than the stock ROM. Alternatively, you can find some that give awesome battery life. Others just give you a stack of new features that you haven’t seen yet from an official Android build.

Samsung Galaxy S6

These are the best custom ROMs for the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone so you can replace your stock ROM with a custom version:

Extreme Syndicate v8 ROM:

The Extreme Syndicate v8 ROM is based on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Samsung Galaxy S6 stock ROM. The Extreme Syndicate v8 custom ROMs has some bugs that are fixed which were really annoying on the stock ROM. Some examples of this include the memory fix and auto brightness issue. This custom ROM is just a modified and better version of Galaxy S6’s stock ROM.

Features: Android 5.1 Lollipop based, stock firmware based ROM, extremely debloated, based on OE2 firmware, memory leak fix, smart manager, rooted + busy box, zip aligned, V4A, deodexed, Alliance framework v1.1, status bar and notification panel customization, Galaxy S6 launcher modified for fast speed.

Download: Extreme Syndicate v8 ROM

Revolution 1.0 ROM:

The Revolution 1.0 ROM is also based on the Android 5.0 Lollipop Galaxy S6’s stock ROM. This custom ROM is rooted already so you need not to waste time on that. Furthermore, it is already fully deodexed and zip aligned for better performance but with some better and more user interface tweaks for customizing your phone.

Features: Based on Samsung official release of Lollipop 5.0.2 stock ROM, SuperSU 2.49, deodexed, Busy Box, zip aligned, CD ROM installer disabled, native hotspot, safe volume message removed, OTS added, added animation speed .25X and .75X inside developer options, developer options enabled by default, USB debugging by default, added Download Booster and multi window toggles.

Download: Revolution v1.0 ROM

Clean ROM Lite 1.1:

The Clean ROM Lite 1.1 is based on the Galaxy S6 stock ROM but all the features are removed and now it looks like a stock Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM. If you don’t need any of the Samsung features on your phone and you are happy with this then you should install it on your phone. The Lite 1.1 version of the clean ROM is ‘lite’ which means most of the features are removed.

Features: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based, extreme debloat (gear manager, VR manager, S voice, S finder, Verizon apps removed if you want them, then flash Clean ROM 1.5), pre-rooted with SuperSU and Busybox pre-installed, tether is 100% free with or without plan, NO CD installer upon insertion of USB cable, KNOX removed, legendary CleanROM stability and performance.

Download: Clean ROM 1.1

Stock OE2 ROM:

So sometimes you need a stock ROM of your Galaxy S6 when you forgot to take a backup of your previous ROM and you messed up your device. The developer has done some neat development work on this stock ROM so you don’t need to — it’s rooted, zip aligned and deodexed.

Features: Based on the official USA release of Lollipop 5.0.2 Samsung, rooted with SuperSU 2.49, deodexed for more performance, deodexed for more stability, BusyBox installed, zip aligned ROM, modded Galaxy S6 launcher and app drawer.

Download: Stock OE2 ROM

CleanROM 1.5:

If you read up on the Clean ROM 1.1 from above then you should know what this custom ROM offers. But still I’m going to tell you. The Clean ROM custom ROM contains only the apps that keep your phone up and working. However, it does come with more basic Samsung Galaxy apps which you can’t live without like the Smart Manager, S Voice, S Health and the S Finder.

Features: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based, legendary Clean ROM stability and performance options and tweaks installed, removed KNOX completely, tether is 100% free with or without a plan using the native tether app, pre-rooteed with SuperSU and BusyBox installed, extreme debloat (all Verizon and Amazon bloatware apps are gone except visual voicemail and other necessities).

Download: CleanROM 1.5

Rick’s OE2 5.0.2:

Installing the stock ROM on your device can be messy because you need that USB cable, Odin and of course your PC to install it on your phone. Furthermore, it’s risky too because if any antivirus program shuts Odin down during the process, then your device will get messed up. So why all this struggle? Install the stock ROM on your phone like any other custom ROM with custom recovery.

Features: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based, rooted with SuperSU 2.45, init.d support, BusyBox installed, removed tether check, removed the Verizon CD installer, changed lock screen and work space wallpapers, FX root file explorer, added ringtones and notification sounds.

Download: Rick’s 5.0.2 ROM