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Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in 2020


Best Custom ROMs For Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus: If you own a Samsung Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy S8 Plus and feel that you need some additional features and system tweaks it’s time to get your hands dirty. An Android update may take months to reach users, but thanks to Custom ROM’s you don’t have to wait for your manufacturer to release the next Android update.

Currently, the device is dated pretty much. But still, there is a lot of development for this device. So, today we share the Best Custom ROMs for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in 2020.

For those of you living under a rock, Custom ROM is developed by the third party and you can install and replace the Stock ROM that came pre-installed with your device. You would require a custom recovery like TWRP to flash your custom ROM. Before rooting your device, we would advise to back up your data and have a battery backup of at least 50%.

In this article, we present to you the Best Custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.  We have selected the ROMs based on their functionality, customizations options, appearance, security, and some key essential points.

Relevant Guides for ROM installation

  1. How to Flash TWRP recovery using Odin
  2. Also, How to install Gapps on your Android device
  3. How to install a custom ROM via TWRP recovery

Important Notes

  1. Make sure to have a complete backup of your device before proceeding.
  2. Make sure that your device is fully charged when you are attempting a ROM installation.
  3. Please be patient when you are installing custom ROMs. Few ROMs can take up to 30 mins for installation. Any unnecessary action can cause the hard bricking of your device.

List of Best Custom ROMs For Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

LineageOS 15.1

The project was first started as CyanogenMod and later came into being when Cyanogen INC unsuccessfully attempted to commercialize CyanogenMod. Supported in over 200 models, it has a vast development community.

The latest version of Lineage ROM brings the Oreo features like Notification Channels, Picture-in-Picture, Keyboard Navigation while keeping its own features like Privacy Guard and Live Display. The Custom ROM is built upon Android 8.1 Oreo and is in a Stable State.

Download LineageOS 14.1 for Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus [Latest]

Download LineageOS 15.1 for Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus


Best Custom ROM for Galay S8 & S8 Plus

The next ROM on the list is CRDroid. It is one of the few ROMs which is based on Android 9 and is quite popular due to its stability. CrDroid ROM for Galaxy S8 & S8+ is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android and also attempting to bring many of the best features existent today.

It has various features, such as quick settings customization, lock-screen, status bar, buttons, and UI Theming. It also includes other CrDroid features. More features of this ROM for Galaxy S8 would be found on XDA.

Download CrDroid ROM for Galaxy S8 S8 Plus [Android 9] | Latest

Resurrection Remix

This Custom ROM is a combination of CyanogenMod (now LineageOS ), Slim ROM, Omni ROM, and Original Remix. It comes with features like custom gesture controls, lock screen and interface customizations, OTA updates and many more. This Custom ROM is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat while being in an Alpha state so it not recommended for everyday use.

Download Resurrection Remix for Samsung Galaxy S8

Also, Download Resurrection Remix for Samsung for Galaxy S8 Plus

Updated | Download Resurrection Remix for Samsung for Galaxy S8 Plus [Android 9] [Latest]

Evolution X

Evolution X is an aftermarket firmware based on the Android Open Source Project. This is analogous to the other AOSP ROMs like Havoc OS. This ROM packs in features such as custom themes, notification customizations, Gestures, and other miscellaneous things which are mentioned in the link below.

Also, the other great thing about this ROM is the frequent updates. By the way, this ROM is one of few Galaxy S8 Custom ROM which is based on Android 10. Try out the one which suits your needs!

Download Evolution X ROM for Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus [Android 10]

Havoc OS

Best Custom ROMs for S8 S8+

So, the next ROM on the list is Havoc OS. The ROM is pretty good with the aim of keeping things simple, clean, and neat as it is based on AOSP and inspired by Pixel. They quote the added features as “All you can dream, and all you’ll ever need.” The performance of the ROM, as mentioned, is decent too. It features Material Design 2.0.

Also, Havoc OS packs in a ton of features such as Gaming/ Reading Mode, Animation Customizations, Tile Shortcuts, Compass, Ambient Display, and much more. There are two versions available. One is Android Pie and another is Android 10 Beta. You can choose the one according to your needs.

Download Havoc OS for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ [BETA] [Android 10]

Download Havoc OS 2.x for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ [Android 9]

Minotaraus ROM V9.1

This Custom ROM comes with a smooth user interface with no lag. Based on the G9955GXXu1AQG5 firmware and comes with the Aroma Manager that gives you the ability to choose the root between Magisk and Superuser. It has a Boot Animation feature and Dual Speaker Mod.

The Minotaraus ROM comes with features like Private mode, removal of high brightness and volume safety warnings, custom texts on the status bar, hidden status bar clock on the lock screen, and more. There are advanced features like Sound mods and DPI Charger. Also, Custom ROM is built upon Android 8.1 Oreo and is in a Stable State.

Download Minotaraus ROM for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

Light ROM

As the name implies, it is a light-weight ROM and is de-bloated which allows you to remove apps that you don’t require. The ROM is designed to feel similar to the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9 ROM.

This Galaxy S8 Custom ROM is Aroma supported and comes with features like ZipAligned, CSC Tweaks, Magisk Root, SuperSu Root, Build.prop Tweaks, Use camera at even 1%, Changing Camera Modes that drastically increase the camera quality (HDR Videos and JPEG) and more. The ROM is built upon Android 8.0 Oreo and is in a stable state.

Download Light ROM for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

Batman ROM

Batman ROM

This is for the DC or Batman fans out there and is similar to the Superman ROM on the Samsung Galaxy S7. Though it may sound comical, the features it offers are high-end and offers high customization.

The Batman Custom ROM offers features like 100% deodexed, Adblocker enabled or disabled, iOS emojis, matrix animations, Magisk root, LED notification indicator, clock position change, and much more. The firmware is based on Android 8.0 Oreo and is in a  Stable state.

Download Batman ROM for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus


If you are in Custom ROMs for customizations, look for no other. The build comes with Omega Kernel and is made battery-friendly by the developers.

Also, this ROM comes with features like AppLock, Air Message, and abilities like enabling Camera while on call, SMS notification popup while using the camera, and playing music while capturing video. You can remove all bloatware and customize the ROM as you want. The ROM is based on Android 8.0 Oreo and is in a Stable State.

Download Omega v4.0 for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

King ROM

King ROM

King ROM includes all the features required for a smooth lag-free experience. Though the first editions were buggy, it has improved itself and lot in time and also added a lot of features in the next version.

The King Custom ROM includes features like ROM Control, AppLock, updated KRM and many more. The Android Version is Oreo 8.0 while the RAM Status is Stable.

Download King ROM for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

Thus, this was our list of Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in 2020. Thus, keeping the list updated we will add more ROMs in the future.

You can also visit the XDA forum from here to check in case there are more ROMs available for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

If you have any queries, feel free to leave us your doubts in the comments section.

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