At DroidViews, we have a great series of best custom ROMs for a range of Android phones and tablets. The Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 was released back in January 2013 and noticing the popularity of the phone in Asian region, we wanted to do a best ROMs post for this device in April. It is very surprising that despite grand sales figure the development activity around the Galaxy Grand is scanty to a great extent. It is really an unusual thing!
Though we have the used the word “best” in the post title, we cannot really say that the ROMs listed below are “best” in the true sense of the word. Actually, there are just a little bunch of custom ROMs for the Galaxy Grand and we are listing them all below. Since I do not have the device itself, the review given below are based on the opinion of the users.
If you want to install a custom ROM onto your Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082, you must have root access on your phone. Besides, the presence of a custom recovery is required too. In case you have not yet rooted your phone, you can easily do it by following the easy steps given on our rooting tutorial on the link below:
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The procedure of installing a custom ROM using ClockworkMod Recovery is almost the same for all Android phones. You just have to follow a few steps and it is done!
Wait till the device boots up properly and you see the welcome screen. Do the required setup and enjoy the new ROM!
Developer: balliboxer (Donate)
GENNEXT is based on the latest official firmware for the Galaxy Grand Duos but it contains various mods and ports from Galaxy S3, S4 and Note 2. It is a completely deodexed and zipaligned ROM with BusyBox. Various system tweaks and optimizations make it reduce lag delays and perform faster and smoother. As for the battery-life, it is fine too.
Here is t5he list of features of the GNNEXT ROM for the Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082:
How to Install: Read at the beginning of the post.
CyanogenMod ROM is one of the most original and popular custom ROMs for Android devices. It is available, officially or unofficially, for almost all phones and tablets. The current port for Galaxy Grand is based on the latest version of CM, that is 10.1, and lets you enjoy Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on your phone.
CyanogenMod ROMs have always been known for their lightweight, speedy performance, smooth user interface and battery-friendliness. The only major issue with this unofficial port is that it does not support dual SIM and so only the primary SIM works.
CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM: Link
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How to Install: See above for installation steps.
Developer: balliboxer (Donate)
The very name “XperiaZ” is enough to express what this ROM has to offer! If you love the look and apps of Sony’s current flagship Xperia Z and wish to have them on your very Galaxy Grand Duos, the XperiaZ is the best and only choice for you. The completely changes the look and feel of your device to let you experience the Xperia feel.
It is a fully deodexed and zipaligned ROM featuring Busybox and init.d support. Besides a lot of system tweaks and optimizations, the XperiaZ ROM brings a host of features from the Xperia Z. The ROM looks beautiful and performs faster and gives better battery. The developer has removed most bloatwares but you can still enjoy the features that come with your Galaxy Grand Duos.
XperiaZ ROM for Grand Duos: Link
More ROMs will be added soon!