Resurrection Remix ROM Review – One of the Most Feature-Packed ROMs

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Custom ROMs while only being a part of the vast number of things you can change about your Android smartphone, are one of the most important aspects of it. A majority of us modders, if not all, use a custom ROM as our daily driver. The reasons are quite obvious. Even the simplest of custom ROMs, such as Lineage OS, have those little-inbuilt features that the stock Android does not have. In many cases, such as an aging Samsung, Sony, LG, or HTC phone, a custom ROM breathes new life to the device, since most of them are based on stock Android unlike the official firmwares of these devices, loaded with unwanted services and skins. Today, we’re taking a look at one such Android 7.1.2 Nougat based custom ROM, Resurrection Remix 5.8.3.

Resurrection Remix is one of the most well-known names in the world of custom ROMs The ROM developed under the banner is undoubtedly one of the most feature-packed ROMs out there. But, for a custom ROM, the most important aspects are smooth and stable performance, a good battery life and a large online community where a user can go to for help. Resurrection Remix covers those bases as well.

Also read: 10 Tips to Make Your Phone’s Battery Last Longer

Features

Apart from the standard Android Nougat features Lineage OS features, Resurrection Remix 5.8.3 has a lot of other customization options.

  • Enable/Disable Navbar
  • Navbar Button Customization smart bar
  • Navbar Pulse
  • Navbar Fling
  • Double Tap To sleep navbar

Statusbar

  • Brightness Slider
  • Enable/Disable Show Notification Count
  • SuperUser Indicator Switch
  • Double Tap To sleep Statusbar
  • Carrier Label
  • Carrier Label Switch
  • Carrier label Color
  • Carrier Label size
  • Clock Customizations
  • Time & date
  • Day & date Google
  • Center/Right/Left Clock Choice
  • Date Format
  • Clock Font Styles
  • Battery
  • Bar customization
  • Icon Customization(circle/landscape/Portrait and more)
  • % Text
  • Network Traffic Indicator
  • Network Traffic Arrows Switch
  • Incoming/OutGoing Traffic
  • Network traffic Color
  • Statusbar RR Logo
  • RR logo Color
  • Position
  • Custom Logos
  • Logo Color
  • Position
  • Style
  • StatusBar Weather
  • Weather Color
  • Weather Position(left/right)
  • Weather Font Style
  • Weather size
  • StatusBar Ticker
  • Ticker Text color
  • Ticker Icon Color

Animations

  • Toast Animations
  • ListView Animations
  • System Animations
  • Power Menu Animations
  • Misc Animations

Gestures

  • Gestures Anywhere Feature
  • 3 Finger Swipe Screenshot Gesture

App Sidebar

  • Choose apps in AppSidebar
  • Trigger Width
  • Trigger Height
  • Trigger Position

App Circle Bar

  • Choose apps in App circle
  • Trigger Width
  • Trigger Height
  • Trigger Position

Pie

  • Pie Trigger(left ,Right ,Bottom)
  • Pie Targets
  • Pie Colors
  • More Pie Features

Recents Panel

  • Clear All button Switch
  • Clear All Tasks Switch
  • Clear All Button Location(Top right,Top Left,Top Center,Bottom Left,Bottom Right,Bottom Center)
  • Full-screen Recents
  • Recents Styles
  • OmniSwitch

Cclock Widget

  • Clock And Alarm Customizations
  • Weather Panel Customizations
  • Calendar Events

LockScreen

  • Lockscreen Bottom Shortcuts
  • Lockscreen General Shortcuts
  • 100+ Icons for Shortcuts
  • Double Tap to Sleep Lockscreen
  • Lockscreen Media Art/Enable Disable
  • Quick PIN/Patter Unlock
  • LockScreen Wallpaper
  • Lockscreen Weather Widget
  • Lockscreen Icons Color

Quick Settings

  • Draggable Tiles
  • Customizable Tiles
  • Dynamic Tiles Adjustment
  • Number of columns/rows
  • Tile Animations
  • Notification Drawer
  • LongPress Toggles to Enter Settings
  • Disable Immersive Mode Messages
  • Force Expand Notification
  • Quick PullDown
  • Smart Pulldown
  • Notification Panel Transparency
  • Volume Dialog Transparency
  • Notification Panel Stroke
  • Volume Dialog Stroke

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Buttons

  • Backlight Timer
  • Backlight Strength

Advanced Reboot Menu

  • Power Menu Customizations
  • Power Off
  • Reboot(Recovery, Bootloader, Hot Reboot)
  • ScreenShot
  • Power Menu End Calls Switch
  • Restart SystemUI
  • Airplane Mode
  • ScreenRecord
  • On the Go Mode
  • Sound Panel

Home Button (For devices with HW keys Only)

  • Home Button answer call
  • Long Press Actions
  • Double Tap Actions

Menu Button (For devices with HW keys Only)

  • Short Press Actions
  • Long Press Actions

Search Button (If Device Supports)

  • Short Press Action
  • Long Press Action

Volume Buttons

  • Wake Up Device
  • Playback Control
  • Ringtone Volume Control
  • Keyboard Cursor Control
  • Swap Buttons on Landscape mode
  • Volume Key Answer

Miscellaneous

  • SELinux Switch (Switch Between Permissive and Enforcing SELinux if Device has Selinux Enabled)
  • cLock Shortcut
  • Disable battery Saver Warning Color
  • OTA Updates
  • Camera Shutter Sound Enable/Disable

SystemUI Tuner

  • Enabled By default
  • Removed Demo mode and Tweaked SystemUI Tuner As compared To AOSP
  • StatusBar Icons Customizations
  • Quick Settings Customizations

Other Features

  • Performance Profiles
  • LCD Density
  • Expanded Desktop Mode
  • Heads Up Switch and customizations
  • Live Display
  • Configurable 0,90,180,270 Degree Rotation
  • Lock Screen Autorotate Switch
  • Native Tap to Wake From Marshmallow
  • Double Tap Power Button To enable Camera gesture
  • Prevent Accidental Wakeup
  • Wake Phone on Charging Plug
  • Battery Light Customizations
  • Notification Light Customizations
  • Font size
  • CM privacy guard
  • Performance Tweaks(Kernel Aduitor Inbuilt)
  • CM root inbuilt

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Resurrection Remix ROM Download: Supported devices

Resurrection Remix supports more than hundred Android devices officially, and an even greater number of them unofficially through other developers at XDA. Most of the popular devices are officially supported by the Resurrection Remix team. These include:

  • OnePlus 3/3T
  • Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6/S6Edge
  • Google Pixel/Pixel XL
  • Nexus 6P/5X/6/5
  • Xiaomi Redmi devices
  • Sony Xperia Z series
  • HTC flagships
  • Many other devices from all brands

And a lot more. The full list of devices along with flashable ROM downloads are available at SourceFourge.

Related post: AOSP Extended ROM Review for OnePlus/Samsung/LG/Xiaomi/Motorola Devices

UI

Once you install Resurrection Remix successfully, getting it set up with your account and all should be familiar if you have ever used a stock Android based ROM before. That is because this ROM uses the stock Android setup wizard, much like other AOSP or LOS based ROMs. The home screen is quite stock Android like as well as the rest of the UI. There’s nothing really eye-catching or unique about Resurrection Remix until you enter the Configurations menu in Settings. If you know your way around, I can be sure you would have no trouble changing the UI to look the way you want. For proof, there are some screenshots, below towards the end of this article, of my version of Resurrection Remix.

Deep level of customization

There are numerous settings here for you to tinker with, and if this is your first time using a feature-packed custom ROM like Resurrection Remix, you might be overwhelmed at just how much you can change. If you love customization, this configurations menu is what heaven would be like. From what happens when you double tap your home button to letting any text be displayed in your Android’s status bar, there’s next to nothing you can’t change. Even the little things you never thought you’d want to play around with, like the animation when you toggle a quick setting, can be changed and you will love it.

Every animation can be changed in fact, although, I prefer them as they are. I’ve tried changing them at times, but it just disrupts the whole experience of using my phone. Maybe someday when I have a lot of time to kill, I might figure those out. But the point is, this is the level of customization Resurrection Remix offers. I wouldn’t blame you if you don’t want to try them all. I used to be one of those people that preferred the simplicity of CyanogenMod (or Lineage OS as it is now called). But with no Xposed Framework support on Android Nougat, Resurrection Remix seems to be the best choice.

Pre-built Apps

While Resurrection Remix is not loaded with bloatware, it does come with some standard apps that you would find on most of the other custom ROMs as well. This includes a web browser, a music player, an email client, a file browser or two, etc. These can be easily uninstalled using the inbuilt system app remover. It can be found under the Miscellaneous tab in Settings > Configurations. Since the CyanogenMod Theme Engine is now dead, there is no in-built theme engine. However, like most ROMs these days, Resurrection Remix supports OMS substratum themes. Just install the Substratum app from the Play Store and you’re ready to install themes.

Performance & Battery Life

The best part is, that all of these features don’t have any impact on performance. Either that or it is almost negligible. I’ve tested the ROM on a number of devices, both with flagship level specs, and the dying old budget level smartphones. If your phone performs well on other ROMs, Resurrection Remix will give you the same performance, if not better. Of course, that will also depend on the specific version of the ROM for your device. We’re only talking in general here when it comes to performance and battery life.

Talking about battery life, it is not very different from stock OEM ROMs or other custom ROMs either. Again, this will depend on the specific ROM version for your device.

Verdict

There is no doubt that Resurrection Remix is one of the best custom ROMs available. A large online community, constant updates, and probably more than a ton of customization options make it a great choice. It is understandable if one might prefer the simplicity of Lineage OS instead. But this sounds more like the argument of iOS being simpler to use than Android. Something many of us would disagree with. In my very personal opinion, to say Resurrection Remix is not a ROM for everybody would be a wrong assumption. Because all of these extra cool features are neatly tucked away under a single configurations menu. Meaning they are out of the way if one does not want them. Outside of that, it is basically just Lineage OS or stock Android. Of course, with a lot of neatly tucked away potential.

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