Moto G has been the favorite smartphone in the budget segment since their launch. Moto G 2015 is no different and lives up to the bar set by its predecessors. It is almost a year old device but if you want to make your device feel fresh, install one of the best custom ROMs on your Moto G3(2015).
If you are one of the proud owners of this device and you want to customize your user experience with your phone, here are some of the best custom ROMs for Moto G 2015.
Moto G 2015 was released last year, it features a 720p 5″ IPS LCD display, 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera. It is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. It comes in two variants, one with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage, the other with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Both support up to 32GB microSD cards. The Moto G runs on a 2470mAh battery. On the exterior, the Moto G features IPX7 certification, meaning it’s water-resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes.
The decent specifications at a lower price and a good design make it a choice for many users. Although we might see a new iteration of Moto G sometime in near future till then let’s enjoy some custom ROMs to enhance your user experience with Moto G 2015.
If you are not familiar with the term Custom ROMs let me clear things for you. Custom ROMs are modified/customized version of the Android operating system based on the source code released by Google and/or device manufacturers. They tend to provide you better user experience than most of the stock ROMs. They are far more customizable and more battery friendly. They also help you get rid of all the bloatware that comes preinstalled on your device.
Before starting off with the list of custom ROMs for Moto G 2015. Here are prerequisites for installing a custom ROM on your Android device.
Prerequisites to Install a Custom ROM:
- All the ROMs given below are supported by Moto G 2015 only.
- Your device should have an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery like TWRP. Read our guide on how to install TWRP on Moto G 2015.
- Make sure you take Nandroid backup of your current ROM using a custom recovery.
The instructions for installing these custom ROMs and the download links are given on their respective XDA threads which have been linked below. If you are having trouble installing any of the custom ROM or you cannot understand the instructions at XDA thread, just let us know in the comment section below.
Best Custom ROMs For Moto G 2015
1. crDroid Android
crDroid is a custom ROM based on CyanogenMod. It comes with all the greatness of CM13 and has been optimized by crDroid to provide you the best performance you could get on your device. It is basically a slightly enhanced version of CM13. Along with CM, crDroid has ported some of the features from other popular ROMs like AOSPA, SlimRoms, OmniRom and many others great ROMs out there. This ROM is perfect if you want to have good customization and a stable device. Go ahead and download the ROM from the Xda thread linked below. Do keep in mind to read the OP(opening post) before flashing it to your device.
This ROM is perfect if you want to have good customization and a stable device. Go ahead and download the ROM from the Xda thread linked below. Do keep in mind to read the OP(opening post) before flashing it to your device.
You can follow crDroid Android’s Google Plus page to follow the ROM development and to know what new is coming to the ROM. Also, check the opening post from the Xda thread.
2. Resurrection Remix
Resurrection Remix is a feature loaded custom ROM based on CyanogenMod. The ROM is very popular among the flagship devices and it does work well on Moto G3. The latest version of Resurrection Remix is based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1, so you do get the latest Android version as well. Along with the features of CM13, the ROM includes some more customizing options. Some of the features included in this ROM are:
- Navigation bar tweaks
- Status bar tweaks
- CM13 theme engine with RR exclusive Pitch Black theme included
- cLock widget
- Lockscreen customization
- App circle Bar
- Pie controls and much more…
Check out the OP of the Xda thread to know more about features and installation procedure of this ROM.
3. BlissPop/Bliss 6.0
Blisspop is another CM based ROM that has been loaded with customizing options and has also been optimized to provide you good performance. The latest version of the ROM is based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. The ROM is kept updated with latest CM source code and has been optimized to provide you a smooth user experience. Here are few of the features included in this ROM:
- Status bar tweaks
- Navigation bar and Button Options
- Recent’s Options
- Notification Drawer customization
- Head’s up Notification
- Lockscreen options
- Power menu options
- Gesture Anywhere
Again do check the OP of the Xda thread linked below to know more about the ROM and for the installation instructions.
4. Official CyanogenMod 13
CyanogenMod is the most used custom ROM for any Android device. CyanogenMod ROMs have been around for a long time now, I still remember installing CM7 on my Galaxy Ace back in 2011. They were great then and are still a choice of many custom ROM users. They provide you the best performance you can get out of your device. The latest version CM13 is based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. Though the builds are still nightlies they are good to use on day to day basis.
Along with good performance and battery life, CM13 includes hosts of features that add up to provide you an incredible user experience. CM13 also includes the infamous CM Theme Engine that can be used to customize your Moto G 2015 to a great extent. Here are few more features included in this ROM:
- Theme engine
- Lock Screen Tweaks
- Statusbar customizations
Well, there may be a few bugs that need to be ironed out in CM13 but the features and the performance it provides more than compensates for the few minor bugs. So go ahead and try it out.
BrokenOs is an AOSP/Slim based custom ROM. It provides the smoothest experience on Moto G3, being based on AOSP is free from CM bugs. There are plenty of features to keep users excited about the ROM without compromising on speed, stability, and battery.
It does not have the CM theme engine but you can still enjoy themes on your Moto G3 on this ROM by using the Layers(RRO) themes which are included in this ROM.
Follow their Google+ page for all the updates regarding this ROM, since there is no Xda thread for this ROM. You can download the latest version of this ROM from the link given below.
These were the few of the best custom ROM for Moto G 2015 in our opinion. Enjoy on them your devices and let us know your views about them in the comments section below. Do let us know if you have any queries regarding the installation of these custom ROMs on your device. Also, tell us what ROM you are rocking on your Moto G3.