Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 5 in 2021: The Galaxy Note 5 was the ‘Note’ device that stayed longest in the market all due to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Thankfully, Note 5 did not have any of those ‘battery exploding’ issues.
The Galaxy Note 5 was Samsung’s flagship device of 2015 the Galaxy S6 series. The device sports a Snapdragon 810 processor/ Exynos processor with 3 GB of RAM. The S-pen functionality is brilliant on this device, Samsung included a lot of crazy things which can be done with the phenomenal S-pen bundled with it.
Coming to the software side of things, the phone was launched preloaded with Android 5.1.1. The device was later updated to Android 7.1 lollipop. Android Oreo is also expected for the Galaxy Note 5 as per the official statements by Samsung. Though, we already have a few Android Oreo and Nougat ROMs for the Galaxy Note 5, all thanks to the folks at XDA.
Currently, there is a lot of development for this device. So, today we share the Best Custom ROMs for the Galaxy Note 5 in 2021.
These Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 5 enhance your device’s performance, battery life and give you additional functionality in terms of customization like added note features, lock screen customization, status bar customization, animations, gestures, etc.
Let us start with the list of Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 5 2021.
Relevant Guides for ROM installation
- How to Flash TWRP recovery using Odin
- How to backup your Android device
- Also, How to install Gapps on your Android device
- How to install a custom ROM via TWRP recovery
- Make sure to have a complete backup of your device before proceeding.
- Make sure that your device is fully charged when you are attempting a ROM installation.
- 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.
Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 5 2021
Lineage OS 17.1 (Unofficial)
Lineage OS 17.1 is good as it offers a complete Stock Android feel with added features. The ROM is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android and the Samsung Experience OS. Due to the Lineage’s team efforts put into every device as well as the developer support for this ROM, LineageOS is highly recommended as it is one of the most stable ROMs for the Galaxy Note 5. Also, Lineage OS 17.1 is available for the Galaxy Note 5 in 2021.
It is a great choice to have this ROM in your device!
The next ROM on the list is AOSP EXTENDED ROM. It is a ROM by DqrKn3Zz, a Senior Member from XDA. The ROM is pretty good. The performance of the ROM as mentioned is pretty nice too. “An Android custom ROM that aims to provide useful customizations with stability”. Some of the features are System-wide Extended Themes support,
One-handed UI, Extended Desktop, and the list go on and on. The battery backup on this ROM is decent too as reported by Galaxy Note 5 users. The ROM is packed with Stock Experience in mind to match the Pixel Experience. Although watch out for some minor bugs which might trouble you. Eg. System Apps from Google. Also, the ROM has been updated to Android 10.
Renouveau is an aftermarket Android firmware designed to renew your Android experience, with popular bases driving it all for customization, performance, and stability. A great ROM released recently in June 2019. It is pretty stable and has an enhanced stock Android Skin. They say that it is a combination of AOSP, LineageOS and Ressurection Remix. The biggest factor is that it is based on the latest version of Android Pie. Definitely worth checking out!
Resurrection Remix 6.2.1
Resurrection Remix 6.2.1 is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It is one of the ROMs which have the maximum amount of customization options. These include changes in the status bar, animations, widgets, quick toggles, App Sidebar, lock screen etc. Ressurection Remix has a name for being a stable ROM and it is true in the Galaxy Note 5 case as well. It is snappy and enhances the phone’s ability to last longer. This a perfect suit for your Note 5 according to 2020’s standards. If regular updates are what you are looking for, this is it.
The Pixel Experience ROM for the Galaxy Note 5 is really good when it comes to performance. Some of the highlights include Knox Removed, Pixel Themed, Pixel Blue Accent, Rounded Icons, Native Round Icons, Pixel Wallpapers, Keyboard, Clock, Calendar and Calculator, Pixel UI sounds, ringtones and notification tones, Support for Dual-Sim models and Rooted with SuperSU by Chainfire. Overall, a pretty well built ROM.
The next ROM on the list is CRDroid. It is one of the few ROMs which is based on recent Android 9. CrDroid ROM for Galaxy Note 5 is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android and also attempting to bring many of the best features existent today. The ROM is updated and now based on Android 10. The battery optimizations are great on this version.
It has various features such as quick settings customization, lock-screen, status bar, buttons and also UI Theming. XDA thread has more information about the features of this Galaxy Note 5 Custom ROM.
This ROM would allow you to get a taste of Redmi/Xiaomi Devices via MIUI Skin. This MIUI ROM is based on stock firmware. This ROM provides you with all MIUI customization and feature. All MIUI apps are built into the same. Also, many users have reported positive feedback about this ROM too.
Thus, if you are the one who prefers Xiaomi’s MIUI Skin over anything go for it. You would like the customization it offers for the Galaxy Note 5
Q2 of 2019 was the period of release of this ROM. Another one with Android Pie build with complete Samsung experience, well debloated and magisk ready and a lot more. You should get this if you don’t want to lose your existing Samsung experience.
Kali Nethunter ROM
This is the last ROM on our list. Kali Nethunter ROM for Galaxy Note 5 is the name of this ROM. For all the cyber-security freaks this ROM is for you. It supports 802.11 Wireless Injection and AP mode support with supported USB wifi-card. It also contains a full Kali Linux toolset, with many tools available via a simple menu system. This Note 5 Custom ROM will allow you to explore the Radio Space. It is something different from all of you from what we see mostly. It is based on Android Oreo.
Thus concluding, this was our list of Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 5 2021. We will be adding more ROMs in the near future and continuously updating this post.
You can also visit XDA forum from here to check in case there are more ROMs available for the Galaxy Note 5. If you have any queries, feel free to leave us your doubts in the comments section.