4 Best ROM For Pixel 3

Google’s Pixel 3 was an amazing addition to the smartphone industry. With a unique, industrial design, it stands out from the crowd. Not only that, but its Pixel Experience software is nothing short of amazing, acting fast, efficient, smooth, and most of all, free from annoying bloatware that OEMs tend to pack their phones full of. That gives you not only a faster software experience, but also more room for the content and media that you love — photos, videos, and apps.

But, like many in the Android space, the experience eventually gets old. So if you’re a tinkerer like many within this Open Source community, you don’t want to leave your Pixel 3 on the stock Pixel Experience forever — you want to mess around and see what else is out there. Luckily, there’s an active community around the Pixel 3, and so, there are tons of options for custom ROMs for the smartphone.

Let’s take a look at all of the great options available to you, shall we?

Bootleggers ROM

Bootleggers ROM comes in as our number five contender. The developers call this an aftermarket piece of firmware based on AOSP. Designed for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, it comes loaded with some patches and fixes from LineageOS and other ROMs packed inside. The goal is to bring new features and useful apps to your device that makes your Pixel 3 “feel like home.” On top of that, this ROM is also packed with custom wallpapers, ringtones, fonts, and themes to bring to your device into a more fresh look and give you a more vibrant experience. You can really bring out your personality on your phone with this ROM.

Get it here: XDA Developers

BlackenedMod

BlackenedMod comes up as number four on our list, and actually comes in as an experimental project based off of PK’s Tuning Script from the Pixel 2. It’s certainly not the most feature filled ROM out there, but it does come with a pretty clean user experience. One of the highlights and goals of this new ROM is to improve both battery life and performance on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL for a faster, and more streamlined experience. It’s still on version 1.0 right now, but you can give it a shot for yourself at the link below (with instructions).

Get it here: XDA Developers

LineageOS

Coming in as out number two contender, we have LineageOS. This is version 16.0 of the custom ROM and is based on Android Pie. This is the custom ROM that rose from the ashes of CyanogenMod’s hard fall. As an overview, LineageOS takes the best what Android has to offer, and then builds upon it by adding features and bug fixes beyond what Google offers or will offer. LineageOS, similar to the stock Pixel Experience, provides a simple, clean interface, as well as an interactive wizard to make installation easy for even the layman. It makes it easy for LineageOS to receive updates over time as well. Now, the downside is that this isn’t available for the Pixel 3 yet, but will be soon — so keep an eye out on XDA Developers for a test ROM. You can check when your device is officially on the list here.

RattlesnakeOS

And as our number one contender, we’re looking at RattlesnakeOS. RattlesnakeOS, like most Android Pie ROMs, is still under construction, but they do have a functioning build you can use as a daily driver. There’s a simple and clean user interface; however, the main highlight and goal of this ROM is to bring you something that is privacy-focused. However, another highlight of this operating system is that it’s definitely for the tinkerer — this requires some basic knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to get working, which isn’t necessarily a skill that everyone has up their sleeve. Check it out for yourself at the link below.

Get it here: XDA Developers

Closing

As you can see, there are a couple of cool custom ROMs available for the Google Pixel 3. Since many of these are based on Android Pie, they are still actively under construction, so be sure to proceed at your own risk, and update them regularly! If you go looking for more, keep in mind that there still isn’t a whole lot right now, as the Pixel 3 has only been out for a couple of months — there’s still a lot of work to be done before the ROM community really takes off with this smartphone!

Do you have a favorite custom ROM for Google Pixel 3?