Best Custom ROMs for OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 was announced in June of 2017 as their new flagship. It scored very well in our reviews for both Slate grey and Soft Gold colors. Now, OnePlus has though succeeded it by OnePlus 5T, it is still good as any other flagship. And if you are one who own the OnePlus 5 and also interested in custom ROMs, then this article is for you. We have listed the best custom ROMs for OnePlus 5 in this post that you can enjoy on your device right now.
Before heading over to the list, let us recall what the OnePlus 5 packs. It is packed with Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM. There’s one more 8 GB of RAM variant with 128 GB internal storage. The 5.5 inches FHD AMOLED display with 16+20 MP rear cameras and 16 MP front camera. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Fingerprint sensor on board.
There’s a 3,300 mAh Battery and can stand the device for a full day with excessive usage.
Here are the OnePlus 5 specs:


  • 5.5 inches FHD AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • 6GB / 8GB RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB ROM
  • 16MP + 20MP Rear Cameras
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo)
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 3,300 mAh Battery
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Note: To install a custom ROM, you must have bootloader unlocked and custom recovery installed on your device.

Best Custom ROMs for OnePlus 5

XXX NoLimits ROM

This ROM is specially developed to achieve more speed. According to the developer, this is the fastest ROM for the OnePlus 5 without compromising battery life. Also it comes with tons of extra features. This ROM is the most popular one on the XDA forums with over 346K views. The Android version is Nougat with September security patch.

Freedom OS 2.0.1

This is the second most popular ROM on the XDA forums with over 158K views. The Android version is Nougat like the previous one but this one comes with AROMA installer. Therefore, while installing you can choose what you need and do not need. Though, this one does not come with extra features like the previous one, it is still worth trying for a modest experience.

LineageOS 14.1

The best aftermarket Android OS that you can get  for any device is the Lineage OS. The Android version is Nougat with November Security patch. It is the simplest ROM for your device.

OmniRom 7.1.2 / 8.0

This ROM is one of the oldest ones from the early days of Android. It is based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project) and is available in both Nougat and Oreo for the OnePlus 5. However, the Nougat builds are official but the Oreo ones aren’t yet. Oreo builds might have some bugs.

Liquid Remix

This ROM is based on both LineageOS and AOSP. The best thing is that the Android version is Oreo. It is the best Oreo ROM available for the OnePlus 5 based on its popularity on the XDA forums. It also has tons of additional features and customization options.

Nitrogen OS

This one is the second best Oreo ROM for the OnePlus 5. Sadly, it has some bugs which can be annoying for most users. Those bugs are the alert slider, portrait mode and off screen gestures. Read the information carefully before installing this ROM as it needs a different TWRP recovery.

AICP 13.0

This one is an another oldest ROM from the early days of Android. Presently it is based on LineageOS and AOSP but before that it was based on AOKP. Installing this ROM will bump up the Android version to Oreo. It also has some tweaks and customizations to enhance your user experience.

That’s it guys for now. Hope you liked our best custom ROM picks for your beloved OnePlus 5. We have compiled many other Best of custom ROMs for other devices. You can check all the best of Custom ROMs list over here and bookmark the page for constant updates.
Happy Flashing!!