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[AT&T] Best ROMs for GS3

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheRev420, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. TheRev420

    TheRev420 Lurker
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    I have been seriously considering installing a ROM on my Samsung GS3 (AT&T). What are the best ROM choices available? I am a medium user, texting, calling, internet browsing, and occasionally video watching/streaming. I am looking for speed and performance while maintaining battery life. I do not play a lot of games on my phone. I guess I am trying to eliminate the clutter and streamline my phone for performance.
    Also I have seen that some ROMs work with TouchWiz while others do not. What are the Pros and Cons of TouchWiz and is my best option to stick with TouchWiz or go without it? What will I be missing out on without it?
    Thanks in advance.
     



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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    There are touchwiz based roms that keep the unique samsung features like multi-window, smart-stay, great camera app etc etc but if you dont really care about those things and want a lightweight fast rom then go for something like CyanogenMod or AOKP. theyre pretty much pure android but with some enhancements and theyre themable to change the look of the whole system :thumbup:

    I should add that your choice of custom kernel can be just as important. Like you can tweak the CPU on the fly and underclock it when you want better battery life and overclock it when you want it to perform better than a Nexus 4
     
  3. TheRev420

    TheRev420 Lurker
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    Since this will be my first time installing a custom rom I will probably stick with a TouchWiz rom. What would you suggest is the best option?
     
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Best to ask in the ATT ATR sub-forum tbh bro so u get suggestions for your version of s3.
    Im loving AOKP 4.2.2 with Googy Max kernel but before that i loved Neat Rom Lite (a stripped down customised version of touchwiz) :beer:
     
  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

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  6. Deleted User

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    Try ParanoidKangdroid. You get 4.2.2., and it's smooth.:p
     
  7. chadgraves

    chadgraves Lurker

    I use the Slim Bean Rom running 4.2.2 It has been the best one so far that i have tried on my S3.
     
  8. Theonesalmon

    Theonesalmon Well-Known Member

    DeTmobilized is a very popular touch wiz based rom

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2317259

    That link takes you to the AT&T port.

    Its android 4.1.2, but if you want to stick with touch wiz then that's what you have to use. 4.2.2 roms are non touch wiz, with the exception some the international version of the phone which does have 4.2 tw roms.

    Cheers
     
  9. MercilessLTD

    MercilessLTD Member

    If you are looking for TouchWiz, from personal experience, I've found that either Dandroid or Jelly 'Beans' are fantastic, fast, and stable. I personally used the KT747 kernel with them.

    However, I grew weary of TouchWiz. While it feels and looks nice, it takes up entirely too much space and I have found that the framework eats the battery faster than an AOSP-based ROM. I am now on SlimBean and I love it. It is extremely fast and smooth, and the battery life is unbelievable. Less than 1% / hr at idle.
     

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