The Samsung Galaxy J7 is a midrange smartphone and it’s gained a lot of popularity among Android users. So it’s only natural that a lot of people would want to install a custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy J7 and enjoy a whole new experience. Unfortunately, the development seen for the Samsung Galaxy J7 hasn’t taken off so there are not a lot of options available for the smartphone.
I’ve come to the conclusion that the Android development community only cares about flagship devices. They usually ignore midrange smartphones like Samsung Galaxy J7 in the favor of their more expensive siblings. Thankfully, there were few good custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy J7 available on the XDA-Developers forums so we’re not completely at a loss here.
In my opinion, a midrange smartphone is in more need of custom ROMs than a flagship. The flagships are already well polished and working fine, it’s the midrange devices that need a little bit of boost in terms of usability and utility. So I was a little disappointed to see so little support for the Samsung Galaxy J7 but really enjoyed going through the available ROMs. So without further ado, let’s start with the three best custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy J7 list.
1. Sakindia123’s Custom ROM for Galaxy J7
It is a fairly basic stock ROM for Samsung J7 and it works really well with the hardware. It’s based on AOK8 stock ROM and comes pre-rooted. It even comes with a custom kernel for additional speaks and optimizations. This custom ROM for Samsung J7 is also de-bloated and has Knox removed. Other than that, there are no additional features that deviate from the stock Android ecosystem.
Thankfully, everything Samsung is removed from the Samsung Galaxy J7 in this ROM. You won’t have to worry about multiple gallery or email apps on this ROM.
Whatever you need, you can get from the Google Play Store with ease. There is not a lot of information on the landing page of the ROM but the user has reported a bug. When you adjust the brightness and select outdoor mode, the phone will immediately restart so be careful when you’re adjusting the brightness.
2. Unoffical CyanogenMod 13
CyanogenMod is perhaps the best-known custom ROM on Android. I have personally used this ROM on multiple devices and have nothing but the utmost respect for the developers. So it is only natural that a lot of people would want the most popular custom ROM on Android to be ported for their Samsung Galaxy J7.
Unfortunately, there is no official support for the Samsung Galaxy J7 from the developers of CyanogenMod. Thankfully for us, we can use an unofficial port of the ROM on the smartphone. The room comes with all the features you are accustomed to and works really well with the hardware.
Obviously, there are some bugs with the builds because it is ultimately an unofficial port. But, if you can ignore the tiny bugs, this is one of the best ROMs available for Samsung Galaxy J7 at the moment.
3. Stock Custom ROM
If you like what Samsung has done with their TouchWiz on the Samsung Galaxy J7, but do not want the additional apps on your smartphone, then you should definitely check out this ROM. It is a simple ROM based on the original firmware that is made by Samsung but it has been deodexed and de-bloated. One of the best things about this ROM is that it works on any Samsung J7 variant with Exynos7580 processor.
Another good thing about this ROM is that you will still be able to use the themes from the themes store. Apart from that, there is nothing new in this ROM. I understand that this may seem like a disappointment but at least we have something instead of nothing.
This was a rather underwhelming three best custom ROM for Samsung J7 list. I was really surprised to see very little development for the smartphone despite it being a huge hit in the Asian markets. I’ll be keeping an eye on the XDA forums for more development for the Samsung Galaxy J7. In the meantime, you can check out these three ROMs and experiment with them.
So what do you think about the Samsung J7, is it a good smartphone for day-to-day usage? Do tell us your opinions about the smartphone and these ROMs in the comments below.