For this week’s HighOnAndroid ROM of the Week, check out latest LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2.
Based on latest Android 4.4.4, LiquidSmooth ROM brings much, anticipated performance of latestest and great Android 4.4.4 along with slew of customization/features.
LiquidSmooth ROM can be installed on many Android devices that have root and CWM/TWRP installed like Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 3, Note 2, HTC One M7/M8, Nexus 4/5/7/10, and many more.
This is probably one of the fastest Android 4.4.4 custom ROMs on the market right now, one of my all-time favorites.
Upon installing LiquidSmooth ROM, you will find a nicely-themed Liquid Launcher, which is slightly modded KitKat launcher with support for modifying your grid size. If using a phone without hardware keys, you will also find nice Android L-styled soft buttons, which also you can customize and add up to 5 different buttons.
For Galaxy phones or phones with AMOLED screens, make sure you enable “Total blackout” option in Settings as that will save you some battery. AMOLED screens use zero energy on black pixels so having this on will save you a bunch of battery life.
For customization, LiquidSmooth ROM offers one of the best customization options through its LiquidSmooth settings (in Settings). You will be able to customize everything from your lockscreen, status bar, navigation bar, CPU, and much more.
Navigation custom setttings are my favorite part of the ROM, you have many choices including App circle sidebar, Gesture anywhere (shortcuts using gestures), PIE Controls (two PIE controls on-board), and customization offered for your soft buttons plus navigation rings. By using your navigation options carefully, you will be able to maximize efficiency of your phone while on the go.
For notifications, LiquidSmooth ROM offers Active Display, Driving Mode, HALO, Heads Up notifications, lockscreen nofitications, and some more.
Many of the LiquidSmooth builds also come with an overclockable kernel, meaning you will be able to easily overclock for your high-end games/graphic-intensive apps.
Overall, LiquidSmooth ROM is a great way to get your Android device on latest Android 4.4.4 along with slew of great features so definitely give this ROM a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps (Use stock or micro, depending on your device)
Device-specific kernel recommendations:
For Galaxy S3, see Galaxy S3 kernel recommendations.
NOTE: You need to use CWM Recovery to v220.127.116.11 or higher OR also TWRP Recovery to v18.104.22.168 or higher.
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, install HighOnAndroid Conversion Kit (If you want OnePlus One camera, theme, AudioFX/Screencast apps), and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system. For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)
- Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard? See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!
- Want Flash Player? See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!
- If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.
- If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
- If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
- Need to run apps that check for root? Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!
- Want to listen to YouTube music with screen off? Check out How to Playback YouTube videos with Screen-Off!
- Need multi-window? Check out How to Add Multi-Window to Any Rooted Android!
Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!
Q: I don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)
Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.
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