LiquidSmooth ROM – HighOnAndroid ROM of the Week!


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 LiquidSmooth ROM

Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps (Use stock or micro, depending on your device)

Download HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion Kit No Lockscreen (optional)

Device-specific kernel recommendations:

For Galaxy S3, see Galaxy S3 kernel recommendations.

NOTE: You need to use CWM Recovery to v6.0.4.3 or higher OR also TWRP Recovery to v2.6.3.3 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.)


Credits – LiquidSmooth, G+ Page <— Please donate to LiquidSmooth Team if you like this ROM, thx!



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.

67 Responses

  1. Ricardo says:

    Hi, will work for S4 i9500?

  2. Norbl says:

    This app is extremely fast, but there are drawbacks. It doesn’t have any of the native Samsung S-Note tools. There are Play Store tools which try to fill in these gaps, but they are not as good.

    Also. Android 4.4.4 has the text reflow capability removed. This was a feature I wanted to keep so I put on the N3bula rom. It is very fast, but not near as fast as Liquid Smooth.

  3. Norbl says:

    I meant to say this “rom” is extremely fast (not “app”).

    I used this for a while on my Note 2 and it’s very efficient in RAM usage. It never went above 900 MB no matter what I did. That’s the reason it runs so smoothly I think.

  4. mike says:

    I assume wifi tether works on Sprint ?

  5. Avi Nahoray says:

    Question would you go with pacman rom or liquid rom?

  6. Ricardo Encarnacion says:

    s2 t989 works for ???

  7. Bryan Liew Carl Jun says:

    Hey Max can I ask is this rom supported by Agni kernel? I’m using Note 2 N7100 running cm11 and the screen over saturates after I flashed agni kernel for cm11.

    • Max Lee says:

      Well if it boots, it should be fine. I think Agni kernel has an app to control the screen, you may want to try using that to adjust it.

  8. edi says:

    I installed this rom a month ago. But I have this problem. You know those notification badge numbers over some apps like sms, phone, Facebook, Facebook messenger, that shows you a missed call or sms? They are not working.
    When you get a message on your Facebook messenger the chat head doesn’t open to let you know that you have a message waiting for you. Nor the heads up gives you the information. Even the sound doesn’t sound. This is a problem that is common on all the aosp roms that I have used.
    Am I doing something wrong here or its a bug?
    I would really appreciate an answer.

    • Max Lee says:

      Not sure on that but works on most of my AOSP ROMs, you have to be certain which ROM you are referring to also, many earlier 4.4.4 AOSP ROMs did have much more bugs.

  9. anirup says:

    Will this work on note3 sm-n900?

  10. Mike says:

    Max, any reboot issues on Galaxy S5 TMO variant? I just installed last night and had a reboot after dialing crashed?

  11. Mike says:

    Hi Max
    Will it work with a Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P? I’m running MOAR but I would like something new.

  12. jeff says:

    Hi Max, does this rom work for galaxy S2 GT-I9100.

  13. Luis Henrique says:

    hi Max how are u ? what is the best rom for note 3? i the x note in my device, but what you recommend? i like the S pen have a good day, in many roms i dont have idea what is good for me.

  14. kvelez says:

    *Great review I just wish there was a version for the SPH-L720 the snapdragon chipset.

  15. Jacob Wells says:

    Will I be able to install this or convert my AT&T S5 with safestrap installed?

  16. Avi Nahoray says:

    URGENT: Max why isn’t my SD card working. It shows my SD card but says zero gigs available. I have a T-mobile note 3. Please help me thank you.

  17. Dayquann says:


  18. mrmacadamia says:

    This ROM work awesome compared to gummy rom and bobkitkat for my SM-N9005. Thank you for the info. Had problem with the previous ROM you recommended.

  19. lee says:

    The only problem I have found with it so far, is that when I try to link it with my Toyota Bluetooth it keep restating the Bluetooth service over and over when my system asks for permision to access my contacts and message .

  20. john says:

    hi max i install this rom and im stuck on boot only, if im going to do the format / system what will happen?

    thanks in advance

  21. Markku says:

    Hi Max,

    Is there a version for Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000)?

  22. Gingo says:

    Will this ROM work for my galaxy note (GT-N7000)?

  23. Avi Nahoray says:

    Hi Max how can I get my GPS to lock better and my NFC to turn on? Please help, thank you.

  24. cjrad says:

    Will aosp rom ever work with i337 4.4.2 nc1 and ss?

  25. Jonathan says:

    Hi Max,

    I rooted my Note 3 with LiquidqKit Kat 4.4.4 and I only have two problems 🙂 It gives me an Kernel is not Seaandroid enforcing and I can’t access my SD card (with my Backup on it). Any suggestions? Thanks,

  26. rush says:

    Hi Max,
    They have not Rom for the HTCDesire 601..can you help me..thx !

  27. j03yk says:

    How can I fix my GPS signal lock? My google maps and other GPS apps don’t work… Asides from that, absolutely amazing ROM! 9/10 until my GPS lock gets fixed

  28. Waleedooo765 says:

    perfect, I like this rom too much especially it does not use alot from the device resources, I have only one problem with rom and that is not related to gps and it is not working for navigation through google maps or any other similar application, is there any way to fix this problem?
    I give this rom 9.5/10

  29. J says:

    Hey, i love the lockscreen notification as well, but somehow on my OPO it bypass me inputing my passcode. does that happen to yours as well?

  30. Mario says:

    Bonjour max! J’ai testé sur ma Nexus 7 (2012) 6 rom: tous sous KitKat 4.4.4, gummy cm11 slimkat C-rom LiquidSmooth et carbon, ce sont tous des rom stable, ont peu les séparer en 3 groupes, pour les nouveaux utilisateurs de rom custom rom , CM11 et slimkat, les utilisateurs retrouveront un panneau de configuration assé semblable à l’original aosp avec quelques confirmation additionnels , pour ceux qui en désire un peu plus carbon et gummy sont 2 rom à envisager, mais pour le panneau de configuration le plus complet ,c’est C-rom et LiquidSmooth qui ont la palme, mon préférer LiquidSmooth 3.2 nightly 15-10-2014, vraiment très complet et avec un antutu benchmark de 17500, très rapide et stable que demander de plus, si tu as des suggestions de nouveau rom à essayer, fait le moi savoir, avec LiquidSmooth la barre est haute, bye
    Hello max! I tested on my Nexus 7 (2012) 6 rom: all under KitKat 4.4.4, gummy cm11 slimkat C-rom LiquidSmooth and carbon, these are all stable rom, little separated into 3 groups for new users rom custom rom, CM11 and slimkat, users will find a panel similar to the original configuration assé AOSP with some additional confirmation for those who want a little more carbon and gummy are 2 rom to consider, but the panel the most complete configuration, C-rom and LiquidSmooth that palm, my preference LiquidSmooth 3.2 nightly 15-10-2014, very complete and with AnTuTu benchmark of 17500, very fast and stable what more, if you have suggestions for new rom to try, made me know, with LiquidSmooth the bar is high, bye

  31. Mats says:

    Hos come it doesn’t work with my 64gb SD card?

  32. erik says:

    Hi Max,
    Will this work for TMo GS2 SGH-T989?

    Happy Halloween!

  33. dazza says:

    Hey it doesn’t seem to want to work on s4 i9505 at bootloader just says signature verification failed and from what I read there’s no way around this witch is not good 🙁

  34. Ayoub says:

    Hii Max, i like this rom but i dont know if this Rom will work with my Xperia SP with locked bootloader, thank you 🙂

  35. chayanne says:

    Great ROM but I get terrible if not any signal. I cam barely do anuthing without wifi. If there’s something I can do please tell me? Other wise this is a great ROM.

  36. Sankara Narayanan says:

    Can I flash liquid smooth ROM on my galaxy star?

  37. Derek says:

    Because of this rom, I have finally converted to Android. Excellent rom on HTC One, One problem with my bluetooth restarting over and over. Any fixs for bluetooth would be greatly appreciated.

  38. Isaac says:

    So does this work on Galaxy S4 T-Mobile SGH-M919 ?
    Because I been trying to root mine and i can’t seem to find the right one

  39. Ray says:

    Thanks for the tutorial on Liquid Smooth. Great Rom so far.

    A couple quick things, do you know if they ever updated to fix camera? No zoom and if using front face camera, it reboots the phone when trying to take a shot.

    And for some odd reason, My SD card wil work great for the first day rom is flashed and then after that, it goes nuts. Gapps fails and Apollo fails every single time and status bar quits working.

    Ever ran across either of these items? I am curious because I really want to keep this rom but I need my camera and sd card. SD card more so that camera.

    Thanks again!

  40. Vishwajeet Bharadiya says:

    I can use it on my note 3 sm n900 ?

  41. tommyguns818 says:

    I’ve had LS 3.2 running on my S2 t898 for 2 weeks now and everything works great and this old phone is very snappy.

  42. alan says:

    thanks for this tutorial. It helped a lot and now my S3 works smoothly.
    I have one question about the camera. I have a google camera installed with downloaded google apps.
    It works normally but I can’t find a way to make it store photos and videos to external SD card.
    Can someone help me with this problem, please.

  43. shad says:

    does this work on s2 gy-i9100 ??/

  44. shad says:

    does this work on s2 gt-i9100 ????

  45. Raf says:

    Hi Max Lee,
    is there the aroma installer for the select of kernel ??

  46. coco says:

    Thank youuuuuuu, guys! I love it! Installing CWM and liquid smooth solved my wifi/dialing/freezing problem on my S4 I337M. Thank you, you´re great!

  47. Devices says:

    how do I disable my sgh t989 button lights

  48. Maurionis Xiv says:

    hey, how do I fix the gyroscope? because everytime I try to use a Vr app its alwys upside down and Ive tried rotating the screen but that doesnt work because its a problem with the gyroscope

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