For those of you who must stick with TouchWiz for some reason (perhaps you have an S-View cover or use Gear S watch), let me suggest a great custom ROM based on latest TouchWiz firmware, the Alliance ROM.
Alliance ROM is available for AT&T SM-G900A, T-Mobile SM-G900T, Verizon SM-G900V, Canadian SM-G900W8, and SM-G900F/G900M/G900I.
First, Alliance ROM brings you a ton of free themes you can choose from. What I really like is that each of these themes come with its own custom keyboard. E.g. If you install Iron Man theme, you will get Iron Man themed keyboard. You can download and install hundreds of free themes using the Alliance Control app.
Also, you can even customize your own theme, the Alliance Control app gives you full control so you can change the colors down to the detail. And yes, once you create a new theme, you can easily save and share with others.
Of course, it doesn’t end there. With Alliance Control app, you will get customization options normally found on AOSP ROMs like being able to fully customize your status bar, notification panel, system animations, hardware buttons, navigation bar, and much more.
For performance, the international model comes with KTWeaker kernel and app which allows you to easily overclock to 2.764Ghz (my recommended settings) and bump your performance to Note 3 level. Overall, Alliance ROM is excellent choice that’s going to give you lots of customization options along with fast performance so definitely give it a test drive this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download Alliance ROM for Galaxy S5 for AT&T SM-G900A (This is an older version I reviewed for this video but you can grab latest version here)
For AT&T, you can use FlashFire or follow directions on the XDA thread here.
For Verizon, you can also use FlashFire or follow directions on XDA thread here.
Installation Instructions for everyone except AT&T SM-G900A and Verizon SM-G900V:
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, install SuperSU 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.)
First time installing a custom ROM? See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S5! Using TWRP? See our universal fail-proof method on installing custom ROM and boot the first time!
- Want Flash Player? See How to Install Flash Player on Android Lollipop!
- Want Xposed for Lollipop? See How to Install Xposed for Android Lollipop!
- 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.
- Need to run apps that check for root? Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!
- If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!