galaxy j7 custom roms

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is a mid-range Android phone of the year 2016. Its been over 4 years since the launch of Galaxy J7 (2016). There are not more official update from the Korean Giant for this device. So if you got bored from the same old user-interface and want some more control over your smartphone, then you should install a Custom ROM on your Galaxy J7. Here in this article, we have listed some best custom ROMs for Galaxy J7 (2016).

galaxy j7 custom roms

Galaxy J7 comes in two variants one is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC and the other one is powered by an Exynos 7870 SoC. Both the variants come in 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The phone is packed with a single rear camera i.e. 13MP with f1.9 + 28mm wide. On the front side, there is a 5MP camera for selfies and video chats. Galaxy J7 has a 3300 mAh battery. It features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 128-pixel resolution. So it has decent specs to run below-listed custom ROMs perfectly.

If you don’t know what Custom ROMs, then these are a customized version of the Android operating system. It’s important to tell you here that Android is an open-source operating system allowing the developers to tweak the Operating System. Moreover, there are many advantages of installing custom ROM on your smartphone. It improves the performance and battery life of your Android phones and gives more options to personalize your user interface and more.

Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy J7 (2016) Exynos

Lineage OS 17.1

Lineage OS 17.1

LineageOS is the most popular aftermarket custom ROM. Lineage OS is present for almost all the major Android phones. It is based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project) and LineageOS 17.1 code is based on Android 10. To use Google services on your phone you have to install Gapps separately. According to the developers and the users, there are some issues with VOLTE, Always on Display, and in Front camera. Still, if you want to taste the features of Android 10 on your Galaxy J7 2016, then LineageOS 17.1 is the best custom ROM. If you want to install it on your phone then follow the link below.

Download LineageOS 17.1 



DotOS is also known as Droid On Time and is based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project). DotOS for Galaxy J7 (2016) runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. It is mainly focused on the customization of the user-interface of your Phone. It doesn’t have built-in Gapps so you have to install it separately to use Google Services. It is the stable ROM and there is not any known issue till now. So if you want to try to follow the link below.

Download DotOS for Galaxy J7

Havoc OS v2.6

Havoc OS

It is also based on AOSP(Android Open Source Project) and it is mainly focused on Google Pixel phones UI. The Havoc ROM has taken features from LineageOS, Pixel Experience ROM, Nitrogen Project, and Omni ROM. Havoc OS for Galaxy J7 runs on Android 9 Pie. It does not include the Gapps so you have to install it separately. According to the developers and users, after installing Havoc OS on your Galaxy J7 there’s hardly any known issue. To install it on your phone you have to follow the link below.

Download Havoc OS

crDroid v4.5


It is developed on the best features of LineageOS, SLimROMS, AOSPA, Omni ROM, and many others. crDroid ROM’s main focus is to increase performance and reliability on your device. crDroid v4.5 for Galaxy J7 (2016) runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. There are not any known issues after installing. However, to use Google services you have to install Gapps separately as the crDroid ROM does not have it. To install the ROM on your phone follow the link below.

Resurrection Remix v6.0.0

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It’s another ASOP based Custom ROM and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. The ROM has taken many features from LineageOS, Omni ROM, and more. Moreover, it is one of the most stable ROM available for Galaxy J7. After installing it you have to separately install Gapps to use Google services. To install the ROM follow the link below.

Download Resurrection Remix 

We hope you successfully select the best suitable custom ROM for your Galaxy J7 (2016). If you have any queries and feedback kindly use the comment box below.

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