Resurrection Remix review: The best Nougat ROM

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There is a ton of custom ROMs available out there and choosing the right one is a really tough task. In this post we will take a look at one of the most popular and certainly the most feature-packed ROM – Resurrection Remix.

So what do you really want from a custom ROM? Good battery life, smooth and stable performance, a lot of customisation options and a big online community. Resurrection Remix has you covered with all of these and this is exactly why it has gained so much popularity, not to mention the long list of over 100 supported devices.

The setup process is simple as it could be with Resurrection Remix using the standard Android setup wizard. Getting everything up and running is a matter of minutes. The ROM itself isn’t loaded with any useless apps and the few that are pre-installed can be easily removed through the settings. What Resurrection Remix is the most praised for is the massive customisation tool which is indeed a masterpiece. You will find almost any option here from the basics like status bar editing to minute detail preferences for changing things like the quick settings animations. There are a few very useful and unique features added too, including gesture support and an animation editor. There is also a floating button in the tweak tool which gives the user quick access to features like the OTA update screen (these updates only work on some devices) or a button for resetting all the customisations to the default values. The ROM comes pre-loaded with a few popular plugins like Caffeinate or OmniSwitch but these, as I have already said, can be easily removed through the built in system app uninstaller. Another stand-out feature of Resurrection Remix is the Pixel-style UI which arrived on this ROM some time ago already.

Moving on to the day-to-day experience, Resurrection Remix continues to impress both in the performance and battery life section. Yes, there are a few occasional stutters here and there but they do not influence the experience a lot. Performance in games also leaves nothing to be desired and thanks to the optimisations of Android Nougat, the battery life is very solid and you can easily get over 5 hours of screen-on-time in a moderate usage cycle. RAM management is good also and you can easily run a few apps in the background without having them reload every time you reopen them.

There are very few bugs in this ROM and while it is based on LineageOS, meaning that the ROM is a modification of a modification, the developers have done a great job removing errors and, at least on my Moto X Play, there are almost no problems and the few small bugs mostly concern the UI, not the actual functionality.

Resurrection Remix is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is frequently updated with the latest security patches and bug fixes. It doesn’t come with Google apps installed but you can easily get them from the Open GApps website.

The online community for Resurrection Remix is probably one of the largest ones I have seen with the Google+ group consisting of about 35,000 members currently. You can easily get help without having to wait for a long time and I have manged to find a lot of nice stuff in the community already.

Rounding it up, Resurrection Remix is surely a great daily driver with the ROM offering a smooth experience, great battery life and a ton of customisations. There are very few bugs and the day-to-day experience is top-notch. I highly recommend this ROM.

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Patrick is a student and tech enthusiast, mostly interested in UI design, Android modding and custom ROMs.