Top 8 Best Custom ROMs for Redmi 3S/Prime

best custom rom for redmi 3s prime

Redmi 3S was one of the best budget smartphones in 2016. With the beast hardware specification and a Metal body, Redmi 3S sold out in seconds. With such popularity, It came to the attention of Android Developer community and Now there are many Custom ROMs for Redmi 3S/prime. Not all of them are ready to use on a daily basis, but some of them are Stable and ready to use.

I have picked up 7 best Custom ROMs for Redmi 3S/prime on the basis of their stability, features, and User base. So if you want to Customize your Redmi 3S/prime by flashing Custom ROMs, Check out these 8 ROMs.

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Table of Contents

Best Custom ROMs for Redmi 3S/Prime

  • Resurrection Remix
  • CyanogenMod 13.0
  • LineageOS
  • AOSP Extended
  • AICP – N
  • Darkness redefined
  • Mokee
  • AOKP



Resurrction Remix

Resurrection Remix is one the most feature-rich Custom ROM ever made for Android. This ROM includes tons of features with an optimized and smooth UI.  Resurrection Remix is based on CyanogenMod, slim and other famous Custom ROMs. RR has a perfect balance between performance and Customization at the time. Battery life is also Good.

How to flash:

  • Download the Latest build/ROM and
  • GappsTake a Nandroid backup (Optional)
  • Full wipe and factory reset
  • Flash ROM using latest TWRP 3.x Recovery
  • Flash Gapps
  • Reboot.

ROM OS Version: 6.0.x Marshmallow

Source: XDA forums

CyanogenMod 13.0


CyanogenMod is one of the most feature rich Custom ROM for Redmi 3S/prime. The ROM comes with a clean and Material UI, but the level of customization in this ROM is awesome. Many Smartphones companies have used CyanogenMod as their primary OS, Oneplus and YU are such examples.

CyanogenMod comes with a perfect balance between performance and Customization. There are thousands of themes to choose from the Theme Store. And the best part is the community, which will help you with every single query.

How to flash:-

  • Download the ROM and Gapps
  • Reboot to recovery mode
  • Factory reset (for first-time flashers)
  • Flash the ROM and Gapps
  • Reboot

ROM OS Version: 6.0.x Marshmallow
Based On: CyanogenMod
Source: XDA Forums

LineageOS 14.1

LineageOS for redmi 3s prime

LineageOS is the successor of the successful Custom ROM i.e CyanogenMod. The UI of this ROM is again very neat and clean, but you can change it (very much) with the Customization options in this ROM. And same like CyanogenMod, this ROM also has a good balance between performance and customization. If you want to use the Latest Android Nougat in your Redmi 3S/prime then LineageOS is the ROM for you.

How to flash:

  • Download the latest build and GApps
  • Reboot to recovery
  • Wipe Cache
  • Full Wipe and factory reset
  • Flash the latest build and GApps
  • Reboot

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat

Source: XDA Forums



ACIP (Ice Cold Project) that started on Desire HD and since then evolved into a mature ROM with its own community.AICP based on CyanogenMod. This ROM already loaded with all useful features.

How to flash:

  • Download the ROM and Gapps
  • Go into the Recovery
  • Full Wipe
  • Flash the ROM and Gapps

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
Based On: LOS
Source: XDA Forums


aospextended for redmi 3s

AOSP Extended is an AOSP based rom which provides stock UI with various customizations features along with the Substratum theme engine. Being based on AOSP it provides a smooth and lag-free experience out of the box.

How to flash:

Download the ROM and GApps

Make a full wipe (system, data, cache, Dalvik)

Flash ROM and Gapps

Wipe cache


ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
ROM Firmware Required: Latest
Based On: AOSP
Source: XDA forums

DarkNess reDefined

darkness redefined

DarkNess reDefined is a Stable Custom ROM. The ROM is very light on the hardware, with a Glossy UI. The theme contains few but Important features. The ROM is perfect for daily usage and you will love the simplicity of this ROM.

How to flash:

Download the ROM and Gapps
Boot into recovery mode
Wipe System/Data/Dalvik Cache/Cache
Flash ROM and Gapps zip file

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
Based On: Lineage Os
Source:  XDA forums


Mokee is a Custom ROM based on CyanogenMod. Mokee ROM includes some exclusive features like Yu browser, Aegis Power saver etc. It is based on AOSP. The ROM is stable for daily use and pretty much everything works.

How to flash:

Download the latest build and Gapps
Boot into Recovery
Full wipe and factory reset
Flash ROM and Gapps

ROM OS Version: 6.0.x Marshmallow
Based On: CyanogenMod, MoKee
Source: XDA forums

Android Open Kang Project


AOKP is a Custom ROM with Clean and Vanilla Android UI with some Customization options. Redmi 3S comes with a lot of in-built apps, although they are useful not all of them are necessary to a specific user. Moreover, the 2 GB RAM version of Redmi 3S struggles with such heavy UI. AOKP is a light ROM without any bloat. Perfect for Daily usage and you can further change it according to your need.


How to flash:

  • Download the latest build of AOKP ROM
  • Download the ROM and Gapps
  • Boot into Recovery
  • Full wipe
  • Flash the ROM and Gapps
  • Wipe cache and Dalvik cache
  • Reboot

ROM OS Version: 6.0.x Marshmallow
Based On: Android Open Kang ProjectSoruce:
Source: XDA forum

7 thoughts on “Top 8 Best Custom ROMs for Redmi 3S/Prime”

    1. Almost all of them based on AOSP and give Stock Android UX and features with some customization options. If you follow some basic rules then Android is Pretty much safe for you.


    in my device when i am using any oreo rom then volte,camera and flash of the phone is not working . while using nought rom then camera and flash not working. can you explain why this is happening? with xenon hd rom volte works well

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