Originally Posted by thomas.owns
Not sure why you are getting on my case for asking this question, I don't have a bunch of time to sit down and flash rom after rom which is why this thread was created.
I wanted to see what a majority of people were using to get a feel from there.
Again so I don't have to flash a bunch of roms.
It's the same concept of reading a review over phones, I want to see what phones people were using so I don't have to go buy phone after phone to find something I like.
I'm not ASKING people to tell me what rom to get, again I asked to see what they were using so I could look up the rom they were using and go from there.
No one is getting on your case. Just explaining that these kinds of threads usually end up locked on xda and why "the most popular" rom isn't going to always be the best rom for you.
I told you how to narrow it down dramatically to a couple of roms to choose from so you don't have to sort through all 20 or so.
To answer you initial question though, the most popular rom on the s4 by a HUGE margin is the stock rom. Number 2 in overall popularity is the stock rom with root installed and bloat removed.
If you don't have time to test different roms, then my honest advice to you is to stick with either stock or stock with root because any use of custom roms takes up a lot of time. All the little settings that make a custom rom different from a stock rom take hours and hours and hours of fiddling with to find the perfect set up for your use. And if you ignore those settings options you may as well just stick with stock anyway. Then there are the inherent glitches that come with any custom rom, usually minor, but still requiring attention. And then the regular updates to fix those glitches or to add new features and improvements. Its all very time consuming. So if you don't have the time to test custom roms, you probably won't have the time to maintain one either. This is absolute honesty about this hobby for you.
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