Rooting allows you to do a lot of stuff with your device. According to the report from the Tencent, 22.74% Android users root their Android devices. There are more than 500 million devices rooted in the world. The Custom ROM and ROOT community are huge. Almost every smartphone now supports root and custom ROM support from their developers.

Some smartphone companies don't allow to unlock the bootloader but people find their way to unlock it and use the hidden capabilities of Android device.

XDA is a huge platform for Custom ROM and Rooting methods. So, Right now in July 2018, which are the best smartphones, you can buy for rooting and modding.

#1. OnePlus 5T

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OnePlus 6 is already out but the custom ROM support for the OnePlus 5T is amazing. You can get almost every ROM for this device. Also, lineage OS for OnePlus 5T is now available to download.

  • Bootloader Unlock: Yes, Fastboot
  • Unlocking Bootloader void Warranty: NO
  • Kernel Source: Published
  • TWRP Support: Yes
  • Xposed Support: Yes
  • Magisk Support: Yes
  • Development Community: Very Active
  • Custom ROM Support: Very Active
  • Price: Rs. 32,999

#2. Redmi Note 5 Pro

This device launched 3 months back and it has already got a lot of support from the developer community. This device has received Official TWRP, Magisk and many Custom ROMs. Redmi Note 5 Pro is a great hardware but in my opinion, software is not that great. I am not a fan of the MIUI but the main reason to purchase it is the Developer community.

  • Bootloader Unlock: Yes, Need Permission
  • Unlocking Bootloader void Warranty: NO
  • Kernel Source: Published
  • TWRP Support: Yes
  • Xposed Support: Yes
  • Magisk Support: Yes
  • Development Community: Very Active
  • Custom ROM Support: Very Active
  • Price: Rs. 14,999

#3. Google Pixel

3 Years old device is still the one to prefer if you are into the rooting and modding. The reason to choose first-generation Google pixel because bootloader unlocking method is bit simple. Whereas, In Pixel 2 the method is a bit tricky and not reliable.

  • Bootloader Unlock: Yes, Fastboot
  • Unlocking Bootloader void Warranty: NO
  • Kernel Source: Published
  • TWRP Support: Yes
  • Xposed Support: Yes
  • Magisk Support: Yes
  • Development Community: Very Active
  • Custom ROM Support: Very Active
  • Price: Rs. 26,999

#4. Moto G6 / Moto G5S Plus

Lenovo subbrand company Motorola can't be ignored because it's the best budget device available after Note 5 Pro. Specification of this device is not that impressive but the last year Moto G5S plus the beast. It has good specification and great support from the developer community. 

  • Bootloader Unlock: Yes, Fastboot
  • Unlocking Bootloader void Warranty: Manufacturer Code
  • Kernel Source: Published
  • TWRP Support: Yes
  • Xposed Support: Yes
  • Magisk Support: Yes
  • Development Community: Very Active
  • Custom ROM Support: Very Active
  • Price: Rs. Rs. 15,999.

If we are missing any other device then make sure to comment down below. Let us know which device do you prefer.