Wonder what the whole Android custom ROM is all about? Or perhaps you already know it and look for ways to flash a custom ROM to your Android phone? No matter where you are, this article will show details about custom ROM and how to install a custom ROM to Android devices running from Android 2.3 to the latest Android 5.0.
"ROM" stands for "Read-only memory". A custom ROM replaces your device's Android operating system - normally stores in read-only memory - with a new version of the Android operating system. Custom ROMs are different from acquiring root access.
The following are the 5 steps to finish the android flash ROM process. Read on to know more.
The first thing is to root your phone, which will bring 10 bebnefits to Android device. We already have a post covering some versatile Android root apps to help you. This usually takes you about 5 minutes. Wait patiently until it finishes.
Go to the Android Market on your phone and install ROM Manager. This application handles backing up and restoring, as well as flashing new ROMs. If you have installed this app, you can directly go to the third step.
Before you make a change to your system, we suggest a Nandroid backup.
It's important to note that not every ROM is available for every device. So just pay attention to that. If you don't know exactly what you are looking for, you can search Google for help. For reference, CyanogenMod is the most installed Android ROM.
When you've found a ROM that suits you, download it and save it to your phone. It should come in the form of a fairly large ZIP file. You can either download it directly from your phone, or download it on your computer and transfer it over via USB.
To flash a ROM, you need to do:
The flashing process should take 5-10 minutes installing everything and then 10-20 minutes during the first boot. Please be patient during this process.
Since you have backed up your original ROM, you can restore to it if you are having problems with the new one.
After that, you'll be back to the original OS.