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WHAT IS AN ANDROID CUSTOM ROM?



THE BASIC MEANING OF "ROM" IS READ ONLY MEMORY THIS MAY BE FAMILIAR TO ALL OF US,BUT MANY OF US ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH CUSTOM ROM. SO HERE IS AN EXPLANATION FOR IT!


A CUSTOM ROM REPLACES YOUR DEVICE'S ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM NORMALLY STORED IN READ ONLY MEMORY WITH A NEW VERSION OR A CUSTOM ANDROID SKIN OF AND ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM. AS WE ALL KNOW THAT ANDROID IS AN OPEN SOURCE PROJECT SO DEVELOPERS CAN RECOMPILE IT OR MODIFY IT BY ADDING SOME EXTRA FEATURES AND WILL RELEASE IT FOR VARIETY OF ANDROID DEVICES


CUSTOM ROM HAS DIFFERENT DESIGN'S AND CUSTOM FEATURES THUS,USER CAN CHANGE THE ROM ACCORDING TO HIS/HER PREFERENCE.




WHEN YOU BUY AN ANDROID DEVICE IT COMES WITH A STOCK ROM OR THE STOCK FIRMWARE.THIS REFERS TO THE PRE_INSTALLED OPERATING SYSTEM.THE STOCK ROM HAS LIMITED FUNCTIONALITY AS DEFINED BY THE PHONE'S MANUFACTURER. BY FLASHING A CUSTOM ROM YOU CAN UNLOCK EXTRA FEATURES/BOOST PERFORMANCE/IMPROVE BATTERY LIFE,ETC ALSO YOU CAN RUN THE LATEST ANDROID FIRMWARE AVAILABLE IN CURRENT WORLD.




SO INSHORT WE COULD SAY THAT CUSTOM ROM ARE NOTHING BUT THE MODIFIED VERSION OF AN ANDROID IMAGE WITH SOME EXTRA FEATURES ADDED TO IT!


EASY STEPS TO FLASH CUSTOM ROM:-


  1. TAKE A PROPER BACKUP OF YOUR DEVICE

  2. UNLOCK BOOTLOADER OF YOUR DEVICE

  3. FLASH TWRP RECOVERY USING ADB SHELL

  4. WIPE SYSTEM/CACHE/DATA/DALVIK USING TWRP RECOVERY

  5. INSTALL YOUR CUSTOM ROM(lineage OS,ressurection remix OS,viper OS,dot OS,etc)

  6. INSTALL GAPPS

  7. REBOOT AND ENJOY :)


ADVANTAGES:

  • SOFTWARE WITH LATEST SECURITY UPDATES/PATCHES.

  • CUSTOMIZABLE OPERATING SYSTEM.

  • EXTRA FEATURES WHICH STOCK ROM DOES NOT OFFERS.

  • LESS BLOATWARE.


DISADVANTAGES:

  • OFFICIAL SUPPORT MAY BE LOST.

  • CARE-LESS FLASHING OF ROM RESULTS IN BRICKING OF DEVICE.



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