Most of the android smartphone users are rooting and are wanting to flash custom rom on their device. Its just because rooting a device gives you the root access to your device and you become the Superuser. With the root access you can just do anything with your android smartphone.
What is Custom Rom
Speaking of custom rom, these custom roms come with more extra feature tools and apps which an normal android smartphone does not provide. Custom roms change the look and feel of your device and also provide you with some new features for your android device. There are various custom roms which have been developed by third party developers.
Initial Steps To Take Before You Flash Custom Rom
I first recommend you to root your smartphone and install Titanium Backup which will help you in taking a backup of your device.
There are several benefits and risks included while rooting. But benefits are more when compared to risks. There are also many ways by which you can root your android smartphone. Some developers have made it easy by developing apps that will root your device with just one click. Here is How to root android without PC.
So now that you have completed the rooting process and installed the titanium backup. Its now the time to backup your device using it, and also make sure you backup your files to your computer. Because you will have to unlock your bootloader and unlocking bootloader will wipe your device.
The entire process of unlocking bootloader will have to be done by you and which i cannot explain the steps. Because every smartphone has a different way of doing it. I recommend you to use google and find out how to unlock bootloader for your device which will be done in a few steps. After unlocking the bootloader the next step is to flash a custom recovery. Two famous recovery are clockworkmod and TWRP. Here is an article which will help you in flashing a custom recovery.
How to Flash Custom Rom
In order to flash custom rom you must choose which custom rom you would want to flash on your android smartphone. I have made a list of top 5 android custom roms. You can select one that suits you and you can proceed to flash custom rom.
Step 1: download the ZIP file of the custom rom on your device or computer. If you have downloaded in on your computer than make sure you copy it on your device.
Step 2: Reboot your smartphone into recovery mode. (Its usually pressing the power and the volume key at the same time) It is different for most devices so check out the keys to enter into the recovery mode.
Step 3: Now you will have to wipe your data. Navigate to recovery mode menu and choose wipe. This process is different for TWRP and ClockWorkMod. In TWRP it is just the wipe option that does it. And in the ClockWorkMod you will have to select the “Wipe data/factory reset” or “Wipe cache partition”.
Step 4: Now navigate back to the recovery menu and select install ZIP from SD card and select the file that you have downloaded and proceed further.
Step 5: Wait for a few minutes as the process of flashing custom rom may take several minutes.
Step 6: After completion reboot your device. And enjoy the new android.
Step 7: If you have taken a backup of your data in titanium backup and computer than just restore it to your Device.
I have provided you the easiest way on how to flash custom rom. By doing so you can change the look and feel of your device. And also you can customize it as per your needs.
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