How to: 3 steps to install custom ROM on any Android device

With these simple guides you will be able to install a custom ROM on any android device


There are some things you need to know before trying to install a custom ROM on your device. Firstly I am not in any way responsible for whatever damage you do to your android device, well I don’t mean you will damage your device but sometimes things go wrong, there are very rare cases of such anyway.

For more caution, you should completely read this instructions and steps carefully before really implementing any of them.
Things Needed
1- An already rooted android device

2- A perfect USB cable

3- A computer system (fast enough processor)

4- A strong internet connection

Help In Getting a Custom Rom

Cyanogenmod has the pure android look with lots of features to choose from, and has a lot of supported devices for it

AOKP is also based on the pure android look with lots of features to choose from, it can be hard to choose sides between this and Cyanogenmod because they both are good and have their unique features

Omega is Samsung's Touchwiz UI based, and I think it is only for Samsung devices. It has lots of touchwiz features and removed bloatware.

MIUI has a completely different and new android look to it, when you first try it you will notice it has some similarities with apple's IOS, because it does not have an app drawer, everything is on the home screens, and also the settings UI looks a bit like the IOS settings User Interface.

There are other ones but these ones are far more trusted and recognized

To get custom ROM it the link below:

Now let’s Get Started

Step 1: Downloading the Custom ROM

First you have to find and download the custom ROM that you would like for your device

you can find some in xda forums

You can also use Google search to find the custom ROM, but you have to make the search more detailed than a regular search.

Your search should look something like this:
"best custom ROM for Samsung galaxy s4 i9500"

When you find one, make sure it’s available for your phone, and for your specific variant
for example in the s4, there are more than one variant, there are the i9500, i9505 and more.

So make sure it is your specific device and variant you are looking for.

Now download it to your computer

As you should already know, your device needs to be rooted in order for you to install the custom ROM and most custom ROM that are online do not have the Google apps pre-installed in them, you can tell if they are pre-installed or not from the custom ROM developer’s webpage, or in their xda page.

If the Google apps are not pre-installed, also download them to your computer (they are called gapps).

The gapps should be compatible with the android version you are going to download, for example the ROM you are getting is based on android 4.4 kitkat, then the gapps should be compatible with the android 4.4 kitkat OS, and some custom ROM have their own gapps, so make sure you download their gapps package if they ask you to.

Step 2: Getting the Device Ready For The Custom Rom

Connect your android device to the computer using a very good USB cable.

Then move the custom ROM and the Gapps downloaded to your phone.

Now turn the device OFF and go to recovery mode.

Booting a device in recovery mode varies from phone to phone and sometimes from one brand to another but most device boot in recovery mode when you press and hold the volume up and the power button while some like Samsung you may need to hold the home button too.

You can easily Google which one works for your android device

Before you begin I recommend making a full file backup, also called a NANDROID BACKUP, this backs up everything in your device, for a full recovery if anything goes wrong or you do not like the custom ROM.
Now navigate to “WIPE CACHE PARTITION” and then confirm to wipe the device cache partition. ( navigation can be done using the volume up/down buttons and the power button as the enter key)

when you are done wiping the cache partitions, navigate to WIPE DATA/FACTORY RESET then confirm you want to wipe the data in the device. This will not delete your personal files like the multimedia files and doc files.

Some custom ROM also require from you to delete the dalvik cache too, you will be told if to delete it or not from the custom ROM's developer webpage

if you have to delete it, then also, depending on your recovery, it might be in different places
its mainly under ADVANCED


Step 3: Installation of the Custom Rom

If you have done everything as mentioned above then you are almost there. At this junction we will have to install the custom ROM.

Still in recovery mode, navigate to “INSTALL ZIP FROM SD CARD”

Then, depending where you stored the files in the device memory, internal or external microSD card, navigate to CHOOSE ZIP FROM SD CARD or CHOOSE ZIP FROM EXTERNAL SD CARD

now navigate to the place where you saved the custom ROM and gapps.

Then select the custom ROM FIRST, and confirm you want to install it.

It might take a while to be installed, just wait for it to be installed.

after the installation, do the same thing, but now select the gapps not the custom ROM.

some custom ROM need to be used before installing gapps, also it would be told on the developer webpage, if it was not mentioned, then install the gapps directly after the custom ROM

When you must have installed the custom ROM and gapps, go back to the main menu of the recovery, and select REBOOT SYSTEM NOW

This will fully restart your device, with the new custom ROM, the first time it starts it might take a few minutes, so don’t panic

But if it tai suggest u just go back to recovery mode and restore the backup that you did before you installed this new custom ROM

If everything works alright, your phone will boot to the new custom ROM you installed, enjoy!

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