One of the coolest things about Android is the ability to install a custom ROM on your device, replacing your default Android version with a third-party version. These custom ROMs are traditionally made by a group of enthusiasts and provide many cool features.
Although products like CopperheadOS, LineageOS, Paranoid Android and Pixel Experience are still active, we don’t seem to hear much news about custom ROMs. So are you still using a custom ROM on your Android device? Please tell us below.
There are many reasons to use a custom Android ROM, the biggest reason is that if the device manufacturer abandons it, you can update the device to a newer Android version. This is a major problem in the early days of Android. Even an operating system update cannot be guaranteed. It is still a significant challenge today. Many custom ROMs also provide some features not found in Android and/or official Android skins.
We have also seen some ROMs that provide privacy or security concerns, provide additional features in this regard, and even strip off Google integration. The /e/ OS release is an example of the latter.
However, we can think of several reasons to avoid using custom ROMs, of which the installation process is the biggest obstacle. For ordinary consumers, installing ROM on a mobile phone or tablet is not easy.
These ROMs are also not officially supported, so hardware problems, software problems, and lack of perfection in certain distributions are not unheard of. Some applications (such as bank clients) also have problems with custom ROMs, although this can be solved by workarounds.
In any case, please tell us whether you use a custom ROM or not by voting above. If you have more to share on this topic, please submit a comment below.