Carbon ROM Returns with Android 7.1.1 Weeklies for Pixel, Nexus 6P and more!
Readers who have been around in the custom ROM scene for a few years now would recall ‘Carbon ROM’. The ROM was very popular around Android 4.4 Kitkat, often becoming a popular choice for devices that shipped with heavy skins as the ROM offered a good mix of AOSP’s sleekness with thoughtful feature additions.
After a bit of hiatus, Carbon ROM is looking to make a comeback to the third-party ROM scene. The team behind the ROM has undergone restructuring after they missed out on Marshmallow, but with Android 7.1.1 Nougat builds out now, they are right on track this time. The number of developers and supported devices are low as of now, but this hopefully changes as more developers look for alternative projects.
As of now, the Carbon ROM website is still undergoing its overhaul, so things like screenshots still depict the ROM in its eariler stages. For its first few releases, there are unlikely to be any major deviations from AOSP, but that should change gradually.
Weeklies for devices are live and available for download and flashing. At the moment, you can grab builds for Sailfish (Google Pixel), Angler (Nexus 6P), Shamu (Nexus 6), Sumire (Sony Xperia Z5), Leo (Sony Xperia Z3), Aries (Sony Xperia Z3 Compact) and the Shield Tablet. Work is in progress for Marlin (Google Pixel XL) as well, so that should be live soon too.
If you would like to know more about Carbon ROM, head on over to their website. Alternatively, look for device specific threads to pop up in the development forums of the supported devices. You can also head on over to their GitHub to contribute as a developer to their project and help in adding support for more devices.
What are your thoughts on Carbon ROM? what features would you like to see in custom ROMs in the future? Let us know in the comments below!