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Most Popular Custom ROMs for Android: LineageOS, Pixel Experience, Paranoid Android, and more!

If you have been following the Android aftermarket development scene for a while, you must have heard of the term custom ROM. A custom ROM is essentially a third-party operating system that replaces the factory-installed stock ROM or skin on your phone. Even though manufacturers like Samsung, OnePlus, and Xiaomi have done a great job...

The Redmi Note 10 gets its first AOSP-based custom ROM

Xiaomi recently unveiled the 10th iteration of the Redmi Note series, the Redmi Note 10 lineup, consisting of the Redmi Note 10 and the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max. Confusing naming aside, the Redmi Note series always brings innovation in the mid-range space, and this year is no different, as we're getting AMOLED displays across...

Get the party started with the first Android 11 custom ROM for the OnePlus Nord N10 5G

The OnePlus Nord series has been making waves in the market, despite only targeting the low to mid-range segment. The original OnePlus Nord needs no introduction at this point, and the Nord N10 5G also trudged upon a similar trajectory with a robust value-for-money quotient. When it comes to aftermarket development, however, users are wondering...

Sony Xperia 5 II, Xperia XZ1 series and Xiaomi Mi Note 2 receive Android 11 custom ROMs

The custom ROM‌ development scene is in full swing over on the XDA‌ forums. Ever since Google published the Android 11 source code, aftermarket developers have been relentlessly working toward making the latest flavor of Android accessible to more and more devices. The Redmi K20 Pro/Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro was the first phone to receive...

Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 is now available for the LG V50 ThinQ, Moto G8, and Moto G8 Power

If you own a Moto G8, Moto G8 Power, or LG V50 ThinQ and have been itching to try out a closer-to-stock version of Android 10, well, you now can. Unofficial ports of LineageOS 17.1 are available for all three devices. LG V50 ThinQ The unofficial build of LineageOS 17.1 for the LG V50 ThinQ comes courtesy...

[Update: LineageOS 17.1] Unofficial Pixel Experience and TWRP are already available for the new OnePlus Nord

Third-party development for the OnePlus Nord is on full-swing on our forums, even though it's just been over a week since the device went on sale. XDA Senior Member Some_Random_Username has already released a guide to root the device using Magisk and now, developers have released unofficial builds of the Pixel Experience custom ROM and TWRP...

Developers port Android 10 to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi 6 Pro, OnePlus 5/5T, LG V30, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Android 10 updates are now underway for several devices, either officially or unofficially. The latest version of Android was officially released early this month, and if you have a recent Pixel, OnePlus or Xiaomi device, then you may already be running the latest and greatest from Google. If you haven't yet, then an update may...

Android 10 custom ROMs are now available for the Xiaomi Mi Note 3, Redmi 3s, OnePlus 2, Google Nexus 6P, Sony Xperia X, and LG V40

If you have been salivating at the news of newer devices like the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro receiving stable Android 10 builds, you could try pushing your OEM to be quicker about pushing out an update to your phone. Alternatively, you could follow along our Custom ROM coverage wherein we highlight some of...

Android 10 custom ROMs are here for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Mi A1, and Google Nexus 5X

The Android 10 party is underway here at XDA-Developers, and everyone is invited. If you own a current-generation device like the Google Pixel, the Essential Phone, the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, you can already try out builds that have been officially released by the OEM. If you use...

Custom ROM development for the ASUS ZenFone 5Z kicks off with unofficial LineageOS 16, Resurrection Remix, Pixel Experience, and more

The Asus ZenFone 5Z was launched at MWC 2018 as Asus's flagship product for 2018. Featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, the ZenFone 5Z went on to compete against the likes of the OnePlus 6 as a value flagship. For a starting price of ₹29,999 (~$435) in India, the ZenFone 6 provided an excellent alternative...

The Pixel Experience custom ROM will be getting more features in the latest updates

The original goal of Pixel Experience was to offer a custom ROM that was stable while also including the features that are available on Pixel devices. The scope of the ROM has grown in a number of ways over the years with a recent change being the addition of CAF versions of the ROM as...

Unofficial TWRP, LineageOS 16, Pixel Experience, and more are available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro was launched in India in February 2019, bringing over a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC and the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor in a package which had Xiaomi's signature aggressive pricing strategy. Idrees praised the Note 7 Pro in his device review, which concurred along my own initial impressions of the...