One brilliant XDA developer named nimrodity put together the biggest database of custom Android ROMs.

Custom Android ROMs


The database is a gigantic Google Docs spreadsheet, which you probably won’t even understand. Heck, I barely understand what I’m looking at.

Although “custom ROMing” isn’t easy, installing a ROM from the list can help boost the performance and feel of your Android device.

Nimrodity posted a couple of videos to the custom ROM comparison XDA thread explaining the features and purpose of the comparison database.

H/T: Lifehacker

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Harold Goldner · October 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

The spreadsheet is completely overwhelming, but if you are sufficiently comfortable with flashing ROMs and Android’s intricacies, you can make heads or tails of it.

I note that it doesn’t have any info on Vanir, a growing branch of AOSP. I am running a port of Vanir on my HTC Rezound, which means I’ve got Android 4.3.1 on a nearly two year-old phone. Also, doesn’t yet mention Omni, an initiative growing out of the recent Android BBQ which is a very promising approach to ROM building.

    Jeffrey Taylor · October 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Yes, I think it’s slightly out-of-date, but with so many different ROMs, it’s hard to imagine something truly perfect.

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