How to Install Custom ROM on Android With Custom Recovery

Download and Install Custom ROM on Android phone are common tasks, and most of the Android Users prefer to install Custom ROM on their phone. Most of these Custom ROMs comes with lots of features and customization which you can’t find on the stock Android ROM. If you are not happy with the stock version of Android of your phone, then you have to must try some custom ROM for your phone. All these custom ROMs are packed with lots of good stuff and gives you improved battery, better performance, and updates to the latest Android versions. There are a lot of different ROMs out there, and you can find some of the best ROM on XDA-Forum.

To install Custom ROM on Android all you need a phone will unlock bootloader with TWRP or CWM Custom Recovery and no need to root the device, rooting is optional you can do it later if you want. Remember one thing, Unlocking your bootloader will most likely wipe your phone and you will lose all your data. So do take the backup of your phone before installing the Custom ROM on your Phone. Let us take a look at How to Download And Install Custom ROM on Android

Install Custom ROM

How to Install Custom ROM

If you are new to Android, and Don’t know about the Custom ROM, then read all the steps very carefully, and you will need:

a) Unlocked bootloader
b) Custom Recovery
c) Android Device
d) GApps (Google Apps Package)
e) Turn on USB Debugging. In Android go to Settings > Developer options and turn on USB Debugging.

Download Custom ROM

You also need a custom ROM for your Android phone. Here, it’s important that you make sure you get one that’s compatible with your phone’s exact model. So do check the phone model of your phone and then select the Custom ROM for your phone. There are tons of custom ROM are available on the Internet. Here you can find Some custom ROM for your Android Phone.

Guide to Download And Install Custom ROM on Android

Step 1. First, you have to unlock the bootloader of your phone and install the Custom Recovery. This will give you the access to make changes on your system. Check out the above mention link about the Unlocked bootloader, to know more about it.

Step 2. Once the Bootloader is unlocked, All you have to Download the Custom ROM for your phone with Google Apps Packages. First, Check out the model number of your phone in Setting > About phone option and search XDA-Forum for the best Custom ROM or you can check our page here to find the list of best Custom ROM for Android.


Step 3. Once you have the ROM zip file and Gapps Zip file. Do not extract it! Now save your ROM and GApps zip file to your phone’s SD card, internal storage.

Step 4. Now boot your phone into Custom Recovery Mode. To do this Switch off your phone first. On the most devices, it is Hold Vol Down + Power for 5 seconds. Once you are in recovery, you should see something like this.


Now before Flashing the ROM or Gapps. Wipe Cache and Data with the help of recovery. (See Step 7)


Step 5. From Custom Recovery, Select Install button to get started.


Step 6. Now from here select your ROM file to install Custom ROM on your phone. And install it, this will take some seconds to Flash the Custom ROM on your phone.

After this Select the Gapps Zip file and install the same on your phone. This file will install all the latest Google Apps on your phone like Google Play Store, Gmail Chrome etc

Step 7. After the install is complete, go back to the recovery and wipe your cache.


Step 8. Once the Cache is cleaned Reboot System. Now you phone will reboot, and first boot will take some time. If you want to Root your phone, now you can do that alos. Check this Guide to Root Android phones.

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Now the Custom ROM is installed on your phone and you ready to enjoy the new features of the ROM on your phone.

Rajesh Rajput is Tech Blogger, who loves to write about Android Tips, How to Guides, Reviews, ROMs, and more.

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