[06/05] INDEX of ROMs [Original Android Development Forum]
Hello community! Welcome to the Index of ROMs from the Android Development Forum.
First of all, which ROMs are included here? Well, I just search and choose the active threads (even if the ROM doesn’t have any recent updates, the thread should at least remain active, with constant feedback from users and devs) but this isn't a must. Perhaps you can find some outdated ROMs that are still functional. Please remember, the most important thing is to read the thread of the ROM that you choose, take a look at the benefits, user reviews, bugs, FAQ, etc. And then, flash it. Of course all the feedback is welcome, if you see some wrong information or want to see a ROM added/removed, you can post a reply in this thread or send me a PM.
Trying out ROMs yourself is part of what XDA Developers is about. If you're too lazy to do this and would like others to do it for you, this website might not be for you.
This apply to this thread too, don't misunderstand me, I'm here for help and not only because I'm an RC, I do it because I like me but many users have been asking me about suggestions of the "best" ROM, it's simple, I can't and I don't answer to that because that will be in my opinion, taking in count my usage, my installed apps, etc. And that isn't the same for you, it's different when some user only come to ask "Hey, could you suggest some light ROM to try?" Then I can give some suggestions (various) based on the Index but nothing else, the final decision it's up to you.
Thanks for understand.
« Index Structure
I know that every Developer is free to choose the title of the ROM as he/she wants, but it's really much easier for users (and of course for me) if the date and the version of the ROM continue as the main fields since I'm organizing the index by the date of the last update, with most recent being first. These are two examples of an "ideal" title:
[ROM][ROM][07/07][ICS 4.0.3][XWLPG]NAME OF THE ROM[EXTRA FEATURES]
[ROM][ROM][07/07][AOKP][Build 40]NAME OF THE ROM[EXTRA FEATURES]
I would really appreciate if the developers could organize their titles as some of the examples above. Thanks in advance.
We call Samsung / Sammy based to all the ROMS who have they base on some of the official (sometimes leaked) firmwares by Samsung, some examples are XXLPG, XXLQ5, XWLPD, etc.
In this ROMS, mostly, you can find the usual Touchwiz interface, however some ROMS include different themes to change the appareance.
« ¿What is an AOSP based ROM?
First of all, AOSP stands for Android Open Source Project.
These ROMs offer you the "stock" Android experience without all the extras provided by the manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, etc. they are based directly on the source code from Android. They may be tweaked but are, in their entirety, the closest to a "pure Google experience".
First of all, AOKP stands for Android Open Kang Project.
Well, AOKP is in essence AOSP, the main difference being all the added customization that AOSP ROMs lack. AOKP ROMs still maintain the "stock" Android experience, except with many possible customization options at your fingertips.
CyanogenMod it's a ROM pure based on AOSP, but have a main feature...it's a base too for many of the ROM's that you can see here, the Cyanogen Team works on innovative features that later are ported to different Devices / ROM's.
You can't see an independent category on this index but maybe you are receiving a touch of CM on the ROM that you have on your phone
Nokia 2110 - Motorola Startac 130 - Nokia 3210 - Nokia 9110 - Nokia 3310 - Samsung S500 - Nokia 6610 - Nokia 6600 - Qtek 8010 - Sony Ericsson W700 - Sony Ericsson W810 - Nokia N73 - HTC Trinity - Nokia N95 8 GB - HTC Diamond - HTC HD - HTC Magic - Samsung Galaxy S - Samsung Galaxy Tab - LG Optimus 2x - Samsung Galaxy S2
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