[ROM][N5X][6.0.1_r62][MTC20F] Chroma 08/02/2016 | Substratum Support

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Inactive Recognized Developer
Aug 23, 2009
New York, NY
Chroma is a lightweight AOSP ROM focused on battery, performance and stability.
The philosophy of Chroma is to stay relatively close to Google's stock Marshmallow with the additions of essential features that should have been included with stock Marshmallow as well as providing the most up-to-date security patches.


Layers support

Status Bar Customization:
Battery Style (Icon Portrait/Landscape, Circle, Text, Hide) and Battery Percentage
Clock & Date (Show/Hide, Color, Alignment, AM/PM, Show/Hide Date, Date Style, Date Format)
Brightness Control (long press status bar to change brightness)
Double-tap status bar to turn screen off
Show/hide notification count
Quick pull-down on left/right side to pull down tiles
Network traffic
Pressing on clock or date on status bar opens up Clock, Calendar
Status bar weather
Show/hide brightness slider

Navigation bar customization
Navigation bar height
Kill app back button
Double tap navigation bar to sleep
Clear all recents button (swipe down on recent apps and it'll display on the bottom right)

Lock screen customization
Lock screen wallpaper
Power menu customization (power off, reboot, screenshot, airplane mode)
Advanced Reboot (reboot/soft reboot/recovery/bootloader)

Volume rocker customization:
Wake device with volume keys when screen off
Long press volume up/down keys to skip track when screen off

A large number of optimizations, memory leak fixes, security patches
Long press recents to swap back to previous app
Prevent camera shutter sound
... and more (see changelog)

Special thanks to:
  • People who have tipped/donated to me to support ongoing development
  • Sykopompos for being a good friend
  • CyanogenMod as well as the open source community

Pre-requisites: unlocked bootloader, latest TWRP recovery
1. Download ROM, Gapps and put it on the phone's internal storage.
2. Boot into TWRP recovery.
3. Coming from a different ROM? Perform a factory reset using TWRP and wipe /system in Advanced wipe. If you're upgrading from Chroma ROM, proceed to dirty flash (nandroid backup before flashing is a good idea)
4. Clean Installation: Flash ROM, GApps
....Dirty Flash: Flash ROM, no need to wipe
5. Reboot and enjoy.

Enjoy what I do? Want to show your appreciation? You can donate HERE.

Changelog: HERE
Download: Chroma 2016-08-02 | GApps

Want to be notified when a new update comes out? Subscribe to Chroma on Pushbullet and you’ll receive a push notification when a update is out.

To Moderators: Moderate as you please if user(s) are starting to become uncivil with another, derailing the thread with their own personal comments/thoughts, trolling.

Kernel Source: Stock Google Kernel

XDA:DevDB Information
Chroma, ROM for the LG Nexus 5X

ROM OS Version: 6.0.x Marshmallow

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2015-11-08
Last Updated 2016-08-02


Inactive Recognized Developer
Aug 23, 2009
New York, NY

Getting an error that says Update your vendor img?
Flash https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24352994023708279 in recovery

Frequently Asked Questions
RRO/Layers themes

To translators: Want to translate?
If your language is not listed in Crowdin, then send me a PM with the language you're going to be translating the ROM into.
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Inactive Recognized Developer
Aug 23, 2009
New York, NY

Useful Apps (you can find them on the play store):
AcDisplay: This application allows you to further customize ambient display, such features would be pocket mode (turn screen on when you pull your phone out of your pocket) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.achep.acdisplay
AdAway: To block advertisements - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2190753
AppRedirect: Unblock redirect links when using ad block - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nevoxo.tapatalk.redirect (thanks to @feedtheducks for the recommendation)
BetterBatteryStats: Find out what is draining your battery life - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1179809
Chrome: To browse the internet - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chrome.beta
Greenify: Keep your wakelocks/services intact to maximize battery - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oasisfeng.greenify
Kernel Auditor: To control the built-in kernel as well as enabling double tap to wake - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grarak.kerneladiutor&hl=en
Layers: To personalize your ROM - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lovejoy777.rroandlayersmanager
LayersBackup: Backup your layers on dirty ROM flashes - https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24052804347791381 (created by @kantjer)
Nova Launcher: Android launcher based on Launcher3 - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher&hl=en
Pushbullet: Easily send notifications from device to another and to be alerted when new Chroma versions are available - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pushbullet.android
Texdroid DPI: Change your DPI to something other than stock - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.texdroider.texdroider_dpi&hl=en
Textra SMS: Send/receive text and picture messages https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.textra&hl=en
Viper4Android: Enhance your sound - http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software/app-material-viper4android-2-3-4-0u-t3190352
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Feb 9, 2010
Flashed, booted and all is good...... my 5X is happy now :good:


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Senior Member
Aug 25, 2014
From lollipop, no, it would have the current ones into marshmallow like the other devices.
There is probably a few n5x specific things I still gotta do since Zephik doesn't have the 5x

I meant specifically the Marshmallow features, present at devices like N4 and N5.

---------- Post added at 07:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:58 PM ----------

Syko is the MVP actually, at least for bringing up the base for ROMs to be built on.

Read OP under features. It's a accurate representation of what the ROM has as well as the changelog.

So it does have all Marshmallow features merged. This is exactly what I wanted to know, thanks!
Great job guys!


Senior Member
Aug 25, 2014
Getting error from GApps:

set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed
E: Updater process ended with ERROR=7

Any clues?

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