Android phones are popular, and the reason is they are open source. You can buy and root almost every Android phone. Of course, rooting an Android involves risk of bricking the phone, but it also comes with several advantages. One of the advantages of rooting your Android phone is you will be able to install custom ROM on Android phone using ROM manager automatically. Did I say automatically? Well, to install custom ROM on Android phone you need to have it rooted first. Once rooted there are two ways to install custom ROM. Today we will see how to install Custom ROM on Android phone using ROM manager automatically.
Once you have rooted the Android phone and have installed CWM recovery (Clockworkmod) or TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project), you can proceed with installing custom ROMs on your Android phone.
Android users install custom ROMs manually from the CWM recovery or TWRP recovery menu. The process to install custom ROM on Android phone is simple once you have it rooted with custom recovery install.
All you have to do is move the custom ROM zip file to your Android phone’s external SD card root folder. Now press and hold the Volume up + Home key + Power button. When the phone vibrates, and you see a recovery menu release the buttons. From here, you can select install from SD card option and select the custom ROM zip file to flash it on your phone.
Now if you don’t want to install custom ROM on Android phone manually then there is a way to install Custom ROM on Android phone automatically. We can make use of an Android app called ROM Manager to install custom on Android phone.
The ROM Manager is a must have app for Android users who are into flashing custom ROMs on their phone. It allows you to flash your custom ROM on your Android phone. If you don’t have a custom recovery already installed, then you can also install a custom recoveries such as CWM recovery and TWRP recovery using ROM manager.
ROM Manager has an easy to use interface that allows you install custom ROM on your Android phone. Before flashing a custom ROM, you also have the option to backup your current ROM. In case something goes wrong, you will be able to install your current or default ROM back to your Android phone.
The ROM Manager is available in free and premium version. The premium version of ROM manager comes with features like automatic backups, the web connect feature, and incremental ROM downloads.
Note, if you haven’t rooted your phone yet, then read how to root Android phone without PC.
Install Custom ROM on Android Phone
1. Begin with downloading the ROM Manager app to your Android phone from here. After finishing the download, install the ROM manager app on your phone.
2. Open ROM Manager. Wait for the app to check currently installed Custom Recovery on your phone. If you have custom recovery CWM recovery or TWRP already installed then the app will show the current version of recovery installed. If you don’t have it installed, then tap on “Flash RecoveryMod Recovery”.
3. Next you will be asked to confirm your phone’s model. Select your phone’s model and your phone will reboot flashing CWM (Clockworkmod).
4. After the reboot, open ROM Manager app and tap on “Backup Current ROM”. Backing up your ROM will take some time. If asked provide a name for your backup and tap on OK.
5. Now if asked to provide ROM Manager “Supersu” access, tap on “Allow” button to grant “Supersu” access.
6. Open Manager and tap on “Install ROM from SD card”. Find and select the .zip file from the folder you have stored the custom ROM zip file. From the pop-up window select “Wipe data and Cache” “Wipe Dalvik Cache” option and tap on OK.
7. Your phone will now reboot and start installing custom ROM on your phone. The custom ROM installing process would take a while to install, so wait until the installation process completes.
Once you have successfully installed the custom ROM on your Android phone using ROM Manager, your phone will reboot. That’s it! Enjoy your new ROM.