There's almost no limit to what you can do on a rooted Android phone, 'cause with root permission you'll have full admin. control of your phone. One of it's benefits is the ability to change your ROM
at will. If for some reasons you don't like the pre-installed ROM
, you can flash a desired custom ROM on it.
But as with every other thing, there is a disadvantage to this also. The downside to flashing a custom ROM on your smartphone is that you can get it bricked if you don't know how to go about it. In this article, I'll show you how you can safely
install custom ROM
on your Android smartphone without bricking it.
Step 1 Backup All Important Files & Apps
First thing first, you have to backup all your Android files and datas. Download and install Titanium Backup
. After successfull installation, open the app and backup all the apps and files you don't want to lose on your SD Card
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Step 2 Backup Your Current ROM
Now you need to backup the current ROM on your Android smartphone. This way, if any thing goes wrong with the custom ROM(sometimes, due to bugs), you can easily restore or flash back the original ROM. For this, you need to Download and install Clockwork Mod
or ROM Manager
Step 3 Install Custom ROM
Once you've successfully completed the first two steps above, open the installed Clockwork Mod, ROM Manager App
and then install your custom ROM from where it is stored on your SD Card
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Step 4 Restore Previous ROM If Bricked
If your Android smartphone get bricked while installing the custom ROM, open ClockwordMod
to restore your previous backedup ROM from SD Card
Step 5 Restore Files & Apps
Now that you've successfully changed your ROM. Open Titanium Backup
to restore your apps, data and files.
If you follow these steps as explained, then you should be able to flash a custom ROM on your Android smartphone with low risk of brick. For comments and feedback about this article, please use the comment box below. Don't forget to share with friends.