When you buy an Android device, it comes with what we call a “stock ROM” or the “stock firmware”. This refers to the pre-installed operating system. This ROM usually has limited functionality as defined by the phone’s manufacturer. By flashing a custom ROM, you can unlock extra features and sometimes improve the performance.
A custom ROM is very beneficial in such cases. We have made a guide to help you through the process of installing a ROM.
Before you start, you need to install TWRP. Although this is not compulsory, this provides an easy way to install custom ROMs and also backup your phone
The Basics Steps (Given Below) Remain The Same For All Android Phones [Based On TWRP]
Step 1: Download required ROM for your device from any website online, preferably XDA Developers and copy the file to your SD card along with the required Gapps version.
Step 2: ROM file is already in zip format so do not extract the files
Step 3: Shut down your phone and put your phone to download mode. The keys to do this differs from device to device so we can’t cover them here.
Step 4: Make a backup before you install the new ROM. This can be done easily if you have TWRP installed.Click on backup and choose all the check boxes.
Step 5: Click on Wipe of partitions ( davlink cache, cache, system and boot) and then swipe. The cleaning will not take more than 15 seconds.
Step 6: Click on the install tab , select the ROM file and then swipe to install. Once ROM installation is complete, install Gapps. This is not compulsory to run the ROM but it is required if you want to use google applications.
Step 7: Click on Reboot. The phone will restart. The initial startup will be slow and might also boot a few times. Do not worry, these are normal. In the case of problems, you can always restore with the backup you have.
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Disclaimer: This will render your warranty void. DiveToHunt is not responsible for any bricked devices or damaged SD cards.
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