It is logical that people seek to update the Android ROM for various reasons, and although the risk is great, the potentials are enormous.
These versions of software, to call them in some way, are developed by third parties that seek to improve the performance of obsolete cell phones.
Custom ROMs are custom software versions that can be downloaded and operated on phones that are considered old and whose operating system can no longer be updated.
Among other options we can also find layers of customization , which will fulfill the function of maintaining the old operating system as a base and operating from it, providing functional and aesthetic improvements.
Carrying them out is a complicated process and requires a lot of patience from the team owner. In addition to knowledge on the subject and follow the steps to the letter.
Why update Android ROM?
It is important to be clear about one thing, cell phones, usually the lowest-end, tend to be discontinued over the years.
This is due to the high growth of technology, and with it the even greater innovation of operating systems, which include more tools, processes and capabilities.
For this reason, applications or programs on computers begin to require better features or a minimum version of Android to be compatible.
What has pushed people to buy better devices to continue making use of their favorite applications and games from the Google Play Store.
But, there will be those who cannot change their device, so they will be forced to update the Android ROM to experience the new changes.
Install a new ROM on the device
In many cases, computer owners live in regions where software and security updates are limited, causing the computer to become obsolete within two to three years.
Unfortunately, each cell phone, depending on the brand or model, has a different way to update the Android ROM. Although there are always a series of general guidelines that must be followed to the letter.
Get ROOT access within the device
It is essential that the user has full permission to enter any location on the phone, including the root system files.
In these folders is where he must do the ROM change work , so it would be very difficult if he does not have access to these paths.
Getting it, although it seems like something from another world, is actually very easy. There are many applications that speed up this process and allow the total entry of the team owner in the OS folders.
Unlock the Cell Phone Bootloader
Similarly, for the cybernaut to update the Android ROM, it is necessary to unlock the Bootloader, which is the first file that loads when the computer is turned on.
In several models it is locked to protect the operating system from the curious hands of the owners. But, some developers allow you to unlock it easily.
Although, in certain cases, for some users this situation will be more complicated, since other models do not make this task so easy.
Install Android Recovery mode
Recovery mode works to make adjustments before the system fully boots, Android has its own by default for this tool.
To enter Recovery mode or Download mode it is necessary that the phone is turned off and press the volume down key and the power key at the same time. There is also an alternative in case one of the power buttons is damaged.
However, for the user to be able to fulfill his mission, he must install another version developed by third parties with additional functions (TWRP, CWM Recovery).
Download the desired ROM and copy it to the cell phone
This is the easiest part of the whole process, as the user just needs to make sure to choose the ROM that is most suitable (and compatible).
In the end, you just have to copy it to the cell phone, preferably in the SD memory or inside the internal memory if you have enough space.
Install the new ROM from third-party Recovery mode
Depending on the model that the person has, the process is always different. In it, the system partition will be deleted, which will be replaced by the new one.
It is important that the user follow the official steps literally and without skipping anything, since it can put the integrity of the equipment at risk.
In this way, and when the installation is complete, the owner of the equipment will have eliminated the version forever. By default of the Android as well as the internal data.