List of custom Android distributions

This is a list of Android distributions, that is, Android-based operating systems (OS), including, but not limited to, custom ROMs, forked from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) without Google Play Services included officially in some or all markets, yet maintained independent coverage in notable Android-related sources.

The list may include distributions that come pre-installed on a device (stock ROM) or modifications of them. Only builds considered official are listed.

Table edit

Name Developer Development status Last updated Open source?[a] Latest release Android version Year started Supported devices Notes
AliOS Alibaba Cloud Discontinued 2018 Kernel only 2.0 2011 A forked but incompatible version of Android[1]
AOKP Team Kang Discontinued 2020 Yes Pie 9 2011 115[2] Based on LineageOS
Baidu Yi Baidu, Inc. Discontinued 2015 Kernel only Un­known Un­known 2011 Un­known Discontinued in March 2015
BharOS JandK, IIT Madras Active 2023 Yes Un­known Un­known 2023 Un­known A fork of the Android Open Source Project[3]
CalyxOS Calyx Institute Active 2024 Yes 5[4] 14 2019[5] Google Pixel 3 through 8 Pro, Fairphone 4, SHIFT6mq, Moto G32 through G52 [6] Privacy focused.
ColorOS OPPO Active 2023 Kernel only 13 13 2013 OPPO Android Smartphones
CopperheadOS Copperhead Security Active 2022 Kernel only 13.09.28 13[7] 2014 9[8] Security- and privacy-focused, no OS analytics by default, smartphones with preinstalled OS commercially available.
crDroid crDroid team Active 2023 Yes 10.0 14 2014[9] 485[10] Based on LineageOS.
CyanogenMod CyanogenMod Open-Source Community, Cyanogen Inc Discontinued 2016 Yes 14.1 Nightly 7.1.1 2009 571[11] CyanogenMod's official successor is LineageOS
DivestOS[12] Tad (SkewedZeppelin) Active 2023 Yes 20 13 2014 178[13] Soft fork of LineageOS. Includes Monthly Updates, FOSS Focus, Deblobbing, Security and Privacy focus, and F-Droid
/e/ e Foundation Active 2022 Partial 1.16[14] 13[14] 2017 209[15] Privacy focused, smartphones with preinstalled OS commercially available. Forked from LineageOS. Formerly called "Eelo".
emteria.OS emteria GmbH Active 2022 Kernel only[16] 11.8[17] 13 2017 ARM and x86 platforms, strong focus on the Raspberry Pi family (3B, 4, CM, etc) Platform for building custom Android ROMs ("emteria.OS") targeted at professional enterprise applications. Supported by a set of remote management and OTA update capabilities ("DeviceHub").
EMUI Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Active 2024 No 14 12 2012 Huawei and Honor devices Also known as Magic UI in most of the high-end Honor devices and the current Honor devices after it split with Huawei.
Fire OS Amazon.com, Inc. Active 2021-09-25 Partial[18] 8.3.1.9 11 2011 Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire TV, Fire Phone, Amazon Echo Centered on content consumption, heavy ties to Amazon's store and content.
GrapheneOS GrapheneOS team Active 2023 Yes 13 13 2019[19] Supported Google Pixel devices[20] Security and privacy focused. Lead developer worked on CopperheadOS until a dispute between the co-founders over licensing caused his departure.[19]
Indus OS Team Indus OS Active ? Kernel only 3.0 7 2015 80[21]
iodéOS iodé technologies Active 2022 Partial 3.3 12 2020 20[22] Based on LineageOS.
Kali NetHunter[23][24] Kali community member “BinkyBear” & Offensive Security Active 2022-08-09[25][26] Yes 2023.2[25][26] 5.1.1

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Un­known 39[24][27][28][29] Open Source Android penetration testing platform. NetHunter supports Wireless 802.11 frame injection, one-click MANA Evil Access Point setups, HID keyboard, as well as BadUSB MITM attacks – built upon Kali Linux distribution and toolsets.[23][24][30]
LeWa OS Lewa Technology Discontinued ? Kernel only OS 7 beta 5.1.1 2011
LineageOS LineageOS community Active 2023 Yes 20 13 2016 175[31] Officially the successor of CyanogenMod.
MagicOS Honor Active 2023 No 7.1 13 2016 Honor devices Also known as Magic UI on pre 7.x version, independently developed by Honor for Honor devices after it split with Huawei.
MIUI/HyperOS Xiaomi Corporation Active 2023 Partial (Now Kernel only, last Release 26 October 2023) 14/HyperOS 1.0 14 2010 Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices
OmniROM OmniROM community Active 2020 Yes 13.0 13 2013 19[32]
One UI Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Active 2023 Kernel only 6.0 14 2019 Samsung Galaxy Smartphones and Tablets Succeeding Samsung Experience UX and TouchWiz
OxygenOS OnePlus Active 2022 Partial 14 14 2015 OnePlus Android Smartphones Merged with HydrogenOS in 2018. [33] Using ColorOS codebase from 12.0 release.
Paranoid Android Paranoid Android Team Active 2022 Yes Topaz 13 2012[citation needed] 31[34] Based on CAF
PixelExperience PixelExperience Team Active 2022 Yes 13 13 2017 100+[35]
Realme UI Realme Active 2023 Kernel only 5.0 14 2020 Realme devices Based on ColorOS
Replicant Denis Carikli, Paul Kocialkowski Active 2019 Yes 6.0 0003 6 2010 12[36] Based on LineageOS, removes or replaces proprietary components and anti-features
Resurrection Remix OS Resurrection Remix Team Active 2021 Yes 8.7.3 10 2012 74[37]
Shift OS SHIFT GmbH Active 2023 Yes 2018
SlimRoms SlimRoms Team Active 2018 Yes 7 7.1 2012 ~50
Smartisan OS Smartisan Active 2020 Partial 8.0 10 2012 15
Volla OS[38] Volla Systeme GmbH Active 2023 Partial 12.0 12 2009 5

See also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ Fully open source Android distributions may ship with proprietary drivers.

References edit

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  16. ^ "Terms and Conditions". Section 3.7. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  17. ^ "Emteria". emteria.com. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  18. ^ "Source Code Notice". Amazon. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  19. ^ a b "GrapheneOS: Ein gehärtetes Android ohne Google, bitte - Golem.de". 7 January 2020. Archived from the original on 7 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  20. ^ "Which devices are supported?". Retrieved 2 August 2021.
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  33. ^ "OnePlus merging Oxygen OS and Hydrogen OS to improve updates". Android Authority. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
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  35. ^ Hazarika, Skanda (17 July 2022). "Pixel Experience 12 Hands-On: This is what you get with the official builds". XDA Developers. Archived from the original on 21 May 2023. Retrieved 21 November 2023.
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