List of custom Android distributions

This is an incomplete list of aftermarket distributions (custom firmware, custom ROM) of the Android operating system that have received independent coverage in notable Android-related sources.

The list may include distributions that come preinstalled on a device (stock ROM) or modifications of them.

Table of ROMsEdit

[a]

Name Developer Development status Last updated on Open source?[b] Latest release Android version Year started Supported devices Notes
AOKP Team Kang Active ?
Yes
Pie 9 2011 115[1] Based on LineageOS
Baidu Yi Baidu, Inc. Discontinued ?
Kernel only
Un­known Un­known 2011 Un­known Discontinued in March 2015
ColorOS OPPO Active 2020
Kernel only
11.0 11.0 2013 OPPO Android Smartphone Generally seen in OPPO Smartphones.
CopperheadOS Copperhead Security Active 2020
Kernel only
2020.11.02 11.0[2] 2014 6[3] Security- and privacy-focused, no OS analytics by default, smartphones with preinstalled OS commercially available.
crDroid crDroid team Active 2020
Yes
6.10 10.0 2014[4] 84[5] Based on LineageOS. Security- and privacy-focused, no OS analytics by default, smartphones with preinstalled OS commercially available.
CyanogenMod CyanogenMod Open-Source Community, Cyanogen Inc Discontinued 2016
Yes
14.1 Nightly 7.1.1 2009 571[6] CyanogenMod's official successor is LineageOS[7]
/e/ e Foundation Active 2020
Yes
0.12[8] 8.1-10[9] 2017 111[10] Privacy focused. Forked from LineageOS. Formerly called "Eelo".
Emteria.OS emteria GmbH Active 2020
Kernel only[11]
1.2.34[12] 7.1 2017 Artista-IoT TFT Controller, ACME CM3-Panel, Raspberry Pi 3B, Raspberry Pi CM DevKit Based on AOSP.
EMUI Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Active
Kernel only
11.0 10.0 2012 Huawei and Honor devices
Fire OS Amazon.com, Inc. Active 2019
Partial[13]
7.3 9.0 2011 Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire TV, Fire Phone, Amazon Echo Centered on content consumption, heavy ties to Amazon's store and content.
Flyme OS Meizu Technology Co., Ltd Active 2020
Partial
8.0 10.0 2012[14] 169[15]
GrapheneOS GrapheneOS team Active 2020
Yes
2020.11.05.18[16] 11 2019 9 Security and privacy focused. Lead developer worked on CopperheadOS until he left. Project renamed from "Android Hardening."
Indus OS Team Indus OS Active ?
Kernel only
3.0 7.0 2015 80[17]
Kali NetHunter Kali community member “BinkyBear” & Offensive Security Active 2020
Yes
2020.3 10[citation needed] Un­known Official support for select Nexus and OnePlus devices originally advertised, builds for select LG, Samsung Galaxy, Sony, Xiaomi & ZTE devices are also available on the official website[18] 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.[19]

Based on LineageOS[citation needed]

LeWa OS Lewa Technology Discontinued ?
Kernel only
OS 7 beta 5.1.1 2011
LineageOS LineageOS community Active 2020
Yes
17.1 10.0 2016 121[20] Officially the successor of CyanogenMod.
Magic UI Honor Active 2020
Kernel only
4.0 10.0 2019 Honor devices from 2019 Based on EMUI
MIUI Xiaomi Corporation Active 2020
Partial
12.1 11.0 2010 Xiaomi devices
OmniROM OmniROM community Active 2020
Yes
10 10.0 2013 19[21]
One UI Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Active 2020
Kernel only
2.5 10.0 2018 Samsung Galaxy Smartphones and Tablets Succeeding Samsung Experience UX and TouchWiz
OxygenOS OnePlus Active 2020
Partial
10.0
10.0 2015 12[22] and unknown amount of ports Merged with HydrogenOS in 2018.[23]
Paranoid Android Paranoid Android Team Active[24] 2020
Yes
Quartz 5[25] 10 2012[citation needed] 31[26] Based on CAF
realme UI realme Active 2020
Kernel only
10 2020 Based on ColorOS
Resurrection Remix OS Resurrection Remix Team Active 2020
Yes
8.6 10.0 2012 74[27] Based on LineageOS.
Replicant Denis Carikli, Paul Kocialkowski Active 2019
Yes
6.0 0003 6.0 2010 12[28] Based on LineageOS, removes or replaces proprietary components and anti-features
SlimRoms SlimRoms Team Active 2018
Yes
7 7.1 2012 ~50
Smartisan OS Smartisan 2018
Partial
6.6.5 8.0 2012 15
ZettaOS Softlyx TG Active 2020
Partial
1 11.0 2018 Un­known Based on LineageOS.
  1. ^ Only official builds are listed.
  2. ^ Fully open source Android distributions may ship with proprietary drivers.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Devices". Android Open Kang Project. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ "CopperheadOS Updates". Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Device comparison - Copperhead". copperhead.co.
  4. ^ Bora, Kukil (2014-04-01). "Android 4.4.2 KitKat For Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300: How To Install It Using crDroid Custom ROM [Tutorial]". International Business Times. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  5. ^ "crDroid.net". Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Devices". CyanogenMod. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  7. ^ "5 Best Custom ROMs for your Android phone". Androidical. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  8. ^ "Releases · e / os / releases" Check |url= value (help). gitlab.e.foundation.
  9. ^ "Releases · e / os / releases" Check |url= value (help). e.foundation/devices.
  10. ^ "/e/ documentation" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  11. ^ "Terms and Conditions". Section 3.7. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Release notes". emteria.com.
  13. ^ "Source Code Notice". Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  14. ^ "魅族Flyme1". mini.eastday.com. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  15. ^ "Flyme系统更新".
  16. ^ "Releases". grapheneos.org.
  17. ^ "Indus OS partners with US based digital turbine". telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 2 June 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  18. ^ https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-nethunter-download/
  19. ^ https://www.kali.org/kali-linux-nethunter/
  20. ^ "LineageOS Downloads". download.lineageos.org. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  21. ^ "OmniROM - Supported devices". www.omnirom.org. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  22. ^ "All OnePlus phones". www.gsmarena.com. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  23. ^ "OnePlus merging Oxygen OS and Hydrogen OS to improve updates". Android Authority. 2016-09-04. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  24. ^ Hoff, John (24 April 2017). "Paranoid Android shows signs of life, fans anticipate possible Nougat update". Android Community. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  25. ^ "Paranoid Android Quartz 5". blog.paranoidandroid.co.
  26. ^ https://aospa.co/downloads. Retrieved 9 September 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  27. ^ "ResurrectionRemix Downloads". Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  28. ^ Paul Kocialkowski (30 June 2015). "Replicant status". Replicant. Retrieved 22 September 2015.