You might be asking yourself why would I want to install a custom ROM on the OnePlus X smartphone? There are five main reasons why anyone would want to install a custom ROM on devices from the OnePlus range of devices. Most people want to update to new software versions more often than their carrier networks provide. You can do that with a new custom ROM. Other people want to use features that the stock ROM does not provide. Teams like the people from CyanogenMod create some amazing features — and often those features are better than anything the real Android developers can make. Rounding out the list of reasons to install a custom ROM on a OnePlus X device removing the bloatware, replacing the OnePlus skins and configuring app permissions.
Configuring app permissions is a reason that is often overlooked by many. We know that we can install more apps when we have root access to the OnePlus X smartphone, but did you know that a custom ROM can often come with the hidden ability to manage your Android app permissions? You can choose whether you want to allow Facebook to track your location or not, for example.
Files You Need
- You will need to root the OnePlus X smartphone before you can install a custom ROM on the device.
- You will need to install a custom recovery on the OnePlus X before you can install any custom ROMs on the device.
- Some of the custom ROMs for your OnePlus X might not come pre-loaded with the Google stock apps — custom ROMs usually don’t. You can install the Gapps packages the same way you load your new ROMs with the custom recovery and get them working on your custom ROM.
- You might need to unlock the OnePlus X bootloader before you can install any new ROMs on the device.
- Unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery and getting root access all void the OnePlus warranty on the device. The guys over at OnePlus do not care about you customizing your devices in any way, and they even teach you how to root the device in official videos from their special media accounts.
Beanstalk 6.0 ROM:
Beanstalk ROM is Cyanogen Mod 13 custom ROM which have Android 6.0 marshmallow interface and features. Instead of that this custom ROM have more features and performance tweaks added so you can have more performance, battery and storage management on your phone and have more fun out of it. This custom ROM have modified Google Now launcher as the default launcher to have more Android 6.0 Marshmallow looks on you phone.
Features: CM13 based, PIE control, on the go mode, built-in task manager, app circle bar, system UI tuner, quicker system animations, trimmed down excess bloat, 3 minit battery mod, battery styles, LCD density, recent slim panel option, use Omni switch as default, built-in screen record, app circle bar, gesture anywhere, 3 finger gesture for taking screenshot.
AICP 11.0 ROM:
AICP is better known as Android Ice Cold Project and it means this too because this custom ROM is really cool. AICP custom ROM is highly customize-able custom ROM despite of the fact that this custom ROM have CM theme so you can install a lot of themes from Google Play store to completely change the phone’s interface.
Features: CyanogenMod 13 based, Android 6.0 Marshmallow system animations, status bar tinting, CM theme engine, lots of themes pre-installed, enable disable navigation bar, navigation bar customization, 3minit battery mod, navigation bar height, custom DPI settings, lock screen short cuts, lock screen customization, USB debugging enabled by default, rooted with SuperSU.
Resurrection Remix M 5.6:
Resurrection Remix is the most trusted brand for custom ROMs. The Resurrection team makes custom ROMs so smooth that it feels like you have a new phone; not the old one with lag. Resurrection Remix custom ROMs are the smoothest custom ROM I’ve ever experienced — the animations, transactions and performance of this custom ROM is out standing. You can only experience these all by just installing it on your phone as well.
Features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based, RR customization, animate dim, fast system animations, multi window, status bar tinting, brightness slider, double tap status bar to sleep and double tap on-screen will wake the phone, carrier label, list view animations, app sidebar, trigger position, on off nav bar, omni switch, clock widget, customize-able tiles in quick settings, navigation drawer customization, toggle flash light from quick settings, quick pull down.
Cyanpop V 5.3:
The Cyanpop custom ROM is based on CyanogenMod builds and as well as on Slim SD builds which make this custom ROM very light and fast. This custom ROM doesn’t contain any bloatware from Google or OnePlus. This custom ROM is zip-aligned, deodexed and debloated to give you a better performance and interface. This custom ROM is also based on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow for smoother interface.
Features: CyanPOP OTA makes updates available for you just from the ROM itself, all CM features, navigation bar tweaks, gesture anywhere, hidden power menu on lock screen, 4 way reboot manu, screen shot option in power menu, allowing disabling HW keys, AOKP custom system animations, Omni switch, app sidebar, PIE control, WiFi tab enabled by default, Trebuchet.
Xperia Z5 ROM;
Did you get bored with your same old Android 5.0 Lollipop interface on your OnePlus X even with lots of custom ROMs? Then no more! Here comes the Xperia Z5 ROM to refresh your phone’s interface completely. There will not be that old home screen now you have Xperia home screen, system UI will also get changed and you have some cool looking framework on your phone. You will also get some bonus features with this ROM like Sony Walkman music app and amazing Xperia camera app.
Features: Xperia Z5 home, Xperia Z5 system UI (battery icon, SIM icons, clock and more), Xperia Z5 music player, Xperia Z5 lock screen clock, Xperia Z5 album, Xperia Z5 audio recorder, Xperia Z5 settings menu, Xperia Z5 camera, Xperia Z5 party share, Xperia Z5 play station.
Flyme OS 4.5:
Flyme OS is another Chinese custom ROM just like MIUI. The Flyme custom ROM also has a home-screen only user interface. This custom ROM has only a home screen (no app drawer(, which makes this custom ROM a lot simpler. Furthermore, there are lots of custom ROMs available on internet for this phone. Flyme OS have some features made by their team and can be found only on this custom ROM no other.
Features: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based, compact file explorer with lots of unique features, different shooting modes in camera app like panorama, action shot, beauty shot and many more, RAM cleaner installed, cache cleaner pre-installed, clean interface, slim action, slim apps and features.
Mokee OS is highly customize-able custom ROMs, the only negative point in this ROM is that when all other custom ROMs are based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Mokee OS is still based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. This custom ROM is as smooth as Resurrection Remix custom ROM just filled with many features specially customization. I recommend this custom ROM to at least try this custom ROM once on your OnePlus X.
Features: Android 5.1 Lollipop based, smart Mokee controls to control the phone from one place, CM theme engine with lots of themes available on Google Play Store, you should use this custom ROM if you want lots of customization your phone, bulk SMS recipients, sending SMS delay.