List of custom Android distributions

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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 does not include distributions that come preinstalled on a device (stock ROM) or modifications of them.

Table of ROMs[edit]

Name Developer Development status Open source? Latest release Android version Year started Supported devices Notes
AOKP Team Kang Active Yes nougat 7.1 Nougat 2011 89[1] Based on CyanogenMod
Baidu Yi Baidu Discontinued No Unknown Unknown 2011 Unknown Discontinued in March 2015
CarbonROM[2][third-party source needed] Carbonrom Team Active Yes 5.1 7.1.2 Nougat  ? 30+[3] Based on AOSP
CopperheadOS Copperhead Security Active Sources available for non-commercial usage[4] 7.1.2 Nougat 2015[5] 5[4] Security-focused
CyanogenMod CyanogenMod Open-Source Community, Cyanogen Inc Discontinued Yes 14.1 Nightly 7.1.1 Nougat 2009 571[6] CyanogenMod official successor is LineageOS
Indus OS Team Indus OS Active No 3.0 7.0 Nougat 2015 80[7]
LeWa OS Lewa Technology ? Closed source with open-source components OS 7 beta 5.1.1 Lollipop 2011 ?
LineageOS[8] LineageOS community Active Yes 14.1 Nightly 7.1.2 Nougat 2016 152[9][10][11] Forked from CyanogenMod
MIUI Xiaomi Tech Active Partial 8.5 7.1 Nougat 2010 286[12]
MoKee[third-party source needed] MoKee Open Source Team Active Yes MK71.1 7.1.2 Nougat 2012 266[13]
OmniROM OmniROM community Active Yes Android 7.1 7.1 Nougat 2013 35[14]
OxygenOS OnePlus creators Active Partial Android 7.1.1 7.1.1 Nougat 2015 6 Only supporting its own devices
Paranoid Android Paranoid Android Team Active[15] Yes 7.2.3 7.1.2 2012[citation needed] 48[16][17] Based on CAF
Pure Fusion OS Pure Fusion Team Active Yes Android 7.1.2 7.1.2 2017 5[18] Optimized for stability, performance and battery-life. Based off AOSP, with some CAF. Originally forked from PureNexus.
Replicant Denis Carikli, Paul Kocialkowski Active Yes 6.0 6.0 Marshmallow 2011 12[19] Based on LineageOS, strips out all binary-only elements
Resurrection Remix OS Resurrection Remix team Active Yes 5.8.4 7.1.2 Nougat 2012 126[20]
Smartisan OS Smartisan Technology Active Partial 3.2 5.x Lollipop 2012 15
SlimRoms[third-party source needed] SlimRoms Ltd Active Yes Slim 7 7.1.2 Nougat before 2014 45[21] Based on CyanogenMod
XenonHD[third-party source needed] Team Horizon Active Yes 14.1 7.1.2 Nougat  ? 38 Based on AOSP and LineageOS
Yun OS Alibaba Active No 5.0 Atom Unknown 2011 56[22] Forked but incompatible version of its open-source Android operating system, according to AOSP

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devices". Android Open Kang Project. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Carbonrom website". 
  3. ^ "Carbonrom Devices". 
  4. ^ a b "CopperheadOS releases". Copperhead Security. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Introducing: Copperhead Security". Copperhead Security. April 21, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Devices". CyanogenMod. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Indus OS partners with US based digital turbine". telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Heater, Brian (30 December 2016). "After having its infrastructure shuttered, CyanogenMod will live on as Lineage". TechCrunch. AOL Inc. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Devices | LineageOS Wiki". wiki.lineageos.org. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "LineageOS Downloads". Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Unofficial Builds". XDA. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "MIUI Downloads - Xiaomi MIUI Official Forum". Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "MoKee Open Source Statistics". Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Supported Devices". OmniROM. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  15. ^ Hoff, John (24 April 2017). "Paranoid Android shows signs of life, fans anticipate possible Nougat update". Android Community. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "Official Devices". Paranoid Android. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "Legacy Devices". Paranoid Android. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Pure Fusion OS Statistics". Pure Fusion OS. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  19. ^ Paul Kocialkowski (30 June 2015). "Replicant status". Replicant. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  20. ^ "Resurrection Remix OS#getresurrected on SoreceForge". Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "SlimROMs Downloads". 
  22. ^ "Downloads - YunOS". Retrieved 25 March 2017. 

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