OmniROM 6.0.1 screenshot
|Written in||C (core), C++ (some third party libraries), Java (UI)|
|OS family||Embedded operating system (Linux/Android)|
|Source model||Open source|
|Marketing target||Firmware replacement for Android mobile devices|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux kernel)|
|License||Free software licenses:|
Apache License 2.0 and GNU GPLv2
OmniROM is an open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It involves a number of prominent developers from other projects.
OmniROM was founded in reaction to the commercialisation of ROM project CyanogenMod. At launch, the project provided custom firmware based on Android Jelly Bean, and they moved to Android KitKat shortly after its release. Their KitKat firmware included support for the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012), LG Optimus G, Galaxy S2, HTC One (2013), Oppo Find 5, Sony Xperia T, Acer Iconia A500, HTC Explorer and Lenovo A6000.
OmniROM quickly gained popularity during development of Android 4.4 KitKat.
Russell Holly of Geek.com said "OmniRom is the ultimate Android tweaker ROM." A later review said OmniROM is "one of the few community-focused Android builds available today that is focused on supporting as many devices as possible while adding new features as often as possible."
In June 2015, the project started to release nightly builds based on Android Lollipop for the Asus Transformer Pad, Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Oppo Find 7/7a, OnePlus One, Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL.
Tomek Kondrat of XDA Developers, after an interview of two developers, said OmniROM has a distinct and polished Android experience, with a history of introducing excellent features, and said "Innovation, transparency, community, and freedom are the founding ideas behind the project!"
OmniROM was one of the first custom ROMs to provide patches for the KRACK security vulnerability.
In a detailed review on the OnePlus 5T for XDA Developers, Jeff McIntire concluded "OmniROM has some unique features" and called it "a no-frills, easy-to-configure ROM that won’t bog down your phone with bloatware."
As of January 2018, Oreo builds were on a weekly update schedule. Williams Pelegrin of Android Authority said OmniROM is one of the more popular Android ROMs available, and it contains little to no bloatware; however, he criticized OmniROM’s camera app for taking pictures that are over-exposed and blurrier, particularly in low-light conditions.
OmniROM is currently based on Android 10.
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- "Of Jelly Beans and KitKats · OmniROM Blog". blog.omnirom.org. November 2, 2013. Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
- Smith, Chris (November 10, 2013). "Android 4.4 KitKat plans for AOKP, CyanogenMod, OmniROM and Paranoid Android detailed". Android Authority. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
- Agomuoh, Fionna (November 13, 2013). "Android 4.4 KitKat Update: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Gets OmniROM Update And ROM Release Rundown". International Business Times. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
- "OmniRom Beta for Android makes for an awesome weekend project". Geek.com. 2013-11-30. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
- "Advanced Android: A look at OmniROM". Geek.com. 2014-06-19. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
- "We Have Lift-off! 5.1.1 Lollipop Nightlies Begin! · OmniROM Blog". blog.omnirom.org. June 21, 2015. Archived from the original on February 26, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
- "OmniROM - Interview with Developers Max Weninger and Jake Whatley". xda-developers. 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
- "Nexus, Pixel phones won't get their KRACK fix until December". SlashGear. 2017-11-13. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
- "Hands-On Overview of Android Oreo-based OmniROM on the OnePlus 5T". xda-developers. 2017-12-31. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
- "OmniROM's Android 8.1 Oreo builds go on a weekly update schedule". Android Authority. 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
- "ASUS calls on tinkerers to make custom ZenFone 6 firmware". Engadget. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
- Patel, Idrees (2019-11-23). "OnePlus 7T Development Update: First Custom ROM, Kernel, and Unbrick Tool released". xda-developers. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
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- Immler, Christian (2016-05-27). CyanogenMod: Installation und Praxis (in German). Franzis Verlag. ISBN 978-3-645-20414-9.
- "index · powered by h5ai 0.25.2". dl.omnirom.org. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
- "OmniROM". omnirom.org. 2020-03-10. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
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