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Android 5.1.1 screenshot.png
OmniROM 5.1.1 screenshot
Developer OmniROM community
Written in C (core), C++ (some third party libraries), Java (UI)
OS family Embedded operating system (Linux/Android)
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Marketing target Firmware replacement for Android mobile devices
Package manager APK
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux kernel)
License Free software licenses:
Apache License 2.0 and GNU GPLv2
Official website

OmniROM is a free software operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It involves a number of prominent developers from other projects.[1]


The project is a reaction to the commercialisation of ROM project CyanogenMod.[2] The project provides Android 4.4 (KitKat) based ROMs for experimentation,[3] including support for the Galaxy Note II. Other devices supported include the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, LG Optimus G, Galaxy S2, HTC One (2013), Oppo Find 5, Sony Xperia T, HTC Explorer, Lenovo A6000.[4] Involved main developers: P. Binder, J-H. Ude, Y. Taeuber, S. Rein

Since June 2015, there are Android 5.1.1 nightly releases 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.[5]

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  1. ^ Linder, Brad (2013-10-13). "Coming soon: OmniROM "open ROM" for Android devices". Liliputing. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  2. ^ Ray, Bill (2013-10-16). "All cool kids' phones run ALTERNATIVE alternative custom Android ROM". The Register. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  3. ^ Smith, Chris (2013-11-10). "Android 4.4 KitKat plans for AOKP, CyanogenMod, OmniROM and Paranoid Android detailed". Android Authority. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  4. ^ Agomuoh, Fionna (2013-11-13). "Android 4.4 KitKat Update: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Gets OmniROM Update And ROM Release Rundown". International Business Times. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  5. ^ NewsOmniRom June 2015

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