Among the custom ROMs, Xtended is one of the few to have support for a long list of devices. Personally, I feel Xtended has too many features and if you like feature-packed ROMs then you can definitely give it a try. After a few years of break, Paranoid Android is back again. In case you don’t know, Paranoid Android was considered one of the most acclaimed custom ROMs of all time. The development team focused on bringing a polished and refined experience while using minimum resources. While it may not boast of the plethora of features and customization features that other ROMs offer, Paranoid Android or PA, does promise a soothing user experience overall. Built on top of Google’s AOSP code and adding their own custom code to it, LineageOS works as a standalone ROM as well as the source code for many other custom ROMs out there.
And the overall experience is quite nice as it comes with a customized launcher and desktop mode. If minimalism is what you’re looking for then Arrow OS is right up your alley. Possibly the lightest and most functional custom ROM out there, the Arrow OS project is based on the AOSP code while adding useful tweaks.
- But if you don’t want to use such apps and root the device thoroughly, you will have to unlock OEM and the Bootloader.
- Here, firmware files we’ll use the On Android zip file to make a backup.
- Follow this guide to restore HTC U11 to stock firmware.
- This guide has covered all the necessary steps needed to install TWRP without a PC, so you can rest assured that your device is in safe hands.
Go here [HERE], download TWRP backup for your CID to your PC and unzip it (use 7Zip). Download RUU zip file [HERE] for your CID (under the RUU zip section) to your PC and rename it to ‘2PS6IMG.zip’. Follow the instruction to flash stock ROM on your phone. To get it, install CID Getter app from Play Store [Download Here], launch it and you will see your CID at the top of the screen. Now you have successfully installed Stock ROM from Recovery.
- The following tutorial is only for the initial installation.
- Android File Transfer is the way to go when you want to back up your Android phone to your Mac computer.
- Having the ability to access administrator privileges over android provides full control over installed apps.
There are a few ways to access data on Android without root. The easiest way is to use a third-party app like Data Transfer. Another option is to use a file manager like ES File Explorer or File Manager Pro and access the files directly. Finally, you can use a command line tool like adb shell to access the data on the device. In some devices, you need to flash recovery image using ADB and Fastboot. Majorly this applies to the device which has Google’s stock UI such as nexus, pixel, most Motorola device, etc. You can learn what is custom recovery from our previous article is.
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