Flexibility is one thing you hear a lot from Android users; I installed a launcher to change the entire interface of my Android device. I rooted my device to access to system files. I installed a custom ROM to get the most out of my device. This Android article is about managing ROMs on your rooted device.
If you have already rooted your device (Know more about rooting: What is rooting on Android?) or know how to root your device based on the brand, and phone type, then you are definitely looking for some new ROMs and flash or install custom ROMs on your device. To start flashing you need a custom recovery app, which the most famous one is CWM ClockWork Mod recovery). ROM is one of the most useful Android apps with a user friendly interface which is for managing your ROMs and everything about Recovery.
ROM Manager Main Features:
- Flash your recovery
- Download, Install, and Update different custom ROMs
- Creating backup from the installed ROM
- Backup Management and transfer them to computer via WiFi
To start using ROM Manager, you are going to need to install CWM recovery from the Recovery setup. You may need to provide some information about your device to start downloading. Recovery touch is installed on some device.
Reboot into Recovery takes the phone to the recovery mode and lets you manually install ROM, create backup or restore.
Install Rom from SD Card: The application support installing ROM from SD Card. What you need to do is select the saved ROM and let the app start installing the ROM automatically
Download ROM: You can also download some famous and popular custom ROMs from ROM Manager. Cyanogen is the most popular custom ROM which is available for download. The premium version notifies you about the ROM updates and if the ROM supports OTA (Over The Air) update, you can easily update to the latest version.
After managing your custom ROMs, you can now move to the backup sections. You can set a specific time to start creating backup automatically. As mentioned in the main features of ROM Manager, you can transfer your backup via the web browser to your PC. You can also choose a Backup from the list of available backups to start restoring.
Utilities lets you create partitions for memory and is usually used for phones with limited internal memory for installing apps. The other function of Utilities is about fixing permissions. This is really useful when you keep receiving Forced close for some apps there in no logical explanation for that.
ROM Manager is really a MUST for rooted devices. It eases the process of installing recovery and you don’t need to do some time taking process manually. Creating and restoring backup is really easy and if you are a fan of ROMs with OTA features, then you are always the first to be notified and updating process is done easy as a pie.