List of custom Android distributions

Summary

This is a list of aftermarket Android distributions (custom firmware, custom ROM) that have received independent coverage in notable Android-related sources. The list may include distributions that come preinstalled on a device (stock ROM) or modifications of them. Only official builds are listed.

Table of ROMs

Name Developer Development status Last updated on Open source?[a] Latest release Android version Year started Supported devices Notes
AliOS Alibaba Cloud Active 2018
Kernel only
2.0 2011 A forked but incompatible version of Android [1]
AOKP Team Kang Discontinued ?
Yes
Pie 9 2011 115[2] Based on LineageOS
Baidu Yi Baidu, Inc. Discontinued ?
Kernel only
Un­known Un­known 2011 Un­known Discontinued in March 2015
CalyxOS Calyx Institute Active 2021
Yes
2.11.0[3] 11 2019[4] 12[5] Privacy focused. Google and Xiaomi Smartphones.
ColorOS OPPO Active 2020
Kernel only
11.2 11 2013 OPPO Android Smartphones
CopperheadOS Copperhead Security Active 2021
Kernel only
11.9.2 11[6] 2014 6[7] Security- and privacy-focused, no OS analytics by default, smartphones with preinstalled OS commercially available.
crDroid crDroid team Active 2021
Yes
7.10 11 2014[8] 83[9] Based on LineageOS.
CyanogenMod CyanogenMod Open-Source Community, Cyanogen Inc Discontinued 2016
Yes
14.1 Nightly 7.1.1 2009 571[10] CyanogenMod's official successor is LineageOS
DotOS[11][12] DotOS Team Active 2021
Yes
5.2.1 11 ? 58[13] Some DotOS versions include a custom implementation of the Android 12 monet engine, named "Monet Wannabe".
/e/ e Foundation Active 2020
Yes
0.18[14] 10[14] 2017 190[15] Privacy focused, smartphones with preinstalled OS commercially available. Forked from LineageOS. Formerly called "Eelo".
Emteria.OS emteria GmbH Active 2020
Kernel only[16]
1.2.34[17] 7.1 2017 Artista-IoT TFT Controller, ACME CM3-Panel, Raspberry Pi 3B, Raspberry Pi CM DevKit
EMUI Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Active 2019
Kernel only
11.0 10 2012 Huawei and Honor devices Also known as Magic UI in most of the high-end Honor devices and the current Honor devices after it split with Huawei.
Fire OS Amazon.com, Inc. Active May 2021
Partial[18]
7.3.1.9 9 2011 Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire TV, Fire Phone, Amazon Echo Centered on content consumption, heavy ties to Amazon's store and content.
Funtouch OS Vivo Active 2021
Kernel only
11 11 2013 Vivo devices
Flyme OS Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. Active 2019
Yes
8.0.0 9 2012 Official support for Meizu devices. Ported by the community to select ZTE and Huawei devices, OnePlus 2 and 3, HTC One M9, One M8 and M7 and other devices.
GrapheneOS GrapheneOS team Active 2022-01-14
Yes
2022011423[19] 12[19] 2019[20] 10[21] Security and privacy focused. Lead developer worked on CopperheadOS until he left. Project renamed from "Android Hardening."[22]
HarmonyOS Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Active 2021
No
2.0 10 2019 Huawei and Honor devices Claimed using a proprietary microkernel.
Indus OS Team Indus OS Active ?
Kernel only
3.0 7 2015 80[23]
Kali NetHunter[24][25] Kali community member “BinkyBear” & Offensive Security Active 2021-09-14[26][27]
Yes
2021.4[26][27] 5.1.1

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11[25][28][29][30]

Un­known 32[25][28][29][30] Open Source Android penetration testing platform. NetHunter supports Wireless 802.11 frame injection, one-click MANA Evil Access Point setups, HID keyboard, as well as BadUSB MITM attacks – built upon Kali Linux distribution and toolsets.[24][25][31]
LeWa OS Lewa Technology Discontinued ?
Kernel only
OS 7 beta 5.1.1 2011
LineageOS LineageOS community Active 2021
Yes
18.1 11 2016 121[32] Officially the successor of CyanogenMod.
MIUI Xiaomi Corporation Active 2021
Partial
12.5 11 2010 Xiaomi devices
OmniROM OmniROM community Active 2020
Yes
11.0 11 2013 19[33]
One UI Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Active 2021
Kernel only
4.0 12 2019 Samsung Galaxy Smartphones and Tablets Succeeding Samsung Experience UX and TouchWiz
OriginOS Vivo Active 2020
Kernel only
Unknown 11 2020 Vivo smartphones
OxygenOS OnePlus Active 2020
Partial
11.0
11 2015 12[34] and unknown amount of ports Merged with HydrogenOS in 2018.[35]
Paranoid Android Paranoid Android Team Active 2020
Yes
Quartz 5[36] 10 2012[citation needed] 31[37] Based on CAF
Pixel Experience[38][39] Pixel Experience Team Active 2021
Yes
11.0 11[40] ? 112[40] Created to replicate the experience of Google's Pixel Phones
realmeUI realme Active 2021
Kernel only
2.0 11 2019 realme Android Smartphones
Replicant Denis Carikli, Paul Kocialkowski Active 2019
Yes
6.0 0003 6 2010 12[41] Based on LineageOS, removes or replaces proprietary components and anti-features
Resurrection Remix OS Resurrection Remix Team Active 2020
Yes
8.7.1 10 2012 74[42] Based on LineageOS[citation needed]
Shift OS SHIFT GmbH Active ?
Yes
SlimRoms SlimRoms Team Active 2018
Yes
7 7.1 2012 ~50
Smartisan OS Smartisan Active 2020
Partial
8.0 10 2012 15
TCL UI TCL Communication Active 2019
Partial
3.0 11 2019 TCL Devices (Including Android Go edition)

Table of Devices

This is a list of devices which have support of official versions of aftermarket Android distributions (custom firmware, custom ROM). Only official builds are listed.

Device Name Device Codename LineageOS PixelExperience
Asus ROG Phone (ZS600KL) Z01QD - -
Asus ROG Phone II (ZS660KL) I001D - -
Asus ROG Phone III I003D - -
Asus ROG Phone 5/Pro/Ultimate I005D - -
Asus Zenfone 4 (ZE554KL) Z01KD - -
Asus Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL) X00QD - -
Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL/ZS621KL) Z01R - -
Asus Zenfone 7/Pro (ZS670KS/ZS671KS) I002D - -
Asus Zenfone 8 Mini sake - -
Asus Zenfone 8/Pro picasso - -
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip vodka - -
Asus Zenfone Go Z00VD - -
Asus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL) X00PD - -
Asus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL) X00PD - -
Asus Zenfone Max M2 (ZB632KL) X01AD - -
Asus Zenfone Max M2 (ZB633KL) X01AD - -
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 X00TD - -
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 X01BD/X01BDA - -
Asus Zenfone Max Shot and Max Plus M2 A001D - -
Essential PH-1 mata - -
Fairphone 3 FP3 - -
F(x)tec Pro1 QX1000 - -
Google Pixel and Pixel XL sailfish and marlin - -
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL walleye and taimen - -
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL blueline and crosshatch https://download.lineageos.org/blueline -
Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL sargo and bonito - -
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL flame and coral - -
Google Pixel 4a sunfish (LTE) and bramble (5G) - -
Google Pixel 5 redfin - -
Google Pixel 5a barbet - -
Huawei P20 eml - -
Huawei P20 Lite ane - -
Huawei P20 Pro charlotte / clt - -
Huawei P30 ele - -
Huawei P30 Lite mar - -
Huawei P30 Pro vog - -
Moto G7 Plus lake - -
Moto G7 Power ocean - -
Moto G8 rav - -
Moto G8 Plus doha - -
Moto Z2 Force nash - -
Moto Z3 Play beckham - -
Moto Z3 messi - -
Moto G 5G Plus nairo - -
Motorola One deen - -
Motorola One Power chef - -
Motorola One Vision kane - -
Motorola One Action troika - -
Motorola One Zoom parker - -
Motorola RAZR (2020) voyager - -
Motorola Edge (2020) and Edge+ racer and burton - -
Motorola Edge (2021) And Motorola Edge  ??? berlna - -
OnePlus 5 and 5T cheeseburger and dumpling https://download.lineageos.org/dumpling -
OnePlus 6 enchilada - -
OnePlus 6T fajita - -
OnePlus 7 guacamoleb - -
OnePlus 7 Pro guacamole - -
OnePlus 7T hotdogb - -
OnePlus 7T Pro hotdog - -
OnePlus 8 instantnoodle - -
OnePlus 8 Pro instantnoodlep - -
OnePlus 8T kebab - -
OnePlus 9 lemonade - -
OnePlus 9 Pro lemonadep - -
OnePlus 9R lemonades - -
OnePlus Nord avicii - -
OnePlus Nord CE 5G n/a - -
OnePlus Nord N10 billie - -
OnePlus Nord N100 n/a - -
OnePlus Nord N200 dre - -
Razer Phone cheryl - -
Razer Phone 2 aura - -
Samsung Galaxy Note8 (Snapdragon) greatqlte - -
Samsung Galaxy Note9 (Exynos) crownlte - -
Samsung Galaxy Note9 (Snapdragon) crownqlte - -
Samsung Galaxy Note10 5G d1x - -
Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10 Plus (Exynos) d1 and d2 - -
Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10 Plus (Snapdragon) d1q and d2q - -
Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra (Exynos) c1 and c2 - -
Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra (Snapdragon) c1q and c2q - -
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus (Exynos) starlte and star2lte - -
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus (Snapdragon) starqlte/chn and star2qlte/chn - -
Samsung Galaxy S10 (Exynos) beyond1lte - -
Samsung Galaxy S10 (Snapdragon) beyond1qlte - -
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite r5q - -
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Exynos) beyond2lte - -
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Snapdragon) beyond2qlte - -
Samsung Galaxy S10e (Exynos) beyond0lte - -
Samsung Galaxy S10e (Snapdragon) beyond0qlte - -
Samsung Galaxy S20 (Exynos) x1s - -
Samsung Galaxy S20 (Snapdragon) x1q - -
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus (Exynos) y2s - -
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus (Snapdragon) y2q - -
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Exynos) z3s - -
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Snapdragon) z3q - -
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Exynos) r8s - -
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Snapdragon) r8q - -
Samsung Galaxy S21 (Exynos) o1s - -
Samsung Galaxy S21 (Snapdragon) o1q - -
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus (Exynos) t2s - -
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus (Snapdragon) t2q - -
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Exynos) p3s - -
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Snapdragon) p3q - -
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip bloom - -
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 f2 - -
Xiaomi Mi 6X wayne - -
Xiaomi Mi 8 dipper - https://download.pixelexperience.org/dipper/
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite platina - -
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro (UD) equuleus - -
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE sirius - -
Xiaomi Mi 9 cepheus - -
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite / CC9 pyxis - -
Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G ?rux - -
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE grus - -
Xiaomi Mi 10 umi - -
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite monet - https://download.lineageos.org/dumpling
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom vangogh - https://download.pixelexperience.org/vangogh/
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro cmi - -
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra cas - -
Xiaomi Mi 10T / 10T Pro apollo - https://download.pixelexperience.org/vangogh/
Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite / 10i gauguin - -
Xiaomi Mi 11 venus - -
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite courbet - -
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G renoir - -
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro / 11 Ultra star - -
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro / Mi 11i / Redmi K40 Pro haydn - -
Xiaomi Mi A2 jasmine - -
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite daisy - -
Xiaomi Mi A3 laurel - -
Xiaomi Mi CC9 / 9 Lite pyxis / vela - -
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro / Note 10 Pro tucana - https://download.pixelexperience.org/tucana/
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 nitrogen - -
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s polaris - -
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 perseus - -
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G andromeda - -
Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold cetus - -
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 / CC9 Pro tucana - -
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite toco - -
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 clover - -
Xiaomi Mi Play lotus - -
Xiaomi Poco F1 beryllium https://download.lineageos.org/beryllium -
Xiaomi Poco M2 shiva - -
Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro gram - -
Xiaomi Poco M3 citrus - -
Xiaomi Poco X3 / X3 NFC karna (India, non-NFC) and surya (Global, NFC) - -
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro vayu - -
Xiaomi Redmi 6 cereus - -
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro sakura - -
Xiaomi Redmi 6A cactus - -
Xiaomi Redmi 7 / Y3 (India) onclite - -
Xiaomi Redmi 7A pine - -
Xiaomi Redmi 8 olive - -
Xiaomi Redmi 8A olivelite - -
Xiaomi Redmi 9 / 9 Prime lancelot - -
Xiaomi Redmi 9A / 9i / 9AT dandelion - -
Xiaomi Redmi 9C angelica - -
Xiaomi Redmi 9C NFC angelican - -
Xiaomi Redmi 9T / 9 Power lime - -
Xiaomi Redmi 10X / Note 9 merlin - -
Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G atom - -
Xiaomi Redmi 10X Pro bomb - -
Xiaomi Redmi Go tiare - -
Xiaomi Redmi K20 / Mi 9T davinci - -
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro / Mi 9T Pro raphael - -
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Premium raphaels - -
Xiaomi Redmi K30 / Poco X2 phoenix - -
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G / K30i 5G picasso - -
Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro / Poco F2 Pro lmi - -
Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra cezanne - -
Xiaomi Redmi K30S Ultra / Mi 10T / Mi 10T Pro apollo - -
Xiaomi Redmi K40 / Poco F3 / Mi 11X alioth https://download.lineageos.org/alioth https://download.pixelexperience.org/vangogh/ Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming / Poco F3 GT ares - -
Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro / Mi 11i / Mi 11X Pro haydn - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro tulip - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 lavender https://download.lineageos.org/lavender https://download.lineageos.org/lavender
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro violet - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 ginkgo - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro begonia - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T willow - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 / Redmi 10X merlin - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro joyeuse - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G / Mi 10i / Mi 10T Lite gauguin - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max excalibur - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S/ 9 Pro (India) curtana - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T / 9 5G cannon - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 mojito - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G / Poco M3 Pro camellia - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro / 10 Pro Max sweet - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G / Poco X3 GT chopin - -
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S rosemary - -
Xiaomi Redmi S2 / Y2 (India) ysl - -
ZTE Nubia Z20 n/a - -
  1. ^ Fully open source Android distributions may ship with proprietary drivers.


See also

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