List of custom Android distributions

This is an incomplete list of aftermarket distributions (custom firmware, custom ROM) of the Android operating system that have received independent coverage in notable Android-related sources.

The list does not include distributions that come preinstalled on a device (stock ROM) or modifications of them.

Table of ROMs

Only Official builds are listed

NameDeveloperDevelopment statusOpen source?Latest releaseAndroid versionYear started Supported devicesNotes
AOKPTeam KangActiveYesNougat7.1 Nougat2011 112[1]
AOSPExtendedishubhamsinghActiveYesAEX v5.6 (8.1.0_r30)8.1.0_r30 Oreo201661 AOSP based ROM which provides stock UI/UX with various customisations features along with the Substratum theme engine.
Baidu YiBaiduDiscontinuedNoUnknownUnknown2011 UnknownDiscontinued in March 2015
CarbonROMTeam CarbonActiveYesNoct8.1 OreoN/A 29 Fork of stock Android. Focuses on stability and includes customizations.
CopperheadOSCopperhead SecurityActiveSources available for non-commercial usage[2]OPM1.171019.011.2017.12.07.19 8.1 Oreo2014 6[2]Security- and privacy-focused, no OS analytics by default, smartphones with preinstalled OS commercially available.
CyanogenModCyanogenMod Open-Source Community, Cyanogen IncDiscontinuedYes14.1 Nightly7.1.1 Nougat2009 571[3]CyanogenMod's official successor is LineageOS
Indus OSTeam Indus OSActiveNo3.07.0 Nougat2015 80[4]
LeWa OSLewa TechnologyActiveClosed source with open-source componentsOS 7 beta5.1.1 Lollipop2011 ?
LineageOS[5]LineageOS communityActiveYes15.18.1 Oreo2016 152[6][7][8]Forked from CyanogenMod.
MIUIXiaomi TechActivePartial9.28.0 Oreo2010 Xiaomi devices and unknown amount of ports
OmniROMOmniROM communityActiveYesAndroid 8.18.1 Oreo2013 35[9]Currently listed as EOL
OxygenOSOnePlus creatorsActivePartial5.18.1 Oreo2015 8Only supporting its own devices. Merged with HydrogenOS
Paranoid AndroidParanoid Android TeamActive[10]Yes7.3.17.1.2 Nougat2012 48[11][12]Based on CAF
ReplicantDenis Carikli, Paul KocialkowskiActiveYes6.0 00036.0 Marshmallow2010 12[13]Based on LineageOS, removes or replaces proprietary components and anti-features
Resurrection Remix OSResurrection Remix teamActiveYesOreo8.1 Oreo2018 126[14]
Smartisan OSSmartisan TechnologyActivePartial3.25.x Lollipop2012 15
Ridon OSRidon TeamActiveYes7.07.1.2 Nougat2013 10
Dirty UnicornsDirty Unicorns CommunityActiveYes12.48.1.2 Oreo2012 13AOSP based, known for extensive customization options.
Validus OSGround Zero TeamActiveYes16.28.1.2 Oreo2014 35
SlimSlim LtdActivePartial77.1.2 Nougat2011 56
MokeeMokee CommunityActiveYes88.1.2 Oreo2010 134
Yun OSAlibabaActiveNo5.0 AtomUnknown2011 56[15]Forked but incompatible version of its open-source Android operating system

See also

References

  1. "Devices". Android Open Kang Project. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. 1 2 "CopperheadOS releases". Copperhead Security. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  3. "Devices". CyanogenMod. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  4. "Indus OS partners with US based digital turbine". telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  5. Heater, Brian (30 December 2016). "After having its infrastructure shuttered, CyanogenMod will live on as Lineage". TechCrunch. AOL Inc. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  6. "Devices | LineageOS Wiki". wiki.lineageos.org. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  7. "LineageOS Downloads". Archived from the original on 26 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  8. "Unofficial Builds". XDA. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  9. "Supported Devices". OmniROM. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  10. Hoff, John (24 April 2017). "Paranoid Android shows signs of life, fans anticipate possible Nougat update". Android Community. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  11. "Official Devices". Paranoid Android. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  12. "Legacy Devices". Paranoid Android. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  13. Paul Kocialkowski (30 June 2015). "Replicant status". Replicant. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  14. "Resurrection Remix OS#getresurrected on SoreceForge". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  15. "Downloads - YunOS". Retrieved 25 March 2017.

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