The moment you realize you can flash your Android phone with a new ROM is a pivotal one. Suddenly, you’re free: Endless customization options, no more vendor bloatware, and, best of all, you don’t have to wait for official updates. But that freedom can soon turn into confusion: There are just so many ROMs out there! Which should you pick? If you’ve never flashed a ROM before and are trying to figure out what’s the best ROM for your device, this is the post you’ve been looking for. I’ll be covering four of the most important ROMs available today, and then some.
Why flash? Slimkat, from Slimroms offers a compelling answer.
Most of us know Heartbleed as a bug that affected websites and web servers, but Android 4.1.1 also uses the vulnerable version of OpenSSL. This means some Android smartphone and tablets are vulnerable to Heartbleed attacks.
The makers of CyanogenMod, one of the best custom ROMs based on Android, announced on Wednesday that CyanogenMod will be turned into an app you can download and install from the Play Store on unlocked devices.