rom flashing - How do I install the custom ROM with boot.img inside?

  • Yogus

    I have found a custom ROM in Chinese forums for mY HTC ONE SU (t528w) model.

    The ROM is zipped and the folders look like below image

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    I have no idea to install this ROM. Could anybody please guide me to install this. I dont know how and where to place the boot.img. I have successfully unlocked my bootloader and mobile is rooted too.


  • Answers
  • Izzy

    Please check the place where you downloaded the ROM from, it usually contains installation instructions. In most cases, these ROMs use the mechanism of the recovery mode, as Matthew mentioned. You might need a custom recovery (see and and their tag-wikis, clockworkmod resp. twrp, for examples).

    The process then usually is as follows:

    1. copy the .zip to your SDCard
    2. boot into
    3. select to "apply update from SDCard"
    4. navigate to and select your .zip
    5. let it flash
    6. go back to the main menu and select to "reboot device"

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    What is the meaning of "flashing a custom ROM"?
  • sat

    Possible Duplicate:
    What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.?

    What is a custom ROM, and what does "flashing a custom ROM" mean?

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  • Daniel

    Edited to answer the edited question

    Note: the CyanogenMod and Fresh 3.5 links below are links to EVO Roms as an example - you need to find the correct ROM for your device

    "Flashing a custom ROM" basically means to load a different version of the Android OS. This site actually explains it very well. A custom ROM is the full Android OS customized by the ROM builder usually to make it faster, provide better battery-life or add new features.

    AOSP ROMs like CyanogenMod offer stock Android which will remove things like HTC's Sense or Sprint's Apps. CyanogenMod's ROM is one of the more popular ROM.

    Other Roms like Fresh 3.5 offer a ROM very similar to the default experience (with added speed and battery-life) by leaving Sense (or whatever skin your device has) and incorporating over the air updates into an updated version of the ROM.

    In order to flash a custom ROM you must first root your device. For information about rooting see Matt's comment on the OP or my original answer below:

    When I had the same question this is where I found it:

    Depending on what device you have the rooting method will be different though. Personally I suggest reading up on your device at XDA

    Hope this helps