Here at Android Headlines, we try to cover a bit of everything as it pertains to Android. So that includes custom ROMs. I’ve already done quite a few reviews of different ROMs for the Nexus 7 and the Galaxy S3. Now today, we are beginning a new feature called “Custom ROM Spotlight”. Each week we’ll be featuring a different ROM. It could be a popular one like Paranoid Android, or it could be one that is only available for the Galaxy Note 2. But if you have an ROM that you’d like to see featured, feel free to leave a comment below.
Liquid Smooth has made its return. Liquid Smooth is now available again and being regularly updated. This ROM is built from AOSP Android 4.2.2, so it’s the most recent version of Android with quite a few features. Liquid Smooth now features Matr1x v8.0 Kernel which is a great kernel on the Nexus 4. I’m actually running it now on Stock and it’s the best in my opinion for battery life.
Google GCC 4.7 Toolchain
-O3 Strict-Aliasing (Linaro)
Optimized String Handling Routines (Linaro/Sony)
Misc other Linaro and Code Aurora Optimaztions
Customizable lockscreen buttons and sliders
Chronus clock widget
Customizable hardware and software keys
Transparent navbar and status bar
Customizable navbar ring
Navigation bar widgets
Customizable power menu
Notification power widget
Customizable quicksettings panel
Volume rocker music controls
Customizable battery and notification light
How to Install
Coming from another ROM:
Read known issues ans FAQs
Flash a recent Recovery
Copy GApps and Liquid ZIPs to your SDCard
Boot into Recovery
Flash Liquid zip from SDCard
Flash GApps zip from SDCard
AFTER FLASHING LIQUID AND GAPPS DO A DATA WIPE / FACTORY RESET (otherwise your device will be stuck at boot)
Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup!
Restoring Apps + Data might cause problems and is not recommended, avoid it if possible!
You can check out Liquid Smooth’s developer page on Goo.im to find out all the devices that they are currently supporting. How many of you are running Liquid Smooth? What do you think of the ROM? Let us know in the comments down below.