Custom ROM Spotlight: CarbonRom for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Galaxy S3 and Others

| March 8, 2013 | 5 Replies

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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.

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In this week’s Custom ROM Spotlight, we’re checking out CarbonRom. Which is available for a slew of devices, all of them are listed below.  Of course Carbon is an aftermarket firmware based on AOSP, it also has some cherry picks from AOKP, Paranoid Android and CyanogenMod. It includes features like navbar customization, pie controls, quick settings customization and much more.

Features

  • Android 4.2.2
  • PIE
  • Xposed Framework (May cause stability or performance issues – use at your own risk!)
  • Comprehensive speed enhancements, including Linaro -O3 and processor-specific optimizations
  • Unofficial Voodoo Sound support on Note 2 and i9300 devices.
  • Option to hide lockscreen hints
  • Carousel lockscreen
  • Customizable lockscreen buttons and sliders
  • Chronus clock widget
  • Customizable hardware and software keys
  • Transparent navbar and status bar
  • Customizable navbar ring
  • Navbar arrow keys
  • Navigation bar widgets
  • Customizable power menu
  • Notification power widget
  • Notification brightness adjustment
  • Customizable quicksettings panel
  • Statusbar mods including center clock and color
  • LCD Density
  • Theme engine
  • Quiet hours
  • Volume rocker music controls
  • Full Rotation
  • Customizable battery and notification light
  • More that haven’t even been mentioned, and more to come!

How to Install

  1. Download CarbonRom, and the latest GAPPS, and place it on the internal storage
  2. Reboot into recovery
  3. Wipe Data and dalvik cache
  4. Flash CarbonRom
  5. Flash JB GAPPS
  6. Reboot

Supported Devices

  • Galaxy S3 (d2vzw, d2spr, d2att, d2tmo, d2usc, d2mtr, d2cri, i9300)
  • Galaxy Note 2 (i605, i900, t0lte, n7100)
  • Galaxy Nexus (Maguro, Toro, toroplus)
  • Galaxy Note – n7000
  • Galaxy S2 – i9100
  • HTC One X – endeavoru
  • HTC One S – ville
  • Nexus 7
  • Nexus 10
  • Samsung Infuse 4G
  • Samsung Epic 4G Touch

You can check out Carbon’s developer page on Goo for more information along with download links for all the devices listed above. Don’t forget that these developers bake ROMs like Carbon for free in their free time, so feel free to donate to them to keep the development going. If you’re already running CarbonRom, let us know what you think about it in the comments below.

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Alex has been an Android user since the Motorola Droid back in 2010. He's been a huge Android fan ever since using many of the most popular flagships. He's currently rocking a Moto X and a G2.
  • http://www.facebook.com/jtumanda Joshua Tumanda

    One of the best custom ROM i’ve tried

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  • GragonV

    more pictures for kind of post like this, please

  • GragonV

    more pictures for this kind of post like this, please

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacob.white.50702 Jacob White

    So I downloaded both the rom and the Gapps, and am a little confused… both downloads contain folders of the same name, so they conflict with eachother… They both need to be placed on the phone’s internal memory, correct? How is this doable with the conflicting folder names? I can’t even extract them to my desktop…