Custom ROM Spotlight: Elemental X for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10

March 29, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

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.

This week we’re taking a look at the Elemental X ROM that’s available for a few different Nexus devices. Since it is a ROM for a variety of Nexus devices, we know that’s an AOSP-based ROM, which it is. It’s also based off of some of the more popular ROMs like AOKP and CyanogenMod. Let’s take a look at the features.


Eclipse mode toggle
Elemental X is a holo dark theme natively. The Eclipse mode toggle changes from holo dark to a darker jet black look. Giving you the Eclipse darkness!

General UI Features
Choose between 7 different battery options
Clock positions – right, center, hide
Add date to clock
Customize power widgets/toggles and quick settings tiles
Change transparency for the navigation and status bar
Pick notification led color
T-Mobile theme engine
Choose between phone, phablet or tablet UI
Custom carrier label
LCD density
CRT on and off toggle
Ability to hide keyboard IME in status bar

Navigation Bar
Have up to 5 hotseats
Choose between several softkeys and actions
Change key color
Change glow color and speed
Adjust the navigation bar height

Lock screen options
Customize up to 8 hotseats
CMs cLock clock/weather widget
Display charging/discharging on lockscreen
Customize lock screen wallpaper
Allow lockscreen rotation
Quick pin unlock
Hide widget page hints (phones)

Misc Controls
Volume rocker wake
Volume rocker music controls
Expandable sound menu
Quiet hours
Kill all recents option
Notification drawer shortcuts

How to Install

1. Wipe Data / Factory Reset
2. Flash Rom
3. Flash Google Apps
4. Enjoy


You can check out their Nexus 10 XDA thread for more information, or their own forum. We’ve also got the ROM (linked above) and Gapps download links. Make sure you download both before flashing, or you’ll run into problems.

Editors Note: This ROM is brand spanking new for all three supported devices. It just popped up on XDA on Wednesday, so there aren’t a whole lot of screenshots to grab and show off.

What ROM are you running? Give it a shout out in the comments below.