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

March 8, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham



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.


  • 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.