Custom ROM Spotlight: Rootbox For the Nexus 4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus, and More



Today, we're checking out Rootbox. This is a newer ROM that's available for the Nexus 4 along with a few other devices, as listed below. Rootbox is a purely AOSP-based ROM. Meaning you'll be getting stock Android along with a few extras and tweaks, but there is no bloatware in this one. Each release is fairly stable as Rootbox doesn't do nightlies like CyanogenMod does. It brings features of AOKP, CyanogenMod, and Paranoid Android all into one ROM.



  • Based on JB 4.2.1- Built from¬†RootBox Sources
  • AOKP Features
  • CM Profiles
  • Per App DPI
  • Per App Tablet UI
  • Per App Language
  • OTA Updates – Goo Manager
  • Navigation Bar Colour
  • Camera: Save to external memory
  • Phone: Advance Phone Settings (Vibrate on Answer, Every 45 Seconds, On Hangup and On Call Waiting)
  • Phone: Noise Suppression
  • MMS: Message rate alerts (Modify SMS message limit for alert)
  • MMS: Fully Customizable MMS Theme
  • MMS: Soft Keyboard Type (Emoji, Enter to Send, Enter for a New Line)
  • Home button call answer (Accessibility Option)
  • Variable size pattern lockscreen

How to Install

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

Supported Devices

  • Galaxy Nexus – Maguro
  • Nexus 4 – Mako
  • Nexus 7 – Grouper
  • Galaxy S3 – I9300
  • Galaxy S3 – I747
  • Galaxy S3 – T999
  • Galaxy S3 – I535
  • Galaxy S2 – I9100
  • Galaxy S2 – I9100G
  • Galaxy Note 2 – N7100 (coming soon)
  • Galaxy Note 2 ¬†– L900 (coming soon)
  • Galaxy Note 2 – I605 (coming soon)

You can check out Rootbox's website for more information and all of the download links, which were posted in this post. Also feel free to donate to the developers since they do the most of this on their spare time. It's great to be able to support them.

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