Android users have forever looked for a way to update the Android version which their Android device runs of. The answer to the yearnings of such Android users came in the form of custom ROMs. The Android version which an Android device runs on is actually stored in its ROM. If the ROM which an Android device runs on was ever to be changed, the device would start running the Android version which would be stored inside the respective ROM. This article looks at some of the most disastrous disadvantages of flashing a custom ROM onto an Android device.
A custom ROM is basically a ROM which has a specific Android version built into it. If a person wants to run a specific Android version on their Android device, all they need to do is to root their Android device, install a custom recovery, delete the ROM which their Android device runs on and install a new custom ROM which their Android device would run on in the future.
The whole process of flashing a custom ROM onto an Android device seems quite simple and straightforward. However, where there are a large number of advantages to flashing a custom ROM onto an Android device, there are also a formidable amount of disadvantages which a person needs to be aware of. The following are some of the most disastrous disadvantages of flashing a custom ROM onto an Android device:
A person voids their device’s warranty by flashing a custom ROM onto it
Out of the many disadvantages of flashing a custom ROM onto an Android device, the most dreaded disadvantage which most Android users are afraid of is the fact that a person voids their device’s warranty as soon as they root their Android device and flash a custom ROM onto it. If a person unfortunately bricks their Android device during the rooting or ROM flashing process, the manufacturer of the device would not at all be held responsible.
Most devices become unstable once they have been rooted
If an Android user wants to flash a custom ROM onto their Android device, they first need to root it. However, when a person roots their Android device, the device is bound to become slower, more sluggish and extremely unstable.
Most custom ROMs are unstable or incomplete
Most of the custom ROMs which are available on the internet and on various Android forums are either unstable or incomplete. This means that if a person roots their Android device and flashes a custom ROM onto it, they might have done it for nothing if the ROM happens to be unstable or incomplete.
Not many custom ROMs are available for less-popular devices
If a person owns an Android device which is not quite popular, there is a good chance that it will not be easy for them to find stable, complete custom ROMs for their device. In fact, there is a good chance that they might not even be able to find a single custom ROM for their device if it is not quite popular. In addition, if a person flashes a custom ROM designed for a different Android device than the one which they own, they might have to face consequences such as hard bricking their Android device.