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ROM Manager for Android

Key Details of ROM Manager

  • ROM Manager is THE MUST HAVE APP for any Android root user.
  • Last updated on 11/30/2018
  • There have been 4 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Android is the go-to for gearheads because of all the custom ROMs you can put on your phone. ROM Manager makes it even easier by taking the guesswork out of installing the Clockwork Mod, one of the more popular custom ROMs, on your phone. It lets you back up your installations, search for new updates, and more.

ROM Manager only works with the Clockwork Mod, so you have to have that installed for this to work. This app won't even let you do anything without already having rooted your phone. While it won't hold your hand through the rooting process, it's an excellent failsafe. It has limited functionality with other mods, but offers all sorts of features if you already like the Clockwork Mod. You save all sorts of information about your current ROM and can install newer versions from an easy-to-figure-out interface. Clockwork ROM Manager even sports most of the familiar iconography you'll be used to if you're a longtime Clockwork fan.

If you're already into the Clockwork ecosystem, this download is a must-have. ROM Manager gives you a ton of tools that let you experiment with your custom ROM and still have a complete version waiting for you if you mess something up. It would be nice if it worked more fluidly with other ROMs, but if you already love Clockwork, make sure you have this installed on your gadget.

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Full Specifications

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION Only fix permissions on non-system apps. Better Fix Permissions tool (thanks Wil Wheaton!) Crash fixes. Revamp install from SDCard. Add support for Loki patch. Delta download bug fixes. Revamp comments service. All users can comment and rate. Can now view all backups, internal and external, in the restore/manage list ROM Manager now support TWRP Delta downloads Fix crash

November 11, 2018
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November 30, 2018
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Developer's Description

ROM Manager is THE MUST HAVE APP for any Android root user.

ROM Manager is THE MUST HAVE APP for any Android root user. (Over 10 million downloads and counting!)

* Flash your recovery to the latest and greatest ClockworkMod recovery.

* Manage your ROMs via a handy UI.

* Organize and perform backups and restores from within Android!

* Install ROMs from your SD card.

* Install your favorite ROMs over the air!

Premium Version:

* Incremental update zips (save your data plan!)

* Premium ROMs

* Receive notifications for when your ROM is updated!

* Automatic backups

* Install Queue

* Web Connect

* Backup Download Server lets you easily transfer backups as flashable zips to your computer.

Do you prefer using only recovery manually? Check out the Touch Recovery in app purchase, for the most advanced recovery available!

Why does ROM Manager ask for account permissions?

Web Connect only needs to access your Google account to connect it to your google account. It can't access any private data or passwords.

ClockworkMod Touch Recovery:

ClockworkMod Touch recovery (and recovery) is work that needs to put in for every new device that is released by a manufacturer.

If work on ROM Manager ceased completely, all the premium features would continue working without issue. However, new recoveries do not port and build themselves. Without ClockworkMod Touch being a per device purchase, there is no way to recoup recurring server costs and labor. Keeping ROM Manager free and operational costs tens of thousands of dollars a year, and that does not include engineering costs.

Your support is appreciated.


Droid users: Stuck at the "M" logo? Flash an alternate recovery and flash back to ClockworkMod.

HTC Users: Flash recovery not working? Try fastbooting a recovery on.

Droid X/2/Pro Users: You must run the Bootstrap application first to use ROM Manager.

Samsung users: You must flash a Clockwork compatible kernel first (see XDA forums)