What is firmware in Android

OmniROM: Alternative firmware for Android devices

Some developers of CyanogenMod have opened their own project, which started in autumn 2013. This is called OmniROM. Many older Android devices are also supported here. The installation, use, and configuration of OmniROM is similar to CyanogenMod. Of course, OmniROM has not (yet) become popular with CyanogenMod, but it is quite suitable for Android professionals for whom CyanogenMod is too mainstream. The number of those who rely on OmniROM is growing every day.

Like CyanogenMod, OmniROM is always based on the latest Android version. The general surface of OmniROM still largely corresponds to the surface of the associated Android version, i.e. currently Android 4.4. New functions are embedded in the surface, which we will explain in more detail below.

More security and faster new Android versions

Like CyanogenMod, OmniROM is based on the current Android kernel and extends it with additional functions. Particularly outstanding features of the alternative Android version are issues such as security or the ability to remove unnecessary apps (crapware) from the manufacturer. The top dog when it comes to custom ROMs for Android is certainly CyanogenMod. Since this ROM has been operated more commercially, many developers have turned away from the solution and offer a real alternative with OmniROM. OmniROM now supports almost 70 end devices. Of course, current Android devices from Samsung, Google and Sony can be equipped with the custom ROM. The number of supported devices increases sharply with each new version.

The support of old devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S is also interesting here. Samsung does not receive a new Android version of this smartphone, although this is technically possible. In contrast to the original versions of the manufacturers, by updating with OmniROM you can benefit from the advantages and the security of new Android versions. There are also the features of OmniROM. Such old devices in particular benefit from custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod or OmniROM. But even current devices receive many advantages through their use, without having to forego the possibilities of Android.

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    Like CyanogenMod, OmniROM is an alternative firmware to the original Android on smartphones and tablets.
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    You can download the appropriate ROM for your device directly from OmniROM.
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    In the settings of OmniROM you can also get updates and install them incrementally.
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    In the DSP manager you can select different sound schemes and adapt the sound to your needs.
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    You can configure effects, amplify the bass and make other settings to improve the sound of the smartphone / tablet.
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    With the brightness control, you can adjust the brightness with a swipe of your finger on the display.
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    Activate the display of the current network speed in the OmniROM settings

Advantage of battery life

The most important advantage of using OmniROM is the significantly longer battery life of the devices. The subject of data security also plays a major role in the Custom ROM. Users can control the authorization for apps much better than in the original Android versions. The setting options do not have to be installed afterwards, but are available immediately after installation.

Personal data can also be secured. You can find the control of the permissions of apps in the settings under Apps permissions. Here you can see all installed apps and their rights. You can also see which apps are currently started and when the apps last used their rights. You can revoke rights individually for each app. Easy-to-use slide controls are available for this purpose.

Anyone who likes to control their smartphone or tablet with voice will also find efficient help with OmniROM. Voice input is better solved in OmniROM than in Android. You can assign certain actions to any word, which will be carried out immediately if the device understands this word. It is not necessary to confirm the command first. However, this technology mainly only works on the home screen, not in the apps.