It’s been few days since Google released Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for Nexus devices. It didn’t take long for Android 4.2.2 custom ROMs to start appearing. From popular and widely used CyanogenMod and AOKP to new and emerging CarbonROM, all custom ROM developers rushed to add support for newly released Jelly Bean 4.2.2. Thanks to the efforts of ROM developers, numerous unsupported devices can also get 4.2.2 flavor. Here is an overwhelming list of some of the best Android 4.2.2 ROMs / aftermarket ROMs that you can try on your device:
Best Android 4.2.2 Custom ROMs
Here goes the list:
1. CyanogenMod 4.2.2: CM 10.1
Arguably, the most popular Android aftermarket ROM. CM ROM supports almost all mainstream devices and is ray of hope for some devices which have not received a stock update for years. CM team continues to support older devices like Captivate and Epic 4G while still building for newer devices and adding support for latest Android flavor. Latest version of CyanogenMod, CM 10.1, is now based on Android 4.2.2. It supported Android 4.2.1 but soon as Google released 4.2.2, CyanogenMod team were quick to announce it and delivered Android 4.2.2 based CM10.1 ROM soon after.
Status: Nightly builds are available for download from this page.
2. AOKP Android 4.2.2 ROM
The latest Milestone 1 build 4 of Android Open Kang Project brought AOKP 4.2.2 Android for handful of devices including those which may not get to see the official Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update anytime soon. Its one of the popular custom ROMs and supports lot of mainstream devices.
3. CarbonROM 1.4 / 1.3 Android 4.2.2 AOSP
Developed by a group of developers who previously delivered Liquid ROM, CarbonROM is relatively young and refreshingly new aftermarket ROM. Since it’s new, it currently supports a limited set of devices. Some of the popular devices like Galaxy S2 and Nexus devices are supported though. The list will certainly grow with time though. Latest versions, CarbonROM 1.4 / 1.3 is are based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Status: Download the latest version for your device from this goo.im page
4. ParanoidAndroid 3.0
Paranoid Android is a custom ROM based on CyanogenMod. The team behind the ROM started rolling out nightly builds of ParanoidAndroid 3.0 based on Android 4.2.2 earlier this month. Available initially for Nexus devices only, PA 3.0 now supports handful of devices. Some of the devices are still not covered by the version 3.0 but we can expect it to arrive soon for more devices.
Status: Download PA 3.0 (Paranoid Android 4.2.2 ROM): goo.im page
5. Slim ROM Android 4.2.2
SlimROM / SlimBean ROM is lightweight, fast and stable. However, it’s available for limited set of devices only. Nexus devices and Samsung Galaxy 2, S2, S3, Galaxy Note & Note 2 and HTC One are among the supported devices. Latest version of SlimBean ROM is now based on Android 4.2.2 and brings latest Jelly Bean flavor to supported devices.
Status: Download SlimBean Android 4.2.2 ROM for your device from official SlimROM page
Also Download Google Apps
None of the custom ROMs come with Google Apps. So, you will have to download and install Google Apps package on your device manually. Flashing GApps is easy and is similar to flashing any zip file from custom recovery mode.
Download latest Google Apps: GApps for 4.2.2 Android Jelly Bean
Google Apps for ParanoidAndroid ROM: PA 3.0 GApps
Tutorial on How to Flash Custom Android 4.2.2 ROM
To flash / install any custom ROM, you need to have a custom recovery installed. ClockworkMod (CWM) and TWRP are two popular custom recoveries. If you have a custom recovery installed, you can install the ROM from recovery mode.
Please follow the step by step guide: How to use CWM Recovery to flash a ROM.
These are some of the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 custom ROMs that you can download and install on your device. There are quite a lot of other aftermarket ROMs available, you can choose the one that best suits your needs.