DeveloperCrDroid Team
OS familyUnix-like (Android)
Working stateActive
Source modelOpen source
Latest release9.7 (Android 13 based)
Update methodOTA or ZIP installation
PlatformsARM , ARM64
Kernel typeMonolithic

crDroid is a customized fork of Android based on LineageOS. It is one of the first to offer unofficial releases of Android 10, Android 11, Android 12.1 and Android 13 Custom ROMs.

The crDroid download Web page lists devices supported, with the date of the latest release for each one.[1]

History and reception

The first releases were developed by Cristiano Matos in late 2012, for the Samsung Galaxy S3.[2]

The releases gained more attention in 2013,[3][4] while in 2014, Saad Khan of Team Android wrote a detailed article on crDroid.[5]

Features and installation procedure was highlighted by Neeraj jast in 2015.[6]

Rafia Shaikh wrote about crDroid Marshmallow version for HTC One M7,[7] and for HTC One M9.[8] In 2016 Shaikh wrote about upgrading to Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505.[9]

In 2015 a LineageOS-based version for the Samsung Galaxy S4 was announced.[10] In 2017, Mathew Diekhake of ConsumingTech highlighted crDroid version 2.5 Android 7.1.1 Nougat as one of the "Best Custom ROMs" for Nextbit Robin.[11] Rafia Shaikh wrote about obtaining a Pixel Look and Feel on the HTC One M8 with crDroid.[12]

2018 is the year the crDroid website was launched.[13]

Saad Khan of TeamAndroid called crDroid a "simply pure Android experience without any other non-sense features" in an article on updating Nexus 7 (2012) to Android 7.1.2.[14]

Mohammed Huwais of GetDroidTips wrote a detailed article on crDroid Android 7.1.2 Nougat On General Mobile GM 5,[15] and the list of supported devices was long.[16] Tomek Kondrat of XDA Developers highlighted crDroid's unofficial port of LineageOS 15.1 for Honor 5X.[17]

In 2019, Aamir Siddiqui of XDA Developers wrote about the progress of custom development for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, that included crDroid, LineageOS 16 and Pixel Experience.[18]

Arol Wright of XDA developers highlighted availability of Android 10 with crDroid for several devices in late 2019.[19]

crDroid was listed with several other Android 10 ROMs in a 2019 list by Stephen Perkins of GadgetHacks.[20]

crDroid 7 was launched on October 14, 2020, initially supporting OnePlus 5/T.[21]

crDroid has been listed among the best custom ROMs for Android in an article published by Nilayan Ghosh of[22]

In January 2022, crDroid 8 (Android 12) was released.[23]

According with the website blog post, October 28th 2022 is the day crDroid 9 got released.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Download crDroid for supported devices". crDroid. Retrieved 22 June 2023. Updated as required.
  2. ^ "[ROM][28 May][XXEMC3][4.1.2][AROMA][JB Domination] crDroid v17.4 [JKay ][Per App Dpi]". XDA Developers. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  3. ^ Ruiz, Francisco (2013-10-04). "Samsung Galaxy S3, la mejor Rom Android 4.3". Androidsis (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  4. ^ Ruiz, Francisco (2013-10-04). "Descarga e instalación de la cámara Motorola X apk". Androidsis (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  5. ^ Bora, Kukil (2014-04-01). "Android 4.4.2 KitKat For Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300: How To Install It Using crDroid Custom ROM [Tutorial]". International Business Times. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  6. ^ jast, Neeraj. "[Yuphoria][ROM][5.1.1]CrDroid [Official] by ACE312". Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  7. ^ Shaikh, Rafia (2015-12-10). "How to Flash crDroid Android 6.0 Custom ROM on HTC One M7". Wccftech. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  8. ^ Shaikh, Rafia (2015-12-28). "How to Update HTC One M9 to Android 6 crDroid ROM". Wccftech. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  9. ^ Shaikh, Rafia (2016-12-13). "Guide to Update Galaxy S4 to Android 7.1.1 crDroid ROM". Wccftech. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  10. ^ "[ROM] [jfltexx] [7.1.2] [LOS-based] **crDroid**v3.8". XDA Developers. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  11. ^ Diekhake, Mathew (2017-02-24). "Best Custom ROMs for Nextbit Robin | ConsumingTech". Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  12. ^ Shaikh, Rafia (2017-07-25). "Love Pixel? Flash This Nougat ROM for HTC One M8!". Wccftech. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  13. ^ " - increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device". 2018-05-26. Archived from the original on 2018-05-26. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  14. ^ Khan, Saad. "Update Nexus 7 (2012) to Android 7.1.2 crDroid Nougat Custom Firmware". Team Android. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  15. ^ MohammedHuwais (2018-10-24). "How To Install Android 7.1.2 Nougat On General Mobile GM 5". Get Droid Tips. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  16. ^ "CrDroid OS - List of Supported Devices Official/Unofficial (Android 8.1 Oreo)". Get Droid Tips. 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  17. ^ "Unofficial Port Of LineageOS 15.1 Available for Honor 5X". xda-developers. 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  18. ^ "Unofficial TWRP, LineageOS 16, Pixel Experience, and more are available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro". xda-developers. 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  19. ^ "Android 10 custom ROMs are now available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi 6 Pro, OnePlus 5/5T, LG V30, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e". xda-developers. 2019-09-26. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  20. ^ "Always-Updated List of Android 10 Custom ROMs for Every Major Phone". Gadget Hacks. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  21. ^ crDroid 7 initial commit on Github
  22. ^ "Best Custom ROMs for Android". 2021-06-14. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  23. ^ " - crDroid 8 is released". 2022-07-18. Archived from the original on 2022-07-18. Retrieved 2022-07-18.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)