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If you're a frequent ROM flasher, then you already know the tools of the trade – ROM Manager, ClockworkMod Recovery, TWRP, Goo Manager, etc. – but now it's time to add another to the list: ROM Installer from JRummy. If you're not familiar with Rummy, he's been putting out top-notch apps for root users since the OG Droid days. He's responsible for killer tools like ROM Toolbox and Root Browser, among many others.

But I digress – let's talk about ROM Installer. Basically, this is an easy way to find and install new ROMs, much like ROM Manager. According to the Play Store listing, "ROM Installer has the most ROMs available in any app you will find on the Google Play Store," so of course you'll find all the big names there: CyanogenMod, AOKP, Paranoid Android, MIUI, Carbon, and many others – perhaps some you've never even heard of. Naturally, certain devices will have more options than others, simply because there's more support.

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Aside from making easy work of ROM installation, ROM Installer can also keep your recovery updated (be it ClockworkMod or TWRP), create and restore Nandroid backups, extract files from Nandroid backups, flash multiple zips in tandem, notify you of new updates to your ROM, and it even has built-in access to Goo Manager.

During its beta period, ROM Installer is free. Once it exits beta, a premium license will be needed to access some of its features. Head below to check it out, and join the Google+ community to be a part of the beta program.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.westagemusic.com/ Marc

    Does it automatically restore apps/data after flashing?

    • CoreRooted

      Doesn't seem to and it shouldn't (at least not as a default). One of the biggest problems that people have after flashing a ROM is restoring a TiBU backup and wrecking the system because they restored system apps and data from an older backup. Then they blame the ROM for the issue.

  • kekkojoker90

    I have boungth rom toolbox for 4.99 best app i have :D

    • Eric James Salcido

      One day, I happily spent like $20 on various apps that I used everyday, no regrets. CWM, Rom Toolbox, Nova and TiBu.

  • Leonard Wong

    Glad to see Android Police as one of the community in the app! :D

  • Kostas

    Will it be imported as an updated functionality to the existing one in rom toolbox pro? That would be fantastic~!

    • Marco Kirk Biasin

      Yeah he said it's been released as standalone app to test it before integrating it

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Love that loading screen in the app. Very nice touch.

  • Cliffon

    It's beautiful

  • Dominick White

    What does mean for people who already have rom toolbox pro? Is there any reason to get the updated version of this app for 4.99?

    • yochanan

      Once ROM Installer is out of beta it will be included in ROM Toolbox Pro

      • Dominick White

        Thank you for the reply

  • HolyFreakingCrap

    Since buying a Nexus 4 and 7, I no longer have the need for roms.

    • Jeremy Sheehan

      I would think that having a Nexus device would almost require apps like this to load new roms. I was switching roms almost weekly until I found Project Elite on my OG.

      • Ruben

        I believe he means stock android is so good there is no need to flash anything else. Which, btw, is indeed a fact.

        • Thatguyfromvienna

          I'd say the same about TW + Nova.

          • Robert Alex Kibler

            But that notification drawer...

        • Jeremy Sheehan

          What I was getting at was that when I had a completely unlocked device I was flashing roms left and right, thus a REAL need for something like ROM Manager/Installer. I'm sure not everyone does that, but it was a hobby of mine.

  • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

    It's certainly pretty, but why does jrummy like to dismiss the design guidelines?
    No up to go from ROM view to ROM selection, an odd draw icon, the draw shifts content. Arghh annoying.

  • hyperbolic

    I am trying to figure something out, I can do all these options in CWR but this app gives me the ability to do the exact same options as CWR but in Android environment ?

  • W!ZARD

    If I flashed ROM through this app. does that mean there is no possibility for bricking?

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      There always is a chance to kill your phone in that process.

  • Kree Terry

    Love the app, but crashes quite frequently. Can't wait for it to be a little more stable.

  • Jonathan Seymour

    Hopefully these features will be made available to those who already have ROM Toolbox Pro. I love ROM toolbox Pro. Although, I hope it gets update.zip capability soon.

  • Bruce Turner

    Newest update not fully starting and working for me.

  • Zay Scott

    I have the premium version of ROM Toolbox, how is this better or different?

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