Install Freedom OS Custom ROM on OnePlus 5

Freedom OS is among the most popular custom ROMs available for the OnePlus 5. The ROM is just as its name suggests. It gives you freedom of choice. Freedom OS lets you decide what you want to install or uninstall at every single step. The control is completely in the hands of OnePlus 5 owners.

Like other famous custom ROMs available for the OnePlus smartphones, this ROM also customizes your stock operating system only. When you install Freedom OS on your OnePlus 5, its base is an untouched and unmodified stock Oxygen OS ROM. The AROMA installer then puts up the installation page with all the features and tweaks that you want in the ROM. You can root this ROM either with the SuperSU or Magisk root. Adaway is there in the ROM to get rid of all unwanted flashes and pop-ups. To enhance the sound, the developer has made the use of ARISE sound MOD. Google Assistant is inbuilt. You will find Sony’s Music Player as your music handler. When it comes to bloatware and Google Apps, users can select their favorite system and Google Apps to install. These apps can be easily uninstalled as well by launching the same AROMA installer of this ROM.

Freedom OS’s ZIP file is available. To install this ROM, you just need to download the ZIP file and then launch the AROMA installer. The installer is self-explanatory, however, you do need to follow a certain set of instructions to launch the installer. A custom recovery like the TWRP will make it easy for you. Follow this guide to install Freedom OS Custom ROM on OnePlus 5 right now.

Preparation

  • This ROM is only for the OnePlus 5. Do not try this on any other phone.
  • Charge your phone good enough so that it lasts during the installation process.
  • Backup your important contacts, call logs and text messages. Also, create a Nandroid and EFS backup. This is highly recommended because we will be factory resetting the phone during the flashing process.
  • InstallTWRP Recovery on your OnePlus 5.
  • Follow this guide carefully.

Note: This is a custom ROM and the process that leads to the execution of this ROM on your OP5 is also custom. Such procedure are not recommended by the device manufacturers. If something goes wrong, TechBeasts or the ROM developer or the device manufacturers may not be held responsible. Make sure that you understand all the risks involved and you are doing this at your own risk.

Install Freedom OS Custom ROM on OnePlus 5

  1. Download FreedomOS-op5-nevax-1.5.1-signed.zip file. Copy the downloaded ROM file to your phone’s internal or external storage.
  2. Boot your OnePlus 5 into TWRP recovery. To do so, power down your OnePlus 5. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power Key. As soon as the phone boots up, leave the keys and let it boot into TWRP.
  3. Once you are in the TWRP recovery, tap Wipe > Factory reset your OnePlus 5.
  4. Now get back to the main menu in TWRP recovery and tap Install > Locate and select FreedomOS-op5-nevax-1.5.1-signed.zip > Swipe finger to start the installation.
  5. As soon as ROM installation begins, it will bring up AROMA installer. Choose all the features that you want in the ROM. Proceed with the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.
  6. Once done, reboot your phone into the system.
  7. First boot can take up to 10 minutes. Let the phone prepare the new system. You will have the new Freedom OS ROM up and running on your phone now. That’s all.

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