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Why stock rom is good enough for me?

Why I switched back to my device’s stock rom instead for custom roms?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to use custom roms on your Android device? Do you think they are better than the stock rom that comes with your device? Well, I used to think so too, until I decided to switch back to stock rom. In this article, I will tell you why I made this decision and what are the pros and cons of using custom roms vs stock roms.

Today I want to share with you a personal story that might shock some of you. Yes, you read that right. I switched back to my device’s stock rom instead of using custom roms. I know, I know. How could I betray the Android community like that? How could I give up on the freedom and customization that custom roms offer? How could I settle for the boring and bloated software that comes pre-installed on most devices? Well, let me explain.

Journey of poppy love – custom rom > stock rom

First of all, let me clarify that I have nothing against custom roms. In fact, I used to be a huge fan of them. I have tried many different roms over the years, from CyanogenMod to LineageOS, from Paranoid Android to Resurrection Remix, from Pixel Experience to Evolution X. I have enjoyed the features, the performance, the stability, and the updates that these roms provided. I have also learned a lot from the developers and the community that support them. Custom roms are amazing and I respect everyone who works on them or uses them.

Some little inconveniences I certainly felt.

However, as time went by, I started to notice some drawbacks of using custom roms. For one thing, installing and maintaining them was not always easy or convenient. I had to unlock my bootloader, flash a custom recovery, wipe my data, flash the rom and the gapps, and sometimes deal with bugs or compatibility issues.

I also had to keep an eye on the updates and flash them manually or through OTA. Sometimes the updates would break something or introduce new bugs. Sometimes the developers would abandon the project or move on to a different device. Sometimes I would have to switch to a different rom because the one I was using was no longer supported or updated.

Main and final blow.

And do you know the most important reason why I left custom roms? It was due to camera, Yes yes there are google camera ports that take much more good photos than stock cameras. And yes they do but the sheer power of the OEMs was the control of the hardware of the camera. I have a phone with 50 megapixel camera and the camera on custom roms takes about max 13 megapixel photos and they are not optimized as the stock ones, Frankly if I was only given the stock camera by OEM to any custom rom, I would never go back to stock rom but there is not stock camera for my device yet so until then, I am sticking to the stock MIUI rom.

I realized that stock roms have come a long way since the days when they were slow and ugly and full of bloatware. Nowadays, stock roms are much more refined and polished and user-friendly. They offer a smooth and consistent and reliable experience that is hard to beat by custom roms. They also have some advantages over custom roms in terms of security and compatibility and support.

To sum up the reasons are:-

  • Consistency and optimization of camera hardware with stock camera unmatched by any other cameras.
  • Battery backup was not that good ( with exception of Paranoid Android goddamn man it was very good and dare I say BETTER than stock).
  • And that’s it


Of course, this is just my personal opinion and experience. Your mileage may vary depending on your device and your preferences and your expectations. Custom roms are still great and they still have their place in the Android ecosystem. They still offer more choice and flexibility and customization than stock roms. They still cater to different tastes and needs and wants of different users.

But for me, stock rom is enough. Stock rom is good enough. Stock rom is what works best for me for now…

And that’s why I switched back to my device’s stock rom instead for custom roms. Also for now.

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