Easily Download & Flash Any Custom ROM on Android with Goo Manager [Best Free Rom Manager Alternative]

Want to install a custom ROM directly on your Android device without the hassle of searching for a compatible ROM across forums and then flashing it manually using a computer? Then look no further than GooManager, a less known Android app by the popular free Android file hosting site, Goo.im. Goo Manager is in fact a perfect alternative to free version of ROM Manger by ClockworkMod, as it offers many premium features and is completely free without any ads. The app currently in Beta is a must have for users keen interested in trying out new custom ROMs on Android phones.

Goo Manager by Goo.im packs a simple and user friendly interface, making it really easy for newbies to download and automatically flash their favourite custom ROM in a few taps. It provides the ability to browse compatible ROMs on your Android phone itself thus relieving you from the tedious job of searching ROM. You can also browse all of the files hosted on Goo.im, such as the wide database of developer ROMs, Google Apps aka Gapps packages, kernels, apps, etc. and download them directly to your phone.

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The app lets you download the latest gapps package but to our notice it downloaded an older one. However, you can download the latest Gapps by exploring the Gapps directory and choosing the right package for your Android software version. Before flashing a ROM or a zip file, it will ask you to install an OpenRecoveryScript recovery which by default is Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP).

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One can Flash multiple zip files at once such as a custom ROM followed by Gapps. To do so, simply choose the files to flash, toggle their flashing order (if needed), tick mark the wipe and factory reset options and hit Flash. Unattended aka automated process will now begin as the phone will boot into recovery, automatically initiate the entire wiping and flashing task through the custom TWRP recovery. That’s it!

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Moreover, Update notifications are available for ROMs and Google Apps packages that appear at start-up and every 2-48 hours (configurable via app settings). You can manually check for updates for the installed custom ROM as well.

Note: Root is required and you need to grant Superuser privileges to accomplish the flashing of recovery, ROM and other relevant tasks.

Download GooManager [Google Play]


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

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