Android 8.1 Oreo based Carbon ROM has been released. Oreo weekly builds (Carbon-cr-6.1-noct) are now available for a number of devices, which includes Nexus, OnePlus, Google Pixel, Sony Xperia and Xiaomi devices. Like Lineage OS and Resurrection Remix, a main advantage of Carbon ROM is that it updates many devices to newer Android versions, even if manufacturers stopped software update.

CarbonROM is one of the most popular custom ROMs available today. Based on the AOSP (Android Open Source Project), the ROM is fully optimized for fast performance and offers great customization options to enhance the functioning of your device. You can experience stock UI, various gestures and several value added features.



If you are waiting for the Oreo based Carbon ROM for your device, the first batch of Oreo nightly builds (Noct) are available for the following devices:

Essential PH-1 (mata)
Google Nexus 6 (shamu)
Google Nexus 6P (angler)
Google Pixel 2 XL (taimen)
OnePlus One (bacon)
OnePlus 2 (oneplus2)
OnePlus 3/3T (oneplus3)
OnePlus 5 (cheeseburger)
Sony Xperia X Performance (dora)
Sony Xperia XZ (kagura)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium (maple)
Sony Xperia XZ1 (poplar)
Sony Xperia Z2 (sirius)
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi only) (castor_windy)
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (castor)
Sony Xperia Z3 (z3)
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (z3c)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (kenzo)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (mido)

Note that all are user builds, signed with custom keys for security. You can get the build for your device from this link.

If your device is running on the Carbon ROM based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Moo), then you can dirty flash the ROM, however we always recommend a clean flash. Installation is just like any other custom ROM.

For Google Pixel 2 users, the Open Gapps will not work. Users need to flash custom GApps found here. After installing the Carbon ROM reboot your device into TWRP and then flash the custom Gapps. (Source)

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