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Installing a custom Android ROM can be intimidating. The first time I flashed a ROM I was scared to death.

But I quickly learned that there is no magic behind it, just a few key steps you need to follow.

The video below is the step-by-step guide to installing a custom ROM that I’ve ever seen.

This guide will help you flash Android Marshmallow, or CyanogenMod.

It will make you a master at flashing ROMs!

Thanks to our friends at Xtream Droid for the video! Be sure to check out all of their videos on their YouTube Channel.

  1. Reboot your phone into Recovery mode.
  2. Head to the “Install” or “Install ZIP from SD Card” section of your recovery.
  3. Navigate to the ZIP file you downloaded earlier, and select it from the list to flash it.
  4. Wait for the process to complete; it may take a few minutes.
  5. Depending on your situation (see below), you may also need to wipe your data and/or cache. In TWRP, you’ll find this under the “Wipe” section, and in ClockworkMod, you’ll need to either choose the “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” option or the “Wipe Cache Partition” option. When you’re done, you’re free to reboot into your new ROM.