Yu Yunqiue smartphones are impressive devices in their own right, but many owners still want to swap the ROM that comes stock on the device for a custom version. Many people choose to install custom ROMs, in general, to install the latest version of Android since the over the air updates for the stock ROM eventually stop when these companies anticipate its time for you to buy a new device.

Moreover, people install custom ROMs because they enjoy Android and are aware of the third-party developers out there who work very hard every day to create custom ROMs for people just like them to enjoy. The custom ROMs almost always come with unique features that separate themselves not only from the original ROM that comes on a device when people first open it out of the box but also in comparison to the other custom ROMs also. That gives people the chance to find a new ROM that suits their wants, needs, desires and lifestyle.


Note: Make sure you check what model number the custom ROM is made for from the download links. Whenever we create a post such as this one, it means the model numbers are all thrown into the same article. Don’t assume that all custom ROMs will work for all model numbers. Each download link will mention what model number the ROM is for somewhere on the page, either in the custom ROM thread title or the original post closer to the download link. If you still don’t see it there then have a read of some comments or leave a comment yourself if you aren’t sure, and the custom ROM poster or other people subscribed to the thread will help you out.

Details We Should Know

  • The following listicle provides what we think are the best custom ROMs for the Yu Yunique smartphone. If this is a smartphone that comes with more than one model number and phone carrier network, then you might need to check the details attached from the download link page to make sure that the ROM is going to work on your device. The details (if there need to be any) are usually found in the thread title from the downloads page or in the first and original post on the forum. If there aren’t any details about specific device versions, then it is probably alright for you to install on any of them.
  • You need to have a custom recovery installed on the Yu Yunique smartphone before you can install one of these custom ROMs. Contrary to belief, you don’t need to root a smartphone or tablet before installing a custom ROM. All you need to have is the custom recovery installed, and the ROM can be installed from the custom recovery. However, a lot of the time before you can install a custom recovery you need to unlock the bootloader of a device first, so technically you need to unlock the bootloader most likely and then install a custom recovery to get a custom ROM installed.

CyanogenMod 13

The CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM is the best custom ROM for the Yu Yunique smartphone according to the Majority of users. People love what the CyanogenMod team bring to the table. The features are hard to come by online because the team of developers doesn’t see any point in sharing the features that come in their ROMs. Instead, they prefer you installing the ROM to find out. That’s not a tactic we agree with as writers who spend all day trying to give people useful information, but it is also true that as long as you have a good product you can give appalling service and people will still use it.

Features: based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, all the usual features that come with CyanogenMod 13 custom ROMs.

Download: CyanogenMod 13 ROM

Orion OS 2.5

While it is true that the Orion OS custom ROM isn’t being installed by oodles of people in comparisons to some of the other custom ROMs that are available for the Yu Yunqiue smartphone, it deserves to get on the list because it is the official version of the Orion OS ROM and probably deserves more downloads that it currently has according to the stats. It has its custom kernel, and it runs silky smooth thanks to the Uber toolchain that the ROM is built on.

Features: based on AOSP, based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, heaps of Statusbar customizations (Clock settings, Battery Bar, Double tap on status bar to sleep, Custom Headers, Quick Pulldown, Four tile QS toggle, Immersive message toggle, Breathing missed call, Statusbar Icon toggle, Battery styles, Network traffic, Carrier Label, Weather in status bar, Task Manager, Force Expanded Notifications, Notification count, Breathing voice mail), Recents (Slim Recents, RAM/memory bar in recents, Show search bar in recents, Clear all recent FAB with six positions, Full-screen recents, Show running apps only), Buttons (Home, Menu, Recents button rebinding, Volume key playback control, Volume rocker wake, Swap hardware buttons, Volume key cursor control, Volume key cursor control, Keyboard cursor control), Power Menu (Power Off, Screenshot, User Switcher, Bug Report, Reboot, Airplane Mode, Sound Panel), Lockscreen Tweaks, Navigation features, new gestures, security, display, sound and notification, a bunch of other features steel too.

Download: Orion OS ROM

Zephyr-OS 6.0.1 V 4.4

The Zephyr OS custom ROM is a newer custom ROM that is available for a few smartphones but not as many as some of the other more well-known ROMs like Resurrection Remix, CyanogenModMod or probably even Orion for that matter. However, the Zephyr ROMs are excellent and well worth checking out if you want to be running something different that you would almost be sure that your friends were not running. The Zephyr team have a focus on creating new features and a new design that you will not get from any other ROM.

Features: status bar (Carrier Label customisations, Quick Pulldown, Clock & Date customisation, Clock & Date customisation, DT2S on status bars/lock screens, AOSPA battery styles, Network Traffic Indicator, Task Manager), navigation and recents (DT2S on navbar, Clear all recents fab, Disable HWKeys, DUI, recents panel search bar toggle, Hardware buttons action, Congress recents button to switch between apps, Pulse advanced customization, lock screen (Middle Lockscreen shortcuts, Music seek control when screen locked, LockScreen Music Visualizer, LockScreen bottom shortcuts, Quick unlock, Volume rocker wake, Music Visualizer custom colors, notification drawer (Customize quick settings tiles, Advanced QS location tile, Four tiles per row toggle, Time contextual Headers, Added all the required tiles, Brightness slider toggle, Vibrate on touch, toggle status bar icons, toggle status bar icons), viper4Android, GESTURES, Dashboard switches, Multi-window mode, Paranoid Android’s Floating Window, Download Speeds shown for your downloads, Reset Battery Stats option, loads more.

Download: Zephyr OS ROM

AOSP (Layers)

There are many custom ROMs that are based on AOSP builds, but seldom do we get the chance to run a pure AOSP custom ROM from a direct download link without having to install ROMs that come with many other features. AOSP is an acronym for the Android Open Source Project, and when you run one of these ROMs it means you are running Android in its purest form—the way Android developers created Android before your smartphone carrier networks and phone manufacturers get to it and put their own unqiue spin on it which ends up being vastly different to the pure Android. Sometimes we are given chances to run Android that is very close to stock, but to try pure Android you want to be running the AOSP ROMs.

Features: based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates, AOSP with optimization, Clear all recents, Layers, Optimizations for battery.

Download: AOSP ROM

Temasek V5.2

The Temasek V5.2 custom ROM is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and represents an unofficial version of the CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM. You can find heaps of features working in this custom ROM including the WiFi, touchscreen, brightness, audio, Bluetooth, storage and loads more. You can also read the comments from the download link to see what isn’t working since the developer has asked for people to leave comments and tell him what isn’t working if there is anything that isn’t working.

Features: Marshmallow 6.0.1_r22, Statusbar Customizations, Battery Settings, Dotted circle battery settings, Battery bar, Network Traffic, Network Traffic, Smart Pulldown, DPI Settings, DPI Settings, Lockscreen colours, Button Settings, Slim PIE, Navigation Ring Targets, Slim Recents, Recents RAM Bar, App circle sidebar, Floating Windows, Clock Alignment, Charging animations, Battery colours, Statusbar greeting, Statusbar Brightness control, Quick Pulldown, Quick Settings Management, Live Display, Lockscreen weather, Middle and bottom shortcuts, Navigation bar customization, Gesture Anywhere, Animation Controls, Omni Switch, HeadsUP Settings, Apps sidebar.

Download: Temasek v5.2 ROM

Cardinal (AOSP)

The Cardinal-AOSP custom ROM was originally based on the AOSPB and then according to to the team themselves they changed their mind and decided on basing it on AOSP-RRO. You don’t have to take our word for it as this information is also available on the page after you click on the download link for the Cardinal ROM. Like one of the other custom ROMs that we have already spent lots of time covering in this guide above, the Cardinal custom ROM is based on the Uber toolchain which provides full support for layers and uber optimizations, while remaining very pure. If you didn’t already know, the AOSP ROMs are the purest forms of Android—that means the versions of Android that the real Android developers wanted you running before the phone carrier networks and OEM or manufacturers put their spin on things.

Features: QS and Status Bar tweaks (Battery percentage, Time alignment, Lights with screen on, Moved SystemUi to Our own Settings category, Battery percentage, Time alignment, Battery LED, Play music QS tile), Navigation Bar Tweaks (Squash of full Slim Navbar Customizations, Swap app and back key switch, Backlight control and disabler, Hardware key custom rebinding, Hardware keys disabler), RRO Layers (Better layer support).

Download: Cardinal AOSP ROM

Resurrection Remix

The Resurrection Remix custom ROM is now out for the Yu Yunique smartphone. The version we have here is the official release that arrived after the unofficial version was once famous. The Resurrection Remix team make some of the best custom ROMs on the planet and many people prefer using these ROMs than CyanogenMod custom ROMs. If it is a custom, ROM packed with an incredible amount of features that you are interested in then the Resurrection Remix ROM satisfies.

Features: Based On Latest Google Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Based On Cyanogenmod 13 Sources, Navbar Slim Dim, Dim Alpha, Enable/Disable Navbar, Navbar Button Customization, Disable Battery Saver Warning Color, Disable Fc Notifications, Media Scanner On Boot Behaviour, Wakelock Blocker, Camera Shutter Sound Enable/Disable, SystemUI Tuner, LCD Density, RR OTA (CM Theme Chooser, Optimizations to Improve Battery, Includes ALL CM13 Features, OverAll Smoothness Improvements, Includes All Android Marshmallow Features), heaps of status bar tweaks, many battery changes, new animations, gestures, app circle bar, new recents panel, Cclock widget, heaps of lock screen changes and loads more.

Download: Resurrection Remix ROM