Havoc-OS Q Custom ROM - ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Download + Review

Licosha — Havoc-OS is one of popular custom ROM project know for it's pixel style user interface along with plenty customizations. And now, finally this ROM comes to our unpopular ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Android phone!

After so long I waited a Havoc-OS ROM would be created so I can install it on my little ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Android phone (a real ROM, not just GSI-based), finally after one or two years maybe, the day has come 😄. Huge gratitude to the dev who ported this Havoc-OS Android Q ROM.

Until this post first published, this Havoc-OS Q is my daily driver I used on my ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Android phone. I love this ROM for it's performance thanks because it built as vanilla.

Havoc-OS Q custom ROM for ASUS Zenfone Live L2 info

Havoc-OS Q logo ASUS Zenfone Live L2
ROM nameHavoc-OS
author 🏅 techfanciers @Sourceforge (https://sourceforge.net/u/techfanciers/)
target deviceASUS Zenfone Live L2
Android versionAndroid 10 Q
ROM statusUnofficial

Steps how to install Havoc-OS Q ROM on ASUS Zenfone Live L2

Requirements:

Steps:

  1. Boot into recovery: Turn off ASUS Zenfone Live L2, then press and hold volume down + power for a few seconds. When the phone vibrate, release the power button while still holding down the volume down button until the phone entered the recovery mode.
  2. Then on the recovery mode, first thing as usual, choose Wipe menu and do the 5 wipe:
    • Cache
    • Dalvik
    • Data
    • System
    • Vendor
    Then, reboot into recovery mode (be careful to not to reboot into other mode).
  3. On the recovery main menu, then just straight install the ROM zip file and wait until it done.
  4. Next, mount vendor and system partition and install the Decrypt zip file.
  5. [Optional] Lastly, install the Google Apps (GAPPS) for the ROM is vanilla if we want to have Google Play Services in the device.
  6. Done! Reboot our ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Android phone.

Havoc-OS Q ROM quick review on my ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Android phone

Homescreen Havoc-OS Q ROM Asus Zenfone Live L2
Quick settings Havoc-OS Q ROM Asus Zenfone Live L2
Settings menu Havoc-OS Q ROM Asus Zenfone Live L2
Customizations menu Havoc-OS Q ROM Asus Zenfone Live L2
Theming options Havoc-OS Q ROM Asus Zenfone Live L2
ROM info Havoc-OS Q ROM Asus Zenfone Live L2

On previous post I have shared about the Evolution X Q custom ROM for ASUS Zenfone Live L2, and compared to this Havoc-OS I can say that both ROMs shares similar features except the GAPPS presented in Evolution X.

In fact, I would preferred the Evolution X Q rather than Havoc-OS if it did not have stock GAPPS included. Because of the stock GAPPS, the Evolution X is just too unresponsive, more battery hunger, and more storage space used (personal opinions).

Just like I said, this Havoc-OS Q has been my daily driver on my ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Android phone for maybe ± 3 months now. It's pretty stable , even FM radio and Miracast are working.

But, to increase the performance especially when multitasking when using this Havoc-OS Q ROM, I suggest you to enable zram. You can read it here: How to Enable zram on Android.

Bugs on the Havoc-OS Q ROM on my ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Android phone

However, I noticed a few bugs when I used this Havoc-OS Q ROM on my ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Android phone, and it is :

  • Dark video on stock camera app when using front camera. Solution: Install another camera app like HedgeCam, Open Camera, etc.
  • SIM card setting of call preference always revert back to SIM 1 after a reboot.

Havoc OS v3.7 20200805 - X00R - Unofficial.zip (629.3 MB)

Additional files

Decrypta10.zip (124 kB)

Open GAPPS ARM64 10.0 Pico - 20220215.zip (180 MB)


Havoc-OS Q custom ROM quick tour video on my ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Android phone on Youtube.


Credits:
ASUS ZENFONE LIVE L1 & L2 TELEGRAM GROUP for the Decrypt 10 file.

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