Download and Install CarbonROM on Asus Rog Phone 3 (Android 11 R)

Asus Rog Phone 3 (codename: obiwan / ZS661KS) launched in the year 2020. The handset came with Android 10 and will soon receive Android 11. In this guide, we will help you to install the latest CarbonROM on Asus Rog Phone 3 (obiwan) based on Android 11 R. Thanks to the developer kazerine and CarbonROM developers for doing such wonders on bringing a stable custom ROM.

We have already shared the method to unlock its bootloader, root, and install TWRP Recovery, as well as carry out many other tweaks on the smartphone, the number of custom ROMs compatible with the Asus Rog Phone 3 is still small compared to many other Android smartphones. In this article, I’ll show you how you can install CarbonROM on Asus Rog Phone 3 based on Android 11.

Download and Install CarbonROM on Asus Rog Phone 3 (Android 11 R)

What is CarbonROM

Among the most popular players in the custom ROM domain, CarbonROM has a lot to offer tech enthusiasts.  Based on the Android Open Source Project, it has a dedicated Carbon Fibre section that boasts of some pretty nifty features exclusive to this ROM. These include customizations to the System, Status bar, Lock Screen, Buttons, gestures, and Privacy. All these features do add up versatility and customization to the overall OS.

carbonROM fibres android 11

But with so many features incorporated into a ROM, there is always a risk of ROM being on the unstable front. However, that isn’t the case here. The developers have made sure that the stability of the ROM remains among its top-priority. And it seems to have delivered on its promise. With that said, if you are interested in trying out the CarbonROM based on Android 11, then here is the required information.

Download ROM package here

How to Install CarbonROM on Asus Rog Phone 3:

To flash CarbonROM on Asus Rog Phone 3, you need to have TWRP Recovery installed on the smartphone. I’m going to show you how to do that, but first, you need to unlock your bootloader.

Before moving on to the steps to install Asus Rog Phone 3 Carbon ROM, you have to follow few


  • First off, create a complete device backup. This is because we will have to wipe off the data partition which will erase all the data on your device.
  • You have to enable the Developer Option and then USB Debugging.
  • Next up, your device’s bootloader also needs to be unlocked. To unlock the bootloader on your Asus Rog Phone 3, follow this tutorial.
  • You can now install TWRP Recovery on your Asus Rog Phone 3.
  • If you already have the TWRP Recovery, then make sure you still have the ADB and Fastboot drivers on your computer.

That’s all the prerequisites. You may now begin with the steps to install the CarbonROM based on Android 11 onto your device.

Installation Steps

  1. Transfer the downloaded TWRP Recovery and GApps package (if downloaded) to your device.
  2. Enter TWRP Recovery mode by combination key or reboot using ADB.
  3. To reboot to recovery via ADB, make sure to enable USB debugging and connect your device to the PC.
  4. Next, head over to the adb fastboot folder, type in CMD in the address and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
    cmd platform-tools
  5. Execute the below command to boot your device to the TWRP Recovery
    adb reboot recovery
  6. Now from the TWRP home screen, head over to Wipe and select Advanced Wipe.
  7. Then select the Dalvik Cache, System, Vendor, and Data. Perform a right swipe to wipe the selected partitions.
    install carbonrom twrp
  8. When that is done, head back to the TWRP main screen and tap on Install. Navigate to the CarbonROM, select it, and perform a right swipe to flash it onto your device.
  9. The process may take some time, when that is done, you may then flash the GApps package as well (optional). For that, head over to Install, select the GApps file and perform a right-swipe to flash it.
  10. You may now reboot your device to the newly installed OS. For that, go to TWRP main menu > Reboot >System. That’s it.
    reboot system twrp

I hope this guide was helpful to install CarbonROM on Asus Rog Phone 3.

Source: XDA | Credits to kazerine

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