[Edited : 27 Aug. Reason: Clarified all the clarifications] Hello all, I am creating this thread for all the noobs out there (including me ) This GUIDE has complete step by step process for ROOTING, INSTALLING CUSTOM RECOVERY (TWRP) and INSTALLING a CUSTOM ROM on your Opp Find 5. Post your queries in comments and i will try to answer them. STEP BY STEP COMPLETE GUIDE TO ROOT, INSTALL TWRP and INSTALL CUSTOM ROM 1. Go to XDA Forum - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2130276 & download Framaroot.apk 2. Download your preferred custom ROM and correspnding GAPPS. 3. Connect the phone to your PC. 4. Copy the Framaroot.apk into your phone. 5. Copy the ROM.zip and GAPPS.zip into the phone. 6. Disconnect your phone from the PC. 7. In your phone, goto Settings -> Developer Options and set 'USB Debugging' ON. 8. Install the copied 'Framaroot' onto your phone. 9. Open Framaroot app, select 'Install SuperSU' and click 'Gandalf'. 10. Install Titanium Backup from Playstore. 11. Open Titanium backup and make a Backup - This is a backup of Contacts, SMS, Apps, App Settings, System Settings, etc 12. Install Recovery Tools from Playstore. 13. Open Recovery tools app, select 'Flash TWRP recovery'. 14. Open Recovery tools app, select 'Reboot to recovery'. 15. In the TWRP screen, make a Backup first. - This is a backup of the current operating system. 16. In the TWRP screen, Wipe -> Factory Reset. (This will Wipe Data, Cache, Dalvik) 17. In the TWRP screen, Install -> Select the ROM.zip 18. In the TWRP screen, Add more ZIPS -> Select the GAPPS.zip 19. In the TWRP screen, select 'Confirm' 20. In the TWRP screen, After installation of ROM, Select 'Wipe Cache and Dalvik' 21. In the TWRP screen, After installation of ROM, Select Home -> Wipe -> Advanced Wipe -> Wipe Data 22. In the TWRP screen, Select 'Reboot'. 23. Restore from Titanium backup. However restore only the essential things like SMS, Contacts. Restoring system settings, app settings might cause problems. 24. After making sure that everything works fine, now go to 'File Manager' and delete the backup done in Step #15 NOTE: 1. In order to install CM, AOKP and have the Radio / WIFI working, you need to come from a 4.1 ROM (Either Color ROM 4.1 or the Oppo Stock ROM 4.1) - If you come from a 4.2 Color ROM (Chinese ROM) and install CM, AOKP, then the Radio and WIFI will not work. 2. There are 4 kinds of wipe - (1)Factory Reset, (2)Wipe Cache, (3)Wipe Data, (4)Wipe Dalvik - (1) = (2)+(3)+(4) needs to be done BEFORE installation of ROM, GAPPS. - (2),(3),(4) needs to be done AFTER installation of ROM, GAPPS. - After booting to OS, if playsotre is not available, then boot to TWRP recovery again and flash GAPPS.zip (No wiping required) 3. For flashing a kernel you dont need to wipe anything. Just flash the kernel zip in recovery. - If you update CM to a newer version, you have to reflash the kernel again. 4. Wiping needs to be done only while switching between ROMS and not while upgrading the same ROM - Ex: Color ROM to CM, then Wiping is required. - CM Nightly 1 to CM Nightly 2, then Wiping is not required. - However, Wiping can be done if you encounter any problems. 5. The vast majority of ROMs wipe system as part of the zip install. This means that in most cases you do not need to wipe system from TWRP screen. - Thank You.