...because that's what they are.

Granted, there's not a "store" but it's the same idea as "where can I get the cheapest Android phone".

If nothing else, it's someone trying to crowdsource their web search.

That said, a canonical "where can I find Android ROMs" question (Community Wiki) would be a good idea.1


1 I don't flash ROMs to my Android devices, so I wouldn't be a good person to do that.

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How do you feel about questions like Are there any known rom(s) with full device encryption incorporated?, where they're looking for something specific? I'm not sure whether to close them as dupes of the wiki question or not. –  Matthew Read Dec 20 '11 at 4:46
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@MatthewRead: Still not good, I'd say. Once again they've chosen their solution ahead of time. A better question would be "how can I do full device encryption?" Still and all, I'd be inclined to let that question stand if they also include information about what ROMs they've already checked out. –  Al E. Dec 20 '11 at 14:33
    
Makes sense, thanks. –  Matthew Read Dec 20 '11 at 21:52

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Sounds good to me, and I agree that individual requests are basically shopping recs. I went ahead and created the question: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device?

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Good idea. My answer would be "ROM Manager" :D –  Bryan Denny Dec 19 '11 at 17:02
    
@BryanDenny Good thought, I added that to the answer. –  Matthew Read Dec 19 '11 at 18:29

Sounds good to me, except for the case where a user wants to restore their phone to original stock. I feel that asking where to find the stock image is a good question, since stock won't change (while ROMs are constantly created/updated/abandoned).

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