Is there any way to know when I flashed my last custom ROM?

Atleast a smart way to find the approximate date/time using some logs deep down in my android would be good.

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Try the following in Terminal Emulator or ADB shell:

ls -l /system/

The date stamps on the read-only files/directories are the time they were created, i.e. approximately when the ROM was installed.

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    Great answer. There's no need to issue the cmd "su". I issued only the second line without root access and it worked great.
    – Nadav S.
    Jun 28, 2014 at 16:58
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    For me, this indicated 2009, which is certainly incorrect. Nexus 5.
    – Synesso
    Oct 8, 2018 at 23:43

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