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How to Update Nexus 5 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom ROM


Since Nexus 5 is no longer receiving official updates from Google, we have made it our mission to share with our readers as many custom ROMs for this device as possible. We have already shared with you a few Nougat based custom ROMs for your Nexus 5. But, now based on the very latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, DarkROM is available for Nexus 5. Follow this guide for features and steps to update Nexus 5 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat based custom ROM.

DarkROM Android 7.1.1 features

DARKROM custom firmware is an extra lean CM14.1 ROM with a few added features. Developer has stripped down a number CM packages to offer a fast and stable experience. You can, however, manually install missing packages using a flashable zip file.

– [CAF ONLY] TrueSight kernel v4.3 builtin (With a few of my own tweaks) – [CAF ONLY] DT2W in kernel settings (Beware, it will cause a big battery drain) – Pixel Launcher (with the provided GAPPS package) – Pixel animated navbar – Pixel sounds – Pixel accent colors – Rounded icons – Night Light – Dark mode (notifications are still WIP) – Choose between dialer and voice assistant in lockscreen – Hide next alarm from expanded status bar and lockscreen – Hide bluetooth icon when disconnected – Longpress power button while screen off to trigger flashlight – Volume steps

– Quick unlock pin/password

– Remove album art from lockscreen – Date in status bar – Smart pulldown – Volume button controls media volume anywhere – Change navbar height – Screenshot tile – Caffeine tile – Sync tile – Reboot/recovery tile – Music tile – Turn on/off mobile data with single click on collapsed quick settings – Status bar ticker – ViPER4Android builtin (working in Enforcing)

– [CAF ONLY] Synapse builtin

For more details, support and questions, please visit the developer’s page.

Prerequisites to update Nexus 5 to Android 7.1.1 ROM

  • Download and install USB drivers for Nexus 5 on your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to enable USB Debugging.
  • Your Nexus 5 should be rooted.
  • Make sure to install TWRP or CWM recovery tool.
  • Ensure that your Nexus 5 carries more than 70% of charge.

How to update Nexus 5 to Android 7.1.1 custom ROM

Required files: Download DarkROM for Nexus 5 on your computer.

  • Connect your Nexus 5 to your PC using USB cable and copy the downloaded files to the SD card of your device.
  • Disconnect your Nexus 5 and power it off.
  • Now boot it into the recovery mode: press and hold Volume Up, Home and the Power buttons simultaneously. Use Volume keys to highlight and Power button to select.
  • In the TWRP/CWM settings menu, clear phone memory: go to Wipe > Factory Reset.
  • Return to TWRP settings and tap Install and locate the DarkROM firmware zip file from the phone memory.
  • In the menu, confirm the installation process by tapping Swipe to Confirm Flash.
  • Your phone will now install the Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM.
  • When you receive the Successful message, you can restart your device.

First boot takes a little, so a little patience would go a long way. Enjoy the all new features that Android 7.1 Nougat brings to your Nexus 5 and don’t forget to share your experience with us.

Note: If you get stuck in the bootloop, go to TWRP main menu and clear Wipe cache/dalvik.

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How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 with AOSP ROM Right Now?

Now that the official Android 7.0 Nougat has been released by Google for its sweet Nexus device range, the new firmware has become one of the most talked about OS on the internet. This means a lot to the Android community as they are assured of receiving a new software update soon onto their device; either officially or unofficially. Today, the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 2013 edition have been receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP. These are unofficial ROM port as the two phones did now receive the official AOSP update.

As the new AOSP source is now available, developers and Android enthusiasts across the globe have started porting this new Nougat firmware onto their devices. As we know, Google has cut off the support for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 2013 edition. Some XDA members have been successful at porting Android 7.0 ROM. This is a great deal for all the Nexus users, as they can now run and experience the latest software onto their own device. Now remember, these are unofficial builds. Hence they may come with some bugs and some of the features may be missing or not supported. Take a look at the known issues and what’s working section and then proceed with the installation.

What’s working with the first build?

With Google Nexus 5

  • Wifi
  • RIL
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Audio (works for calls & basics. Haven’t checked music)
  • Other stuff.

With Nexus 7 2013

  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Semi-Working: – GApps (Google Play Services always crashing due to some missing location permission)
Known Issues with the first build?

With Google Nexus 5

  • Camera pics not getting saved
  • Many more

With Nexus 7 2013

More Nexus devices will be updated as they become available.

Download Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP ROM

Nougat AOSP ROM Port for Nexus 5
  • Build 1: Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP ROM Port for Nexus 5 → Download | File: (262 MB)
  • Build 2: Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP ROM Port for Nexus 5 → Download | coming soon…
Nougat AOSP ROM Port for Nexus 7 2013 edition
  • Build 1: Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP ROM Port for Nexus 7 2013 → Download | File: (262+ MB)
  • Build 2: Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP ROM Port for Nexus 7 → Download | coming soon…
Android 7.0 Nougat Google Apps packages: gapps

You won’t need the gapps package with this AOSP build. As AOSP firmware is pre-built with Google apps. This is here just in case CyanogenMod 14 is released and you may need the gapps packages for them. Simply download AOSP from above and flash via TWRP. If you find gapps missing, flash them from below. UPDATE: You will need to flash gapps for Nexus 7 2013 edition with AOSP.

  • Android 7.0 Nougat compatible Google Apps: → GApps → Download Link | for arm, arm64, x86 etc.
Flash SuperSU to root

While there are only reports that the new latest SuperSU 2.76 works with the Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP ROM, we do not recommend doing it unless you are sure. It requires an additional force encryption image to be flashed in order to boot into TWRP which is not just yet available for the two listed devices.

  • Flash SuperUser for Root Access → SuperSU v2.76+ → Download Link | File:

Warning: Once you root or install a custom ROM, your warranty may be void. Even though the ROM has been tested by many Nexus users you should still be cautious about it and sometimes come across major issues. this is an unofficial AOSP procedure/ROM. Reader’s discretion is advised.

How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) with AOSP ROM Port?


1. Unlocked Bootloader is required most commonly for custom TWRP recovery installation. If you have a custom recovery installed, then you can flash the ROMS right away.

2. Make sure you have a custom recovery installed on your device. Latest build from TWRP is highly recommended. Get the TWRP from the download section and get here to know how to flash it.

3. Make sure you have latest device drivers setup on your PC in order to transfer the files to your device’s internal storage. Get it from the official page of your device manufacturer.

Installation Instructions for AOSP

Step 1: Download the AOSP ROM and the compatible Google Apps from above. If you want root access, then download the SuperSU package from the list.

Step 2:  Transfer all the necessary files to your device’s internal storage or SDcard.

Step 3: Boot into TWRP recovery. To do so, turn off your device completely and then press and hold the power button and volume down key for a few seconds.

Step 3: Take full Nandroid backup: Backup partitions- system, data, boot, recovery, EFS and cache(optional).

Step 4: Wipe the current system.

Step 5: Tap Install, navigate to the AOSP ROM zip file and select it. Confirm action.

Step 6:  Similarly, flash the compatible Google apps zip file from the location in your internal storage.

Step 7: Reboot to system.

For a full tutorial: How to Install Custom ROM using TWRP?

How to restore Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 back to stock? Flash Factory Image.

Just in case you would like to revert back to stock, head over to this tutorial. Flash Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow factory image. Like and share us on social media. If you need any help, then comment down below or leave a question in the forum.

Thanks:  Santhosh M, zaclimon

Update Nexus 5 to Android 7.1.2 Nougat with AOSP ROM based on N2G47J 7.1.2_r5

Google recently released the official Android 7.1.2 Nougat for the Nexus and Pixel series phones. The 7.1.2 AOSP firmware finally came out of the Beta program that was announced a couple of months earlier. With this April 2017 security patch level, the AOSP sources were updated to the new stable 7.1.2_r5 firmware with build number N2G47J. Unfortunately, the Google Nexus 5 was left out of the update because the device is out of the official support group. However, there is still a way to update the LG Nexus 5 to Android 7.1.2 Nougat via a custom ROM.

Thanks to the XDA developer, Santhosh M, who compiled the new sources and developed a new AOSP based custom ROM for the Nexus 5. The ROM is based on firmware N2G47J and comes with Android 7.1.2_r5. This is an unofficial port so you may expect some bugs with this initial build. The basic stuff like Wifi, RIL, Bluetooth, Camera, etc. are all working perfectly.

The developer claims that the ROM is a daily drive. This means, there are no major issues like force closes, lags, etc. At times, the battery may drain unusually. A simple restart may suffice. The latest AOSP ROM inherits all the new Google features like Pixel Launcher, app, shortcuts, advanced multi-window, etc.

How to Install Android 7.1.2 Nougat onto Nexus 5?

The 7.1.2 update comes in the form of a custom ROM. Hence, you will need to flash it via a custom TWRP recovery. Simply wipe the previous Android OS and flash the new firmware listed below.

Download 7.1.2 Nougat AOSP ROM for Nexus 5

  • Update to 7.1.2_r5 (N2G47J) | Download | File: [316.90 MB]

There is another custom ROM based on Android 7.1.2 for based on Lineage OS 14.1 named as DARK ROM and comes with Pixel features.

  • Download DARK ROM | Download Link

The Dark ROM comes with latest Google Pixel XL apps and features, Google Assistant enabled, and of course, the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for Nexus 5. You will need the latest Gapps for Nougat and the latest SuperSU 2.79 SR3 to gain root access.

Installation Instructions:

  • Download one of the listed ROMS from above and transfer it to your phone’s internal storage.
  • Reboot into TWRP recovery. Power off the phone and Hold Power button and Volume down simultaneously.
  • From recovery, tap on Wipe and select all the partitions except internal storage.
  • Go to home screen and tap on Install option. Select the custom ROM that you just downloaded.
  • Swipe right to install.
  • Similarly, you may also flash the SuperSU and the Gapps if your device is missing it.
  • Reboot to system.

Enjoy the latest Android version on your Nexus 5 phone. For any queries, comment down below.

Update Nexus 5 to Android 7.0 Nougat [AOSP Nougat 7.0 for Nexus 5]

Now you can Update Nexus 5 to Android 7.0 Nougat. Recently Google released the official Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Google Pixel C. But the Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus 5 won’t be available officially. XDA Recognized Developer Santhosh M working on the AOSP Nougat 7.0 for Nexus 5 and provide the initial build for users. You need to be rooted and TWRP installed on your device to use this ROM. Download AOSP Nougat 7.0 ROM for Nexus 5 from below.

The ROM is an initial nougat alpha build for Nexus 5 and contains many bugs hence can’t be used as a daily driver by any means. So flash only if you are ok with bugs. This build contains bugs and it’s improved with time but the good news is you can experience Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 5. The Android 7.0 Nougat update for Nexus 5 brings Nougat features to your Nexus 5. Check how to Update Nexus 5 to Android 7.0 Nougat from below.

What works?

  • Wifi
  • RIL
  • Audio (works for calls & basics. Haven’t checked music)
  • Other stuff which not mentioned under not working

What doesn’t?

  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Many more


  • This ROM is work on Nexus 5. Don’t try this on any other device.
  • The ROM is an initial nougat alpha build and contains bugs.
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone.
  • It will erase all your data, so we advise you first to take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.

Download AOSP Nougat 7.0 ROM for Nexus 5

  • Download Android 7.0 Nougat ROM for Nexus 5

How to Update Nexus 5 to Android 7.0 Nougat

1) First, download and install a custom recovery. If you already had a custom recovery installed on your device then skip this step.

2) Download the Android 7.0 ROM from above and save it on your device.

3) Now Boot your device into recovery mode by press and hold “Volume Down+Power Button”

4) Now you will enter into recovery mode. Now in TWRP, create a Nandroid backup (Recommended) of your device for safer side, if anything goes wrong.

5) Now do a Factory Reset by Goto Wipe>Advanced Wipe>Select Wipe cache, Dalvik cache, System, and data and swipe to confirm it.

6) Now, Go to Install and locate the ROM zip file & swipe to Install the ROM file. After the process completes, Flash the GApps zip file.

7) Now wipe cache & Dalvik cache again and Reboot your device.

7) Done!

this is the complete guide to Update Nexus 5 to Android 7.0 Nougat. Let us know if you have any questions via comments below.

Source – XDA

How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 5

Almost 3 years after its launch, the Nexus 5 has now reached its life, which means that it will not be receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update. While Google thinks that the Nexus 5 does not pack enough grunt to run Android 7.0 smoothly, the Android community thinks otherwise.

No wonder a stable build of Android 7.0 Nougat has already popped up for the Nexus 5. The ROM is good enough for daily driver use, with all the core functionalities of the phone like camera and Wi-Fi working as intended. The only functionality that has been reported to be broken is video playback, but this should not really be a deal breaker for most people.

If you plan on continue using your Nexus 5 for a few more months or years and are looking to get Nougat up and running on it, check out the steps below.


Since you will be flashing a custom ROM on the handset, there are some prerequisites that you need to fulfill and follow.

  • If you have not already, backup all the data on your Nexus 5 before proceeding with the steps below.
  • The process requires that your Nexus 5 is rooted with a custom recovery like TWRP installed. The TWRP recovery installed MUST not be the CAF version. If your device is not rooted, you can follow the steps mentioned in this article. It will guide you through the process of unlocking the bootloader of your Nexus 5, installing a custom recovery on it, and then gaining root access.
  • Even if you are already running a custom ROM, do not try a dirty flash since you are bound to run into issues.

How to install Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on Nexus 5

Step 1: Download the Android 7.0 Nougat ROM and the Google Apps package for Nougat from below. Transfer both zip files to the internal storage of your Nexus 5.

Step 2: With the ROM transferred, reboot your Nexus 5 into recovery mode. This involves switching off the device and then booting it into recovery by pressing and holding the volume down and power buttons for a few seconds. Alternatively, you can use an application like Quick Reboot from the Google Play Store as well, though the app requires root access to work.

Step 3: Once your device has booted into recovery mode, you need to wipe the /data and /system partitions. Head over to the Wipe option, and then swipe the bar at the bottom to do a factory reset.

Step 4: Head back to the main menu in TWRP and tap Install. Select the Android 7.0 Nougat ROM file and flash it first. Once the ROM is installed, select the Reboot system option that you see at the bottom. Wait for a few minutes while your Nexus 5 boots into Android. The first boot can take some time but be patient. If your device is stuck at the boot logo for a long time, it has likely entered into a boot loop. In such case, boot back into Android and repeat the steps mentioned above.

Step 5: Proceed to boot your Nexus 5 back into TWRP recovery. Tap Install and this time select the Google Apps zip package. Once the file is flashed, select the Wipe Cache option that you get. When done, reboot your Nexus 5 back into Nougat.

Step 6: When your device boots into Android, skip the setup process. Go to Settings -> Apps and enable the option to show system apps from the 3-dot overflow menu button located on the top right. Then, from the list of applications, give all the permissions to Setup Wizard and Google Play Services.

You will now be able to go through the Setup Wizard and sync your Google accounts with the handset. If you don’t go this step, Google Play services will continue to crash for you. Also, make sure to grant all the necessary permissions to the Contacts and Contacts Sync app to ensure that your contacts are synced properly to the device.

Do note that some users reported that their custom recovery was replaced with the stock recovery after flashing the ROM. In such a case, make sure to flash TWRP recovery again on the handset.

Keep in mind that since this is an AOSP build of Nougat some key features like Doze are disabled by default. It is likely that the developer will update the build with these features enabled and improved stability sooner than later.

The above steps are also valid for the 2013 Nexus 7. Just get your hands on a stable build of Nougat ROM for the tablet from XDA and then simply follow the steps mentioned above to get Android 7.0 up and running on it.

If you are facing any issues while installing this unofficial Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on your Nexus 5, drop in a comment and we will help you out.

Read: Android 7.0 Nougat: Top 25 New Features

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How to Download and Flash Official Android 7 for Nexus 5X


Android 7.0 Nougat is now available for the supported Nexus devices. However, it will take the newly released version of the world’s most popular OS a few weeks until it reaches to every Nexus device. If you can’t wait for the notification to arrive on your phone, official OTA files are now available for Nexus 5X. You can now download NRD90M Android 7 for Nexus 5X and follow these steps to flash it manually on your device.

Before you flash NRD90M Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 5X

  • Create a backup of all your important data on Nexus 5X.
  • Make sure ADB/Fastboot is configured and properly installed on your computer.
  • Download and install USB drivers for Nexus on your computer.
  • Finally, ensure that your Nexus device carries more than 70% of charge.

Note: You can follow these steps with any of the supported Nexus devices to manually flash Android 7.0 Nougat. Download the available OTA files from here, and follow these steps.

How to download and flash Android 7 for Nexus 5x

Required Files: Download Android 7.0 Nougat OTA file for Nexus 5X on your computer. Copy and paste the downloaded zip file to your ADB / Fastboot directory, which should be in your Android SDK directory. Rename it to for easier reference.

  1. Turn off your Nexus.
  2. Enter in the Bootloader mode: turn your phone on while pressing and holding the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons until you see the Fastboot menu and START on top.
  3. Press the Volume Down key to navigate to the Recovery mode and select it using the Power key. Your Nexus will now reboot and enter in the recovery mode.
  4. When in the Recovery mode, you will see the Android logo with an exclamation mark. Hold the Power button and press Volume Up once to get the menu. In this menu, you will have to navigate using the volume keys, and select any choice using the Power key.
  5. Locate and select the Apply update from ADB in this menu.
  6. Now, connect your phone to your PC using the USB cable.
  7. On your computer, go android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory. This is the directory where we saved the Android 7 Nougat zip file.
  8. Open Command Prompt: Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt.
  9. Type in the following command and press Enter.
    • adb sideload – on Windows
  10. Once the installation is finished, locate and select Reboot system now.
  11. Your Nexus 5X will now reboot, but it will take over 5 to 7 minutes.

Ta da! Your LG Nexus 5X is now running on the official Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M. You can verify from Settings > About phone.

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