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How to have Android 7.1 Nougat on Nexus 5

If you have a Nexus 5, we will tell you how to have Android 7.1 Nougat on Nexus 5. This is possible. And it is good news for users who have this LG Nexus 5, because they could not have officially updated, however, they will be able to do it through this alternative … which is good news. But we also recommend that you be very careful, because Nougat is KOing many terminals. Without going any further, the Nexus 6P has battery problems since updating to Nougat.


How to have Android 7.1 Nougat on Nexus 5

For have Android 7.1 Nougat on the Nexus 5, you will be able to choose between 3 custom ROMs based on Android 7.1. So you can choose the one that best suits your needs and you like the most. First you need to download the ROMs and then install it on your device as usual, but you will need to have the bootloader unlocked. As they tell us from Fonearena, this is what you need (you will have to choose one of these 3):

The first thing you have to do is unlock the Nexus 5 bootloader. Once you have unlocked it, it is time to flash with the desired ROM. It’s about 9 steps:

  • Download the ROM you like the most.
  • Also download the GAPPS.
  • Turn off the Nexus 5.
  • With the volume down + power buttons enter recovery.
  • Navigate the recovery mode.
  • Make backup.
  • From TWRP do> wipe and advance wipe everything.
  • Choose the downloaded ROM from the folder it is in and click install.
  • Now install the GAPPS.
  • Restart your Nexus 5.

You will only need to follow these steps to have Nougat on Nexus 5. The installation process is the same as the one we always use for any ROM. But this time, you can have the latest from Nougat.

If it is your main mobile, do not update

However, I did not update the Nexus 5 to Nougat (I tell you from experience), because you will notice that the battery lasts much less. If you use the mobile for the day to day do not update, but if it is only to test, of course you should.

Enjoy it!