Google Nexus 5X Manages To Get Android 7.1 Nougat Through Backdoor

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Owners of the Google Nexus 5X have been waiting for the arrival of Android 7.1 Nougat for a long time but thankfully that wait is over, at least unofficially. This is thanks to Cyanogen launching a custom ROM for the handset.

The developers have offered a way for owners of the Google Nexus 5X to get Android Nougat and this is by way of CM14.1. The Rom is a nightly build and this means that there could be issues with it and there are some features that may not work as they should.

Before you install CM14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat onto your handset you will have to ensure that you have 80% battery life left and the device is rooted. You should have debugging enabled and you should install CWM or TWRP on the device.

First you need to download CM14.1 and GApps onto the computer and connect the device to the computer and copy over the files onto your SDcard. You can then switch the handset off and then disconnect the handset.

You should now go into recovery mode and you can do this by holding the power button, volume up and volume down. When you release the buttons you will see Bootloader or Fastboot and you can then use your volume keys to navigate and the power button to choose. You should choose Bootloader – Recovery.

Make a backup and restore and choose to do a Nandroid backup. You can then go to the main menu and choose wipe data. Choose to wipe data/factory reset and then wipe the cache partition and delvik cache wipe.

You can install the zip that you put on the SDcard and install CM14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat. Then do the same for GApps and then reboot and you should now have Android 7.1 Nougat installed on the Nexus 5X.

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