Nexus 5X Install Available with CM 14.1 – Get The Full Nougat Experience


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The smartphone that propelled the Nexus brand to reach the popularity level it is now its undoubtedly 2015’s Nexus 5X. While the LG-made device managed to generate huge amounts of profits for Google, the US tech giant decided to stop supporting it. What this basically means is that Nexus 5X users are not going to receive the latest Android 7.1 Nougat update any time soon but, thanks to CyanogenMod there’s another way.

CyanogenMod is a team made entirely from software developers which specialize in creating custom ROMs that are based off Google’s Android operating system. In fact, CyanongenMod is regarded as being the best developer team right now and not only because their custom ROMs are near flawless, but also because CyanongenMod is always the first to make Google’s latest updates available for older devices. Recently, CM 14.1 ROM has been released and Nexus 5X is also eligible for it.

How To Install CM 14.1 On Nexus 5X

Before we can jump into the installation process, Nexus 5X users should make sure that their device has been rooted with TWRP or CWM recovery and that USB debugging is enabled. Download CM 14.1 from CyanongenMod’s official website and the respective GApps package as well. Also, very important is to make sure that there’s around 80 percent battery left.

  • Connect the smartphone to a PC via USB and transfer the downloaded files on the SD card;
  • Unplug the USB and boot the Nexus 5X into recovery mode by simultaneously pressing down the physical home and volume keys;
  • Using the same keys for navigation and confirmation perform a complete Nandroid backup;
  • Now perform a factory reset and wipe the cache partition then the Dalvik cache;
  • While in the TWRP or CWM menu browse over to the SD card and select the CM 14.1 file and confirm its installation;
  • Repeat the last step for the GApps package;
  • All that’s left now is to reboot the device.

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