How to get Android Nougat (kind of) on the Nexus 5


Nexus 5 has been one of the most loved Nexus phone and there is a lot of affection for it in the Android world. However many users were disappointed that they would not be receiving Android Nougat on their Nexus 5 phones. We live in the age of modding and customizing and it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a way to run Nougat on their beloved Nexus 5 and here it is!

Yes, even though the firmware for Android 7.0 just arrived this week, XDA Developers have come up with a port from the AOSP ROM. If you’re particularly brave, you can now run Nougat on the Nexus 5. There are, however, a few key caveats.

The camera, for instance, doesn’t work. Or Bluetooth. And there’s a slew of stability issues.

Basically, if your Nexus 5 is your primary device, you might want to hold off on unofficially upgrading to Nougat until a little more progress is made. Frankly, the cult fandom of this device seems strong enough that we’d be surprised if an essentially fully-functional Nexus 5 version of Android 7.0 doesn’t emerge from the modding community in the coming months.

In order to flash Nougat to your aging pride and joy, you’ll need to have TWRP, do a full wipe and install the rom, then reboot. Full details can be found over at XDA Forums courtesy of user Santhosh M.