Android Nougat is the latest android version in the market. Google recently released the Android Nougat Update to the Nexus devices. But sadly, The Nexus 5 and the devices launched before it didn’t get the update. After reading about no Android Nougat update for Nexus 5, a lot of Nexus 5 smartphone owners became sad, but they deep inside knew that there will be some ROM developer who’ll be coming with Android 7.0 Nougat for the Nexus 5.
If you are Nexus 5 owner, then this news will make you very happy because a developer named Santhosh has been able to successfully port and flash Android 7.0 Nougat on his Nexus 6 and has posted screenshots on XDA Forums. He has clearly mentioned that the build is in WIP Stage (Work in Progress) and not to use it on your primary phone/ as a daily driver.
He has mentioned the things which work and functions properly and the things which don’t work properly, so if a Nexus 5 owner is curious and flashes the Android Nougat before anyone else in his circle does, then knowing about the things which are working and things which aren’t working would help.
Things which functions properly:
- Audio (Works for calls and other basic stuff, hasn’t been checked for music)
- Other things (Things which aren’t mentioned in the not working section below)
Things that don’t work properly:
To install the build on his Nexus 5, One needs to have a device which already has TWRP recovery installed and should download the Android Nougat ROM for Nexus 5.
Note: It has been found that dirty flashing doesn’t work properly, so if you have data in your phone, then it is recommended for you to take a backup before flashing the ROM.
To install it properly, you’ll have to wipe the data of the device and should flash the ROM. On the first boot, Bluetooth will show an FC, but without worrying continue and Voila, you’ve successfully flashed Android 7.0 Nougat on your Nexus 5. We would suggest you, if this is the first time you are rooting/flashing a ROM or if the Nexus 5 is your Daily driver, then avoid flashing the ROM.
AlsO READ: CYANOGENMOD 14 is ALREADY UNDER DEVELOPMENT
We would suggest you, if this is the first time you are rooting/flashing a ROM or if the Nexus 5 is your Daily driver, then avoid flashing the ROM. Because it still doesn’t have many features in proper working condition. We would suggest you to wait for custom ROM from developers like CyanogenMod.