Nexus 5 is among the biggest names when it comes to the world of smartphone technology. Despite having released in 2013, the phone continues to be one of the most popularly used smartphones till date. It is the must successful Nexus smartphone, and with the Android Marshmallow update, the updates for the phone stopped. However, while you cannot install the Android Nougat OS on it, here’s how to install Lineage OS 14.1 on Nexus 5.

Nexus 5 with non removable battery

Lineage OS, for those who might not be aware, was formed by a group of members from the original CyanogenMod team. While Cyanogen has shut shop, the Lineage OS is now on a rise. Interested users are requested to read on, and here’s our guide on how to install Lineage OS 14.1 on Nexus 5 smartphones:

How To Install Lineage OS 14.1 on Nexus 5

Installing the Lineage OS is not a complex process. In fact, it is exactly the same as the installation of CyanogenMod. However, for those who might not be aware of the process, we will explain the entire process in detail. Before beginning the installation, users need the LineageOS ROM file, and the Android Nougat Gapps.

For those wondering what these Gapps are – Custom ROMs do not release with Google Apps built-in, unlike regular android OS releases. So, the users of these ROMs need to flash the Google Apps manually.

Now, it is the time to install Lineage OS 14.1 on Nexus 5. We assume you have downloaded the ROM as well as the Gapps. In order to install the Lineage OS 14.1 on to your Nexus 5 smartphone all you need to do is to follow our step by step guide on installing Lineage OS.

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