Google Nexus 5X (codename: bullhead) was launched in September 2015. The phone came out of the box with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. Are you looking to install the stable version of Android 8.1 Oreo on Google Nexus 5X (bullhead)? then you are at the right place. Today we will guide you on how to install Android 8.1 Oreo on Nexus 5X smartphone.
The smartphone features a 5.2-inch display. It is powered by Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 processor clubbed with 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal memory. Nexus 5X sports 12.3MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. The handset runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.
If you are here for the first time to install Android 8.1 Oreo on Nexus 5X, then let us make things more clear. It’s been few months, the developers are struggling to bring stable build of Android 8.1 Oreo to many supported devices. Earlier we had shared some of the custom ROM known as Lineage OS 15.1, Pixel Experience ROM, AOSiP, OmniROM, Resurrection Remix Oreo etc based on Android 8.1 Oreo. You can simply check out the link to see if you have your device in it.
Android 8.1 Oreo and Features:
Well, Android 8.1 Oreo is the latest update of Android Oreo which was released in August 2017. The Android Oreo is the 8th iteration of Android OS and comes with many new features such as New emoji, picture-in-picture mode, multi-window, Better public Wi-Fi connections, Revamped notifications, Notification Dots, Notification channels, Google Play Protect, Project Treble, Autofill, smart text selection, Better battery life and performance and also new Settings menu and other UI tweaks. After rolling the 8.1 Oreo, Google also pushed the Android 8.1 Oreo branch tree to Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Also Read: Top 10 Features of Android Oreo
Steps to Install Android 8.1 Oreo on Nexus 5X:
Follow our below guide to install the Android 8.1 Oreo on Nexus 5X. Simply download the below given ROM and Gapps file to experience the PURE Android Oreo Stock build on Nexus 5X smartphone. To install any Custom firmware on Nexus 5X, you should have TWRP Recovery or any custom recovery.
Before grabbing the download link and installing the custom ROM, then make sure to follow the pre-requisites.
- This ROM is for Nexus 5X (Don’t Try this on Any other device):
- Charge your phone up to 80% or 70%.
- Download the latest Google USB Drivers
- You will lose the original ROM or any CUSTOM ROM if you already installed on your phone. So make sure to Backup your complete ROM before doing this step using TWRP or CWM or any Custom Recovery.
- If you have root installed, then take backup of all your apps using Titanium Backup or backup complete without Root
- Watch Full Video on How to Install TWRP on any Android Phone.
- Download all the Zip files from below and Place it in your phone’s root of internal memory.
- How to Install Official Lineage OS 15.1 for Google Nexus 5X (Android 8.1 Oreo)
- How To Install Android 8.0 Oreo for Google Nexus 5X
- List of Best Custom ROM for Google Nexus 5X [Updated]
- How to Root And Install Official TWRP Recovery For Nexus 5X
Download The ROM and Gapps
|Lineage OS 15.1||Download|
Instructions to Install:
- First of all, you need to Unlock Bootloader on Nexus 5X
- Now install TWRP Recovery for Nexus 5X. Watch Full Video on How to Install TWRP on any Android Phone.
- Download the below Android 8.1 Oreo for Nexus 5X.
- Now boot into TWRP Recovery, Here is the method to boot into Recovery.
Link to Install
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Don’t flash SuperSU if you want to try Magisk Root on your phone[/su_note]
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