Google Nexus 5 (hammerhead) launched in October 2013. The phone came out of the box with Android 4.0 Jelly Bean and later upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Finally, Liquid Remix ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo has been released for a couple of devices. Yes! Now the ROM is official for Nexus 5 (Codename: hammerhead). You can install the Liquid Remix Oreo on Nexus 5 by following our guide given below. Thanks to all the community of Liquid Remix for bringing the stable custom ROM with many features oriented from Lineage OS, AOKP, OmniROM and more.
To install any Custom ROM on Nexus 5, the first thing you need to do is unlock the bootloader and then you must install the latest TWRP Recovery. So if you get any error, make sure to search for the new TWRP image file. Before we jump into installation guide, let’s brief about the Liquid Remix ROM history.
Liquid Remix Oreo on Nexus 5 (hammerhead)
Liquid Remix ROM is an age custom ROM developed by XDA Senior member liquid0624 (formerly known as Ryan), along with other devs Apophis9283 (Steaven), Wrongway213 (Tyler) and community contributors. The ROM is an open source built from scratch and developed by the essence of adding many features from all the best ROMs out there. Finally, the developer released Liquid Remix Oreo which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
If you are installing the custom ROM for the first time, then make sure to read our article about the difference between Custom ROM and Stock ROM. If you are trying to install Liquid Remix Oreo on Nexus 5, then we can assure that Liquid Remix ROM is the best Custom ROM. The ROM brings many features along with good battery backup and performance. Like we said, this ROM is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Here is the quick recap of what’s on Android 8.1 Oreo.
What’s in Android 8.1 Oreo?
As you’d expect, Android 8.1 Oreo is an incremental update that builds out some of the new features found in the first version of Oreo. Android 8.1 Oreo is an improved version and shortcomings of Android 8.0 Oreo – This doesn’t mean Android 8.1 doesn’t include the new feature because it does. Here are all the features of Android Oreo [8.0/8.1]
Features of Android Oreo:
- Notifications Channels (8.0)
- Picture In A Picture (8.0)
- Multi-Display Support (8.0)
- Keyboard Navigation (8.0)
- Background Limits (8.0)
- New Wi-Fi Features (8.0)
- Better Icons (8.0)
- Autofill (8.0)
- hammerhead Emoji (8.1)
- Neural Networks API (8.1)
- Pixel Visual Core co-processing technology to third-party developers (8.1)
- and many more
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Required ROM FILES
Download Any Of the Gapps Below
Gapps For LineageOS 15/15.1 [Also Supported any Android 8.1]
- Supported: Nexus 5 (Check the List of Supported Liquid Remix ROM)
- Charge your phone up to 80% or 70%.
- Download and Install Latest Google USB Drivers
- Take Full Backup before flashing this on your phone: (You can try any backup method)
How to Backup Your Android Phone Without ROOT
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Backup Your Android Apps and Data with Titanium Backup
How to Backup Your Android Phone Directly to PC with TWRP!!
How to Backup Your Data on Android device
- Download all the Zip files from below and Place it in your phone’s root of internal memory.
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Instructions to Install on Nexus 5:
- First of all, you need to Unlock Bootloader on Nexus 5 (hammerhead)
- Now install TWRP Recovery for Nexus 5. Watch Full Video on How to Install TWRP on any Android Phone.
- Download the below Liquid Remix Oreo 8.1 for Nexus 5.
- Now boot into TWRP Recovery, Here is the method to boot into Recovery.
- Before installing Wipe System Data on TWRP Recovery (DO NOT WIPE INTERNAL STORAGE)
If you don’t want SuperSU rooting guide, then you can try Magisk on your phone.
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That’s it! I hope you have installed the Liquid Remix Oreo on Nexus 5. Leave a comment or feedback down below. Thank you!.