Nexus 5 is powered by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU. The 4.95″ True HD IPS Plus display has a resolution of 1080 x 1920, with a pixel density of 445 ppi. Storage comes in at either 16GB or 32GB. Other features include an 8MP camera, LTE connectivity and a 2300mAh battery.

Nexus 5 is more than two years old now and Google have stopped providing official updates for Nexus 5. However XDA Developer Santhosh M has been successful in porting AOSP ROM running on Android 7.0 Nougat to Nexus 5. It has a few bugs but you can still try it out. A detailed guide on how to install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 5 is given below.

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Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.

Pre-requisites and Backing up your Nexus 5:

Requirements:

Steps to install Android 7.0 on Nexus 5:

  1. Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
  2. Download the AOSP ROM zip file and transfer it to the phone.
  3. Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
  4. Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
  5. Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the AOSP ROM zip file.
  6. Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
  7. After the process is complete, reboot the phone.

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