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.
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:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Nexus 5 must be rooted
- Custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP installed
- AOSP ROM zip file
Steps to install Android 7.0 on Nexus 5:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the AOSP ROM zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the AOSP ROM zip file.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.