[How to] Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Google Nexus 9

Nexus 9 is manufactured by HTC. It features an 8.9″ IPS LCD display with 1536 x 2048 resolution. It’s powered by an Nvidia Tegra K1 dual-core 2.3GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is available in either 16GB or 32GB. The Nexus 9 features a large 6700mAh battery, and 8MP camera, with 1080p video recording, along with a 2.1MP secondary front facing camera.

Google have started seeding Android 7.0 OTA’s for many Nexus devices. However the factory images of all the devices have not been uploaded yet. Nexus 9 (WiFi) is one of the lucky devices whose factory image is available on the Google Developer website. Using this factory image, you can install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 9 (WiFi). A detailed guide on the same is given below.

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[How to] Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 5

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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[How to] Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Google Pixel C

Google Pixel C is an Android tablet, created by the same team behind Google’s Chromebook Pixel. Released in September 2015, the Pixel C has a 10.2″ 2560 x 1800 IPS panel, with a pixel density of 308ppi and 3:4 aspect ratio. It’s powered by Nvidia’s Tegra X1 chipset, with an octa-core processor in “big.LITTLE” configuration, and a 256-core Maxwell GPU, along with 3GB RAM. Internal storage comes in at either 32GB or 64GB. The Pixel C comes with a USB Type-C port.

Google have started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for a few devices and Pixel C is one of them. The update has been rolled out in the form of OTA. If you are still waiting for the update and are too impatient, you can always install it manually. Follow the guide below.

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[How to] Get Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features on Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a huge 5.7″ 1440 x 2560 QHD Super AMOLED display, 2.7Ghz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. The Galaxy Note 4 shooter comes in at 16MP with optical image stabilisation and 4K video recording. The exterior features a faux leather texture backing and metal casing.

Samsung recently unveiled Note 7 and it has some unique features. You can get those features in Note 4 by installing X-ROM. This ROM contains features like Note 7 applications, themes, wallpapers, performance tweaks, battery life improvements and numerous other value-added features to enhance user-experience. If you want to install this ROM, follow the guide below.

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[How to] Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Google Nexus Player

Nexus Player is a media streaming device. Released in October 2014, it is the successor to the Nexus Q. It connects to an HDTV or home theater system to to essentially convert your current TV into a smart TV. The Nexus Player is powered by an Intel Atom 1.8Ghz quad-core processor, has 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage. As well as playing video and audio, it also allows you to play Android games on the big screen, and even has an optional game controller available for an improved gaming experience.

Google have started rolling out official Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus Player. However, not all the regions will receive it together as this is done in phases. If you have not received it and want to install Android 7.0 manually, a detailed guide is given below.


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[How to] Install Official CM 13 (Android 6.0.1) on HTC Desire 816 Dual SIM

HTC Desire 816 is a mid-range device that brings in a number of high-end specs. The Desire 816 has a 5.5″ Super LCD2 720p display. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.6GHz quad-core processor and has 1.5GB of RAM. Internal storage sits at 8GB, and can be expanded with a microSD card, up to 128GB. It has two comparatively powerful cameras. A 13MP rear facing camera, and 5MP front facing camera. All this runs on a 2600mAH non-removable battery.

The most famous custom ROM out there – CM 13 is now officially available for the dual SIM version of HTC Desire 816. There were plenty of unofficial builds but now with the official nightly, the number of glitches and bugs have been reduced. If you want to install this ROM, a detailed guide is given below.

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