The highly-awaited mobile OS update Android 7.1 download is slowly rolling out for most devices. Google Nexus 5X users who are impatient to get their hands on the update can install through the custom ROM CyanogenMod CM14.1
Since the custom ROM is a nightly build, some warnings should be kept in mind before installing it. Bugs and issues are to be expected while some features of Android Nougat might not function like how they should.
What You Need For Android 7.1 Download:
- At least 80 percent charged battery
- Your device must be rooted
- Enabled USB debugging
- Installed TWRP and CWM
Installation Instructions for Google Nexus 5X:
- CM14.1 must already be downloaded along with Google Apps. Copy to your phone’s SDcard.
- Unplug your device and turn it off.
- Go to recovery mode. This will be done through holding the phone’s power button and the volume’s up and down buttons all at the same time. Once the Fastboot or Bootloader shows up, you can let go. The volume buttons can be used for navigation while the power button can be used for selecting.
- Select make a backup and restore.
- Create a Nandroid backup and then return to the main menu.
- Choose to wipe date, data/factory reset, cache partition, and then Dalvik cache.
- Look for CM14.1 on your SDcard. You can now install the ROM.
- Repeat same steps for GApps.
- Reboot your Google Nexus 5X.
- Android 7.1 Nougat is now installed on your device.
Meanwhile, there is also a Developer Preview Version available for both Nexus 6P and 5X. Users are still advised, however, to wait for the official release of the Android 7.1 Nougat update as these may contain missing features that can possibly damage your phone.
Ultimately, it is still best to be a little more patient until the Android 7.1 download officially rolls out on Nexus 5X handsets to be safe and to get the most out of its new features.
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