Install Android 8.0 ASOP Custom ROM on Nexus 5 

Update Nexus 5 to Android 8.0 AOSP Custom ROM. Nexus 5 will not get Android 8.0 Oreo update, thanks to the XDA Developers that you can update Nexus 5 to Android 8.0 via Custom ROM.

what works?

  • Wifi
  • Audio
  • RIL
  • Sensors (at least the basics should probably work fine)
  • Camera

What doesn’t work :

  • Bluetooth
  • GPS ? ( i would guess so as i didn’t look into it yet)
  • Other stuff that quickly don’t come into my mind.
    (Please don’t ask ETA for any bug fixes and i repeat this)

The guide mentioned below is only for Nexus 5 (hammerhead) and cannot be tried on any other device or variant. You can check device model by going to Settings >> About phone.

Install Android 8.0 ASOP Custom ROM on Nexus 5 

Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.

Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.

Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.

ClockworkMod Recovery should be installed.

Download Android 8.0 ASOP Custom ROM and Google Apps from here on to your PC.

Connect your device with computer via USB Cable.

Copy and paste  Android 7.0 custom ROM zip file and Google Apps .zip file into the phone’s SD card memory.

Switch off device and and boot into recovery. Hold power button and volume down button and enter recovery.

Perform a Nandrop backup of your existing ROM. Select “Backup and Restore” and then select “Backup again”.

Select “wipe data/factory reset” and wait till the data gets wiped completely. Click on “Advanced” and wipe off Dalvik cache.

Select “install zip from sdcard” and then select “choose zip from sdcard”. Navigate to “Android 7.0 Custom ROM ” file which you have downloaded and confirm to “install”. Wait till it gets installed.

Repeat the procedure to install Google apps by selecting “choose zip from sdcard” and then select “” and install.

Select “reboot system now”.


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