Unofficial Android 7.0 Nougat ROM Available for Nexus 5

It's undeniable that the Nexus line of devices have developed a hardcore following of fans over the years, and it's also not hard to see why. For the last few years, the Nexus line of smartphones have only gotten better and better, and with top-tier names like LG, Motorola and Huawei making these devices for Google, it's always going to be a recipe for success. Back in 2013, LG came back to the Nexus name with the Nexus 5, so-named because of its 5.0-inch Full HD display, it was launched with a Snapdragon 800 and 2GB of RAM, specs that are certainly showing their age by now. While it launched with Android 4.4 KitKat onboard, it was updated to 2014's Android 5.0 Lollipop as well as 2015's Android 6.0- Marshmallow. It was announced however, that the Nexus 5 wouldn't be getting upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. This will no doubt have annoyed those still holding on to their Nexus 5, but this is the world of Android, and in the world of Android, no Nexus is left behind.

Just as we saw with the Nexus 7 tablet not too long ago, an unofficial build of Android 7.0 Nougat has now been released for the Nexus 5 smartphone. The ROM in question is being hosted over at XDA-Developers and as the video below goes to show, most of the phone seems to be running just fine. It's based off of the same code that Google themselves push to the Android Open Source Project, often referred to as just the AOSP. So far the camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, phone functions, display and more all work just fine. There's little in terms of anything flashy here as this is built on the NRD90U build of Android Nougat, and is effectively the first release of the OS. Of course, those that can't wait to get their hands on the latest and greatest from Google's kitchen can follow the source link down below to get all of the details.

It's worth noting that this sort of thing should only be taken up by those that have already dabbled with custom ROMs in the past. That said, all that Nexus 5 owners need to have is TWRP recovery installed and of course an unlocked bootloader, which the majority of Nexus 5 owners will no doubt have done the day they purchased their device.

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