LineageOS 16 ROM is now available for Google Nexus 5, you can now manually flash the LineageOS 16 ROM on Google Nexus 5. It is based on Android 9 Pie. LineageOS 16 include a lot of new features. If you want to update your Google Nexus 5 to LineageOS 16, then simply follow this guide.
In this tutorial we will discuss some of the features of LineageOS 16 and will guide you how to install the ROM on your Google Nexus 5.
Features of LineageOS 16:
This features was introduced to check the apps that was mostly used by users and were considered favourite by users. This feature help to balance the smartphone usage and moderate parts that require attention. It also include timer which user can set while using the particular application. After exceeding the time limit, the application icon will automatically turn grey and you will notice the time spending on this app and your addiction for this application.
Smart Battery Feature
The Smart Battery feature will notice the usage detail of the user and will take an action to restrict the applications that are rarely used by the users. This will help turn down battery consumption.
The Gesture-Based navigation is very useful as now mostly Android phones have almost bezel less and notched display. With this feature, the recently open page can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom.
Specifications of Google Nexus 5:
Google Nexus 5 comes with 4.95 inches display supporting resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. The phone is equipped with 2.26 GHz quad-core processor. The internal memory of the phone include 16 GB with 2 GB RAM. The camera of the phone include 8MP Primary camera and 1.3MP secondary camera for selfies.
The connectivity medium include WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC. It is powered by 2300 mAh battery to support the power back-up.
Methods To Download and install LineageOS 16 on Google Nexus 5:
Before proceeding, you need to follow some pre-requirements:
- Unlock the bootloader on your device. Click on the link below to follow the complete guide:
Simple Guide To unlock bootloader, install TWRP recovery and Root Google Nexus 5.
- Make back-up of your important data and also battery of your phone should be at least 60%.
Download LineageOS 16 and Gapps For Google Nexus 5:
- LineageOS 16 for Google Nexus 5.
- Gapps 64 bit & Gapps 32 bit.
Simple Steps To install LineageOS 16 on Google Nexus 5:
Step 1: Make sure that you have unlocked the bootloader, installed TWRP recovery and rooted Google Nexus 5. As I have provided the link above to follow the complete guide.
Step 2: Download the above files of LineageOS 16 and Gapps and then transfer it to the internal storage of your phone.
Step 3: Boot your phone into TWRP recovery, turn your phone off, press and hold power and volume down buttons simultaneously until you see the TWRP recovery.
Step 4: Tap on “back-up” option and then “Data” and “Cache” from the TWRP menu.
Step 5: Tap on “install” option and then locate the downloaded ROM file which you have transferred to the internal storage of your phone before. Select it. Then tap on “Add more zip files” and select Gapps file and “swipe to confirm flash”.
Step 6: Wait for the flashing process to complete and reboot your phone and you will be booted into LineageOS 16 on Google Nexus 5.
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