Download and install Android 9.0 Pie on Nexus 5X via AOSP ROM

Soon after Google dropped Android 9.0 Pie source code a few days ago, now the developer community has become active. Developer are working on the provided source code to develop Android Pie ROM builds for all those devices left unsupported for getting Android Pie update officially from their manufacturers. Nexus 5X is the first to receive the Android 9.0 Pie based AOSP ROM, if you own a LG Nexus 5X then this guide is for you. In this post we’ll guide you all the way down to install Android 9.0 Pie AOSP ROM on your Nexus 5X.

Google has stopped the firmware upgrade for Nexus 5X long ago, Android Oreo was the last major update released for the device. Tech giant already announced that the device will not get updated to Android Pie apart from monthly security patches the company regularly rolls out for it. If you want to see latest OS update on your Nexus 5X then this Android 9.0 Pie AOSP ROM is the only way to achieve your goal. Just follow the instructions below to download and install Android Pie AOSP ROM on Nexus 5X.

Features of the ROM:

Once you install the Android 9.0 Pie on your device, you’ll be able to access the Swipe Gesture navigation, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness. Other goodies include Smart replies, Text selection, App actions, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options and lot more.

Download Android 9.0 Pie AOSP ROM for Nexus 5X

Let us tell you that you need your device bootloader to be unlocked to install TWRP recovery on it that will further help you in flashing the ROM. Here is the guide to unlock bootloader on Nexus 5X.

Once done with the bootloader unlock, download TWRP recovery for Nexus 5X here and then for the flashing process follow instruction over here.

Now it seems you are all set for the installation process.


First download the Android Pie AOSP ROM for Nexus 5X. Link

Grab the Android 9.0 Pie Google Apps (gapps). Link

Process to install Android 9.0 Pie AOSP ROM on Nexus 5X

We recommend you to make a Nandroid back up before heading to the installation process. Here is the guide to make a nandroid backup it right away.

Once done with the backup thing, now here is the final most interesting and easy process, we have made each separate for your ease, just follow these instruction to flash Android Pie custom ROM on Nexus 5X right away.

Note: This is the alpha build of the ROM, so you might notice some lags in the firmware but the developers promised to make it stable with further updates.

That’s it! Enjoy the latest OS update on your device.

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