How to Install OmniROM Oreo for Nexus 5x – Android 8.1

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    Looking to install OmniROM Oreo for Nexus 5x (bullhead)? Well, this post provides you the download links and explains how to update OmniROM Oreo for Nexus 5x.

    This OmniROM Oreo for Nexus 5x (bullhead) is brought to you by developer SyberHexen.

    DONATION TO DEVELOPER(s):

    If you like this ROM then do consider a small contribution to SyberHexenn and the OmniROM project:
    – No donation link found for SyberHexen
    – Donate to OmniROM project

    If you want some more Android Oreo ROM for Nexus 5x, then stay tuned to one of the following list:
    RR Oreo Download list
    LineageOS 15 Downloads list
    OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 Download list
    AOSP Oreo ROMs Download list

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD OF OmniROM ANDROID OREO (8.1), WHICH MAY HAVE MANY BUGS. BACKUP THE CURRENT ROM BEFORE FLASHING AND TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
    Installing a custom ROM on a the Nexus 5x requires a custom recovery to be installed, which may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone. You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

     

     

    Status of OmniROM Oreo for Nexus 5x:

    WHAT’S WORKING:
    – Everything
    KNOWN ISSUES:
    – Unknown

     

    OmniROM Oreo for Nexus 5x

    REQUIRED DOWNLOADS AND LINKS TO UPDATE OmniROM OREO ON Nexus 5x:

    HOW TO INSTALL/UPDATE OmniROM OREO FOR Nexus 5x (ANDROID 8.1):

    Follow this guide to Install OmniROM Oreo ROM on Nexus 5x for the first time or coming from another Android version:

    Points to NOTE on BACKUP before updating:
    – Try to avoid restoring apps backup using Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
    – Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
    – It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.

    1. Boot into Recovery by one of the following method:
      – Power off the phone and keep pressing key combinations while turning on your phone.
      – If you have enabled USB debugging and you have ADB utility installed on your PC then you can execute the following command on a console or command prompt:

      adb reboot recovery
    2. Wipe data partition (or do factory reset), Cache partition, Dalvik Cache and Format the System partition using the recovery.
      – Here is a guide explaining how to wipe data using TWRP recovery.

      This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider complete backup of your phone data or take a NANDROID backup of the current ROM.
      IGNORE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO OR IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE THIS.

      How to backup all data on your Android Device.
      how to take NANDROID backup using TWRP recovery.

    3. Download the vendor-omni-april.img and the radio-bullhead-m8994f-2.6.41.5.01.img file to a Windows or Linux or MAC PC.
      – Restart your phone into fastboot mode and install the above image files using fastboot on your PC.
      – You may need Fastboot for Windows, or Fastboot for Linux or MAC for this.

      – Use the following command to install the vendor image and radio image file:

      fastboot flash vendor vendor-omni-april.img
      fastboot flash radio radio-bullhead-m8994f-2.6.41.5.01.img
    4. Download the Nexus 5x OmniROM Oreo ROM zip file, Oreo GApps file and copy the files to phone.
    5. Install the Nexus 5x OmniROM Oreo ROM zip file that you have copied.
      – Here is a post explaining how to install custom ROM using TWRP.
    6. Then install the Android 8.1 Gapps package.
      – Here is a post explaining how to install GApps using TWRP.

    Upgrading from earlier version of OmniROM Oreo for Nexus 5x:

    1. Copy the latest OmniROM Oreo ROM zip file to Nexus 5x.
    2. Boot into Recovery.
    3. Install the latest OmniROM Oreo ROM ZIP from your phone and wait till it finishes.

      – Here is a post explaining how to install custom ROM using TWRP recovery.

    4. Then Install the Android 8.1 Oreo GApps package.

      – Here is: how to install GApps using TWRP recovery.

    5. Reboot and Enjoy

    Reboot to system after installing is done completely. Do the required initial setup and enjoy the Android Oreo ROM for Nexus 5x with OmniROM ROM. If you face any problem following this guide or post installation then just login and leave a comment to get an instant reply.

    Rooting OmniROM Oreo ROM on Nexus 5x:

    There is no inbuilt ROOT functionality available on this ROM.
    Here is how to ROOT OmniROM Oreo ROM, a step-by-step guide !!!

     

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