Best Google Nexus 5 Custom ROMs Collection | Oreo and Nougat (Daily Update)

In this guide, we are sharing some of the Best Custom ROMs for Nexus 5 (Android 7.0/7.1.1/7.1.2 Nougat and Android 8.0/8.1 Oreo). The Nexus 5 was launched in October 2013. The Nexus 5 gave tough competition to devices such as the Galaxy Note 3 at that time and was one of the flagships. It gave a great overall performance. Google also states that it was the most liked Nexuses by the people and surprisingly people still use this device in 2017. Sadly, the Nexus 5 does not get OTA updates anymore but, here we are presenting you some of the ROMs and their guides which would get you the latest version of Android on this device. This is especially for those Android nerds and geeks who are always looking to personalise their devices.

So, if you’re one of them you should look at the Best Custom ROMs For Nexus 5. Also, this might be helpful in improving your performance and battery life. Do note that this requires root access, an unlocked bootloader, and a custom recovery like TWRP.

The Nexus 5 is really a popular device when it comes to development, and with top-notch specifications that it holds, there is no denying that custom ROMs are the way to go on this device. Let’s have a look on some of the Best Custom ROMs For Nexus 5.

DISCLAIMER is not responsible for any hardware/software issues that occur to your device(s) by following this guide. We are certain that the following guide is carefully written, avoiding any mistakes on our side. If you are unsure of the causalities that may occur if the procedure goes wrong, then please don’t proceed.


  • This guide is for the variant of the Nexus 5 only.
  • A complete nandroid backup of your device is recommended, in case something goes wrong. Guide  How To Create & Restore Nandroid Backup On Android Devices
  • Make sure your device is charged at least upto 60%, to prevent unexpected shutdowns in the process.
  • Before you begin with the tutorial, make sure that ‘OEM Unlocking‘ is enabled from Settings > Developer Options.

List Of BEST Custom ROMS FOR Nexus 5

Best Android Nougat ROMs for Nexus 5

Note: After installing the ROM you need to install the Gapps (Google app).Guide > How To Flash Gapps Using TWRP Recovery

  1. Resurrection Remix v6.0.0  (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  2. Lineage OS 15.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  3. Lineage OS 15 (Android 8.0)
  4. AOSP [7.1.2] Nougat for Nexus 5
  5. Euclidean OS
  6. fake_nexus
  7. Chroma
  8. [ROM][NEXUS 5][N7.1.1] – Pure Nexus – Substratum
  9. Nitrogen OS N
  10. LineageOS
  11. Dirty Unicorns
  12. SlimLP
  13. Hammerhead [7.1.1] [Development] Resurrection Remix N v5.8.X OMS
  14. LiquidSmooth – Hammerhead
  15. Paranoid Sab Ubuntu Touch Porting for Nexus 5erDroid
  16. Ubuntu Touch Porting for Nexus 5
  17. Firefox OS
  18. MIUI6 Nexus 5 port

More ROMs will be added weekly so keep visiting……

 Follow this guide to flash the ROM  How To Install A Custom ROM Via Recovery On Any Android

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I am Navneet, a pro reviewer of smartphones and custom ROMs, a vivid writer and an innovative thinker who has great knowledge on tech related stuff. I’m also a hustler and plan to establish something which the majority falls short of.

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