Download and Install Android 9.0 Pie Update On Nexus 5 (AOSP ROM)

Download and Install Android 9.0 Pie Update On Nexus 5 (AOSP ROM): We all know that Google devices are one of the best devices when it comes to developer support. The Google Nexus 5 which is one of the most popular Google devices ever, has received a custom ROM. The AOSP ROM is based on Google’s latest Android Pie 9.0.

Google Nexus 5 has received both official and unofficial Lineage OS 15.1 a few months ago and it will be getting the Lineage OS 16 for sure. But for now, if you are a Nexus 5 user, you can test out the Android 9.0 Pie AOSP ROM for the device. The ROM is shared by XDA Senior member edwaine so we are thankful to him. If you want to Download and Install Android 9.0 Pie Update On Nexus 5 via AOSP then follow the guide given below.

As I mentioned it before, Google Nexus 5 is the most popular Nexus devices ever. The Google Nexus 5 (codename: hammerhead) was launched in 2013. Since its release, the device has been getting regular support from the developers. The device runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) later upgraded to 6.0 (Marshmallow). The Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95-inches display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The device is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB ROM. It sports an 8MP rear and 1.3MP front camera. It houses a Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery.

Android 9 Pie Features:

  • Digital Wellbeing – We start off with the feature that will be impacting the smartphone usage the most. Ever since smartphones became mainstream, this will be the first time Google will actually be introducing tools to learn about smartphone habits and will also help moderate parts that require attention.

The users will get to see the amount of time they are spending on apps and will also get to set timers on such apps that happen to be addictive. App icons will turn grey when the user reaches the time limit.

  • Adaptive battery – Just as the name suggests, this feature will learn the usage pattern of the user and it will help turn down battery consumption by restricting apps which are rarely used.
  • Gesture-based navigation – This feature has become quite a necessity after the Android devices have taken to thin bezels and notched displays. The recent page can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom.
  • Slices – This new feature will be providing app functions without actually having to enter them. In fact, whenever a user will search for a particular app, the search will prompt a few quick options related to that app which will make it really easier and quicker.
  • Adaptive Brightness – This feature has got an upgrade where the device will remember the times you change the brightness of your device and adjust according to the time as well as brightness.

What is Custom ROMs On Android?

Wiki Android Custom ROMs

Custom ROMs are based on Official Android source codes which are customized or developed by developers or a community of developers. Custom ROMs come with loads of extra customizations which makes them unique and popular among the android lovers. Remember, Custom ROMs are not provided by Google or other mobile vendors but are developed and maintained by the community and its contributors.

Some example: Lineage OS (Previously known as CyanogenMod), Paranoid Android etc.

Benefits Of Custom ROMs

1) Vanilla Android (Pixel Style)

Most Of the AOSP Based Custom ROMs are bloatware free and have very close to the stock look and feel which makes them super snappy. These ROMs are very optimized for battery and performance.

2) Root Access

Most of the Custom ROMs are pre-rooted. The process of gaining full admin control of the Android device is called Rooting On Android. It’s similar to running programs as administrators in Windows.

After rooting your device you can install different MODs, kernel, ROMs on your device. You can install the latest Android updates (like the Android 9 Pie) On old device by installing third-party ROMs like AOSPEXTENDED or Lineage OS 15/16. You can overclock the CPU and GPU of your device to get the best performance. You can hibernate any app you want. You can underclock the CPU to get better battery life.

For more information about Android rooting, check out our detailed post here >What Is Rooting Android Phone? Advantages And Disadvantages
3) Regular Updates

Most of the Android smartphone manufacturer provides 2-year software support and after that, the devices won’t get any official update. In that case, users have to fully depend on Custom ROMs to test the latest Android on their devices.

Most of the developers of the Custom ROMs provide a 4)regular update which is one of the best things about Custom ROMs.

4) Customization

Android is famous for Customization and Custom ROMs take this to another level. Unlike Stock vanilla android Custom ROMs come with various customization options. We are sharing a few of them below

  • Users can enable or disable navigation bar
  • Users can customize navigation bar and Status bar icons
  • Some Custom ROMs come with different MODs
  • Some Custom ROMs come with Custom Kernels which allow users to Overclock or underclock the CPU and GPU.
  • Some Custom ROMs come with support for Third party themes
5) Battery and Performance

Most Of the Custom ROMs are very close to stock vanilla android in look. The Custom ROMs are very optimized which results in better battery life and smooth performance.

Related Post: Download AOSP Android 9 Pie ROM For All Supported Android Phones




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Download Android 9.0 Pie Update On Nexus 5

Steps To Install Android 9.0 Pie Update On Nexus 5 (AOSP ROM)

Download and Install Android 9.0 Pie Update On Nexus 5 (AOSP ROM)

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Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma, who graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela, is an experienced blogger and an enthusiast of Android technology. She has spent eight years writing about Android OS, earning a reputation as a reliable source in the technology field. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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