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Nexus 5 is a flagship that LG has built for Google and which was released in 2013, with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, but which was upgraded to the latest 6.0 Marshmallow OS. Meanwhile, in December, Google has released a minor update, 6.0.1 and only factory images for a number of Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5. However, if you want to get this update via a custom ROM, then you’ll need to get Joy ROM, which provides three user interfaces, it’s stable, fast and offers many enhancements.

Some of the features provided by Joy ROM are: layers, Odex, the possibility to customize through AROMA Installer, Stock kernel and Stock applications right from the latest factory image. Below, we’ll tell you all the steps you will need to take in order to install Android 6.0.1 Joy on your Nexus 5:

First of all, you will need to root your device, to install a USB driver on your PC, back up all the data from your phone and download Joy ROM (which has been created for the Nexus 5 and it doesn’t work on a different model) on your PC, then extract boot.img from the zip file separately. The phone will be connected to your PC using a USB cable and you will copy downloaded file from your computer to your phone’s SD card root.

Then, the boot.img file will be copied and pasted to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory, the phone will be switched off and you’ll enter the Bootloader Mode (press hold the volume button while connecting the phone again to your PC). When the phone’s LED will turn blue, it means that you’ve entered the Bootloader Mode. While you’re here, go to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on your computer and open Command Prompt by pressing shift + right click + open command prompt.

Now, you will type two commands and press Enter, in this order: “fastboot flash boot boot.img” and “fastboot reboot”. Now, head to Recovery Mode, after turning on the phone and pressing volume up and down buttons times until the LED light will turn into a different color.

While you’re in ClockWorkMod (CWM) Recovery, perform a data/factory reset by pressing the “wipe data/factory reset” and use the power button to navigate. Next, press “wipe cache partition” and go to “advanced”, then press “wipe dalvik cache.”

Return to main recovery screen, tap on “install zip from SD card”, then on “choose zip from SD card.” Navigate to Max Fury using the volume keys and choose it with the power button. The installation must be confirmed, then you’ll wait until the process will complete. In the end, go to +++++Go Back+++++ and select “reboot system now.” That’s all.