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We have some good news for all Nexus 5 owners that want to install the Android 7.1 OS on their devices. It seems that a community of third-party developers has just released the Android 7.1 Nougat Update via CyanogenMod 14.1 ROM.

You should know that CyanogenMod is based on the popular Android Open Source Project (AOSP), but it has received some changes/contributions from some veteran users and developers within the Android community.

It is good to know that the latest Nougat based CM ROM can be installed without having to flash any Google Apps.

How To Update Nexus 6 To Android 7.1 Nougat Via CyanogenMod 14.1 ROM


  • Make sure that the latest USB drivers for Nexus 5 is installed on your PC;
  • Make sure that your device hast at least 70% battery charge before you start the installation process;
  • Enable USB Debugging – head to your device’s Settings->Applications and tap on “Developer Options” fast;
  • Make sure that your Nexus 5 is rooted by using CMW Recovery or TWRP.

Downloads Required

  • CyanogenMod 14.1 ROM for Nexus 5 aka hammerhead;
  • Google Apps for Android 7.1 (optional)


  • Plug your Nexus 5 into the computer via USB cable;
  • Copy the ROM zip files the microSD card on your device;
  • Disconnect the device from the PC and power it off;
  • Boot the handset into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume up + Home + Power buttons;
  • Once the device boots in Recovery Mode select Wipe->Factory Reset;
  • Head back to the main Recovery Menu, tap “Install”, browse and select the CyanogenMod 14.1 ROM from the microSD card that’s attached to your Nexus 5 and confirm the installation process;
  • Do the same with Google Apps for Android 7.1 in order to install the Android Store on your handset;
  • Finally restart the device and you will notice that it will boot for the first time on Android 7.1 Nougat CyanogenMod 14.1 ROM.

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