How to Install Android 8.0 Oreo On LG Nexus 5X

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LG Nexus 5X released in the year 2013 comprising A 4.95 inches phone with an internal 16/32 GB memory and a 2 GB RAM. It is a sleek phone with a smooth body which depicted its display in wonderful setup. it’s a Nexus device from Google which keeps updating its features. So it’s a good news for all the Nexus 5X users as the latest update that came in October 2017 is available here in this article. There are not any new major changes to the UI but there are security fixes.

The update provided below is based on the recent Android 8.0 Oreo version. (After updating, you can root Nexus 5X on this Oreo update. If this is your first attempt at trying to do something like this you might have to unlock your bootloader before continuing which means you’ll be resetting your phone and wiping off its data)

Warning will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your LG Nexus 5X during or after the rooting process. Proceed at your risk.

This update will bring you a nice look like a fruitcake and taste which is always been a good choice for the Android 8.0 Oreo lovers. The few features are as under.

  • Username/password Autofill for apps
  • New Settings screen
  • Android Instant Apps
  • Notification dots
  • Picture-in-picture mode


  1. Remember that this method is only for Nexus 5X.Never try this on any other mobile or else it’ll get bricked.
  2. Download Nexus 5X USB Drivers! Download the latest USB Drivers if you already don’t have them on your PC.
  3. You’ll be wiping off all of your data so have a backup of all your important data such as your contacts, gallery items, SMS and call logs etc. Here’s a guide on How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.
  4. Have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP) installed on your phone, it is recommended that you have a backup using these as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up. A tutorial is also provided in one of our previous articles on how to do a TWRP recovery.
  5. Enable USB Debugging mode on your phone. If you’re facing problems in connecting your Android phone to the computer then you need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging— this is for all types of Androids.
  6. Keep your phone charged up to  60% so that it doesn’t shut down during the process.
  7. Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable ‘OEM Unlocking’. – Download Android 8.0 Oreo Factory Image ( for Nexus 5X on your PC, if you don’t have it yet.
  8. Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable.
  9. Please make sure Fastboot is configured and properly installed on your computer.
  10. Download ADB / Fastboot – Android SDK Platform Tools separate package and install on your computer. Download links are given that depends on your OS and extract it anywhere in your computer.

Windows: Download

MacOS: Download

Linux: Download

12.  Turn OFF your phone.

13.  Get into the Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on your phone. Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons till you see the Fastboot menu and START on top.

14.  Now extract the downloaded file anywhere in your computer. Go to the folder and then copy/paste all the files to your Fastboot directory.

15.  From the factory image files in your Fastboot directory, do the following depending which OS you are on:

On Windows: Run the file “flash-all.bat”.

On Mac: Run the file “” using Terminal.

On Linux: Run the file “”.

16.  For flashing the stock factory image on your Nexus 5X, you might have to follow the on-screen instructions just in case you have to unlock the bootloader.

17.  After the completion of installation, the phone will start boot process and it might take up to 20 minutes if this is your first boot so give your phone some time to prepare itself.

18. Now enjoy the