NEXUS 5 Posts on XDA

The Google Pixel 6 is the modern-day Nexus 5

The Google Nexus 5 was my first real introduction to the true world of smartphone modding, and maybe it was for you too. An easily unlocked bootloader, a litany of custom ROMs to choose from, and a thriving community filled with like-minded smartphone enthusiasts made this phone my ingress to the XDA-Developers forums. I had...

Parallax 3D Wallpaper is a Nexus 5 inspired live wallpaper

The Google Nexus 5 is one of the most beloved devices of all time in the Android enthusiast community. It offered great hardware for the time and an even greater software experience. Android 4.4 running on the Nexus 5 was a breath of fresh air for so many users. I've seen its iconic mountain wallpaper...

Android 7 ROM for the Nexus 5

Along with the Nexus 7, the Nexus 5 was also dropped from Google's update list. Luckily XDA-Developer recognized user Santhosh M has created an ASOP ROM that will bring Nougat to your Nexus 5 device. Given the hardware that the ROM is running on, the experience is very smooth. Multi window is very fast when you snap windows into...

From Store to Shelf: An In-Depth Capitulation of Why MSM8974 Devices Are Excluded from Nougat

Updated to reflect the either-or Vulkan or OpenGL ES 3.1 requirement for Android 7.0 Recently, there have been a lot of articles written about version updates, the interactions between vendor and chipset maker, and what this means for devices going forwards. Why has this come to rise this week? Well, it emerged this week given that the...

Nexus Hardware and Software Through Time: The Semblance Between Inner and Outer Design

The Nexus lineup has undergone a number of changes over time, both in terms of hardware as well as successive Android firmware releases. How has the series progressed? How have the inner and outer design languages worked in perfect harmony? Join us as we dive into Android's most iconic device lineup. Galaxy Nexus Despite growing at an...

Nexus 5 Hardware Modded to 64GB Internal Storage By Replacing eMMC

The Nexus 5 was a great phone, and a vast majority would agree. Packing in a decent hardware at a very good price, the Nexus 5 made the Nexus more mainstream, increasing its popularity with the normal consumer. But as good as the Nexus 5 was, it did have one issue: limited storage. Granted, this problem...

LG Taking Break From Nexus Line to Focus on Own Brand

If you’ve been looking forward to the next LG Nexus, you’ll want to brace yourself, as there are bad news coming from the Korean OEM. At MWC 2016, a spokesman for the company said that LG will not be making a Nexus this year. Rather, and as CNET reports, “LG needs focus on its own brand”...

Down Memory Lane: Can the Nexus 5X Cut It With 2GB of RAM?

On October 15, 2014, hordes of loyal Nexus 5 owners waited behind their keyboards for the fateful reveal of what they believed to be the successor to the phone that captivated the market. The Nexus 5 was a price-point pioneer that managed to avoid cutting corners on the most crucial specifications. The All Around Champ Breaks...

Nexus 5 Specs

Reviewers say: The display on the Nexus 5 is crisp, but is less saturated than displays found on other similar phones. Reviewers tout the excellent performance of the Nexus 5, but complain about the camera, which is inconsistent. Finally, some reviewers note the unexciting, though utilitarian design of the Nexus 5, which offers a good...

Nexus 4, 5, and 9 OTA Downloads of 5.1.1

This month was a big one for Android 5.1.1 updates, as you can see from last week's roundup and the barrage of posts on the portal's front page in the recent past. So far we are seeing the lineup of Wear watches, the Nexus 4, Nexus 9, Nexus 10, Nexus Player, and a handfull of others slowly make...

Flash Android 5.0 to a Bootlooping Nexus 5 in 2 Minutes

We all know the feeling of having a bootloop occur on our devices every so often, whether it be when we’re flashing a new mod or ROM, making an edit to a root-level file, or because of some unknown and unreported compatibility issue. But when it occurs over and over again and you have no...