NEXUS 5X Posts on XDA

Nexus 5X DP3 Mod Adds a Number of Pixel Exclusive Features

XDA Senior Member krisyarno had previously created a Pixel Mod similar to this for the Nexus 6P, and has just released a work in progress version for the Nexus 5X running Android O Developer Preview 3. This ZIP file can be flashed in TWRP like any other mod, and adds some Pixel exclusive features to the...

Google Won’t Add Support for aptX on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

With Android O, Google added support for more Bluetooth audio codecs such as Sony's LDAC as well as Qualcomm's aptX and aptX HD to enable high-quality bluetooth audio streaming on supported devices. If you're on an Android O Developer Preview, you can find an option to choose between various Bluetooth audio codecs under Developer Options. However,...

Despite Removal, You Can Still Customize Nav Bar & Lockscreen in Android O DP3 — Here’s How

The Android O Developer Preview has now reached its third release, meaning the final APIs are ready and Google is readying up for an imminent and proximate release with only minor bug fixes to be expected in the remaining Developer Preview. With previous Android O previews, we saw tons of refinements to the user interface...

OmniROM Status Update – Moto G4/G4 Plus and Redmi Note 3 Added, Improved Camera for Xperia X/X Compact

It's been a while since we last talked about OmniROM. The Omni team has been very busy with a number of administrative tasks but found a brief moment to post an update on that they've been working on lately. Omni, just like most Android custom ROM teams, uses Gerrit as its code review portal. The team did...

File-Based Encryption Vulnerability Reported by DeesTroy is Fixed in May’s Security Update

With the introduction of Android 7.0 Nougat, Google switched to a file-based encryption method instead of the full disk encryption that we were using in Marshmallow. There are benefits and drawbacks to each of these methods, but Google's security team felt Android was better suited using file-based encryption due to the level of hardware most...

Nexus 5X Hardware Modded to Upgrade RAM from 2GB to 4GB

Coincidentally around this time last year, we brought to you news about how an XDA Member modded his Nexus 5 to upgrade his internal storage from the 32GB on the device to 64GB! The hardware hack involved replacing the eMMC chip from the device with a new eMMC chip, and required a fair bit of...

LG Bootloop Lawsuit Adds Nexus 5X, and the LG G5 and LG V20 to the Case

LG's bootloop issue with multiple smartphones they have manufactured is not a secret around here. We saw this issue crop up with the LG G4 and then it slowly made its way to the LG V10 and Nexus 5X as well. At first, it was assumed that the issue stemmed from some sort of problem...

Preliminary Alpha of SuperSU Released for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Running Android O DP1

Google made headlines this week with the release of the first Android O developer preview, and we're expecting the company to release 4 different developer preview builds of Android O before the official release comes later this year. With preview builds like this, some developers stay away since there will likely be tons of changes made...

Google Acknowledges a Bug That Prevents a Trusted Voice from Unlocking the Phone

Someone in the Pixel User Community of the Google Product Forums has discovered a bug that is happening with both the Pixel and the Pixel XL. This feature can be found in the Google application settings and it enables you to unlock your phone by saying the words "OK, Google." The feature is supposed to be...

Android 7.1.2 Adds the Fingerprint Swipe Gesture for the Nexus 5X (and likely Nexus 6P too)

When Google launched the Pixel and Pixel XL, they included a fingerprint swipe gesture feature that we've seen in many Huawei devices in the past. The gesture enables you to swipe down on the fingerprint scanner to quickly expand the notification panel. This is quite a useful feature for users who don't want to reach...

Android 7.1 Dev Preview 2 Images are Live for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 and Pixel C

Not too long ago we received hints that we'd see a second 7.1 developer preview for Nexus devices, as the rollout process had reportedly begun yesterday. Now, we finally see the system images become available for select Nexus devices! This is the final update to the Android 7.1 Developer preview before the final release, and it...

Nexus 5X & 6P to Receive Night Mode (Again) In a Future Release

With the introduction of the Android N Developer Preview, Google included a new feature called Night Mode which filters blue light from your screen to reduce eye strain. Many users swear by blue light filtering apps because of several studies that suggest blue light affects your circadian rhythm and makes it more difficult to go to sleep....