You can now install Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat firmware straight on your LG Nexus 5X. Google has already announced the successor to the Nexus 5X, the Pixel but that doesn’t mean the Nexus 5X will be dropped from support. This new firmware from Google brings in all the Pixel features to this device, including the integrated assistant. You can run the Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat firmware on your Nexus 5X immediately by following the detailed guide below. The new update has started appearing through OTA(over-the-air) update system but if you can’t find it there, you should use our manual guide. The manual procedure ensures you get the update running immediately. Update your LG Nexus 5X to Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat factory image — and also root Nexus 5X on this Nougat update. The only catch is that if this will be your first time playing around with a factory image, you might have to unlock your bootloader first before continuing – which means wiping all of your phone data.
If this is your very first time installing / flashing a factory image, we understand you would want to make sure your installation process go as smooth as possible. So before we actually jump to the installation process of Android 7.1.1 NMF26F image, let’s take a look below at how to backup all your data. When installing this Android 7.1.1 Nougat factory image, your entire data will be wiped clean — like a brand new phone. As a Nexus 5X user, you have several options to choose from depending on how you want to store your data. These are the some of the tips given below that we want you to keep in mind and then proceed.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Factory Image Details:
Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 phones. These are the major changes in Nougat release of Android 7.1.1, as per Google:
This new build upgrades your phone from Android 7.0 Nougat to Android 7.1.1. Android 7.1.1 Nougat was featured on Google Pixel smartphones with some minor changes like the Pixel launcher and Google Assistant integration into the operating system. You can now utilize these features on your current phone now. Despite all of this, it also comes with December 2016 security patch.
Meanwhile, you should also check out the following articles:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root Nexus 5X on Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat Official Update.
- Install Nougat: How to Install Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For the complete collection of Lollipop based ROMs for the Nexus 5X, visit our Custom ROMs page.
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Nexus 5X, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
LG Nexus 5X USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for LG Nexus 5X properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Nougat.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend not to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update your Nexus 5X to Android 7.1.1 factory image.
Install Android 7.1.1 NMF26F on Nexus 5X Using Official Factory Image
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install the official Android 7.1.1 Nougat (NMF26F) on Nexus 5X using the factory image provided by Google. This tutorial is for beginners who are not used to playing around with official factory images by Google for their Nexus devices.
Please make sure your phone fulfills all the requirements and you read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.
Disclaimer: Try this on your own risk. We are not responsible if you mess up with your Nexus 5X.
Just To Remember:
- This tutorial is only for LG Nexus 5X and we are not sure if it will work on the other variants of the Nexus 5X on other carriers.
- Your phone can be on any previous Android version or even on a custom ROM. It doesn’t matter at all. This tutorial will still work for installing Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
- Enjoy Android 7.1.1 on your device and let us know your review about it!
NOTE: Installing Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat factory image will WIPE / DELETE / ERASE everything from your phone if your bootloader is not already unlocked. Please make sure you have a backup of all the data. Read: How to Backup Android Apps and Other Data.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Android 7.1.1 Factory Image (bullhead-nmf26f-factory-7ad6b52c.zip) for Nexus 5X on your PC, if you haven’t already.
Step 2 – Connect your Nexus 5X to your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 – Please make sure Fastboot is configured and properly installed on your computer. How? See here: How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK.
Step 4 – Turn OFF your phone.
Step 5 – 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.
Step 6 – Now extract the downloaded file anywhere in your computer. Go to the folder bullhead-NMF26F and then copy/paste all the files to your Fastboot directory.
Note: If you followed our tutorial on setting up Fastboot on your computer, there is a 99% chance your Fastboot directory will be the platform-tools folder in your Android SDK directory.
Step 7 – 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 “flash-all.sh” using Terminal.
- On Linux: Run the file “flash-all.sh”.
Step 8 – That’s pretty much that you had to do for flashing the stock factory image on your Nexus 5X. Now wait and watch as the process is completed — or follow the on-screen instructions on your phone if in case you have to unlock the bootloader.
Step 9 – After the installation completes, the phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait with patience!
That’s it! Your Nexus 5X should now have the official Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat software update installed on your phone using the stock factory image from Google! Go to Settings >About phone to verify.
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