Android 7.0 also known Nougat has been out for pretty some time, now, and it’s miles searching like an amazing update up to now. However, if you’re now not using a Nexus device consisting of the Nexus 5X, or the Google Pixel, and Pixel XL, you probable didn’t get the replace. If you want the usage of the state-of-the-art and finest that Google has to offer, then don’t worry. We will let you know how you could install Android Nougat on almost any Android smartphone.
Installing Android Nougat requires an unlocked bootloader or root access, and a custom recovery (TWRP, or CWM). Make sure you have unlocked your device’s bootloader before attempting to install Android Nougat. Many manufacturers offer the steps to unlock bootloaders officially, so you should check that out. If not, you will always find the steps for your device on XDA. Also, flashing custom ROMs can result in data loss, as well as bricking your device if you take a wrong step, so make sure you understand the risks, and keep a backup of your data. We will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device, or anything.
We have installed Android Nougat 7.0 on our Moto G3. You can look for your device specific ROM on XDA Developers, and follow the guide.
Getting the Custom ROM
Custom ROMs are nothing but custom builds of Android’s supply Code that Google makes publicly to be had. Custom ROMs are built particular to each device, and need to only be used with the gadgets they’re meant for. XDA builders is the best region to search for custom ROMs for your Android device.
XDA Developers handles a page with all the Android Nougat ROMs for various popular devices. You can check it out here. You can also check out the Unofficial Cyanogenmod page to see if they have a ROM for your device. If your device does have an Android Nougat custom ROM, download it but do confirm to check if there are any major bugs.
While downloading a ROM from XDA Developers, always make sure you download the appropriate GApps package, as well. In this case we will be downloading the GApps Nano package for Android 7.0, on the ARM architecture. Most Android devices feature an ARM chipset but you should check out, just to be sure.
Once you’ve got downloaded each the ROM, and the GApps bundle in your device, you will must transfer them for your cellphone, so that you can “flash” them. You can use ADB for this, or you may in reality join your Android phone on your pc, and copy the files. You may even mount your smartphone thru the custom restoration you’ve set up and then copy the documents.
Flashing the ROM
Once you have copied all the files onto your device, you can continue to flashing both the ROM, and GApps. Turn your device off, and then boot into recovery mode. This is usually done by pressing and holding the power and volume up buttons together. Once you get to the custom recovery (we have TWRP on our Moto G3), you can follow the steps below:
- First, tap on “Wipe”,and then on “Advanced Wipe”.
- Select the partitions shown in the screenshot below, and then swipe to wipe.
- Once done, go to the TWRP homescreen, and tap on Install.Scroll down on the list, and tap on the ROM zip you downloaded from XDA.
- Swipe to confirm the flash.
- Now, select the GApps zip, and flash it in the same way.
- You can now reboot your device. If your device takes long to boot up, don’t worry, it might do this on the first boot up after a ROM flash.
Once the device starts up, you’ll have to set it up, in the same way that you set up a new device. Once you have set up, you are all set to use Android Nougat on your Android smartphone.
Note: Custom ROMs might have some bugs (or a lot of them), make sure you read the “Known Issues” in the ROM’s thread properly and then make a decision regarding whether you can use it on your device or not. Also, if you are using an older recovery version, the options might be only slightly different, so you should be fine.
After you have installed the custom ROM, you may also get root get right of entry to by flashing the superuser zip document. you may discover the superuser zip record unique to your tool from XDA. We’ll endorse you to root your device, because it brings get admission to to some of cool root-precise apps and some really super mods.
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Custom ROMs are your excellent bet at getting Android Nougat operating on your Android device, despite the fact that the manufacturer of your device isn’t always ready to assist it. Android Nougat brings with a host of functions in an effort to without a doubt help you use your device higher. As constantly, if you face any troubles or have any questions concerning the entire technique of putting in Android Nougat custom ROMs on your Android tool, experience free to drop us a line within the feedback phase underneath. We’ll be glad to help.