Meizu’s Android 4.4.4 KitKat based Flyme OS looks and acts a lot like iOS with a great level of refinement and attention to perfection, but holds all the Android features. A ‘Flyme OS’ port is now available for Nexus 5 that you can install on your phone and enjoy a totally different user experience on your Nexus 5.

The Flyme OS for Nexus 5 is based on CyanogenMod 11 ROM (Android 4.4.4 KitKat), but the user experience will be entirely different. It does not have a traditional Android UI, so you will definitely enjoy something different on your Nexus 5.



Flyme OS Installation Guide

As always, back up your Nexus 5 completely (Nandroid backup from recovery). Also, back up all phone data such as personal files, images, videos, messages, emails, contacts, apps, SMS, call logs, bookmarks, etc.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. We can’t take responsibility for anything that goes wrong. This guide is intended for technically talented users only.


– Nexus 5 Bootloader should be unlocked and rooted
– Latest CWM/TWRP Custom Recovery installed
– Flyme OS for Nexus 5 (Download from here)
– Gapps for Nexus 5 (Download from here)

ROM Installation Instruction:

1. Transfer the download Flyme OS zip file and Gapps zip file to the internal storage of your Nexus 5.

2. Disconnect your phone form PC, then turn it off and boot into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume down and Power buttons simultaneously.

3. From recovery, wipe cache partition, dalvik cache and wipe data/factory reset.

4. Once all the process are completed select “Install Zip”, then “Select Zip” and choose the Flyme OS zip file. Repeat the same for flashing GApps zip package.

5. Once flashing the ROM and Gapps finished, reboot your device.

Note: If your device stuck at boot, boot it into recovery mode and wipe data, dalvic cache and factory reset. Then reboot it.

Note: This release build is considered stable, but there are some flaws that hopefully will be fixed in the upcoming releases.

Note: If you required root access, flash SuperSU (download from here) as well (source – XDA)

How to Reinstall Original ROM on Nexus 5

After a few weeks of running Flyme OS, you might want to uninstall it from your Nexus 5 and restore the original ROM. This simple guide given here lets you know how to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat back on your Nexus 5.

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