If your Nexus 5X is still alive, then there is good news for you. Android 10 based Pixel Experience ROM for Nexus 5X is now available. Most aspects of the ROM are working as expected, which means you can enjoy Android 10 on your phone. Here’s Pixel Experience ROM (Android 10) installation guide for Nexus 5X.

Nexus 5X was a good smartphone by Google, but the bootloop issue of the phone created headache for many, including me. I have replaced the motherboard, and it is still working fine. The last major software update for Nexus 5X was Android 8.1 Oreo. Thanks to the ROM developers, now we can enjoy Android 10 on the phone.

Google Nexus 5X

The AOSP based Pixel Experience ROM will bring Google Pixel 3 features, like boot animation, launcher, system UI, wallpapers, icons, fonts, etc. The latest version is based on Android 10 and carries September 2019 security patches.

The status of the Pixel Experience ROM for Nexus 5X is beta, but as said above, most aspects of the ROM are working fine. Below is what is working (as of September 19, 2019):

  • W-F1
  • RIL
  • Mobile Data
  • GPS
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Gestures
  • Sound/Vibration
  • Now Playing
  • Hotspot

Download and Install Android 10 Pixel Experience ROM on Nexus 5X

To install the custom ROM, unlocked bootloader and latest version of the TWRP recovery is required on the phone. Read this post for instruction.

  1. Download Pixel Experience ROM for Nexus 5X (code name bullhead)
  2. Transfer all the downloaded ROM zip to Nexus 5X internal storage.
  3. Boot the phone into TWRP and backup system, vendor, boot, data (You should have a decrypted /data partition)
  4. In TWRP, select Wipe and wipe data and system
  5. Now, select Install in TWRP and flash ROM
  6. Finally, reboot the phone.

Note that the Pixel Experience ROM contains Google apps, so you don’t need to flash it after installing the ROM. (Source – xda)

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