7 Things to Know About the November Nexus 5X Android Oreo Update

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about the latest Nexus 5X Android 8.0 Oreo update.

The November Nexus 5X Android Oreo update is a security update for the former flagship. Unlike the Nexus 5X Android 8.1 update, Google’s November Android 8.0 build is focused on protecting you and your device.

Google’s latest Android Oreo build is small, but it could have a dramatic effect on your Nexus 5X’s performance and that’s precisely why you’ll want to get familiar with the software before you download it on your device.

While some of you might want to download the new version of Android 8.0 Oreo right now, others are better off waiting for Google and its carrier partners to deploy the update Over-the-Air.

The company’s November Android 8.0 OTA is pushing out right now though it could take a few more days to finish up in the United States and countries around the world.

Our guide to the November Nexus 5X Android Oreo update takes you through the most important things to know about the update and its performance.

It goes over the current set of Android 8.0 problems plaguing the Nexus 5X, some steps to take before installing the November Android Oreo build, some tips to help current and prospective Android Oreo users, and a look at what’s next from Google in terms of updates and bug fixes.

November Nexus 5X Android Oreo Update Impressions

November Nexus 5X Android Oreo Update Impressions

If you're already on Android Oreo (and we assume most of you are) the download and installation should only take you a few minutes. 

The Nexus 5X's November patch is just a few MB and the installation took just a few minutes to complete. Overall, it shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes to get it on board your phone. 

We've been using the Nexus 5X's Android Oreo update for a few hours now and we've been keeping an eye on key areas like battery life and connectivity. 

So far, battery life is holding up. We haven't noticed any abnormal drain when using the phone and when it's in standby. It's keeping a solid charge.

We've tested the Nexus 5X and Oreo with several Bluetooth devices and we haven't experienced any drops or oddities. Wi-Fi, including eero mesh Wi-Fi, is holding steady as well. 

App performance sometimes takes a hit after a new update is released, but we haven't noticed any issues with our core applications. Chrome is fast and reliable. Same goes for YouTube, Gmail, Spotify, Twitter, Asana, and Slack. 

Our Nexus 5X is fast. We haven't experienced any lag or lockups during our short time with the new Oreo build. 

It's only been a few hours, but we're pretty impressed with the software's performance on our device. Of course, performance could take a turn in the days ahead so we'll keep our eyes out for bugs and widespread problems. 

If you're unable to pull the November Nexus 5X update right now, you can manually install the software onto your device.

If you're curious about the process, take a look at our walkthrough. It'll take you through step-by-step through manual installation process.


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  3. Yogi

    08/23/2017 at 12:21 am

    I have facing some problems after updated android oreo in my nexus 6p. After updating android volume up and down button are not working in my nexus 6p. Everytime i restart my phone than volume up and down button is working but only for some time than is not get work. Please suggest me to resolved this problem.


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  11. Shah Limon

    09/16/2017 at 12:02 pm

    my phone has been dead since I give the Oreo update to my nexus 5X. It isn’t opening, the phone becomes too overheated while turning on the power button, please do something. my phone is still dead!


  12. Grant

    09/18/2017 at 6:32 pm

    Only have done the update since they officially rolled it out and it killed my phone.
    It got stuck in a boot loop and now won’t turn on period. Software has become corrupted and unrecoverable.
    I would consider avoiding the update completely for 5X users because now I have to buy a new phone, but that’s just my personal experience.


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  15. C Gustafson

    10/12/2017 at 10:38 am

    After installing Oreo this morning my Nexus 5X is now running warm and almost hot to the touch. It was not warm when running Nougat. I can also confirm that I have turned off the phone for fifteen minutes until it completely cooled down and then rebooted the Nexus 5X and it still heats up. I can also confirm that battery is draining about 70% faster than it was when my Nexus 5X was running Nougat. When my Nexus 5x was running Nougat yesterday, my phone battery would last for up to two days, and now with the Oreo update that I performed two hours ago at full charge, my phone battery life has been reduced to six hours (current Android Power Management projection and falling fast; now it’s projecting five hours only fifteen minutes later), and yes the phone is still noticeably warm to the touch, which it was not with Android Nougat running on this Nexus 5X for the last eight months. How can The Deciders at Google decide to push an OS update to a device like the Nexus 5X when that update severely degrades that device’s performance? One wonders if they even tested Oreo on the Nexus 5X before they gave the green light to deploy Oreo to the Nexus 5X.


  16. Gabby

    11/17/2017 at 2:40 pm

    I have updated my Nexus 5X to Android 8.0, but it’s not connecting to WiFi anymore! I used a different phone to connect to the same network I cannot connect to with my Nexus 5X. I have restarted it multiple times, I rebooted it in “safe mode”, I even did a factory reset, but it didn’t work at all :( I can only use my data, but not the WiFi. What can I do to solve this? Please help me!


  17. I hate 5.0 & 6.0

    04/12/2018 at 8:10 am

    I reluctantly installed Oreo a few weeks ago on my Galaxy S8. I absolutely hated Lollipop and Marshmallow with all my heart. Then Nougat launched and restored my faith in Android. Never had I been so happy with an OS since Kitkat (GOAT) IMO.
    Anyways I enjoyed Nougat a great deal. I considered it Kitkat 2.0.
    Now I have Oreo and my GS8 battery drains faster than it can charge. Constant LTE drops which in turn affect my wifi. So I always have to preemptively turn my wifi off & on before I use Google or send an email. In between constant (App Stack Failures)

    I spoke at great length with Samsung Support and tried everything to remedy these issues short of driving 2 hours North just to get no help.

    Anyways cry complain piss and moan.


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