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9 Things to Know About the June Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 Update



A new June Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 Nougat update is rolling out and today we want to go over the most important things Nexus 5X owners need to know about the new build’s performance.

It took a few days but Google’s finally released a new security patch for the Nexus 5X and its other Pixel and Nexus-branded devices.

The June Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 build is the company’s first release since the second Nexus 5X Android O beta and it delivers patches for several potential exploits. It’s an important update and it could have an impact on your device’s overall performance.

Google’s June Android 7.1.2 update is pretty small but even the tiniest security patches can impact battery life, connectivity, core apps and services, and UI speed.

The May Android 7.1.2 build improved performance on some Nexus 5X models and it caused issues on plenty more. Nexus 5X users continue to complain about various bugs and issues with Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

It’s impossible to predict what you might run into once you make the move to the June build so you’ll want to be as prepared as possible.

To help with that, we want to take a close look at the most important things to know about the June Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 Nougat update including a brief look at its early performance, some of the update’s early problems, fixes for those problems, and a look at what’s next from Google.

June Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 Nougat Impressions

June Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 Nougat Impressions

We've only been using the Nexus 5X's June Android 7.1.2 update for a short time but it feels stable on our device. 

Short-term battery life is excellent. We haven't noticed any weird drain but that could obviously change down the road. Connectivity is also strong. 

We've tested the software with several routers, a couple of ISPs, and Bluetooth headphones and speakers. We haven't experienced any issues yet. 

The user interface is still extremely fast with the June build on board. We've seen frequent lag on the Android O beta so the speed is definitely a nice change. 

So far, our core applications which include Asana, Slack, Twitter, Spotify, and Soundcloud are pairing well with the new build.

One other note: We haven't noticed any fingerprint sensor issues. Yet.

Given what's on board (security patches) and given its steady performance, you'll definitely want to consider installing the new build on your Nexus 5X. 

If you're having a pleasant experience on the original Android 7.1.2 Nougat update, Android 7.1.1 Nougat or something older, take your time. Dig into additional feedback, especially if you start feeling leery.

We've put together a list of reasons to, and not to, install Android 7.1.2. It could help you to one side of the fence or the other. 



  1. Joe

    04/05/2017 at 11:56 am

    I encountered some serious problems with 7.1.2 on my Nexus 6P, so much so that I had to roll back to 7.1.1. Furthermore, when I rolled back, I repeatedly saw dialog boxes telling me that a system app (I think something with the word “core” in the name) had crashed; every time I’d dismiss one, another would pop up. I had to do a factory reset to eliminate the problem.

    Anyway, the problems I experienced with 7.1.2 were: no notification (status) bar; no ability to access Quick Settings or notifications except from the home screen; the background, text, and icons in Quick Settings were all white, making them nearly unreadable (fortunately, the text/icons and background were a slightly different shade of white from each other!); USB audio was broken, resulting in my USB audio interface crashing my USB audio applications.

  2. sohil shriyan

    04/06/2017 at 9:24 pm

    since the update my phone has continued crashing and rebooting automatically every 5 mins or so and it doesnt even restart its just the whole thing wherein the colorful circles go round and round this is post the google sign and before the android sign. Reset my phone to factory settings but the issue still persists. kindly advise on a solution to this.

    • MrAndroid

      04/07/2017 at 4:45 am

      You will need to re-flash the device. Check out the wugfresh Nexus Root Toolkit. It can help you re-flash your device to factory fresh images.

  3. Ajay Goel

    04/07/2017 at 6:43 am

    I need some help !!
    Since the time my phone updated to 7.1.1, I have been facing a problem.
    While everything else is working fine, internet works only on a Wi-Fi network but not on my mobile data network.
    I have shown it everywhere possible but am still facing this problem.

    Ajay Goel

  4. Eli

    04/07/2017 at 7:12 am

    My 5x has a decreased Bluetooth performance since the update. I have a Garmin Fenix 3 watch that would always reconnect when it came back into range with the phone. After the update, the connection reattempts are much less frequent and sometimes it will not reconnect until the phone is rebooted. The was no update to the Fenix.

    Additionally, using Bluetooth in my car results in studdering audio until I turn the WiFi off.

  5. Ian Fuller

    04/07/2017 at 7:36 am

    My Nexus 5x was recently updated, and immediately after the initial boot it went into a boot loop. Luckily I did a hard restart and it booted just fine. Otherwise the update has been great. Good battery life, no studders, and no connectivity problems.

  6. Kuruvilla Eapen

    04/07/2017 at 8:30 am

    Yes, it’s just working fine, love the Nexus 5x like always. Seems to be a bit more smoother with the update.

    • Sreekumar

      06/09/2017 at 10:49 am

      Hi, did you have boot loop issue earlier?

  7. Swap

    04/07/2017 at 11:18 am

    Poor article. No substantial information provided.

  8. Gauruv Grover

    04/08/2017 at 9:44 pm

    My Nexus 5x got stuck in Bootloop 4 days after updating to 7.1.2. Please be careful while updating yours.

  9. A Got

    04/09/2017 at 7:16 am

    The update rendered my phone useless, causing it to go into a restart loop. LG is not taking care of me, and google is doing nothing either. This is why people buy apple. I’ve never owned an apple product. I will never buy another google product.

  10. lakawak

    04/15/2017 at 3:15 pm

    IT is causing a severe battery drain on mine. Like 3% every hour with the phone simply on and not being used at all. Not even the screen on. I have a very bare bones set up..cell daa turned off. No Bluetooth, NO push notifications..nothing. Before the update, with my usual light use (still more than not where it is draining 2-3% an hour) it would drain about 20% a day. Now it is up to 60-70% a day with NO use.

    They want me to do a factory reset. Not sure what good it will do since it will immediately want to update. So I would be stuck with either the very old one, or the new one that is causing the problem entirely. It isn’t as if it will let me only install the last one that worked fine. And since I don’t sync my phone, it would be a huge pain in the ass

  11. Jennifer

    04/30/2017 at 8:06 pm

    This update bricked my 11-month-old Nexus 5X this afternoon. We couldn’t even get it to hard restart. Fortunately it was still under the Google warranty, so a refurbished replacement is on the way. I won’t be installing this update on the replacement, and my husband and mother have been warned not to install it on their phones (at least not until bugs are worked out).

    Someone above mentioned Apple products. I dug out my 3.5-year-old iPhone (my second iPhone, and no problems with either) and inserted my Project Fi SIM card from the Nexus brick so that I wouldn’t be left phone-less. It works just fine, as do my 4.5-year-old MacBook and 5-year-old iPad that I used to contact Google with this issue. Google/LG would do well to take notice. I’ll use the replacement Nexus, but between this and the problems with Samsung, my next new phone will be from Apple. The hardware is far better.

  12. j

    05/03/2017 at 3:54 am

    Um….yah. Definitely don`t upgrade to 7.1.2; does it contain malicious code? Uncertain, but shortly after upgrade, while watching video, first the os froze, and from there in less than a few hours was completelt bricked and would no longer turn on. Maybe, there are memory cacheing issues? Definitely releasing from beta was an ill advised decision. Already, there are plenty of posts on 7.1.2 issues.

  13. LL

    05/31/2017 at 12:29 am

    Dont’t update to 7.1.2!!!
    Bootloop one day after the update on my nexus 5x.

  14. Jyoti Agarwal

    06/26/2017 at 9:17 pm


    My phone has been in a boot loop since this afternoon. Did any of you find any solution to this issue?


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