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10 Things to Know About the Nexus 5X Android O Update



How to Prepare for the Nexus 5X Android O Beta

How to Prepare for the Nexus 5X Android O Beta

If you want to install the new Android O beta on your Nexus 5X make sure you do some prep work before you make your move.  

The Nexus 5X Android O beta is pre-release software and early software can wreck havoc on your device if you aren't careful. 

We always recommend doing some prep work before installing a new piece of Android software on your phone and you'll want to be especially careful with beta software. 

We recently put together a guide that outlines the steps we typically take before we install an Android update on our Nexus 5X. 

Some of the steps will take you a few seconds. Others, like clearing out some space for the update, will take you longer. At the very least you'll want to make sure all of your important files are backed up properly. 

This might seem tedious but you'll want to take your time and play it safe. 



  1. Evangelos

    05/18/2017 at 12:48 am

    Gmail never worked for my Nexus 5x, (open and crush) when android beta installed. After resetting the device, could not boot and was restarting continuously. Thank God is still under warranty and just dropped it off to the retailer.

  2. 5x user

    05/18/2017 at 11:59 am

    How much is the possibility to get Google assistant in the official release of Android o on nexus 5x?

  3. Brendan Baptiste

    05/18/2017 at 5:05 pm

    My device became so slow I had to downgrade out of it. Which wipes your phone by the way. It has some pretty cool features but my 5x was struggling. Web browsing was extremely slow. And cycling between open apps usually involved the wrong app opening. Many apps were sluggish as well. Don’t recommend using the beta.

  4. Ashok Singh

    05/18/2017 at 10:19 pm

    I understand from what I’ve read in XDA Developer forum that the objective was to quickly boot Android O (say 15 secs) and the change in the odex files takes place in the background gradually. Hence, when you install O it will be very slow and there will be problems with the smoothness while changing or starting apps. However, in one or two days it will stabilize. Hence, if you want to try O be prepared to hang around on it for at least 2 days before giving up. Try it on the weekend maybe. Battery life from most sources seems to give 2 hours screen on time (SOT).

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