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



How to Install the Nexus 5X Android O Update

How to Install the Nexus 5X Android O Update

Once you're prepared it's time to take the next step. 

If you're already on the beta, simply head into your Settings and check for an update. It should be there waiting for you. If you're just now looking to try the beta for the first time, here's what you need to do. 

The Nexus 5X Android O beta is free and it's open to anyone. If you didn't signup for or try the Android O Developer Preview, that's fine. 

To get started, head on over to Google's Android beta site. You will be prompted to sign into your Google account. Select the account that's associated with your Nexus 5X and sign in. 

Once you're signed in you'll want to click that big green button to enroll your Nexus 5X. Read over and agree to the terms.

From there, you'll want to go into your Nexus 5X and check for a new update in Settings like you normally would. 

There, you should see a screen that resembles the screenshot here. Download the software, install it, and you're now on the Android O beta.

If you were previously enrolled in the Android Nougat Beta Program, you must enroll again to get the Android O beta on your Nexus 5X.  

For more detailed instructions, see our walkthrough.



  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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