Download and install official Lineage OS 14.1 for Nexus 5 (hammerhead)

The older family member from Nexus family, Nexus 5 code name ‘hammerhead’ gets first official Lineage OS 14.1 nightly update. The official Lineage OS 14.1 for Nexus 5 is released today, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat the firmware will give this older device a new look. The supported members from Nexus series are already enjoying the latest firmware officially released by Google. So the Team at Lineage OS planned to give a chance to older devices by providing them the new firmware via official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM.

LG Nexus 5 was released back in 2013, the box opened device comes with the pre-installed Android Lollipop later it received latest firmware updates by Google and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow was the final update released for it. Although it got tons of AOSP ROMs with latest Android version but now official Lineage OS 14.1 is released for it to stay line to line with it’s successors. We have post our previous guide on Nexus 7 2013 you can also see the process is same as well.

The process to flash official Lineage OS 14.1 on Nexus 5 is not very difficult task infact you need to pay attentions on the instructions below. If you have a custom recovery like TWRP recovery installed on your device already then all you need to do is just flash the ROM zip from recovery along latest Lineage OS gapps and that’s it. For your ease we also mentioned the guide to install TWRP recovery on your device as well.

Note: If you are new to process then we recommend you to carefully follow the whole process in sequence.

You can also: Download the last CyanogenMod 11 upto 14.1 builds from this guide.

Process to install official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on Nexus 5

Some pre-requisites before you begin:

Downloads section:

Install Section.

Solution to a failed boot issue.

Follow this guide to solve the bootloop issue. [If you think your device stuck at boot animation for quite a long time]

Enable Root Access for Apps.

How to enable root access for Apps on Lineage OS 14.1 ROM

That’s it! If you have successfully installed the ROM on your device. Give us your feedback about Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on your Nexus 5 and stay tuned for more updates.