Download and install Pixel ROM on Nexus 5X [Tutorial]


Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the latest devices released by biggest search giant Google. In this guide you’l be able to download and install Google Pixel ported ROM on Nexus 5X. In fact the custom ROM based on Google Pixel features is now available for Nexus 5X, this is the first ROM released built by an XDA dev ‘argraur‘ for any Nexus phone with Google Pixel features. If you own a Nexus 5X with a TWRP recovery then you are good to go for a smooth flashing process. The process to install TWRP recovery on Nexus 5X is also mentioned below.

The new Pixel ROM is named as PixelMod because most of the features are adopted from Google Pixel inlcuding themes you give your Nexus 5X a Google Pixel feel in your hand. The good thing about the ROM is that it is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and with latest Pixel features and NPF10C build. Below we have created a list of features that the ROM PixelMod ROM has;

Google Pixel Stock App for Nexus

Google Assistant

Google Pixel dialer

Pixel Launcher + Pixel Launcher Icons

Pixel Wallpaper Picker + Live wallpapers

Pixel Boot animation

Pixel Setup Wizard

Google Pixel Camera

The developer also mentioned to upgrade the ROM by adding more features soon but if you think you are excited to flash the Pixel ROM on your Nexus 5X then just carry on along with the guide to see the installation procedure.

Also see: How to convert a Nexus device into Google Pixel

How to install Google Pixel ROM on Nexus 5X

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device.


Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 80%

Install latest USB drivers for your device necessary for PC-Android connection (if your device is not detected by the computer)

Download Nexus 5X USB drivers,

Download and install latest TWRP on Nexus 5X

Visit our recovery section and choose your device model.

Backup your important data by creating a Nandroid back up

Follow this guide to create a Nandroid Backup of your device

This will create a backup of your complete device including current firmware, if something goes wrong you can restore your previous firmware

How to install Google Pixel ROM on Nexus 5X

  1. Download the ROM file from the link provided below.
  2. Connect your device to your PC and copy the ROM on your device storage.
  3. If you have download the ROM using your phone then skip step 2.
  4. Now turn off your device and boot into recovery mode (Use hardware keys combination or using any third party app, mostly found in Play store).
  5. Tap on “Wipe” and then swipe the slider from left to right to begin the wipe process (This will reset your device to factory)
  6. Now it’s the time to flash the Google Pixel ROM on your device. Choose install and navigate to the folder in which you have copied the ROM file
  7. Swipe across the slider to confirm install, wait for a few minutes till the file is completely installed in your device.
  8. Once done with the installation process, reboot your device.

Note: If your device stuck at boot logo or taking longer then 7-10 minutes then follow this guide to fix the bootloop issue

That’s it! If you have successfully installed Google Pixel ROM on Nexus 5X let us know by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

Download Google Pixel ROM for Nexus 5X. Click here

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