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How to flash Android Nougat Lineage OS on Huawei Honor 5X

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Finally, the Android Nougat Lineage OS 14.1 ROM is now available for the Huawei Honor 5X Smartphone users. If you are a user of this handset and want to flash this Custom ROM on your Huawei Honor 5X, then I have this step-by-step guide for you. The ROM is stable and secure enough to be flashed on your device. Once you have flashed this ROM on your Smartphone, it will be smooth enough to run the Nougat features and Apps on your device. You can also use the internal Settings and Customization option to customize your device. Best part of the Custom ROM update will bring your device superior battery performance and better features.

Now you have to take a look on the pre-requirements which are essential for the update process. Without meeting the pre-requirements, you can never get success in the update process. But because the update is brought to you by third party developers, so there are chances that your Huawei Honor 5X might get bugged or bricked. But less chances of such incidents are there if you follow the procedure properly. But if anything such happened to your device, then we are there to help you out. But keep in mind that this update has nothing to do with Google. So think a couple of times, before starting the update.


  • Huawei Honor 5X
  • One Windows PC.
  • Original USB Cable.
  • Backup all your personal data such as SMS, MMS, videos, contacts, call logs, APN numbers, applications and all other files in your device, since those will get erased during the update.
  • Deactivate the antivirus or any other security protection from your PC during update.
  • Ensure that your Huawei Honor 5X have at least 50% power back up before you initiate the installation process to avoid any sort of inconvenience during installation.
  • Enable the USB debugging option in your Huawei Honor 5X Smartphone. To enable go to Settings. Forget not to disable the USB Debugging post update.

Also Read: How to Update HTC Butterfly 2 HTL23 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat LineageOS 14.1 ROM


Steps to Update

  • First of all download the above mentioned files and then connect your Huawei Honor 5X to your PC using USB. Then move the files to the SD card in your device.
  • Then you have to move your device into recovery mode.
  • In Recovery mode select “wipe data/factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache” options from recovery mode menu to wipe data and clear cache from your device.
  • Next you have to install both the files on your Huawei Honor 5X. To do that click on the option Install zip from SD card and then select the Nougat Custom ROM which you moved to your SD Card in step 1. Then click Install and follow the instructions that appear on the screen of your device.
  • Follow the same procedure to install Gapps on your Huawei Smartphone.
  • Wait till the update finishes. Once finished, return to the main menu and click “Reboot System Now”. Your Smartphone will be rebooted into normal mode now.

That’s it. You have now completed the Custom ROM update. The process is easy and shouldn’t create any issues in for you. Still you faced any, feel free to ping me in the comment section.

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