Want to update your Nexus 5 to the newest version of Android? There are lots of custom ROMs for Nexus 5, with some of them based on the latest Nougat 7.1.1 firmware. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install one of the most popular custom ROMs for Nexus 5, Resurrection Remix, based on Android Nougat 7.1.1.

The complete feature list for Resurrection Remix Android 7.1.1 can be found here, we’ll show you some of the most important features below.

Resurrection Remix Android 7.1.1 features

  • Enable/Disable Navbar
  • Navbar color tint
  • Navbar Button Customization smartbar
  • Navbar Pulse
  • Navbar Fling
  • Double Tap to sleep navbar
  • Statusbar
  • Brightness Slider
  • Enable/Disable Show Notification Count
  • SuperUser Indicator Switch
  • Double Tap To sleep Statusbar
  • Carrier Label
  • Carrier Label Switch
  • Carrier label Color
  • Carrier Label Size
  • Clock Customizations
  • Time & date
  • Day & date Toogle
  • Center/Right/Left Clock Choice
  • Date Format
  • Clock Font Styles
  • Battery
  • Battery Bar customization
  • Battery Icon Customization(circle/landscape/Potrait and more)
  • Battery % Text
  • Network Traffic Indicator
  • Network Traffic Arrows Switch
  • Incoming/OutGoing Traffic
  • Network traffic Color
  • Statusbar RR Logo
  • RR logo Color
  • Position
  • Custom Logos
  • logo Color
  • Position
  • Style
  • StatusBar Weather
  • Weather Color
  • Weather Position(left/right)
  • Weather Font Style
  • Weather Size
  • StatusBar Ticker
  • Ticker Text color
  • Ticker Icon Color
  • Animations
  • Toast Animations
  • ListView Animations
  • System Animations
  • QS tile Animations
  • Power Menu Animations
  • Misc Animations
  • Gestures
  • Gestures Anywhere Feature
  • 3 Finger Swipe Screenshot Gesture
  • Overall Smoothness Improvements
  • Optimizations to Improve Battery
  • Includes all Android Nougat Features
  • Includes all CM14.1 Features

If you have any questions you can visit the developer’s page.

Prerequisites

In order to flash Resurrection Remix on your Nexus 5 you have to do the following:

  • Download and install USB drivers for Nexus 5 on your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging option (Menu > Settings > Applications). Navigate and tap on Developer Options to enable USB Debugging.
  • Your Nexus 5 must be rooted before flashing the ROM.
  • Make sure to install TWRP or CWM recovery tool.
  • Battery should be at least 70 percent charged.
  • Download the Ressurection Remix package from here.

How to flash Android 7.1.1 on your Nexus 5 with Resurrection Remix custom ROM

  1. Connect your Nexus 5 to your PC using a USB cable and copy the downloaded files to your phone.
  2. After you copy the files, disconnect the device from your computer and power it off.
  3. Boot the device into the recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and the Power buttons simultaneously. Use Volume keys to highlight and Power button to select.
  4. In the TWRP settings menu, clear phone memory (Wipe > Factory Reset).
  5. Return to TWRP settings, tap Install and locate the Resurrection Remix firmware zip file from the phone memory.
  6. In the menu, confirm the installation process by tapping Swipe to Confirm Flash.
  7. Your phone will now install the Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM. Be patient; the process can be a bit long.
  8. When you receive the Successful message, you can restart your device.
  9. If your Nexus 5 gets stuck in the bootloop, you have to go to TWRP main menu and clear Wipe cache/dalvik.

The first boot will take some time. After the phone boots successfully, you can enjoy all of the features on the Android Nougat, along with a plethora of goodies found on the Resurrection Remix.