Download & Install Android 9 Pie on Nexus 5 (AOSP ROM)


Recently we shared Android Pie for Nexus 5X device and now we got the AOSP 9.0 Port for Google Nexus 5 Smartphones! The ROM will be based on Android 9.0 Pie with latest August Security Patch (Nexus 5 AOSP 9.0.0 r3 Pie). Check out How to Download and Install Android 9 Pie on Nexus 5 now!

The Android 9 Pie update for Nexus 5 is available right now via ASOP Custom ROM. The Unofficial AOSP Android Pie Custom ROM for LG Nexus 5 (hammerhead) is not available for download. The Android 9 Pie based AOSP custom ROM for LG Nexus 5 (hammerhead).

Though it’s an unofficial release, it does have some bugs. Don’t worry, you will receive the stable version soon! Thanks to XDA senior developer “rootr” who has flashed ported Android 9.0 Pie on the LG Nexus 5.

If you are interested to experience the features of Android P on Nexus 5, then you can try to Install Android P ASOP ROM on Nexus 5. Wonder how to Install Android 9.0 Pie Via AOSP ROM on Google Nexus 5? Check the below section!

Unofficial AOSP Android Pie ROM for Nexus 5

The Android Pie for Nexus 5 updates comes with new Digital Wellbeing dashboard, iPhone X-like swipe navigation, Smart replies, App actions, Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Battery and more.

Regarding the custom ASOP ROM, things like Boots, Bluetooth, Network, and MTP are are working without any issues. You might face some issues on WiFi, Sound, Debugging, Camera, NFC. The Android 9.0 AOSP Pie ROM for Nexus 5 don’t have any other issues!

We suggest only experienced users can try this ROM and its not yet ready for daily use. Also, SELinux is permissive.

Install Android 9 Pie on Nexus 5 (AOSP ROM)
Nexus 5 Receives Android 9 Pie via Unofficial AOSP Port

The ASOP ROM does not include Google apps and services like Play store. After installing the ASOP Android Pie Rom on Nexus 5, users have to flash or Install GApps separately on their device.

In order to Install Android 9 Pie on Nexus 5 (hammerhead) users need to unlock the bootloader and flash the AOSP ROM via fastboot command. Let’s see how to Install Android 9 Pie on Nexus 5!


Your Device warranty will be void. will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device. Try at your own RISK!!

Download Android 9.0 Pie for LG Nexus 5

Android Pie AOSP ROM for Nexus 5 (hammerhead)Download Links
Download AOSP Pie For LG Nexus 5Link

Steps to Install Android 9 Pie on Nexus 5 (AOSP)

  • Download the required files from above and copy the files to your microSD card.
  • Extract the zip file and move the files to ADB folder.
  • Boot your device into Stock Recovery mode and then format System and Cache.
  • Open a command window and enter below commands one by one.

fastboot flash system system.img 
fastboot flash boot boot.img

  • Once done, reboot your device by entering the following command,

fastboot reboot

  • Now your Nexus 5 should Boot on Android 9.0 Pie! That’s it!

To Conclude

Hope you found this guidepost helps you to Download and Install Android 9 Pie AOSP Custom ROM on Nexus 5. Don’t miss any steps which will damage your device.

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