Android 9 Pie Hits Nexus 6 and Nexus 5X (Custom ROM)


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Google ditched the Nexus 6 and Nexus 5X from its official Android 9 Pie update roadmap.

But that hasn’t stopped the developer community from stepping in to create a working ROM for the handsets.

As usual, Nexus phones can (and do) live on well past their official end-of-life within Google’s official ecosystem.

Nexus PieX – The ROM You Need

The update for the Nexus 5X – known as Nexus PieX – was built by a developer that goes by the name of Argraur.

The working Nexus 6 update was built by a developer called Myself5 with a little help from the CarbonROM team.

Both updates work and are available for download via XDA Developers. Or, if you prefer, you can use the links below:

Things To Keep In Mind

These are ROMS, so they’re not 100% final. They work mostly, however, with just a few grumbles present.

So what are those grumbles? On the CarbonBeta ROM encryption isn’t working and mobile network connectivity can be a little sketchy.

On Nexus PieX, SafetyNet and VoLTE aren’t working. But everything else, including Google Apps and the camera app, is 100% functional.

The PieX update is the more stable of the two, but both work and will be more than adequate for most users.

As always: these are unofficial ROMS, so proceed at your own risk!

Happy hunting!

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