How to Install LineageOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM on Huawei Honor 5X


Huawei Honor 5X has received LineageOS Custom ROM based on latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. Flashing this LinageOS Custom ROM will bring the latest flavor of Android to the Honor 5X devices. Huawei Honor 5X was released back in October 2015, it came with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box with planned upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. But if you are not content with Marshmallow and want to try the latest and exciting new features of Android 7.1.1 Nougat then the only way is to flash LinageOS Custom ROM on your Huawei Honor 5X.

Many users prefer the stock firmware provided by the device manufacturer but there are always people who want to push the limits and doesn’t like factory restrictions. If you are one of that person then you are in right place. Today we will guide you on How to Install LineageOS Custom ROM based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat on your Huawei Honor 5X. Keep in mind it’s not an Official ROM so you need to have Custom Recovery installed on your Honor 5X and also your device must be rooted. LineageOS Custom ROM brings a lot of exciting features to your Honor 5X. Therefore, if you ready to bring Android 7.1.1 Nougat experience to your device then follow our step by step guide.

Note: This guide is only meant for Huawei Honor 5X, please check your device model by going to Settings > About Phone.



  • Before proceeding any further backup all your important data like Emails, Messages, Personal Photos, and Videos.
  • Download and install Latest Huawei Honor 5X USB Drivers on your PC.
  • Make sure USB Debugging mode is enabled on your Android Device. You can enable USB Debugging by going to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Huawei Honor 5X must be rooted and Custom Recovery like CWM/TWRP must be installed.
  • The device should be charged up to 70% to avoid any unexpected shutdowns. This is very important, any shutdown during the process can damage your device permanently.


How to Install LineageOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM on  Huawei Honor 5X

Step 1: Download Android 7.1.1 LineageOS ROM and Google Apps on your PC.

Step 2: Now connect your Huawei Honor 5X with your computer via USB Cable.

Step 3: Move downloaded LineageOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM and Google Apps to the root folder of SD Card of your Honor 5X.

Step 4: After copy/paste is done, unplug the device and turn it off completely.

Step 5: Now turn on Honor 5X by pressing and holding Volume UP + Power Button at the same time. Don’t let go of the buttons until you the Android Robot logo. Now your device is in recovery mode, use Volume rockers to navigate your way through the options.

Step 6: In recovery mode, perform “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.

Step 7: Go back to the main recovery menu, and select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card. Now locate the LineageOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM which you copied earlier. Select it and initiate the installation process.

Step 8: Once the ROM is flashed, install Google Apps by repeating the above step.

That’s it! Reboot Huawei Honor 5X once the GAPPS installation is completed. First boot can take up to 4 to 5 mins so don’t get nervous about it. After the first boot up you are ready to experience the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat along with customizations and features of LineageOS Custom ROM.