Best Android Oreo ROMs for the Nexus 5x

Nexus 5x code named bullhead manufactured by LG with operating software by Google has a lot of development support going on for it. Officially This device started getting updates from Android Marshmallow, Nougat and Oreo which is probably the last software update that the Nexus 5x will get. Obviously, there are a lot of Custom ROMs for this device but Here, we’ll be going through the Best Android Oreo ROMs for the Nexus 5x.

For installing Custom ROMs, you need an unlocked bootloader and TWRP on your bullhead. There’s a tutorial on our site that teaches you to unlock bootloader, install TWRP and flash custom ROMs.

Best Android Oreo ROMs for the Nexus 5x

Google’s Stock Oreo

Google’s Android 8.1.0 Stock Factory Images are available to download for the Nexus 5x. These builds are perfect for people who don’t dwell in customizing their Android and want a vanilla Android experience. These factory images are shipped with the device from the start and get OTA system updates. There is not much customization present in the stock oreo builds but best in terms of stability and performance. Here’s a tutorial on how to install Android Oreo Stock Factory Images on your Nexus 5x.

Download Stock Oreo builds here: Factory Images for Nexus 5x bullhead

LineageOS (LOS)

LineageOS is a free and open-source OS for smartphones and tablets, based on Android Open Source Project(AOSP). Lineage 15.1 is based on Android Oreo 8.1.0 and has lots of customizations under the hood and brings more performance enhancements and stability improvements to the device. You should probably check out the XDA Thread for more information on downloads and installation guides.

Download LineageOS 15.1 for bullhead: Lineage-15.1-bullhead

Ground Zero Open Source Project (GZOSP)

GZOSP is a Custom ROM project based on AOSP. Their base ROM is GZOSP and Validus is another ROM created by them which has more features and customization. Validus theme is Wolf. Visit the GZOSP Google+ Community for more information.

Download GZOSP ROM for bullhead: GZOSP-bullhead-8.1.0
Download Validus ROM for bullhead: Validus-bullhead-8.1.0

Android Ice Cold Project (AICP)

AICP is known as the “Ice Cold Project” which is based on LineageOS meaning it contains LOS source and more from the AICP dev team. You can find all of the customization and additions in the AICPExtras in Settings. Visit the AICP XDA Thread for more information and installation. Also, Visit the AICP Google+ Community to thank them for their work.

Download AICP 13.1 for bullhead: AICP_bullhead_o-13.1

CRDroid Android

CRDroid Android is another ROM based on LineageOS fully packed with performance enhancements, plenty of features, customization and more. Visit the crDroid XDA Thread for support! Also, here’s a link to the crDroid Google+ Community.

Download crDroid ROM for bullhead: crdroidAndroid-8.1-bullhead


CandyROM is a custom ROM based on AOSP built with commits from variety of difference sources. As Candy being their theme, their ROM tastes sweet. Visit the CandyROMs XDA Thread for support! If you want to join the CandyROMs Google+ Community, here’s a link.

Download CandyROMs for bullhead: Candy-bullhead-8.1

Android Open Source Illusion Project (AOSIP)

AOSIP is a another custom ROM based on AOSP. The AOSiP team strive for perfection with latest features and stability to its supported devices with an logo of an owl. Click the link to view the AOSiP XDA Thread. Also, Join the AOSiP Google+ Community for support.

Download AOSIP for bullhead: AOSiP-8.1-bullhead

Android Open Source Cypher Project (AOSCP)

AOSCP also known as CypherOS is another custom ROM based on AOSP. This ROM is an extension to pure Android. It tries maintain the purity of Android while offering useful features for users. Their goal is to give the highest level of performance whilst achieving Simplicity. As #StayClean being their motto, the ROM is awesome for people who want to enjoy vanilla Android with few additions. Visit the CypherOS XDA Thread for bullhead and Join the AOSCP Google+ Community if you are interested.

Download AOSCP/CypherOS for bullhead: aoscp_bullhead

The above listed ROMs are not in any sort of order. Everything depends on user preference, however you can try them on your Nexus 5x and give feedback to the appropriate developer.

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