AICP 13 Oreo ROM for Nexus 5x – Download and installation Guide

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    Android Oreo 8.0 based AICP 13 for Nexus 5x is now available to download via an OFFICIAL build. This post provides the download link to the AICP 13 Oreo ROM for Nexus 5x and guides through the installation process of the same. This AICP 13 Oreo ROM for Nexus 5x is brought to you by developer semdoc.

    If you want the OFFICIAL AICP 13 update or some more Android Oreo ROMs then stay tuned to the LineageOS 15 ROMs page or the AOSP Android Oreo ROMs devices list page.


    If you like this ROM then do contribute to semdoc for his hard work:
    Donate to semdoc

    THIS IS AN INITIAL BETA BUILD. HAVE A BACKUP BEFORE FLASHING THIS AND TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Installing a custom ROM requires an unlocked bootloader on Nexus 5x, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone. Understand that you are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.


    Status of Nexus 5x AICP 13 Oreo 8 ROM:

    – Almost everything
    – No such known issues


    Nexus 5x AICP 13 OREO ROM


    Root binary is NOT inbuilt in Lineage OS ROM, so you may need a separate SuperSu package or LineageOS su (because AICP is based on LineageOS) binary to install to gain ROOT access. Here is Lineage OS Rooting guide
    If there is no in-built ROOT or it does not work for some reason then you can try SuperSU rooting guide to enable ROOT access.


    Follow this if you are flashing AICP 13 on the Nexus 5x for the first time, or coming from another ROM:

    Points to NOTE:
    – Try to avoid restoring apps backup using Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
    – Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
    – It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.

    • Boot into Recovery.
      Make sure to have a Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP or any other custom recovery. If not then download the recovery for Nexus 5x from above link and follow the Custom Recovery Installation Guide (it’s a generic guide which will work for TWRP as well as CWM recovery or any other recovery)
    • Wipe data factory reset, Cache partition, Dalvik Cache and Format the System partition.
      – Here is a guide explaining how to wipe data using TWRP recovery.

      This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider complete backup of your phone data or take a NANDROID backup of the current ROM
      How to backup all data on your Android Device
      how to take NANDROID backup using TWRP recovery

    • Download and Copy Nexus 5xthe Oreo GApps and the AICP 13 ROM ZIP to the phone.
    • First flash the Nexus 5x AICP 13 ROM ZIP from device. Then flash the GApps zip from your device memory.
      – Here is a post explaining how to install AICP 13 ROM
    • Then reboot into recovery (don’t skip this) and flash the Gapps for AICP 13 package.
      – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
    • Reboot and Enjoy Android Oreo with AICP 13 ROM on Nexus 5x.

    Upgrading from earlier version of AICP 13 for (bulhead):

    Nexus 5x
    Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android Oreo 8.0 with AICP 13 on the . After the installing the AICP 13 ROM, you may want to enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
    How to Enable ROOT on AICP 13 ROM.


    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Nexus 5x (bulhead) forum For other Android Oreo, Nougat ROMs, AICP 13 ROMs, other custom ROMs and all other device specific topics.


    If you have any issues on this ROM or you have found some BUG on this ROM, then you can ask help on the development thread created at xda forums.

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