How To Install Dark ROM Android 7.1 Nougat For Nexus 5

Nowadays most of the Android users are aware of rooting, Custom ROM stuff which is an excellent sign. Many of the Nexus 5 users might be searching for Best Custom ROM’s for Nexus 5. DARK ROM is based on LineageOS 14.1. It is perfect ROM for someone who is looking to get a great amount of customization without getting too far from stock Android experience. It offers great performance and is stable for daily use.

Recognized Contributor XDA member, Dark_Eyes has released a custom firmware called Dark ROM, based on LineageOS 14.1 Android Nougat with several other customised features for the Nexus 5.


  1. Full OMS support (rootless)
  2. Signature spoofing support
  3. Pixel Launcher (with the provided GAPPS package)
  4. Pixel animated navbar (with on/off switch)
  5. Pixel sounds
  6. Pixel accent colors
  7. Pixel bootanimation with sound
  8. Rounded icons
  9. Google Assistant
  10. Night Light
  11. Night Light Brightness
  12. Choose between dialer and voice assistant in lockscreen
  13. Hide next alarm from expanded status bar and lockscreen
  14. Disable the boot animation sound
  15. Secure lockscreen (disables status bar pull down, quick settings tiles, power button and lockscreen shortcuts)
  16. Double tap the lock icon on the lockscreen to sleep
  17. Longpress power button while screen off to trigger flashlight
  18. Hide bluetooth icon when disconnected
  19. Volume steps
  20. Quick unlock pin/password
  21. Remove album art from lockscreen
  22. Date in status bar
  23. Battery bar
  24. Smart pulldown
  25. Volume button controls media volume anywhere
  26. Change navbar height
  27. Screenshot tile
  28. Caffeine tile
  29. Sync tile
  30. Reboot/recovery tile
  31. Music tile
  32. USB Tethering tile
  33. NFC tile
  34. Quick settings custom rows/columns
  35. Turn on/off mobile data with single click on collapsed quick settings
  36. Status bar ticker
  37. Separate ring and notification volume
  38. Specific color for 100% charged battery
  39. Prevent accidental wakeup
  40. Remove settings suggestions
  41. Show WiFi SSID in status bar
  42. Show carrier label in status bar
  43. Hide carrier label on the lockscreen (or rename to whatever you want)
  44. Hide the low battery warning notification
  45. Remove the orange status bar and navigation bar when in battery saver mode
  46. One hand mode
  47. Choose doze brightness
  48. Adjust animation scale precisely with a slider
  49. Dynamic nav bar color (changes color to the same of status bar)
  50. In-call vibration options (on connect, on call waiting and on disconnect)


dark rom nougat nexus 5


  1. You will need latest radio ( and latest bootloader (HHZ20h)
  2. Latest TWRP recovery is highly recommended
  3. If you want HDR to work, you will need to keep Google Camera 3.2.045 (all newer versions won’t work)

How to install Android 7.1.2 Nougat Dark ROM on Nexus 5

  1. Download Android 7.1.2 DarkROM custom ROM for Nexus 5 and Google Apps 7.1 Nougat for Nexus 5 (hammerhead).
  2. Now reboot into TWRP. To boot into TWRP, turn your Nexus 5 off. Then press Power and Volume Down until you enter Fastboot Mode. From here you use the volume buttons to scroll up and down and use the Power button to confirm. Highlight Recovery Mode and press Power to enter custom recovery.
  3. Once the phone enters into TWRP Recovery, perform a full data wipe task by Select “Wipe” from the main menu of the TWRP recovery and then select “Swipe to factory reset” option on the bottom of the screen.
    TWRP Swipe To Factory Reset ROM
  4. Return to the main TWRP menu and choose Install. Browse and select the file which you copied earlier to your phone’s SD card in the second step. Swipe to Install/Flash in order to begin the flashing process.
    TWRP Swipe to Install ROM
  5. Now return to home in the TWRP and tap on the install option. Navigate to the file and select it.
  6. Once both the Gapps and ROM are installed, and then select “Reboot System” button.

Just like always if you have any kind of questions or queries about the ROMs or the Nexus 5 smartphone, feel free to talk to me in the comments below.