How to Flash SlimLP Android 5.0.2 Alpha 1 ROM for Google Nexus 5

SlimROMs introduced their first Lollipop based ROM titled as SlimLP aired for the Nexus 5 Smartphone users. However, the beta stage of the update is currently going on under their platform.

This custom ROM is based on the Android 5.0.2 AOSP Lollipop builds, but it also contains several things designed by its developers such as RRO Layers support, Ambient display and tons of other small changes.

The newly launched custom ROM works on the Android 5.0.2 AOSP Lollipop. It consists of a few additional features like RRO Layers support and Ambient display as well. Those who wish to check out the user friendly features of this custom ROM on their Nexus 5 can follow the steps given below.

Pre Requisites:

  1. Give backup for your device data.
  2. Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power.
  3. You may have already USB Driver installed for Google Nexus 5 in your PC. If not, install it.
  4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and your Smartphone.
  5. Your device has latest CWM recovery or TWRP recovery installed.

Steps to flash SlimLP Android 5.0.2 Alpha 1 ROM for Nexus 5:

Step 1: Download the ROM zip file from here.

Step 2: Download Gapps for SlimLP ROMs from here.

Step 3: After downloading the above files, transfer these files to the internal storage of your Smartphone. Once the files are copied to your device, disconnect it from PC. Don’t unzip the zip files copied to the internal storage. If you’ve downloaded these files in your device rather than copying it from PC, skip this step then.

Step 4: Switch off your device and boot it in Custom Recovery Mode. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons until the Custom Recovery Mode menu appears on the screen.

Step 5: Create a backup for NANDROID on your device:
– CWM: Select ‘backup and restore’  and choose zip from internal storage.
– TWRP: press ‘backup’.
– Give a title for this file and confirm process.

Step 6: Apply the ‘factory reset’ option for your device:
– CWM: select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’.
– TWRP: press ‘wipe’ option.
– Click on ‘confirm’.

Step 7: Start the new ROM installation process:
– CWM: Select ‘Install zip from sdcard’. Choose ‘zip from sdcard’ option.
– TWRP: Press ‘Install’.

Step 8: Confirm the installation process once you find out the new ROM zip file. Install Gapps zip file by following the same instructions written above.

Step 9: Log in as usual on your device.

NOTE: It’ll take around 10-15 minutes for the first booting process, as it also needs to optimize applications and load all the new features of this new ROM.

Once after the completion of the process, you can start using your Google Nexus 5 running on SlimLP Android 5.0.2 Alpha 1 ROM.

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