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[UBR] First Ever Android 8.1 for Nexus 5 [Every Month Update]

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By FirstEver, Senior Member on 30th January 2018, 07:37 PM
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First Ever Android 8.1 for Nexus 5

First Ever Android 8.1 for Nexus 5 [Every Month Update]

This is my new project dedicated to all Nexus 5 users!
The goal is to reproduce the Google Pixel 2 system.
It is based on unofficial Unlegacy Android Project 8.1 Beta.
This UBR contains some useful tools that can be easily uninstalled.
What does UBR stand for?
The letters UBR stand for Update By Recovery - a very non conventional way of flashing.
This backup does not contain the EFS partition which holds your personal IMEI number,
that's why you can use it on any Nexus 5 phone!
Why you should install this ROM?
+ Really easy flash by swiping only one button in TWRP!
+ Quick Installation (it usually takes 3 minutes)
+ It works instantly after reboot
+ If the phone is not damaged it will always work
+ It looks like Google Pixel 2 from the box (in 99%)
+ It has extra functions that can be uninstalled (Magisk etc)

It has a 4 times larger installation file than standard flashable ROM
Other applications from your Google account will need to be installed manually
Why is it so BIG?
This UBR contains: ROM (298 MB) + OpenGApps Nano (141 MB) + Other Modules/Mods+ Other Google apps.
After installation you can remove all unwanted apps including Magisk (Unroot).
What works:
  • Almost everything.
What doesn't work:
  • Trusted face (from Smart Lock)
  • Fast (Quick) Charging
  • WakeBlock (wait for the update)
Things to improve:
  • Xposed Framework (with Pixel NavBar module) breaks the SafetyNet.
If you want to use apps that require the SafetyNet be passed, uninstall Xposed (the navigation bar will return to the AOSP version).
Requirements:Download: - You can find the latest version on Google!
  1. Download the First Ever Android 8.1 for Nexus 5: Direct, Dropbox, Mega, Google Drive, OneDrive, Magnet, Torrent.
  2. Installation Guide - make sure you follow all the instructions carefully, without skipping any steps!
  3. FAQ - if you have a problem with my UBR please read the answers to frequently asked questions.








Please download the latest version from official page - use Google to find it.
I will not continue my project here, until this thread is removed.
Do not worry, this project is still being developed (but not here).

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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30th January 2018, 07:51 PM |#2  
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First Ever Android 8.1 for Nexus - Battery Life Test

- No Google account
- WiFi Connected
- No Sim Card
- Old battery



My result: 6 DAYS!!!

If you are experiencing bad battery life, please blame your apps like Facebook etc.
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30th January 2018, 08:08 PM |#3  
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Nice, but why starting a new thread?
30th January 2018, 10:27 PM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BIade

Nice, but why starting a new thread?

I asked the moderator to remove (delete) my previous thread, not to close it.
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30th January 2018, 10:47 PM |#5  
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Did you basically backup the unlegacy rom after editing it? But you can not take the system and simply create an update script flashable ?
30th January 2018, 11:08 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by miseusegau

Did you basically backup the unlegacy rom after editing it? But you can not take the system and simply create an update script flashable ?

How do you want to update partitions from ext4 to f2fs by using flashable ZIP?
My UBR (Update By Recovery) is the best solution for beginners, because most people do not read the instructions.

Example (last comment on my website): WiFi doesn't work - please help/fix it!
This is not a bug, you have not updated the TWRP Recovery to version 3.2.1-1 = you have not read the instructions!
31st January 2018, 04:14 AM |#7  
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You can have the pixel navbar w/o xposed: https://chromloop.com/2016/11/guide-...to-your-phone/. I'm not sure if it will work with oreo since the guide is for 7.1.2.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CalebQ42

You can have the pixel navbar w/o xposed: https://chromloop.com/2016/11/guide-...to-your-phone/. I'm not sure if it will work with oreo since the guide is for 7.1.2.

Thanks, I will try it, but now I am using Xposed module for Pixel Navbar, unfortunately it breaks the SafetyNet.
You can choose between Pixel Navbar and SafetyNet. To pass the SafetyNet open Xposed Installer app and uninstall it.

KDCloudy's review on YouTube - thanks!



How to enable notification dots:
Go to: Settings -> Apps & notifications -> open Pixel Launcher app -> press the Gear icon -> Notification dots -> Change settings -> On -> Allow





Please download the latest version from official page - use Google to find it.[/COLOR]
I will not continue my project here, until this thread is removed.
Do not worry, this project is still being developed (but not here).
1st February 2018, 11:32 AM |#9  
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Quote:
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I asked the moderator to remove (delete) my previous thread, not to close it.

I don't think XDA or most of the forums have an option to delete any post or thread they can only close it. Any reason for deleting the thread? But cause of that you shouldn't stop posting it here.
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9th February 2018, 09:37 AM |#10  
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Issues I have been facing after using it for a week:

1. Poor Bluetooth call quality
2. Random apps crashing (Google Maps/Twitter/Kindle)
3. Random slowness & lags
4. Volume/sound is very low

How do I turn off mobile data without unlocking my lock screen?

---------- Post added at 15:07 ---------- Previous post was at 15:04 ----------

@FirstEver How will we know when new update is available and what are the changes done?
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11th February 2018, 11:13 AM |#11  
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Lag every second.
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