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Flash Exodus Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Custom ROM on LG Nexus 5 – How To

Exodus ROM is another new custom firmware for Android devices which is getting popularity for its fast performance, smoothness and stability. If you have LG Nexus 5 smartphone then here is good news for you that the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based Exodus custom ROM is now available for these smartphones. This ROM comes with all the official Marshmallow features as well as some features are taken from CyanogenMod to taste amazing customizations.

Ready to flash the new smooth and fast Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Exodus ROM on your Nexus 5? Go ahead and follow the given guide. Keep in mind that your device should be rooted before proceeding to the given instructions. Exodus is a custom ROM firmware which is not officially released by LG thus you’ll need a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM in order to install this ROM on your LG Nexus 5. You can read more about this Nexus 5 ROM at this XDA thread.

Flash Exodus Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Custom ROM on LG Nexus 5 - How To 1


Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
Penta-band 3G with HSPA; LTE cat3
4.95″ 16M-color 1080p True HD IPS Plus FullHD capacitive touchscreen
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display protection
Android OS v4.4 KitKat
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset
8MP autofocus camera with LED flash, geotagging, optical image stabilization, photo sphere, 1080p video recording @ 30fps with continuous autofocus and stereo sound; HDR mode, Dual recording, optical image stabilization
1.3 MP front-facing camera
16GB/32GB of built-in storage
microUSB port, USB host support, USB on-the-go, SlimPort TV-out
Bluetooth v4.0
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA
Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
Voice commands
Accelerometer and proximity sensor
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
2300mAh Li-Po battery, wireless charging


The Exodus custom ROM in this guide is working only with LG Nexus 5 devices. Do not try these instructions for any other device or incorrect variant.


AndroidBlog will not be responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Nexus 5 during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Exodus custom ROM. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Enable USB debugging option by navigating to Settings > Applications. Tap on Developer Options to make sure that either USB Debugging is enabled or not.
  • Download and install LG Nexus 5 USB drivers on your PC.
  • The Nexus 5 device should be rooted.
  • The latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP should be pre-installed on your device, otherwise you’ll not be able to install a custom ROM.
  • The battery level of the phone should be at least about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while installation.

Required Files:

Steps To Install Exodus Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on Nexus 5:

1:- Download the Exodus Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM and Google Apps from the above links on your PC (probably on your desktop).

2:- Now, connect the LG Nexus 5 to your PC using its USB data cable.

3:- Transfer the downloaded ROM files to the root folder of your SD card on Nexus 5.

4:- Disconnect your Nexus 5 and turn it OFF in order to boot into recovery mode.

5:- Turn the device ON while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time. Highlight options using Volume keys and select them using Power button.

6:- While the phone is now in recovery mode, select wipe data/factory reset and confirm the operation. Also wipe cache partition.

7:- Finally perform wipe dalvik cache.

8:- Now, select install zip from sdcard and then choose zip from Sdcard. Locate the Exodus Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow file and confirm its installation.

8:- Repeat the same steps to install Google Apps package, once the ROM installation is finished successfully.

9:- Finally, go back to the main menu of recovery and select reboot system now.

You have successfully installed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Exodus custom ROM on LG Nexus 5.

Let us know in the comments section below in case of any issue or query.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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