Upgrade BQ Aquaris X5 Plus To Android 7.1.2 Nougat via LineageOS 14.1

Android 7.1.2 Nougat is now available for BQ Aquaris X5 Plus via the latest build of Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM. Now you can test the latest Android OS on your own device before official stock update released. The Lineage OS is one of the most popular custom ROMs and with extra contributions within the Android community.

This latest custom firmware comes with many cool features and performance improvements, also the ROM brings all the official features from Android 7.1.2 Nougat like improved performance, multi-window multitasking, better notification management, faster device with better battery optimization, more human emoji, improved security, instant app and much more.

This ROM is not officially announced by the company but just a custom ROM which is developed by third-party developers. Your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) in order to flash this Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM to your BQ Aquaris X5 Plus. By following this step by step guide you can easily and quickly update your BQ Aquaris X5 Plus to Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM.

All thanks to developer who shared this LineageOS 14.1 ROM with us. Since this build is still under development, you should expect some bugs and FC here and there but overall it going to be a smooth experience. Lets learn how to update BQ Aquaris X5 Plus to Android 7.1.2 Nougat with LineageOS 14.1 custom ROM.

Upgrade BQ Aquaris X5 Plus To Android 7.1.2 Nougat


The Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM and instructions are working with only BQ Aquaris X5 Plus. Do not try to flash this firmware on any other devices.


AndroidBlog will not responsible for any damage occurred to your BQ Aquaris X5 Plus during or after the installation of Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat ROM. Installing this ROM the warranty of your BQ Aquaris X5 Plus will get void. Proceed at your risk.


  • Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before moving on to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
  • Verify that you’ve correctly installed the BQ Aquaris X5 Plus USB Drivers on the PC.
  • The BQ Aquaris X5 Plus should be rooted with the latest version of the custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
  • Enable USB Debugging by navigating to Menu –> Settings –> Developer Options
  • Make sure that the battery level of the BQ Aquaris X5 Plus is at least above 80% before going ahead.


  • LineageOS 14.1 ROM For BQ Aquaris X5 Plus [Mirror][Filename:]
  • Download Google Apps

Steps To Update BQ Aquaris X5 Plus to Android 7.1.2 Nougat With Official LineageOS 14.1 Custom ROM:

1: – First, download Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM for BQ Aquaris X5 Plus on the desktop of the PC.

2: – Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.

3: – Transfer Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.

4: – Unplug the BQ Aquaris X5 Plus from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.

5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.

6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform a wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe Dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced> Wipe Dalvik Cache.

Note: – Wipe Dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors during ROM installation.

7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.

8: – Navigate to the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.

9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation completes. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.

Your BQ Aquaris X5 Plus will reboot and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.

Done! You have successfully updated BQ Aquaris X5 Plus to Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions regarding the above given detailed guide.

Bhatti Junaid

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