This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. OK
45 Shares 1 Comment

Nexus 5X Android update: latest news

Update: CyanogenMod 13 nightlies available

The Nexus 5X was the first smartphone to arrive with Android 6.0 Marshmallow already installed. Google rolled out a small OTA soon after release, fixing small issues in the software. If you're setting up your 5X for the first time, you may be prompted to install the update as soon the device connects to Wi-Fi. Find out all the latest Nexus 5X Android update news below. 

Nexus 5X 11
A small update for the Nexus 5X is now rolling out. / © ANDROIDPIT 

Nexus 5X Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

The OTA update comes in at 42 MB and brings the Nexus 5X up to software version MDB08I. This is a minor update, with no changelist, so it's likely it's just for security updates and bug fixes. 

Factory images for the Nexus 5X are frequently made available by Google, most of which contain small fixes. At the time of writing, the latest version is MDB08M, which contains some minor security fixes. If you choose to download and install any of these factory images, we recommend you follow our guide, How to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Nexus, as there are risks involved.

Google hasn't yet said when the first major update to Marshmallow will land. Android Lollipop version 5.0.1 arrived in December 2014 though, so there's a chance we could get it before the end of the year.  

CyanogenMod 13 for Nexus 5X

Nightly builds for CyanogenMod 13 based on Android Marshmallow have begun. This custom ROM is probably the most popular available and can open up your device some more if you're looking for something a little different to stock Android.

The nightlies are the first stages of public release for CyanogenMod, and new ones are issued nightly, as you might have guessed. They're experimental builds designed to try new things and identify bugs, so they're far from stable, and are best for experienced users only.

You can download the latest nightlies for your Nexus 5X here.

Have you got your hands on the Nexus 5X yet? What are your initial thoughts on it? Let us know in the comments. 

1 Comment

Write new comment:
  • ino Vapor 11 months ago Link to comment

    Due to popular Nexus 5; Google is bring it back with 5X and going backward wasting all our Qi practical night stands, Qi car mounts, office Qi Wireless charging in Favor of a sold out USB C cable on their website. Type C plugs in "like Apple 4 year old Technology" reversible, as if that was the reason for Wireless Charging?! So now that OI'm in love with just setting my phone next to my table it's charging, when sleeping, when working; I even have an external Duracell Battery with Qi wireless charging. But an idiot at Google or LG decided on this greedy strategy to claim Plug is more convenient now that it's reversible and wireless charging is so inconvenient because U don't even have to look. But the Qi Wireless charger aren't more convenient still! WHY Google? Greed. You have become the Microsoft of this era.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. More info

Got it!