The Android 7.o Nougat is out and its been quite some time now and some Google Nexus phone users are enjoying it on their devices. But what is there for other Android smartphone owners, especially the ones made by Samsung, Sony, LG, OnePlus One?? The answer is wait for your turn. Well for the Samsung Galaxy users the most expected release of the first official version of Android 7.0 Nougat will be made available in November. While other Android smartphone owners have to wait again. But to kill the wait we are here with the list of top Android 7.0 Nougat Custom ROMs for your devices.
You can checkout the list and select the ROM you want to download and install on your device to enjoy the pleasure of latest Android Nougat 7.0 on your device. Thanks to the developer community and groups of talented individuals working together to achieve the common cause of getting the latest Android onto devices before the OEM can, and in many cases, because the OEM can’t.
With the large amount of unofficial builds of Android 7.0 Nougat and CyanogenMod 14 builds rolling in, it was a good idea to to create a big list of devices that have already tasted the dessert success. Below are the lists of Android 7.0 ROMs for these devices which we collect from the official XDA-Forums.
OnePlus X: A very early build of CyanogenMod 14 has landed on the device. All that works is that the device boots. Most features crash, so the ROM is good as a proof-of-concept.
OnePlus One: A fairly decent build of AOSP 7.0 is available for the device. The bug list has been shortened since we last reported on it, now being restricted to HW disk encryption, SELinux being permissive, Missing gestures and poorer GPS performance.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: This is from outside of our forums, but from a reputable source. The Free Xperia Project team has uploaded a few test builds for quite a few Sony devices, and the Z3 Compact (aries) has one too. In fact, the devices that they have covered with a test build so far are:
- Z1 (honami)
- Z1 Compact (amami)
- Z Ultra (togari)
- Z2 (sirius)
- Z2 Tablet (castor)
- Z2 Tablet WiFi (castor_windy)
- Z3 (leo)
- Z3 Compact (aries)
- Z3 Tablet Compact (scorpion)
- Z3 Tablet Compact WiFi (scorpion_windy)
- Z4 Tablet (karin)
- Z4 Tablet WiFi (karin_windy)
- Z5 (sumire)
- Z5 Premium (satsuki)
- Z5 Compact (suzuran)
- X (suzu)
Progress on devices differ and was largely undocumented, so users would have to try out the builds on their own.
We’d like to give our thanks to the Free Xperia Project team, and equally to Sony. Sony actively facilitated developers in the task of bringing Android N to its devices, thanks to their contributions to Open Source. Heck, they even have guides to build Android 7.0 (AOSP!!!) for their device, along with providing binaries for the code that they cannot release. This makes Sony devices dominate this list of devices with Android 7.0 builds so early into release. Granted, these builds have a WIP nature to them, but they aren’t meant for the average user at all.
Sony Xperia Z5: Android 7.0 Nougat Builds: Early alpha release for the E6653, camera is disabled and fingerprint does not work. Surprisingly, other important features like RIL and WiFi do work, so progress is good.
Added: Xperia M: The Alpha 2 build for the Xperia M comes with many tested features, with the camcorder and LEDs during boot being the exceptions. It’s still an Alpha build, but this 2013 device is still kicking!
Motorola Moto G: One of the most surprising entrants in this list is this budget device that was released with Android 4.3. Developers have a working alpha build of CM 14, with mentions of most basic features (RIL, Display, GPU) working.
LG Nexus 5: The Nexus 5 gets a mention in here despite being a Nexus is because of the end of its official support this year. But being a Nexus, there quite a few Android 7.0 ROMs for the device. The first builds that landed on the device have received a slew of updates that have shrunk down the “broken” list. It should not be long until these become stable builds, as is usually the case with Nexus devices.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7: A fairly well built ROM for AOSP 7.0 Nougat is available for the tablet. Only bugs mentioned are with video recording being broken completely and that photo orientation is incorrect. But outside of these, the builds look fairly solid.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S: A bunch of Galaxy Tab S variants have received builds for AOSP Nougat. The builds have issues with gaming, broken RIL and a few more graphical glitches.
Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4: AOSP 7.0 Nougat builds are available for the Mi 3 and the Mi 4. The bug list includes issues with video recording, Google Now on Tap and the Clock app.
Added: LG G3: While its Snapdragon 801 might prevent it from receiving official support, AOSP Nougat ROMs are starting to pop up for the LG G3. Who needs LG UX anyway? It’s a WIP and camcorder, RIL and sensors are broken — but it’s something to look forward to for LG G3 users!
Jiayu S3: Builds for Android 7.0 are available on this lesser-known device, that too with a MediaTek MT6752 SoC. GPS and audio and video recording do not work as of yet, but this gives the device a good taste of Nougat.
Jiayu S3 Plus: This device with a MediaTek MT6753 SoC also has a build of Android Nougat. Bugs for the ROM relate to the GPS breaking when the RIL fix is applied.
If there is a device you want to see on this list, politely let us know in the comments down below and we will add it to the list!