Google's Android 7.0 a.k.a Android Nougat a.ka. Android N, which is now making its way to prominent Nexus devices, can be obtained and used by users of various non-Nexus devices before the update gets officially seeded. You can now experience Android Nougat via multiple custom ROMs built by developers from across the globe.
Android Nougat custom ROMs are now available for a host of devices of prominent brands, courtesy XDA Developers. Given below are some prominent custom ROMs for OnePlus, Xiaomi, Samsung, Sony and Motorola.
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Android Nougat custom ROMs for Samsung
· For Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7: Click here to download a fully working AOSP Android 7.0 Nougat custom ROM for the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7. However, do remember that you could experience some issues after installation, such as improper orientation of images and broken video recording. Nonetheless, other Android Nougat features have been tested by developers and approved to be fully functional.
· For Samsung Galaxy S4: This Android Nougat custom ROM is applicable for Galaxy S4 smartphones bearing model number i9505. Click here to download and clean install this Android Nougat custom ROM. No issues have been reported at this point in time. You can report the existence of issues, if any, after installation.
· For Samsung Galaxy Tab S: Click here for the custom ROM. This is based on the Vanilla Google Android, and applicable for Galaxy tab S 10.5 Wi-Fi variant, Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE, Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE and the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Wi-Fi editions, respectively.
Android Nougat custom ROMs for Xiaomi
As of now, Android Nougat custom ROMs have been developed for Xiaomi's Mi 4 and Mi 3 smartphones. These are available for download here. Do note that bugs within video recording, Google Now on Tap and Clock applications have been discovered. However, this custom ROM retains all the conventional functionality/characteristics of Android 7.0 Nougat OS update.
Android Nougat custom ROMs for Sony
· For Sony Xperia Z5: This custom ROM is an early alpha release, so expect minor bugs. This ROM is applicable for Xperia Z5 handsets bearing model number E6653.
· For Sony Xperia SP: Android Nougat custom ROM for Xperi SP is available here. As per developers, most of the features offered by this custom ROM are stable, apart from the broken camcorder functionality.
· For Sony Xperia L: An alpha Android Nougat custom ROM is available for the Sony Xperia L. Click here to download and install.
Android Nougat custom ROM for Motorola
An alpha CyanogenMod CM 14 build, based on Android Nougat, is now available for Motorola Moto G. Click here to download.
Android Nougat-based custom ROM for OnePlus devices
· For OnePlus X: You can now download an initial CyanogenMod 14 build for the OnePlus X.
· For OnePlus One: A more stable Android 7.0 custom ROM is available for OnePlus One. Click here to download. You may observe minor issues upon installation of this custom ROM build.