For those of you who strive for a custom ROM that is pure as stock but would like to get some extra customization, you may want to consider the latest Pure Nexus ROM, available for both Pixel and Pixel XL. Based on latest Android 7.1.1, the Pure Nexus ROM brings you exactly what its name implies, “pure” Google Android experience. Even without its numerous tweaking options, the Pure Nexus ROM runs faster and longer than stock firmware and highly recommended for those of you still on stock. Running stock firmware on Pixel or Pixel XL means you are pretty much missing out on the real Pixel experience.
Pure Nexus ROM has been updated to include many customization options found in other ROMs including the ability to tweak your lockscreen, notification drawer, recent apps, status bar, navigation bar, power menu, volume rocker, display, and much more. Pure Nexus ROM also has the “most extensive” Power menu customization I have seen so far out of all Pixel custom ROMs. Even if customization isn’t your thang, you can still enjoy the pure, raw performance and it feels good that you can always tweak your phone more than a regular stock Pixel.
If you are looking for an excellent custom ROM, definitely Pure Nexus ROM is one of the first you should try so if you haven’t tried it, give it a test drive this weekend and do let me know what you think!
Download Android 7.1.1 Vendor Image for Pixel (install this if you are coming from lower than 7.1.1)
Download Android 7.1.1 Vendor Image for Pixel XL (install this if you are coming from lower than 7.1.1)
For installation, reboot into TWRP recovery, do a wipe/factory reset, install ROM, RE-INSTALL TWRP ZIP, and reboot. If you don’t know how to do this, see my guide on How to Install TWRP Permanently after Installing a Custom ROM on Pixel/Pixel XL!
Installation Video Tutorial:
If Play Store is missing, reboot into recovery, then install Gapps after installing ROM. If you get vendor error message, reboot into TWRP then use the fastboot command, “fastboot flash vendor vendor.img” to update vendor image. You may also be able to use Flashify app to update vendor image.
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