How to Install Android Nougat based CM14 on Android One (1st Gen.) devices

The first Android One devices which Google launched in the year 2014 have now aged out of their guaranteed software updates promise. If you happen to own one of the 1st gen. Android One, we’re sorry to tell you that you won’t get Android 7.0 Nougat update officially from Google.

However, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to boot Android Nougat on your 1st Gen. Android One devices. Renowned developer varun.chitre15 has just released an unofficial build of CM14 for Android One (1st Gen.) devices, which is based Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP sources.

This CM14 build for 1st Gen. Android One phones reportedly has everything sorted except a couple of bugs (one of which is a major setback though). Take a look below:

  • Video decoding & encoding not working
  • Cellular data not working

We expect the future builds to fix the cellular data bug at-least to make the ROM suitable for everyday use. You can track development of the ROM over here.

Grab the CM14 for 1st Gen Android One phones from the download link below and simply install/flash it via TWRP recovery like you’d flash any other custom ROM on the device. Also, since this is an AOSP based ROM, you will have to flash/install a Nougat supported Gapps package separately via TWRP to get Google services like Play Store on your device. Get both the files below:

Download CM14 for Android One device (1st Gen.)

Download Android 7.0 Nougat Gapps

For help installing the ROM, follow our detailed step-by-step guide to install a custom ROM like this via TWRP recovery.

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