Honor 5X Gets Official CyanogenMod 13 Nightly Builds

By 03:30 Wed, 04 Aug 2021 Comments

Great news for owners of the Honor 5X who don’t particularly care for EMUI, Huawei's heavily skinned Android UI. If you are an Android tinkerer and love the world of flashing ROMs on your bootloader-unlocked device through a custom recovery, here’s some fine news.

CyanogenMod is officially building nightlies for the Honor 5X. If you don’t remember, the Honor 5X is a $200 smartphone which was one of the first to bring flagship-level features to a mid-ranger aimed at consumers who really prioritize remarkable value.

Well, one of the things US customers didn’t like was Huawei’s EMUI which is the star of the Honor 5X. Thankfully, if you don’t want to utilize the heavily skinned UI, you can start flashing official nightly builds today.

While there has been an unofficial build of CyanogenMod 13 for the Honor 5X on the XDA forums, it had more bugs and wouldn't be updated as frequently as CyanogenMod's official builds.

The first nightly is available with today’s date of August 2. Head over to CyanogenMod’s site for the download link. Of course, like any non-stock ROM, you’ll need to install GApps along with the ROM.

You also must be on the latest Marshmallow build so that your phone’s firmware will be compatible with the after-market ROM. As of this post, the only problems with the Read-Only Memory (ROM) are the following

  • Double tap to wake doesn’t utilize the proximity sensor to avoid unaccurate wakeups

  • Flip cases / Smartview cases are not supported

  • HDR photos are not supported

Keep in mind that this is the very first nightly build for the Honor 5X so there will likely be several bugs that need to be taken care of before it becomes a fully functional ROM. I’d recommdiscontinue waiting a couple of weeks and checking back on the progress made by the developers.

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