Flash Paranoid Android 6.0 Custom ROM on Nexus 5X – How To

Here is a good news from Team Paranoid Android released the most amazing and beloved Paranoid Android custom ROM to the Nexus 5X users. UnlockRoot is dedicated to share guides to help our readers to install the very latest ROMs like Paranoid Android 6.0 on their devices. Currently Paranoid Android 6.0 is available for various Nexus devices and is based on the latest Android 6.0.x builds.

Ready to get Paranoid Android 6.0 custom ROM on your Nexus 5X? Go ahead to install Paranoid on your device that brings all new features and the best of CM 13. Checkout some of the features of Paranoid Android 6.0:

Paranoid Android 6.0 Custom ROM Features:

  • Custom Quick Settings (with super easy edit options)
  • Integration of CyanogenMod‘s Theme Engine – any CM13 theme should work
  • Floating windows support
  • OTS (On-the-Spot) controls
  • New Power menu
  • Special gestures
  • System-wide immersive mode
  • Some specific features for OnePlus and OPPO

Flash Paranoid Android 6.0 Custom ROM on Nexus 5X - How To 1


This Paranoid Android 6.0 custom ROM is working with Nexus 5X. Do not install it on any other device or incorrect variant. Check the model number of your phone before going ahead.

Things To Remember:

Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the rooting instructions.

Download and install USB drivers for Nexus 5X.

Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.

Nexus 5X must be rooted, unlocked and installed with a recovery tool like TWRP or CWM.

Make sure that the battery level of your Nexus 5X should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the rooting process.

Download Files

  1. Download official Paranoid Android 6.0 for Nexus 5X
  2. Download Google Apps (GApps)

Steps to Install Paranoid Android 6.0 for Nexus 5X:

Step No 1:- Download the Paranoid Android 6.0 custom ROM (pa_bullhead-6.0-20160606-signed.zip) on the desktop of your PC for Nexus 5X from the above link. Do not unzip the firmware zipped file.

Step No 2:- Plug the phone to the PC via its USB data cable.

Step No 3:- Transfer the Paranoid Android 6.0 custom ROM .zip file to the root folder on SD card of your phone.

Step No 4:- After transferring ROM file, unplug the USB cord and turn it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.

Step No 5:- Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time.

Step No 6:- While your Nexus 5X is in Recovery Mode, perform wipe data tasks by navigating to the main menu of recovery and choose wipe data / factory reset and confirm the process.

Step No 7:- Now, go back to Recovery menu and select choose zip from sdcard -> Install zip from sdcard. Find the Paranoid Android 6.0 custom ROM file that you have already downloaded it in Step No 1. Confirm the flashing process to begin.

Step No 8:- Once again, go back to main recovery menu and reboot your Nexus 5X into the new custom ROM. Your device may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first after installation.

Step No 9:- Repeat the above process to install Google Apps package on your smartphone.

Done! You’ve successfully installed the Paranoid Android 6.0 custom ROM on Nexus 5X.

Enjoy the all new features that Paranoid Android 6.0 brings to your Nexus 5X. Don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments area below.

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