How To Install Flyme OS 4 ROM on Nexus 5 (Meizu MX4 UI)

Meizu is one of those smartphone manufacturers that is popular but nobody knows about it. Don’t get confused. Meizu is one of the most popular Chinese companies selling most of the stock there. In Asia, Meizu is taking user share of well-known companies like Samsung and Apple.

Even though Meizu is not well-known in Europe and America, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t good. The company has produced some great devices in the past and the current flagship phone is the Meizu MX4. You might not now the phone too well but it has some great specifications like 2 GB RAM, Full HD 1080p display, 20.7 MP camera and octa core chipset.

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It comes with Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box. Among all great specifications, the Meizu MX4 is known for Flyme OS 4.0 ROM. Flyme is a modified version of Android. It is built following Meizu’s philosophy and it is the most beautiful skin in the eyes of many.

flyme os 4 nexus 5

If you thought that FlymeOS 4.0 was available only for the MX4, you are wrong. The Nexus 5 is one of the most supported phone. It is the first phone to get software devices. It also has great development support. If you are bored with the current UI, you can install custom ROMs.

You can also install Flyme OS 4.0 ROM that the Meizu MX4 comes with on your Nexus 5. According to users who have already installed and tried the ROM, it is stable and can be used as a daily driver.

How to Install Flyme OS 4.0 ROM on Nexus 5


  • Flyme OS 4.0 ROM for Nexus 5 (hammerhead): link (source)
  • Lollipop Google Apps (Gapps): link
  1. Download the ROM and Gapps on your phone.
  2. Press the power button and turn the phone off.
  3. Make sure that the phone is off. Press and hold Power, Volume Down and Volume Up buttons at the same time. This will put the phone into fastboot mode.
  4. Use Volume buttons to highlight Recovery and press the Power button to select it.
  5. Select Wipe data/factory reset. This will make sure that the phone will not bootloop after ROM installation.
  6. Flash ROM.
  7. Install Gapps.

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Once you have installed the ROM and Gapps, reboot your phone and enjoy Meizu’s UI skin on your Nexus 5. It is a completely different experience compared to stock Android.