Galaxy Nexus users can now enjoy the latest Android 7.1 update on their handset with due credit to the new Nougat-based ROM created by the Unlegacy-Android project. MWisBest and Ziyan are the developers behind this project, who aim to bring the newest Android features to legacy devices.
The unofficial yet stable Android 7.1 ROM first appeared in a forum post on XDA Developers, wherein all the basic features of the ROM were said to be fully functional. However, the ROM comes with its own set of limitations including GPS and mobile data issues such as trouble connecting to 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean was the last official Android update for the five-year old Galaxy Nexus while a bunch of custom ROMs have kept the smartphone alive all these years.
Ensure that your Galaxy Nexus is rooted, before you proceed with installing the newest Nougat ROM on your device. Interested users can go ahead and download the AOSP based Android 7.1 Nougat ROM and the necessary Google Apps package for the handset, using the links provided below:
Veteran custom ROM developers can also check out the source code for the ROM via GitHub.