Meizu’s Flyme OS is now available for the Nexus 5


The Nexus devices have always been a favorite of the developer community over at XDA, and the Nexus 5 is no exception to this. We have already seen the handset receive a partially working Sense 6.0 port, and now another developer has managed to get Meizu’s MX3 OS — dubbed Flyme OS — up and running on it. 

The latest version of Flyme OS is based on Android 4.4 KitKat but does not look or act like a typical Android UI does. Instead, the UI seems to be inspired from iOS with a staggering level of polish and attention to detail, with all the unique features of Android baked in.

The port for the Nexus 5 is far from complete with the Bluetooth, Sensors, NFC, Wi-Fi Hotspot and Camera not working. However, the build does boot with basic functionality being intact, which should be more than enough to give you a taste of Flyme OS.

Make no mistake, this port is far from being a daily driver and the only reason you should install it on your Nexus 5 is if you want to experience Flyme OS. Another point to note is that the ROM lacks Google Apps integration, so you will not be able to access the usual suite of Google apps and services.

The latest version of the port with working radio and Wi-Fi can be downloaded from here.