Upcoming Nexus 5X OTA update will fix performance and stability issues, says Google

Igor Bonifacic

March 9, 2016 11:49am

While the Nexus 5X has generally been well-received by both critics and users alike (we loved the device when we got a chance to review it), some people have noted the phone is prone to slowing down. Worse, apps sometime randomly shutdown for no apparent reason.

The good news is that those issues may soon be resolved.

According to Reddit user Orrin, Google’s Nexus community manager, the 5X’s next over the air (OTA) update includes a number of bug fixes that will address “overall stability, connectivity and performance.” Also included in the OTA are Google’s monthly Android security updates.

According to several Reddit users who have already installed the update on their 5X, the update noticeably improves performance. One user called the difference “night and day.”

The update is scheduled to start rolling out over the next couple of days. If you’re the impatient (and technical) type, you can grab the update now by downloading and installing the latest 5X factory image (MHC19J) from Google’s developer website. Instructions on how to install the image can be found at the top of the page.

  • blzd

    Hopefully now everyone is able to experience their 5x how it has been performing for myself. Smooth and snappy and faster than my Nexus 5 in gaming and camera performance, the only 2 areas the N5 performance was lacking.

  • Naveed

    I am from the impatient group and will flash the factory image shortly today. Let’s see if this update will fix the Bluetooth issue I have been running into for so long.

  • Mo Dabbas

    Would this update add an extra ram to the phone??
    Because that’s really the only problem I found with it (before I send it back to Google). Apps do close fast so if you have 4-5 apps running expect some to close.
    Other than that I really liked the phone. Cameras (both) are really good. And I really liked that slim and light design (I sometimes forgot I had the phone in my pocket).

    • danbob333

      2 GB isn’t that bad. There is no reason why any other phone with 2GB would perform better.

    • Rony

      it’s about how is OS cooked with the phone. 2gb could be enough or even 4gb not enough at all.

  • Allan

    I personally haven’t experienced performance issues on the phone.

    My biggest complaint is that the screen is calibrated to be warmer (more yellow) than other phones. I fixed that by downloading an app called Screen Balance. I wish Android would allow users to change White Balance and RGB within the settings.

  • Jesus McDongswoggle

    Noticed quite a few bugs in the two weeks I’ve owned it, this is good news!