Google has announced Android Nougat back in August 2016.
It’s been a long time but a long list of the device is not yet on Android Nougat.
However, Android Nougat based custom ROM is rolling out for most of the major OEM devices.
Let’s see a universal method install Android Nougat on any Android while waiting for official release of Android Nougat.
Note: Your device needs to be bootloader unlocked.
Here is the step by step guideline to install Android Nougat on any Android:
Step 1: First you need to download the Android Nougat based ROM for your device. To download the ROM, go to Google and type your device name followed by XDA [For example Xiaomi Mi 5 XDA]. This will show XDA thread related to your devices. Visit the first link and find your desire Android Nougat based ROM. See the below video for clear understanding.
Step 2: The GAPPS file. Because custom does not come with pre-installed Google Apps. Click here to download GAPPS.
Step 3: You need to install TWRP recovery on your device. If you already installed TWRP recovery, then you can skip this step.
Step 4: Once you are done with above step above mentioned steps then reboot your device into TWRP recovery.
Step 5: Do a backup of current ROM so that you revert to your previous ROM in the case of any kind of damages.
Step 6: Once your backup is done go back and click on Wipe to wipe the system partition and make your device ready for the ROM installation.
Step 7: Return to recovery main menu window and click on “Install”. Now navigate to the downloaded ROM file and choose it. Then press “Add more Zip” and choose the GAPPS package. Then swipe the blue button to start flashing. Be careful that, first you have to choose ROM Zip then GAPPS package.
The whole process can take 5-10 minutes. Wait for the completion and Reboot the device when flashing is finished.