How to install Slim7 ROM on OnePlus 5

Recently launched Oneplus 5 is the most affordable flagship right now with all latest features. While Oneplus 5 is doing well with sales, it is also receiving good support from Android developer community. Already, Root for Oneplus 5 is achieved only within a couple of days after its launch. And Now, in less than 2 months, most of the popular Custom ROMs got ported to the Oneplus 5, making it even more popular. If you are Oneplus 5 user and not yet rooted, then refer to our detailed guide on How to Unlock, Flash TWRP and Root your Oneplus 5

Recently, SlimRoms released the stable builds based on Android Nougat 7.1 for Oneplus 5. SlimRoms is a well-known AOSP based custom operating system in the world of Android ROMs. Slim 7 is the project name of SlimRoms for the ROMs based on Android Nougat. It offers a slimmed down Android OS which will maximize the usability of the smartphone. It is also a feature rich alternative to stock android with many customizable options. The beauty and smoothness of SlimRoms clearly represent the effort of Slim team. So, if you are Oneplus 5 user and interested in flashing Slim 7 ROM, we will guide through the process.

Prerequisites:

  1. Oneplus 5, Rooted with TWRP custom recovery.
  2. Slim 7 Custom ROM zip. (Download the latest file)
  3. Gapps (optional).
  4. Please make a TWRP Backup before proceeding.

Caution: Unlocking of the device may void warranty. Always have a backup of your personal data as a precaution. We are not responsible for any damage done to your device.

How to Flash Slim 7 ROM on Oneplus 5 

Typical Features of SlimRoms:

  • Slim Navbar & Hardware key rebinding
  • Fast and Easily accessible- Slim Actions
  • Minimal and Optimized – Slim Recents
  • Various Status bar tweaks and customization.
  • Slim Launcher and Much more.

Steps to perform Clean Flash:

Note: Should be performed when coming from another ROM or stock ROM

Step 1. Download the latest ROM zip file of Slim 7.

Step 2. Boot your Oneplus 5 into TWRP recovery. (Press and Hold Power button + Volume Down)

Step 3. Tap on Wipe and perform a Full wipe. (Dalvik Cache, Cache, System, Factory Reset)

Step 4. Now, get back to the main menu and Tap on Install.

Step 5. Navigate to the Slim 7 zip file and Flash it.

Step 6. Download a 7.1 x64 GApps package. (optional)

Step 7. As described above, Also Flash GApps package. 

Step 8. Reboot the system. First boot may take some time, don’t interrupt the boot process.

Steps to perform Dirty flash:

Note: If you are previously on Slim 6 release and want to update to Slim 7 then no clean flash is required.

Step 1. Download the Slim7 zip file

Step 2. Boot into TWRP recovery of the device using key combinations. (Press and Hold, Power button + Volume Down)

Step 3. Tap on Install, Navigate to the Slim 7 zip file and Flash it.

Step 4. Download and Flash Gapps (Optional)

Step 5. Reboot the system.

Step 6. Please give some time during the first boot.

That’s it. Now your Oneplus 5 will boot on the Silm 7 ROM based on Android Nougat. During the first boot, setup your device and add your Google account to get back all your contacts and App data. For any queries or issues, please comment below.