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How to Downgrade Nexus Device from Android 8.0 Oreo to Nougat



Downgrade Nexus Device device from Android 8.0 Oreo to Nougat

Downgrade Nexus Device from Android 8.0 Oreo to Nougat: The History of the Android OS changed, the day that Google bought out Android Inc. in 2005. Ever Since Android OS has been synonymous with the pinnacle of mobile technology throughout the world. The very first Android OS name was Cupcake 1.5 followed by Donut, Éclair and so on until the latest one, the Android 8.0 Oreo. The tendency for the company to name the OS after food products have always been a matter of interest to people the world over.

Google has released Android 8.0 Oreo update for Google and Nexus devices. The final update is quite stable and loaded with new features. For any reason, if you want to downgrade Nexus Device from Android 8.0 Oreo to Nougat, then you should download Stock Android Nougat firmware.

This article aims at guiding users through the process of downgrade Nexus Device from Android 8.0 Oreo to Nougat with the least amount of effort. Walk through the below Step by step guide on downgrade Nexus Device from Android 8.0 Oreo to Nougat.

Downgrade Nexus Device from Android 8.0 Oreo to Nougat


  • This guide is only for Google Nexus Device.
  • Back your device data.
  • Install USB Drivers.
  • Follow this guide carefully or else it may lead to brick your device.
  • Maintain at least 50-60% of charging to prevent accidental shutdown.


ADB Drivers for Windows / Mac

Download Nexus Device Nougat Factory Images

Steps to Install Downgrade Nexus Device from Android 8.0 Oreo to Nougat

  • Download and Install ADB drivers.
  • Now, download Nexus Device Nougat Factory images file.
  • Move downloaded file to ADB folder. (C:\adb)
  • Extract the Zip file in ADB folder.
  • Now reboot your device into Bootloader Mode. (To do that Press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons)
  • Connect your device to PC.
  • In ADB folder, press “Shift + Right mouse key” and click on “Open command window here.”
  • To ensure your device is connected properly, execute the below command.
    adb devices
  • Execute the following command to Unlock bootloader.
    fastboot flashing unlock
    If above command won't work try this command fastboot oem unlock
  • Now, Execute the following command to flash the firmware.
    Windows: flash-all.bat
    On Mac:
  • Wait until the installation process completes.
  • Your device will automatically reboot to latest Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • Done!!!

Above method is the simplest method to downgrade Nexus Device from Android 8.0 Oreo to Nougat.

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Check out the distinctive features you need to try with your Google Home Mini



Google Home Mini

Google Home has its smallest version, Google Home Mini, Google’s famous Voice assistant. It is coming along with Google Assistant, the Google database, that has got many intelligent features.

Google Home Mini was available from Google store for $29 since October 2017. It was available to purchase only in Japan, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States. It was rated well with a reasonable price, compact round shape, and with excellent Voice recognition. It was having a limited speaker audio quality. The micro USB port connects the device via a cable which is a step backward considering all the Google products in the recent time. Also, it cannot be connected to the speakers via Bluetooth.

But Google Home Mini has many more features. We should definitely have a clear idea about some distinctive features in Google Home Mini that we should definitely try out that can be used by all users besides listening to music and doing simple Google searches.

Play Games

We can play real games against the voice in Google Home Mini. Of course, playing against the voice interface might be an amusement only for children, because those pictures won’t keep our interest for very long. Games like musical chairs should not be really that much fun for adults but still, you can talk to the famous web genius Akinator who can provide you with a lot of fun. You should remember that with the help of a Chromecast you can play games that are even more fun. This will allow you to play without a voice assistant and you can opt for good games that you prefer. These are available in the Play Store.

Third-party services

Google Home along with Google home Mini will allow you to interact with certain professional services out of which some work particularly well but more features can be added in the future. A wide variety of third-party services can be accessed through Google Home, including YouTube, Netflix, Domino’s pizza, uber, the Wall Street Journal, and NPR one. You just want to talk to the service by saying its name of the course and that’s it. You can’t buy a plane ticket through Google home, but you can definitely search for a flight information.


Listen to Jokes is a service that is a little more known to all, Google Assistant’s sense of humor. Jokes that are worth retelling, can be used by your virtual friend to cheer you up. These features have some really funny things along with some dry features. Altogether it makes you laugh out loud. To get this feature, you just have to say Google Home Mini, “OK Google, tell me a joke.” You don’t have to hesitate the device if you found the joke was not funny. It won’t get offended because of that.

Set reminders

Even if you have a Goldfish memory we all need to write ourselves reminders from time to time. But this is the story before the launching of Google Home Mini. Now you can ask Google to remember something for you like if you say that your friend is in the kitchen and when you asked again it where your friend is, the service will know how to answer you. Google Home Mini can remember anything and everything that you asked it to remember for. If we ask it to remember anything it will remind you it from that point on.

Use as a timer and event reminder

Google Home Mini can be used as a timer and event reminder. If you easily get distracted by anything you might enjoy this feature of Google home. Imagine you have kept a kettle of milk to boil on the stove, and you got engaged with some other work forgetting about the milk. Luckily if you have warned Google Home Mini beforehand, it will remind you to take the milk out of the stove.

So all these constitute the five distinctive features you should definitely try out with Google Home Mini. Considering all these, Google Home mini speaker is the most affordable way to get Google Assistant in your living room.

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Instagram adds Gif support in stories: Know more how it’s a direct attack to SnapChat




Instagram is adding new features each year and this year is no different. The recently added feature in Instagram is the ability to add GIFs in your ‘InstaStories.’

GIFs have existed for a long time. It was in 1987 when the GIF was first made available on the internet, but it has become popular recently. With the blooming of social media platforms in the world, the GIF has also become popular in these platforms.

One can already send the GIFs on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, and now Instagram has also joined the race. Today, we will tell you how you can add the super cool GIFS to your Instagram stories.


How to add GIFs to Your InstaStories?

Follow the steps given below, and you are good to go.

  1. Open Instagram.
  2. Create a new story by clicking on the camera icon.
  3. Now create an image or a video the way you did in Step 2.
  4. Add stickers by clicking on the icon. Now, select ‘GIF.’
  5. Now, in the search bar place at the top, type the word of which you want the related GIF. Select the GIF from GIF menu that you want to add in your InstaStory.
  6. Now place the GIF carefully in your InstaStory. And then follow the blue arrows.

Adding GIFs in your InstaStory is like adding any other stickers in it. You have the freedom to move, enlarge, rotate or delete them. You can add as many GIFs as you want without facing a problem. And also, you can add a filter to it.

However, it should be noted that the GIFs which are added in an image will be automatically converted into a video when you hit the “Publish” button. Now that you know how to add GIFs to your InstaStory, what are you waiting for? Try out this new feature.

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Download and Install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy J7 Prime [Android 8.1 Oreo]



LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy J7 Prime based

LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy J7 Prime

In this article, we will guide you how to install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy J7 Prime based on Android 8.1 Oreo. This is one of the best custom ROMs for Galaxy J7 Prime. Thanks to DarkLord1731 XDA senior developer for LineageOS 15.1 builds for Galaxy J7 Prime.

Samsung released Galaxy J7 Prime in 2016 September, with 5.0 inches 1080 x 1920 pixels display. This device is loaded with Exynos 7870 Octa chipset, Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Mali-T830 MP1 GPU with 3GB of RAM. This device is packed with 13 MP primary camera, 8 MP front-facing camera with Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery. The Galaxy J7 Prime comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box which can be later upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. Nou your device can also taste the latest Android 8.1 Oreo by installing LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy J7 Prime.

As we all know LineageOS is live now and CyanogenMod is officially shutdown, and according to their official blog, it will be replaced by LineageOS. There will be no CyanogenMod ROM support for any device in future, so Cm14.1, i.e., CyanogenMod 14/14.1 was the last CyanogenMod ROM. Therefore, here comes the LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy J7 Prime. Galaxy J7 Prime custom ROM

The Senior member of XDA DarkLord1731 developed the LineageOS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 Prime. LineageOS 15.1 ROM is based on Android Nougat. This ROM includes some new Android 8.1 Oreo features with stability improvements and bug fixes. LineageOS 15.1 brings the new look with improved battery performance and many eye-catching features.

Follow the below systematic guide to install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy J7 Prime. To flash LineageOS 15.1, you need TWRP custom recovery installed on your device. As this an unofficial ROM, it may contain bugs and may not be usable as the daily driver. Follow the guide below to install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy J7 Prime.


  • LineageOS 15.1 flash process will erase all data from the device, take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Make sure your device has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.


LineageOS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 Prime

GApps for LineageOS 15.1

Note: Do refer XDA links for more details and features

What’s working:

– Camera
– Wifi
– Sound
– USB tethering
– Video Playback
– Fingerprint Sensor
– Ril (Mobile data,calls, sms and stuff)
– Sensors
– Buttons
– Bluetooth
– Wifi HotSpot
– 2D and 3D gpu acceleration
– Stuff I didn’t test yet

What’s not working
– Device only GPS (Gps, in general, should work tho)
– Video recording @1080 is slight laggy
– Stuff I didn’t test

Steps to Install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy J7 Prime

  • Download LineageOS 15.1 and GApps for Galaxy J7 Prime and Transfer both files to your device
  • Reboot your device into TWRP Recovery.
    1. Switch off your device.
    2. Press and hold “Volume down + Power” buttons until you see anything on the screen.
  • Backup your device via nandroid backup (Follow the guide in the link below)
  • Follow the below guide to install LineageOS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 Prime.
  • After Flashing the ROM, flash the GApps
 Hope you found this article helpful. Let us know your feedback on LineageOS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 Prime.

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