Nexus 5X (bullhead)
The Nexus 5X is the successor to the Nexus 5 and is the first Maru device to support wireless display streaming.
adbinstalled on your computer (see LineageOS's guide)
- TWRP custom recovery installed on your device
Install Maru via TWRP
Download the latest update zip for your device (it will look like
- (Optional) If you would like to restore access to the Play store, you can download a third-party Google Apps zip and install it alongside Maru during this installation process.
Push the update zip to your device by opening up a terminal (Linux or Mac) or Command Prompt (Windows) and running the following:
$ adb push -p maru-v0.x.y-update-bullhead-xxxxxxxx.zip /sdcard/
You can also just download the update zip directly from your device's browser so you don't need to push it from your PC to your device.
- Reboot to TWRP custom recovery:
$ adb reboot recovery
You will now be in TWRP recovery.
- Take a complete back-up before proceeding so it's easy to revert back
if needed. Just tap
Swipe to Backup.
When you are ready to install Maru, do the following:
Tap the Maru update zip you pushed earlier (you may need to scroll down)
Swipe right to confirm flash of Maru
Hit back till you are at the main screen, then
Swipe right to Factory Reset (this will still keep your back-ups on your sdcard)
You may be asked to install SuperSU to root your device. If you know what rooting your device means and want to have it rooted then go ahead. Otherwise, it's best to tap "Do Not Install".
Regardless of your installation method, the first boot will take a few minutes so please be patient.
The Nexus 5X does not support HDMI so there is no need to purchase HDMI adapters. Please use a wireless adapter instead.
- Chromecast Requires Google Apps
- First generation has been tested and confirmed to work at 720p
Keyboards / Mice
Screen sometimes goes blank when changing resolutions within Maru Desktop
If you change display resolution within Maru Desktop via
Applications > Settings > Display > Resolution (for example, you may need to switch to 720p from the default 1080p when streaming to Chromecast), your display may go black and only show your mouse cursor.
Workaround: Simply restart your desktop (
Settings > Desktop within Android) and your desktop will start with the new resolution.