The LG Optimus G is LG’s late 2012 flagship phone. It is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. The speedy processor is backed by 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of ROM, a 4.7″ “True HD-IPS+” panel, LTE connectivity, a 2100 mAh battery, and an 8 or 13 MP camera (depending on region). It originally came with ICS OS but it was upgradable to Jelly Bean.
Google released the Android L preview for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 (2013). XDA developers have managed to port the Android L preview to a few other devices and the LG Optimus G is one of those device. Currently it is plagues by number of issues. But if you are eager to try out the latest Android version, you can follow the steps given below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your LG Optimus G:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- LG Optimus G must be rooted
- Latest CWM or TWRP custom recovery installed
- Android L zip file
Steps to install Android L on LG Optimus G:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the Android L zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- Go to “Mount and Storage” and format the system.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the Android L zip file.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.
- First boot may take around 10 minutes. Be patient.