LG Optimus G was LG’s 2012 flagship device. It has a 4.7″ “True HD-IPS+” display. It is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal memory. Further, it has 2100 mAh battery, and an 8 or 13 MP camera (depending on region). Initially it ran on ICS with it being upgradable to Jelly Bean.
LG Optimus G being an old device, LG wont push out KitKat updates for this device. However you can update to KitKat using custom ROMs. CM 11 is a custom ROM available for this device. CyanogenMod ROMs are the most famous ROMs in Android community due to its features and performance. Follow the steps given below to install it on LG Optimus G.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Note: This ROM might contain some bugs.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your LG Optimus G:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
Steps to install CM 11 ROM on LG Optimus G:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the CM 11 ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the CM 11 ROM zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.