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.
Optimus G was the first device in the flagship G series and it was launched a long time back. So it is quite obvious that official support for this device is no longer available. But Android being open source, there are always custom ROMs to bail you out. CyanogenMod teams have been working to provide CM 12.1 ROMs for almost all of the phones. LG Optimus G can be upgraded to Android 5.1.1 using CM 12.1. Follow this guide.
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 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
Steps to install CM 12.1 ROM on Optimus G:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the CM 12.1 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 12.1 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.