LG released the LG Optimus Me (also known as Optimus P350) in January 2011. It is a typical low-end device with capacitive touchscreen, 600MHz processor, Adreno200 GPU, 3 mega-pixels camera. It was launched with the Android 2.2 OS (Froyo). LG stopped all the developments of this phone. There was no official Gingerbread update, so ICS update was far away.
But the CyanogenMod team released a Gingerbread update for this phone and the great news is that they have also made an ICS ROM for this handy little device. The ICS teaser was released long back, but it had some major bugs like the camera wasn’t working, too much lag etc. It was due to the missing library files but now a stable version has been made which can be used for daily purposes. The only setback is the non functionality of the data usage statistics. Video recording was a bit buggy but a patch has been made to fix it. Call button doesn’t work. It was removed in ICS. Here is a step by step tutorial to install the ROM.
- Download all the files and place it on SD card.
- Enable USB Debugging mode: Setting >> Applications >> Development >> Tick ‘USB debugging’
- Go to custom recovery by pressing “power off + call + volume down buttons”.
- Go to mounts and storage and wipe data, cache , dalvik cache, system.
- Go to Install zip from SD card and select the Cyanogenmod 9.1 file.
- Reboot. It will take approximately 5-10 minutes for the first boot.
- On rebooting you will have ICS on your Optimus Me.
- Now go to recovery mode again and flash all other zip files similarly.
- Use Link2SD (refer this article) and SwapIt Ram Expander (refer this article) for better performance (Optional Step).
And another good news for LG Optimus Me users is that the CyanogenMod team has stated the development for Jellybean on this device.