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.

optimus p350

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.

cm 9.1

Requirements:

Steps:

  1. Download all the files and place it on SD card.
  2. Enable USB Debugging mode: Setting >> Applications >> Development >> Tick ‘USB debugging’
  3. Go to custom recovery by pressing “power off + call + volume down buttons”.
  4. Go to mounts and storage and wipe data, cache , dalvik cache, system.
  5. Go to Install zip from SD card and select the Cyanogenmod 9.1 file.
  6. Reboot. It will take approximately 5-10 minutes for the first boot.
  7. On rebooting you will have ICS on your Optimus Me.
  8. Now go to recovery mode again and flash all other zip files similarly.
  9. 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.

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18 Comments

  1. Rathan
    Posted December 22, 2012 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Hi, thanks for the tutorial! In the requirements section, what does “zip files” mean? I mean, are they extra zip files i have to download? Also, can you explain step 8 in detail? It’s just that i haven’t installed any mod so i couldn’t understand it. Thanks :)

    • Lazy Smurf
      Posted December 23, 2012 at 10:18 am | Permalink

      No, you dont have to download extra zip files. In step 8, you have to flash the g-apps and the video record fix files in the same way you flashed the CyanogenMod 9.1. Remember to wipe cache and dalvik cache.

  2. indra dc
    Posted February 17, 2013 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    thanks for shared the ROM…. but i found some trouble here.., i have followed the tutorial step by step, but in my LG P350 the “vid record fix” didn’t work, i don’t know why… can you help me? please help…

    • Lazy Smurf
      Posted February 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

      What error are you getting?

      • indra dc
        Posted February 18, 2013 at 3:43 am | Permalink

        i didn’t get any error.. but after i flashed the “vid record fix” file then i tried to use the video… it won’t work… i can’t record anything…, did i made a mistake? please some help.. ohh and one more.. after i used this ROM, the phone sometimes get reboot… and it was no error message.., the only one error message is the launcher sometimes not responding… sorry for my bad english.., i hope you understand..

        • Lazy Smurf
          Posted February 18, 2013 at 11:27 am | Permalink

          ICS for Optimus Me still has some minor issues due to which you are experiencing these problems.

          • indra dc
            Posted February 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

            i see…., thank you very much for your explanation, mmmhh.. maybe could you tell me which ROM that really stable for my device? i have used many ROM but i’ve still could find no ROM that stable for mine…., T_T

          • Lazy Smurf
            Posted February 19, 2013 at 11:47 am | Permalink

            ICS and JB ROMs are not fully stable because Optimus Me has very less RAM. The CyanogenMod 7.2 Official ROM is very stable.

          • indra dc
            Posted February 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

            allright… thanks for all information Lazy Smurf.

  3. Posted February 26, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    the tutorial didn’t mention about back-up first method.. is this is not a prerequisite in modifying ROM?

    • Lazy Smurf
      Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink

      It is commonly known that flashing new ROM will require a backup.

  4. Lans98
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    LOL

  5. Lans98
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    LOL

    • Lans98
      Posted March 7, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

      My phone Optimus Me only have CyanogenMod 7 Official , CyanogenMod 9 , 10 10.1 is Unnoficial and its made for a froup of talents persons named PecanCM

      • Lazy Smurf
        Posted March 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

        You can install it on your phone too. But the config is too less, so there will be performance issues.

  6. carlos
    Posted October 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    that bugs you?

  7. plz hel duude
    Posted June 5, 2014 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    i pressed power off + call + volume down buttons and a screen came where they show a folder and a arrow key pointing towards the android icon after that my phone restared but i didnt get any mounts and storage and wipe data, cache , dalvik cache, system. did i do someting wrong or does this ususally happen

  8. plz hel duude
    Posted June 5, 2014 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    ooh i forgot im extracting the files on my phone using oi file manager should i hav extracted on the pc

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