The LG G2 might be an old smartphone from 2013 but despite its age, the South Korean tech manufacturer has already confirmed that the device will be getting the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
Then again, nobody has a clue on when LG will be rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Even so, G2 users can already apply the Android 5.0 Lollipop. This is possible thanks to XDA’s Rashed97, who has just developed a custom ROM that contains the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.
In detail, the custom ROM is compatible with the LG G2 D800, D801, D802, LS980, and VS980 variants. On the downside of things, the custom ROM is still in its early build so there are some problems with it. Rashed97 was kind enough to share that the issues are only with the video recording features, GPS and cellular network that affect the LS/VS980 variants of the G2.
On the up side of things, Rashed97 confirmed that he will personally send out an update to see the issues on the custom ROM fixed. With that being said, if you are a G2 user and wish to update you device, you can check out the installation guide below.
1. Make sure a backup is created and the device is already rooted with CWM. We recommend doing so with NANDROID.
2. A minimum of 50% battery life to ensure no disruption when installation is taking place.
3. CM12 ROM ZIP downloaded for the G2.
4. Google Apps Package downloaded.
1. Transfer both the Custom ROM and Google Apps Package to your G2.
2. Boot device into recovery mode and wipe cache, data and system partition.
3. Flash the CM12 ROM.
4. Then, Flash the Google Apps Package.
5. The G2 should reboot and it will run on the Lollipop OS.