LG G2 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update: Official Is Unnecessary

The LG G2 might be an old device but it is still one of the most popular smartphones today. Unfortunately, LG has refused to launch the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the old smartphone but users don’t have to be upset by it.

This is because there is now another way for G2 users to obtain the latest mobile OS from Google and it is through XDA. An independent developer, Rashed97, had just developed a custom ROM containing the Android 5.0 Lollipop and it is made

The ROM is developed specifically for the G2 D800, D801, D802, LS980 and VS980 variants. However, G2 users should note that the custom ROM is still in its early build and there may be some issues with it. Thankfully though, Rashed97 has promised to fix the issues accordingly.

So, if you are among the many G2 users and have been craving for the Android 5.0 Lollipop, you can head over to XDA to download the custom ROM, together with the Google Apps Package. Once done, you can refer to our self-installation guide below.

Pre-requisite
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.

Flashing Instruction
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.

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