LG G2 owners can now install Android 5.0 Lollipop update on their smartphone.
LG’s 2013 flagship smartphone can only be officially upgraded using the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, according to GSM Arena’s specs list for the smartphone.
However, with the use of an Android custom ROM, it is now possible for LG G2 users to install Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Those who are excited to experience Google’s latest version of its mobile operating system can use the CyanogenMod12 custom firmware to install Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
According to International Business Times, the CM12 firmware based on Android 5.0 Lollipop update was released by XDA developer and contributor, Rashed97.
Reportedly, firmware is compatible with various LG G2 model such as D800 for the AT&T variant, D801 for T-Mobile, D802 for Europe and more.
LG G2 users who will install Android 5.0 Lollipop can expect the camera, Wi-fii, NFC, notification lights, display, Google apps, Airplane mode, all native apps, Wi-Fi tether functionalities to work already.
Video recording and other features are not yet working on the current CM12 build available for LG G2.
To learn more about what is and what’s not working on the CyanogenMod 12 ROM, visit this XDA page .
There are also important requirements to meet before installing Android 5.0 Lollipop.
First, LG G2 users need to check the battery.
The device needs to have at least 80 percent battery level to prevent power interruption issues during the upgrade process.
Also, LG G2 owners need to create a backup first of all the important data, files and settings stored on the smartphone.
Experts recommend the use of custom recovery tools to make the backup.
It is important to consider that installing a custom ROM on the device can wipeout all the phone’s memory.
Download links and step-by-step guide on how to install Android 5.0 Lollipop update on LG G2 are posted on this report from IB Times.