The Android L is still in testing phase but that doesn’t mean that you cannot use it on your Android device. Installing compatible custom ROMs can bring a preview version of the Android L platform ahead of its official roll out, right on your Android Smartphone or tablet. Until now there wasn’t a stable firmware based on Android L available for the Optimus G, so we couldn’t bring a proper guide to you but now you can safely install a ported version of Android L on your LG Optimus G as a stable and smooth variant of the software has been released for your Smartphone. So, in case you want to take a look over what’s new in the highly expected Android major update, don’t hesitate and apply the guidelines from below. The update operation will be similar with what you apply for any other custom ROM based on Android OS. The process is given below.
- Android L OS can be safely installed for a daily use as almost all its features are perfectly working for the LG Optimus g. But the camera is a little bit buggy, NFC isn’t working at all and there are some heat issues.
- This guide is unveiling an unofficial update operation that will void the warranty of your LG Optimus G.
Step 1: You should fully backup your Android device before rooting it. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can take help from our article on Tutorial for creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should Backup all apps on your device, unrooted users can follow this method procedure to backup apps. If you have already rooted your device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: You should enable USB debugging on your device, to activate USB Debug go to “Settings>Developer options” and check the USB debug option box. Problem enabling USB Debugging you can follow article on How to enable USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: There should be 50% or more amount of battery juice on your device. To know how much charge your device is having you can use our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: You should disable security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as they may interrupt the procedure.
How to install Stable Android L on LG Optimus G E975
Step 1- Download the Android L update file on your computer but don’t unzip the firmware file just place it on your desktop.
Step 2 – Connect your Optimus G with your computer; establish the connection by plugging in the USB cord.
Step 3 – Transfer the update file from desktop to your phone’s SD card.
Step 4 – Unplug the USB cable and turn off your device.
Step 5 – Enter recovery mode on your Android Smartphone.
Step 6 – Wipe the system and clear cache before doing anything else – choose “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache”.
Step 7 – Then return to main menu of recovery and from there select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
Step 8 – Pick the Android L firmware and flash the same on your LG Optimus G; return to recovery and from there select “reboot system now”.
This is all what you had to do and now you have successfully updated your LG Optimus G to Android L using a ported and modified version of the leaked Android OS.