Thunderztech.com brought an amazing news for LG G2 owners. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop via CM12.1 ‘Nightly’ is now available for LG G2 with Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, International and AT&T Variants. In this guide we will help you on the complete process to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with CM12.1 on your LG G2, we have already posted the same guide on the Canadian variant of LG G2 you can follow it for your information. Latest CyanogenMod ‘Nightlies’ are coming with the proper security features to fight against Stagefright vulnerability and much more improvements, below is a list of compatible LG G2 variants.
- AT&T LG G2 d800
- T-Mobile LG G2 d801
- International LG G2 d802
- Sprint LG G2 ls980
- Verizon LG G2 vs980
CyanogenMod not only provide latest firmware updates but also it includes a built in OTA system to provide future updates with improvements to the devices. LG G2 owner can easily flash this update, all you need is custom recovery installed in your device to flash the CM12.1 update. One thing you should keep in mind that these update are Nightly builds and you may notice minor bugs but nothing to worry about, feel free to install the CM12.1 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your LG G2 .
How to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on LG G2 with CyanogenMod 12.1 ‘Nightly’ Custom ROM
Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which includes Installing Custom ROMs, Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.
This tutorial is only for the LG G2, flashing this ROM on any other variant may result in serious damage to your device.
Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 80%
Download and install latest LG USB drivers
Your device should have a working CWM or TWRP recovery installed.
Download the CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop zip files according to your carrier
Download cm-12.1-latest-NIGHTLY-d800.zip (AT&T)
Download cm-12.1-latest-NIGHTLY-ls980.zip (Sprint)
Download cm-12.1-latest-NIGHTLY-d801.zip (T-Mobile)
Download cm-12.1-latest-NIGHTLY-d802.zip (International)
Download cm-12.1-latest-NIGHTLY-vs980.zip (Verizon)
Download Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Gapps
Process to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on LG G2 via CM12.1 ‘Nightly’ Custom ROM
Just follow these simple steps to flash Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware on your LG G2
Connect your LG G2 to your PC and copy the downloaded specified ROM zip file along Google Apps according to your device model on the internal storage of your device.
Now turn of your device and boot into Custom Recovery menu by the hardware keys combination or using any third party app (Mostly found in Play store).
Once your device enters into recovery Mode, create a Nandroid backup of your device or follow our guide to create a Nandroid backup (this will create a backup of your complete device including current firmware) if something goes wrong you can restore your previous firmware.
Once the Nandroid process completes, navigate and select wipe data/factory reset.(this will erase your data)
Now it’s the time to flash the CM12.1 ROM on your device. Choose “install zip from sdcard” >> choose zip from sdcard & navigate to the folder in which you have copied the custom ROM.zip file and select it.
Select “yes” to confirm install, wait for a few minutes till the file is completely installed in your device.
Once done with the above step, now apply the same process with the installation of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Gapps.
Wait for the installation process to complete. The first boot up may take 5-7 minutes.
If your device is taking longer then 7-10 minutes then follow this guide to to fix this issue
That’s it! Enjoy the latest firmware Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM on your LG G2. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.