KitKat is now raising its boundaries to almost all the Android devices, from high-end to low-end devices, everyone is enjoying, no matter complete or a little bit of its taste. Here we have today with us a relative to the LG Nexus 4, its the LG G2 locked to Verizon. The LG G2 is one of the remarkable LG flagships, which is way ahead famous for its finger operations, offering beautiful yet cool features. The G2 is a True HD-IPS device, running on a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset, Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. With configurations as such, the device is a legend. LG G2 bound to Verizon is a 4G LTE pack bringing the best of LG to Verizon users.
The device comes with Jelly Bean 4.2 out-of-the-box and is unfortunately not yet upgradable to KitKat 4.4 and not even Jelly Bean 4.3 for reasons unknown, which might often sound as a disgrace to such a capable hardware. Hey! why let your head down, you’re here with us in Android’s custom world and its possible! Forget Jelly Bean 4.3, jump off directly to the taste of KitKat 4.4 by Installing the legendary CyanogenMod 11 ROM on your Verizon LG G2. The ROM is brought to you by masri1987 from the RootzWiki community. The very point that will catch you is that the ROM is almost bug-free, as stated by the developer himself. But since its an early build, we might somehow expect just maybe a few minor issues.
To know about what CyanogeMod ROM offers, visit the CyanogenMod website and to know more about the build, visit the Rootzwiki thread. Now, lets begin to Install this very KitKat 4.4 based ROM on your Verizon LG G2.
- Install Android SDK: Click Here
- CWM 126.96.36.199 or latest TWRP Recovery: Click Here
- Backup device’s storage, SMS, contacts and other stuff to avoid any mishaps
- Take a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM, so in case you’re not comfortable, you can switch back to where you were.
- Charge your device to have at least 60% of battery level to avoid any sudden shutdowns during the Installation process.
- Connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Transfer the ROM and GApps zip files to a suitable location.
- Open a CMD window and type in the following command to reboot your G2 into recovery mode:
adb reboot recovery
- Once rebooted, disconnect the device.
- From the recovery menu, wipe the System, Data, Cache, Boot & Dalvik-Cache partitions.
- Flash the ROM zip file: cm-11-xxxxxxx-UNOFFICIAL-vs980.zip (Here xxxxxx denotes the build date)
- Flash the GApps zip file: gapps-kk-20131119.zip
Once done, you can reboot your device normally and enjoy the amazing taste of KitKat on your Verizon LG G2. If you’re a developer, visit the Github.