The mid range Android smartphones of LG hasn’t received any Lollipop updates and there’s still no official announcement when the users of LG G2 Mini will get the good news. However, thanks to invaderjohn, the senior member of XDA who had developed an unofficial custom ROM for LG G2 Mini which is based on CM12, running on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. As the ROM is still currently in development so you may notice some minor bug like NFC and Lift to wake and knock On.
If you’re interested to try this ROM on your LG G2 Mini, then you have come at the right spot. We are going to share the complete guide on how to install unofficial CyanogenMod 12 ROM on LG G2 Mini.
- Before proceeding, make sure you have properly taken the backup of your important data including personal photos and videos.
- Your device should have more than 60 percent battery to prevent any unexpected shutdowns during the process.
- You have installed the LG G2 Mini USB Drivers on your PC.
- Your device must be rooted and have Custom Recovery like CWM installed.
- You should have enabled the USB debugging mode. If you not then go to settings > Developer Options and enable it.
How to install Unofficial Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on LG G2 Mini via CyanogenMod12 or CM 12
Step No 2:– Connect your device to the PC via USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3:- Copy the Android 5.0.2 ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of your SD card.
Step No 4:- Disconnect the LG G2 Mini from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5:- Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume UP + Power keys altogether to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6:- Once in the recovery mode, perform a wipe data/factory reset andWipe Cache partition. In the Advanced area of CWM, you will find Wipe Dalvik Cache which is not compulsory but we recommend to perform this step too.
Step No 7:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.
Step No 8:- Navigate to the Android 5.0.2 ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin. You can repeat the same steps for installing Gapps.
Step No 9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Step 10:- Your LG G2 Mini will be rebooted and may take up to 4 to 5 minutes to boot.
That’s it. Your device has been updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop CM12 Nightly ROM . Now Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the Android version. If you have any questions let us know in the comments.