How to Install CyanogenMod on the LG Optimus G ("e975")
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This guide will walk you through the process of taking the Optimus G from stock to having a custom recovery image and the ability to flash the latest version of CyanogenMod.
Modifying or replacing your device's software may void your device's warranty, lead to data loss, hair loss, financial loss, privacy loss, security breaches, or other damage, and therefore must be done entirely at your own risk. No one affiliated with the CyanogenMod project is responsible for your actions. Good luck.
Installing CyanogenMod from recovery
- Make sure your computer has working adb.
- Download the CyanogenMod package for your device that you'd like to install to your computer.
- Optional: Download 3rd party applications packages, like Google Apps which are necessary to download apps from Google Play.
- Place the CyanogenMod
.zippackage, as well as any optional
.zippackages, on the root of
- Using adb:
adb push filename.zip /sdcard/
- Note: You can copy the
.zippackages to your device using any method you are familiar with. The
adbmethod is used here because it is universal across all devices and works in both Android and recovery mode. If you are in recovery mode, you may need to ensure
/sdcard(sometimes called Internal Storage) is mounted by checking its status in the Mounts menu. If you have booted regularly, USB debugging must be enabled.
- Using adb:
- If you are not already in recovery, boot to recovery mode now.
- In Team Win Recovery Project, select menu choices by tapping on the appropriately labelled button.
- Optional (Recommended): Select the Backup button to create a backup.
- Select Wipe and then Factory Reset.
- Select Install (if you're running Cyanogen recovery this is Apply Update).
- Navigate to
/sdcardand select the CyanogenMod
- Follow the on-screen notices to install the package.
- Optional: Install any additional packages you wish using the same method (if you are installing multiple packages, install CyanogenMod first and then install any subsequent packages on top of it).
- Once installation has finished, return to the main menu and select Reboot, then System. The device will now boot into CyanogenMod.