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[Q] G Pad, Kit Kat 4.4.2, KOT49I.V50020b: Which TWRP.img (and/or aboot/loki file)?

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29th June 2014, 09:17 AM   |  #1  
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Good morning

I have:
  • LG G Pad 8.3 with LG's custom interface OS
  • Android version 4.4.2
  • Kernel version 3.4.0
  • Build number KOT49I.V50020b
  • Software version V50020b

Here is an image of the software information:
http://s30.postimg.org/taiyvu2k1/201...8_14_31_41.png

I have already:
  • The LG drivers installed and updated -
  • Rooted the G Pad with towelroot's tr.apk (many thanks to the guy who made that method!)
  • Root checker and SuperSU installed and verifying the device is rooted
  • Google USB drivers (after rooting, the device refused to be recognized through the USB - installing the Google USB drivers seemed to fix that, although occasionally it dissappears again and I have to unplug/replug the USB cable)
  • Google ADT Bundle (adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140624 - although to be honest, my knowledge of using this program is limited)
  • Flashify (and Rashr - uncertain which is best to use, although both look good)

My goal:
  • Install TWRP
  • Use TWRP to install Cyanogen Mod

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. My G Pad has a micro SD card, which it can also write to (thanks to the G Pad being rooted). I'm a competent Windows and Android user, but by no means a hacker. If I want to upgrade or fix something, I read read read and try try try. But installing a new OS on my tablet is a new experience and I don't want to turn my tablet into a permanent brick! I have done all my homework, and think I know all the concepts, and generally the procedure. Now I just need the specific files and procedure for my G Pad.

My questions are:
1) Which TWRP recovery/boot image should I use to flash my device? (I tried a version, and briefly turned my G Pad into a brick! Fortunately I tried some power+volume combinations that I discovered, and that seemed to return to the original system.) My best options I have found seem to be:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2551499
plus using step 3 here (a loki-exploitable ABOOT and TWRP)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2698267

...or only:

http://teamw.in/project/twrp2/213

2) Do I need to use an aboot/loki file first? (Apparently 4.4.2 doesn't have a loki exploit? I'm a little unclear about this tbh.)
3) Can/should I use ROM Toolbox or ROM Manager?
4) If you try to flash a TWRP, and it doesn't work, does/can the device just return to the standard OS? (This is what seems to have happened with my G Pad.)
5) Should I wait until the community has more experience TWRP-ing and modding the G Pad Kit Kat 4.4.2, V50020b device? (There seem to be a lot of posts with people installing TWRP and installing another OS.)


Many thanks in advance. And while I am decent with computers and technology in general, I humbly ask to speak/explain it to me including steps you probably already know are obvious(!) - I don't want to miss anything, and it is probably not obvious for me, as this is more or less my first time! If I can make this question clearer, or can provide better information, I will update this comment. Again, many thanks in advance!
30th June 2014, 12:38 PM   |  #2  
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This TWRP worked for me http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2641409 and for version V50020b.
With this recovery you can flash LG based ROMS like LRS G Pad http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2621904
If you want to install an AOSP based rom you have to downgrade to a 4.2.2 rom or bootimage http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2621904 (flash the 4.2.2 zip from recovery , reboot again to recovery , and then flash CM or AOSP based rom)
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4th July 2014, 08:51 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by komos

This TWRP worked for me http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2641409 and for version V50020b.
With this recovery you can flash LG based ROMS like LRS G Pad http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2621904
If you want to install an AOSP based rom you have to downgrade to a 4.2.2 rom or bootimage http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2621904 (flash the 4.2.2 zip from recovery , reboot again to recovery , and then flash CM or AOSP based rom)

Thanks for the links and information! I don't have time to try yet, but when I do, I'll post the results.
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