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[Q] LG G2 Rom Questions

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22nd February 2014, 06:21 AM   |  #1  
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I am going to be getting a LG G2 Verizon - VS980 and I am fimliar with rooting but not with custom roms. I have a Nexus 10 so I never felt the need to fiddle with ROMs. I wanna install CyanogenMod Release candidate. I heard freegee and root are needed to install something that is needed for custom roms but I just don't quite have a full grasp on it. I am new at ROMs but not at rooting. Could someone point me in the right direction? Also I have a few questions.

Is the VS980 correct LG G2 for Verizon to get downloads from the CyanogenMod site?
Do you recommend any other roms besides CM? I like the Nexus line because it is simply stock android but I do like the feature over overclocking that CM offers I think with its 2Ghz it would be uneeded.
22nd February 2014, 06:46 AM   |  #2  
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If your already on Verizon this about the best android device you can get right now I personally prefer the nexus 5 but I'm on Verizon so no nexus devices for us except the galaxy nexus which i maymake my my backup device oh and if you plan on getting the lg g2 you might wanna get one soon before you get an lg g2 with firmware that patches Loki

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Oh and yes the vs980 is the correct model number for CyanogenMod

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I'm on liquidsmooth I find it very stable occasionally freezes that's with all custom ROMs especially kitkat ROMs sometimes you have to hard reset which stinks but it will get more stable

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If your already on Verizon this about the best android device you can get right now I personally prefer the nexus 5 but I'm on Verizon so no nexus devices for us except the galaxy nexus which i maymake my my backup device oh and if you plan on getting the lg g2 you might wanna get one soon before you get an lg g2 with firmware that patches Loki

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Oh and yes the vs980 is the correct model number for CyanogenMod

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I'm on liquidsmooth I find it very stable occasionally freezes that's with all custom ROMs especially kitkat ROMs sometimes you have to hard reset which stinks but it will get more stable

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I am getting a LG G2 this Sunday or Saturday. Do you think that it will be to late? How do I tell if I have a version that has loki patched on it?
22nd February 2014, 08:36 AM   |  #4  
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I am getting a LG G2 this Sunday or Saturday. Do you think that it will be to late? How do I tell if I have a version that has loki patched on it?

You'll be good to go, probably not going to see an ota until the kk release which could be months away (Yay Verizon ). I just got mine today (Verizon) rooted using this method:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=869
And recovery using freegee. Effortless, and easy. Make sure you backup your efs in the freegee app and there is a better efs backup in the general section that you should do to.

And to reference another poster here, our bootloader is 100% locked. Root is required in order to apply the loki patch to flash a custom recovery. Loki allows a custom recovery to operate on the stock locked bootloader... You really won't know the difference from it being locked or unlocked.


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Do you mind going into a little more detail about the Loki patch? My buddy is pretty into this stuff (I'm not, but I have a Nexus 7 and prefer the stock version instead of LGs), and said he'd be able to help me...well, he has a GS4, and it took him a while to figure out something was wrong with the boot loader (communicating long distance)...now were kinda stuck, and don't know what to do. I'm in almost the exact same situation as OP...VZW G2 that I'd like to put CM on.

Also...I think I may have messed up big time and rooted my phone before making any recovery files...the poster above talking about the upcoming OTA bricking phones....am I just sitting on a ticking time bomb?

Garsh that xda forums noob video is making me feel awfully stupid right now
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22nd February 2014, 09:23 AM   |  #6  
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Do you mind going into a little more detail about the Loki patch? My buddy is pretty into this stuff (I'm not, but I have a Nexus 7 and prefer the stock version instead of LGs), and said he'd be able to help me...well, he has a GS4, and it took him a while to figure out something was wrong with the boot loader (communicating long distance)...now were kinda stuck, and don't know what to do. I'm in almost the exact same situation as OP...VZW G2 that I'd like to put CM on.

Also...I think I may have messed up big time and rooted my phone before making any recovery files...the poster above talking about the upcoming OTA bricking phones....am I just sitting on a ticking time bomb?

Garsh that xda forums noob video is making me feel awfully stupid right now

If you have a recovery

http://youtu.be/ifi-ArGeTzQ
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22nd February 2014, 06:50 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by CombustLemonz

I am going to be getting a LG G2 Verizon - VS980 and I am fimliar with rooting but not with custom roms. I have a Nexus 10 so I never felt the need to fiddle with ROMs. I wanna install CyanogenMod Release candidate. I heard freegee and root are needed to install something that is needed for custom roms but I just don't quite have a full grasp on it. I am new at ROMs but not at rooting. Could someone point me in the right direction? Also I have a few questions.

Is the VS980 correct LG G2 for Verizon to get downloads from the CyanogenMod site?
Do you recommend any other roms besides CM? I like the Nexus line because it is simply stock android but I do like the feature over overclocking that CM offers I think with its 2Ghz it would be uneeded.

You don't need root to flash custom roms you just need to unlock your bootloader

you can find that guide here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2224020

Personally I'd just root it since your new rom will be rooted anyway, it just makes life easier, and there are easier methods of unlocking the bootloader using root apps.

To answer your other questions I don't believe the cyanogenmod installer works on your device but it wouldn't hurt to give a shot. If your looking for a stock android feel cyanogen's the way to go I'd highly recommend it over any stock rom but try things for yourself and see what you like best.
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22nd February 2014, 08:26 AM   |  #8  
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I would not try this on the g2 maybe it works maybe it doesent

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It shouldn't be to late were not expecting an ota till sometime in march you might be cutting it close depends when but as soon as you root install custom recovery or disable ota because lg will push updates to your device even if you say no and when your rooted it creates a mighty soft brick

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22nd February 2014, 08:37 AM   |  #9  
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I just looked closer this unlock method is for the optimus 4g different hardware everything is different lg went the more locked down root with the g2


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