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Default [GUIDE] AOSPify L5ii(E460)

Unfortunately for us holders of the L5ii, Mediatek seldom release any sources. Because of this, it's extremely difficult -if not impossible- to create custom kernels for our devices. This also means we cannot install custom recoveries and installing a custom ROM is almost incredibly difficult and time consuming. I've created a work around that'll give an AOSP feel for the mean time. I've basically been decompiling and modifying the system apks, and it's been doing the job nicely. Let's jump in.



This is still very much a work in progress, as there are a lot of files to edit. Patience is a virtue


Requirements:
LG L5ii(I've only tested it on the E460, so I'm not sure if it'll work on other models. Feel free to try)
Root Access + Superuser
Root-Capable File Manager (I use Root Explorer but any should work)
Optional - Titanium Backup Pro
You have read through the whole thread, including the instructions, before following them.


Disclaimer-
I am not responsible for breaking/damaging/bricking your device. You are changing system files, and any files you change, you are solely responsible for. Proceed with caution.

This is a fairly simple install.
1. Make a full backup of your phone's internal storage. All of it. Just in case something goes wrong.
2. Download and extract the .zip file attached to this thread.
3. Copy the 'system' folder onto your SD card, and then to the root of your phone's storage. Grant root access to your file manager if it is requested. It may also ask to re-mount the partition, click okay if it does.
4. Reboot your phone. When it boots up, it should say something along the lines of "Android is upgrading". Wait for it to boot, and the changes should have been made.

Optional:
I'd also recommend installing the Google Keyboard, and an AOSP-based launcher such as Nova Launcher or Holo Launcher. Convert these to System Apps using Titanium BackUp. You may also wish to delete the 'old' system apps from your phone. At the moment, I've found it is safe to delete "CameraApp3.apk", "Gallerybin.apk" and(They're too big to attach, so I have to wait till I can post external links) "Calculatorbin.apk" as AOSP equivalents are included. If you install the Google Keyboard and alternative launcher and have them set as System Apps, I've found it's also safe to delete "LGEIMEbin.apk" and "LGHome3a.apk". Though, make sure you set them as their respective defaults before hand. This is especially vital for Google Keyboard.

5. Reboot once more, just to be sure that everything sets in. Then, you're done.

What's Currently Changed:
Status Bar and parts of it's 'expanded' state
AOSP Camera+Gallery
AOSP Calculator
'Google Play Edition' boot animation
Sun Beam/Phase Beam live wallpapers

What's Currently Being Done:
Other parts of the status bar + 'expanded' state
System dialogues

What's Planned to be Changed:
Settings
Messaging
Dialer + Contacts
AOSP Browser
Clock
Lock Screen
Calendar
Email
Anything else that I'm capable of changing/AOSPifying
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Unfortunately for us holders of the L5ii, Mediatek seldom release any sources. Because of this, it's extremely difficult -if not impossible- to create custom kernels for our devices. This also means we cannot install custom recoveries and installing a custom ROM is almost incredibly difficult and time consuming. I've created a work around that'll give an AOSP feel for the mean time. I've basically been decompiling and modifying the system apks, and it's been doing the job nicely. Let's jump in.



This is still very much a work in progress, as there are a lot of files to edit. Patience is a virtue


Requirements:
LG L5ii(I've only tested it on the E460, so I'm not sure if it'll work on other models. Feel free to try)
Root Access + Superuser
Root-Capable File Manager (I use Root Explorer but any should work)
Optional - Titanium Backup Pro
You have read through the whole thread, including the instructions, before following them.


Disclaimer-
I am not responsible for breaking/damaging/bricking your device. You are changing system files, and any files you change, you are solely responsible for. Proceed with caution.

This is a fairly simple install.
1. Make a full backup of your phone's internal storage. All of it. Just in case something goes wrong.
2. Download and extract the .zip file attached to this thread.
3. Copy the 'system' folder onto your SD card, and then to the root of your phone's storage. Grant root access to your file manager if it is requested. It may also ask to re-mount the partition, click okay if it does.
4. Reboot your phone. When it boots up, it should say something along the lines of "Android is upgrading". Wait for it to boot, and the changes should have been made.

Optional:
I'd also recommend installing the Google Keyboard, and an AOSP-based launcher such as Nova Launcher or Holo Launcher. Convert these to System Apps using Titanium BackUp. You may also wish to delete the 'old' system apps from your phone. At the moment, I've found it is safe to delete "CameraApp3.apk", "Gallerybin.apk" and(They're too big to attach, so I have to wait till I can post external links) "Calculatorbin.apk" as AOSP equivalents are included. If you install the Google Keyboard and alternative launcher and have them set as System Apps, I've found it's also safe to delete "LGEIMEbin.apk" and "LGHome3a.apk". Though, make sure you set them as their respective defaults before hand. This is especially vital for Google Keyboard.

5. Reboot once more, just to be sure that everything sets in. Then, you're done.

What's Currently Changed:
Status Bar and parts of it's 'expanded' state
AOSP Camera+Gallery
AOSP Calculator
'Google Play Edition' boot animation
Sun Beam/Phase Beam live wallpapers

What's Currently Being Done:
Other parts of the status bar + 'expanded' state
System dialogues

What's Planned to be Changed:
Settings
Messaging
Dialer + Contacts
AOSP Browser
Clock
Lock Screen
Calendar
Email
Anything else that I'm capable of changing/AOSPifying
Yo bro thanks working On lG l5 e450 even .... Btw only problem If u can change thse status bar icons and that ugly setting icon in notification panel .. To something els i will b greatful ... :thumbup:

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Bro Touchwiz launcher dosent work .. And bro u need ti change permission to rw--r--r for apps .. Oh yea Browser Crashes on Start only .. Fix aspa . Beta tester

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Hello thanks for sharing its nice to here of some mods for the l5ii. My browser seems to force close, and the status bar dissapeares after replacing these apps do you possibly know how to fix this? Nice work on the boot animation.
 
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Unfortunately for us holders of the L5ii, Mediatek seldom release any sources.
lg has released sources for our firmware. doesn't it contain kernel sources?
https://www.lg.com/global/support/op...Id=CAT00000002
 
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Hey man, thanks for sharing, I like the AOSP look way more than LG look....



I also managed to make the AOSP lockscreen look like this: (Im still fighting to remove the ugly emergency button)



Ask me if you want the files or the instructions!
 
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Hey man, thanks for sharing, I like the AOSP look way more than LG look....



I also managed to make the AOSP lockscreen look like this: (Im still fighting to remove the ugly emergency button)



Ask me if you want the files or the instructions!
can you make a transparent status bar??
 
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can you make a transparent status bar??
The easiest way I found for trans statusbar is Xposed and Gravitybox. It has the option to adjust transparency.
 
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Very nice, indeed it work on the E450.
How ever i have a question.
What is the LG stock "apk" that is in charge of the status bar and notification tray. I ask since i use it stock (without your changed) on my 2nd device and i have tinted status bar for a kitkat effect.

It work fine but when i pull down the notification tray, it is black (almost Holo theme) but the bar it self...that is semi-transparent as kitkat.
I could fix it if i found the statusbar "apk" or the one that is in charge of it to add the black collor on tinted statusbar options.

Sorry to ask such a non related question. But as you did change the stock, i was hoping you could share a light = )

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