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ROM Comparison

Links on the very right. Guides on the next post.

I'm trying to make a more organized place to access ROMs, gApps, and other stuff for everyone, even guides for noobs. Here's info on all the custom ROMs out there for the LG L7 700-705, with a database of links. Please tell me if there are any broken or incorrect links, or incorrect credits, and I will correct them. If you have any other ROMs I may have missed, send me a link! Thanks!

gApp links
Google Apps are important for your Android. Includes essential apps like the Play Store

gApps for 4.3 and 4.4 gApps for 4.22 gApps for Slim

Open-source firmware. Well known and popular. Usually more refined, stable, and fast.

10 Jellybean 4.1
MIUI by goxymaster
10.1 (Jellybean 4.2)
Cyanogenmod 10.1 Unofficial by tudorsirb
Galaxy S4 (has 10 and 10.1) by szymel Ubuntu Touch by brambram Avatar Extreme by szymel ios7 discontinued by AmrAllam

10.2 (Jellybean 4.3)
Cyanogenmod 10.2 Unofficial by tudorsirb
11 (Kitkat 4.4)
Cyanogenmod 11 Unofficial by tudorsirb link
Cyanogenmod 11 Unofficial by cr3pt Kitkat Prime by szymel

Android Open Kang Project. Has many different features, like vibration patterns and toggles. Good starter for noobs.

Jellybean 4.1
AOKP 4.1.2 Unofficial Discontinued by tudorsirb
Kitkat 4.4
AOKP 4.4 by cr3pt

Paranoid Android
Offers lots of customability, layouts, and modes.

Jellybean 4.3
Paranoid Android 4.3 Unofficial by pinkflozd
Kitkat 4.4
Crystal Paranoid Android by Cr3pt Paranoid Android by cr3pt

Just the minimal stuff you need but still with many features. Small, light ROMs.

Jellybean 4.1
Xperia Z Slimbean Discontinued by AmrAllam
Jellybean 4.3
Slimbean 4.3 Discontinued by tudorsirb
Kitkat 4.4
Slimkat 4.4 by tudorsirb Note III SlimROM (has 4.3 and 4.4) by AmrAllam

Multiple ROMs merged together to give you a lot of features. However, some are instable.

Jellybean 4.2
PAC ROM 4.2 by syzmel
Jellybean 4.3
JellyBeer 4.3 by bart452 PACman 4.3 by bart452
KitKat 4.4
PAC ROM 4.4 by coderz

Many features, fast and smooth weeklies.

Kitkat 4.4
JellyBeer 4.3 by bart452

Fast and feature-filled. Has pocket mode and dynamic notifications. Built from source.

Kitkat 4.4
CarbonROM 4.4 by codersz

KDZ Format
ROMS compatible with LG's KDZ Updater. No need for CWM Recovery.

V10 Stock by Homero V20 Jellybean by Homero

Jellybean 4.3 Cyan Fox by ArjunrambZ

Universal NFC Destroyer for ICS/JB/KK

A big thanks to all these developers who have made all these nice goodies for us!

Really hope this helps all of you!
2nd May 2014, 05:53 AM |#2  
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Tutorial Guides
Guides and other goodies

Unlocking your bootloader and installing Clockworkmod Recovery
Vital step for flashing ROMs. Unlocking your bootloader is also important so you can flash Clockworkmod Recovery.

You first need to download L7CWM.rar
You also need to have USB Debugging on on your phone, which you can activate by going to Menu>Settings>Developer Option>USB Debugging.
  1. Move the package to the Desktop.
  2. Extract the files to C://, the root destination.
  3. Now connect your phone to PC via USB Cable.
  4. Run the extracted Flash_Bootloader.bat, and it'll unlock your device's bootloader.
  5. Your phone now and should reboot, in which after it's done you can run the extracted Flash_Recovery.bat.
  6. To continue flashing recovery, follow the on-screen directions.
  7. Reboot your device. Your phone now has Clockworkmod Recovery!

Getting into Clockworkmod Recovery.
Okay, now you have Clockworkmod Recovery installed on your device. Here's how to actually get into Clockworkmod Recovery.

Getting into Clockworkmod Recovery Manually using buttons.
  1. Power Off your device, or do a battery pull and wait 10 seconds if you're stuck somewhere.
  2. Press down and hold FIRMLY on both volume buttons and the home button.
  3. Keeping the other buttons pressed, now press and hold the power button.
  4. Hold down all buttons FIRMLY until the phone vibrates. The boot logo should appear and soft button should light up.
  5. If Clockworkmod Recovery doesn't run, do a battery pull, wait, and restart.

Flashing Process
General process for flashing a new custom ROM, but be sure to follow any other specific directions the devs say to do. This is assuming you already have your bootloader unlocked and is using CWM Recovery.

  1. Create a Nandroid backup (highly recommended).
  2. Wipe data/factory reset.
  3. Wipe your cache.
  4. Wipe the Dalvik cache. You may enter a bootloop if you don't wipe your caches.
  5. Enter "Mounts and storage" and mount /system and format /system.
  6. Flash your gApps (be sure to have the correct version).
  7. Reboot.
  8. Wait. First boot is always long.

Here's also a link that explains a lot of stuff like how to unlock your bootloader and install CWM Recovery.
2nd May 2014, 11:55 AM |#3  
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Nicely organized, all simple and nice. Don't forget to add how to unlock bootloader and about recoveries too.
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3rd May 2014, 07:24 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Lukijs

Don't forget to add how to unlock bootloader and about recoveries too.

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll work on that next!
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