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Install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop CM12.1 Nightly on LG G3 -VS985 Verizon

Lollipop CM12.1 Nightly on LG G3

Hi friends, good news for LG G3 Verizon users, as CM12.1 based Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Custom ROM is now available for LG G3 Verizon VS985. If your device has already installed latest version of Custom Recovery such as CWM or TWRP, then you can download and install this updated Custom ROM on your smartphone LG G3 Verizon, also our this guide is about how to Install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop CM12.1 Nightly on LG G3 -VS985 Verizon
LG G3 Verizon is one of the latest smartphone, accomplished by powerful hardware properties which can run this Custom ROM smoothly. This updated Custom ROM Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has some rich features such as device protection setup, quick setting panels, improved sound and volume quality and many more…

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Disclaimer: This guide is for LG G3-VS985 Verizon only, don’t try this guide on any other android device. Also, we (guidebeats.com) are not to be held responsible for any damage caused by following this tutorial, try this on your own risk. However, we have never noticed any kind of damage by following this guide.

 

Pre-Requisites:

  1. Take a complete backup of your important data
  2. Your smartphone battery has at least 70% charging level.
  3. Install USB Driver for LG G3 VS985 Verizon on your PC. Click here to download
  1. Enable USB Debugging from (Settings >Developer Options> USB Debugging Mode)
  2. You have latest custom recovery installed in your smartphone LG G3-vs985
  3. Download CM 12.1 nightly for your LG G3-vs985 (Click here to download)
  1. Download Google Apps for your LG G3-vs985 (Click here to download)

 

 

Steps to Install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop CM12.1 Nightly on LG G3 -VS985 Verizon

Tutorial for CWM Recovery Users:

Step 1. Copy downloaded zip files to your device SD Card (Don’t unzip/ don’t place any file in the folder)

Step 2. Unplug your smartphone from your PC and switch off.

Step 3. Now boot your phone in Recovery Mode

* Press and hold volume down+ Power button > release after LG logo appears, and press them again, > press power button three times.

* Use Volume UP and DOWN keys for navigation in the options here

Step 4. Create an image/backup of your existing ROM by Nandroid backup of this ROM. Which you will restore if there is any issue in this new ROM

* On the recovery mode screen select backup and restore > select backup > Go back after backup                     completion

Step 5. Perform data Wiping task

i) On the recovery mode screen select Wipe data/Factory reset > select YES > go back

ii) On the recovery mode screen select Wipe cache partition > go back

iii) On the recovery mode screen under Advance option select Wipe Dalvik Cache > go back

Step 6.  Now select Install Zip from SD Card > Choose zip from sd card > locate the CM12.1 Nightly zip file> Press power button to select> Click YES-Install_______.zip to confirm ROM installation.

Step 7. After ROM installation finished, repeat step 6 once more but this time choose gapps-lg-20141212.zip to install the Google apps package.

Step 8. NOW repeat Step 4 once again to create image of this new ROM and go back to main recovery menu

Step 9. Now select Reboot System to reboot LG G3 into new installed android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM.

Returning on Previous ROM:  boot into recovery mode, select backup and restore then select previous ROM backup from the list to restore your previous ROM.

 

Tutorial for TWRP Recovery Users:

Perform step1, step2, step3 and step4 as for CWM Recovery Users

Step5. Perform Factory Reset to do this Tap on Wipe > at the bottom of screen tap on “Swipe to factory reset” option

Step6. Tap on “Install” and locate the CM 12.1 Nightly____.zip file and tap on it.

Step7. Now tap on “Add More Zips” then locate and tap on gapps-lp-20141212-signed.zip

Step8. Now at the bottom of the screen tap on the “Swipe” to confirm installation and begin flashing.

Step9. After flashing finished go back to main recovery menu and tap on reboot and tap again on System to reboot your LG G3 into new flashed Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM

Returning on Previous ROM:  boot into recovery mode, select Backup” and then “Restore”  then select previous ROM backup to restore your previous ROM.

 

 

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