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Installation guide for CyanogenMod 11 on LG Optimus G E975

The following step-by-step tutorial will help you to upgrade your LG Oprimus G E975 from stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to Android 4.4 KitKat. We assume that you already have Root Access and Custom Recovery on your phone, it would take you almost no effort at all to upgrade to Android 4.4 with CyanogenMod 11.

The following tutorial should only be used for this specific model, including the European version of the LG Optimus G E975 devices, which has Android 4.1.2. We take no responsibility if any damage is done to your phone throughout the process. Before you start: make sure that your battery has at least 70% charge.

LG Optimus G E975

That being said, let’s get into the thick of things:

Step 1 – Back up all your important data. We don’t want anything disappearing by accident.

Step 2 – Enable USB Debugging on your phone.

Step 3 – Download CyanogenMod11 Nightly Build For LG Optimus G and GApps package for Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROMs. These are all you need to finish the job. The CyanogenMod 11 file can be downloaded from here, and the GApps pack can be found here. Before you proceed make sure you are downloading the Mod designed for your device. Every device has it’s own build designed specifically for that phone.

Step 4 – Connect your phone to your computer. Copy the files to either your internal or external storage units. Any place will do.

Step 5 – Disconnect your phone.

Step 6 – Reboot your phone to Custom Recovery mode. To do this, simply press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons. When you spot the fastboot screen, press Volume Down twice and finish off with the Power button, and you will boot recovery.

Step 7 – Do a Nandroid Backup. If you mess things up, or simply are not satisfied with the upgrade, you can go back to using your current ROM.

Step 8 – Once Recovery mode booted, it’s time for the magic to happen: choose ‘Install Zip from SanDisk Card’, then navigate to where you copied the two zip files earlier. Choose CyanogenMod 11 and confirm flash.

Step 9 – When it’s done, do the same thing with your second file, the Gapps package. This will put Google Play Store and other applications on your phone.

Step 10 – After you’ve finished, simply go to the main menu, and Reboot your system.

Step 11 – Rejoyce! You now have Android 4.4 KitKat on your LG Optimus G. Simple as that. Time to hit the town and show it off!

You don’t have an LG Optimus G, but you still want to upgrade to Android 4.4? Keep searching this site, since we’ll be bringing more tutorials on how to install CyanogenMod 11 on different devices.

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The Cyanogenmod is customized ROM package with many other features available in the HTC One series which helps you to reveal some interesting features. Some common features available with it is a new launcher in the Google home, a new app on the phone dialer, quick office app and also screen recording facility. With the launch of Android 4.4 Kitkat Google has pushed the rolling out of its new version for Android phones, HTC One Google Edition has been already updated to 4.4 kitkat. With the update, people might face some problems with installing the Cyanogenmod 11 Android 4.4. Let us have a look on how to install the Cyanogenmod 11 Android 4.4.

HTC One

Pre Installing Requirements:

The most important aspect that has to be kept in mind before going for the installation process is to take the backup of your data. It should be the first step to ensure all your data including contacts, messages and call logs are backed up. It is always advisable and recommended that the boot loader of the phone be unlocked. Once you have followed the process you can start the installation process. It would an added advantage if you have customized recovery software in your phone in case of any problem.

Installation of Cyanogenmod:

  1. The first step to install is to download the Cyanogenmod 11 Custom ROM and also the fastboot files which are the requirements for the kernel image.
  2. The downloaded ROM package should then be extracted.
  3. The fastboot files download will also generate a zip file consisting of 4 files.
  4. The next step is very crucial and should be done with much care. The extracted ROM package will have a file named boot.img; this is a kernel file for your device. Once you have found out the boot.img it should be copied and pasted into the fastboot files along with the already existing 4 files. So, upon the completion of this step, the total number of files in the fastboot files will be 5.
  5. The next step is the initiation of the real process as you have to take the device under fastboot mode. The fastboot mode on your HTC One can be navigated by simply pressing the volume down button along with the power button. This is the first process you have to do in your HTC One and the previous process of downloading the files will be processed on your PC.
  6. The above process will lead you to the boot loader mode where the fastboot mode can be chosen by using the power button.
  7. Once you have reached the fastboot mode, you can always connect your HTC device with your PC for the next procedure. After the connection has been set up all you have to do is to flash the kernel file from command prompt. This can be done by the command “fastboot flash boot boot.img”. But ensure that the command prompt directory is pointing towards the fastboot folder.
  8. Upon the completion of flashing the kernel, system should be restarted and then phone should be disconnected from the system. This process is to simply copy the image for Cyanogenmod 11 on your HTC One device for the installation process.
  9. The cache and the data from the phone memory should always be wiped out before the final stage of the installation.
  10. Ensure you are in recovery mode just to avoid unnecessary troubles and select the ROM files which have been copied from the system to your HTC One by power button. This will start the process of installation and will ask for rebooting of your device after the completion.
  11. Once you have rebooted the system, your device will have the extraordinary feature of Cynagenmod 11 on your Android 4.4 HTC One.

Downloads
Download ROM
Download latest Recovery
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2247902

Rename Recovery to recovery.img
Put recovery.img on SD CARD
Download Flashify from playstore
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify

CHANGELOG
http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/q/status:open,n,z

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The Android 4.3 JellyBean update has been officially announced and the rolling has begun in Canada as of this moment. It will arrive soon at your location too depending on how eager HTC is to push their current version OTA. There are reports that the international version has also started to arrive but a hefty 676 MB file OTA can be a bit tedious. So for those who do not have a Wi-Fi connection and want to update the Android to 4.3 manually, do follow the article and get it. So now let’s check out the installation of Android 4.3 JellyBean on the HTC One.

HTC Onw

Do note that installing updates to your phone manually, flashing ROMs and fiddling with your official softwares could have some intermittent risks. Also considering that this is an official version, there won’t be many problems. But it is always better not take risks. So please make sure that you know what you are doing here. Make sure you follow all the steps properly and it will all be fine. But still just a disclaimer that there are risks involved in this and any damage caused to the device or any firmware or software while you tinkering with it is none of my responsibility. Now with this we shall start.

Step – 1. First of all you will need to download the software. Without that you cannot move further ahead. So you will need to download the software. You can download the software from various sources available all over the internet.

Step – 2. After downloading the file, you will get a Zip file which you have to unzip. On unzipping the file, you will get two files in it with the extension “.md5” and a file with the extension .tar

Step – 3. After that download software called Odin 3.09 and open and unpack the .zip also.

Step – 4. Launch Odin.

Step – 5. Then reboot your HTC One in download mode. You can do this by long pressing the Volume Up, Power and Home button all at the same time. This way you will enter a completely new interface known as Download mode.

Step – 6. Connect your HTC One via USB cable to your computer and wait for Odin to recognize it. A blue box should then appear in the program giving the confirmation.

Step – 7. Add the file I9505XXUEMJ5_I9505OXAEMJ5_I9505XXUEMJ5_HOME.tar.md 5 to AP

Step – 8. Before going ahead and pressing Start, do make sure that the re-partition box is not checked.

Step – 9. Click Start and wait a few minutes until the procedure ends. Do not disconnect your HTC One, be patient. The screen might go blank in this process which is nothing to panic about, it is perfectly normal. During this the new software is being installed and hence there is nothing to display on the phone.

Step – 10. After the process finishes, then your HTC One will restart and then it is done!

Please note some important things here. This is the officially released version of the HTC One 4.3 JellyBean in Canada and many other parts of the world as well. So it is risk free and will eventually come over in your country as well soon depending on when HTC comes into the mood. To check that, you can go into Settings > About Device > Software update > Update. But also remember an important thing that this update is only for the HTC Sense version and not the Google Play Version. Plus this update if for the international version of the HTC One. So if you have a carrier oriented HTC One, then do clear it out with your carrier as to if this will work or should you wait for their own version.

So get the new Android 4.3 JellyBean on your HTC One and enjoy all the new amazing features like the new HTC Sense 5.5 and myriad of other great features, a new camera interface and features and many more.