The following step-by-step tutorial will help you to upgrade your LG Optimus G Pro to Android 4.4 KitKat. It’s indeed very useful: screen recording and cloud printing directly from your gallery are added among others. If you haven’t made up your mind yet about installing it or not, keep this in mind: it uses 14% less power.
The following tutorial should only be used for this specific model. We take no responsibility if any damage is done to your phone throughout the process. An Important Warning: note that this is an unsupported build, and you may have some bug issues. You can always revert back to your original one though, so it’s worth the risk.
Before you start: make sure that your battery has at least 60% charge.
Everything ready? Decision made? Let’s roll:
Step 1 – If you haven’t done it yet, this would be the perfect time to save everything you have on your phone to your computer. You know, just in case.
Step 2 – Enable USB Debugging on your phone. Get the USB drivers for your phone installed on your computer, and ClockworkMod Recovery has the latest build on your phone.
Step 3 – Download CyanogenMod11 Nightly Build For LG Optimus G Pro and GApps package for Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROMs. Donwload the CyanogenMod 11 file here, and the GApps pack can be found here. Make sure that the Mod file you are downloading is 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, and remember where you copied them.
Step 5 – Disconnect your phone.
Step 6 – Reboot your phone to Custom Recovery mode. To do this on the Optimus G Pro, you need to press and hold the Volume Up button and the Power button at the same time. When it is done and you see the boot screen, navigate with the Volume buttons and select with the Power button. Select recovery mode.
Step 7 – Do a Nandroid Backup. This will help you to revert to your original ROM in case you can’t get used to Android KitKat.
Step 8 –Now for the data wiping. Select data wiping/factory reset. After it’s done, go back to the main menu, and select wipe cache partition. After that’s done, navigate to advanced options and select Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Step 9 – When it’s done, select install zip from SD card. Select the CyanogenMod file first, and perform the flash. After it’s completed, select the GApps file.
Step 10 – After you’ve finished, simply go to the main menu, and Reboot your system.
Step 11 – The Android KitKat 4.4.1 boots up, and you are set to go. Enjoy!
You don’t have a LG Optimus G Pro, but you still want to upgrade to Android 4.4? Keep searching this site, since we’ll be bringing you more tutorials on how to install CyanogenMod 11 on different devices.