The PecanCM team that had compiled CyaogenMod ROMs for quite a lot of LG devices has developed CM 11 for the LG Optimus L5 and this ROM can be flashed on both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants of LG Optimus L5. The unofficial CM 11 ROM is available for E610, E612 and E617 variants of the L5 and brings Android 4.4 experience to your device. It is unofficial because it isn’t developed by the official CyanogenMod team, hence you might face some minor issues that should disappear as and when the ROM is updated. At the time of writing, the ROM is good for daily use.
Before you flash the ROM, make sure your LG L5 is rooted and you have installed CWM on your device. This breaks your device’s warranty but if you wish to regain the warranty, you can always flash the stock ROM back to your device.
- Receiving and making calls
- Camera (photos, camcorder & panorama)
- Audio playback
- Audio recording
- Video playback
- Wifi tethering
- Bluetooth tethering
- OpenGL rendering
- Hardware video decoding & encoding
- Sending/receiving SMS/MMS
- NFC – beam working, tag untested
You might see that the camcorder doesn’t function for the first time when you try to use. You need to reboot the phone and try again and if it still doesn’t boot, go to Settings>Apps>Gallery and clear data. It should work well after that.
Since you will be moving from stock to CyanogenMod (custom) ROM, it is recommended to wipe data on your device. Hence, you need to backup apps + data, sms, call logs and everything else that you wish to restore after flashing the CM 11 ROM. You can refer our data backup guide for that. Alternatively, you can create a Nandroid backup using Obackup app. Data from this nandroid backup can be restored using Nandroid Manager. In case, ZIPme works well on your device, you can read this.
Download the latest version of the ROM from the original thread.
- Place the downloaded ROM, kernel (for E612) and Gapps zip files on your device’s SD card.
- Boot your phone into recovery mode.
- Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache from Advanced menu.
- Go back and select “Install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file.
- Once it is flashed, go back and select “Reboot system now”. (E612 users can flash the kernel before doing this).
- After you reboot, your phone will be running CM 11 ROM without Google apps. Reboot into recovery again and flash Gapps zip file just like how you flash the ROM zip file.
- Reboot again and you should be able to add your Google account to your device.
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