Unofficial CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 for the LG Optimus L5 [E610/E612/E617]

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.

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What’s working

  • GSM
  • Receiving and making calls
  • Display
  • Camera (photos, camcorder & panorama)
  • Audio playback
  • Audio recording
  • Video playback
  • Touch
  • WiFi
  • Wifi tethering
  • Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth tethering
  • OpenGL rendering
  • Hardware video decoding & encoding
  • USB-tethering
  • Mtp/ptp
  • Sending/receiving SMS/MMS
  • Sdcard
  • GPS

What Doesn’t work

  • NFC – beam working, tag untested

Common Issues

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.


Backup Data

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.

Download Gapps from here. LG e612 users need to flash this kernel to get deep sleep working in CyanogenMod 11 ROM.

Steps to Flash CM 11 on LG Optimus L5

  1. Place the downloaded ROM, kernel (for E612) and Gapps zip files on your device’s SD card.
  2. Boot your phone into recovery mode.
  3. Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache from Advanced menu.
  4. Go back and select “Install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file.
  5. Once it is flashed, go back and select “Reboot system now”. (E612 users can flash the kernel before doing this).
  6. 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.
  7. Reboot again and you should be able to add your Google account to your device.

In case you face any issues, feel free to comment below or join us on Facebook to get help from the community.

  • Michal Adamec

    When I root my LG Optimus L5 E460, will my phone faster? thx

    • After rooting, use Greenify to hibernate apps. It will be faster after that.

  • João Pedro Santos

    This room is avaiable to LG L5 II e460?

  • Miguel

    I used this method 2 days ago, today my LG had a kernel panic a few times. Do you know what should i do?

  • Danilo

    work in e615f?

    • Maha Sabri

      Yes but with some issues

      • Gaf6

        What issues ?

  • Netinho Martz

    Have any rom to Optimus f5? Please!

  • Nischith

    SIM card is not being detected after flashing this ROM 🙁
    Ne hacks to make it work?

  • Dam Phan

    Why not E615 🙁

    • Maha Sabri

      It worked great on e615f but not recognizing sim and touch screen frozen
      I had to use it under safemode

  • tk

    pfffff.. i h8 it but almost all the roms from 10.2 and up dosent recognize my sim card

    • Maha Sabri

      Same problem

  • George Thomas

    When should i flash the kernel? before or after flashing the rom?

    • Maha Sabri


  • Maha Sabri

    Touch screen frozen after flashing rom and sim card not deceted

  • remmie ahoya

    Pls optimise it for e615…pls pls pls

  • Akki

    I tried using reboot recovery to reboot my phone using your page’s info. My phone rebooted but it is repeatedly flashing, add a google account, even after me adding various google accounts already. when I enter the already added acc. settings, it says that this acc has already been added and again reverts back to the add a google acc page! Pls help me ! I beg of you!

    • akki


  • Akshat Rai

    sim card not detecting on lg e610 pls help

  • shivam shukla

    Not working as i installed kernel i get black screen after reebooting plss hellppp