LG G2 gets Lollipop thanks to unofficial CyanogenMod 12 build



If you’re itching to get your lick of the Lollipop but have the LG G2 rather than one of LG’s Nexus phones, you can now get your Android 5.0 fix via an unofficial “experimental” build of CyanogenMod 12 for most variants. Keep in mind that this is still early in the game, only 16 days since Lollipop was pushed to AOSP. CM12 is basically a stock Android build, with some variant-specific bugs that could prevent it from being a daily driver for you. Some of the bugs listed in the original post of the corresponding forum thread have since been ironed out, but others remain. Those present in the latest builds (mostly dated 11/19) are as follows:

  • GSM-based (D80x – AT&T, T-Mobile, some international variants): Bluetooth is skittish (video recording and playback bugs are also listed in the OP but have reportedly since been fixed)
  • Sprint (LS980): NFC is not working
  • Verizon (VS980): mobile data is incorrectly being reported as roaming on the status bar

It is very important to follow the instructions in the OP for flashing this build, especially for the Verizon variant, since you’ll need to have the latest version of TWRP (currently Just to be safe, I flashed the Jelly Bean (12b) bootstack (baseband) since most CM builds will bootloop on the latest KitKat baseband for the Verizon variant. So far, it’s running like a champ on my VS980 with no random reboots, no NFC or Bluetooth issues, and no video recording or playback issues. For me, it’s as close to daily driver status as it can be without actually attaining it.

Jeff McIntire
Jeff McIntire is an avid Android enthusiast whose first exposure to the world of Android, rooting, and customizing came in 2010 through the Samsung Captivate. Later that same year, he was introduced to the Verizon community through the Fascinate, which carried him from Eclair all the way to Ice Cream Sandwich. Having tried various ROMs, kernels and themes based on TouchWiz, he took the plunge into AOSP in May 2011 and never looked back. He now happily taps away at his LG G2, always looking out for the latest and greatest, and helping others along the way.

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  1. Although I don’t like CM nor have a LG G2, is nice to see more articles about ROMs on this site. Seems like everyone but you Jeff, run stock on all their devices…..

    1. I’m a cutting-edge kinda guy I guess :D

  2. It’s also on the g3

    1. Yep I’ve been enjoying it for a few days now. Its almost perfect on the G3 minus a few quirks with a few apps. Lollipop is FAST!!!

    2. Where did you find a G3 ROM? If you can’t find the link its okay if you just say the website you got it from. Thanks

  3. Roaming being reported incorrectly isn’t a big deal to me. But does data work? Doesn’t seem like it does. I can send and receive SMS but can’t use the Internet unless connected to WiFi

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