I just started to hack with my Lg Optimus G "E971": thanks to CyanogenMod and to hackers at xda-dev, Android 4.4.2 Kitkat is available! Lg won't deliver any update (JB 4.1 is their last rom) but this phone is still going strong.
Battery life seems great, screen is a sharp ips hd 720p, quadcore cpu, and one can get it refurbished under 200$ now.
To install Android 4.4.2, one will need:
- to root the phone: use Bin4ry's Root script, method0 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2014185
- install a recovery mode - use FreeGee free from Google Play
- install a recovery supporting Kitkat 4.4 - download TWRP from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47233125&postcount=2 then copy it on the phone and install it from the recovery
Then download the following 3 packages, put them on the internal "sdcard" memory and boot in TWRP recovery to install them:
- install Omni 4.4.2 from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=48576027&postcount=641
- install Gapps 4.4.2 core from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2012857
- install SuperUser from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=47233126&postcount=3
optimus g is much more poverful than sgs3 and little not stronger than sgs4. because i know everything about phones. my comment is if you buying lg optimus g its you did true way .its the most telephone i had ever seen.
im tired with the uncertainty of software update. i was using motorola and hate them for not updating the OS and now im facing same issue with LG. if within next 2 months no software update i will not buying any lg phone anymore.. they just same like moto
labus, 05 Jan 2014Take lg optimus g, very High Quality workmanship, superior cameras and digital displaysWhat about Pantech Vega R3? Antutu Shows It's on 4th Place and Optimus G on 6th Place.
AnonD-201825, 05 Jan 2014Hello Guys, I want to buy LG Optimus G or Pantech Vega R3. Which one is the Best? Please Be Honest.Take lg optimus g, very High Quality workmanship, superior cameras and digital displays
I want to buy LG Optimus G or Pantech Vega R3. Which one is the Best? Please Be Honest.
grim, 22 Dec 2013I don't think changing LG optimus F180L to e975 gives a problem. I have an F180L and turned it... moreYaar (bro) , I flashed european rom in my f180 and then flashed F180L baseband. result is weak signals and sometimes zero signals. Please help buddy :(
dose it have usb host if so how can i use it?
and if not is there any way to active
it dosen't support otg (usb hust),it was suppose to support it but...
and i should add its camera dosen't have good quality
actually it's not 13mp
and the battery is not good enough
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2013buy it. you never regret thatThank you! But I probably have to wait for about two weeks
Anyone wanting some help on how to change Korean version to e975 just pm me. email@example.com.
Malarks, 15 Dec 2013me too having Korean version of LG optimus G F180L running Android 4.1.2
The Dialpad is bi... moreHi,
Here's the link on HOW TO CHANGE KOREAN F180L to e975:
You'll find everything you'd need there. But first, READ and UNDERSTAND. Lastly,IF anything goes wrong, don't panic. There are no known hard bricking instances for LG optimus G.
Waqas, 16 Dec 2013My suggestion, do not change the firmware. I have read a forum where people are facing problem... moreI don't think changing LG optimus F180L to e975 gives a problem. I have an F180L and turned it to e975 local version. No issues with signals. As a matter of fact, I could connect to LTE networks and go beyond 20 mbps. For storage issues, all that needs to be done is a hard reset which is fairly easy. Overall, changing F180L to e975 is a RISK FREE process. (Given that you're knowledgeable of what your doing =D)
Hey guys! Do u think I should buy this phone from eBay for about 166$,or ignore it? Thanks for your opinion!
Battery sucks on this phone - it drains to more then %30 when its switched off for 9hrs, doesnt even last a whole day with minimum to medium usage, recently got the battery replaced at LG service center, they said if issue still persists then will have to chane motherboard, well this realls sucks :(