CloudyG2 is one of the best custom ROMs available for the LG G2 at the moment. It is one of the few ROMs that has made it possible to give the full LG Lollipop firmware experience on this device. Users were very excited one month ago when LG release the official Lollipop firmware for the LG G3 because the company promised that the same update for the older variant would come immediately after.
As you know, this never happened and LG G2 users got stuck on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. While LG KitKat firmware is great, it cannot simply be compared to Lollipop. The later variant offer a long list of features that KitKat can get only through custom ROMs and mods.
If you want to enjoy stock Android 5.0 Lollipop experience on your LG G2, then you have to checkout BlissPop ROM, based on CyanogenMod 12. But in this article we are going to take a look at CloudyG2. This ROM, unlike CyanogenMod 12, is based on the official LG Lollipop firmware.
It includes all the applications and software features that LG has implemented. The user experience is very close to LG G3, so there is no point to upgrade if you don’t mind the QHD display. The ROM includes the stock kernel, SuperSu, root access and latest Google Apps (gapps).
CloudyG2 has some neat features like buttons combination, brightness and volume toggles, full lockscreen toggles, calling recorder software and Viper4Android audio mod. All bloat apps are removed for the best performance possible.
How To Install CloudyG2 ROM Official LG Lollipop Firmware on LG G2
Charge your phone to at least 80%. This will make sure that the phone does not turn off while installing the ROM. If the phone shuts down, it might get damaged.
Install LG G2 USB Drivers
Enable USB Debugging. Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable the option there.
Make a full backup of the system. In case something goes wrong, you can easily restore the backup.
Installing CloudyG2 Lollipop ROM on LG G2
- Download CloudyG2 ROM and move it to the root folder of the internal storage of the phone.
- Turn the device off and make sure the screen is completely dark. Press and hold the volume down and power buttons at the same time to go to recovery mode.
- Perform wipe cache/factory reset, wipe cache, wipe dalvik cache.
- Go back, go to install zip file and choose the CloudyG2 ROM file.
- Press install.
The ROM will start installing. Wait for it to finish and reboot the phone. Now you can use your LG G2 with official Lollipop firmware.
How do I make the backup and restore from it if somethnig goes wrong
In recovery, go to Backup and select everything you want to save.