Get the LG G Flex Looks and Style on your LG G2 Now with a Custom ROM

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CUSTOM ROM INFO
Name LG G Flex Rom
Android Update Android 4.2.2 Jellybean
Is this official? No.
This rom is a ported version of LG G Flex.
Stability Good
Credits tangjun269

It’s quite a buzz when LG G Flex came into the market swaying its curvy body and quite eye candy looks. If you are fallen to the pretty looks of the Flex, but own and LG G2, here is a chance for you and your G2 to grab a bite of the Flex’s features on G2 itself, including the multi-window, swing lock-screen, etc. features.

So here is a quick guide on how to install the LG G Flex ROM on your LG G2.

Known Bugs/Issues:

(As of December 25, 2013)

  • The LED in the back doesn’t work (The front LED works though).
  • LG video player only shows a small rectangle.
    └ It can be replaced by any Video player available on Play Store.
  • Some Landscape games might not work.

Let’s see how to install the beautiful G Flex Rom on your LG G2.

WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be D802/F320! 

Do not use the procedures discussed here on any other device of LG or any other company. You have been warned!

BEFORE YOU BEGIN..

You must do this pre-installation stuff before attempting to install the ROM on your LG G2  in order to avoid any complications later, and have a smooth and successful process.

GET THE LATEST CWM/TWRP RECOVERY

Make sure that you’ve latest version of the recovery of your choice installed on your device. This helps a lot when it comes to play around with your phone.

 GET CWM RECOVERY FOR LG G2

BACK UP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

CHARGE YOUR DEVICE

If your android device powers off due to lack of battery while the process is underway, it could damage the device.

So, make sure your device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

EXAMPLE VIDEO

If you haven’t used a custom recovery, either CWM or TWRP, before, to install a .zip file of a ROM on anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that, given right below, to get familiar with the process.

Just fyi, the video below shows installing a .zip file (of recovery) on Galaxy S3, but it doesn’t matter as the process remains exactly same. So, once you are finished with video, jump to downloads and step-by-step guide below.

LG G FLEX ROM ON LG G2

DOWNLOADS

Download the files given below and transfer them to a separate folder on your phone and remember the location.

ROM FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | MIRROR | File name: Flex v1.zip (802.91 MB)

For latest version of the ROM, check the original page →

GAPPS FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: GAPPS-Flex.zip (35.8 MB)

For latest version of the ROM, check the original page →

PATCH FILES FOR DEVICES WITH MODEL NO. F320(x)

Download the patch file meant for your device by looking at its model no. If you model no. is not beginnning with F320, then ignore the patch file. You will need to install it in either step 7 (of cwm) or step 6 (of twrp) of the guide(s) below.

For LG F320K Users:

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: Flex Patch-F320K (9.6 MB)

For LG F320L Users:

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: Flex Patch-F320L (9.6 MB)

For LG F320S Users:

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: Flex Patch-F320S (9.6 MB)

Before you proceed, make sure you’ve transferred the ROM file, Gapps file, and the Patch file  you downloaded above to a separate folder on your LG G2.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Reminder: Make sure you’ve installed latest version of the recovery of your choice and have backed up your device adequately (including important data stored on internal memory) as mentioned in ‘Before you begin‘ section above.

GUIDE FOR CWM RECOVERY USERS
  1. Boot into recovery mode. For this:
    • Power off your device and wait for 5-10 seconds until the device is fully switched off.
    • Press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons together until you see LG Logo, upon which, release them both for a second and then press them both buttons again together until you see Factory Hard Reset screen.
    • Press the power button 3 times to boot into recovery mode.
      └ In Recovery mode, use Volume buttons to navigate Up and Down between options and use Power button to select an option.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup And Restore » Backup.
  3. Perform a Factory Reset (This will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). For this:
    • Select Wipe data/Factory reset, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm factory reset (screenshot).
  4. First Install the ROM file:
    • Select Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard (or external sdcard, you know where your files are) » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the ROM file.
      How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  5. Now similarly flash the Gapps file.
    └ Make sure to first flash the ROM file and then the Gapps file.
  6. Now, if your device’s mode no. is either of F320K, F320L or F320S, then you got to install/flash the respective patch file available in downloads section above, just like you flahed the ROM and Gapps file.
  7. Reboot your device. For this, go back to the main menu of recovery and select reboot system now.

That’s all. Your phone will now reboot and it will take some time as it’ll be phone’s first boot after installing LG G Flex Rom, be extremely excited for this!

Note: In case your device gets bootloop (stuck at logo while rebooting), just do a factory reset (step 3) and you will be fine.

GUIDE FOR TWRP RECOVERY USERS
  1. Boot into recovery mode. For this:
    • Power off your device and wait for 5-10 seconds until the device is fully switched off.
    • Press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons together until you see LG Logo, upon which, release them both for a second and then press them both buttons again together until you see Factory Hard Reset screen.
    • Press the power button 3 times to boot into recovery mode.└ In Recovery mode, use Volume buttons to navigate Up and Down between options and use Power button to select an option.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup » and select all check boxes and swipe on the Swipe to confirm option at the bottom of the screen to confirm backup.
  3. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). For this:
    • Tap on Wipe » then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option (screenshot)
  4. First Install the ROM file:
    • Tap on Install » browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the ROM file. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
      How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  5. Now similarly flash the Gapps file.
    └ Make sure to first flash the ROM file and then the Gapps file.
  6. Now, if your device’s mode no. is either of F320K, F320L or F320S, then you got to install/flash the respective patch file available in downloads section above, just like you flahed the ROM and Gapps file.
  7. Reboot your device. Go back to the main menu of recovery and tap on Reboot » then, tap on System to reboot your phone.

That’s all. Your phone will now reboot and it will take some time as it’ll be phone’s first boot after installing LG G Flex Rom, be extremely excited for this!

Note: In case your device gets bootloop (stuck at logo while rebooting), just do a factory reset (step 3) and you will be fine.

SCREENSHOTS

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lg-g2-glex-screenie

FEEDBACK US!

It was easy to install the G Flex Rom, right? Let us know how it tastes to you.

Your suggestions and queries, if any, are most welcomed!

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