LG Optimus One P500 gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update with CM11 ROM

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CUSTOM ROM INFO
Name CyanogenMod 11 ROM
Android Version Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Launched on Dec 9 by Google)
Is this official? No.
Stability Can be used as a daily driver.
Credits CM TEAM, mukulsoni

  Known Issues/bugs

[As of December 30, 2013]

  • No known issues yet.

 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.

 LG OPTIMUSE ONE P500 CM11 ROM INSTALLATION

Before you begin with guide instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

  STEP 0: 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 the model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be p500!

DO NOT use the procedures discussed here on any other LG Optimus One variants (like p501) or any other device of LG or any other company. You have been warned!

 STEP 1: BACKUP 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

  STEP 2: INSTALL THE LATEST CWM/TWRP RECOVERY

 Skip this step if you you already have latest version of CWM recovery installed on your device.

Make sure that you’ve latest version of the recovery of your choice installed on your device.

Older versions of both CWM and TWRP recoveries are not working with Android 4.4 based ROMs, throwing installation errors and WiFi bugs, therefore you need to use the latest version of either recovery. We believe TWRP v2.6.3.0 and above, and CWM v6.0.4.3 and above are working fine with Android 4.4 ROMs.

If you need help with installing a recovery on your LG Optimus One P500, check the links below:

 LATEST CWM RECOVERY

 STEP 3: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

DOWNLOADS

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

 ROM FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: cm-11-p500.zip (94.69 MB)

 GAPPS FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: gapps-kk-20131119.zip(123.7 MB)

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

Be sure to transfer the ROM and Gapps files you downloaded above to your phone and remember the location of the files. You will need to flash them now on your device using either of ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP recovery.

We’ve got separate guide for CWM and TWRP recovery, so use the guide relevant to the recovery you have installed on your device.

 GUIDE FOR CWM RECOVERY

 Example video: If you haven’t used CWM recovery before to install a .zip file of a ROM or anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. Click here to watch the video

  1. Boot into recovery mode. If you’re rooted, the easiest way to boot into recovery mode would be using the QuickBoot app. If not rooted, then follow the instructions below:
    • Power off your device and wait for 5-10 seconds until the device is fully switched off.
    • Press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power button together and release them as soon as you see the LG logo.
      └ 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. 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 Android 4.4.2, 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.

icon-list-ol GUIDE FOR TWRP RECOVERY USERS
  1. Boot into recovery mode. If you’re rooted, the easiest way to boot into recovery mode would be using the QuickBoot app. If not rooted, then follow the instructions below:
    • Power off your device and wait for 5-10 seconds until the device is fully switched off.
    • Press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power button together and release them as soon as you see the LG logo.
      └ 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. 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 Android 4.4.2, 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.

FEEDBACK US!

It was easy to install CM11 ROM, based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, right? Let us know how it is to your liking in comments below.

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

10 Comment

  1. dan says: Reply

    the rom install compled , but the gapps failed, please help me

  2. henock says: Reply

    does the file manager acces sd card

  3. androidicssoftwares says: Reply

    the rom install compled , but the gapps failed, please help me
    how to install gapps

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Make sure your gapps download is fine, that is, it’s not corrupted. Download it again, perhaps.
      And, you can also try these Gapps: http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23308990704255245

      And it’s booting up fine for you, right?

      1. androidicssoftwares says: Reply

        i’m trying on lg optimus one p500 rom installing but when im trying to install gapps is showing aborted……….can u say what’s the matter

  4. Juan Manuel Magaña Zarate says: Reply

    Hi I want to upgrade from cm9 with android 4.0.4 to this cm11 which looks great I hace the ROM installer app with goo mánager but no luck in upgrading. to TWRP any idea in how to get it and if I want to upgrade do I still have to back-up or install cm 11 on top of cm9 ??

  5. Sandy says: Reply

    working for anyone ???

  6. Thyago Fernandes says: Reply

    Has the Portuguese language?

  7. LoSpaccino says: Reply

    hey men, the rom is set only in private mode anyone could pass me it ?

  8. Ivan says: Reply

    besides the gapps failed, it doesn’t recognize mi chip….i have to go back to the original..

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