[How to] Update AT&T LG Optimus G E970 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat with AOKP ROM

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CUSTOM ROM INFO
Name AOKP 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 AOKP TEAM, Paulicat

  Known Issues/bugs

[As of January 4, 2014]

  • 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 OPTIMUS G E970 AOKP 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 E970!

DO NOT use the procedures discussed here on any other LG Optimus G variants (like Sprint, Verizon) 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 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 G E970, check the links below:

 LATEST CWM RECOVERY AND GUIDE

 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: aokp_geeb_kitkat_unofficial_2014-01-02.zip (173.82 MB)

 GAPPS FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: 12-14_GApps_Standard_4.4.2_signed.zip(75.5 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.

GUIDE FOR TWRP RECOVERY
  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 AOKP 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!

7 Comment

  1. Sam says: Reply

    wifi is not trning on after installing it on LG G E970 AT&T. any fix or workaround?

  2. SIAVASH says: Reply

    it works great !
    every thing works and i like it so much !
    thank you and appreciate !

  3. Sanzhar says: Reply

    How About LS 970 ???

  4. harsh says: Reply

    what are the features of this rom?

  5. Rash says: Reply

    Are their any issues with this ROM before I talke a plunge like W-f-i, Cell singal loss, bluetooth, autdio,etc…Appreciate feedback.. Thanks.

  6. Nice says: Reply

    The battery percentage didn’t work correctly. It would show 0% at times when it was almost full. The Google launcher didn’t work when I said ok Google. I also kept getting a error message that play music search was not working. Could I have need to re-install GAPPs?

    1. Fredrick Becker says: Reply

      Mine is showing only discharge also. Shows battery losing charge even when connected to charger. Using battery doctor to monitor.

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