3 Sep 2015

Install stock based Miui V7 on Lg optimus g pro E988 E980

If you are bored of regular ui that is available on all of the custom roms that are compiled for lg optimus g pro eE988 or for E980 you might have gone for a light stock based rom so that you can have a better performance while giving you a complete home experience.But who stays on a single for long time.At one point of time you will fed up with all roms and search for a firmware which has different ui and better performance.

Miui is one of those custom rom which has a complete different ui which is some what similar to Ios and give you a different a completely new experience than stock or cm based roms.Xiaomi recently announce its latest version of miui which is v7 and has all the features that v6 has to offer and has some improvements in user interface and some other features.

Before flashing this rom on your optimus g pro let me give you some information about this quadcore snapdragon s4 pro chipset device.This is lg's 2012 flagship and recently they announced android lollipop update.If you haven't received it yet you have to  wait for some more time. but till then you can try this miui v7.Being a flagship it is available with many model numbers like E988,E985 and E980 depending on region of availability,There are Korean carrier variants too.

Flashing a custom rom is a very risky process and is much harder than diffusing a bomb for newbies. If you are new to flashing then let me remind you that we are not responsible if you brick your device after installing this. So be careful and follow at your own risk.

Install Miui V7 on Lg optimus g pro E988 and E980:

About Miui custom rom:
Miui is one of the best and awesome custom rom out there.As we all aware of it that it is a stock rom for all xiaomi devices but they open sourced it  and is widely available for lot of other branded devices through official support or even ports.Recently xiaomi has announced miui v7 with lot of changes in user interface but it still has android kitkat as a base.

Coming to miui v7 for Optimus g pro e980 or e988 it is stable for daily usage and has decent battery life too.This rom is still in testing phase and is completely based on stock rom which means it stable but you will not any stock rom features here.Though all features which are essential for daily usage are working fine you might experience lot of force closes if you flash gapps.It is compiled by the developer  "gtbluesky", a big thanks to him.
Features:
  • Face recognition: Default gallery in miui has a new feature which detects face which makes it easy to categorise all the images of a person.This is really a useful feature if you store lot of photos on your device.
  • Video ringtone: If you are bored with the photo caller id and ringtone you can switch to a small video ringtone instead of just a song.when you receive a call a video which you have set will be played along with ringtone.
  • Changes to interface: There are three modes for the home screen which which are focused on boys, girls and business.These modes jsut change the appearance of icons and wallpaper which might be pleasing to your eyes.
  • Font size: If you don't like default font size then you can adjust its size to suit your eyes. 
  • Muse: One of the highlighting feature of miui is its theme engine.You can blends various elements of other themes into one.But if you are not pleased with all the themes and combinations that you can make then you can create your own them with the help of muse app.
  • Performance has been improved by about 30% while  decreasing the power consumption by about 25% which is nice.
  • Miui Launcher: This launcher is completely different from other aosp launchers which you are familiar with.Feature no app drawer and apps resides on home screen it self.
  • Traffic indicator: Network traffic indication is also available for ongoing traffic.Both download and upload speeds are displayed at same time on status bar.
  • Theme engine: miui is one of the first rom to offer a theme engine.There are lacks of themes in mi store and some are paid versions too.Yo can use mi tools which is a modified xposed framework to run on miui to get all paid themes for free.With this theme engine you can change wallpapers ,boot animations,ring tones, navigation panel theme,status bar theme,lock screen theme,icons and what ever.You can even overlap individual theme elements too.
  • Utility tool: This helps to clear cache,virus scan,permission etc.
  • Guest mode: Guest mode is enabled by default and is locked in privacy protection.
  • Notifications: Notifications appear in form of "heads up" which you must be familiar with.
  • Features a do not disturb mode too.
  • Status bar: It features transparent status bar as usual.There is a network monitor too for ongoing Internet traffic.You can see your upload and download speed in status bar.Swiping down from status bar will bring you notification panel and swiping left on it will take you to quick toggles.
  • Unlock your phone when a trusted blue tooth device is nearby which might remind you of "MI band".
  • Permission manager: You can control permissions for individual app.
These are the features of miui v7 and miui itself and you can explore rest of the features by flashing this on your optimus g pro E980 or E988.If you are on stock rom without even root access then you have to follow all the steps carefully.
prerequisites:
  • Check you Lg optimus G pro model number by going into about device and confirm that you are using  E980 or E988 .This rom is actually flashable on all variants of this device.
  • Make sure that lg mobile utility drivers are already installed on your computer.If you don't have then do install them.
  • You must have updated it to official kitkat or lollipop that is already available if you are starting from scratch.
  • Root: You need to have root access on your optimus G pro to flash Miui V7 .
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes contacts,apps,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud networks as Flashing miui v7 on optimus g pro might erase all the data on your device.
  • Backup Efs partitions: This is for those who already have twrp installed.Backup all your efs partition of your Lg optimus G Pro e980 on current Rom or firmware.Just in case if you loose signal or imei  you can just restore it back.
  • Battery: Charge your Lg E980 85% so that you wont encounter any battery related problems while updating it.
  • You must have a unlocked bootloader to flash this rom.
  • Downloads:Lollipop based Miui v7 rom for optimus g pro on your computer or device.
  • Recovery: You need a custom recovery installed on your device.If you don't have one then check this guide on installing twrp recovery on Optimus g pro.
#1 How to root LG Optimus g pro E980:
  • Download towel root apk on your device and install it.
  • Enable usb debugging on your smart phone.Go to settings and then to about device.You will find build number there.Tap on it until you see a toast message yo are now a developer.Go back and you will find developer options.Click on it and mark on enable usb debugging.
  • Open towel root apk and you will notice a tab which says make it ra 1n.Click on it and wait for the process to complete.
  • Once the process completes just reboot the device.
  • Download and install busy box and super user from playstore for full root access.
#2 Installing Twrp on Optimus g Pro e980:
  • Open playstore on your handset and search for an app called freegee.
  • Install app and run it.If it asks root access grant permission always.It downloads supported devices list and let it be done.
  • Once list is downloaded you will see various options select backup efs first.
  • Now select twrp recovery and confirm to flash it.
  • Once it is flashed yo can reboot to recovery.Freegee might not install latest one so yo need to flash latest official one again using official app.For a latest recovery follow below steps.
  • Open playstore app and search for twrp manager app.
  • Download app and open it.
  • If you are asked to grant super user permissions.Simply grant always.
  • Once you grant the permissions do a swipe from the left and you will find several options.
  • Choose the options "Install twrp" and you will be greeted with two more options.One is  device name  and other to install.
  • Click device name and scroll down  and you will find optimus g pro e980. Click on it.
  • Now choose which version to be installed and then click on install recovery.
  • App downloads it and flashes it.
  • Once done you can reboot to recovery from the app itself.


#3 Flash Miui v7 using Twrp recovery:

  • Download Miui v7 custom rom for optimus g pro and Gapps transfer them to sdcard or internal storage of device.
  • Power of the device completely and wait for few seconds to confirm that it is completely off.
  • Using button combinations reboot into recovery or use quick boot app to enter recovery
  • Once you are in recovery backup existing rom first. It might about 5 minutes for backup to complete and do not interrupt backup process.
  • Click on back and choose advance wipe option.
  • Select data,system,cache,dalvik cache and swipe to confirm wipe.
  • Once you have wiped required partitions go back and click on install.
  • Navigate to location where you have placed your Optimus G pro rom and select it.
  • Swipe to confirm flash and wait for 5 minutes for process to complete.
  • Again click on install and select gapps this time,swipe to confirm to flash.
  • Once gapps are flashed reboot to system.Wait at least 15 minutes for initial boot to complete and once done you can explore its features.
  • If your optimus G pro fails to boot remove battery and put it back. Reboot it to recovery and this wipe system  and flash the rom again.
Final words on miui v7 for optimus g pro:

By following the above three procedures you will be able to install Miui V7 on lg optimus g pro e980 or E988.If you experience any signal issue that lost your imei then you have to flash this rom with cwm recovery.If you have imei but lost signal then go to settings and then to lg settings.You will find service menu change subscription from NV to USIM.You will receive network signal again. If you have any important points to ask then do leave a comment below.
Install stock based Miui V7 on Lg optimus g pro E988 E980 Reviewed by Radha Krishna on 23:56 Rating: 5 If you are bored of regular ui that is available on all of the custom roms that are compiled for lg...

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