10 Sep 2015

Install lollipop based cyanogenmod custom rom on Lg g pad 8.3 V500

Lg has rolled out lollipop 5.0 update to its G pad 8.3 v500 tablet and it may or may not receive latest version of lollipop which is 5.1.1.Since it has a snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7 ghz with 2gb of ram it should be able to run latest android with ease.

If you have updated your Lg G pad 8.3 V500 and don't like its user interface much or got bored of it as the ui is similar to that of kitkat and jellybean then you can go for custom roms.There isn't many aosp based roms readily available for this device but most of the available roms are functional as they have less bugs.

Cyanogenmod officially supports lg g pad 8.3 v500 and cm 12.1 is also available.Since this is an official rom we can expect that it would definitely become a base for other custom roms.

Flashing custom roms is a risky process and we personally don't recommend it unless you know how to get back a bootlooped device to normal working state.we are not responsible if your tablet fails  to boot or explodes after flashing this rom.So proceed at your own risk.
  • Check you Lg G pad 8.3 V500 model number by going into about device and confirm that you are using V500 .This is essential as flashing Cyanogenmod 12.1 custom rom on other variants like the lte tablet might harm your device or even brick it.
  • 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 G pad 8.3 V500 to flash cyanogenmod 12.1 rom.
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes contacts,apps,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud networks as flashing cm 12.1 rom on G pad 8.3 V500 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 G pad 8.3 V500 on current Rom or firmware.Just in case if you loose signal or imei  you can just restore it back.
  • Battery: Charge your Lg V500 70% so that you wont encounter any battery related problems while flashing it.
  • You must have a unlocked bootloader to flash this rom.
  • Downloads:Lollipop based cyanogenmod 12.1 rom for V500  (that is G pad 8.3 V500) on your device.
  • Recovery: You need a custom recovery installed on your tablet.

Cyanogenmod 12.1 custom rom for Lg G pad 8.3 V500:

lollipop based cyanogenmod custom rom on Lg g pad 8.3 V500
install lollipop based cyanogenmod custom rom on Lg g pad 8.3 V500
About cyanogenmod custom rom:
Cyanogenmod is one of the best custom roms available in android development ecosystem.They support lot of devices.This rom is based on android open source project with lot of added features. Being an official rom and also compiled using jelly bean  and kitkat sources its quite common to have bugs for sure and you might even encounter force closed if you flash in compatible gapps.But if you want to taste lollipop on your G pad 8.3 V500 then you have to flash this for sure.
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cyanogenmod custom rom lg g pad 8.3 v500

General Features of cm 12.1:
  • Theme engine: Theme engine is from the cyanogenmod custom rom which basically changes the look user interface from lock screen  to ring tones all the way up to boot animations.The speciality of the theme engine is the ability to choose individual elements of every theme you have installed.So you like the ring tons and wallpapers of one theme and icons of other theme then you can have them at a time.Just open the theme chooser and you will understand how to do it.
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  • Performance control:A default cpu manager app to control frequencies and governors.You can adjust cpu frequencies and also set them on boot too.
  • Trebuchet: This is the default launcher that ships with cyanogenmod rom.But if you flash gapps then you might loose this.It doesn't have too many features like nova or other launchers but its simple and fast.
  • Software Updates: Cyanogenmod rom is usually available in three types one is nightlies which gets updated with new features every night and are quite stable for daily usage.second one is the snapchat which is monthly build version which will be stable version and other one is the release candidate.Some times nightlies are considered must stable than the snapshots. 
  • Status bar Tweaks:Status bar has lot of tweaks which include a brightness slider.Slide in status bar to adjust brightness of the screen.Double tap on status bar to sleep device and also network speed indicator for on going traffic info.
  • If you root apps dont work then that is no response form super user it means it has been disabled and you can enable it in developer options easily.
These are the features of cyanogenmod 12.1 custom rom for lg G pad 8.3 v500 and you can explore rest of them by flashing this on your device.

Update Twrp on G pad 8.3 V500 :
  • 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 G pad 8.3 V500 . 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.

Flash Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom using Twrp recovery:

  • Download cyanogenmod 12.1 for G pad 8.3 V500 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 G pad 8.3 V500 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 G pad 8.3 V500 fails to boot remove battery and put it back. Reboot it to recovery and this wipe system  and flash the rom again.
By following the above procedure you will be able to Install lollipop based cyanogenmod custom rom on Lg g pad 8.3 V500 without any issues.If you have any other doubts regarding this guide dont forget to leave a comment below.
Install lollipop based cyanogenmod custom rom on Lg g pad 8.3 V500 Reviewed by Radha Krishna on 15:45 Rating: 5 Lg has rolled out lollipop 5.0 update to its G pad 8.3 v500 tablet and it may or may not receive latest version of lollipop which is 5.1.1....

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