3 Sep 2015

Update Lg optimus g pro E980 to android lollipop via blisspop custom rom

Lg has rolled out the android lollipop update to some of the model so of optimus g pro.It is quite surprising that they rolled update to a 2 year old device.This handset is capable of handling lollipop with ease with its quad core snapdragon s4 pro process which is clocked at 1.7ghz and there is also a 2gb ram which makes it easy for multitasking.

If you haven't received the lollipop update but want to taste latest version of android on your optimus g pro E980 then blisspop custom rom is for you.This is one of the few custom roms that are available for e980 which has official support which means you will get latest android updates and bug fixes much quicker than unofficial roms.

If you are still stuck on stock kitkat and ready to try out a custom rom which uses latest android version but not sure how to start and where to end then in this post we will guide through all the necessary steps that you need to follow which including basic one like rooting and installing a custom recovery to final step where you will flash blisspop rom.

Here you will find three steps while you have to follow for sure if you are starting from scratch.But flashing as you know, is a risky process and there may be chances of brick if you do anything wrong. So we are not at all responsible for all the emotions that may rise in your heart if you got failed to flash rom properly.So proceed at your own risk.
prerequisites:
  • Check you Lg optimus G pro model number by going into about device and confirm that you are using  E980 .This is essential as flashing Blisspop custom rom on other variants like the Korean F240 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 optimus G pro to flash blisspop rom.
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes contacts,apps,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud networks as updating optimus g pro E980 with blisspop rom  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 Blisspop rom for E980 (that is optimus g pro) on your 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.

Update optimus g pro E980 to lollipop via blisspop rom:

Update Lg optimus g pro E980 to lollipop via blisspop custom rom
Update Lg optimus g pro E980 to lollipop via blisspop custom rom
About blisspop rom:
Blisspop custom rom is based on cyanogenmod 12.1 custom rom for optimus g pro with lot of added features with improved performance and customization.It offers all the features that cm 12.1 has to offer and also there are lot of cherry picks from other popular roms too.
Blisspop custom rom optimus g pro e980
Blisspop custom rom optimus g pro e980
lg optimus g pro e980 is officially supported by bliss team which means you will have less buggy rom with latest android version.It is compiled by a xda senior member "nerdyblonde",we hail you for bringing this amazing rom for this device.
Features of blisspop rom:
  • Statusbar tweaks: Status bar tweaks include notification count,network speed indicator,double tap to sleep ,brightness control and weather in status bar header.
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  • Capacitive buttons: hardware keys have an option to adjust back light duration of the button and now you you can do various things with the just home key like accessing a call with just a tap on home key , wake the device and also you can set custom action for double tapping on home key.
  • Gesture anywhere:Gesture any where is also available which  makes it easy for you to launch apps with gestures instead of returning to home screen and app drawer to launch apps.
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  • App circle:In addition to this app circle bar is also present which makes it too easy to launch apps with just a swipe from the edge of the screen but  floating mode for apps doesn't work at all.
  • Recents panel tweaks:The recent panel has a button to clear all the tasks and omni switch is present is present as an alternative to traditional recent menu.
  • Soft Navigation controls:You can enable soft keys too if you like them and also set the dimension  of the navigation keys and also you can define custom actions.
  • Theme engine: You can change look of your user interface with themes.
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  • Navigation bar: You can completely disable navigation bar if you dont like or even adjust size of navigation bar.Double tapping on it will put the device to sleep.
  • Recents options: You can add memory bar in recents menu and also clear all button too.
  • Power button: Press and hold power button you will have various options including soft boot ,reboot recovery ,screen reorder,air plane mode,screen shot,user switch and lot more,
  • Animation control: You can set custom animation for app opening and closing,scrolling up and down.There are lot of animations available to choose from.
  • Display and light:This includes live display,adaptive display,rotation mods,wake device on plugging in charger or usb cable,Custom DPI and change font size according to your needs.
  • Cyanogenmod Camera app is built in.
  • Omni switch: This feature is drawn from omni rom and is an alternative to default recent menu.Once you enable it a floating bubble pops up and when you open it your recent accessed apps with be displayed.You can either access them or clear them.Omni switch is customizable too.
  • Other mods include audio Fx equilizer,security options,bliss pop ota updates and all standard android features
These are standard features of blisspop custom rom and you can explore rest of them bu flashing this on your lg optimus g pro e980.
These are three steps that you have to follow so that you can update your device with android lollipop . In the first step we will guide to root your handset and in seconds step we will show how to install a custom recovery and in final step we will help you to flash blisspop rom.

#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 Blisspop rom using Twrp recovery:

  • Download Blisspop 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.
By following the above three procedures you will be able to update your lg optimus g pro e980 to latest version of android lollipop via blisspop custom rom.If you have any important points to ask then do leave a comment below.
Update Lg optimus g pro E980 to android lollipop via blisspop custom rom Reviewed by Radha Krishna on 15:10 Rating: 5 Lg has rolled out the android lollipop update to some of the model so of optimus g pro.It is quite ...

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