What can I do in terms of customising my LG G2? Can I put on "stock" Android? Or CyanogenMod?
Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK
May. 7, 2014 at 17:42
First thing about rooting your phone or installing custom ROM is to figure out how to go back to original factory settings. Rooting is usually simple, but changing ROMs requires flashing that may wipe all your data and still fail.
For trying different ROM:
- Back everything up on your phone to your SD card or PC.
- Try flashing factory ROM/image first to get an idea on how to recover. This will erase all your data.
- Try flashing a different ROM. Most likely scenarios are forgetting to do exact procedure outlined in installation or flashing incompatible ROM. This doesn't brick your phone, but it can result in endless boot loop or WiFi/data not working or all applications randomly crashing in OS. This is where you will need to flash factory image to recover.
Rooting usually doesn't affect your data and doesn't cause any problem with your phone. However, you will need to flash factory image to unroot for any customer support or warranty claims.
May. 7, 2014 at 11:37
I'm not familiar with LG phones, but rooting doesn't necessarily mean that you are able to install different ROMs. Rooting would allow you full control over all your applications and settings for your phone.
For loading custom ROMs please check XDA website - usually there are guides on how to change ROMs. Make sure that ROM is compatible with your model. For example: you shouldn't use anything from Verizon/Sprint/AT&T sections.
JanSt / MOD
May. 7, 2014 at 12:10
Yes, as CTP said: Make sure you get the right rooting method for your model. (Those can sometime vary depending on region etc). Then make sure the custom ROM fits your very model also. And, oh... make sure there is a safe way to 'un-root' your phone (sometimes you can easily root, but it's hard to go back to normal).
READ ALL tutorials carefully! If there is any tiny little thing you're not sure about; anything you do not understand... DO NOT go through with it.
ALSO: ask yourself if you really need root. It isn't without possible risks. You will lose your warranty, which means whoever sold you the phone will not save your butt for free....
Custom ROMs aside, root enables you to make better backups; you can uninstall or freeze apps and processes that you do not want or do not trust etc... Read up on it yourself!!! That way you will know what you're getting into.
May. 7, 2014 at 17:42
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