A Happy LG Optimus One owner’s story
I’m a happy owner of an LG Optimus One: not only because it proved many times to be a performing device, but also because – a few days after I bought it – I managed to replace the custom Android it had on board (themed by TIM: ugly!!!) with a simple and plain Android 2.2.1 Froyo stock ROM. This I did, despite many warnings I read about phone brick and license invalidation. About six-months after, I had the same fever and replaced Froyo with Gingebread: no problems this time, as well.
Last monday, after reading that someone (Android Open Kang Project team) built an unoffical Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port for LG Optimus One, I took a fancy to it…”Danger is my business” – I thought. So, let’s go replace my current Android with the one on the crest of waves!!!
I am reporting the steps I followed: they took about 3 hours, considering also the conclusive phone re-configuration and apps re-install.
Result: a fresh and fluid install on my Optimus One!
READ THIS: DEATH DANGER 😉
Please, don’t take what you’re gonna read as a serious guide to modding (you can find tons of forum posts on sites such as xda): the following steps were just conceived to provide a big and fuzzy idea of what it takes to perform such an install, it’s up to you to search for details!
You’re warned: I won’t be responsible for any danger to your phone or parts of it in case you follow the procedure and come up with a brick or malfunctionings!
- My phone before installing Jelly Bean
- Android version: gingerbread 2.3.3
- kernel: 126.96.36.199-perf
- baseband: V20g
- ROM about to be installed: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean unofficial port for LGp500. The porting is by Android Open Kang Project. The ROM version is the nightly build of Septembre, 9 2012
- SW to be obtained
- Web resources to be read
- flashing ROMS on LGP500 guide: http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/topic/41965-lg-optimus-one-complete-flashing-guide
- Android 4.x ROMs for LGP500: http://droidviews.com/2012/lg-p500-best-ics-roms-series-part-5
- XDA thread for flashing AOKP ROM: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=25182021#post25182021
- Prerequisites: you need to have superuser access to your phone (if you don’t, install the Superuser app)
- Copied Android 4.1 ROM and gapps .zip archives into the root folder of the SD card
- Installed ROM Manager via Google Play store
- Backupped all applications using Titanium Backup and then copied backups on PC
- Backupped personal data and contacts on PC using LG PC Suite 4
- Backupped current ROM using ROM manager and then copied backup on PC
- Installed ClockworkMod using ROM manager
- Rebooted phone in recovery mode
- Made a factory reset/wipe
- Flashed the Android 4.1 ROM from the .zip archive on the SD card
- Flashed the gapps from the .zip archive on the SD card
- Rebooted phone
Hope this helps for all of you who whish to try out Jelly Bean on LG Optimus One!