The LG GPad 10.1 is one of the most affordable large screen tablets on sale today. While not packing jaw dropping hardware, it has a decent set of internal specifications, enough to keep it chugging at a merry clip. However the software on it is LG’s outdated Optimus UI and while Kitkat is smooth on the G Pad, one cannot help but feel stock AOSP lollipop would be the much needed facelift that this tablet deserves. To that end, we have CyanogenMod 12 for the G Pad LTE 10.1 for you to download, and I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say this is one ROM you cannot wait to flash! So let’s get right to it!
- Your LG Gpad 10.1 must have root access.
- You must have a custom recovery installed, like latest TWRP or CWM.
- Your tablet should be charged over 80%.
- Some common sense and ability to follow instructions!!
With that done, let’s get this show on the road.
Boot into recovery mode. To do so, power off your tablet. Press and hold Volume Down and Power, all at the same time. Release the buttons only when the Fastboot / Bootloader Mode menu appears. Use one of the Volume buttons to change the START text to Recovery Mode. When Recovery Mode option is listed in the above part of the Fastboot Mode menu you can press Power. The custom TWRP / CWM Recovery menu should now appear.
Backup your current ROM from your custom recovery.
Do a complete wipe, data and cache.(includes Dalvik Cache)
Navigate to your SD Card and select the ROM zip file. Flash the ROM. (For your convenience we advise that you keep the zip file at the root of your SD card)
If you’re so inclined, flash the GAPPs package by navigating to the SD card and choosing the GAPPs zip.
Reboot. The first boot will take longer than others so don’t worry.
Root : From CM 12 root permissions can be enable by going into settings>developer settings.
And there you have it! Lollipop running smooth as ever on the LG Gpad 10.1
- Ril (no mobile data)
- Wifi is a little goofy upon first boot (may need to reboot during or after setup)
- Screen keeps waking iteself (Temp fix: disable lift to wake in Settings > Display)
- Offmode charging
- Vibration intensity
- Boot animation is slow and derpy
- Selinux is permissive
If you have any comments or questions leave them in the comments down below. We will be happy to answer them for you!