Update Verizon LG G2 VS980 to Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean via AOKP–How To

The latest build of AOKP ROM which is JB-MR2 that based on Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean is now available for Verizon LG G2 VS980. AOKP custom ROM or firmware is also build using CyanogenMod ROM source, hence you will also enjoy all CM10.2 features in AOKP JB-MR2 build along with AOKP ROM features. AOKP JB-MR2 comes with various interesting features including LED control, vibration pattern, navigation ring, custom toggles and ribbon. As you see by flashing AOKP JB-MR2 build on your Verizon LG G2 VS980 you will enjoy all Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean features along with CM10.2 and AOKP JB-MR2 features which surely give your using experience a new height. As it don’t come with any bloatware, AOKP JB-MR2 is much faster and use less memory. To install this Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean based custom ROM on your Verizon LG G2 VS980, you must already have custom recovery installed. Continue reading this article to learn how to install Android 4.3.1 AOKP JB-MR2 custom ROM on Verizon LG G2 VS980.

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Some of the cool Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean features that you will enjoy is permission manager, virtual surround sound, an improve dial pad, better Linux kernel, can establish Bluetooth pairing with low power devices, control user account with restricted profiles, trim feature that not let your phone slow with time and more.

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This tutorial is only for Verizon LG G2 VS980. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.  

Pre Requisites:

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2.  Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Verizon LG G2 VS980 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and mobile. [Guide].

5. Your device have ClockworkMod Recovery Installed. [Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean based AOKP JB-MR2 ROM on Verizon LG G2 VS980.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. AOKP JB-MR2 Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean ROM For Verizon LG G2 VS980 [Filename: aokp_vs980_jb-mr2_unofficial_2013-12-01.zip]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: gapps-jb-20130813-signed.zip]

How to Install Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean based AOKP JB-MR2 ROM on Verizon LG G2 VS980

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Verizon LG G2 VS980.
  3. Now, boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume down & Power, when the LG logo appears release and press them again, then press the Power button three times!. In recovery use Volume Keys to navigate between option and Power to select an option. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Perform a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM that you can restore later if this new ROM not work or you want to go back into your previous ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  5. Now, perform data wiping task. To do so, select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm your action. Wait few minutes till the data wipe is complete. Now come back to CWM recovery main menu. Select wipe cache partition and after wiping process done, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping.
  6. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Now, locate the aokp_vs980_jb-mr2_unofficial_2013-12-01.zip file that you copied earlier in Step 2 and select it by pressing Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install _____.zip on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
  7. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 7 but choose the gapps-jb-20130813-signed.zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  8. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot your Verizon LG G2 VS980 and boot up into customized Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean ROM AOKP JB-MR2. The first boot will take time, so be patient!
  9. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Congrats! Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean firmware based custom ROM AOKP JB-MR2 is now installed and running on your Verizon LG G2 VS980. [source]