After using a phone for a long time, users get tired of the same old interface and if you’re looking for something unique on your LG V20 or you want to get back that feeling of using your phone for the very first time, then you should definitely consider custom ROMs. Flashing custom ROMs is the best way for taking your phone’s experience to the next level and if you want performance improvements along with lots of new features on your LG V20, then I would highly recommend trying out a custom ROM.
If you have been using the Android operating system for a while, then you probably already know about the LineageOS firmware. It is one of the best and most popular custom ROMs available for Android and various other ROMs use LineageOS as their base.
The ROM is known for its unique features such as LineageOS profiles, navigation bar customizations, and LineageOS accounts. You might find minor bugs related to VOLTE/VoWi-Fi and Audio in video recordings is very low.
Installing custom ROMs is a risky procedure and if not done properly, it can brick your LG V20. Before installing any custom ROM, you’ll need to unlock bootloader and root your phone.
- This will void your manufacturer’s warranty so you should only do this at your own responsibility.
- As your LG V20’s data will be deleted, you should create a complete backup of your phone. You can also view our list of the best Android backup apps.
- Make sure that your LG V20 is charged at least 70%.
- Follow the instructions from the ROM’s developer properly. You can view the instructions on the ROM’s XDA thread.
- Make sure that you flash the ROM that is available for your LG V20 variant. Flashing a ROM that is not for your variant can brick your phone. Supported devices: H918 T-Mobile, LS997 Sprint, US996 U.S. Unlocked, VS995 Verizon, H910 (AT&T)
How To Install LineageOS-14.1 Android 7.1.1 for LG V20
- Download LineageOS-14.1 Android 7.1.1 for LG V20
- Turn off / Switch your phone
- Reboot to TWRP mode
- Do not forget to perform a nandroid backup. Goto backup option in TWRP and select all the partitions including System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS and swipe right to backup.
- After performing the ROM backup, go back to the TWRP main menu and tap the WIPE button.
- Next, swipe to Factory Reset. Wait for the wiping process to complete.
- Next, Goto TWRP main menu & goto Install option.
- Locate the LineageOS ROM downloaded zip file and tap on it. Now swipe to Install the ROM.
- Once the installation process is finished successfully, select Reboot System
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to talk to me in the comments below. Do tell us about your personal experience with the LG V20, are you tempted to upgrade to the LG V20 or will you wait another year? I’ll love to hear your thoughts.