It wasn’t long ago when everyone was asking when LG G2 will get the marshmallow update. It even came to the point where hope seems to be lost, considering that LG G2 is pretty far down the line, and everyone thought Android 6.0 marshmallow would only be available for LG G3 and LG G4. LG G3, after all, has already received the OS update.
Such thoughts weren’t exactly unfounded. After all, LG G2 is over 3 years old and was installed with Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. With an old chipset and only 2 GB of RAM, the model was believed to be non-hardware compatible with Marshmallow. There were also reports that Android 6.0 update would not be released for Flagship devices that are 3 years old.
But things were looking up, especially for those under the Verizon network. Just recently, the Verizon version of the LG G2 was seen running on Benchmark tests, with some really promising results. Running Android Marshmallow in a single-core came out particularly well, and scored very high on an LG G2 with multi-core. So everyone speculated that an update will soon be announced.
And soon finally came, which dispelled a long-standing belief that LG G2 would never get Android Marshmallow.
Verizon users of LG G2 have already received the latest Android operating systems.
There is no word, however, if other network carriers, such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular, will follow suit. In case they didn’t, users can rely on custom ROM released by Cyanogenmod to install Marshmallow, although it will only work on selected models.
Install CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow on LG G2 (D802)
- Back up all your files before updating anything.
- Make sure your phone has 5.0 Stock ROM.
- If it is still running on Jelly Bean or KitKat, upgrade to Lollipop 5.0.2.
- Root your device by downloading and installing the root app.
- Download TWRP Recovery and install on your mobile phone.
- Once your phone has been rooted, download and move the following files to G2:
- Newest TWRP Recovery for LG G2 D802
- CAF Bootstack
- Newest CM13
Note: Download files to a device other than your mobile phone, and transfer via USB.
- Shut the phone down and then reboot into recovery mode. This can be done by pressing down the volume and power button at the same time, releasing both when the LG logo appears, and then pressing them again.
- Remove everything from your internal storage, except for TWRP. Update it, then reboot recovery.
- Install the following files in order – CAF Bootstack .zip file, CM 13 .ZIP file, and GAPPS.ZIP.
Reboot. Wait for a few minutes, and you’re done.
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