Verizon LG G2 VS980 gets Bliss custom ROM which updates the device to latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This custom ROM has all the features of the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. It is developed from the AOSP code of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow released by Google.
Flashing this ROM requires your device to be rooted with a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed on it. But it must be noted that once you root your device it's warranty will void.
This ROM has many advanced features and functions that do not come with official firmware. So, if you would like to get your hands on this advanced features and functions then go ahead and flash this ROM right away on your very own LG G2.
But it is not advisable that you flash the ROM for daily run as it is in the initial stage of development and it may have some bugs which will not allow the ROM functions to work correctly.
Preparing your Phone
- This instructions are strictly for Verizon LG G2 VS980, so do not try it on any other device or you may brick your device.
- Device should be fully charged.
- Install LG G2 USB drivers on your computer.
- Back up all the required data to some safe storage.
- Make a Nandroid back up of the current ROM.
- Make sure the device bootloader is unlocked.
- Root your device and install custom recovery on it.
- Enable USB debugging mode of your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging mode.
Download and Install Android based Bliss Custom ROM
- Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Bliss custom ROM from here.
- Download the Google App's for Android Marshmallow from here.
- Connect the device to computer and transfer both the files i.e ROM file and Google App's file to your device root storage.
- Disconnect the device and turn it off completely.
- Reboot the device into recovery mode, press and hold Volume Down + Power key for few seconds.
- When in recovery mode tap on Wipe tab and select the options you like to wipe, given under it.
- Now, confirm the wipe action by swiping the button at the bottom of the screen.
- Now, return to main menu and tap on Install tab.
- Locate the ROM file stored on you device and select it.
- Swipe the button at the bottom to flash the ROM file on your device.
- In the same way flash the Google App's on your device.
- Return to main menu and tap on Reboot.
- System will now reboot in normal mode.
- That's all you can now check the device Android version in Settings > About device > Android version.