LG released the G Pad 7.0 long back in May 2014. The LG G Pad 7 comes with a beautiful 7.0-inch display with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 CPU at 1.2 GHz and Adreno 305 GPU with 1 GB RAM. The device has an internal storage of 8 GB and also supports a micro SD card. You can find a 3.15 MP camera at the back and a 1.3 MP camera on the front. G Pad 7 ran on Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, the device was updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop afterwards but it was no longer updated further.
CyanogenMod 13 official builds based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow is finally available for the G Pad 7. G Pad 7 has got the Marshmallow nightly builds via CM 13 ROM for both variants V400 (WiFi) and V410 (LTE).
Let us now discuss the steps to get this update on the device.
NOTE: This build may not be stable as it is first release, but it will become stable in future builds.
Preparing your Phone
- This instructions are meant for LG G Pad 7 V400 and V410 only, do not try it on other devices.
- Device should be fully charged up to 100%
- Back up all the necessary data to external storage restore it later.
- Make a nandroid back up of the current ROM.
- Device should be rooted and it’s bootloader must be unlocked.
- Custom Recovery like TWRP should be installed on the device.
- Enable USB debugging mode. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging mode.
Update LG G Pad 7 to Android Marshmallow
- Download the Android Marshmallow based Nightly CM 13 ROM from here V400 and V410.
- Download the Google App’s from here.
- Transfer the files to device storage and turn it off.
- Reboot the device into Recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power key for few seconds.
- Tap on Wipe and select all the options.
- Return to main menu and tap on Install option.
- Navigate to ROM file, select it and flash it.
- Similarly flash Google App’s file.
- Return to main menu and tap on Reboot.
- Allow the device to reboot.
That’s all, device is now updated to the latest Android Marshmallow, you can check the Android version in Settings > About device > Android version.
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