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Install AOKP Jelly Bean on LG Optimus Black [How To]

At long last, the Jelly Bean update is now available for the LG Optmius Black, LG promised announced that the LG Optimus Black will receive Ice Cream Sandwich update but latest canceled this plan, Android development community have been helping Android users since Google acquired it, a smartphone that won’t receive Ice Cream Sandwich update can now be upgraded to the Jelly Bean. A XDA developer member named chenleicpp has just released the AOKP ROM for the LG Opimus Black that based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

The AOKP is known for customizable features that allow you to tweak the interface of your device, you can customize different aspects of it, it gives you fully stock Android experience and as most of you know well that the Jelly Bean also comes with a lot of new features and apps such as advanced keyboard app, advanced camera app, advanced notification bar, advanced search feature (Google Now) and more.

However, the AOKP Jelly Bean ROM is still being updated and under development, which means it might contains some bugs but developer will fix them soon in near future.

Read on how to install AOKP Jelly Bean ROM on LG Optimus Black, keep in mind that the ClockworkMod Recovery must be installed on your smartphone and be sure to make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.


Step #1: Download the latest version of AOKP ROM from here [XDA Link] and Google Apps from here.

Step #2: Transfer both downloaded .zip files to the internal SD card of device.

Step #3: Turn the device off.

Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode, you can ROM Manager app to reboot phone into recovery mode (Note: In recovery mode use volume keys to navigate and power button to select).

Step #5: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.

Step #6: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.

Step #7: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.

Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded  ROM .zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.

Step #9: Once the ROM .zip file is installed on the phone, once again repeat the step 8 and install Google Apps package ( file in the same manner.

Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”

That’s it, you’re done, the AOKP Jelly Bean is now installed on your LG Optimus Black. You can comment below for queries and you can also visit the original thread of XDA link given in first step.

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