1. kamel alg's Avatar
    Sprint G2 (LS980) users who want to update to ZVG (Lollipop) look here! I
    I updated to the official firmware AND rooted AND SIM unlocked using the following steps:

    WARNING backup EVERYTHING that is on your phone NOW. TOTing to ZVE WILL wipe EVERYTHING.

    1. TOT back to ZVE using the instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2432476
    Get the ZVE .tot file here: http://downloads.codefi.re/autoprime...S980ZVE_03.zip
    No need to unlock/root while on ZVE. If you are already on ZVE just unroot. If you installed TWRP i recommend you still TOT, as I don't know of ways to go back to stock recovery.

    2. After booting up, connect to a wifi/mobile network and go to settings>About phone>Software Update>LG Software and download the OTA update. Install it and after ~20 mins it should reboot straight into Lollipop.
    In case you can't install the update from the settings for some reason, follow these steps instead:
    a. Download the ZVG update from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/spri...e-zip-t3094537
    b. Install adb (if you haven't already) with this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...8#post48915118
    c. Follow this guide to side loading the update: http://forum.xda-developers.com/spri...tions-t3094623
    Instead of dropping into C:\Android, drop the update zip into C:\adb instead and proceed to side-load from there (don't forget to
    cd C:\adb in the terminal).
    3. Device should be running ZVG now. Root it using forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g3/general/guide-root-lg-firmwares-kitkat-lollipop-t3056951
    I used the GUI version. If it tells you to enter download mode do so and it will work from there. After it finishes phone should reboot and be rooted (SuperSU in drawer too).

    4. SIM Unlock the device using this fantastic tool by summer.cat: http://forum.xda-developers.com/spri...anual-t3114446
    Reboot and the phone should recognize your SIM now. If it doesn't go to the Mobile Networks settings menu and change the Network type to Global or GSM/WCDMA, if it isn't already on it.

    5.(OPTIONAL) If you want to play around with custom ROMs, you can install TWRP recovery by installing this apk: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23991606952595532
    And then installing through the app. After it's done you should be able to boot into TWRP by holding vol down and home button until Recovery screen shows up.

    Hope I helped any of you!
    04-19-2016 07:44 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Thanks for the info.
    04-19-2016 02:50 PM
  3. kamel alg's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Thanks for the info.
    You're welcome.
    04-20-2016 07:59 AM

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