How to Install Unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1 on LG Optimus Me P350

Posted on Dec 23 2012 - 12:53pm by Harold Hisona

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XDA Developers recently released the unofficial CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM for LG Optimus Me P350. While this could put owners to excitement, they should know that this is still a very early build and it has been released for testing purposes.

PecanCM, a senior member of XDA Developers forums, said in his thread that this is an Alpha release (3rd alpha release, actually), thus, there may still be a lot of features that don’t work. But the thing is, we know that someone is working on CM 10.1 Jelly Bean for Optimus Me P350. Perhaps, a week or two from now, the official build will be released.

Owners who wish flash this CM 10.1 mod into their devices should do it at their own risks; every tool and mod needed for this process is now available for download. But just so you know before you take the first step, there are a few things not working even after a successful flashing and Bluetooth is one of them. If that does not stop you, then continue with the step-by-step guide below.

Requirements 

  1. Fully charge your device if possible but if you have at least 75% battery, you can continue with the process.
  2. Make a backup of all your data just in case things go wrong during the update process.
  3. Enable USB Debugging.
  4. Disable antivirus and other security suites because sometimes they intervene with the process.
  5. Make sure your device is rooted and that you have installed either ClockworkMod 5 or ClockworkMod 6.
  6. Download this package as you will definitely be needing this: cm-10.1-20121221-UNOFFICIAL-p350.zip
  7. You also need to download Google Apps.

Step-by-Step Guide 

Step 1: Connect your device to your computer via USB cable and copy the unofficial CM 10.1 Jelly Bean package into your phone’s internal memory. But make sure you save it in the root directory because that’s what CWM Recovery can detect.

Step 2: You may now disconnect your device from your computer and boot it into ClockworkMod Recovery mode. You can do so by pressing and holding Power, Volume Down and Call buttons together. If your phone boots normally, try doing this step all over again.

Step 3: Perform a full data wipe and choose “flash zip from SD card.” Remember to confirm your every action.

Step 4: Now select “choose zip from sdcard” and browse through the directory in your device’s internal memory where you saved the package a while back and confirm your action. You also need to do this step for Google Apps only that you have to choose a different package.

Step 5: The final step would be to reboot your device and wait until the home screen shows and that’s it!

For this build, you may be able to encounter bugs every now and then. But know that the people behind this mod is doing all they can to make things better.

Credits go to XDA Developers and CyanogenMod team for releasing and making this build public.

[source: XDA]

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