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Marshmallow update on LG Volt, LS740

2,146 52 January 7, 2017 at 10:51 AM
Did anyone successfully updated LG Volt to Marshmallow?
I searched online and did not see info that is worth trying.
Mine is currently serving on R+.
Current version: LS740ZV6. Android 4.4.2
Any tips?

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Did anyone successfully updated LG Volt to Marshmallow?
Any tips?
Cheap phones like this rarely receive software updates, even for widely publicized issues like stagefright and heartbleed (if memory serves 4.4.2 is vulnerable to both).

Buy a better phone if you care about updates.
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Cheap phones like this rarely receive software updates, even for widely publicized issues like stagefright and heartbleed (if memory serves 4.4.2 is vulnerable to both).

Buy a better phone if you care about updates.
What would be that phone, FED free? I am using R+ on LG Volt
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What would be that phone, FED free? I am using R+ on LG Volt
On a budget, probably the Moto G4 Play

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J88G...UTF8&psc=1
don't fall for the lockscreen ad virus discount (google search for adups).
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Ordering direct from Motorola might be easier as you can get a sprint sim card for $5.
https://www.motorola.com/us/produ...o-g-family
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http://androidforums.com/threads/...6.1104094/
If you really want to get marshmallow you can do this. (I did it)
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http://androidforums.com/threads/...6.1104094/
If you really want to get marshmallow you can do this. (I did it)
Thanks
I checked the link - it says:
Not working:
Proximity Sensor
DT2W


So it won't be fully functional?

Did you have any issues and found a workaround of any sort?
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I checked the link - it says:
Not working:
Proximity Sensor
DT2W


So it won't be fully functional?

Did you have any issues and found a workaround of any sort?
It also says you can use the older version in which the proximity sensor does work (he writes that the rotation stops working after a few days but I've been using it without problems for months). I don't really have any issues. My friend also uses this (cm13)
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Have you ever used a custom rom (Or even a rooted phone)? If not, then it's probably not worth it for you to try this.
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Have you ever used a custom rom (Or even a rooted phone)? If not, then it's probably not worth it for you to try this.
Could you give a step by step guide for someone to able to do it using CM13 - I have a lot of software experience - I have updated Android firmware by downloading it on PC first.

I can do it but appreciate if you cold provide clutter free summary/steps to follow.

Appreciate it.

PS: Does rooting/upgrading unlock the phone too?
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Does rooting/upgrading unlock the phone too?
No.
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I can do it but appreciate if you could provide clutter free summary/steps to follow
Will try
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1) root the phone with the kingroot app from http://v.ht/oc6v
2) install twrp from http://v.ht/uhgk (install it with the TWRP app from http://v.ht/a47h)
3) download cm13 from http://v.ht/yjmm, gapps from opengapps.org (choose arm, 6.0, and nano), and the APN from http://v.ht/ox1b
4) reboot to twrp and press wipe, then swipe the swipe to factory reset thing on the bottom.
5) go to the main menu and choose install, find the cm13 file you downloaded and press it, then press add more zips and choose the gapps and press add more zips and choose the APN, then swipe the thing on the bottom
6) (optional) enjoy marshmallow

If you need anything explained just let me know
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1) root the phone with the kingroot app from http://v.ht/oc6v
2) install twrp from http://v.ht/uhgk (install it with the TWRP app from http://v.ht/a47h)
3) download cm13 from http://v.ht/c3da, gapps from opengapps.org (choose arm, 6.0, and nano), and the APN from http://v.ht/ox1b
4) reboot to twrp and press wipe, then swipe the swipe to factory reset thing on the bottom.
5) go to the main menu and choose install, find the cm13 file you downloaded and press it, then press add more zips and choose the gapps and press add more zips and choose the APN, then swipe the thing on the bottom
6) (optional) enjoy marshmallow

If you need anything explained just let me know
You should really put a disclaimer on this and fully explain the implications of rooting and putting a rom on your phone. Bricking it is a real possibility.
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PS: Does rooting/upgrading unlock the phone too?
No rooting and custom ROMS don't effect a carrier lock
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If you use kingroot, please post your bank login here. Thanks.
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