Since the last part of 2014, Android Lollipop rollout started though the pace has not exactly been encouraging, to say the least! Apart from a few selected Android devices, others are yet to get a taste of the latest version of Google’s popular mobile OS.
If you are the owner of LG G Pad 8.3 GPE, it should be already running in your device. However, if it is not available for some reason and you want to experience Lollipop, there is a way out. You can manually update the G Pad 8.3 GPE to Android 5.0 Lollipop and it will be stock OS, minus the bloatware.
Things you need to check
Upgrading the OS manually to a newer version in an officially supported Android device is less risky than installing third party firmware in it. However, you need to check a few things before giving your G Pad 8.3 GPE a taste of lollipop!
- Ensure the device is not rooted and no custom ROM is running in it. For stock Android update, using third party firmware is not required.
- As is the case with all OS updates, backup all data on your tablet including media, contacts, mails and apps.
- Ensure a computer and USB cable is ready.
- It would be prudent to disable the PC’s Anti malware protection for some time.
- Enable the USB debugging option in your LG G Pad 8.3 GPE.
- Ensure the tablet battery level is at 50% capacity or higher.
Updating the LG G Pad 8.3 GPE to Stock Android Lollipop OS
- At first, you will need to download and install Android SDK in your PC.
- Then download the Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware.
- Place the downloaded file on the desktop and then unzip it.
- Now, connect the device with PC using the USB cable.
- Access the Android SDK folder and then open command prompt window. This can be done by pressing holding the Shift key and right clicking on blank space simultaneously.
- In the command prompt window, type “adb devices” and then “adb reboot recovery”.
- After pressing enter, the tablet will reboot in recovery mode. In this mode, volume buttons can be used to scroll up and down and power button to select options.
- Select the option “Apply Update from ADB”.
- Now, write the command ” adb sideload 3e00c98ade9ceb594409c8e038739d3e4f3cd1c3.signed-KTU84P.L002_user-LRX21P.L004_user_update.zip”.
- This will flash Lollipop in your device. Once it is complete, choose “reboot system now” from recovery menu.
- Android Lollipop should be running in your tab.
Summing it up
While the LG G Pad 8.3 GPE is officially eligible for Lollipop update, you may still find opting for the manual update worthwhile in some instances. If you weary of waiting for the OTA update or lack access to a speedy Wi Fi connection, this is the only choice left. Besides, you will be using official firmware and so there is no risk of nullifying the warranty or losing Google’s support!