If you think the stock ROM on your LG G Pad 10.1 just doesn’t cut it for you, you can go ahead and flash a custom ROM on your device. With the availability of root-access and a custom recovery, your LG G Pad 10.1 can now be flashed with the custom ROM of your choice.
Custom ROMs are developed in such a way that they give you a better feel than the stock ROM on your device and improve the performance of your device using a custom kernel. There’s a lot that these ROMs bring for you and the best way to find (or to experience) those things is to flash a custom ROM for yourself.
Before you can flash a custom ROM, here’s how to flash a custom recovery on your LG G Pad 10.1:
Files You Need
- Your device must be rooted before you can do the following tutorial. Please head to our how to root the LG G Pad 10.1 tutorial to learn how you can root your device.
- This should flash TWRP touch-based recovery on your device.
- Download TWRP Recovery to your computer.
- This tutorial should only work for the V700 model of the device.
Installing a Custom Recovery on the LG G Pad 10.1
- Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable. Make sure your device can receive files from your computer.
- Rename the TWRP Recovery image to twrp.img by right-clicking on it and selecting Rename.
- Copy this twrp.img from your computer over to the internal SD card storage on your device.
- When twrp.img is copied, disconnect your device from your computer.
- Launch Google Play on your device and search for and tap on Terminal Emulator.
- Install the Terminal Emulator app on your device.
- When the app’s installed, launch it from your app drawer.
- Type in the following command into Terminal Emulator and press Enter:
- Now, type in the following command and press Enter:
dd if=/sdcard/twrp.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery
- Wait for it to install TWRP Recovery on your device.
- When it’s done installing recovery, reboot your device.
- You’re all done!
Your LG G Pad 10.1 has been successfully equipped with TWRP Recovery and you can reboot into this newly installed recovery using the Quick Boot app.