BEST GUIDE: Current Working LG G5 ROMs

In this guide we’ve listed some of the current working LG G5 ROMs, all of which are readily available for download on the XDA Developers forum. We’ll go over the steps for installing each and also the main features for each ROM. Please keep in mind that you’ll need a custom recovery and an unlocked bootloader to install any ROM. We’d recommend TWRP and we will be basing the steps in this guide on TWRP.

ROM 1 – Genisys

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Genisys is considered to be one of the best options for LG smartphones for improved battery life and performance. Genisys has little enhancements in actual appearance and utility, but the increased battery life and stock-like experience can often be hard to beat. You can see full ROM information here.

On top of the actual ROM file, you’ll need a custom bootloader for Genisys. You’ll also absolutely need an unlocked bootloader. Follow the steps below to install Genisys

First, power off your LG G5.

Next, hold the power button and volume down.

Once you see the LG logo, let go of both buttons for a second.

Now hold power button and volume down again.

This time hold the button until you boot into your recovery app.

Choose the Full Wipe option (or wipe Dalvik, Cache, Data and System separately.)

Download the custom bootloader from here

Download the Genisys ROM here

Download the Genisys OTA update here

Once you’ve downloaded the three files, you can flash these files within your custom recovery. You must flash them in the following order.

  • Custom bootloader
  • Genisys ROM
  • Genisys OTA Update

After this you can restart your device and the ROM will be installed.

ROM 2 – Fluence

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Fluence works slightly differently to other ROMs because you must download the base ROM and then a patch for it. Whilst this means a slightly longer setup phase, it creates an easy alternative for swapping and switching between different ROMs. One of the greatest things about Fluence is the greater level of control that is lended to the user.

With Fluence, further system sounds can be muted, audio quality is improved and new options are available in the camera. More features have been listed in the image above and on the original XDA developers thread.

We’ve listed the steps to install Fluence below.

First, power off your LG G5.

Next, hold the power button and volume down.

Once you see the LG logo, let go of both buttons for a second.

Now hold power button and volume down again.

This time hold the button until you boot into your recovery app.

Choose the Full Wipe option (or wipe Dalvik, Cache, Data and System separately.)

Hold down the power button to restart it.

Download the HD Kernel and HD ROM files for your phone model (H830 or H850)

Download the Fluence_HD_Patch_14 file

Transfer all three files to the storage of your LG G5.

Use the steps above to access the recovery app again.

Flash the HD Kernel file.

Flash the HD ROM file.

Flash the Fluence HD Patch 14 file.

Fluence will now be installed. You can visit the XDA Developers forum for more Fluence patches.

ROM 3 – RomAur

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The third and final ROM to be featured in this article is RomAur. This ROM features a slightly debloated experience, improved graphics for faster loading times and better camera quality. More features are listed above and on the XDA Developers thread.

To install RomAur all you need is an unlocked bootloader and an installed custom recovery.

To get started, follow the guide below.

Download the ROM here.

Download a 10D firmware for your LG G5. Pick your corresponding country here.

Move both files to the storage on your LG G5.

Power off your LG G5.

Next, hold the power button and volume down.

Once you see the LG logo, let go of both buttons for a second.

Now hold power button and volume down again.

This time hold the button until you boot into your recovery app.

Choose the Full Wipe option (or wipe Dalvik, Cache, Data and System separately.)

Flash the 10D firmware via TWRP or similar custom recovery.

Choose the Full Wipe option again.

Flash the RomAur ROM.

The ROM should now be installed.

You may want to try all three of these ROMs before settling with one, but each of these have a great offering of features and are in working order.

Kevin Arrows
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