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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tinker123, Oct 5, 2021.

  1. tinker123

    tinker123 Newbie
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    LG Volt
    Android 4.4.2


    In the Google Play Store I keep seeing messages about app x,y,or z not being available for my device.

    Is it possible to upgrade my OS?

    I've read here and there that security measures have to bypassed and that it takes 15 hours to put a new version of Android on a phone.

    Is it possible to download an up to date copy of Android on my PC with a fast connection, then move it over to my phone?
     



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  2. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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    Installing a different version of Android yourself requires putting whats called a custom ROM onto your phone/tablet. The custom ROM has to be made specifically for your device, unfortunately you can't simply download any version of Android.

    First you'd have to root your phone, posts tagged for root in the Volt forum:
    https://androidforums.com/devices/lg-volt.2120/?prefix_id=64

    The two main advantages of rooting a phone are being able to put a custom ROM on the phone and the ability to install apps that require root.

    Two downsides - there is a small chance you can brick the phone, and if it's newer you may void the warranty (wont apply to the Volt).

    The root process is different for every phone, so follow instructions for your specific device. Here is more information about rooting:
    https://androidforums.com/threads/rooting-best-practices.450904/
    https://androidforums.com/threads/root-terminology.443075/
    https://androidforums.com/threads/youve-went-and-rooted-the-phone-now-what.617220/
     
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The LG Volt release date was May 2014. Features and Specs include a 4.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon 400 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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