CyanogenMod team released the fist Android 4.4 KitKat-based CM 11 nightly for the LG G Pad 8.3 just a day after the Korean company officially unveiled the Google Play Edition of the 8.3-inch tablet. The CM 11 nightly is now available for download on CyanogeMod’s downloads website and is compatible with the LG V500 model.
If you though of installing the new CM 11 nightly on the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, you should know that the Android 4.4-build is now compatible with the recently announced device. CyanongenMod’s Ricardo Cerqueira revealed that the new CM 11 nightly build is only compatible with the LG V500, which is the standard LG G Pad 8.3 model, but the team is working to make it compatible with the Google Play Edition model, codenamed V510. Anyway, it shouldn’t take them long.
The first CM 11 builds, based on AOSP Android 4.4 code, were released about two weeks ago for the members of the Nexus family and a few other devices. You should also be aware that you will most likely encounter bugs as we are looking at a not-so-stable build. Anyway, the CM 11 is a shortcut to Android 4.4, so it’s your decision whether it’s worth choosing a newer Android version over stability.
If you previously dealt with Android custom ROM installation, you know the drill: root your device (if you haven’ already), download CM 11 nightly for LG G Pad 8.3 and Gapps for Android 4.4, reboot in recovery mode, flash both zip files, wipe data, then reboot. You should be running CM 11 now.
Any of you guys planning to install CM 11 on your LG G Pad 8.3?