A custom ROM for Android is unlike anything else for other mobile operating systems. There is no such thing as a ROM that people who jailbreak Apple devices. Apple devices can bask in Cydia tweaks and browse through the Cydia store, but that is more like the equivalent to rooting Android and installing the root applications from the Google Play Store. A custom ROM has several advantages for people who choose to install them.

Most people enjoy a custom ROM because they give them the chance to upgrade to newer versions of Android and versions of Android that arrive for some devices but not theirs. Other people enjoy swapping the stock ROM for a custom version because it gives them more features and faster speed. There are also people out there installing custom ROMs so they can get rid of the manufacturers skin, remove the bloatware, have a rooted device (some come pre-rooted and some don’t), to increase the privacy, extend the battery life and even to revel in the open source software that has been made by developers doing it for the love of giving Android fans something they think they will prefer.

Details We Should Know

  • You need to have installed a custom recovery on the LG G Pad 7.0 tablet before you can follow this guide to install a custom ROM. Contrary to belief, you don’t need to have root access before installing a custom ROM. The only time you need root access is if you are relying on root apps like the ROM manager to help you with installing the custom ROM.
  • Note that each ROM might not work on every version of the LG G Pad 7.0 tablet. You need to look at the details from the download links that are given in the XDA-Developers threads before you install the ROM to find out which devices they work on and which ones they do not. Model numbers are usually available in the thread titles or the details given in the original post.

CyanogenMod 12.1 (Unofficial)

There are two versions of CyanogenMod available for the LG G Pad 7.0 tablet. The first one here is the unofficial build which means that it is a ported ROM and not officially released by the CyanogenMod team. The other one is the official build released by CyanogenMod for the G Pad 7.0, but the other one is also a Nightly build release whereas this one is not.


Features: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based, improved MMC performance, reduce power consuming, CAF kernel for fastest performance.

Download: Unofficial CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM

Official CyanogenMod 12.1 Nightly:

Features: based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, the best performance, incredible stable, all the usual great CyanogenMod features.


Download: Official CyanogenMod 12.1 Nightly ROM

CypherOS 2.3.2 (Unofficial)

The CypherOS custom ROM is not a household name in the custom ROM industry. In fact, it’s our first time coming across them. Nonetheless, this looks every bit of a great custom ROM for people to use. It is based on the CandyROMs kernel and has work done on it by CyanogenMod, Carbon, Liquid Smooth, Slim Bean, Dirty Unicorns and Omni ROMs. It has all the makings to be something special for the LG G Pad 7 tablet.


Features: Gesture Anywhere (MiGestures), Fling, Smartbar, Advanced Doze, Tap to wake, OTA Updates (not yet), Battery percentage, Volume Steps, Pie Controls, Pulse, Quick Pulldown (Left and Right), Three finger screenshot, Tap to sleep, PA Battery Icon Style, Slim sound settings.

Download: CypherOS 2.3.2 ROM

CandySiX 3.1

The team from CandySix are known all over the world and have created custom ROMs for many devices. They are one of the best custom ROM developers in the world and rival the best of the best. CandySix ROMs are all about fun, exciting, enjoyable and feature-rich ROMs that can offer people something different instead of just trying to create the fastest and most reliable ROMs out there. That said, the CandySix ROMs are reliable too and quick enough to satisfy most people.


Features: OMS/Substratum or CM Theme Engine, LCD density options, Status bar customization, Quick setting pull down options, Time context headers in the panel, Advanced power menu, Animations, Navbar customization, Battery bar, Multi-window, Quick setting customization, Force expand notifications, DarkUI switch, and loads more.

Download: CandySix 3.1