LG Optimus Elite Forum

Root [ROM][BETA][4.4.4] CyanogenMod 11 for Virgin Mobile and Sprint 6/27/2014

This is a beta release of CyanogenMod 11 for the Optimus Elite so please don't expect this to be 100% stable. You may get random reboots and lockups or you may not. Before flashing this rom I recommend you make a NAND backup just in case.


About (Taken from Cyanogenmod website)

CyanogenMod (pronounced sigh-AN-oh-jen-mod), is a customized, aftermarket firmware distribution for several Android devices (See above for supported devices & how to install CyanogenMod on said devices). Based on the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers such as Google, T-Mobile, HTC, etc. CyanogenMod also offers a variety of features & enhancements that are not currently found in these versions of Android.

What works:

  • Audio/speaker phone
  • Headset/headphones
  • Calls and texts
  • Touchscreen
  • Lights/brightness
  • Offline charging
  • External SD
  • Bluetooth
  • Wifi
  • Proximity sensor
  • Overclocking
  • Mass storage

What's partially working:

  • NFC ( NFC tags and google wallet are non functional.)

What's not working:

  • You tell me.


  • you may have random reboots or lock ups or you may not.
  • Google Wallet doesn't work and opening it causes nfc to not work until you do a reboot. Will fix this soon.

Want to report a issue you are having with the rom? Then use getlogs.
[APP] GetLogs - Get dmesg, logcat, radio, etc with one click! - xda-developers

Will update this post later

Change Log
  2. 6-27-2014
  3. synced up with latest source.
  5. 5-13-2014
  6. synced with latest source
  8. 5-6-2014
  9. synced latest source
  10. Fixed camera.
  12. 5-5-2014
  14. Initial release

Credits and thanks:


and everyone else I missed.


  2. http://d-h.st/oRA


Goo.im Downloads - Downloading 6-2_GApps_Minimal_4.4.3_signed.zip

Google Maps 6.14.4: (This version is the latest version that we can use without graphical glitches seen in the new ones.)

Dev-Host - Maps_6.14.4.apk - The Ultimate Free File Hosting / File Sharing Service

Virgin Mobile:


Dev-Host - cm-11-20140626-UNOFFICIAL-ls696.zip - The Ultimate Free File Hosting / File Sharing Service


Comming Soon

While donating is not required to use this rom it's always appreciated



#1 phenomx4, May 4, 2014
i cant wait to try it out ill give feedback when its uploaded :p
#2 that1shooter, May 4, 2014
Damn, the day I decide to go back to stock is the day this pops up.
Guess I'll flash this and give it a go once it's up
#3 Inorizushi, May 4, 2014
Downloading now :). Love Cyanogenmod so hopefully I can keep this on the phone if theres no apparent issues.

Edit: Posted that before reading through the whole OP. Apparently I wont be downloading now but I'll keep an eye on the thread lol.
#4 FoxyDrew, May 4, 2014
The build I was going to upload has a problem with video playback. I'm testing out the newest one out now and hopefully it's solve. Weird that it worked before I synced up the latest source.
#5 phenomx4, May 4, 2014
What recovery needed to flash this?
#6 DirtyDee, May 4, 2014
Any that we have will work just fine.
#7 phenomx4, May 4, 2014
Damn....I've been waiting for this one and I don't have an Elite anymore...
#8 Kasenomateru, May 4, 2014
Thank you
#9 DirtyDee, May 4, 2014
Is this still uploading? :eek: eta on when we will be seeing it :eek: just wondering :D
#10 that1shooter, May 4, 2014
Okay, I added links.

I believe I may have fixed the audio skipping issue and video playback. Also had to trim some things to make room for gapps to fit in the system partition.
#11 phenomx4, May 5, 2014
Bluetooth works! Right off the cuff. Great! I haven't connected anything yet (at work) but the scanner spins and it detected a few things I wouldn't want to connect to! Found a BT headset at work and it worked great!

And, I hated that holo button thing (and couldn't figure out how to rid myself of it) - hopefully that's not present here.

I did a full wipe (no biggie since not much set up).

Updating everything.

Some things for others to note:
1. Checking for updates is enabled by default (probably can't work)
2. Reporting to Cyanogenmod is on by default

What I can't find (4.2.2 or Sleipnir had):
1. Settings for making the Apps scroll vertically. I prefer that to pagination.
2. Options to update what's shown on the power off screen.
3. Couldn't install my own ghetto old version of Swype (without Dragon). Could not do this on any of the 4.2.2 releases either, so I may have to give up that dream.
4. Camera - no HDR? When I saw that in 4.2.2 that was amazing.

1. Old Time Radio app (simple thing) fails consistently. I don't need it, but it's nice. :)
2. Phone seems to slow down pretty hard... Garbage collection? Takes a long time for some responses (tens of seconds)
3. Candy Crush is slow. On 4.2.2 it was smoking fast. Performance options, maybe? Related to #2?
4. After a reboot (battery pull, actually), CC is fast. Old Time Radio works fine too.
#12 armymartinez, May 5, 2014
are there any mirrors other than Dev-Host, which is blocked at my school?
#13 ajws7036, May 5, 2014
Download it off 3G on your phone?

#14 armymartinez, May 5, 2014
I would, if i had enough money on my account
#15 ajws7036, May 5, 2014
Do you think when android 5.0 comes out it would be the end to making a ROM for this phone?
#16 Kasenomateru, May 5, 2014
Most likey not unless it needs a new kernel and or we can't use legacy hals anymore.
#17 phenomx4, May 5, 2014
Make sure you close programs you're not using anymore by using the recents list and swiping them away. Performance settings is there but hidden by default. You need to tap the build number 5 times in settings>about phone to show it. The camera HDR is something the CM team has to add. The keyboard already has the swype function.
#18 phenomx4, May 5, 2014
Random reboots... After a full wipe. May be caused by overclocking... Unless the Max CPU Freq is supposed to be 1024 mhz.
#19 ajws7036, May 5, 2014
Idiotic things:
1. Where is the recent apps list hidden to swipe away? Easy to find on my tablet... Not on phone
2. I prefer Swype to Google's keyboard (the keys are bigger and the wrong word handling is better). I prefer the old Swype since it didn't have any heavy Dragon / voice built in. Right now, I'm using SlideIT since it's almost as good as Swype, but much less heavy.
#20 armymartinez, May 5, 2014
How do you add ring/sms tones?
#21 JumpinJupiter, May 5, 2014
The old swype should be in the stock rom zip.
#22 JumpinJupiter, May 5, 2014
I'm pretty sure you can set ringtones with Apollo or you can use any filemanager and copy the files to system/media/audio/ringtones or notifications.
#23 phenomx4, May 5, 2014
The ringtone is not making the correct sound.....
I tried putting them in
system/media/audio/ringtones and notification and i tried an app called Set as ringtone.

It just makes a dinging sound not the music it should play.
#24 JumpinJupiter, May 5, 2014
Right - it doesn't install - always fails. Maybe the APIs changed. Who knows.
#25 armymartinez, May 5, 2014